HEALING WATERS

Art / Educational, Bilingual / Translations, Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Anna Woods Synopsis: During a 1984 trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Anna Woods was caught in the Mayan spell. Visiting remote villages where only Maya was spoken, and towns where the wealth and business of tourism was growing, she found a strong-willed, gentle people. As an artist, Anna Woods wanted to record the setting, the lives and the impact of change upon the Maya. She did this with the brush and the pen. Each year, she has returned to the Yucatan. She has established her studio, an arts co-operative and international arts exchange in the state of Quintana Roo. She journeys to villages in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, sketching, painting, and getting to know the people. Her stories are presented in English, Mayan and Spanish. Yucatan artist…
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HANDBOOK: AN ENGLISH PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, SECONDARY I, II AND III

Art / Educational, Our Books
Author: Molly Isherwood Cameron Synopsis: Secondary School teachers Molly Cameron and Tessie Papaevagelou have developed an English Program that helps meet the challenge. Their program not only places great emphasis upon the direct, structured teaching of writing and reading (including decoding), but integrates it into the Quebec Ministry of Education writing and literature requirements for Secondary I, II, and III.This handbook is for teachers and parents of learning-disable students, but ultimately it is for the students.  –Judith Isherwood Genre: Non-fiction/Educational Published in: 2002 No. of Pages: 91 ISBN: 9781896754246
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VISITING SCHOLAR: A READER FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS

Art / Educational, Our Books
Author: Geoffrey B. Isherwood Synopsis: Geoffrey Isherwood, a professor in McGill’s Faculty of Education, had been writing “The Book”, the story of his career as an educator. However, when he died in the summer in 1998, part of his legacy was the unfinished manuscript. To complete the story, in 2000 we invited former students and colleagues to contribute personal narratives about how they had “played out their lives”; we were soon overwhelmed with contributions, many being stories of working with and being influenced by Geof Isherwood. Now the book includes stories of many educational leaders. It is also about storytelling. The stories are a dance between some of Geof’s writings and those of his former colleagues and students. Together, they join hands to tell a story of educational leadership. They…
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QUEBEC SKETCHBOOK

Art / Educational, Our Books
Author: John Collins Synopsis: The great French scientist Lois Pasteur once said that when it comes to observation, chance favors the prepared mind, and so it is with John. The most important thing he takes with him when he steps out of his front door is not, as you might expect, his pencils and sketchbook. Sometimes, walking about, he has been caught without paper when a scene has struck him and has had to make do, as he wryly explains, with “backs of envelopes, old bills and once an old cigarette package found by the side of the road.” No, far more important than such obvious tools is his artist’s eye; it is always with him. Genre: Non-fiction/Art Published in: 2004 No. of Pages: 81 ISBN: 9781896754376
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