About the Book

bookCo-authored with Jane Dalton
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press/Zephyr Press imprint
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 1569761736
ISBN13: 9781569761731

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This inspiring guidebook supports teachers seeking to provide a nurturing and creative classroom environment for middle and high school students. Lessons supply instruction for creating a community of empathy, reverence, self-awareness, and mindfulness. Each entry features a concise lesson plan ready for implementation, as well as a brief summary of the interfaith and secular philosophies that underpin the lesson. Educators are assisted in building connections among diverse populations, cultivating self-awareness, and rewarding reflective thinking. Handouts and sample writings offer inspirational models for students to explore identity and spirituality.


“This is a valuable resource for teachers exploring spirituality in the classroom. The activities are thoughtfully presented and should appeal to teachers. I particularly like the interfaith perspective that is found in many of the activities.”
-Jack Miller, author of Education and the Soul and The Holistic Curriculum

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