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New - Cards featuring the paintings of Frank Proctor

People ask me, "Why paint stumps?"

Maybe it's because I like things of character. Stumps were once mighty trees. Their usefulness could be found anywhere today, in your best furniture, supporting houses, fencing in cattle, and many other ways. Their glory is in their usefulness. Stumps have attractive colours of unique richness of old rust, rotted glory to behold, and gnarled grey bark, weather beaten, with determination and dignity. They are of elegant balance and ever pointing upwards with meaningful significance, quietly witnessing. They speak of character and display an affection of joy, to any who would contemplate; something like rugged old individuals who have battled life and won, as old Bill, Pop Bolingbroke, Edith, and Ma Edwards. These old lovable rugged characters, in age old time, didn't have to die to go to heaven. They lived and are living there, while yet alive. Earth and Heaven is the same place for these minor saints who lived their lives in the spirit of Jesus. The Kingdom of Heaven is like this, helping, cheerful, hardworking, bearing and forbearing, with fortitude. Pursuing always outwards to others, benevolent in attitude towards others and life. I like stumps, they give me a lift to higher things, Things earthly and in the spirit of Jesus that puts all things in perspective and balance Frank Proctor 1902 - 2000  More about the Artist Frank Proctor was born in 1902 in Durham, England, and settled in Regina. In 1939 he joined the Regina Rifles becoming Quarter Master Sergeant. He landed in Normandy on D –Day and fought through France and Holland. After the war he moved to Mission, B.C. to set up his own business and become active in Church and Legion. He married Anne Tindall in 1937 and raised two daughters and a son, After Anne died in 1981, he married Ruth Weber. Frank died in 2000 and Ruth in 2012. Frank started painting in oils in England where he had tutorage in the traditional form. After retiring from business he went out painting at every opportunity. He enjoyed scenes familiar to the Fraser Valley; mountains, rivers, logging, sawmills, stumps, farms, barns, flowers, and natural subjects. He painted well into his 90's and completed over 350 works. His work was recognized by the Federation of Canadian Artists, hung in the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver Public Library, chosen for the British Columbia Festival of the Arts in 1982 and 1987, and exhibited at The Harrison Gallery in 1989. His paintings are enjoyed across Canada and in many other countries. TMI has now started to produce a series of cards and prints featuring some of his hallmark works like these:
The Royal View in 1939 - Painting Print Cards by Frank Proctor Mission School - Painting Print Cards by Frank Proctor Lying Low - Painting Print Cards by Frank Proctor
The Royal View in 1939
Mission School
 Lying Low
(BC Festival of the Arts Award)
An updated catalogue of available cards and prints can be requested by contacting us. To order please see Ordering Information .  On credit card orders using PayPal there is an additional $4 fee for handling that is payable to Sun Coast Designs  - authorized agent for tmi Publications sales. Payment may also be made by money order or certified cheque mailed to: tmi Publications, Box 692, Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V0, Canada Shipment will be within 3 -5 days after payment has been received. For quotation for delivery to other countries, please contact us. We also accept cheques or money orders - use  our online form here.  Credit Card Orders see below or - click here Send payment to: tmi Publications, Box 692, Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V0, Canada For quotation on delivery to other countries, please contact us.
Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning for Teachers and Parents
Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning - for Teachers and Parents
Honouring the Child II by Pamela Proctor www.honouringthechild.com About the book: Personalized Learning, Individualized Learning, Twenty-first century Education, Democratic Education, Reggio Emilia are all the latest words to do with children in school. But to what exactly do they refer? What do they mean? In this guide I present a short discussion on each of sixteen components which may be considered when putting the concepts reflected in these words into practice. As a teacher I made major changes moving from very formal to an informal approach, which I wrote about in Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching. As a result of changing, I was and still am continuously learning. Currently, I am inspired by the philosophy and pedagogy in Reggio Emilia through the Wonder of Learning program and exhibit from Italy organized by many local educators, and the primary teachers in Coquitlam who are beginning a Reggio-inspired program in Meadowbrook School. Since Honouring the Child was published, I met with parents and teachers all across British Columbia, and became aware of a need for practical information. I provide this from my 35 years of experience working with primary children plus what I have learned since I left the classroom. Also, I have written this guide because I found similar publications by teachers who were my predecessors and mentors to be very helpful. My aim is that this guide will be just as helpful to today's teacher and parents. What Reviewers have said about Honouring the Child II: I have just finished your wonderful book. I think it is very timely and will be a huge help to people who want to move towards personalized learning. -Helen Hughes, Founder, Windsor House Pam's wealth of knowledge and deep trust in children as leaders of their learning is so evident. Beginning teachers, experienced teachers, parents, and those who home school could all benefit from reading this guide to ways of learning for parents and teachers. -Jacquie Nielson, Teacher, Dickens Annex You have so much knowledge and such a deep understanding of children and what it means to work with them. You have covered all aspects in a clear and succinct manner. I like that you often provide lots of ideas and options-very helpful for teachers. -Kathy Kealey, Assistant Head York House School I was very impressed with the clear descriptions of the history and philosophy of the child- centered approach. It's an interesting, clear discussion that should help teachers understand the framework of these schools and encourage them to make changes. -Linda Picciotto, Primary Teacher, Consultant, Author Both your book and handbook are inspiring. When we honour the child it opens up our world. There is joy that comes from listening to children and investigating ideas and theories with them. -Shelley Lammie, Principal, Little School, York House This is just what people need right now. -Michele Curry, Primary Teacher Pam, I enjoyed reading your book so much, you write clearly and inform the reader about personal experiences that make it so much more meaningful, and the ideas that were shared are, I believe so similar to Reggio Emilia. That was generous of you to supply the open ended worksheets at the end of the book. Well done, Pam. -Sue Sheremeta, Primary Teacher. Honouring the Child II is produced in 8" x 10" format with full colour soft cover, 74 pages, plastic binding, with bibliographical references and 23 illustrations. It is printed in Canada on quality paper. To Order this book please see Ordering Information below 
Also available
  Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching       by Pamela Proctor       www.honouringthechild.com About the book: Pamela Proctor answers the current call for a change in the education of young children away from formal teaching and testing that is contrary to their natural development. She describes a program she developed with colleagues which, even though it began over thirty years ago and is based on theories expounded for the past three hundred, would today be seen as on the cutting edge. This book also dispels notions that such programs devoted to active learning, physical education, and the arts, are frivolous and that children who are playing aren't learning. What Reviewers have said about Honouring the Child: I heartily congratulate Pamela Proctor for writing a fascinating tale of one teacher's struggle for humane education. Not only has she told a good story, she has written it extremely well. Her love of children, and devotion to their welfare, shines through on every page and sometimes brought tears to my eyes. Dr. Olive Johnson, psychologist, author, and former school trustee. Herein is a refreshing, compelling story by a lifelong teacher who clearly understood the vital differences between nurturing learning and coercive education. Pam's insights are a voice of reason urging retreat from the present schooling era that is mainly characterized by over-testing and overbearing standardization. Michael Maser; Director, Self-Design Learning Community and winner, '2006 Prime Minister's Award for Educational Excellence'. This book confirms my belief that by giving children space to develop their own ideas and interests, rather than by imposing a rigid system of learning up on them, they will thrive. Georgina Brandon, parent. This book is insightful. It is needed and should be required reading in any faculty of education course. I really enjoyed reading it. Robert Rustad, former lecturer, University of British Columbia. I have found that my students and I have the most memorable experiences when I allow my children to learn through play and to build on their own interests. This book has inspired me to trust myself and my children. Michelle Marrs, a beginning primary teacher. This enlightening work comes at an opportune time when insight into the potential harm that may be done by excessive emphasis on early formal instruction and frequent testing of young children is urgently needed. In addition, it raises the questions for creative and thoughtful people who are making a career commitment to teaching young children. Dr. Lilian G. Katz, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this book Proctor has produced a masterpiece of professional autobiography that tells the story school by school, colleague by colleague, child by child, of her own search for professional fulfillment as a teacher. Dr. Sylvia C. Chard, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta. Honouring the Child is produced in 6" x 9" format with full colour soft cover, 320 pages, with references, bibliography, index, and 74 photos. It is printed in Canada on quality paper. To Order this book please see Ordering Information below
 I Was There - An Autobiography       by Frank Proctor About the book: Frank Proctor grew up in a coal mining town near Durham, England, came to Saskatchewan to work in the grain harvest, enlisted in the Regina Rifles on the outbreak of war, trained in Canada and England, landed in Normandy on D-Day, fought through France and Holland to Germany, returned to Canada and moved to Mission, B.C., where he raised his family and operated his own business until retirement to the beauty of his art. Read this gripping first hand account by a Canadian infantryman of his personal experiences in the tremendous events resulting in the liberation of Europe. Frank's personal involvement and descriptive writing about some of the defining history of the past century makes for fascinating reading. Written from the perspective of a man of strong spiritual conviction and considerable artistic talent, his foot soldier's account of the D-Day landings in Normandy and the liberation of France and Holland are unique. I Was There is widely acclaimed by many readers and reviewers, and has been enjoyed by young and old alike. It has sold well in B.C. and Saskatchewan, and in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum and Museum of Civilization. What readers and reviewers have said about I Was There: I couldn't put it down. What a story! A great piece of history. His story makes me think. His book helped me. Thanks for a job well done. The best I have ever read. A wonderful story. Inspiring to today's generations. - CBC-Radio Canada, Vancouver What a rewarding life! - The Legion Magazine, Ottawa The results are rather impressive. - Moosejaw This Week , Moosejaw, Saskatchewan A well paced account. - The Coast Independent, Gibsons, British Columbia He had what it took to become a real Canadian. - The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Powerful writing. - The Mission City Record, Mission, British Columbia Gently rewarding. - The Leader Post, Regina, Saskatchewan I Was There is in 6" x 9" format with full colour artist designed soft cover, 287 pages, 28 photos, and map. It is printed in Canada on quality paper.
How to Order
Single copy prices, including taxes and shipping within Canada & U.S.A. Please note: Quantity discount is available from TMI Publications for educational, fund raising, and special sales use. For quotation on three or more copies, and/or delivery to other countries contact us. You may request a personal message and/or autograph by the author/editor. We also accept cheques or money orders - use  our online form here. 
Cards
Winter Sentinels
Never Alone
Greeting Card by Frank Proctor $6.00 CAD Includes envelop and protective sleeve.
Greeting Card by Frank Proctor $6.00 CAD Includes envelop and protective sleeve.
Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning for Teachers and Parents by Pamela Proctor ISBN 978-0-9686544-2-2 $24.95 CAD or USD  + $4 Handling Fee.
* Online credit card payments are made using Paypal. Applicable Taxes and Shipping included in Price. Additional $4 for processing handling fees payable to Sun Coast Designs, our authorized seller of Pamela Proctor's book sales. Books will be shipped 7 days after payment is processed.
Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching by Pamela Proctor ISBN 978-0-9686544-1-5 $36.45 CAD or USD + $4 Handling Fee.
* Online credit card payments are made using Paypal. Applicable Taxes and Shipping included in Price. Additional $4 for processing handling fees payable to Sun Coast Designs, our authorized seller of Pamela Proctor's book sales. Books will be shipped 7 days after payment is processed.
I Was There: An Autobiography by Frank Proctor ISBN 0-9686544-0-1 $30.45 CAD or USD + $4 Handling Fee
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( • › Mail Orders - click here   • ›  Credit Card Orders - click here Personalised Learning – Read about the new normal for parents of pre-school children in Pamela Proctor’s latest book.
New - Cards featuring the paintings of Frank Proctor

People ask me, "Why paint stumps?"

Maybe it's because I like things of character. Stumps were once mighty trees. Their usefulness could be found anywhere today, in your best furniture, supporting houses, fencing in cattle, and many other ways. Their glory is in their usefulness. Stumps have attractive colours of unique richness of old rust, rotted glory to behold, and gnarled grey bark, weather beaten, with determination and dignity. They are of elegant balance and ever pointing upwards with meaningful significance, quietly witnessing. They speak of character and display an affection of joy, to any who would contemplate; something like rugged old individuals who have battled life and won, as old Bill, Pop Bolingbroke, Edith, and Ma Edwards. These old lovable rugged characters, in age old time, didn't have to die to go to heaven. They lived and are living there, while yet alive. Earth and Heaven is the same place for these minor saints who lived their lives in the spirit of Jesus. The Kingdom of Heaven is like this, helping, cheerful, hardworking, bearing and forbearing, with fortitude. Pursuing always outwards to others, benevolent in attitude towards others and life. I like stumps, they give me a lift to higher things, Things earthly and in the spirit of Jesus that puts all things in perspective and balance Frank Proctor 1902 - 2000  More about the Artist Frank Proctor was born in 1902 in Durham, England, and settled in Regina. In 1939 he joined the Regina Rifles becoming Quarter Master Sergeant. He landed in Normandy on D –Day and fought through France and Holland. After the war he moved to Mission, B.C. to set up his own business and become active in Church and Legion. He married Anne Tindall in 1937 and raised two daughters and a son, After Anne died in 1981, he married Ruth Weber. Frank died in 2000 and Ruth in 2012. Frank started painting in oils in England where he had tutorage in the traditional form. After retiring from business he went out painting at every opportunity. He enjoyed scenes familiar to the Fraser Valley; mountains, rivers, logging, sawmills, stumps, farms, barns, flowers, and natural subjects. He painted well into his 90's and completed over 350 works. His work was recognized by the Federation of Canadian Artists, hung in the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver Public Library, chosen for the British Columbia Festival of the Arts in 1982 and 1987, and exhibited at The Harrison Gallery in 1989. His paintings are enjoyed across Canada and in many other countries. TMI has now started to produce a series of cards and prints featuring some of his hallmark works like these:
The Royal View in 1939 - Painting Print Cards by Frank Proctor Mission School - Painting Print Cards by Frank Proctor Lying Low - Painting Print Cards by Frank Proctor
The Royal View in 1939
Mission School
 Lying Low
(BC Festival of the Arts Award)
An updated catalogue of available cards and prints can be requested by contacting us. To order please see Ordering Information .  On credit card orders using PayPal there is an additional $4 fee for handling that is payable to Sun Coast Designs  - authorized agent for tmi Publications sales. Payment may also be made by money order or certified cheque mailed to: tmi Publications, Box 692, Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V0, Canada Shipment will be within 3 -5 days after payment has been received. For quotation for delivery to other countries, please contact us. We also accept cheques or money orders - use  our online form here.  Credit Card Orders see below or - click here Send payment to: tmi Publications, Box 692, Gibsons, B.C., V0N 1V0, Canada For quotation on delivery to other countries, please contact us.
Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning for Teachers and Parents
Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning - for Teachers and Parents
Honouring the Child II by Pamela Proctor www.honouringthechild.com About the book: Personalized Learning, Individualized Learning, Twenty-first century Education, Democratic Education, Reggio Emilia are all the latest words to do with children in school. But to what exactly do they refer? What do they mean? In this guide I present a short discussion on each of sixteen components which may be considered when putting the concepts reflected in these words into practice. As a teacher I made major changes moving from very formal to an informal approach, which I wrote about in Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching. As a result of changing, I was and still am continuously learning. Currently, I am inspired by the philosophy and pedagogy in Reggio Emilia through the Wonder of Learning program and exhibit from Italy organized by many local educators, and the primary teachers in Coquitlam who are beginning a Reggio-inspired program in Meadowbrook School. Since Honouring the Child was published, I met with parents and teachers all across British Columbia, and became aware of a need for practical information. I provide this from my 35 years of experience working with primary children plus what I have learned since I left the classroom. Also, I have written this guide because I found similar publications by teachers who were my predecessors and mentors to be very helpful. My aim is that this guide will be just as helpful to today's teacher and parents. What Reviewers have said about Honouring the Child II: I have just finished your wonderful book. I think it is very timely and will be a huge help to people who want to move towards personalized learning. -Helen Hughes, Founder, Windsor House Pam's wealth of knowledge and deep trust in children as leaders of their learning is so evident. Beginning teachers, experienced teachers, parents, and those who home school could all benefit from reading this guide to ways of learning for parents and teachers. -Jacquie Nielson, Teacher, Dickens Annex You have so much knowledge and such a deep understanding of children and what it means to work with them. You have covered all aspects in a clear and succinct manner. I like that you often provide lots of ideas and options-very helpful for teachers. -Kathy Kealey, Assistant Head York House School I was very impressed with the clear descriptions of the history and philosophy of the child- centered approach. It's an interesting, clear discussion that should help teachers understand the framework of these schools and encourage them to make changes. -Linda Picciotto, Primary Teacher, Consultant, Author Both your book and handbook are inspiring. When we honour the child it opens up our world. There is joy that comes from listening to children and investigating ideas and theories with them. -Shelley Lammie, Principal, Little School, York House This is just what people need right now. -Michele Curry, Primary Teacher Pam, I enjoyed reading your book so much, you write clearly and inform the reader about personal experiences that make it so much more meaningful, and the ideas that were shared are, I believe so similar to Reggio Emilia. That was generous of you to supply the open ended worksheets at the end of the book. Well done, Pam. -Sue Sheremeta, Primary Teacher. Honouring the Child II is produced in 8" x 10" format with full colour soft cover, 74 pages, plastic binding, with bibliographical references and 23 illustrations. It is printed in Canada on quality paper. To Order this book please see Ordering Information below 
Also available
 Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching       by Pamela Proctor       www.honouringthechild.com About the book: Pamela Proctor answers the current call for a change in the education of young children away from formal teaching and testing that is contrary to their natural development. She describes a program she developed with colleagues which, even though it began over thirty years ago and is based on theories expounded for the past three hundred, would today be seen as on the cutting edge. This book also dispels notions that such programs devoted to active learning, physical education, and the arts, are frivolous and that children who are playing aren't learning. What Reviewers have said about Honouring the Child: I heartily congratulate Pamela Proctor for writing a fascinating tale of one teacher's struggle for humane education. Not only has she told a good story, she has written it extremely well. Her love of children, and devotion to their welfare, shines through on every page and sometimes brought tears to my eyes. Dr. Olive Johnson, psychologist, author, and former school trustee. Herein is a refreshing, compelling story by a lifelong teacher who clearly understood the vital differences between nurturing learning and coercive education. Pam's insights are a voice of reason urging retreat from the present schooling era that is mainly characterized by over-testing and overbearing standardization. Michael Maser; Director, Self-Design Learning Community and winner, '2006 Prime Minister's Award for Educational Excellence'. This book confirms my belief that by giving children space to develop their own ideas and interests, rather than by imposing a rigid system of learning up on them, they will thrive. Georgina Brandon, parent. This book is insightful. It is needed and should be required reading in any faculty of education course. I really enjoyed reading it. Robert Rustad, former lecturer, University of British Columbia. I have found that my students and I have the most memorable experiences when I allow my children to learn through play and to build on their own interests. This book has inspired me to trust myself and my children. Michelle Marrs, a beginning primary teacher. This enlightening work comes at an opportune time when insight into the potential harm that may be done by excessive emphasis on early formal instruction and frequent testing of young children is urgently needed. In addition, it raises the questions for creative and thoughtful people who are making a career commitment to teaching young children. Dr. Lilian G. Katz, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. In this book Proctor has produced a masterpiece of professional autobiography that tells the story school by school, colleague by colleague, child by child, of her own search for professional fulfillment as a teacher. Dr. Sylvia C. Chard, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta. Honouring the Child is produced in 6" x 9" format with full colour soft cover, 320 pages, with references, bibliography, index, and 74 photos. It is printed in Canada on quality paper. To Order this book please see Ordering Information below
 I Was There - An Autobiography       by Frank Proctor About the book: Frank Proctor grew up in a coal mining town near Durham, England, came to Saskatchewan to work in the grain harvest, enlisted in the Regina Rifles on the outbreak of war, trained in Canada and England, landed in Normandy on D-Day, fought through France and Holland to Germany, returned to Canada and moved to Mission, B.C., where he raised his family and operated his own business until retirement to the beauty of his art. Read this gripping first hand account by a Canadian infantryman of his personal experiences in the tremendous events resulting in the liberation of Europe. Frank's personal involvement and descriptive writing about some of the defining history of the past century makes for fascinating reading. Written from the perspective of a man of strong spiritual conviction and considerable artistic talent, his foot soldier's account of the D-Day landings in Normandy and the liberation of France and Holland are unique. I Was There is widely acclaimed by many readers and reviewers, and has been enjoyed by young and old alike. It has sold well in B.C. and Saskatchewan, and in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum and Museum of Civilization. What readers and reviewers have said about I Was There: I couldn't put it down. What a story! A great piece of history. His story makes me think. His book helped me. Thanks for a job well done. The best I have ever read. A wonderful story. Inspiring to today's generations. - CBC-Radio Canada, Vancouver What a rewarding life! - The Legion Magazine, Ottawa The results are rather impressive. - Moosejaw This Week , Moosejaw, Saskatchewan A well paced account. - The Coast Independent, Gibsons, British Columbia He had what it took to become a real Canadian. - The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Powerful writing. - The Mission City Record, Mission, British Columbia Gently rewarding. - The Leader Post, Regina, Saskatchewan I Was There is in 6" x 9" format with full colour artist designed soft cover, 287 pages, 28 photos, and map. It is printed in Canada on quality paper.
How to Order
Single copy prices, including taxes and shipping within Canada & U.S.A. Please note: Quantity discount is available from TMI Publications for educational, fund raising, and special sales use. For quotation on three or more copies, and/or delivery to other countries contact us. You may request a personal message and/or autograph by the author/editor. We also accept cheques or money orders - use  our online form here. 
Cards
Winter Sentinels
Never Alone
Greeting Card by Frank Proctor $6.00 CAD Includes envelop and protective sleeve.
Greeting Card by Frank Proctor $6.00 CAD Includes envelop and protective sleeve.
Honouring the Child II: A Guide to Ways of Learning for Teachers and Parents by Pamela Proctor ISBN 978-0-9686544-2-2 $24.95 CAD or USD  + $4 Handling Fee.
* Online credit card payments are made using Paypal. Applicable Taxes and Shipping included in Price. Additional $4 for processing handling fees payable to Sun Coast Designs, our authorized seller of Pamela Proctor's book sales. Books will be shipped 7 days after payment is processed.
Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching by Pamela Proctor ISBN 978-0-9686544-1-5 $36.45 CAD or USD + $4 Handling Fee.
* Online credit card payments are made using Paypal. Applicable Taxes and Shipping included in Price. Additional $4 for processing handling fees payable to Sun Coast Designs, our authorized seller of Pamela Proctor's book sales. Books will be shipped 7 days after payment is processed.
I Was There: An Autobiography by Frank Proctor ISBN 0-9686544-0-1 $30.45 CAD or USD + $4 Handling Fee
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