Opening Doors to Quality Writing 6-9

Ideas for writing inspired by great writers

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Author: Bob Cox

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785831232

Category: Education

Page: 300

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In Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose, Bob Cox introduced teachers to engaging strategies which use literary heritage texts as the stimulus for excellent learning. This new companion book, Opening Doors to Quality Writing, for ages 6 to 9, puts the focus on pupils producing quality writing – developing their literacy skills and a love of reading in the process. In the course of his educational consultancy work, Bob has seen many teachers successfully use the scope and depth which literature can offer to inspire high standards, mastery learning and, above all, a love of language in its many forms. Schools using the ‘opening doors’ strategies told Bob they led to: more teacher empowerment and confidence; more knowledge building for pupils and teachers; a growing confidence with literature, including poetry; planning from the top becoming a norm; planning for mastery learning becoming a norm; improved comprehension skills; improved quality writing and associated excitement. They also asked Bob for further examples of inspiring, quality texts, and more ways in which pupils of all abilities can access them. Bob was only too happy to oblige. These 15 units of work cover poetry and prose: each unit provides exciting stimulus material, creative ideas for writing projects, and differentiation and support strategies, meaning all pupils can achieve the quality writing objectives. All the units should help teachers facilitate understanding of the challenging texts and maximise the huge potential for quality writing. Discover a multitude of ready-to-use ideas, inspired by classic literature and great writers’ works, along with plenty of new strategies and advice. Units include: Part 1: Opening doors to poetry 1. His Waistcoat and Trousers Were Made of Pork Chops – ‘The New Vestments’ by Edward Lear 2. Prefabulous Animiles – ‘The Hippocrump’ by James Reeves 3. Slowly the Tide Creeps Up the Sand – ‘Slowly’ by James Reeves 4. Colour Your World – ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti 5. The Nymph and the Goblin – ‘Overheard on a Saltmarsh’ by Harold Monro 6. Pictures in My Head – ‘A Child’s Thought’ by Robert Louis Stevenson 7. He’s Behind You! – ‘The Elf Singing’ by William Allingham 8. The Sounds of Silence – ‘Lonely Street’ by Francisco López Merino 9. Pond Dipping – ‘Daddy Fell into the Pond’ by Alfred Noyes Part 2: Opening doors to prose 10. The Making of World-pap – The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby by Charles 11. Master No-book and the Fairy Teach-all – Uncle David’s Nonsensical Story about Giants and Fairies by Catherine Sinclair 12. Turning the Key – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 13. The Old Oak Chest – The Riddle by Walter de la Mare 14. The Winking Scarecrow – The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 15. The Psammead – Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

Opening Doors to Quality Writing 10-13

Ideas for writing inspired by great writers

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Author: Bob Cox

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785831267

Category: Education

Page: 300

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In Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose, Bob Cox introduced teachers to engaging strategies which use literary heritage texts as the stimulus for excellent learning. This new companion book, Opening Doors to Quality Writing, for ages 10 to 13, puts the focus on pupils producing quality writing – developing their literacy skills and a love of reading in the process. In the course of his educational consultancy work, Bob has seen many teachers successfully use the scope and depth which literature can offer to inspire high standards, mastery learning and, above all, a love of language in its many forms. Schools using the ‘opening doors’ strategies told Bob they led to: more teacher empowerment and confidence; more knowledge building for pupils and teachers; a growing confidence with literature, including poetry; planning from the top becoming a norm; planning for mastery learning becoming a norm; improved comprehension skills; improved quality writing and associated excitement. They also asked Bob for further examples of inspiring, quality texts, and more ways in which all abilities can access them. Bob was only too happy to oblige. These 15 units of work cover poetry and prose: each unit provides exciting stimulus material, creative ideas for writing projects, and differentiation and support strategies, meaning all pupils can achieve the quality writing objectives. All the units should help teachers facilitate understanding of the challenging texts and maximise the huge potential for quality writing. Discover a multitude of ready-to-use ideas, inspired by classic literature and great writers’ works, along with plenty of new strategies and advice. Units include: Part 1: Opening doors to prose 1. Night Encounter – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 2. Spooky Scientists! – The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards 3. The Strongest Looking Brute in Alaska – That Spot by Jack London 4. Mr Knickerbocker’s Notes – Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving 5. The Portrait of Doom – Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 6. The Hell Hound – The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 7. Sinister Spaces – Metamorphosis and The Castle by Franz Kafka 8. The Mirror and the Window – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Part 2: Opening doors to poetry 9. All in This House is Mossing Over – From ‘Mementos’ by Charlotte Brontë 10. Dancing the Skies – ‘High Flight’ by John Gillespie Magee, Jr 11. The Mystery of the Lonely Merman – ‘The Forsaken Merman’ by Matthew Arnold 12. Making Magic Talk – ‘The Magnifying Glass’ by Walter de la Mare 13. The Spirit in the Garden – ‘A Garden at Night’ by James Reeves 14. A Shropshire Lad – ‘Blue Remembered Hills’ by A. E. Housman 15. The Silver Heel – ‘I Started Early – Took My Dog’ by Emily Dickinson

Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose

Ideas and resources for accessing literary heritage works

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Author: Bob Cox

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909208

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Opening Doors provides 20 units of work which includes poetry and prose from our literary heritage. Each unit of work has exciting stimulus material with creative suggestions for ways in which the material can be used for outstanding learning possibilities. Visuals and innovative ideas to help pupils' access the meaning and wonder of the text which will add to the appeal. Pupils are encouraged, throughout the units of work, to engage with language, invent questions and write with flair and accuracy, bringing literature from the past alive for them and opening doors to further reading and exploration. Also included is an introduction to the concepts used in the book and suggestions about a range of methods and pathways which can lead to language development and literary appreciation. Although the units are all different and have a range of poetry and prose for teachers to use, each unit will have some common sections to give a coherent and ambitious approach. Opening Doors both informs and excites, it gives fresh resources and suggests new ways of going on the journey to outstanding literacy achievement. For 7-11 year olds.

Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

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Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Opening the Doors to Hollywood

How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Screenplay, Manuscript

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Author: Carlos De Abreu,Howard J. Smith

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0307558843

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 1674

Finally! A step-by-step guide to the keys that unlock the doors to Hollywood. Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood on acquiring and developing projects. Discover how to: Find a story Rewrite it Option it Package it Pitch it Write it Sell it to film and television companies Complete with a reference section that includes guilds/unions, libraries, sample contracts, seminars and workshops, trade publications, and writers' organizations, Opening the Doors to Hollywood is invaluable to any writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Opening Doors

What Happens in Gestalt Therapy

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Author: Daniel Rosenblatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939266333

Category: Medical

Page: 157

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First published in 1975 and revised and updated in 1989, Opening Doors was the first book to offer insight into what takes place in the consulting room of a Gestalt therapist during both individual and group sessions. In the first edition the author offered clinical vignettes detailing more than thirty of his patients. In the revised edition, published fifteen years later, he includes a brief "update," writing of how Gestalt therapy impacted each of their lives. The author was one of the first to provide therapeutic services to AIDs victims from Manhattan's Gay Community and shares some of his moving experiences with his gay clients. In her forward, Gestalt therapy founder Laura Perls wrote: "This book is a strong gestalt, a successful integration of theory and practice, of explanation and expression, into an intensely personal style of communication. Daniel Rosenblatt's precise and, at the same time, imaginative and flowing use of language in dialogue and metaphor makes exciting and enjoyable reading. Opening Doors offers a profound insight into Gestalt therapy. I recommend this book to all serious students and practitioners of psychotherapy as well as to the general public."

Opening Doors

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Author: Joe Cortina,Janet Elder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780077350789

Category: College readers

Page: 813

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Opening Doors is an intermediate college reading improvement text that presents a systematic way for students to approach their college reading assignments. Its 27 reading full-length reading selections and 2 chapter-length selections, which come from textbooks and other college appropriate materials, provide ample opportunities for integrated, recursive practice of essential reading comprehension skills, critical reading and thinking skills, and study strategies.

Opening Doors to Equity

A Practical Guide to Observation-Based Professional Learning

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Author: Tonya Ward Singer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452292221

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The transformative professional learning model that advances equity in your school! How do we make educational equity a reality, lesson by lesson? Author Tonya Singer shows how team observation and learning can strengthen schools and support educational achievement by all students. Including video clips of actual teams, this book helps to: Implement best practices for observation-based professional learning Work as a team to create a culture of deep collaboration that closes opportunity gaps among students Use observation-based data to better reach culturally and linguistically diverse learners Develop and implement strategies that build students’ skills for future success

Cold Calling for Women

Opening Doors & Closing Sales

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Author: Wendy Weiss

Publisher: D F D Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780967126807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Eliminate Telephone terror and turn cold call to cash! Cold calling is a powerful, inexpensive and easy way to develop new contacts and expand resources. In today's market, generating new business requires planning and skill. For over 10 years, Wendy Weiss has been a marketing consultant specializing in cold calling and appointment setting.

Do Not Open This Math Book

Addition + Subtraction

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Author: Danica McKellar

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 110193400X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 9473

New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar is back with a fun and accessible introduction to the essentials of math. Addition and subtraction are as easy as 1 + 2 = 3 in this funny and educational book that will have readers embracing math instead of fearing it. Finally, a FUN book to read with kids that helps bridge the gap between what's being taught in school and how today's parents learned math back in the day. Giggle your way through entertaining lessons on addition and subtraction involving muffins, turkey sandwiches, kittens, googly eyes, and more! Actress, math whiz, and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar uses her proven math techniques to give children the solid grasp of addition and subtraction that will be key to their success and unlock their potential in the classroom and beyond! You will WANT to open this math book!

Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream

40 Days of Encouragement for Your Heart

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Author: Holley Gerth

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441244751

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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With the encouraging help of Holley Gerth, women are discovering and recovering their God-sized dreams. But between taking those first steps in pursuit of your dream and reaching your goal is a bumpy road of second-guessing, doubt, and fear. For the dreamer who wants a helping hand and a heartfelt friend along the way, Holley graciously offers this inspiring devotional journey to greater trust, joy, and confidence. Rather than the typical quiet devotional, this 40-day journey is an invitation and a challenge, a soul-soother and a game-changer. Through honest self-reflection and positive action, readers will not be the same on the last page as they were on the first--and neither will their view of God or the dreams he's placed within their hearts. Any woman who is ready to take that next step in making her God-sized dream a reality will cherish this confidence-building devotional.

Diversity in Youth Literature

Opening Doors Through Reading

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Author: Jamie Campbell Naidoo

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838911433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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When planning services, collections, and programs for children and teens from diverse populations, many librarians and teachers fail to fully embrace the fully spectrum of diversity within the United States as well as the scope of considerations for developing inclusive library and classroom practices. These essays help you understand that your offerings should represent all of the cultural expressions that are often overlooked.

Opening Up by Writing It Down, Third Edition

How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain

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Author: James W. Pennebaker,Joshua M. Smyth

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526632

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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Expressing painful emotions is hard--yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health. This lucid, compassionate book has introduced tens of thousands of readers to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research. Leading experts James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth describe how taking just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems may help you: *Heal old emotional wounds *Feel a greater sense of well-being *Decrease stress *Improve relationships *Boost your immune system Vivid stories and examples yield compelling insights into secrets, self-disclosure, and the hidden price of silence. The third edition incorporates findings from hundreds of recent studies and includes practical exercises to help you try expressive writing for yourself. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful.

Opening the Door to Major Gifts

Mastering the Discovery Call

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Author: John Greenhoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938077104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

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If you are not feeding new prospective major gift donors into your pipeline on a regular and systematic basis, sooner or later your efforts are going to stall. So, whether you are new to fundraising or have been active in the profession for years, this is a resource that can help you build new relationships and add good prospects to your portfolio. The book provides specific strategies that will increase your odds for success when you are ready to meet your donors. You will learn to "warm" your prospects so they are receptive to your outreach, to make allies of the gatekeepers who control access to the decision makers, and to conduct a qualification call that is both casual and purposeful. All of these methods are designed to initiate a comfortable and meaningful relationship that will one day result in a significant philanthropic investment.

Through Two Doors at Once

The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality

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Author: Anil Ananthaswamy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101986115

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself--and continues to almost 200 years later. Many of the greatest scientific minds have grappled with this experiment. Thomas Young devised it in the early 1800s to show that light behaves like a wave, and in doing so opposed Isaac Newton's view that light is made of particles. But then Albert Einstein showed that light comes in quanta, or particles. Quantum mechanics was born. This led to a fierce debate between Einstein and Niels Bohr over the nature of reality--subatomic bits of matter and its interaction with light--again as revealed by the double-slit experiment. Richard Feynman held that it embodies the central mystery of the quantum world. Decade after decade, hypothesis after hypothesis, scientists have returned to this ingenious experiment to help them answer deeper and deeper questions about the fabric of the universe. How can a single particle behave both like a particle and a wave? Does a particle, or indeed reality, exist before we look at it, or does looking create reality, as the textbook "Copenhagen interpretation" of quantum mechanics seems to suggest? How can particles influence each other faster than the speed of light? Is there a place where the quantum world ends and the familiar classical world of our daily lives begins, and if so, can we find it? And if there's no such place, then does the universe split into two each time a particle goes through the double-slit? Through Two Doors at Once celebrates the elegant simplicity of an iconic experiment and its profound reach. With his extraordinarily gifted eloquence, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world, through history and down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed. It is the most fantastic voyage you can take.

Opening the doors of learning

changing schools in South Africa

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Author: Pam Christie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780796225085

Category: Education and state

Page: 235

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Combinations

Opening the Door to Student Leadership

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Author: Ed Gerety

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972593830

Category: Leadership

Page: 159

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A step by step guide for students about leadership, filled with stories, questions and action steps.

The Inviting Life

An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness

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Author: Laura Calder

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN: 0147530539

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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Far more than a guide to homemaking and being a fine host—although it is definitely all that too—The Inviting Life is about how to live each day with a desire and determination to turn the ordinary into something lovely. It’s also a book about why we should bother. Whether the subject is décor, ambience, shopping, feeding weary travellers, mixing cocktails, planning dinner parties, or getting yourself motivated for spring cleaning, Laura Calder affirms the value of our everyday activities and shows how beauty, creativity, and delight have the power to change the world. This one-of-a-kind book is both a page-turning narrative about Laura’s own hosting and home-making adventures and an invaluable work of reference. It’s a spur to ideas for everything from creating a welcoming living space and making a respectable salad, to putting guests at their ease and writing a thank-you note worth receiving. Written with candour and humour in Laura’s inimitable and engaging voice, The Inviting Life offers empowering guidance for anyone looking to take more pleasure in their life and home.

The Book Thief

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Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm

Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth

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Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438365

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 576

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A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World • Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex, living, self-organizing being that is Gaia • Reveals that every life form on Earth is highly intelligent and communicative • Examines the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and the human species In Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals that all life forms on Earth possess intelligence, language, a sense of I and not I, and the capacity to dream. He shows that by consciously opening the doors of perception, we can reconnect with the living intelligences in Nature as kindred beings, become again wild scientists, nondomesticated explorers of a Gaian world just as Goethe, Barbara McClintock, James Lovelock, and others have done. For as Einstein commented, “We cannot solve the problems facing us by using the same kind of thinking that created them.” Buhner explains how to use analogical thinking and imaginal perception to directly experience the inherent meanings that flow through the world, that are expressed from each living form that surrounds us, and to directly initiate communication in return. He delves deeply into the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and, most importantly, the human species itself. He shows that human beings are not a plague on the planet, they have a specific ecological function as important to Gaia as that of plants and bacteria. Buhner shows that the capacity for depth connection and meaning-filled communication with the living world is inherent in every human being. It is as natural as breathing, as the beating of our own hearts, as our own desire for intimacy and love. We can change how we think and in so doing begin to address the difficulties of our times.