By the end, I came away with a beautiful table top mosaic and a lot more artistic confidence. Her method of presenting techniques and information is so clear, and she has a terrific studio. She is always well prepared, knowledgeable and supportive” -K. Holyoke, MA “Christine is a wonderful instructor and person. I used to teach art, and I found her approach to be supportive, understanding, helpful, and fun.
In fact, I’m about to start making mosaics in my own workshop at home. Easthampton, MA “I learned much more than I ever expected. I loved this class, it combines color , shape, texture and composition and wasn’t intimidating to learn. She provides you with a relaxing environment so you can find yourself and your style but is ready to step in when you need help or guidance.” -K. Southampton, MA “Christine is knowledgeable and extremely accessible to all of us.
more Ellin Oliver Keene, Susan Zimmermann, Debbie Miller e Book Grade Level: K - 8th The real genius of this book is that it is written by teachers, for teachers.
All of the authors in this book know what classrooms are like.
So if you’re thinking about taking a mosaic course with Christine, here’s my advice: just stop thinking and sign up…now. Not only about mosaics, but about my creative abilities. She created a safe environment to experiment and learn” -D.
I went into the class thinking I had none, but you pushed me to think outside the box and develop some creativity.” -K. Florence, MA “I wanted to try mosaics for some time but that judging voice about not being an “artist” held me back. Montague, MA “This class was the most therapeutic thing I have ever done!
more Ellin Oliver Keene ISBN 978-0-325-00323-8 / 0-325-00323-8 / 2008 / 320pp / Paperback Grade Level: K - 8th The renaissance in comprehension instruction launched by Mosaic of Thought has led to changes in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, where teachers now model reading strategies, and students probe meaning more deeply.
But no book in the field has satisfactorily answered the question: What does it really mean to comprehend?
Ellin Oliver Keene ISBN-13: 978-0325099491 / ISBN-10: 0325099499 ISBN 978-0-325-09949-1 / 0-325-09949-9 / 2018 / 224pp / Heinemann Grade Level: K - 8th Sometimes, as learners, we lose ourselves in a state that causes us to forget the world around us, become engrossed; we enter into a state of wide-awake-ness that is almost blissful.
We want to dig more deeply into our reading or listening or taking action or learning; we allow emotions to roll over us, we're eager to talk with others about an idea—we're even aware of how extraordinary or beautiful those moments are.