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Books: Scroll down for latest book 2012 release!

Short Shorts: Sudden Fiction  2013 

Quirky, varied short short stories -- read the rave reviews on Amazon.com and order your copy.

   

 

 

Mapping Inner Space

This award winning guide to learning mind mapping provides detailed applications for personal and classroom use. Fully illustrated with a mind map for every page of text, this book is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to learn or teach mapping.

Mapping Inner Space

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Yes, You Can Draw

(Book & Video)
Rapidly learn all the techniques needed to draw life-like portraits. This 75 page interactive book and 90 minute color video not only brings out the artist in you, but it gives you new tools for creativity and idea generation. Using Gardner's multiple intelligenes as a framework, this program is designed to enhance your skills as a learner in any field.

To order the book and video contact Nancy directly at nm@montara.com

Yes, You Can Draw

Visual Thinking

co-authored with Christine Valenza

Nancy Margulies and Christine Valenza, two of the best-known visual facilitators in the business world, bring their expertise to the classroom and share their secrets for conveying complex ideas simply. If one picture is worth a thousand words, this book is worth millions.

Free yourself from the limiting belief that you can't draw, and move into the dynamic world of visible thinking for you and your students.

The authors have compiled a symbolary of easy-to-draw iconographs that can be used to enrich communication, provoke deeper thought, and make the process of creating Mind Maps and Mindscapes for note taking and review in your classroom a breeze. Visual Thinking breaks down the process of drawing into small steps so that anyone who thinks they cannot draw will find that in fact, they can. Visible thinking templates help students work through challenging problem-solving activities. As their thinking processes are recorded, students become more thorough and skillful in reaching conclusions and making decisions.

"Refreshingly simple, Visual Thinking provides a potent and easily implemented visual lesson plan in problem solving and critical thinking. With practical application for any organization, it is especially useful for children as they navigate in a complex world. The real power in Visual Thinking lies in the possibilities for deeper thinking, understanding, and more effective communication."

- Mary Corrigan
Graphic Facilitator

"This book reawakens the powerful part of us that is the image maker, a resource that often lies dormant and unused. Visual Thinking is an excellent tool for teachers, tutors, and parents, who are working with students that are primarily visual learners in school systems that are not always designed for them. This is also a practical guide for anyone working with students with learning differences and looking for new ways to bring information."

- Karen Nani Apana, Ph.D.
San Francisco Waldorf High School Faculty and High School Mentor


Visual Thinking

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"Visual Thinking is a wonderful, inviting workbook that gives you the basic tools for 'speaking' visual language, a language I have predicted will be a new international auxiliary language. With this book, nobody has an excuse like 'but I can't draw.' With Visual Thinking anybody can begin to put thoughts in graphic form. And teachers, parents, and kids will delight in the ease and fun of doing it. The authors have provided easy-to-follow tips for drawing, over 500 simple-to-draw icons and visual symbols, and more than a dozen templates for putting together ideas to create and convey larger patterns of thoughts."

- Robert E. Horn
author of Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century

"In a climate where more and more students are having learning problems, the Visual Thinking method is one of the most valuable tools I am aware of. I have seen it in operation and cannot recommend it highly enough."

- Mona Brookes
founder of Monart Drawing Schools, author of Drawing with Children

"A helpful hands-on tool for classroom teachers and group facilitators. Those of us who are artistically challenged will particularly love using this book! Immediately usable."

- Patt Sheldon
Veteran teacher, former Beginning-Teacher Support and Assessment Advisor, currently teaching sixth grade


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Interactive Comics

Inside Brian's Brain

An adventure story of Brian who needs your help to discover what's wrong with his brain! The library (found in the comic) is a resource for your investigations - and Brian is waiting eagerly for your insights. This comic is a fun and informative way for students to learn the latest about the human brain.

Inside Brian's Brain

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The Magic 7

Trapped in a dungeon of negative beliefs, our seven heroes are able to escape by using their various intelligences and explore the ways in which we are all smart. Students learn about Gardner's theory in a way that is directly applicable to their everyday lives.

The Magic 7

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Map It!

The best way to learn mapping and to develop skills for note-taking using symbols, pictures and key words. Designed for students, adults find this comic a great introduction to visual recording and brainstorming.

Map It!

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Videos

Maps, Mindscapes and More

Mind mapping comes to life in this 90 minute video specially designed to help educators apply mapping in the classroom. Nancy demonstrates how to map and gives several sample classes for middle and high school groups.

To order the video contact Nancy directly at nm@montara.com

Maps, Mindscapes and More

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And More

Poster, Tape and Activity Book Kits

This teaching tool introduces the latest insights into the brain and learning, using creative, engaging, multi-sensory activities. The resource book contains information for teachers and parents as well as a host of activities and handouts that integrate the posters and audiotapes.

 

Koala Museum of Art Presents:  Step into the world of upscale, highbrow artistic expression. Mingle with the sophisticates as you delve into the deeper implications of the great masterpieces of the world. Stroll down the corridors of the world-famous Koala Museum of Modern Art (KOMA, pronounced "coma"), exploring its many galleries. First the East Wing, then West Wing, followed by the South Wing. Or just wing it. Better yet, read this book and save yourself all that walking.

Link to purchase:  http://www.amazon.com/Klassic-Koalas-Museum-ModernCatalogue/dp/1441410279/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333063942&sr=8-1

 

Poster, Tape and Activity Book Kits

 

 

 


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