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Are you curious? Our Resource Hub offers a collection of books on many topics of interest, including Creativity, Arts Integration and more.

Visit the Resource Hub at the ArtStarts Gallery and Resource Centre at 808 Richards Street in Vancouver, open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm. You may borrow up to three books at a time (except for reference books, marked with an asterisk in the list below).

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What Do You Do With an Idea?

By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom

This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.

What Do You Do With an Idea?


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1,001 Pearls of Teachers' Wisdom: Quotations on Life and Learning

1,001 Pearls of Teachers' Wisdom: Quotations on Life and Learning

By Erin Gruwell

By Skyhorse Publishing, 2011

1,001 Pearls of Teachers’ Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching. With more than three thousand entries, it includes thoughts on the art of teaching from hundreds of teachers, professors, authors, and politicians.

100 Diagrams that Changed the World

100 Diagrams that Changed the World

By Scott Christianson

By Penguin Group, 2012

A collection of the most important ideas, theories, and concepts of all time. 100 Diagrams That Changed the World is a fascinating collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings, and illustrations that have influenced and shaped the way we think about the world. From primitive cave paintings to Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man to the complicated DNA helix drawn by Crick and Watson to the innovation of the iPod, they chart dramatic breakthroughs in our understanding of the world and its history. Arranged chronologically, each diagram is accompanied by informative text that makes even the most scientific breakthrough accessible to all.

100 Ideas That Changed Photography

100 Ideas That Changed Photography

By Mary Warner Marien

By Laurence King Publishing, 2012

This compelling book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of photography, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative concepts, cultural and social incidents, technologies, and movements. Each idea is presented through lively text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and its subsequent impact on photography.

12 Rules of Creativity

12 Rules of Creativity

By Michael Atavar

By Kiosk Publishing, 2011

12 Rules Of Creativity is a book of twelve practical steps that help to stimulate your creativity. Michael Atavar guides you through the basic principles of the creative process – how to begin, developing an original voice and working with creative blocks. From beginner to famous artist, everyone at some time in their career will become stuck. These twelve rules will help you to navigate the stages of impasse, freeing up the log-jam of ideas. Packed with tips and insider information, the book represents a useful repository of original ways of thinking – methods that can be applied to any area of creativity.

200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills

200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills

By Valerie Colston

By Barron's Educational Series Inc, 2008

Challenging tutorials, 35 imaginative projects to complete, and tips from professional artists introduce beginning students to the building blocks of art. This profusely illustrated book teaches serious beginners the fundamental skills of graphic design as an introduction to their formal study in fine art, illustration, computer game design, interior design, animation, and virtually all other avenues in the visual arts. The author advises on setting up a proper workspace and assembling the needed materials - everything from sketchpads and paints to affordable computer software.

2020 Visions: The Futures of Canadian Education

2020 Visions: The Futures of Canadian Education

By Crawford Kilian

By Arsenal Pulp Press, 1995

In 2020 Visions, Crawford Kilian uses British Columbia's troubled educational system as a microcosm for the problems faced by the educational systems across North America. According to Kilian, the Canadian education system is in crisis and in its present state should be dismantled because society has outgrown it, our economy can no longer afford it, and parents and students often cannot find what they require of it. 2020 Visions offers a clear portrait of Canada's education system, and a visionary assessment of its possibilities.

30-Second Architecture: The 50 Most Significant Principles and Styles in Architecture

30-Second Architecture: The 50 Most Significant Principles and Styles in Architecture

By Edward Denison, Jonathan Glancey

By Prospero Books, 2012

The 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.

30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a

30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a

By Francois Fressin

By Prospero Books, 2013

How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone's gazing at the heavens, but a voyage through the star-studded contents of this book will blow your mind. Astronomy encapsulates the terrifying hugeness of the cosmos into bite-size particles that mere earthlings can understand: 50 incredible discoveries brought down to Earth using no more than two pages, 300 words, and a picture. This one small volume takes you on a cosmic tour, shedding light on the most awesome of objects and places, explaining some very big ideas, concepts, and discoveries, and presenting the scientists and observers who have done so much to crack Life, the Universe, and Everything.

30-Second Elements: The 50 Most Signicant Elements, Each Explained in Half a Minute

30-Second Elements: The 50 Most Signicant Elements, Each Explained in Half a Minute

By Eric Scerri

By Prospero Books, 2013

The chemical elements are the building blocks of life, but could you discuss the periodic table over the dinner table? Which elements put the blue into blu-ray and the lime into limelight? And do you know enough about antimony, arsenic, and aluminum to illuminate the bar with your elemental knowledge? 30-Second Elements presents you with the foundations of chemical knowledge, distilling the 50 most significant chemical elements into half-a-minute individual entries, using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture. Divided into seven chapters, it includes the atomic details of the other 68 elements and the relationships of all 118, as well as biographies of the chemists who transformed scientific knowledge and unlocked the mysteries of life itself. Illustrated with explosive graphics, here is the quickest way to know your arsenic from your europium.

30-Second Mythology: The 50 Most Important Greek and Roman Myths, Monsters, Heroes and Gods

30-Second Mythology: The 50 Most Important Greek and Roman Myths, Monsters, Heroes and Gods

By Robert A. Segal

By Prospero Books, 2012

Introducing the 50 most important classical, myths, monsters, heroes, and gods in half a minute, this book breaks down the significant details and unravels the underlying meanings of the greatest classical myths. Focusing on Greek and Roman mythology, each story is broken down into key aspects for the general reader using no more than two pages, 300 words, and a picture.

642 Things to Draw

642 Things to Draw

By Chronicle Books

By Chronicle Books, 2010

A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Budding artists and experienced sketchers alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawingprompts. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil.

A Butterfly is Patient

A Butterfly is Patient

By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

By Chronicle Books, 2011

The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder.

A Different Eye: Neighbourhood Photography and Writing by the Kids of East Van

A Different Eye: Neighbourhood Photography and Writing by the Kids of East Van

By The Kids of East Van

By Writers' Exchange, 2013

A Journey Through Careers

A Journey Through Careers

By Writers' Exchange

By Writers' Exchange, 2014

A Kick in the Seat of the Pants: Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge, Warrior to Be More Creative

A Kick in the Seat of the Pants: Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge, Warrior to Be More Creative

By Roger von Oech

By HarperCollins, 1986

When was the last time you had a creative idea? This morning? Last month? Last year? Sometimes you need A Kick in the Seat of the Pants to get your thinking going. This book does just that by taking you on a guided tour through the four roles of the creative process: Explorer, Artist, Judge, and Warrior.

A Legacy for Learners: Summary of Findings

A Legacy for Learners: Summary of Findings

By Barry M. Sullivan

By Royal Commision on Education, 1988

A Nest is Noisy

A Nest is Noisy

By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

By Chronicle Books, 2015

From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children.

A Seed is Sleepy

A Seed is Sleepy

By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

By Chronicle Books, 2007

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts.

A Speech and Drama Program

A Speech and Drama Program

By Carole Tarlington

By Build Consultant, Vancouver School Board

A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats and the Animals...

A Strange Place to Call Home: The World's Most Dangerous Habitats and the Animals...

By Marilyn Singer, Ed Young

By Chronicle Books, 2012

Under the desert's cracked and barren skin, spadefoot toads are waiting for rain. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. Even in the frozen hearts of glaciers, ice worms by the billion flourish. In this fascinating look at fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth's most dangerous places, renowned poet Marilyn Singer and celebrated artist Ed Young show that of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most.

A Walk on the Tundra

A Walk on the Tundra

By Anna Ziegler, Rebecca Hainnu, Qin Leng

By Inhabit Media, 2011

A Walk on the Tundra follows Inuujaq, a little girl who travels with her grandmother onto the tundra. There, Inuujaq learns that the tough little plants she sees are much more important to Inuit than she originally believed. In addition to an informative storyline that teaches the importance of Arctic plants, this book includes a field guide with photographs and scientific information about a wide array of plants found throughout the Arctic.

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative (25th Edition)

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative (25th Edition)

By Roger Von Oech

By Business Plus, 2008

Roger von Oech's fully illustrated and updated volume is filled with even more provocative puzzles, anecdotes, exercises, metaphors, cartoons, questions, quotations, stories, and tips designed to systematically break through your mental blocks and unlock your mind for creative thinking. This new edition will attract an entire new generation of readers with updated and mind-stretching material.

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

By Daniel H. Pink

By Riverhead Books, 2006

The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others ) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns

A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns

By Woop Studios

By Chronicle Books, 2011

An embarrassment of pandas, a galaxy of starfish, a shiver of sharks...these are all collective nouns used to describe their groups. Woop Studios, acclaimed for their work on the Harry Potter movies, has illustrated these quirky phrases, creating a series of extraordinarily beautiful art that has been collected here for the first time.

Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Arts Centres in Education

Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Arts Centres in Education

By Barbara Rich, Jane L. Polin, Stephen J. Marcus

By Dana Press, 2003

AFK 25: Artists for Kids, 25 Years in Personal Stories

AFK 25: Artists for Kids, 25 Years in Personal Stories

By Cookie Boyle, Bill MacDonald

By Artists for Kids, 2015

Artists for Kids is celebrating 25 years of bringing together contemporary Canadian artists with teachers and students, so the stories of one generation can be shared with the next. In this book, we capture the people and the quarter-century of innovation art education. We can look forward to our next 25 years.

An Alphabet Adventure *

An Alphabet Adventure *

By Susan McCallum, Heidi Clark

By Florence Nightingale Elementary School, 2008

An Egg is Quiet

An Egg is Quiet

By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

By Chronicle Books, 2006

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information.

Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature

Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature

By Andy Goldsworthy

By Abrams, 1990

Illustrates outdoor sculptures created with a range of natural materials, including snow, ice, leaves, rock, clay, stones, feathers, and twigs.

Animal Architects: Amazing Animals who Build their Homes

Animal Architects: Amazing Animals who Build their Homes

By Daniel Nassar, Julio Antonio Blasco

By Laurence King Publishing, 2015

Look inside chimpanzee nests, beaver dams, termite mounds, stork nests and many more - and get to know the clever animals who build them. Which bird likes a room with a view? Which mammal likes to make his bed every day? And which insect builds a tower from its own poo? Also features a fun fold-out factfile on each animal's home.

Architecture for Kids: a Resource Guide for Teachers

Architecture for Kids: a Resource Guide for Teachers

By Carole Arnston

By Architectural Institute of British Columbia, 1997

Are You a Bee?

Are You a Bee?

By Judy Allen, Tudor Humphries

By Kingfisher, 2002

When you look at life from the perspective of a honeybee, the backyard suddenly becomes a busy place. A juvenile bee faces many challenges as it takes its place in the hive and joins in the work of the bee community. All the facts a young child needs to understand the life of this intriguing backyard creatures are packed into an engaging narrative.

Art and Fear: Observations on The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Art and Fear: Observations on The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

By David Bayles, Ted Orland

By Image Continuum, 1993

These are questions that matter, questions that recur at each stage of artistic development - and they are the source for this volume of wonderfully incisive commentary. Art and Fear explores the way art gets made, the reason it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing Free Will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to Be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are

Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to Be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are

By Danny Gregory

By Chronicle Books, 2015

Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5- to 10-minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule-whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table-along with practical instructionon techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.

Art Facilities in the Elementary Schools of British Columbia, 1976

Art Facilities in the Elementary Schools of British Columbia, 1976

By Geoffrey S. Hodder

By University of Victoria, 1976

Art Is Never a Given: Professional Training in the Arts in Canada

Art Is Never a Given: Professional Training in the Arts in Canada

By

By Task Force on Professional Training for the Cultural Sector in Canada

Art Programs and Facilities in Secondary Schools in British Columbia, 1972

Art Programs and Facilities in Secondary Schools in British Columbia, 1972

By Geoffrey S. Hodder

By University of Victoria, 1972

ART Resource Book

ART Resource Book

By

By Vancouver School Board, 1996

Art, Artists and Teaching

Art, Artists and Teaching

By

By Bennington College, 2002

ARThematics Plus: Integrated Projects in Math, Art and Beyond

ARThematics Plus: Integrated Projects in Math, Art and Beyond

By Stefanie Mandelbaum, Jacqueline S. Guttman

By 1st Books Library, 2003

ARThematics Plus: Integrated Projects in Math, Art and Beyond captivates students by using mathematical concepts to create works of art. Employing a multi-faceted, participatory approach, each chapter further extends the lesson into such areas as language arts, social studies, science and music.

Artist-in-Residence Programs: A Planning Guide

Artist-in-Residence Programs: A Planning Guide

By Valerie Dare, Ulla Martin

By BCTF Lesson Aids Department

Artists in Schools: A Handbook for Teachers and Artists

Artists in Schools: A Handbook for Teachers and Artists

By Caroline Sharp, Karen Dust

By National Foundation for Educational Research, 1997

Arts and Education in British Columbia: A Report for the National Inquiry into Arts & Education

Arts and Education in British Columbia: A Report for the National Inquiry into Arts & Education

By

By BC Committee on Arts and Education, Canadian Confefence of the Arts, 1979

Arts and the Child: A North Carolina Conference

Arts and the Child: A North Carolina Conference

By Ardis Kimzey

By The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Arts Education Council of BC Graduation Fine Arts Questionnaire: Summary of Findings, May 2000

Arts Education Council of BC Graduation Fine Arts Questionnaire: Summary of Findings, May 2000

By

By Arts Education Council of BC, 2000

Arts in Schools: Perspectives from Four Nations

Arts in Schools: Perspectives from Four Nations

By

By National Endowment for the Arts

Arts in the Mainstream of Education

Arts in the Mainstream of Education

By Gene C. Wenner

By 1976

Arts in the Mainstream of Education

Arts in the Mainstream of Education

By Gene C. Wenner

By 1976

Arts Survive: A Study of Sustainability in Arts Education Partnerships

Arts Survive: A Study of Sustainability in Arts Education Partnerships

By Steve Seidel, Meredith Eppel, Maria Martiniello

By Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2001

ArtSmarts: Using the Power of the Arts to Release the Creative Potential of Young People

ArtSmarts: Using the Power of the Arts to Release the Creative Potential of Young People

By Melanie Scott

By ArtsSmarts, 2003

Artswork: Careers in the Performing, Visual and Audio Visual Arts

Artswork: Careers in the Performing, Visual and Audio Visual Arts

By

By Vancouver School Board, 1985

As Above - So Below: Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School - Art, Education, Culture *

As Above - So Below: Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School - Art, Education, Culture *

By Kathleen Kinasewich

By 2015

Grade 2-3 and 6-7 students of Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School have created paper mache planets, stars, sun and moon from our solar system, the sacred circle containing the Indigenous languages map of BC and traced their ancestors’ steps in the pictographs. It is our hope that this art experience will help rekindle the stories of the Nlaka’pamux society and how they once lived by the inherent knowingness of our solar system.

At the Same Moment, Around the World

At the Same Moment, Around the World

By Clotilde Perrin

By Chronicle Books, 2014

Starting from the Greenwich meridian this book takes the reader east imagining what children are doing at that moment in each of the twenty-four time zones.

BCATA Journal for Art Teachers, Vol 27, No 1, 2015: Traditions and Transitions 2 *

BCATA Journal for Art Teachers, Vol 27, No 1, 2015: Traditions and Transitions 2 *

By

By British Columbia Art Teachers' Association, 2015

BCTF Lesson Aids Catalogue 2000-2001

BCTF Lesson Aids Catalogue 2000-2001

By

By BCTF Lesson Aids Service

Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher

Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher

By William Powell, Ochan Kusuma-Powell

By Skyhorse Publishing, 2013

Are you an emotionally intelligent teacher who engages your students in learning? Because teaching behaviors and personalities can affect student achievement, teachers who develop their emotional awareness and interpersonal skills are better able to manage their classrooms and promote student success. Based on Daniel Goleman’s five components of emotional intelligence, this guide shows how self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management can help teachers increase their effectiveness in the classroom.

Bee Dance

Bee Dance

By Rick Chrustowski

By Henry Holt and Company, 2015

A honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees. She does a waggle dance, moving in a special figure-eight pattern to share the location of the foodsource with her hivemates. With vivid and active images, Rick Chrustowski brings these amazing bees to life!

Bees

Bees

By Aaron Frisch

By Creative Paperbacks, 2015

Presents an introduction to bees, covering their growth process, behaviors, the hives they call home, and such defining physical features as their stingers.

Best Practices for Facilitation

Best Practices for Facilitation

By David Sibbet

By The Grove Consultants International, 2007

Best Practices for Facilitation consists of 176 tried-and-true processes for consultants, team leaders and managers who want to achieve results with their groups. Linked to the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ Model, this reference guide includes practices for virtual teams, decision-making and a host of other issues teams and groups face. The Best Practices Guide is designed to work in concert with Principles of Facilitation, also by David Sibbet. This is a must have for anyone working with groups who are having difficulty achieving their goals.

Beyond Creating: The Place for Art in America's Schools

Beyond Creating: The Place for Art in America's Schools

By

By The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, 1985

Beyond the Soundbite: Arts Education and Academic Outcomes

Beyond the Soundbite: Arts Education and Academic Outcomes

By Ellen Winner, Lois Hetland

By The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, 2000

Bikablo 2.0: Visual Dictionary *

Bikablo 2.0: Visual Dictionary *

By Bikablo

By Kommunikationslotsen, 2011

Bikablo® 2.0 strengthens and refines the first edition with a wide range of new insider tips for professional visualization. It also features a new section entitled the ‘Best Of Chapter’ highlighting the most popular figures, graphics and symbols, along with a brand new poster layouts for an endless array of training and presentation situations.

Bikablo Emotions: Visual Dictionary *

Bikablo Emotions: Visual Dictionary *

By Marin Haussmann

By Kommunikationslotsen, 2011

This exciting edition to our bikablo® visual language collection is the perfect reference companion to our bestselling bikablos or as your first foray in the bikablo® world! It is an in-depth compilation created by Marin Haussmann into the vast array of complex human emotions depicted in two simple drawings of each emotion depending on your drawing skill level or preference. This is the ideal tool for when workshops are focusing on interpersonal relations, coaching, or team-development.

Bird *

Bird *

By Andrew Zuckerman

By Chronicle Books, 2009

Turning his camera to the world of birds, Andrew Zuckerman has created a new body of work showcasing more than 200 stunning photographs of nearly 75 different species. These winged creaturesfrom exotic parrots to everyday sparrows, and endangered penguins to woody owlsare captured with Zuckerman's painstaking perspective against a stark white background to reveal the vivid colors, textures, and personalities of each subject in extraordinary and exquisite detail. The ultimate art book for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts alike, Bird is a volume of sublime beauty.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

By Francisco Pittau, Bernadette Gervais

By Chronicle Books, 2012

This lush, oversized book about birds features a variety of interactive guessing games and special features, including more than 40 lift-the-flaps and more than 15 pop-ups, plus intriguing facts about each bird, providing readers with hours of educational entertainment. With elegant, graphic illustrations, Birds of a Feather is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind.

Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don't Work

Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don't Work

By Dan Roam

By Portfolio/Penguin, 2011

"Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done? Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation? Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less? Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Blah.The Problem: We talk so much that we don't think very well. Powerful as words are, we fool ourselves when we think our words alone can detect, describe, and defuse the multifaceted problems of today. They can't-and that's bad, because words have become our default thinking tool. The Solution: This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. It's called ""Vivid Thinking."" In Dan Roam's first acclaimed book, The Back of the Napkin, he taught readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. This technique combines our verbal and visual minds so that we can think and learn more quickly, teach and inspire our colleagues, and enjoy and share ideas in a whole new way. The Destination: No more blah-blah-blah. Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. Whether trying to understand a Harvard Business School class, or what went down in the Conan versus Leno battle for late-night TV, or what Einstein thought about relativity, Vivid Thinking provides a way to clarify anything. Through dozens of guided examples, Roam proves that anyone can apply this systematic approach, from leftbrain types who hate to draw to right-brainers who hate to write. This isn't just a book about improving communications, presentations, and ideation; it's about removing the blah-blah- blah from your life for good."

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

By Malcolm Gladwell

By Back Bay Books, 2007

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?

Botanimalogy: Expressions of Nature *

Botanimalogy: Expressions of Nature *

By ArtStarts in Schools

By ArtStarts in Schools, 2013

British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas *

British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas *

By Derek Hayes

By Douglas & McIntyre, 2012

A colourful and wide-ranging history of Canada's most western province illustrated with over nine hundred contemporary maps. In British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas, acclaimed map historian Derek Hayes has curated nearly a thousand maps — the majority of which have never been published before —along with concise text, and extensive captions. Added to numerous other illustrations, the result is a geographically visual history, a unique and fascinating viewpoint on our province's past.

Browsing Through Ideas *

Browsing Through Ideas *

By Tiziana Filippini, Vea Vecchi

By Reggio Children, 2009

A collection of wonderful ideas, microstories, children's thoughts and theories, fragments of projects: an open and engaging folder of new and different contributions of children and teachers that, with a particular narrative and iconic synthesis, keep a trace of the basic project but express new concepts that can generate enormous educational potentials, able to elicit new ideas and new proposals.

Canadian Music: A Selective Guide List for Teachers

Canadian Music: A Selective Guide List for Teachers

By Patricia Shand

By Canadian Music Centre, 1987

Celebrating Pluralism: Art,  Education and Cultural Diversity

Celebrating Pluralism: Art, Education and Cultural Diversity

By F. Graeme Chalmers

By The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, 1996

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning

By Edward B. Fiske

By Arts Education Partnership

Children, Art, Artists: The Expressive Languages of Children *

Children, Art, Artists: The Expressive Languages of Children *

By Vea Vecchi, Claudia Giudici

By Reggio Children, 2004

This catalog offers a "guided tour" of the exhibit "The Expressive Languages of Children, the Artistic Language of Alberto Burri," which included works by children from the Municipal Infant-toddler center through elementary school. The exhibit explored some of the encounters between children and works of art. The didactic project, designed and coordinated by Reggio Children consultants, offered children and teachers opportunities to approach and explore different materials, as suggested by certain aspects of Burri's work. Along with the exhibit texts, the catalog includes essays discussing the relationship between schools and the city, children and art, and pedagogy and the atelier.

Click: The Ultimate Photography Guide for Generation Now

Click: The Ultimate Photography Guide for Generation Now

By Charlie Styr, Maria Wakem

By Amphoto Books, 2009

Teens love to take pictures of their friends, their families, their dogs, their noses . . . now they can get serious with Click,the first how-to photography book written by teens for teens. The author is eighteen-year-old Charlie Styr, assisted by writer and photography editor Maria Wakem, and the book is illustrated with more than 150 photos taken by teen photographers around the world. After discovering basic equipment, composition, and lighting, readers explore 27 high-interest techniques, from portraits to action, macro, shooting at night, special effects, and more, with Styr’s clear how-to advice plus sample photos by teens. Tips from new and established pros, including industry veteran Art Wolfe, Pulitzer Prize winner Vincent Laforet, National Geographic photographer David McLain, and celebrity photographer Chris Buck, bring great photographs totally within reach. Ready? Set? Click!

Cloki Loves Opposites

Cloki Loves Opposites

By Sarah De Latte

By Sarah De Latte, 2011

Cloki's Light

Cloki's Light

By Sarah De Latte

By Sarah De Latte, 2011

Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia: 2003 Advocacy Handbook

Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia: 2003 Advocacy Handbook

By

By Coalition for Music Education in BC, 2003

Coalition for Music Education in Canada: Music Advocay Kit

Coalition for Music Education in Canada: Music Advocay Kit

By

By The National Coalition for Music Education in Canada

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (2nd Edition)

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (2nd Edition)

By David Hornung

By Laurence King Publishing , 2005

Taking a practical approach to color, Color: A workshop for artists and designers is an invaluable resource for art students and professionals alike. With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, it effectively bridges the gap between color theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone who works with color. Generously illustrated—including all-new, contemporary examples—this book provides a unique set of tools that make the complex theory of color accessible and practical.

Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential

Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential

By John Neffinger

By Plume, 2013

Everyone wants to know how to be more influential. But most of us don’t really think we can have the kind of magnetism or charisma that we associate with someone like Bill Clinton or Oprah Winfrey unless it comes naturally. Now, in Compelling People, which is already being taught at Harvard and Columbia Business Schools, John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut show that this isn’t something we have to be born with—it’s something we can learn. Expanding on the themes in their co-authored Harvard Business Review cover story “Connect, Then Lead,” they trace the path to influence through a balance of strength (the root of respect) and warmth (the root of affection). Each seems simple, but only a few of us figure out the tricky task of projecting both at once. The ability to master this dynamic is so rare that we celebrate and elevate those people who have managed to do it.

Connect Combine Communicate: Revitalizing the Arts in Canadian Schools

Connect Combine Communicate: Revitalizing the Arts in Canadian Schools

By Brian A. Roberts

By The University College of Cape Breton Press, 1998

Conversation Starters: Arts Management Topics for Today, The Huffington Post Blogs 2009-2010

Conversation Starters: Arts Management Topics for Today, The Huffington Post Blogs 2009-2010

By Michael M. Kaiser

By The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, 2011

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

By Tony Wagner

By Scribner, 2012

In this groundbreaking group, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Wagner identifies a pattern—a childhood of creative play leads to deep-seated interests, which in adolescence and adulthood blossom into a deeper purpose for career and life goals. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators.

Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas, Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists

Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas, Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists

By Danielle Krysa

By Chronicle Books, 2014

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This chunky blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise—from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet— that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists’ resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

By Tom Kelley, David Kelley

By Crown Business, 2013

Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But each and every one of us is creative. David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems.

Creative Connections: An Arts in Education Policy Consultation Paper

Creative Connections: An Arts in Education Policy Consultation Paper

By

By 2003

Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration

Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration

By Leigh Thompson

By Harvard Business Review Press, 2013

Think of your to-do list at work. Chances are the most important tasks require you to work with others—and the success of those endeavors depends on the effectiveness of your collaboration. According to management expert Leigh Thompson, collaboration that is conscious, planned, and focused on generating new ideas builds excitement and produces what she calls a “creative conspiracy.” Teams that conspire to organize themselves, motivate one another, and combine their talents to meet creative challenges are the hallmark of the most successful organizations. In this book, Thompson reveals the keys to the kind of collaboration that allows teams to reach their full creative potential and maximize their results.

Creativity: The Perfect Crime

Creativity: The Perfect Crime

By Philippe Petit

By Riverhead Books, 2014

Since well before his epic (and illegal) 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first to the demands of his craft—and not just on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. He was a rebel and an autodidact, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality, in Creativity: The Perfect Crime. With the reader as his accomplice, Petit reveals fresh and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing, problem-solving, and ultimately pulling off the “coup” itself—executing a finished work. His strategies and insights will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers), practitioners of the non-performing arts (writers, artists), professionals in search of new ways of meeting challenges, and individuals simply engaged in the art of living creatively.

Critical Challenges in Social Studies for Upper Elementary Students

Critical Challenges in Social Studies for Upper Elementary Students

By John Harrison, Neil Smith, Ian Wright

By Critical Thinking Cooperative, 1999

Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Students Academic and Social Development

Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Students Academic and Social Development

By Richard J. Deasy

By Arts Education Partnership, 2002

Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential

Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential

By George Lois

By Phaidon Press, 2012

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois. Offering indispensle lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration, this book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. These are key lessons derived from the incomparle life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original Mad Man of Madison Avenue. Written and compiled by the man The Wall Street Journal called "prodigy, enfant terrible, founder of agencies, creator of legends," each step is borne from a passion to succeed and a disdain for the status quo.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent & Lead

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent & Lead

By Brené Brown

By Gotham Books, 2012

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

Dear Data

Dear Data

By Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec

By Princeton Architectural Press, 2016

The book explores the role that data plays in our lives and originates from a correspondence between the two authors - both data visualisation artists who met at a data conference and chose to keep in touch by sending weekly postcards composed of data visualisations in place of words. The result is described as "a thought-provoking visual feast".

Designing Your ArtsSmarts Program

Designing Your ArtsSmarts Program

By ArtsSmarts

By ArtsSmarts

Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments

Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments

By Debbie Curtis, Margie Carter

By Redleaf Press, 2003

Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches—from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds—the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate that the spaces children learn and grow in can be comfortable for children, teachers, and parents alike.

Dialogues with Places *

Dialogues with Places *

By Tiziana Filippini, Claudia Giudici, Vea Vecchi

By Reggio Children, 2008

Children from Reggio Emilia's early childhood centers explored the Loris Malaguzzi International Center while construction on the site was still partially underway. They chose a space that was interesting to them and designed a work, a gift conceived in harmony and in dialogue with the chosen place. From the Dialogues with Places exhibition, the children's experiences and projects become a work-in-progress notebook.

Doing Art Together, Inc. Annual Journal 1999

Doing Art Together, Inc. Annual Journal 1999

By

By Doing Art Together, 1999

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters...

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters...

By William MacAskill

By Avery, 2015

Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, even our best intentions often lead to ineffective—and sometimes downright harmful—outcomes. How can we do better?

Doors in the Air

Doors in the Air

By David Weale, Pierre Pratt

By Orca Book Publishers, 2012

Doors in the Air is the story of a boy who is fascinated by doors. He marvels at how stepping through a doorway can take him from one world to another. He is especially enthralled by the doors of his imagination, which he refers to as "doors in the air." He delights in discovering that when he passes through these doors, he leaves behind all feelings of boredom, fear and unpleasantness. Doors in the Air is a lilting journey through house doors, dream doors and, best of all, doors in the air.

Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less

Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less

By Cameron Herold

By Greenleaf Book Group Publishers, 2011

A step-by-step guide to enjoying the roller-coaster ride of growth - while getting the most out of life as an entrepreneur. A growth-focused approach: The book is divided into three sections, which cover planning for fast growth, building a company for fast growth, and leading for fast growth. Each topic the author covers - from creating a vision for the company's future to learning how to generate free PR for a developing company - is squarely focused on the end goal: doubling the size of the entrepreneur's company in three years or less. A down-to-earth action plan: Herold's experienced-based advice never gets bogged down in generalities or theory. Instead, he offers a wealth of practical tips, including: How to design meetings for maximum efficiency; How to hire top-quality talent; How to grow in particularly tough markets; How to put together a board of advisors - even for a smaller company; and, How even the busy entrepreneur can achieve a work/life balance.

Draw Forth: How to Host Your Own Visual Conversations Without Having to Be a Professional Artist

Draw Forth: How to Host Your Own Visual Conversations Without Having to Be a Professional Artist

By Jeannel King

By Papumiho Press, 2014

Ready. Your. Markers. Revolutionize your conversations with simple drawings. In board rooms and war rooms, from Dell to the Commandos, Stick Figure Strategist Jeannel King deftly guides innovative companies in their brainstorming and problem-solving sessions. Her tools? A marker and paper. Her method? The deceptively simple power of visuals. In her latest book, Draw Forth, Jeannel guides you on her method, giving you everything needed to deploy visuals in conversation. You'll learn: why visuals work powerfully for organizations and groups of any size; how to bust the "Jackass Myth" and other fears around drawing in front of others; which tools are right for you; how to confidently host and guide complex conversations, bringing out the best in every participant; why utilizing simple visuals in conversations maximizes real engagement; how using the most basic graphic facilitation skills can revolutionize your work; and more! If you are tired of painful meetings and misunderstandings that take projects off-track and leave everyone feeling disengaged and disheartened, then pick up the pen and Draw Forth the visual conversationalist in YOU.

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

By Brian McLachlan

By Owlkids Books, 2013

Offers advice for effective storytelling in comic book format, covering such topics as color, placement, pacing, visually representing ideas, and other techniques for short gag strips as well as graphic novels and other more involved storylines.

Drawing in the Sea

Drawing in the Sea

By Harriet Russell

By Princeton Architectural Press, 2011

Do you know that water covers nearly 70 percent of the earth and that nearly 70 percent of the human body is made up of H2O? That more than half of the earth's species live in water? Or that the sea reflects the sky, so is most often blue, but can also appear green, gray, turquoise, or brown, depending on light, algae, or plant life? With its witty pen and ink illustrations, each page of this activity book engages readers of all ages with fun facts about the intricate world of the sea. Readers learn how to fold an origami boat, sketch fantastical fish, and draw daring tattoos on a sailor's arm, while discovering more about the substance that is so essential to our lives that it's sometimes called "Adam's ale."

Drawing With Children: A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too

Drawing With Children: A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too

By Mona Brookes

By J P Tarcher / Putnam Books, 1996

Since the publication of the best-selling first edition of Drawing with Children in 1986, Monart Drawing Schools have expanded all over the country. Teachers are eager for the chance to learn the Monart Drawing Method, a practical, field-tested technique that assumes no prior knowledge of art or special talent. Mona developed the Monart Drawing Method after she observed what she felt was a state of visual illiteracy among children. She was shocked that even very young children were suffering from competitive and judgmental attitudes to the point of being unwilling to try, for fear of failure. Although she recognized the need for the symbolic representations that all children draw naturally, she noted that they did not know where to begin to draw the realistic illustrations they yearned to create. From this grew the Monart Drawing Method, which features a noncompetitive environment where children are free to explore independent expression while simultaneously learning how to observe all visual data through five basic elements of shape. The Method has instilled a sense of pride among the thousands of students who have overcome the "I can't draw" mindset and learned to create remarkable artwork. This latest edition of Drawing with Children includes a new sixteen-page full-color insert, hundreds of new illustrations, and two additional chapters explaining how to reach children with learning problems and how to incorporate drawing into teaching the basic subjects in an integrated school curriculum.

Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?

By Carson Ellis

By Candlewick Press, 2016

Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soon—with the help of a pill bug named Icky—they wrangle a ladder and build a tree fort. But this is the wild world, after all, and something horrible is waiting to swoop down—booby voobeck!—only to be carried off in turn. Su! With exquisitely detailed illustrations and tragicomic flair, Carson Ellis invites readers to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in even the humblest backyard. Su!

Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

By Tom Rath

By Missionday, 2013

From the author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, How Full Is Your Bucket?, Strengths Based Leadership, and Wellbeing comes a transformative book and online application that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom's bestsellers on strengths and well-being have inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest passion and expertise. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleep features the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick read offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible. Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic - in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years.

Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

By Lynne Truss

By Gotham Books, 2003

In Eats, Shoots and Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neighbourhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry.

Education and the Arts: A Joint Study of the Schools Commission and the Australia Council

Education and the Arts: A Joint Study of the Schools Commission and the Australia Council

By

By Summit Press, 1977

Education and the Arts: A Joint Study of the Schools Commission and the Australia Council

Education and the Arts: A Joint Study of the Schools Commission and the Australia Council

By

By Summit Press, 1977

Education Canada, December 2015

Education Canada, December 2015

By

By Canadian Education Association, 2015

Education Canada, May 2015 *

Education Canada, May 2015 *

By

By Canadian Education Association, 2015

Education Canada, September 2015 *

Education Canada, September 2015 *

By

By Canadian Education Association, 2015

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn - and Why They Need to Play More

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn - and Why They Need to Play More

By Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Diane Eyer

By Rodale, 2003

In Einstein Never Used Flash Cards highly credentialed child psychologists, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., with Diane Eyer, Ph.D., offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It's a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it's better than drilling academics! Drawing on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts, and addressing the key areas of development-math, reading, verbal communication, science, self-awareness, and social skills-the authors explain the process of learning from a child's point of view. They then offer parents 40 age-appropriate games for creative play. These simple, fun, yet powerful exercises work as well or better than expensive high-tech gadgets to teach a child what his ever-active, playful mind is craving to learn.

Engaged in Learning: The ArtsSmarts Model

Engaged in Learning: The ArtsSmarts Model

By Karen Hume, Paula Dunning

By ArtsSmarts, 2006

Evaluating, Selecting and Managing Learning Resources: A Guide

Evaluating, Selecting and Managing Learning Resources: A Guide

By Ministry of Education, Province of BC

By British Columbia, Learning Resources Branch, 2000

Every Idea of a Good Idea: Be Creative Anytime, Anywhere; How Songwriters and Other Working Arti

Every Idea of a Good Idea: Be Creative Anytime, Anywhere; How Songwriters and Other Working Arti

By Tom Sturges

By Penguin, 2014

Everyone is innately creative. But many of us—especially those trying to develop careers in music and the arts—wish we knew how to better tap into our creative potential. Is there a way to more easily connect with the part of our minds that knows how to complete a song, finish a poem, or solve a problem? Music industry veteran Tom Sturges argues that there is. Sturges—who, in his 25-plus-year career, has worked with artists including Carole King, Paul Simon, Elton John, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins and Outkast—has developed dependable techniques to help you recognize and harness your own creative power, whenever and wherever you need it Get insight and knowledge of the creative process from Sir Paul McCartney and other. . Every Idea Is a Good Idea invites readers to find the pathway to their own creative endeavors.

Every Leader is an Artist: How the World's Greatest Artists Can Make You a More Creative Leader

Every Leader is an Artist: How the World's Greatest Artists Can Make You a More Creative Leader

By Michael O'Malley, William F. Baker

By McGraw Hill, 2012

Artists put their work on display for everyone to judge, accepting a position of vulnerability for want of something important to say and in the service of contributing to the common good. Artists bring people closer together by providing a forum for shared experiences. Artists challenge, excite, comfort, and motivate people, and they don t learn their craft by reading about it in a book; they practice, push themselves and their means of expression, and execute, execute, execute. These are exactly the same things effective business leaders do day in and day out. In Every Leader Is an Artist, leadership experts O'Malley and Baker employ the leadership as an art metaphor to its conceptual limits: leadership is an art. Literally. And leaders are artists; they just happen to work in a different medium.

Everything Is Connected: Reimagining the World One Postcard at a Time

Everything Is Connected: Reimagining the World One Postcard at a Time

By Keri Smith

By Perigee Books, 2013

From the creator of Wreck This Journal, comes an imaginative new project: fifty postcards that send you on a quest to reanimate everyday life. Leave notes in public for strangers, dream up a tiny imaginary world, summon magic powers, draw a portrait of yourself as a hero, create your own treasure map, or access a secret portal whenever you wish. Don’t you just love getting something unexpected in the mail?

Exhibiting Student Art: The Essential Guide for Teachers

Exhibiting Student Art: The Essential Guide for Teachers

By David Burton

By Art Education, 2004

Exhibition is a vital component of art education, yet most teachers have no formal training or expertise in designing and producing art exhibits. In this book, David Burton offers a comprehensive, hands-on approach with an emphasis on engaging students to develop, implement, and evaluate their artwork. He breaks down the exhibition process into five major phases: theme development, exhibition design, exhibition installation, publicity, and receptions. Each phase is exemplified with cases based on actual teacher experiences.

F for Effort: More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

F for Effort: More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

By Richard Benson

By Chronicle Books, 2012

From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school (two halves make a whale"), middle grades (Q: What does "germinate" mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test.

Fear of Others: Art Against Racism

Fear of Others: Art Against Racism

By Arts in Action Society

By Arts in Action Society, 1989

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time

By Susan Scott

By Fierce, Inc, 2011

The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott wants her readers to succeed. To do that, she explains, one must transform everyday conversations employing effective ways to get the message across. In this guide, which includes exercises and tools to take you step by step through the Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, Scott teaches readers how to overcome barriers to meaningful communication; expand and enrich conversations with colleagues, friends, and family; increase clarity and improve understanding; and handle strong emotions-on both sides of the table.

Finding the Thread of an Interrupted Conversation: The Arts, Education and Community

Finding the Thread of an Interrupted Conversation: The Arts, Education and Community

By Arnold Aprill

By Community Arts Network, 2002

Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success

Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success

By Alan Broadbent, Ratna Omidvar

By Coach House Books, 2011

Non-profits are big business. As the sector expands to embrace new issues, there is increased pressure for accountability, relevancy, and efficiency. Practitioners are expected to be experts in a variety of fields. In Five Good Ideas, forty professionals from successful non-profits large and small offer information, strategies for action, and management solutions that are easy to implement and will improve how organizations function.

Flicker Flash

Flicker Flash

By Joan Bransfield Graham, Nancy Davis

By Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999

Light can be dynamic, exciting, dramatic, comforting, fascinating, and welcoming. Turn on the light and open this book to see and feel the energy, emotion, and surprise of light in its many forms! Flicker Flash is a poetic exploration of a mutable yet omnipresent part of the world around us. From the flicker of birthday candles to a flash of lightning, from the bold bright sun to the calm full moon, from the steady beams that pulse from a lighthouse to the glow of a lamp that illuminates the pages of a book lovingly held by a child, all forms of light are given shape in this remarkable collection of poetry. Young readers' eyes will be opened to an amazing new way of perceiving poetry in everyday life.

Folding Patterns for Display and Publicity

Folding Patterns for Display and Publicity

By Pepin Press

By The Pepin Press, 2002

Packaging is an important factor in any retail environment and a key element in most marketing strategies. Consumers react immediately to package shapes, and are influenced by them when making buying decisions. Different product categories are often easy to recognize by their characteristic form, for example chocolate boxes or milk cartons. On the other hand, a manufacturer of an exclusive product, such as jewellery or perfume, may deliberately choose an unusual, eye-catching form. FOLDING PATTERNS FOR DISPLAY AND PUBLICITY is a unique step-by-step manuals, containing hundreds of great folding ideas and ready-to-use designs. This book is an essential tool for anyone involved in the fields of graphic and industrial design, advertising, and printing. All patterns are stored in eps vector format on the enclosed CD-ROMs. They may be used freely to create new designs, and can be scaled and modified to suit any conceivable purpose.

For the Greater Good: A Framework for Advancing the State Arts Education Partnerships

For the Greater Good: A Framework for Advancing the State Arts Education Partnerships

By Dawn M. Ellis, Craig Dreeszen, Marete Wester

By National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 2003

Fugitive Carrots *

Fugitive Carrots *

By Phyllis Schwartz

By psproductions Vancouver, 2006

Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed

Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed

By Frances R. Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Patton

By Vintage Canada, 2007

A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovation Many of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world's hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina or even get a healthy lunch program up and running in the local school. We tend to think that great social change is the province of heroes - an intimidating view of reality that keeps ordinary people on the couch. But extraordinary leaders such as Gandhi and even unlikely social activists such as Bob Geldof most often see themselves as harnessing the forces around them, rather than singlehandedly setting those forces in motion. The trick in any great social project - from the global fight against AIDS to working to eradicate poverty in a single Canadian city - is to stop looking at the discrete elements and start trying to understand the complex relationships between them. By studying fascinating real-life examples of social change through this systems-and-relationships lens, the authors of Getting to Maybe tease out the rules of engagement between volunteers, leaders, organizations and circumstance - between individuals and what Shakespeare called the tide in the affairs of men. Getting to Maybe applies the insights of complexity theory and harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organizations - including the ministers behind the Boston Miracle (and its aftermath); the Grameen Bank, in which one man's dream of micro-credit sparked a financialrevolution for the world's poor; the efforts of a Canadian clothing designer to help transform the lives of aboriginal women and children; and many more - to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world.

Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts

Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts

By Kevin F. McCarthy, Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras, Arthur

By RAND Corporation, 2004

Arts advocates have relied on an instrumental approach to the benefits of the arts in arguing for support of the arts. This new approach offers a more comprehensive view of how the arts create private and public value, underscores the importance of the arts' intrinsic benefits, and links the creation of benefits to arts involvement.

Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results

Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results

By Thomas J. Tierney, Joel L. Fleishman

By PublicAffairs, 2011

Thomas J. Tierney left Bain & Company to co-found The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit focused on helping donors and nonprofit leaders to develop and execute strategies to accelerate social change. In Give Smart , Tierney pools his hands-on knowledge with philanthropy expert Joel L. Fleishman to create a much-needed primer for philanthropists and the nonprofit organizations they support. Drawing from personal experiences, testimonials, and Bridgespan's case studies, including those of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Give Smart picks up where Jim Collins' Good to Great and the Social Sectors left off and presents the first in-depth, expert guide for engaged donors and nonprofit leaders.

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

By Chip Kidd

By Workman Publishing Company, 2013

Kids love to express themselves, and are designers by nature - whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers. Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It's written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.

Graphic Facilitation: Transforming Group Process with the Power of Visual Learning

Graphic Facilitation: Transforming Group Process with the Power of Visual Learning

By David Sibbet

By The Grove Consultants International

Understand and harness the power of working visually. Graphic Facilitation: Transforming Group Process with the Power of Visual Listening, summarizes David Sibbet's experience as a graphic facilitator and presents a comprehensive guide for using interactive visual displays.

Haida Gwaii: The Queen Charlotte Islands

Haida Gwaii: The Queen Charlotte Islands

By Dennis Horwood

By Heritage House, 2009

Located off the northwest coast of British Columbia, the mystical archipelago of Haida Gwaii (previously known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) is a place of unrivalled natural beauty and is rightly found on the must-see list of many travellers. Drawing on his detailed knowledge of Haida Gwaii's geography, social history and natural attractions, Dennis Horwood has produced a guide to the region that equips visitors with everything they need to know.

Honeybees

Honeybees

By Deborah Heiligman, Carla Golemebe

By National Geographic Society, 2007

Children follow the life of a busy worker bee as she moves from job to job in the hive, helping the community in various ways. As a nurse bee, the worker feeds the larvae, nourishing the young into adulthood. As a forager bee, she flies long distances in search of nectar, pollinating plants as she moves from flower to flower. And as a guard bee, the worker warns the hive of intruders and battles honey-stealing robber bees from other hives. The simple, informative text and vibrant gouache art highlight the many activities of these busy insects and their amazing sense of community, while a special experiment encourages kids to dance like a honeybee to learn about bee communication.

How to be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

How to be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

By Keri Smith

By Perigee Books, 2008

Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists. The mission Smith proposes? To document and observe the world around you. As if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to. With a series of interactive prompts and a beautifully hand-illustrated package, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world through this gorgeous book.

How to Fold

How to Fold

By Pepin Press

By Pepin Press, 2002

Packaging is an important factor in any retail environment and a key element in most marketing strategies. Consumers react immediately to package shapes, and are influenced by them when making buying decisions. Different product categories are often easy to recognize by their characteristic form, for example chocolate boxes or milk cartons. On the other hand, a manufacturer of an exclusive product, such as jewellery or perfume, may deliberately choose an unusual, eye-catching form. HOW TO FOLD is a unique step-by-step manual, containing hundreds of great folding ideas and ready-to-use designs. This book is an essential tool for anyone involved in the fields of graphic and industrial design, advertising, and printing. All patterns are stored in eps vector format on the enclosed CD-ROMs. They may be used freely to create new designs, and can be scaled and modified to suit any conceivable purpose.

How to Get People to Do Stuff: Master the Art and Science of Persuasion and Motivation

How to Get People to Do Stuff: Master the Art and Science of Persuasion and Motivation

By Susan M. Weinschenk

By New Riders, 2013

We all want people to do stuff. Whether you want your customers to buy from you, vendors to give you a good deal, your employees to take more initiative, or your spouse to make dinner--a large amount of everyday is about getting the people around you to do stuff. Instead of using your usual tactics that sometimes work and sometimes don't, what if you could harness the power of psychology and brain science to motivate people to do the stuff you want them to do - even getting people to want to do the stuff you want them to do.

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where and Why It Happens

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where and Why It Happens

By Benedict Carey

By Random House, 2014

In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey’s search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives—and less of a chore.

If… A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

If… A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

By David L. Smith, Steve Adams

By Kids Can Press, 2014

"Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But what if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch? Instantly, we'd see our world in a whole new way." So begins this endlessly intriguing guide to better understanding all those really big ideas and numbers children come across on a regular basis. Author David J. Smith has found clever devices to scale down everything from time lines (the history of Earth compressed into one year), to quantities (all the wealth in the world divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets shown as different types of balls). Accompanying each description is a kid-friendly drawing by illustrator Steve Adams that visually reinforces the concept. By simply reducing everything to human scale, Smith has made the incomprehensible easier to grasp, and therefore more meaningful. The children who just love these kinds of fact-filled, knock-your-socks-off books will want to read this one from cover to cover. It will find the most use, however, as an excellent classroom reference that can be reached for again and again when studying scale and measurement in math, and also for any number of applications in social studies, science and language arts. For those who want to delve a little deeper, Smith has included six suggestions for classroom projects. There is also a full page of resource information at the back of the book.

Imagine a Night

Imagine a Night

By Sarah L. Thomson

By Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003

Imagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed. Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a nighttime adventure. Imagine a night when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle, and his field of sunflowers begins to dip and sway to the rhythm. Imagine a night when ordinary objects magically become extraordinary...a night when it is possible to believe the impossible.

In Fine Form: A Contemporary Look at Form Poetry (2nd Edition)

In Fine Form: A Contemporary Look at Form Poetry (2nd Edition)

By Sandy Shreve, Kate Braid

By Caitlin Press, 2016

The second edition of In Fine Form is an anthology that continues to break new ground, a thrilling collection of more than 25 forms and 180 poems arranged by section, one for each form, with a brief introduction to the form s history and variations. An extended essay explores common poetic terms and technical devices. Surprising and exhilarating, here is a showcase for some of the best poetry this country has produced.

Inner City Angels: Arts in Education in Toronto Priority Schools

Inner City Angels: Arts in Education in Toronto Priority Schools

By

By Inner City Angels, 2008

Inspirational Heroes in Our World

Inspirational Heroes in Our World

By Division 7 at Strathcona Elementary

By Writers' Exchange, 2014

Inspired to Soar: Honouring Liviung Aboriginal Role Models *

Inspired to Soar: Honouring Liviung Aboriginal Role Models *

By

By Aborginal Education School District 43, 2003

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

By Jessica DeViney, Sarah Harris, Sandra Duncan, Mary Ann Roddy, Lo

By Gryphon House, 2010

The classroom environment is an essential component for maximizing learning experiences for young children. Inspiring Spaces for Young Children invites teachers to enhance children's educational environments in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities that are often overlooked in early childhood classrooms, such as nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points. Step-by-step instructions and lush photographs take educators through the process of transforming ordinary classrooms into creative, beautiful learning spaces, providing children with an environment where they can learn and grow. With easy-to-implement ideas that incorporate nature, children's artwork, and everyday classroom materials, the photographs and ideas in this book promote creativity, learning, and simple beauty.

Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning

Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning

By Leah M. Melber, Alyce Hunter

By SAGE Publications, Inc, 2010

With an emphasis on active learning, this supplementary text helps busy elementary and middle school teachers engage all students in the vibrant world of social studies. This inquiry-based book presents hands-on explorations, interaction with primary sources, and critical thinking activities, that provide concrete methods to successfully integrate the language arts into the social studies curriculum.

Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You (2nd Edition)

Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You (2nd Edition)

By Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth

By Elegance, 2000

Reconnect with nature through sketching and writing with these simple methods for capturing the living beauty of each season. Clare Walker Leslie and co-author Charles E. Roth offer easy techniques, exercises, and prompts for all ages.

Kids Can Write Travel Guides, Too: A Book of Things to See and Do in Vancouver

Kids Can Write Travel Guides, Too: A Book of Things to See and Do in Vancouver

By The Kids of the Writers' Exchange

By Writers' Exchange, 2014

A kids-eye view of some of Vancouver's top tourist sites. Includes tips, photos, little-known facts and even a guide to Playland's best rides! All writing and photography by the kids of the Writers' Exchange.

Leadership Advocacy Communication: A Vision for Arts Education in Canada

Leadership Advocacy Communication: A Vision for Arts Education in Canada

By Betty Hanley

By CMEA, 1999

Arts Educators across Canada continue to meet challenges to the delivery of quality arts education, programs in dance, drama, music, the visual arts. The challenges multifaceted; solutions will require the concerted imaginative efforts, contributions, and support of many groups and individuals.The National Symposium on Arts Education hosted by the Canadian Music Education Association, provided an opportunity for educators, professional artists, and representatives from arts organizations and government agencies to discuss a vision for arts education in Canada and ways of gathering support for and sharing the vision. Issues related to the development of a national arts policy, a national arts framework and the viability of national standards in arts were the focus of presentations. These proceedings bring the reader into the dialogue. Become part of the solution.

Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask

Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask

By Michael M. Kaiser

By Brandeis University Press, 2010

Not-for-profit arts organizations struggled to survive the recent economic recession. In this increasingly hardscrabble environment, it is absolutely imperative that the boards of these organizations function as energetically, creatively, and efficiently as possible. Michael M. Kaiser s personal history with boards of arts organizations began when he served on the board of the Washington Opera (now the Washington National Opera) in 1983. Today, in his capacity as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kaiser recently completed a 50-state, 69-city Arts in Crisis tour. Board issues came up repeatedly as central to the success or failure of the organization. Drawing on these and many other conversations, nationally and internationally, Kaiser s book offers members of boards and staffs the information they need to create the healthy atmosphere necessary to thriving arts organizations.

Learning and the Arts: Crossing Boundaries

Learning and the Arts: Crossing Boundaries

By

By Admur S. Associates, Inc, 2000

Learning Partnerships: Improving Learning in Schools with Arts Partners in the Community

Learning Partnerships: Improving Learning in Schools with Arts Partners in the Community

By

By Arts Education Partnership, 1999

Learning the Arts in an Age of Uncertainty

Learning the Arts in an Age of Uncertainty

By Walter Pitman

By Arts Education Council of Ontario, 1998

Learning Through the Arts: National Assessment 1999-2002

Learning Through the Arts: National Assessment 1999-2002

By Rena Upitis, Katherine Smithrim

By 2003

Learning to Live, Living to Learn: Perspectives on Arts Education in Canada

Learning to Live, Living to Learn: Perspectives on Arts Education in Canada

By

By Canadian Commission for Unesco, 2005

Little Houses: A Counting Book

Little Houses: A Counting Book

By Helen Musselwhite

By Laurence King Publishing, 2015

Learn to count from one to ten with little houses around the world! Visit a variety of charming little houses around the world-- right the way from one Scottish crofter's cottage to ten town houses beside a canal in Amsterdam. Created by papercut artist Helen Musselwhite, each scene has lots of details to spot and count together. Also includes fun facts about each type of house for extra spotting fun.

Magical Animal Adoption Agency: The Enchanted Egg

Magical Animal Adoption Agency: The Enchanted Egg

By Kallie George, Alexandra Boiger

By Harper Trophy Canada, 2015

There's a new resident at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency-but this one hasn''t hatched yet. Mr. Jams brought home a mysterious egg from his last journey, and Clover can''t wait to find out what kind of creature it contains! So, with Mr. Jams away on Agency business, Clover spends extra time caring for the egg. One morning, Clover finds that the egg has hatched overnight, and the baby animal is nowhere to be seen! With Dipity, the Agency''s green kitten, by her side, Clover hunts for the little magical animal. But the Agency has many visitors, and she has to match them with their perfect pets, too. Will Clover be able to save the mysterious magical animal before Mr. Jams returns from his trip? In the second book in Kallie George''s delightful illustrated chapter book series, Clover meets a jovial pair of giants, a cupcake-baking ghost, a colorful young leprechaun, and a very special magical animal; one that must be seen to be believed!

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

By Scott Doorley, Scott Witthoft, David Kelley

By John Wiley & Sons, 2012

An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration. Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play - and innovate.

Making the Case for Arts Education: A Summary of Research and Trends in Arts Education

Making the Case for Arts Education: A Summary of Research and Trends in Arts Education

By

By Ontario Arts Council, 1997

Microsoft Excel 2010 On Demand

Microsoft Excel 2010 On Demand

By Steve Johnson

By Que Publishing, 2010

Need answers quickly? Microsoft Excel 2010 On Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Mix It Up!

Mix It Up!

By Hervé Tullet

By Chronicle Books, 2014

Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.

Morton the Magician and His Magnificent Magic Show

Morton the Magician and His Magnificent Magic Show

By Sheldon Casavant, Amanda Woodward

By Sheldon Casavant Productions, 2010

Morton the Magician and his Magnificent Magic Show is an illustrated children’s book about a young boy’s inspiring journey to become a magician. Harry, a trained magician’s rabbit, helps Morton, a young boy, overcome his fear of performing in front of an audience. Together, Morton and Harry create a magic show that can only be described as magnificent.

Musi-matics!: Music and Arts Integrated Math Enrichment Lessons

Musi-matics!: Music and Arts Integrated Math Enrichment Lessons

By Karin K. Nolan

By Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009

Plan an entire year of an arts-integrated mathematics curriculum with ready-to-use lesson plans and resources designed for elementary classroom and music teachers. Eighteen lesson plans combine the mathematics curriculum with music, movement, and visual art to enrich your classroom instruction and supplement your curricula. Author and educator Karin Nolan has gathered primary elementary math and fine arts standards from around the country (including the national arts standards) and created lessons for those objectives found most often. Also included are guidelines for developing your arts-integrated lesson plans to maximize your students' learning and creativity. There is a unique gentleness and passion in music and the arts that one cannot experience or express through any other means, and this book brings some of that beauty and creativity into elementary classrooms. Teachers reinforce both math and musical concepts through enjoyable techniques designed to enhance student mastery. Musi-Matics! has also successfully been used in college classes for elementary education and music education methods courses. This book guides teachers and future teachers through the lesson planning process and through arts-integration concepts.

New Entries: Learning by Writing and Drawing

New Entries: Learning by Writing and Drawing

By Shagoury Hubbard, Karen Ernst

By Heinemann, 1996

In this text, the 13 contributors share ways they are working to connect the visual arts to literacy instruction as well as to their own lives. The chapters give the readers snapshots of whole classes and take them in for a closer look with case studies of individual children.

Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-Based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity

Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-Based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity

By Susan Kenny Stevens

By Stagewise Enterprises, Inc, 2008

Nonprofit Lifecycles weighs in with a developmental perspective on nonprofit capacity and its relationship to increased organizational performance. Offering practical insights and thought-provoking case illustrations, this book presents seven nonprofit lifecycle stages and the predictable tasks, challenges, and inevitable growing pains that nonprofits encounter and can hope to master on the road to organizational sustainability.

Northwest Coast Button Blanket Activity and Colouring Book

Northwest Coast Button Blanket Activity and Colouring Book

By Sgaana Jaada, Christine MacKenzie, Anastasia Hendry

By Yuklaanas Publishing, 2012

Button blankets have been in use for a very long time and are part of the regalia of many Northwest Coast First Nations people including the Haida, Nisga’a, Tsimshian, Tahltan and Tlingit peoples. The designs or crests on the button blanket identify the dancer’s or wearers family history, family crest, lineage, clans, rank and social status. The Northwest Coast First Nations people first created them after contact with fur traders, explorers and the Hudson’s Bay. Button blankets are worn to a variety of ceremonies including potlatches, pole raisings, a naming, memorials, feasts, weddings, graduations, public performances and dances. This book was designed to allow you to make a miniature version of a button blanket.

Now Hear This!: Careers in Music and Sound Recording

Now Hear This!: Careers in Music and Sound Recording

By

By Cultural Human Resources Council

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Now, Discover Your Strengths

By Marcus Buckingham, Donald O. Clifton

By Free Press, 2001

Based on a massive Gallup study of 2 million people, this book shows 1) individuals how to cultivate their own career strengths and strengths, 2) managers how to capitalize the talents of their people, and 3) executives how to build an entire organization around the talents of each employee.

One City, Many Children: Reggio Emilia, A History of the Present *

One City, Many Children: Reggio Emilia, A History of the Present *

By Reggio Children

By Reggio Children, 2012

One City, Many Children recounts the story of the birth and development of Reggio Emilia’s early years services, the nido and scuola d’infanzia, a research project bringing together the voices and thoughts of many ‘protagonists’ and which refers to many sources.

Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative

Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative

By Ken Robinson

By Capstone Publishing Ltd, 2001

It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential—in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities—we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative.

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

By Francesco Pittau, Bernadette Gervais

By Chronicle Books, 2010

In this big, beautiful, astonishing book, more than 50 animals are hiding. In elegant drawings and graphic, eye-catching layouts, Out of Sight will enthrall children with the amazing variety of the animal kingdom.

Over and Under the Snow

Over and Under the Snow

By Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal

By Chronicle Books, 2011

Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators

By Patrick Lencioni

By Jossey-Bass, 2005

In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni's bestseller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamouring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions--using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team? Written concisely and to the point, this guide gives leaders, line managers, and consultants alike the tools they need to get their teams up and running quickly and effectively.

Painted Lives and Shifting Landscapes: Paintings, Prints, and Murals

Painted Lives and Shifting Landscapes: Paintings, Prints, and Murals

By Richard Tetrault

By Anvil Press, 2004

Painted Lives and Shifting Landscapes showcases the artwork of Vancouver painter, printmaker and muralist Richard Tetrault. Tetrault's work explores universal themes of the figure and the urban landscape. From Berlin to Bangkok to Vancouver, his artwork revisits these themes over thirty years. His imagery is at its most direct in street drawings and paintings, more symbolic in monoprints and studio work, and most iconic in woodcuts and linocuts. While Tetrault's studio work reflects the urban setting, his murals are a direct attempt to influence the physical texture of the street. Numerous mural projects and collaborations bring the artist face-to-face with the edginess and the creative spirit of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Any Managemen

Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Any Managemen

By Meryl Runion

By McGraw Hill, 2010

Offers a crash course in communication skills for the workplace. Filled with sample scripts for typical scenarios, and several 'PowerPhrases', this book gives you the tools you need to establish your role as a leader - and achieve your goals with your coworkers' support. It helps you learn how to choose the right words at the right time.

Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book

Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book

By Lynda Barry

By Drawn & Quarterly, 2010

Lynda Barry single-handedly created a literary genre all her own, the graphic memoir/how-to, otherwise known as the bestselling, the acclaimed, but most important, the adored and the inspirational What It Is. The R. R. Donnelley and Eisner Award–winning book posed, explored, and answered the question: "Do you wish you could write?" Now with Picture This, Barry asks: "Do you wish you could draw?" It features the return of Barry's most beloved character, Marlys, and introduces a new one, the Near-sighted Monkey. LikeWhat It Is, Picture This is an inspirational, take-home extension of Barry's traveling, continually sold-out, and sought-after workshop, "Writing the Unthinkable."

Pictures and Words Together: Children Illustrating and Writing Their Own Books

Pictures and Words Together: Children Illustrating and Writing Their Own Books

By Paul Johnson

By Heinemann, 1997

Teachers everywhere have found that book making has the power to motivate even the most reluctant writers. By combining illustrations and texts, children engage in a kind of communication that transcends the sum of its parts-their pictures and words interact to convey a new level of meaning. In Pictures and Words Together, Paul Johnson addresses important questions about the process: What do children learn through illustrating their texts? How do texts and illustrations "work" together? He shows how preschool and primary students can be taught to create books that fuse their writing and drawing in profound ways. He offers advice on helping children think about the most effective ways to blend text and pictures, draw the characters and settings for their narratives, and publish their books using simple cutting, folding, and binding techniques. Filled with practical suggestions for teaching and evaluation, as well as abundant examples of children's work, this book is essential reading for those who want to enrich the writing and visual communication experience for children.

Picturing Learning: Artists and Writers in the Classroom

Picturing Learning: Artists and Writers in the Classroom

By Karen Earnst

By Heinemann, 1993

Picturing Learning is the story of how Karen Ernst, a former middle school English teacher, developed an artists workshop parallel to a writers workshop, integrating reading and writing into an elementary art program. The artists workshop includes literature and writing, student choice and collaboration, portfolio as a means of assessment, and exhibition. Students are empowered to learn as they make choices selecting topics and media, discuss art, and share their writing.

Pinhole Cameras: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

Pinhole Cameras: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

By Chris Keeney

By Princeton Architectural Press, 2011

Did you ever think that the oatmeal container you open every morning when you make breakfast could be turned into a camera? Or that the mint tin sitting on your desk is capable of creating stunning images? In Pinhole Cameras, photographer and pinhole aficionado Chris Keeney shows you how to transform basic household containers—a shoebox, a coffee can, a matchbox—into amazing photographic devices.

Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd Edition)

Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd Edition)

By Marita Sturken, Lisa Cartwright

By Oxford University Press, 2009

This comprehensive and engaging introduction to visual culture explores the ways we use and understand images. It looks at painting, photography, film, television, and new media across the realms of art, advertising, news, science, and law. Authors Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright present the diverse ranges of approaches to visual analysis that have emerged in the last few decades, and lead the reader through the key theories of visual culture in an accessible and highly readable approach.

Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects

Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects

By Christine Schmidt

By Potter Craft, 2011

This is a book for low budgets and high ambition. Read it and you will learn how to put images of things onto other things. You will start by rolling up your sleeves. Your shirt will be stained anyways. At some point, you will harness the power of the sun. Go ahead, look inside. You will see that you do not need a fancy studio to print a T-shirt or a picnic blanket. There is no specialized machine required to print anything you want in any room you want. A mural, a dartboard, a deck of cards, these are all possible. In a week or a month, you will wake up to find you know words like acetate and substrate. You will be comfortable talking about ink and shopping at military supply stores. Perhaps most important of all, you will be printing images of things onto other things.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

By Susan Cain

By Broadway Books, 2013

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts. Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert." This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

By Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

By Jossey-Bass, 2008

First published in 1984, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal's best-selling book has become a classic in the field. Its four-frame model examines organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples: The Structural Frame (how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results); The Human Resource Frame (how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics); The Political Frame (how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics); The Symbolic Frame (how to shape a culture that gives purpose and meaning to work, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build team spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story). This new edition contains a wealth of new examples from both the private and the nonprofit sectors.

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

By Nancy Duarte

By Wiley, 2010

Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action. Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don't resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action. Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact. Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution. Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.

Resource Booklet for Elementary Drama

Resource Booklet for Elementary Drama

By Vancouver School Board

By Education Services Group, Vancouver School Board

Roberto: The Insect Architect

Roberto: The Insect Architect

By Nina Laden

By Chronicle Books, 2000

No one will hire Roberto the architect because he also happens to be a termite, so he sets off to the city to find success on his own.

Run with the Coywolves *

Run with the Coywolves *

By

By Tin Can Studio and Windsor House School, 2015

Salish Sea: A Handbook for Educators

Salish Sea: A Handbook for Educators

By Holly Arntzen, Daphne Macnaughton, Briony Penn, Gloria Snively

By Parks Canada, 2001

Scraps: An Inspirational Field Guide to Collage

Scraps: An Inspirational Field Guide to Collage

By Elsebeth Gynther, Christine Clemmensen

By Lark Books, 2009

Few artistic pursuits lend themselves to free-form creativity like collage: using paper, cloth, old maps, memorabilia, and more, anyone can produce quality artwork. The authors provide helpful tips on texture and coloring techniques, photocopying and image transfer ideas, and even creating stamps and stitching on the surface. Lush colour photography showcases outstanding examples of beautiful work.

Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters *

Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters *

By David Hockney

By Thames and Hudson, 2006

Join one of the most influential artists of our time as he investigates the painting techniques of the Old Masters. Hockney’s extensive research led him to conclude that artists such as Caravaggio, Velázquez, da Vinci, and other hyperrealists actually used optics and lenses to create their masterpieces.In this passionate yet pithy book, Hockney takes readers on a journey of discovery as he builds a case that mirrors and lenses were used by the great masters to create their highly detailed and realistic paintings and drawings. Hundreds of the best-known and best-loved paintings are reproduced alongside his straightforward analysis. Hockney also includes his own photographs and drawings to illustrate techniques used to capture such accurate likenesses. Extracts from historical and modern documents and correspondence with experts from around the world further illuminate this thought-provoking book that will forever change how the world looks at art. Secret Knowledge will open your eyes to how we perceive the world and how we choose to represent it.

Sense of Place *

Sense of Place *

By ArtStarts in Schools

By ArtStarts in Schools, 2013

Shin-chi's Canoe

Shin-chi's Canoe

By Nicola I. Campbell, Kim LaFave

By Grounwood Books, 2008

When they arrive at school, Shi-shi-etko reminds Shinchi, her six-year-old brother, that they can only use their English names and that they can't speak to each other. For Shinchi, life becomes an endless cycle of church mass, school, and work, punctuated by skimpy meals. He finds solace at the river, clutching a tiny cedar canoe, a gift from his father, and dreaming of the day when the salmon return to the river — a sign that it’s almost time to return home. This poignant story about a devastating chapter in First Nations history is told at a child’s level of understanding.

Sky High

Sky High

By Germano Zullo, Albertine

By Chronicle Books, 2012

In this charming illustrated tale, two competing neighbors begin embellishing their houses, only to find themselves caught up in a race to build the tallest, most decadent skyscraper featuring solid gold doors, diamond-encrusted pillars, grand ballrooms, expensive paintings, live tigers, and indoor swimming pools—with consequences inevitable, and not. Kids will love spotting the funny details hidden in this witty take on an age-old moral, while their parents—particularly any who've ever undertaken a remodel—will chuckle with recognition.

Sound Play *

Sound Play *

By ArtStarts in Schools

By ArtStarts in Schools, 2014

Starshine!

Starshine!

By Ellen Schwartz

By Polestar, 2000

StARTing With…  (2nd Edition)

StARTing With… (2nd Edition)

By Kit Grauer, Rita L. Irwin,

By Canadian Society for Education through Art, 2005

Status Report on Fine Arts Education in British Columbia, 1986

Status Report on Fine Arts Education in British Columbia, 1986

By

By BC Arts in Education Council, 1986

Story Drama: Reading, Writing and Role Playing Across the Curriculum (2nd Edition)

Story Drama: Reading, Writing and Role Playing Across the Curriculum (2nd Edition)

By David Booth

By Pembroke Publishers, 2005

This charming book includes model lessons and simple frameworks for creating a safe and enriching environment that will enhance language growth, literacy, and problem solving. David Booth offers specific examples, practical advice, and stories to show teachers that anyone can create powerful story drama.

Student Art Exhibitions: New Ideas and Approaches

Student Art Exhibitions: New Ideas and Approaches

By Bill Zuk, Robert Dalton

By National Art Education Association, 2001

The display of student art is much more than pictures on a wall and an eye pleasing arrangement; this is a text that conveys a great deal about the ideas and accomplishments of both teachers and students. New thinking on goals and methods of student art exhibitions allows us to more thoughtfully construct that text and invites educators to share 'best practices.' Student Art Exhibitions: New Ideas and Approaches includes sections on: cultural and historical perspectives; students as curators; planning and presenting an exhibition; pedagogical exhibitions and advocacy; and new venues on the Web.

Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools and Observations on the Artistic Process

Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools and Observations on the Artistic Process

By Sarah Trigg

By Princeton Architectural Press, 2013

Artist and writer Sarah Trigg embarked on an ambitious field expedition across the United States in 2009, interviewing more than two hundred artists in their studios. Through conversations with a wide spectrum of painters, performance artists, sculptors, photographers, video artists, and others, Trigg set out to investigate contemporary artmaking practices.

Superfab Saves the Day

Superfab Saves the Day

By Jean Leroy, Bérengère Delaporte

By Owlkids Books, 2014

Meet Superfab: the best-dressed superhero around. He's got a walk-in closet, an extensive collection of outfits, and fabulous style to boot. The only problem is, he can't leave his house to go fight crime until he has the perfect outfit on - and sometimes that takes awhile. It often takes so long that by the time he arrives at the scene of a crime, another superhero has already gotten the job done. Superfab finds himself less and less in demand, until one day he gets called to help out in a crisis where all other superheroes have been defeated - and he discovers that his exquisite sense of style is just the weapon he needs to beat (and befriend) this particular monster.

Susan Point: Spindle Whorl *

Susan Point: Spindle Whorl *

By Grant Arnold, Ian Thom

By Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing, 2017

Susan Point: Spindle Whorl surveys the works of Coast Salish artist Susan Point that employ the spindle whorl. Coast Salish refers to a disparate group of Indigenous peoples settled in the Pacific Northwest. In the US they reside in Washington State and in Oregon, while in Canada they reside in British Columbia. The ""spindle whorl"" refers to a carved, circular plate attached to the end of a wooden spindle that acts to lend weight during the wool spinning process. In Coast Salish tradition spindle whorls are carved with powerful, symmetrical designs which blur and merge as the spindle turns. In Point's work, the spindle whorl is frequently used to make two-dimensional work, such as paper screen prints, in addition to being used with the traditional three-dimensional mediums of glass, wood carving, rawhide drums and wool. Due to her mixed-media use of the spindle whorl, Point is widely credited with introducing the tool into modern art. Point's work is discussed in the context of Canadian modern art in a Foreword by Kathleen Bartels, Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The project is overseen by editors Grant Arnold and Ian Thom. Arnold is currently Curator of British Columbian Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery, where, over the past 30 years, he has organized more than 60 exhibitions of historical, modern and contemporary art from British Columbia. Thom is a Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2009 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his work in advocating for Indigenous artists.

Taan's Moons: A Haida Moon Story

Taan's Moons: A Haida Moon Story

By Alison Gear, Kiki van der Heiden

By McKellar and Martin, 2014

"There’s a moon in the sky. It looks like a drum, which guides the earth where Taan is from." So begins a year in the life of Taan, which means “bear” in the Haida Language. Alison Gear has based this wonderfully engaging and thoughtful story on one version of the Haida Moon cycle. It follows Taan as she experiences the wonder of the unfolding seasons. Kiki van der Heiden worked closely with the children on Haida Gwaii to create the absolutely stunning felted artwork that gracefully complements each page of Taan’s story. This is a story woven together by the community on Haida Gwaii. Alison and Kiki worked closely with elders, teachers, children, parents, and caregivers to produce this unforgettable book. The title of each moon cycle has been translated into both Skidegate and Old Massett Haida, honouring language and wisdom. The children involved in this project, under Kiki’s gentle guidance, were hands-on each rendering of the felt pieces until they became the sculpted illustrations currently featured in Taan’s Moons.

Take Shelter: At Home Around the World

Take Shelter: At Home Around the World

By Nikki Tate

By Orca Book Publishers, 2014

A roof, a door, some windows, a floor. All houses have them, but not all houses are alike. Some have wings (airplane homes), some have wheels((Romany vardoes), some float; some are made of straw, some of snow and ice. Some are enormous, some are tiny; some are permanent and some are temporary. But all are home. Take Shelter explores the way people live all over the world and beyond--from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from an underground house in Las Vegas to the International Space Station. Everywhere people live, they adapt to their surroundings and create unique environments, using innovative techniques to provide that most basic of needs: shelter.

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

By Rafe Esquith

By Penguin Books, 2007

Perhaps the most famous fifth-grade teacher in America, Rafe Esquith has won numerous awards and even honorary citizenship in the British Empire for his outstandingly successful methods. In his Los Angeles public school classroom, he helps impoverished immigrant children understand Shakespeare, play Vivaldi, and become happy, self-confident people. This bestseller gives any teacher or parent all the techniques, exercises, and innovations that have made its author an educational icon, from personal codes of behavior to tips on tackling literature and algebra. The result is a powerful book for anyone concerned about the future of our children.

Teaching Integrated Arts in the Primary School: Dance, Drama, Music, and the Visual Arts

Teaching Integrated Arts in the Primary School: Dance, Drama, Music, and the Visual Arts

By Anne Bloomfield, John Childs

By David Fulton Publishers, 2000

This text reasserts the place of the arts in the primary school curriculum at reception and Key Stages 1 and 2. Acknowledging the time constraints of a crowded curriculum, the author stresses a common developmental approach to the different forms of creative and aesthetic expression. The arts are presented as the vital fourth R, integrated modes of learning alongside reading, writing and arithmetic, where children can absorb and express ideas, feelings and attitudes. Guidance is given on the development of a personal, autonomous teaching style and on evaluating and monitoring children's progression in skill acquisition, creative production and critical response.

The Abundant Not-for-Profit: How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization

The Abundant Not-for-Profit: How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization

By Colleen Kelly, Lynda Gerty

By Vantage Point, 2013

It's time to combine two supposedly opposite concepts: abundance and not-for-profit. It's time to replace scarcity with possibility. We've seen it happen. It's a game changer. Get ready for theory, tips, case studies and practical tools that will equip you to attract, meaningfully engage and align an abundance of talented people towards your mission.

The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

By Carol Strickland

By Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1992

A layman's guide to art history provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society.

The Art Journal Workshop: Break Through, Explore, and Make it Your Own

The Art Journal Workshop: Break Through, Explore, and Make it Your Own

By Traci Bunkers

By Quarry Books, 2011

Many people want to express themselves through visual journaling, but are stuck or intimidated with how to get started, what to write, or how to move beyond gluing down a few images or putting some paint on the paper. With beautiful illustrations, The Art Journal Workshop breaks down the entire working process of journaling with step-by-step photos and instructions from start to finish. You'll learn how to use different media such as paint, photographs, and collage, while following journaling prompts and exercises to help you dig deeper and enrich the journaling process and experience. Traci Bunkers discusses the benefits of visual journaling, and walks you through battling a creative funk when you're feeling down or uninspired. Additionally, The Art Journal Workshop provides exclusive access to online videos that show the author creating six visual journal pages from the book, start to finish, through time-lapse video clips. This visual guide enhances the information in the book, showing her work progress in a way that goes beyond what can be captured in still photographs or through text.

The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

By Katrien Van der Schueren

By Chronicle Books, 2011

Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details. With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, design, science, or natural history.

The Art of Mistakes: Unexpected Painting Techniques and the Practice of Creative Thinking

The Art of Mistakes: Unexpected Painting Techniques and the Practice of Creative Thinking

By Melanie Rothschild

By North Light Books, 2014

When it comes to mistakes, we're all experts. Really. Yet fear of making mistakes often holds us back from trying new things. Inside, you will discover how our mistakes can be powerful opportunities for new ideas that we could never think up deliberately. Whether you are a seasoned artist, or just getting started, learning to embrace and use mistakes can spell the beginning of a new chapter in your art-making life. Perhaps you were told by a former teacher or "expert" that your drawing or painting wasn't good enough, or you've had your creativity stymied in some other way. Maybe you have artistic impulses and desires but feel like you aren't one of the "chosen few" who can make art. Now you can learn ideas and painting techniques that show you a way of creative thinking that turn even your mistakes into beautiful works of art!

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

By Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander

By Penguin Group, 2002

Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.

The Art of Storytelling: Careers in Heritage

The Art of Storytelling: Careers in Heritage

By

By Cultural Human Resources Council

The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations

The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations

By Michael M. Kaiser

By Brandeis University Press, 2008

The Art of the Turnaround he shares with readers his ten basic rules for bringing financially distressed arts organizations back to life and keeping them strong. These rules cover the requirements for successful leadership, the pitfalls of cost cutting, the necessity of extending the programming calendar, the centrality of effective marketing and fund raising, and the importance of focusing on the present with a positive public message. In chapters organized chronologically, Kaiser brings his ten rules vividly to life in discussions of the four arts organizations he is credited with saving. The book concludes with a chapter on his experiences at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, an arts organization that needed an artistic turnaround when he became the president in 2001 and that today exemplifies in practice many of the ten rules he discusses throughout his book.

The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Art of Thinking Clearly

By Rolf Dobelli

By HarperCollins, 2013

In engaging prose and with practical examples and anecdotes, an eye-opening look at human reasoning and essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make.

The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World

The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World

By Lisa Phillips

By Lisa Phillips, 2012

This book explores why leadership skills taught through the arts are what young people need most to be successful in life. Competition for jobs is fierce and global and the current state of the world requires an ability to constantly adapt to change. Is the coming generation ready to face the realities of life after school? Education in the arts should not be reserved for the talented few, but promoted as the means for all children to develop skills in: creative thinking, confidence, problem-solving, accountability, relationship building, communication, adaptability and dreaming big. Lisa s book explores how to give children a competitive edge by giving them an artistic one! Foreword written by Raymond Aaron, New York Times bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Parent s Soul. To learn more about the book and the work of Lisa Phillips please visit: www.theartisticedge.ca Praise for The Artistic Edge: This wonderful, intelligent, highly readable book is a persuasive and passionate explanation of precisely why experiences in the arts should be an essential part of every child s education. It s strongly recommended for parents and professionals who prepare young people for success in life. Michael Brandwein, author Learning Leadership and Skill of the Day: What Great Leaders of Young People Do and Say About The Author: Lisa Philips is an author, blog journalist, arts and leadership educator, mentor and business owner. As CEO of Canada s Academy of Stage and Studio Arts, Lisa has made her professional journey around bringing arts education and leadership development to as many young people as possible throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. She has been working with children in camping and the arts for over 16 years and believes in the boundless creative energy of young people. Lisa is dedicated to inspiring them to achieve their goals.

The Arts and Education: New Opportunities for Reseach

The Arts and Education: New Opportunities for Reseach

By

By Arts Education Partnership, 2004

The Arts and Education: New Opportunities for Reseach

The Arts and Education: New Opportunities for Reseach

By

By Arts Education Partnership, 2004

The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum

The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum

By Claudia E. Cornett, Katharine L. Smithrim

By Prentice Hall, 2000

Designed for Arts Education courses and other methods courses for undergraduate education majors and practicing classroom teachers, the goal of this textbook is to help teachers meaningfully integrate literature, art, drama, dance and music throughout the curricular area by providing an arts knowledge base, clear reasons for integration, and specific arts integration principles. Intended for undergraduate education majors or practicing classroom teachers new to the concept of integrating the arts, the text's creative problem-solving process and integrated approach uses the arts as tools to learn. The only book on the market which clearly makes the case to integrate the arts on a daily basis, The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum, summarizes the concepts and skills of literature, visual art, drama, and dance methods and shows teachers how to plan and implement units and specific lessons which integrate at least one art form with a curricular area in each lesson.

The ArtsSmarts Story

The ArtsSmarts Story

By Silver Donald Cameron

By Canadian Conference of the Arts, 2001

The Bear's Song

The Bear's Song

By Benjamin Chaud

By Chronicle Books, 2013

Papa Bear wakes up to find his son missing, and his search leads him to an opera house and a command performance.

The Birds

The Birds

By Roger Tory Peterson

By Time-Life Books, 1967

The Black Rubber Column: From Conceptionof an Idea to Realization of a Final Model *

The Black Rubber Column: From Conceptionof an Idea to Realization of a Final Model *

By Diana Preschool

By Reggio Children, 2009

A work and study notebooks, Clothes for columns, is an in-depth study from the “if columns were…,” project from the “The Wonder of Learning” exhibition. The notebook documents the final realization phase of a project carried out by children ages 5-6 at the Diana preschool. The graphics in this publication are of especially high quality due to the atelierista’s specific artistic background.

The Book of Agreement: 10 Essential Elements for Getting the Results You Want

The Book of Agreement: 10 Essential Elements for Getting the Results You Want

By Stewart Levine

By Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002

For many people, negotiating an agreement is an adversarial process. But in this book, conflict resolution expert Stewart Levine shows how to design agreements collaboratively to reflect a clear joint vision of the desired outcome and produce results.The Book of Agreement provides ten powerful tools for creating successful agreements together. These tools help both parties clarify expectations, establish standards, and build partnership. Also included are more than 25 agreement templates that cover all areas of life. Professional templates include financial planners, realtors, therapists, consultants, and engineers; personal templates include spouses and domestic partners, children, and parents.

The Book of Awe

The Book of Awe

By Natasha Tessier, Anil Tortop

By 2012

Are you awed by the smell of flowers or the busy buzz of bees? Are you awed by the fall of the snow or the rustle of the trees? In The Book of Awe, readers are reminded to take a minute and see the beauty in the everyday things around them.

The Book of Gold: Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2015

The Book of Gold: Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2015

By

By Writers' Exchange, 2015

The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development (3rd Edition)

The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development (3rd Edition)

By Ellen Van Velsor, Cynthia D. McCauley, Marian N. Ruderman

By Jossey-Bass, 2010

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the world’s largest institution devoted exclusively to leadership research and education. Since 1970, CCL has studied and trained hundreds of thousands of executives and worked with them to create practical models, tools, and publications for the development of effective leaders and leadership. This third edition of The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership brings together a wealth of practical knowledge that CCL has gained from this experience. It explores the essence of leadership development, reveals how individuals can effectively enhance their leadership skills, and demonstrates what organizations can do to help build leaders and leadership capacity.

The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist

The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist

By Karen Michel

By Quarry Books, 2005

A wide range of techniques borrowed from both traditional and digital art has recently begun to blend into one art form, known as altered art. The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery is the only book currently on the market that provides fascinating tips and creative ideas solely focused on this new form of art. An in-depth discussion manipulation techniques is supplied, making this an essential handbook for all artists and crafters looking for creative ways to alter and enhance various types of imagery in new and traditional ways, and then to integrate this altered art into their work.

The Creative Edge: Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self

The Creative Edge: Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self

By Mary Todd Beam

By North Light Books, 2009

The Creative Edge takes you on an amazing exploration of your own artistic potential. Building on basic creative processes, artist Mary Todd Beam invites you to go deeper into your observations and experiences following more than 25 techniques that will take your work in exciting new directions. Through Mary's insightful instruction, you'll heighten your awareness of colour, texture and design as you infuse your work with symbols and metaphors of special significance to you. At the end of each exercise, you'll experience the joy and satisfaction of creating an expressive finished piece that is uniquely your own.

The CSEA National Policy and Supporting Perspectives for Practice Guidelines

The CSEA National Policy and Supporting Perspectives for Practice Guidelines

By Rita L. Irwin

By Canadian Society for Education through Art, 1997

The Educationally Interpretive Exhibition: Rethinking the Display of Student Art

The Educationally Interpretive Exhibition: Rethinking the Display of Student Art

By Kelly Bass

By National Art Education Association, 1997

The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential

The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential

By John Mighton

By Vintage Canada, 2007

The End of Ignorance conceives of a world in which no child is left behind – a world based on the assumption that each child has the potential to be successful in every subject. John Mighton argues that by recognizing the barriers that we have experienced in our own educational development, by identifying the moment that we became disenchanted with a certain subject and forever closed ourselves off to it, we will be able to eliminate these same barriers from standing in the way of our children. A passionate examination of our present education system, The End of Ignorance shows how we all can work together to reinvent the way that we are taught.

The Everything Guide to Fundraising: From Grassroots Campaigns to Corporate Sponsorships

The Everything Guide to Fundraising: From Grassroots Campaigns to Corporate Sponsorships

By Adina Genn

By Adams Media, 2009

Thousands of nonprofit organizations, charities, political campaigns, causes, and groups rely on fundraising dollars to succeed. But competition for donations is stronger than ever. This guide teaches you how to set goals, create a plan, and tap into a financial goldmine of corporate and government endowments. It features timely information on how to: attract and work with volunteers; choose and organize campaigns and events; use corporate fundraisers to increase visibility; pitch to reluctant donors and sponsors; and more! This edition also includes completely new material on: Intranet sites to communicate with team members; cause marketing; social networking fundraising; and giving circles.

The Face of the Future

The Face of the Future

By Richard Courtney

By National Inquiry into Arts and Education in Canada, 1979

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel

By Taschen, 2011

In honour of their 200th anniversary, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm brings to life twenty-seven of the most beloved Grimm stories, including classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel, in a vibrant and meticulous new translation commissioned for this publication.

The First 100 Years: An Illustrated Celebration

The First 100 Years: An Illustrated Celebration

By R. Mike Steele

By The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, 1988

A celebration of a century of Parks and Recreation service by the Vancouver Park Board.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

By Patrick Lencioni

By Jossey-Bass, 2002

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

The Giving Trees of Haida Gwaii *

The Giving Trees of Haida Gwaii *

By Kiki van der Heiden, Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary School

By Kiki van der Heiden, 2012

The Global Achievement Gap: Why Our Kids Don't Have the Skills They Need for College, Careers...

The Global Achievement Gap: Why Our Kids Don't Have the Skills They Need for College, Careers...

By Tony Wagner

By Basic Books, 2008

In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. He illustrates that even in our best schools, we don’t teach or test the skills that matter most for the twenty-first century. Uncovering what motivates today’s generation to excel in school and the workplace, Wagner explores new models of schools that are inspiring students to solve tough problems and communicate at high levels. An education manifesto for the 21st century, The Global Achievement Gap is a must-read for anyone interested in seeing our young people achieve their full potential, while contributing to a strong economy and vibrant democracy.

The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: How to Use Your Listening, Thinking and Drawing Skills to Make

The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: How to Use Your Listening, Thinking and Drawing Skills to Make

By Brandy Agerbeck

By Loosetooth.com Library, 2012

Graphic facilitation is serving a group by writing and drawing their conversation live and large to help them do their work. It is a powerful tool to help people feel heard, to develop a shared understanding as a group, and to be able to see and touch their work in a way they couldn't access before. Through the 25 guiding principles in this book, you will develop your ability to listen deeply, think critically and draw swiftly to make great work happen.

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

By Seth Godin

By Portfolio, 2012

Everyone knows that Icarus's father made him wings and told him not to fly too close to the sun; he ignored the warning and plunged to his doom. The lesson: Play it safe. Listen to the experts. It was the perfect propaganda for the industrial economy. What boss wouldn't want employees to believe that obedience and conformity are the keys to success? But we tend to forget that Icarus was also warned not to fly too low, because seawater would ruin the lift in his wings. Flying too low is even more dangerous than flying too high, because it feels deceptively safe. The safety zone has moved. Conformity no longer leads to comfort. But the good news is that creativity is scarce and more valuable than ever. So is choosing to do something unpredictable and brave: Make art. Being an artist isn't a genetic disposition or a specific talent. It's an attitude we can all adopt. It's a hunger to seize new ground, make connections, and work without a map. If you do those things you're an artist, no matter what it says on your business card.

The Interactive Zone: Careers in New Media

The Interactive Zone: Careers in New Media

By

By Cultural Human Resources Council

The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness...

The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness...

By Stephen R. Covey

By Simon & Schuster, 2008

We only get one chance to prepare our students for a future that none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that one chance? The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. Most of our children are not prepared, and we know it. Parents around the world see the change and know that the traditional three Rs - reading, writing and arithmetic - are necessary, but not enough. Their children need to become far more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. They need to increase their ability to think for themselves, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems. Business leaders are not finding people whose skills and character match the demands of today's global economy, including strong communication; teamwork; analytical, technology, and organizational skills - young people who are self-motivated, creative, and who have a strong work ethic. How will we bridge this ever-widening gap? The Leader in Me is the story of a growing number of extraordinary schools, parents, and business leaders around the world who are preparing a generation of children to truly lead their own lives and meet the great challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today's young people, businesses, parents, and educators - one that is perfectly matched to the global demands of the 21st century.

The Library Book: Design Collaborations in the Public Schools

The Library Book: Design Collaborations in the Public Schools

By Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

By Princeton Architectural Press, 2010

The L!brary Book takes readers behind the scenes of fifty groundbreaking library projects to show how widely varied fields and communities—corporate underwriters, children's book publishers, architects, graphic designers, product manufacturers, library associations, teachers, and students—can join forces to make a difference in the lives of children. Based on the premise that good library design can actually inspire learning, the L!brary Initiative brings together some of the world's leading architects to reimagine the elementary school libraries in New York City—the nation's largest public school system. Working on a pro bono basis, architecture firms—including 1100 Architects, Weiss/Manfredi Architects, Della Valle Bernheimer, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and Dean/Wolf Architects—have in just eight years built or transformed more than fifty libraries into vital resources for the whole school community. These libraries—both beautiful learning spaces and innovative architecture—feature a wide range of design solutions, including creative uses of space, color, lighting, and furniture. Author and former L!brary Initiative director Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi documents every project with beautiful photos as well as renderings and measured drawings. The L!brary Book concludes with the chapter How to Make a Library which shows how community organizers and architects can pursue similar initiatives in their own communities.

The Little Hummingbird

The Little Hummingbird

By Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

By Greystone Books, 2010

This inspiring children's book, a revised edition of the award-winning Flight of the Hummingbird, is based on a South American indigenous story about a courageous hummingbird who defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire. The illustrated story is supplemented by a natural and cultural history of hummingbirds, as well as an inspiring message from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. The evocative artwork by internationally renowned Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas complements the optimistic tale that encourages everyone to take responsibility for their home and the planet.

The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers...

The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers...

By Mark Hatch

By Mark Hatch, 2014

YOU can create the next breakthrough innovation . From cofounder of the popular makerspace TechShop, Mark Hatch introduces you to the brave new world called The Maker Movement. Learn why makes make, what makers are making, and how you can transform your life and the world by becoming a maker yourself.

The Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer

The Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer

By Teddy Anderson, Jessica von Innerebner

By Medicine Wheel Education Inc, 2014

The Hoop Dance and the Medicine Wheel are powerful symbols of unity, cooperation, and harmony. The Medicine Wheel's four colours-- black, red, yellow, and white-- represent the various nations and people of the Earth. In Teddy's first book, he shares his vision of a world where knowledge guides our steps on a path of love, where all people see themselves as members of one family.

The Mind's Eye: Careers in Visual Arts and Crafts

The Mind's Eye: Careers in Visual Arts and Crafts

By

By Cultural Human Resources Council

The Native Trees of Canada

The Native Trees of Canada

By Leanne Shapton

By Drawn and Quarterly, 2010

While shopping in the used-book store the Monkey's Paw in Toronto, Leanne Shapton happened upon a 1956 edition of the government reference book The Native Trees of Canada , originally published in 1917 by the Canadian Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Most people might simply view the book as a dry cataloging of a banal subject; Shapton, however, saw beauty in the technical details and was inspired to create her own interpretation of The Native Trees of Canada. Shapton distills each image into its simplest form, using vivid colours in lush ink and house paint. She takes the otherwise complex objects of trees, pinecones, and seeds and strips them down into bold, almost abstract shapes and colours: the water birch is represented as two pulsating red bulbs contrasted against a grey backdrop; the eastern white pine is represented by a close-up of its cone against a radiant summer sky.

The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

By Terry Fan, Eric Fan

By Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever.

The One World School House: Education Reimagined

The One World School House: Education Reimagined

By Salman Khan

By Twelve, 2012

A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe. Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And his core idea-liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction-has become his life's passion. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning.

The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need (3rd Edition)

The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need (3rd Edition)

By Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox

By Basic Books, 2009

Written by two expert authors who have won millions of dollars in grants - and revised to include vital new information from government and foundation grantmakers about seeking grants in today's economic climate - this new edition of the classic book on grant seeking provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for grant writers. The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need demystifies the process and reveals indispensable advice, continuing to be essential reading for grant seekers everywhere.

The Open Ocean

The Open Ocean

By Francesco Pittau, Bernadette Gervais

Guess a sea creature from its silhouette, shell, or scales— and just lift the flap to discover the answer! This lush, oversized book about marine life features a variety of guessing games and special features, and provides hours of educational entertainment. With elegant, graphic illustrations, plus intriguing facts about each animal, learning about ocean life has never been so fun or interactive.

The Participatory Museum

The Participatory Museum

By Nina Simon

By Museum 2.0, 2010

Visitor participation is a hot topic in the contemporary world of museums, art galleries, science centers, libraries and cultural organizations. How can your institution do it and do it well? The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. Museum consultant and exhibit designer Nina Simon weaves together innovative design techniques and case studies to make a powerful case for participatory practice.

The Power of Curiosity: How to Have Real Conversations that Create Collaboration, Innovation...

The Power of Curiosity: How to Have Real Conversations that Create Collaboration, Innovation...

By Kathy Taberner, Kirsten Taberner Siggins

By Morgan James Publishing, 2015

As leaders or parents (or both), navigating difficult conversations is part of our job description. How do we keep calm and achieve a productive outcome, all while keeping our relationships intact? The secret is curiosity. It’s the innovation-driving, emotion-calming skill that comes so naturally to us as kids, but gets buried so easily beneath our busy, multitasking lifestyles. The good news is that we just have to relearn what we already know! In "The Power of Curiosity", mother-daughter executive coaching team Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner Siggins introduce the Curiosity Skills and a full, step-by-step process to use anytime, even in potentially challenging conversations arise.

The Raising of Money: 35 Essentials Trustees Are Using to Make a Difference

The Raising of Money: 35 Essentials Trustees Are Using to Make a Difference

By Jim Lord

By Third Sector Press, 1987

Writing to board members in The Raising of Money, Jim Lord peels away complexity and reveals simple, enduring principles. This "executive summary" gives board members the 35 fundamentals of raising money-each in just a few brief pages. The lessons it holds are every bit as relevant today as when it was first published.

The Sketchbook Project Journal: More than 300 Ways to Fill a Page

The Sketchbook Project Journal: More than 300 Ways to Fill a Page

By Steven Peterman, Shane Zucker

By Art Style Co-op, 2013

The Sketchbook Project is a constantly evolving library of artists’ sketchbooks from around the globe. The library annually tours its completed sketchbooks, exhibiting in galleries across 15 countries. To enroll, participants sign up on The Sketchbook Project website and receive a blank sketchbook for a nominal fee. Once completed, artists mail in their finished sketchbooks to the Art House Library in Brooklyn, where each one is given a unique barcode, digitized for online viewing, and displayed in the Library’s permanent collection. The Sketchbook Journal is a guided sketchbook that offers the project’s annual prompts and themes (as well as never before published prompts) posted on their website that participants of the project use for inspiration. The companion sketchbook also includes specific references to the digitized library for further sketching and doodling ideas. Meant as a precursor to the actual Sketchbook Project, this journal helps to get the creative juices flowing and references an impressive global community of artists.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

By Katrina Goldsaito, Julia Kuo

By Little, Brown and Company, 2016

"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whoosing, cars beeping and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall! Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

By Stephen M.R. Covey

By Free Press, 2006

Challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue, and demonstrates that it is a hard-edged, economic driver--a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. Covey informs readers how to inspire lasting trust in their personal and professional relationships, and in so doing to create unparalleled success and sustainable prosperity in every dimension of life. He shows business, government, and education leaders how to quickly and permanently gain the trust of their clients, coworkers, partners, and constituents.

The Spotlight's On: Careers in Film, Television, Radio and the Live Performing Arts

The Spotlight's On: Careers in Film, Television, Radio and the Live Performing Arts

By

By Cultural Human Resources Council

The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity and Willpower - and Inspire You to Live

The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity and Willpower - and Inspire You to Live

By Phil Stutz, Barry Michels

By Vintage Canada, 2013

The Tools is a dynamic, results-oriented practice that defies the traditional approach to therapy. Instead of focusing on the past, this groundbreaking method aims to deliver relief from persistent problems and restore control—and hope—to users right away. Every day presents challenges—big and small—that the tools transform into opportunities to bring about bold and dramatic change in your life. These transformative techniques will teach you how to get unstuck (master the things you are avoiding and live in forward motion), control anger (free yourself from out-of-control rage and never-ending grudges), express yourself (learn the secret of true confidence and find your authentic voice), combat anxiety (stop obsessive worrying and negative thinking), find discipline (activate willpower and make the most of every minute). For years, Phil Stutz and Barry Michels taught these tools to an exclusive patient base of high-powered executives and creative types. Now their revolutionary practice is available to anyone interested in realizing the full range of their potential. Stutz and Michels want to make your life exceptional—in its resiliency, its productivity, and its experience of real happiness.

The Where, the Why and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

The Where, the Why and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

By Matt LaMothe, Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, David Macaulay

By Chronicle Books, 2012

A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind...

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind...

By Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

By Delacorte Press, 2011

In this pioneering, practical audiobook, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem―and feel―so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Raise calmer, happier children using twelve key strategies.

The Wish Tree

The Wish Tree

By Kyo Maclear, Chris Turnham

By Chronicle Books, 2016

Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways.

The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children

The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children

By Ilaria Cavallini, Tiziana Filippini, Vea Vecchi, Lorella Trancos

By Reggio Children, 2011

The catalogue of an important exhibition with an international birth which is already travelling around the world; it speaks about the developments and the innovative flair of the educational experience in Reggio Emilia. The last projects carried out in the municipal Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools of Reggio Emilia are presented in five different sections: a wide interdisciplinary kaleidoscope crossing different languages and media. The metaphor well representing the whole cultural project is the one of the democratic piazza, a place open to the exchange of opinions so as to build up a new idea and a new experience of citizenship.

There Are No Shortcuts: How an Inner-City Teacher...

There Are No Shortcuts: How an Inner-City Teacher...

By Rafe Esquith

By Anchor Books, 2003

Year after year, Rafe Esquith’s fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen actor himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Yet Esquith teaches at an L.A. innercity school known as the Jungle, where few of his students speak English at home, and many are from poor or troubled families. What’s his winning recipe? A diet of intensive learning mixed with a lot of kindness and fun. His kids attend class from 6:30 A.M. until well after 4:00 P.M., right through most of their vacations. They take field trips to Europe and Yosemite. They play rock and roll. Mediocrity has no place in their classroom. And the results follow them for life, as they go on to colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. Possessed by a fierce idealism, Esquith works even harder than his students. As an outspoken maverick of public education (his heroes include Huck Finn and Atticus Finch), he admits to significant mistakes and heated fights with administrators and colleagues. We all—teachers, parents, citizens—have much to learn from his candor and uncompromising vision.

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques

By Michael Michalko

By Ten Speed Press, 2006

In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking Thinkertoys, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life. Michalko’s techniques show you how to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different. With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, Thinkertoys will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems.

Thinking About Home: Writing and Images *

Thinking About Home: Writing and Images *

By Students of Stuart Wood Elementary

By Stuart Wood Elementary School, Kamloops Art Gallery, 2002

This is Compassion: Young People's Stories, Poetry, Art and Photography

This is Compassion: Young People's Stories, Poetry, Art and Photography

By

By Stories of Compassion Project, 2009

This is Grindrod: Student Photography

This is Grindrod: Student Photography

By Zev Tiefenbach

By Playfort Publishing, 2016

A photographic exploration of life in Grindrod, BC as seen by the grades 5 to 7 students of Grindrod Elementary School.

This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

By Daniel J. Levitin

By Plume, 2006

What can music teach us about the brain? What can the brain teach us about music? And what can both teach us about ourselves? In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain.

This Plus That: Life's Little Equations

This Plus That: Life's Little Equations

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace

By HarperCollins, 2011

In this fanciful collection, Amy Krouse Rosenthal puts together unexpected combinations that always add up to something special. Whether it's "wishes + frosting = birthday" or "birds + buds = spring," each equation is a small delight. This Plus That shows again and again that life's total experience is always greater than the sum of its parts.

Through Our Eyes: Alert Bay 2003, A Photo Documentary *

Through Our Eyes: Alert Bay 2003, A Photo Documentary *

By Alert Bay Students

By Alert Bay School, 2003

Timescapes: Local Connections and Natural Indicators of Time *

Timescapes: Local Connections and Natural Indicators of Time *

By ArtStarts in Schools

By ArtStarts in Schools, 2014

Tluuwaay 'Waadluxan Mathematical Adventures for Gina 'Waadluxan Tluu: The Everything Canoe *

Tluuwaay 'Waadluxan Mathematical Adventures for Gina 'Waadluxan Tluu: The Everything Canoe *

By Cynthia Nicol, Joanne Yovanovich

By School District 50, Haida Gwaii, 2011

Tluuwaay 'Waadluxan Mathematical Adventures, companion to Gina 'Waadluxan Tluu: The Everything Canoe, is designed to expand our awareness and relationship with the land, sea and sky - and transform possibilities for teaching and learning mathematics. Inspired by stories told by Elders and community knowledge holders of the canoe and its meaning for Haida ways of knowing and being in the world, Tluuwaay 'Waadluxan: Mathematical Adventures offers engaging mathematical problems for all. From mathematical adventures involving Haida artist Bill Reid and his internationally renowned sculpture of Raven and the First People to his 50-foot carved canoe Loo Taas; from adventures that explore canoe travelling, the tides, and navigation to adventures of beauty and form, this book compels us to learn more about mathematics, Haida culture and how everything is connected.

Uncertain Thoughts: An Anthology of Photographs from School District 83's Gifted Program

Uncertain Thoughts: An Anthology of Photographs from School District 83's Gifted Program

By Zev Tiefenbach

By Playfort Publishing, 2016

In this anthology, compiled from the work of School District 83's gifted students, the directive was to choose a word or idea and explore that theme with a series of images.

Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

By Dan Pallotta

By Tufts, 2008

This title is a call to free charity from its ideological and economic constraints. It is a call to arms, inviting us to think beyond nonprofit ideology and bring economic freedom to the causes we love.

Understanding How the Arts Contribute to Excellent Education

Understanding How the Arts Contribute to Excellent Education

By Charles Fowler, Bernard J. McMullan

By OMG, Inc, 1991

Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions

Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions

By Jenny Moussa Spring

By Chronicle Books, 2015

Graffiti made from cake icing, man-made clouds floating indoors, a luminous moon resting on water. Collected here are dozens of jaw-dropping artworks—site-specific installations, extraordinary sculptures, and groundbreaking interventions in public spaces—that reveal the exciting things that happen when contemporary artists play with the idea of place. Unexpected Art showcases the wonderfully experimental work of more than 50 innovative artists from around the world in galleries of their most astonishing artworks.

Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Earth's Strangest Animals

Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Earth's Strangest Animals

By Michael Hearst

By Chronicle Books, 2012

With humour and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab? These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious minds, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

By Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal

By Chronicle Books, 2015

Up in the garden, the world is full of green: leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.

V is for Vulnerable: An Alphabet for People Who Want to Make a Difference

V is for Vulnerable: An Alphabet for People Who Want to Make a Difference

By Seth Godin

By Portfolio, 2012

This "adult ABC book" feels just like the picture books you grew up with. But it's not for kids, it's for you and anyone who works as hard as you do. It makes a perfect companion to The Icarus Deception, highlighting a key riff in that book and featuring illustrations by the web’s favourite cartoonist, Hugh MacLeod. It captures 26 of Seth Godin’s principles about treating your work as a form of art.

Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011

Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011

By Phillips de Pury

By Vancouver International Open Spaces Sculpture Biennale and Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, 2011

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

By David Sibbet

By John Wiley & Sons, 2010

Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc. Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and moreGetting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platformsUnderstanding emerging visual language for leading groups. Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.

Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation and High Performance

Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation and High Performance

By David Sibbet

By John Wiley & Sons, 2011

Visual Teams uses visual tools and methods to help teams, both face-to-face and virtual, reach high performance in today's work environment. As teams become more and more global and distributed, visualization provides an important channel of communication, one that opens up the group's mind to improving work systems and processes by understanding relationships, interconnections, and big picture contexts. Visual Teams shares best practices and uses visualization as a power tool for process improvement by providing teams with a common language for high performance. The book explores how any kind of team can draw on the principles and practices of creative design teams in the software, architectural, engineering, and information design professionsIntroduces the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance(TM) Model and related tools--a system used throughout companies such as Nike, Genentech, Becton Dickinson, Chevron, and others. Visual Teams presents a comprehensive framework, best practices, and unique visual tools for becoming an innovative, high-performance team.

Walking Tall in the Hall: A Mapping Review of ArtsSmarts Projects in Aboriginal Settings...

Walking Tall in the Hall: A Mapping Review of ArtsSmarts Projects in Aboriginal Settings...

By Blair Stevenson, Helen Raham, Melanie Scott, Paula Dunning

By ArtsSmarts, 2006

We Are All Related: A Celebration of Our Cultural Heritage *

We Are All Related: A Celebration of Our Cultural Heritage *

By

By George T. Cunningham Elementary School, 1996

Webster's Twentieth-Century Dictionary

Webster's Twentieth-Century Dictionary

By Thomas H. Russell, A.C. Bean, L.B. Vaughan

By Publisher's Guild, Inc, 1938

Weighing the Evidence: A Report on BC's Children and Youth

Weighing the Evidence: A Report on BC's Children and Youth

By Paul Pallan

By The Children's Commision, 2000

Welcome to the World *

Welcome to the World *

By Julian Lawrence

By Lord Roberts School, 2009

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems

By Bob Raczka

By Roaring Brook Press, 2016

Concrete poetry is a perennially popular poetic form because they are fun to look at. But by using the arrangement of the words on the page to convey the meaning of the poem, concrete or shape poems are also easy to write! From the author of the incredibly inventive Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word comes another clever collection that shows kids how to look at words and poetry in a whole new way.

What Can I Be?

What Can I Be?

By Ann Rand, Ingrid Fiksdahl King

By Princeton Architectural Press, 2016

Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be?, a stunning concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid King, is sure to delight children with its superb graphics snd vivid palette. "What can I be?" A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or the sail of a boat, or why not all of these things? Triangles, squares, circles, lines, and colors spring to life in various and creative formations as they ask, What can I be? A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or the sail of a boat, or why not all of these things?

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? And Other Provocations, 2006-2012

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? And Other Provocations, 2006-2012

By Seth Godin

By Portfolio, 2012

Seth Godin is famous for bestselling books such as Purple Cow and cool entrepreneurial ventures such as Squidoo and the Domino Project. But to millions of loyal readers, he’s best known for the daily burst of insight he provides every morning, rain or shine, via Seth’s Blog. Since he started blogging in the early 1990s, he has written more than two million words and shaped the way we think about marketing, leadership, careers, inno­vation, creativity, and more. Much of his writing is inspirational and some is incendiary. Collected here are six years of his best, most entertaining, and most poignant blog posts, plus a few bonus ebooks. From thoughts on how to treat your customers to telling stories and spreading ideas, Godin pushes us to think smarter, dream bigger, write better, and speak more honestly.

Why We Live Where We Live

Why We Live Where We Live

By Kira Vermond, Julie McLaughlin

By Owlkids Books, 2014

A sweeping journey through time and space to examine places that humans choose to call home. We are influenced by many factors--the availability of food and water, the jobs we seek, the need for safety and security. But we in turn influence our environment -intentionally or not - adapting the planet to suit our needs.

Windblown

Windblown

By Édouard Manceau

By Owlkids Books, 2013

Colourful and oddly shaped scraps of paper blow in the wind. One by one, they take shape, transforming into animals - each one with its own story to tell.

Words on the Move: Writing and Publishing

Words on the Move: Writing and Publishing

By

By Cultural Human Resources Council

Wordscapes: Youth Arts Journal, #1 Winter 2008

Wordscapes: Youth Arts Journal, #1 Winter 2008

By

By Ripple Effect Arts and Literature Society , 2008

Wordscapes: Youth Arts Journal, #3 Fall 2008

Wordscapes: Youth Arts Journal, #3 Fall 2008

By

By Ripple Effect Arts and Literature Society , 2008

Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples (Third Edition)

Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples (Third Edition)

By Robert P. C. Joseph, Cynthia F. Joseph

By Indigenous Corporate Training Inc, 2012

A helpful guide for those who work wherever there are colonized Indigenous Peoples, to increase Aboriginal awareness and cross-cultural understanding. Laid out chronologically, it presents multiple perspectives to illustrate how different people may view a situation, issue, concern or period in history. Provides a review of historical events and their relation to the present economic environment; explores critical issues of taxation, housing, and education; and provides insight and practical hints, tips and suggestions that can be applied in day-to-day interactions in a variety of settings.

You Are Stardust

You Are Stardust

By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim

By Owlkids Books, 2012

You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. Award-winning author Elin Kelsey — along with a number of concerned parents and educators around the world — believes children are losing touch with nature. This innovative picture book aims to reintroduce children to their innate relationship with the world around them by sharing many of the surprising ways that we are all connected to the natural world. Grounded in current science, this extraordinary picture book provides opportunities for children to use their imaginations and wonder about some big ideas.

YouthARTS Handbook: Arts Programs for Youth at Risk

YouthARTS Handbook: Arts Programs for Youth at Risk

By Marlene Farnum, Rebecca Schaffer

By Americans for the Arts, 1998