`Spiritual intelligence' is the innate ability that all children have to find greater wonder and purpose through the lives that they are already leading. Natural curiosity, a sense of playfulness and fun, the urge to question - these are the resources that all children possess and can use to explore more deeply who they are and what their existence can mean to them.
A Moon On Water is a workbook of practical ideas and activities that can be applied in a range of contexts across the curriculum: as a basis for philosophical enquiry, exploring feelings and enhancing emotional resourcefulness; and for adding the dimension of values to the subjects and knowledge that children study. In short the book seeks to show children how to connect `who they are with what they do, with why they are here'.
"If you've struggled to find a practical and inspiring resource that welcomes all to adventure into the heart of life, you can now relax! A Moon on Water is a book that helps us to access the creative wisdom of the past so that we may explore the present in fresh and meaningful ways; "education" without that is nothing more than schooling." Will Ord, Education Consultant
"This is a rare and compelling book, one that consistently demonstrates a profound respect for the intelligence and spiritual lives of children, and those who teach them. Story after story takes us into the larger dimensions of life, and the questions that need to be asked but which can never be answered. I found myself wanting to engage immediately with the children in my life, to share these stories and to explore together where they would lead us. And I know that as teachers guide their students into these wondrous and life-affirming stories, they too will be nourished and awakened." Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science amongst other books
"This is a book of collected wisdom from different times and cultures for modern classrooms. It is bound together with activities to bring alive the stories, proverbs, songs, quotes and ideas in order that children can make sense of themselves and the world in which they live." Simon Percival, coach and co-author of Coaching Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom, www.simonpercival.com
"This is a rare and compelling book, one that consistently demonstrates a profound respect for the intelligence and spiritual lives of children, and those who teach them. Story after story takes us into the larger dimensions of life, and the questions that need to be asked but which can never be answered." -- Margaret J. Wheatley "author of "Leadership and the New Science""