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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
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.
Books to Build on: A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Books to Build on
A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 0385316402
A guide to help parents and teachers select some of the best books for children in grades K-6
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.
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
Paperback      ISBN: 0609805851
A leading authoritiy on the homeschooling movement provides parents with subject-by-subject guidelines that outline the major concepts and topics that should be covered each year to meet accepted national educational standards and offers helpful advice on learning goals, content, teaching materials, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Reaching Out to Children and Families: Students Model Effective Community Service
Reaching Out to Children and Families
Students Model Effective Community Service
Paperback      ISBN: 0847691160
Community service and learning experiences are booming as we enter the 21st century. This practical guide assists college students and other constituents as they psychologically prepare for volunteering, service-learning, practicums, fieldwork assignments, and internships in a diverse and ever-changing world. Though created with the novice community worker in mind, this book will also assist professors, teachers, administrators, and agency personnel in understanding and preparing workers for community service and learning in schools, child care centers, soup kitchens, and shelters for the homeless. Written in a practical, conversational style, this book offers the voices, issues, concerns, and resources of more than 200 previous community workers.
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.
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
The Freedom Writers Diary
How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
Paperback      ISBN: 038549422x
A true account of a teacher who confronted a room of "at-risk" students details their life-changing journey and includes diary excerpts
Must We Fight?: From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
Must We Fight?
From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
Paperback      ISBN: 0787961035
Promoting a conceptual framework called the "Third Side," Ury (director, Project on Preventing War at the Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School) and collaborators reflect on the origins of violence in humans and examine violence prevention initiatives. Drawn from two public symposia organized by Ury's Project, seven papers from an interdisciplinary group of authors examine primate aggression, discuss anthropological evidence of violence in humans, look at a Boston program against youth violence, and discuss how some Indian cities avoided the ethnic riots that killed hundreds in other cities. Finally a simulation of a racial incident at a public high school is presented to demonstrate the "Third Side" model, in which the general community is considered the third side in a conflict between two parties. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Living When a Loved One Has Died
Living When a Loved One Has Died
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0807027197
When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, "there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way." If someone you know is grieving, Living When a Loved One Has Died can help. Earl Grollman explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss. Suitable for pocket or bedside, this gentle book guides the lonely and suffering as they move through the many facets of grief, begin to heal, and slowly build new lives. "If you're far away when someone you care about is in mourning, send this book--it's the next best thing to being there. And if you doubt whether your being there will do any good, read this book, and you will learn how to become the wise, reassuring, and understanding person a good friend is when a loved one has died." —Minneapolis Star