Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers

Author: James Gulliver Hancock

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452129983

Category: Art

Page: 113

View: 3501

Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite TV show. Each portrait reveals the ordinary quirks of these extraordinary people and captures their personalities in the process.

Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers

Author: James Gulliver Hancock

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452137498

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 1359

This cultural who's-who illuminates 50 famous figures, from Leonardo da Vinci to Coco Chanel, through the fascinating trivia of their lives. Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite TV show—each portrait reveals the ordinary quirks of these extraordinary people and captures their personalities in the process. An exquisitely illustrated almanac and cultural literacy cheat sheet, this fun and informative collection offers both history buffs and art lovers a treasure trove of interesting facts about beloved artists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145216827X

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 7249

Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

Engage and empower

Author: Mary Amanda Stewart,Christina Salazar,Victor Antonio Lozada,Christina Thomas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475863071

Category: Language arts

Page: 220

View: 8417

This edited book provides ready-to-use engaging curriculum units for an integrated approach to teaching English language arts and U.S. history in grades 4-12. The purpose is to promote social justice and activism while building critical literacies students need in the 21st Century. Through implementing the curriculum units in this book, teachers and students can challenge inequities and promote activism. A central goal of this project is to represent and empower marginalized students. The traditional curriculum presents one view, one story as the only story, and one people as the norm. This book intentionally centers the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized communities. In addition to expanding the curriculum to include all people, educating students about issues of injustice in the U.S. will enable them to enact change. Additionally, this book serves to educate all students by exposure to central issues in past and present society. By creating space for a multicultural perspective, this curriculum may reduce the friction that occurs when encountering those whose lived experiences and perspectives do not align with one's own. By educating students about the privileges they have not examined, teachers can foster empathy and empower allies.

But Does This Work With English Learners?

Author: Mary Amanda Stewart,Holly Genova

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1071814915

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 5612

Secondary ELA teachers, be excited: here at last is that crash course in utilizing the best of what we already know about teaching reading, writing, and language to ensure our English learners thrive. Take Penny Kittle and Donalyn Miller’s reader’s workshops. Take Kylene Beers and Robert Probst’s “signposts.” Take the best writing techniques advanced by the National Writing Project. Take Jim Burke’s essential questions for life. Award-winning EL authorities Mandy Stewart and Holly Genova describe immediate adaptations you can put in place to simultaneously build your ELs’ language and literacy, while affirming their languages, cultures, and unique lived experiences. A rare blend of the humane and practical, But Does This Work with English Learners? is a book on how to leverage our ELs’ full linguistic repertoires in the ELA classroom, while remaining sensitive to those barriers that could restrict learning. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to: Look beyond the labels, and better understand the diversity of ELs, English language proficiency levels, and sociopolitical influences Teach and assess through reader’s workshop, recognizing where comprehensible input fits in and adapting recurring features like support, choice, conferencing, and academic conversations Teach and assess through writer’s workshops, including modifications to quick-writes, minilessons, conferencing, sharing, and more Teach through structures and community with classroom schedules and behavior norms, and activities like All About Me Paragraphs and Six Things You Need to Know About Me Listicles Embrace identity in inquiry cycles via research and family interviews, mentor texts and essays, pictorial autobiographies, memory paragraphs, and more Answer your own FAQs such as How do I teach students if I don’t know their language? What about grammar? How do I teach the grade-level ELA standards while I teach the language? “As you read this book,” Mandy and Holly write, “our hope is that you will begin to see your students as multilinguals—people who already have language as well as a wealth of knowledge and are just adding English to that great repertoire.” If you have even a single English learner in your classroom, we urge you to read this book and institute its practices. Right away! “Mandy Stewart and Holly Genova have given us a primer for the evolving complexities of our classroom melting pots, a map for navigating the murky waters of regulations, and most importantly, a recipe for opening our arms to children from all over the world. They welcome them with thoughts like ‘A foreign accent is a sign of bravery.’” --GRETCHEN BERNABEI, Coauthor of Fun-Sized Academic Writing for Serious Learning “After reading this book, I was left with the feeling that I learned something new on every page--something that I had previously either wondered about or struggled to understand. Mandy Stewart and Holly Genova are the guides we all need to help us understand and better address the needs of our English learners.” --JIM BURKE, Author of The English Teacher’s Companion

The Paper Playhouse

Author: Katrina Rodabaugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1592539807


Page: 144

View: 8646

Offers different arts and crafts projects parents and their children can create together, including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, and collage.

In Praise of Retreat

Author: Kirsteen MacLeod

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1773056549

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 3802

For readers of Walden, Wild, Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek, A Book of Silence, A Gift from the Sea and other celebrations of the inner adventure. An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat — where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent From pilgrim paths to forest cabins, and from rented hermitages to arts temples and quiet havens for yoga and meditation, In Praise of Retreat explores the pleasures and powers of this ancient practice for modern people. Kirsteen MacLeod draws on the history of retreat and personal experiences to reveal the many ways readers can step back from society to reconnect with their deepest selves — and to their loftiest aspirations in life. In the 21st century, disengaging, even briefly, is seen by many as self-indulgent, unproductive, and antisocial. Yet to retreat is as basic a human need as being social, and everyone can benefit, whether it’s for a weekend, a month, or a lifetime. Retreat is an uncertain adventure with as many peaks and valleys as any mountain expedition, except we head inward, to recharge and find fresh energy and brave new ideas to bring back into our everyday lives.

Grow, Create, Inspire

Author: Crystal Stevens

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926322

Category: House & Home

Page: 292

View: 1652

“Stevens has skillfully tied the seemingly mundane—how to grow food, cook, shop, stay healthy—to our deepest spiritual and transformative aspirations.” —Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden How can we embrace the absolute necessity of preserving and protecting the earth for our descendants, creating a future in which there is still clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, and fresh, healthy food vital to human existence? Grow Create Inspire is a rallying cry, itself an inspiration urging all of us to help fill the vital need for growth—not only of food, but also in the hearts and the minds of individuals around the globe. Focusing on step-by-step approaches to accumulating skills toward self-sufficiency, Grow Create Inspire is a comprehensive guide to creating a beautiful, regenerative, and deeply satisfying life, covering everything from basic and more advanced growing tips, preparing and preserving harvest, and generally greening those aspects of life which bring about happiness, including, food, art, music, beauty, and time in nature. Increasing individual happiness ultimately leads to creating positive changes in our families and communities, and empowering others to do the same. Together, we can grow, create, and inspire a new world of beauty and abundance, while helping ensure our descendants can do the same in a healthy, vibrant world. “The perfect read for anyone searching to transform their time on this earth into a truly satisfying journey! . . . Certainly a powerful antidote for these times of decadent destruction—full of wise words and useful suggestions to help recreate Eden here on Earth.” —Jenni Blackmore, author, Permaculture for the Rest of Us


Author: Genevieve Morgan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1936976323

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 247

View: 6291

A comprehensive handbook for high school teens who have not yet established their post-graduation path outlines options ranging from training programs and the military to community colleges and universities to help students decide which course is best for them. Original. 10,000 first printing.


Author: Michael Faust

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326612980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7466

Even more than an economic system, capitalism is a psychological instrument for manipulating and exploiting gullible, credulous, suggestible human beings. It’s about working out what makes you tick in order to sell you more stuff. Capitalism’s task isn’t to make you a perfect person, but merely a perfect consumer. Capitalism is purely about enriching those with capital. It’s about the Profit Principle. Not only is it strictly amoral, it turns out to be an ideal vehicle for empowering psychopaths. Capitalism is a psychological experiment conducted economically. Those conducting the experiment are the super rich elite, committed to dynastic rule of the world via “free-market” globalism. John Maynard Keynes said, “Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all.” That’s capitalism in a nutshell. You need to be mad to believe that capitalism will have a good outcome for the human race.