Little Big Minds

Little Big Minds

Our minds constitute our identity because it is the ability to think that defines human nature. Locke and Hume remind the rationalists that our ... I give them fifteen minutes to think and write as much or as little as comes to mind.

Author: Marietta McCarty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649882

Category: Education

Page: 352

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A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.
Categories: Education

The Mindful Parenting Collection

The Mindful Parenting Collection

Little Big Minds is a guide to sharing philosophy with kids. In this book, you'll find plenty of specific advice on the how, what, and why of presenting philosophical topics to children. However, I've also tried to provide a framework ...

Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101578070

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 643

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Learn about the joys and pitfalls of parenting—from infancy to adolescence—and strategies for raising well-adjusted, competent children with open minds and big hearts, from two of Tarcher/Penguin’s favorite authors. Now only $25.99! Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children. Little Big Minds by Marietta McCarty A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds (a New York Times extended list bestseller) guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things

Get China on your mind! Get India on your mind! Study up on China. (And India.) Read books. Troll the Web. Talk to people. Initiate a study group. Ponder China. (And India.) Visit China. (And India.) Make “meditation” about China (and ...

Author: Thomas J. Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061963506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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"It is [Tom] Peters—as consultant, writer, columnist, seminar lecturer, and stage performer—whose energy, style, influence, and ideas have [most] shaped new management thinking.” —Movers and Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business “We live in a Tom Peters world.” —Fortune Magazine Business uber-guru Tom Peters is back with his first book in a decade, The Little Big Things. In this age of economic recession and financial uncertainty, the patented Peters approach to business and management—no-nonsense, witty, down-to-earth, insightful—is more pertinent now than ever. As essential for small-business owners as it is for the heads of major corporations, The Little Big Things is a rousing call-to-arms to American business to get “back to the basics” of running a successful enterprise.
Categories: Business & Economics

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

This inspiring new book from the bestselling author of Little Big Minds reveals how the heartbeats of philosophy- clear thinking, quiet reflection, and good conversation- are essential ingredients in a well-lived life.

Author: Marietta McCarty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101152065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Discover how great philosophers can help you live a more purposeful and peaceful life. This inspiring new book from the bestselling author of Little Big Minds reveals how the heartbeats of philosophy- clear thinking, quiet reflection, and good conversation- are essential ingredients in a well-lived life. Full of great discussion ideas and activities you can do with a group, How Philosophy Can Save Your Life is framed around ten "big ideas"-themes that, according to McCarty, are necessary to grasp if one wants to live a truly fulfilling life. They are: 1. Simplicity (philosophers include Epicurus and Charlotte Joko Beck) 2. Communication (philosophers include bell hooks and Karl Jaspers) 3. Perspective (philosophers include Bertrand Russell and Mary Wollstonecraft) 4. Flexibility (philosophers include Socrates, Plato and Alan Watts) 5. Empathy (philosophers include the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr.) 6. Individuality (philosophers include Jean-Paul Sartre and Elizabeth Spelman) 7. Belonging (philosophers include Albert Camus and Rita Manning) 8. Serenity (philosophers include Epictetus and Lao Tzu) 9. Possibility (philosophers include John Stuart Mill and Simone de Beauvoir) 10. Joy (philosophers include Shunryu Suzuki and Jane Addams) So join the greatest thinkers of all time to discover the ideas that will help you live a happier, healthier life!
Categories: Philosophy

The Cornhill Magazine

The Cornhill Magazine

Besides , picture to yourself a little woman with a big mind , you picture to yourself a monster , a thing to be hung in spirits of wine in a bottle in an anatomical museum , not a thing to meet in the streets , associate with in daily ...

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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ISBN: PRNC:32101076403672

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Page: 686

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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age

Opinions of the Pundit Chandra Prakasah , O envious Death , dark monarch of the tomb , I. Unnumbered fair in that cold realm are GREAT men and little men ; Short men and tall ; thine , Great men have great minds , Full many maids hast ...

Author: Eliakim Littell

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000699431

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Page: 842

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The Living Age

The Living Age

I. GREAT men and little men ; Short men and tall ; Great men have great minds , And small men , small ; Great minds rob little minds , All to make a name : So great minds get greatest minds - And this is FAME . - II .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN46R5

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Page: 876

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English Synonymes Explained

English Synonymes Explained

The enjoyment of fame brings but very little Great minds , enlarging as their views enlarge , Great objects make pleasure , though the loss or want of it be very Those still more godlike , as these more divine . sensible and affiicting ...

Author: George Crabb

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B258122

Category: English language

Page: 876

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Categories: English language

New Cyclop dia of Prose Illustrations Embracing allegories analogies anecdotes aphorisms emblems fables legends metaphors parables quotations similes biblical types and figures etc

New Cyclop  dia of Prose Illustrations  Embracing allegories  analogies  anecdotes  aphorisms  emblems  fables  legends  metaphors  parables  quotations  similes  biblical types and figures  etc

MIND . Blate of existence , as surely as the soul in that disadvantage , and working their solitary but state retains ... Great minds took it to pieces and put it together again mould things to thoughts ; little minds mould twenty times ...

Author: Elon Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:0315300188

Category: Homiletical illustrations

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Categories: Homiletical illustrations

The Humorous Parson

The Humorous Parson

The mind cannot tell it of itself . A little mind and a big mouth will get along very well , but a big mind and a bad delivery makes a sorry preacher of the Gospel . I am sure our colleges ought to look into the mouths of the young men ...

Author: E. J. Silverton

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ISBN: OXFORD:590910963

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