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Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning for Teachers and Parents
by Pamela Proctor


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Honouring the Child II:
A Guide to Ways of Learning
for Teachers and Parents

Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning - for Teachers and Parents

Honouring the Child II
by Pamela Proctor
www.honouringthechild.com

About the book:
Personalized Learning, Individualized Learning, Twenty-first century Education, Democratic Education, Reggio Emilia are all the latest words to do with children in school. But to what exactly do they refer? What do they mean? In this guide I present a short discussion on each of sixteen components which may be considered when putting the concepts reflected in these words into practice.

As a teacher I made major changes moving from very formal to an informal approach, which I wrote about in Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching. As a result of changing, I was and still am continuously learning. Currently, I am inspired by the philosophy and pedagogy in Reggio Emilia through the Wonder of Learning program and exhibit from Italy organized by many local educators, and the primary teachers in Coquitlam who are beginning a Reggio-inspired program in Meadowbrook School.

Since Honouring the Child was published, I met with parents and teachers all across British Columbia, and became aware of a need for practical information. I provide this from my 35 years of experience working with primary children plus what I have learned since I left the classroom. Also, I have written this guide because I found similar publications by teachers who were my predecessors and mentors to be very helpful. My aim is that this guide will be just as helpful to today's teacher and parents.

What Reviewers have said about Honouring the Child II:

I have just finished your wonderful book. I think it is very timely and will be a huge help to people who want to move towards personalized learning.
-Helen Hughes, Founder, Windsor House

Pam's wealth of knowledge and deep trust in children as leaders of their learning is so evident. Beginning teachers, experienced teachers, parents, and those who home school could all benefit from reading this guide to ways of learning for parents and teachers.
-Jacquie Nielson, Teacher, Dickens Annex

You have so much knowledge and such a deep understanding of children and what it means to work with them. You have covered all aspects in a clear and succinct manner. I like that you often provide lots of ideas and options-very helpful for teachers.
-Kathy Kealey, Assistant Head York House School

I was very impressed with the clear descriptions of the history and philosophy of the child- centered approach. It's an interesting, clear discussion that should help teachers understand the framework of these schools and encourage them to make changes.
-Linda Picciotto, Primary Teacher, Consultant, Author

Both your book and handbook are inspiring. When we honour the child it opens up our world. There is joy that comes from listening to children and investigating ideas and theories with them.
-Shelley Lammie, Principal, Little School, York House

This is just what people need right now.
-Michele Curry, Primary Teacher

Pam, I enjoyed reading your book so much, you write clearly and inform the reader about personal experiences that make it so much more meaningful, and the ideas that were shared are, I believe so similar to Reggio Emilia. That was generous of you to supply the open ended worksheets at the end of the book. Well done, Pam.
-Sue Sheremeta, Primary Teacher.

Honouring the Child II is produced in 8" x 10" format with full colour soft cover, 74 pages, plastic binding, with bibliographical references and 23 illustrations. It is printed in Canada on quality paper. To Order this book please see Ordering Information below

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  Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching

      by Pamela Proctor
      www.honouringthechild.com

Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching
About the book: Pamela Proctor answers the current call for a change in the education of young children away from formal teaching and testing that is contrary to their natural development. She describes a program she developed with colleagues which, even though it began over thirty years ago and is based on theories expounded for the past three hundred, would today be seen as on the cutting edge. This book also dispels notions that such programs devoted to active learning, physical education, and the arts, are frivolous and that children who are playing aren't learning.

What Reviewers have said about Honouring the Child:

I heartily congratulate Pamela Proctor for writing a fascinating tale of one teacher's struggle for humane education. Not only has she told a good story, she has written it extremely well. Her love of children, and devotion to their welfare, shines through on every page and sometimes brought tears to my eyes.

Dr. Olive Johnson, psychologist, author, and former school trustee.

Herein is a refreshing, compelling story by a lifelong teacher who clearly understood the vital differences between nurturing learning and coercive education. Pam's insights are a voice of reason urging retreat from the present schooling era that is mainly characterized by over-testing and overbearing standardization.
Michael Maser; Director, Self Design Learning Community and winner, '2006 Prime Minister's Award for Educational Excellence'.

This book confirms my belief that by giving children space to develop their own ideas and interests, rather than by imposing a rigid system of learning up on them, they will thrive.
Georgina Brandon, parent.

This book is insightful. It is needed and should be required reading in any faculty of education course. I really enjoyed reading it.
Robert Rustad, former lecturer, University of British Columbia.

I have found that my students and I have the most memorable experiences when I allow my children to learn through play and to build on their own interests. This book has inspired me to trust myself and my children.
Michelle Marrs, a beginning primary teacher.

This enlightening work comes at an opportune time when insight into the potential harm that may be done by excessive emphasis on early formal instruction and frequent testing of young children is urgently needed. In addition, it raises the questions for creative and thoughtful people who are making a career commitment to teaching young children.
Dr. Lilian G. Katz, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In this book Proctor has produced a masterpiece of professional autobiography that tells the story school by school, colleague by colleague, child by child, of her own search for professional fulfillment as a teacher.
Dr. Sylvia C. Chard, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta.

Honouring the Child is produced in 6" x 9" format with full colour soft cover, 320 pages, with references, bibliography, index, and 74 photos. It is printed in Canada on quality paper.

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  I Was There - An Autobiography

      by Frank Proctor

      www.soldierstory.com

I Was There - An Autobiography - Soldier Story
About the book: Frank Proctor grew up in a coal mining town near Durham, England, came to Saskatchewan to work in the grain harvest, enlisted in the Regina Rifles on the outbreak of war, trained in Canada and England, landed in Normandy on D-Day, fought through France and Holland to Germany, returned to Canada and moved to Mission, B.C., where he raised his family and operated his own business until retirement to the beauty of his art. Read this gripping first hand account by a Canadian infantryman of his personal experiences in the tremendous events resulting in the liberation of Europe.

Frank's personal involvement and descriptive writing about some of the defining history of the past century makes for fascinating reading. Written from the perspective of a man of strong spiritual conviction and considerable artistic talent, his foot soldier's account of the D-Day landings in Normandy and the liberation of France and Holland are unique. I Was There is widely acclaimed by many readers and reviewers, and has been enjoyed by young and old alike. It has sold well in B.C. and Saskatchewan, and in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum and Museum of Civilization.

What readers and reviewers have said about I Was There:

I couldn't put it down. What a story! A great piece of history. His story makes me think. His book helped me. Thanks for a job well done. The best I have ever read. A wonderful story.

Inspiring to today's generations.
- CBC-Radio Canada, Vancouver

What a rewarding life!
- The Legion Magazine, Ottawa

The results are rather impressive.
- Moosejaw This Week , Moosejaw, Saskatchewan

A well paced account.
- The Coast Independent, Gibsons, British Columbia

He had what it took to become a real Canadian.
- The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Powerful writing.
- The Mission City Record, Mission, British Columbia

Gently rewarding.
- The Leader Post, Regina, Saskatchewan

I Was There is in 6" x 9" format with full colour artist designed soft cover, 287 pages, 28 photos, and map. It is printed in Canada on quality paper.




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Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning for Teachers and Parents
by Pamela Proctor
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Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning  for Teachers and Parents by Pamela Proctor
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by Pamela Proctor
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by Pamela Proctor
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I was There - An autobiography by Frank Proctor
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by Frank Proctor
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