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Resources for Parents & Educators: Books



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Resources for Parents and Educators:
Articles,
Reports &
Books


We've developed a list of resources that cover multiple mediums


websites, books, and reports. The
topics covered in these resources include reports on adolescents and spirituality, books
on spirit in
schools, and websites on leadership, the responsive classroom among others.


Category

Title/Description

Medium

General

Article: How to Beat Stress and Angst Through Meditation

By Michelle Andrews, December 29, 2008

There's nothing like economic calamity to focus the mind. But instead of
obsessing over your job security or declining 401(k) balance, try
dimini
shing your stress with a new assist from a very old tool: meditation.

Article

General

Garrison Institute Report

Contemplation and Education: A Survey of Programs
Using

Contemplative Techniques in K
-
12 Educational Settings: A Mapping
Report, October 2005


Report

Youth Worker
Educator

A Part of You So Deep; What Vulnerable Adolescents Have t
o Say About
Spirituality, Melanie Wilson of the New England Network


*Free report in Acrobat format

Researchers have long been interested in identifying factors that can help

adolescents successfully transition into adulthood. Over the last few

decades, r
eligion has emerged as one area particularly worthy of study.

With very few exceptions, studies have demonstrated positive
associations

between religion and adolescent well
-
being.

Report

Youth Worker
Educator

Adolescent Heart & Soul: Achieving Spiritual Competence in Youth
-
Serving Agencies, Melanie Wilson, Cindy Carraway
-
Wilson, and Nancy
Jackson


*Free report in Acrobat format

This report explores how seven agencies


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Youth Worker
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Report

Resources for Parents & Educators: Books



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Category

Title/Description

Medium

Educator

in Work with Adolescents, Melanie Wilson, New England Network


*Free report in Acrobat format

This study seeks to identify and measure the kinds of spiritually

oriented activities, both secular and religious, social service providers use

with adolescent clients ages 12 to 21. In lengthy interviews with 191

agencies th
roughout the United States working with a variety of youth

populations, the study asked about the use of sixteen activities defined as

spiritual in orientation.

Counselor
Educator
Parent

Anger and the Indigo Child, Dianne Lancaster

Helps all children and families better understand and navigate the intense
emotional patterns that anger and needs
can create. Filled with insights,
how
-
to's and practical guidelines for Transforming Anger Into Love(tm).
Recommended by professionals. Dianne Lancaster is author of four
books, including Reclaiming the Authentic Self and When Anger Is In
Control: A Handbo
ok for Change.

Book

Counselor
Educator
Parent

Nonviolent Communication: A Lang
uage for Life, Marshall Rosenberg,
Ph.D.

(review)
Nonviolent Communication is a powerful tool for peace and
partnership. It shows us how to listen empathically and also communicate
our authentic feelings and needs. Marshall Rosenberg has a genius for
deve
loping and teaching practical skills urgently needed for a less violent,
more caring world."
-
Riane Eisler, author, The Chalice and the Blade,
Tomorrow's Children, and The Power of Partnership

Book

Counselor/
General

Prevention from the Inside
-
Out, Jack Pransky

Jack Pransky, Ph.D. has authored a number of books on health and
prevention, in 2004 he recei
ved the Vermont Prevention Pioneer's Award

Book

Educator

From Information
to Transformation, Tobin Hart, Ph.D.

(review) This book is an unprecedented contribution to the education
literature because it posits consciousness evolution as a fundamental
aspect of learning and knowing.
F
ar from an abstract appraisal of this
phenomen
on, this book takes the reader through the journey of
transformation, exposing the possibility and limits of different levels of
discovery and revelation

Book

Educator

Schools with Spirit, Edited by Linda Lantieri Nurturing the Inner Lives of
Children and Teachers


(From Library Journal) With a series of recent occurrences of violence in
sc
hools across the nation, this important book on teaching spirituality in
American schools may serve as a significant resource for school teachers
B
ook

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Category

Title/Description

Medium

and administrators who want to help their students cultivate a sense of
spirituality.



Educator

The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and
Learni
ng, Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

The Compassionate Classroom is a long awaited how
-
to guide for
educators who care about creating a safe, productive learning
environment. With 45 years combined teaching experience, Sura Hart and
Victoria Kindle Ho
dson merge recent discoveries in brain research with
the proven skills of Nonviolent Communication and come to a bold
conclusion
-

when compassion thrives, so does learning.

Book

Educator
Leader

The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership, Paul D. Houston and Stephen L.
Sokolow
-

8 Key Principles to Leading More Effectively

(Review)
"Housto
n and Sokolow have done an extraordinary job of
looking beyond the traditional view of leadership to incorporate a spiritual
dimension. They show how enlightened visionary leaders can use their
own innermost spiritual principles to bring about the best in
themselves to
create a working environment that builds on collaboration and sharing. It
breaks down the communication barriers that separated us
-

and builds on
the essential concept of connectedness between and among people."

(Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive

Director )

Book

Educator
Parent
Community

Playing By Heart, O. Fred Donaldson
-

The Vision and

Practice of
Belonging

(Review) This book is a wonderful teacher. It tells the story of how Fred
discovered a universal language of play and how he shares it with the
world. Get it. Read it. I have done and his method of Original Play and it
has been infl
uential in my life.

Book

Educators

The Heart of Learninig
-
Spirituality in Education (Edited by Stephan
Glazer
)

Education can and should be a far more
meaningful endeavor than the
accumulation of facts, figures, or skills, according to editor and educator
Steven Glazer. At its highest calling, education is the process of bringing
forth one's innate identity and creative urges, learning from the wisdom
an
d traditions of our elders and understanding one's connection and place
in the world.

Book


Educators

Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning

This collection

vividly demonstrates that contemplative methods can be
used with any curriculum content. Experientially
-
based vignettes show
children, teenagers and teachers using pebbles, mandalas, literature,
Book

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Title/Description

Medium

beanie babies, yoga, journals, homework, artwork to strength
en the core
skills underlying all learning: concentration, observation, relaxation, and
open, receptive awareness with a positive, curious attitude.


General

The Biology of
Transcendence
; A

Blueprint of the Human Spirit, Joseph
Chilton Pearce

“This is a masterpiece of science and spirit, love over law, and the
stunning biological truth of

the capacity for transcendence that the
universe has placed within us. Here, in brilliant and incisive words, is the
foundation for a new mind and a new world.”

(
Jean Houston
, author of A Passion for the Possible and Jump Time
)

Book

General

A Hidden Wholeness
-

The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, Parker
Palmer

Palmer seeks to help us "rejoin s
oul and role," so that individuals and
communities can be healed from the ravages of consumerism, injustice
and violence. No small task, yet in classic Palmer style, this mission is
fleshed out with stories, poems, personal confessions and a plan

concrete
steps for creating "circles of trust" where honest, open sharing
allows each person's "inner teacher" to show up. (Ground rules: "no
fixing, no saving, no advising, no setting each other straight.")

Book

General

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Eckhart Tolle

According to Tolle, who assumes the role of narrator as well, humans are
on the ver
ge of creating a new world by a personal transformation that
shifts our attention away from our ever
-
expanding egos. This idea is well
realized through Tolle's remarkably well
-
paced narration. Naturally, the
author understands his material so thoroughly th
at he is able to convey it
in an enjoyable manner, but Tolle's gentle tone and dialect begs his
audience's attention simply through its straightforward approach.

Book

General

Building Emotional Intelligence:
Techniques

to Cultivate Inner Strength
in Children by Linda Lantieri

What's the most important piece of your child's educational program?

If
you think it's math, science, or grammar, you might be overlooking an
element that is fast becoming essential in today's stressful world:
cultivating inner resiliency. In Building Emotional Intelligence,
pioneering educator Linda Lantieri joins forces
with internationally
renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman to offer a breakthrough guide for
helping children quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and identify and
manage their emotions.

Book

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Category

Title/Description

Medium

General

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through
Mindfulness
, Jon Kabat
-
Zinn

"For any of us, perhaps our greatest potential regret may b
e that of not
seizing the moment and honoring it for what it is when it is here," writes
bestselling author Kabat
-
Zinn (
Full Catastrophe Living
;
Wherever You
Go, There You Are
; etc.). The scientist who pioneered the use of the
Buddhist technique of mindful
ness (or moment
-
by
-
moment awareness) to
help patients cope with the stress and pain of illness arrived at this
poignant lesson after seeing the way his father, an eminent immunologist
who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, lost all sense of who he was and
what was happening to him.

Book

General

Connections: The Five Threads of Intuitive Wisdom, Gabrielle Roth

C
oincidence. Miracles. Divine Intervention. What many people refer to as
once
-
in
-
a
-
lifetime occurrences, Gabrielle Roth explains is actually
intuition. By weaving the five threads of intuitive wisdom into our lives,
it is possible to live secure in the know
ledge of who we are, where we're
going, and how we're going to get there. It's just a matter of stripping
away the things that block, distract, and suppress natural instinct.

Book

General

Inspirational Gui
de for a New Language: Classroom Poetry Guide
, Terri
Glass

T
he Classroom Poetry Guide includes ten lesson plans with themes of
animal wisdom, joy, connection, generosity, beauty, honoring the heart,
peace, praise, forgiveness, and envisioning a new future
. The Guide
includes example poems by Robert Bly, J. Ruth Gendler, Scott Momaday,
Pablo Neruda, Carl Sandburg, and others, as well as poems written by the
children who participated in the Fall 1999 pilot program.

Book

General

Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations
and Society, Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer,
Joseph Jaworski, Betty Sue
Flowers

Presence can be read as a both a guide and a challenge to leaders in
business, education, and government to transform their institutions into
powerful agents of change in a world increasingly out of balance. Since
busine
ss is the most powerful institution in the world today, the authors
argue, it must play a key role in solving global societal problems. Yet so
many institutions seem to run people rather than the other way around. In
this illuminating book, the authors see
k to understand why people don't
change systems and institutions even when they pose a threat to society,
and examine why institutional change is so difficult to attain.

Book

General

Spinning Inward, Maureen Murdock

Book

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Title/Description

Medium

(Review)
"Maureen Murdock has made a valuable contribution to our
growing awareness of the importance of imagery in children, and gives
invalu
able outlines for the stimulation and development of it. Murdock's
work should be fundamental to education, not stuck in the 'enrichment'
category. Our brain thinks in imagery; imagery is part and parcel of
symbolic
-
metaphoric thinking, on which all higher

intelligence is based.
This book will surely be on my recommended list to parents, teachers, and
everyone interested in development."

Joseph Chilton Pearce

General

The Myth of Progress, Yvonne Burgess

A journey into the soul of Western society
-

towards the distorted roots of
our advance and 'developed' culture, which has grown to its elevated
position
of wealth and economic security at the expense of other cultures.

Book

General

The Power of Now
: A guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle

Ekhart Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to
happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem
stunningly original or fresh, Tolle's clear writing, supportive
voice, and
enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever
wondered what exactly "living in the now" means. Foremost, Tolle is a
world
-
class teacher, able to explain complicated concepts in concrete
language. More importantly, within a chapt
er of reading this book,
readers are already holding the world in a different container
--
more
conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to
live in genuine peace and happiness.

Book

General

The Resilient Spirit: Transforming Suffering into Meaning and Purpose,
Polly Young
-
Eisendrath, Ph.D.

Young
-
Eisendrath teache
s readers how to learn from their hardships by
drawing on the traditions that have enriched her life experience
--
the
theories of Jung, the practice of psychoanalysis, and the teachings of
Buddhism
--
as well as the stories of people who have faced tremendous

downfall and come through it. "An edifying work on the stewardship of
pain."
--
Body Mind Spirit.

Book

General

What If You Can Change the World? Accessing Answers to the
Questions of Life, Linda Iribarren

Access answers to life's big questions with this compellingly beautiful
invitation to intentional living that renews the spirit and transforms daily
life. This
delightfully fresh approach to self actualization and spiritual
growth provides an easy way to connect with the power and intelligence
of readers emotional wisdom. By reawakening the inner senses, the reader
is invited to a journey of discovery and growth
that naturally results in
Book

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Title/Description

Medium

beneficial life changes. What if You Can Change the World? provides
answers to the longing for meaning that we have all felt at some point in
our lives.

General

You Can't Say You Can't Play, Vivian Gussin Paley

(
From Publishers Weekly
)
In this brief, ethereal and tender account of
social relations among children, Paley
--
a kindergarten teac
her at the
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, a MacArthur grant recipient
and the author of The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter
--
explores how to
keep students from being ignored by their classmates. She describes what
happened when she asked students

ranging from kindergarten to fifth
grade to debate the proposition "You Can't Say You Can't Play." Woven
throughout Paley's lessons is a parable about loneliness and rejection,
which enables readers to share a child's view of the world. What the kids
have

to say is enchanting and surprisingly wise.

Book

K
-
8

Yardsticks, Chip Wood

Written with warmt
h and humor, Yardsticks offers clear descriptions of
children's development. This comprehensive, user
-
friendly reference has
been a favorite of parents and teachers for more than 10 years. For each
age, this book includes: narrative description of developm
ental traits;
charts summarizing physical, social, language, and cognitive growth
patterns; suggestions for curricular areas: reading, writing, mathematics,
and thematic units; favorite books for different ages.

Book

Parent

Parenting from the Heart, Jack Pransky


A guide to the Essence of
Parenting

A breakthrough book on the joys, realities and challenges of

parenting.

Book

Parent

The Secret Spiritual World of Children, Tobin Hart, Ph.D.


Ed
ucation for
the Evolution of Consciousness

Many of the great mystics and sages in history have told us that their
spiritual realizations began in childhood. Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and
Abraham Lincoln are just a few famous figures who have reported these

events. Based on more than five years of interviews, this book combines
startling firsthand accounts of secret spiritual lives, including
recollections from adults who have forgotten or repressed such
experiences in childhood. The author explains how pare
nts, educators,
and therapists can recognize, identify, and nurture children's deep spiritual
connections.

Book

Parent

The Sixth Sense of Children: Nurturing Your Child's Intuitive Abilities,
Litany Burns

Book

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Category

Title/Description

Medium

In The Sixth Sense of Children, the world
-
famous author of Develop
Your Psychic Powers shows parents how to identify their children's
natural in
tuitive abilities
-
and provides simple exercises to help nurture
their development.

Parent
Counselor
Educator



Hurt, Chap Clark

What do teenagers really think about adults? If you think you know the
answer, you may be in for a surprise. According to Chap Clark, today's
adolescents have largely been abandoned by adults and left to fend for
themse
lves in an uncertain world. As a result, teens have created their
own world to serve as a shield against uncaring adults. Based on six
months of participant
-
observer research at a California public school, this
book offers a somewhat troubling but insightf
ul snapshot of adolescent
life.

Book

Parent
Counselor
Educator



The Over
-
Scheduled

Child, Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D. and Nicole Wise

(From Library Journal) In our society, where parents feel pressured to
enroll children in preschool while they are still in utero, this book is a
refreshing splash of cool water. In contrast to "winning above
all else,"
Rosenfeld, a child psychiatrist, advocates "just playing" and just spending
time with one's children rather than living the overbooked family life of a
stereotypical soccer mom. He notes that family schedules are at a
breaking point and that par
ents face a great deal of guilt and anxiety
because they cannot give their children everything. He promotes the need
for more balance and suggests that parents take to heart Dr. Spock's
advice for parents to trust themselves.

Book

Parent
Educator

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature
-
Deficit
Disorder, Richard Louv

(From Publishe
rs Weekly) Today's kids are increasingly disconnected
from the natural world, says child advocacy expert Louv (Childhood's
Future; Fatherlove; etc.), even as research shows that "thoughtful
exposure of youngsters to nature can... be a powerful form of ther
apy for
attention
-
deficit disorder and other maladies."

Book

Parent
Educator

Magical Parent, Magi
cal Child: The Art of Playful Parenting Peak
Performance and Expansive Learning, Michael Mendizza and Joseph
Chilton Pearce

This parenting guide presents seven principles for guiding and teaching
children in today's turbulent learning environment. It repl
aces traditional
adult
-
child formulas, rewards, and punishments with playful interaction,
creative intelligence, and insight. With the goal of raising happy, healthy,
intelligent young people, the book adopts proven strategies that allow top
Book

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Title/Description

Medium

athletes and o
thers to perform at high levels, called variously "zone,"
"flow," and "play."

Parent
Educator

Rea
l Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, William
Pollack, Ph.D.

(From Publishers Weekly) In a lucidly written primer for parents, Harvard
Medical School psychiatry professor Pollack dismantles what he terms
"the Boy
Code”? society’s

image of b
oys as tough, cool, rambunctious
and obsessed with sports, cars and sex. These stereotypes, he argues,
thwart creativity and originality in boys. Linking clinical insights to
practical suggestions, Pollack advises caregivers how to help boys repair
their f
ragile self
-
esteem, develop empathy and explore their sensitive
sides.

Book

Parent
Educator

The Hurried

Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon, David Elkind, Ph.D.

(From Library Journal) Psychologist Apter (The Confident Child) argues
that we've been hanging on to an idea that's all wrong that when children
finish high school or college and land a job, they i
nstantly become
autonomous, responsible adults. Apter claims that though parents have
been taught that they should end support (emotional, financial, and
practical) so that their children can be independent and self
-
reliant, this is
the wrong approach. Eac
h chapter addresses a theme (job stress, finances,
college, emotions) with stories of thresholders Apter has interviewed
followed by her advice to both parents and thresholders on how to deal
with the situation.

Book

Parent
Teacher

Meditating with Children, Deborah Rozman, Ph.D.

A psychologist and holistic educator shares her proven te
chniques for
teaching the art of concentration and centering to children. Adds balance
and self
-
esteem, improves decision making, and puts children in touch
with their deeper core values. Children love these simple, fun techniques
that develop concentratio
n, stimulate creativity, balance the mental,
emotional, and physical natures, and build self
-
security.

Book

Parent/
Educators

The Spiritual Life of Children, Dr. Robert Coles

(
From Library Journal
)
Pulitzer prize
-
winning Harvard child psychiatrist
Coles, a social scientist and prolific writer of books dealing with
children's perceptions of poverty, moral and political str
ess, and crisis,
shares his research regarding children's understanding of and reflections
on spiritual matters. Inspired by his psychoanalytic training and a
conversation with Anna Freud, Coles interviewed in
-
depth over 500
Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and

agnostic children, ages eight to 12, living
in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Book

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Title/Description

Medium

Parents

Loving Every Chil
d, Janusz Korczak

(
From Publishers Weekly)

Starred Review.

When the U.N. declared 1979
"The Year of the Child," the organization dedicated the year to Janusz
Korczak, a Polish
-
Jewish physician and child advocate who was
murdered by the

Nazis alongside the orphans he refused to abandon.
Although his fable,
King Matt the First
, has been available in translation,
his writings about children have not been. And while this present volume
of selections may seem slim, Korczak's insights are pro
found. The
opening selection, "No Book Is a Substitute," reminds readers not to trust
childcare books more than their own thoughtful observations. Watch a
child take off and put back on a shoe or sock, over and over. This is not "a
senseless waste of time,
" Korczak says, but "real work," part of the child's
development.


Read an
Excerpt

and hear the Author discuss the book on an NPR
Podcast

Book

Pre
-
school

Baby Buddhas, Lisa Desmond


A Guide for Teaching Meditation to
Children

(Review) In Baby Buddhas: A Guide For Teachi
ng Meditation To
Children, author Lisa Desmond draws upon her more than 25 years of
experience and expertise teaching meditation to children ages 18 months
to three years, and children preschool through eight grade, to instruct
parents and care givers on h
ow to go about teaching preschool
-
aged
children on how to meditate. Simple guidelines for setting up a meditation
space, learning specific terms, specific meditations for adults (sending
love to a child, cherishing hope for world peace) and children ('OM',

cleansing breath, catching blessings, and much more) fill this gentle and
patient guide to balancing family and spiritual needs.

Book

Teacher

A Framework for Poverty, Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle
class or wealth
--
challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The
reality of being
poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention
away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else. If you work
with people from poverty, some understanding of how different their
world is from yours will be invaluable. Whether you're an
educator
--
or a
social, health, or legal services professional
--
this breakthrough book gives
you practical, real
-
world support and guidance to improve your
effectiveness in working with people from all socioeconomic
backgrounds.

Book

Teacher

Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength
in Children, Linda Lantieri, Daniel Gol
eman

Book

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Category

Title/Description

Medium

What's the most important piece of your child's educational program? If
you think it's math, science, or grammar, you might be overlooking an
element that is fast becoming essential in today's stressful world:
cultivating inner resiliency. In Buildin
g Emotional Intelligence,
pioneering educator Linda Lantieri joins forces with internationally
renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman to offer a breakthrough guide for
helping children quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and identify and
manage their emoti
ons.

Teacher

Creating the Peaceable Classroom: Techniques to Calm, Uplift, and Fo
cus
Teachers and Students, Sandy Bothmer

Emerging directly from the latest brain research, this book provides
strategies and techniques for creating the optimal environment to
maximize powerful teaching and learning. With this book, teachers will
enhance
their own well
-
being and learn better ways to calm, center, focus,
uplift, and energize students. Included are real classroom photos, helpful
drawings, and step
-
by
-
step instructions for creating a healthy, productive
classroom.

Book

Teacher

Teaching Children to Love: 80 Games & Fun Activities for Raising
Balanced Children in Unbalanced Times
,

D
oc Lew Childre

(From Library Journal) Teaching children to love may seem like a
contradiction in terms, but Childre, founder of the Institute for Heart Math
in Boulder, Colorado, believes that it is not only possible but necessary. A
follow
-
up to his A Pa
renting Manual: Heart Hope for the Family
(Planetary, 1995), this how
-
to book helps implement his philosophy. The
oversized pages are filled with 80 activities to help children from one to
20 years old learn to be loving people.

Book

Teacher

Teaching With Fire, Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach, Intrator,
Scribner, Palmer and VanderArk

(Revie
w) "Teaching with Fire is a glorious collection of the poetry that
has restored the faith of teachers in the highest, most transcendent values
of their work with children . . . Those who want us to believe that
teaching is a technocratic and robotic skill
devoid of art or joy or beauty
need to read this powerful collection. So, for that matter, do we all."



Johnathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities

Book

Teacher

The Soul of Education
-
Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion
and Character at School, Rachael Kessler

How can educators and parents of diverse backgrounds

come together to
find ways to invite soul into schools? How do educators address "soul" in
education without violating the separation of church and state or the
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deeply held beliefs of families and students?


In this book, Rachael Kessler shows how. Based
on the deeply moving
stories and profound questions of students themselves, each chapter
responds to the yearnings young people express: Deep Connection,
Meaning and Purpose, Silence, Joy, Creativity, Transcendence, and
Initiation
--
each evokes a gateway to

inviting soul into the classroom.

Teacher

To Know as We are Known, Education as a Spiritual J
ourney
, Parker J.
Palmer

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.

Book

Teacher
Renewal

The Courage to Teach
-

Exploring The Inner Landscape of a Teacher's
Life, Parker J.Palmer

Palmer discusses the inner life of the dedicated teacher and how that life
shapes teaching and learning. According to Palmer, "Teaching, like any
truly hum
an activity, emerges from one's inwardness, for better or worse."
In this book, he explores the inner landscape of the teaching self, and to
understand that landscape more fully, he discusses three important paths
that must be
taken? intellectual
, emotiona
l, and spiritual.

Book

Wellness

Brain Compatible Dance Education, Anne Green Gilbert

Bo
ok

Wellness

Yoga for Chickens, Lynn Brunelle

Chickens know a few things about feeling fried. That's why th
ey've been
practicing yoga for centuries. As this hilariously illustrated guide to
simple yoga poses reveals, we have much to learn from their bird
-
brained
wisdom. Anyone who's all cooped up or stressed out by the pecking order
will feel like a spring chic
ken in no time thanks to such postures as
Chick's Pose, Snake in the Grass, and Chicken of the Sea. Sections on
breathing and stretching enlighten any load, and a series of fix
-
it routines
unscramble such problem areas as neck, thighs, and aching feet.

Boo
k

Wellness

Yoga for Children, Mary Stewart and Kathy Phillips

Children from three on up can enjoy gentle, f
un
-
filled exercises from the
experts at Gaia
--
no matter where they live or what their abilities are.
Yoga is a great way to develop strength and suppleness, as well as good
posture and coordination in a noncompetitive setting. 100 4
-
color photos.
Diagrams.

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