When building your Sandplay collection, be sure to gear your collection toward the developmental level of the clients you are working with. Preschoolers will want more family and fantasy figures. Latency age children will use soldiers, people doing tasks, princesses, horses and fantasy figures. Teenagers may go for more archetypal figures, including images of transformation.
Google Earth is amazing tool for business and for fun, but we've also seen it used to help spur social change a few times. Episode Four of the excellent Geospatial Revolution video series had a segment titled "Mapping Power to the People", which discussed using geo technologies to help map previously ignored areas. A similar situation is occurring in India, where Shelter Associates is using Google Earth to help map and identify slums across the city of Sangli in southwestern India.
Superbly written and timely, Teaching in the Terrordome casts an unflinching gaze on one of America’s “dropout factory” high schools. Though Teach For America often touts its most successful teacher stories, in this powerful memoir Heather Kirn Lanier illuminates a more common experience of “Teaching For America” with thoughtful complexity, a poet’s eye, and an engaging voice.