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To Know As We Are Known: Education As a Spiritual Journey
To Know As We Are Known
Education As a Spiritual Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0060664517
This primer on authentic education explores how mind and heart can work together in the learning process. Moving beyond the bankruptcy of our current model of education, Parker Palmer finds the soul of education through a lifelong cultivation of the wisdom each of us possesses and can share to benefit others.
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Book of Virtues
A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 0671683063
A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology
Revolutionary Voices
A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 1555835589
An anthology of stories by gay youth reveal their fears and joyous moments as they attempt to survive and thrive in a homophobic society.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Paperback      ISBN: 0865714487
With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers’ bestseller for 10 years! Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. This second edition describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto’s "guerrilla teaching." John Gatto has been a teacher for 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. His other titles include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).
Making the Peace: A 15-Session Violence Prevention Curriculum for Young People
Making the Peace
A 15-Session Violence Prevention Curriculum for Young People
Paperback      ISBN: 0897932056
Making the Peace is written to help high school students break away from violence, develop self-esteem, and regain a sense of community. It provides photographs, illustrations, exercises, role-plays, in-class handouts, homework sheets, and discussion guidelines to explore issues such as dating violence, gangs, interracial tension, suicide, sexual harassment, and the social roots of violence.
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century Enland
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew
From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century Enland
Paperback      ISBN: 0671882368
Offering a vivid picture, organized by subject area, of what nineteenth-century English life was really like, a one-of-a-kind reference casts an illuminating light on the era's manners, morals, and institutions. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind: A Guide to Right Brain/Left Brain Education
Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind
A Guide to Right Brain/Left Brain Education
Paperback      ISBN: 0671622390
Discusses the functions of the hemispheres of the brain and recommends teaching techniques using the right half of the brain to stimulate creativity and improve learning
Growing Up With Dick and Jane: Learning and Living the American Dream
Growing Up With Dick and Jane
Learning and Living the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0006492460
They're back! Growing Up with Dick and Jane reunites us with two old friends, Dick and Jane, who, for forty years, taught so many of us to read. Here's the all American brother and sister team. Look! It's Dick, in his striped polo shirts and shorts, always ready for an adventure. Look! Look! It's Jane, in her pretty dresses, eager to have fun and learn about life. There's silly, mischievous Baby Sally, and Spot, America's favorite spaniel. Growing Up with Dick and Jane brings to life the cast of characters who are emblems of the American Dream. And side by side with the story of Dick and Jane is an entertaining and informative text that tracks important historical, social and educational events of the "Dick and Jane era." Here's your chance to step back into the innocent watercolor world of Dick and Jane, where night never comes, knees never scrape, parents never yell and the fun never stops. Remember holding a Dick and Jane primer for the first time and the thrill you felt when you knew you could read? Growing Up with Dick and Jane traces the Dick and Jane phenomenon from their birth during the Depression to their retirement in the stormy 1960s. It explores the influence these little books had on education and the evolving American Dream. Packaged with a sampler of original Dick and Jane stories and cutout dolls of Dick and Jane, Growing Up with Dick and Jane stirs memories of home, school and what it was like to grow up when childhood felt like one long summer day. Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman produce innovative visual books and museum exhibitions. Lookout, their company, has created: Talking Pictures (Chronicle), a book and popular multimedia exhibition; Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob (CollinsSanFrancisco); the bestselling Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood (Hyperion) with William Wegman; and the cult classics Mr. Salesman (Twin Palms) with Diane Keaton and I'm So Happy (Vintage). Bob Keeshan, known to generations as Captain Kangaroo, is one of the most beloved performers and influential innovators of children's television. The first Clarabell on The Howdy Doody Show, Keeshan went on to create Captain Kangaroo, the longest-running network children's series. An advocate of children's causes, Keeshan's unique blend of education and entertainment has influenced his followers, on screen and off.
The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School
The Soul of Education
Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School
Paperback      ISBN: 0871203731
Offers practical advice on how schools can create a place for spirituality in the classroom.
Preschool Art:
Preschool Art
"It's the Process Not the Product."
Paperback      ISBN: 0876591683
Over 200 activities encourage children to explore and understand their world through art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. The first chapter introduces basic art activities appropriate for all children, while the subsequent chapters, which build on the basic activities in the first chapter, are divided by seasons. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and construction. Indexes organized by art medium and project name help teachers plan. 260 pages. • Benjamin Franklin Award • Early Childhood News Director’s Award Preschool Art is a lifesaver . . . All the activities are easy, all are fun—the emphasis here is on the process, rather than specific results—and none require any elaborate materials . . . a real find.—Sesame Street Parents, "Picks for Parents" "Preschool Art offers help to parents of preschoolers struggling to meet the challenge of their children’s creative impulses. Prodigies aside, most kids this age aren’t interested in the final product; they are into the doing of art . . . . There is no right or wrong way, only their way. Kohl understands. She explains how to make and use many kinds of art materials based on the concept that the process not the product, is important. From old standbys like play dough to new craft discoveries like liquid crayons and frozen balloons, she provides hundreds of ways to enjoy and explore the creative process."—MetroParent, Milwaukee, Wisconsin "Kohl offers 250 projects complete with materials, processes and illustrated variations. She also adds practical hints that troubleshoot anticipated problems. The recipes are valuable well beyond the preschool years."—SchoolArts Other art books by MaryAnn Kohl: The Big Messy Art Book (Gryphon House), 0-87659-206-X Cooking Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-184-5 Global Art (Gryphon House), 0-87659-190-X