"This website is beautifully designed, user friendly, extremely informative and truly impressive.
Ms. Santoro's experience, creativity, dedication to education, and knowledge are qualities needed in those professionals who nourish our students' minds. Her original programs on film, fire safety, nutrition and more should be incorporated in the national core curriculum. They are not only essential components in the educational development of our youth; they also make learning fun, which was apparent by the enthusiasm of the students who were fortunate enough to participate in the programs.
As someone who attended a weekend retreat, I can attest to the fact that it was the perfect balance of individualized attention, group interactivity, fascinating and well researched lessons on inspiring people and time allowance to wander on one's own for reflection and exploration. The natural setting, accommodations and food were of extremely high quality, while being most affordable. I would highly recommend this for anyone who has a burning story to share.
Finally, the photographic artwork on each and every card can and should be framed. They are conversation pieces and make lovely gifts. If used as purposely designed and sent as a greeting card, the recipient will undoubtedly appreciate the sender's selection. Ms. Santoro is a master in her field. Brava!"
Angelica Santomauro, Ed.D.
American Labor Museum,
The Cherished Dream Retreat
"I want to thank you for all the confidence and trust you have instilled in me. Your belief and support in my writing has propelled me to a place I have never known --a place of surety and sanity, of sure-footedness and free floating. Your capacity to inspire is unparalleled. Every writer who enters your space of knowledge, compassion, and empathy is blessed beyond this world."
SM Smith, Author
Something's Burning in Here
The Power of Story Writers Group
"Anne Marie Santoro’s inspirational demeanor and generosity of spirit attract even the most timid to want to write their story.
I recall enrolling in her course Power of Story. I listened to this educator’s amazing presentation – a subtle combination of her photographs, biography of writer of week, associated music, and poetry in an atmosphere so warm, so safe, so willing to have us share our pieces. By the time of the class break, I felt I could approach her and share a friend’s negative comment about my storybook concept. She looked at the rough draft and said, “It is a Book!” And three months later Grandma Needs A Nap! with its animated DVD was for sale on Amazon. "
Marie Z. Amoruso, Ed.D. is an author, retired Public School Teacher and Adjunct Professor Teachers College Columbia University
SEE • HEAR• FEEL • FILM
"The importance of See Hear Feel Film is the integration of knowledge with feelings and action. Building student confidence, imagination, vocabulary, and helping them learn the forms stories can take, are more than enough, but this program goes further. The children feel what they create and what they see. They are asked to integrate in their brains the learning (through the Left and Right Hemispheres) with feeling and action. That is the genius of Anne Marie Santoro, she integrated the learning in all areas of the brain.
When children go to what they feel, they tap into motivation, pleasure, long term memory, happiness, emotions, all the abilities that lie in the Limbic brain of the heart's intelligence. These are basic to the learning process. When children are happy, they learn. When children are treated with love and respect, they learn. When children are the owners of their learning, they will always remember what they are creating.
This is the brain of Action. It is the R-System brain of behavior. Children love to be active in their own learning and to create makes them proud.
It happens when children
• Learn with reason and imagination
• Feel all they do and see
• And become the center of their own creations.
See Hear Feel Film is what I call a successful program for learning!
Aura Sofia Diaz, PhD
Contributing Author, The Three Faces of Mind: Developing your Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Intelligences with Elaine de Beauport, PhD
Copyright © 2020 From the Heart Communications - All Rights Reserved.
May All Your Cherished Dreams Come True!