According to author Dorothy P. McKinley, our schools have taken away the spirit of our children by treating them as Xerox copies, focusing on duplication of a single ideal. Instead, we should focus on helping individuals to discover and love their own uniqueness. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's wisdom about the power of natural encounters, the author's visionary educational method seeks to transform the planet by teaching individuals to reach inside of themselves to better see the world around them. And in "Walden Pond at Home which is a companion book to Mirror the World Through the Arts: Joyful Learning Through Creativity," she illustrates the philosophy of the InterArts method and provides a practical guide that teachers, parents, and life-long learners will treasure-as both a reference and a work of art. In-depth discussions and concrete examples from years of experience in the educational world are enhanced by inspirational quotes, poetry, first-person narrative, and guided imagery, making the presentation of this innovative program a reflection of the central concept of art as an interactive mirror of the world. By learning to be aware of every magnificent detail around us, and mirroring back our unique impressions, we grow in consciousness-and positively impact the world.