The book is GORGEOUS and wonderful. Congratulations! What a triumph. Bursting with pride to be part of your wonderful work. This book is already busting boundaries and crossing bridges…it’s a beautiful production, a complete wow
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Stories and Experiences
Borders to Bridges arrived in all of its splendor and glory!... I am impressed with its bold artfulness, its comprehensiveness and detail, its welcoming and generous words and images, its efforts to reveal the values, philosophy, even the politics that shape the curricular projects. What a huge and ambitious piece of work...a long lifetime of work...a soulful and amazing contribution to the discourse at a time when it is most needed.
The study of critical issues through artistic media–poetry, collage, drama, writing, clay work, dance, song, and the graphic arts–has the power to open minds and broaden horizons, allowing people to voice their experience. The depth and breadth of the activities in Borders to Bridges help us to further tap the wellspring of kinship and compassionate understanding in the human heart.
This is an extraordinary compilation of meaningful and challenging art projects. I really like breaking down each project by their Essence, Their Step-by-Step Instructions, and then providing related resources. The supplemental materials at the end are wonderful. You really provide teachers with everything they need to use these projects
It is such a lovely book… I was struck by the number of projects I saw that I should have used in law school. Law students really aren’t so much different from other age groups. Maybe I couldn’t get them to work with clay, but they certainly could have developed some visual thinking strategies…It appears to be truly a master work.
I believe this book will impact many people’s lives. It offers both practical and philosophical aspects and contains deep learnings through the arts in various ways. All schools should have this book!
Fascinating, creative, and inclusive work that can complement curriculum PreK to Higher Education. I taught a graduate Curriculum Development course at Central Connecticut State University and surely would have used your book as an example of strategies and interventions for teaching diversity and inclusivity
Thanks …for sharing sophisticated experience and knowledge with such generosity… Yes, it is indeed …fascinating work. I highly recommend the book to teachers, social workers, and trainers since it has many processes that are pretty much powerful and efficient.
It looks fantastic and I am so grateful for all the work. I will both use and recommend this book with a great pleasure.
Your book is just completely beautiful Lynn. The design is amazing and especially the testimonies at the end about immigration such a great idea. I was deeply moved by the opportunity that you give to everyone to add all those activities to their curriculum. The book itself is a piece of art, sincerely.
Thank you for your new publication. It is gorgeous…
Gorgeous! And brilliant...I'm looking forward to a close read and using it for years to come
Congratulations on putting together this incredible work with so many wonderful collaborators! Well done!
This book is full of interesting and useful ideas for enlivening classroom participation and engaging young people in social awareness activities. The arts are at the center of all of these activities which are presented in rich detail and accessible to all types of practitioners.
Wow, just wow!!! …It is so well done!! I am excited to go through it and use it!!!
From the fabulous, colorful, intriguing cover to the last page, it's chock full of life, activities, positive energy, hope and concrete solutions to problems of inequality and social injustice. Any teacher will find lesson after perfect lesson and a completely different way to approach all their teaching views and methods. Teachers all over the world will find it an invaluable resource.
So many interesting, nourishing, and thought-provoking activities! I can't wait to start using them. This book is a Pandora Box!
This fabulous book is so special. Thank you for pouring love into our community … it is rippling around the earth.
I am already diving into this gold mine of resources…sharing your lifetime experience with the world and this is so precious. I will definitely share it and will also promote your website & book with all my students and in our FB groups. The book is also available on review for all my students during live workshops… so helpful and needed, offering practical and detailed support for EXA (expressive arts) facilitators.
I am very proud that a curriculum I wrote and submitted was accepted and became a part of this amazing teacher resource! Love, Kindness and Inclusion for every student.
Awesome! Excited to go through it more fully. I appreciate the opportunity to being a small contributor to this book and movement of equitable arts-based education.
Just remarkable… Absolutely beautifully done, in so very many ways.
What a great pleasure to receive such an amazing book, it has a very meaningful beauty and presence, full of resources and interesting quotes and artworks…this is a big present to me and the world. That book is a treasure, a total treasure for people to teach from!! …a terrific job of organization and integration - went over it today from cover to cover and it was so exciting.
Visually Engaging. Wonderful lesson plans and thoughtful essays. A great resource.
This book looks just phenomenal! I can't wait to have some time with it. What a resource!
So much in this book, particularly around the topic of immigration…The artwork is so powerful, and of course personal. My students have only begun to scratch the service in terms of thinking about the topic, "who am I," and the various levels of self that we know/are aware of.
Borders to Bridges. De fronteras a puentes. Currículum basado en las artes para la justicia social. Este libro promueve el diálogo en las escuelas y comunidades al generar una comprensión y un debate más profundos sobre los mitos y temores que afectan negativamente a nuestras instituciones de aprendizaje. Contiene planes de lecciones prácticas, narrativas, poesía, obras de arte de medios mixtos y recursos para enriquecer el aprendizaje e involucrar a los estudiantes sobre temas críticos que tocan sus vidas y comunidades. Incluye la colaboración de educadores y artistas de 38 países.
Your contributions to immigrants and the field of education are so important at this moment and long overdue in this country!!
I carry this beautiful book with me.
What an amazing act of love and service you’ve given the world. Thank you for all of us who will benefit for your creative wisdom and generosity of heart.
'Borders to Bridges' is a must have social justice curriculum that will help to enhance, educate, and change lives for futures to come…Insightful passion and brilliant awareness is a remarkable gift that should be utilized by educators, artists, parents, etc. around the world. The book presentation is beautiful. The artwork, even how the chapters are designated by visual beauty. You just want to pick it up and start diving in.
The art and design of Borders to Bridges is inspiring. The lessons and testimonials are captivating. The content is powerful and robust, born from truth and love. I love this book. It goes on the shelf with my most treasured to come back to again and again.
This is a comprehensive resource for addressing social justice through art. As a retired teacher friend of mine said that it made her want to go back to teaching. It is particularly important in these divisive times. A must have for educators. It is beautifully designed and so user friendly and inviting… This feels like a blessing for the world.
We are thrilled and excited at how you are so dedicated to creating your beautiful Borders to Bridges program! It is excellent and an incredible compilation of beautiful creative and healing material to be used forever and a wonderful legacy that you have left for everyone. The perfect antidote to… fear, anger, cruelty, and inhumane behavior. It will be loved and cherished.
What a beautiful piece of work!!! How long were you working on it? Forever?
So compellingly done!
This is world-wide awareness focused through a visionary lens. Images and such interdisciplinary outreach can always stimulate growth and recovery. This treatise is a tour de force.
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Having explored the diverse and heartfelt testimonials from our valued readers and educators, we hope you have gained insight into the transformative impact of Borders to Bridges.
Each story is a testament to the profound effect it has had on individuals from all walks of life, in classrooms, and around the world. Whether it's through vivid personal narratives, expressive artwork, or carefully crafted lesson plans, the message is clear: this book has the power to make a difference.
We invite you to experience the wisdom, insights, and inspiration that have resonated with so many.