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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CONQUERING THE MOUNTAIN: MY APPROACH TO STAYING POSITIVE

Our Books, Self-Help
Author: Stephanie Lilly Synopsis: Facing life’s challenges can take its toll. Many situations and issues feel like insurmountable roadblocks. Taking the time to focus on the value and purpose of our lives is a necessary step to enjoying them to their fullest. Stephanie’s reflection on her personal journey while coping with serious illness is an inspiring guide to finding the joy in life, no matter how winding the path or how high the mountain.  –Elizabeth Stafiej, Publisher and Editorial Director Boomer’s View Magazine. Genre: Non-fiction/Self-help Published in: 2009 No. of Pages: 70 ISBN: 9781896754857
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