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Recommended Reading
Recommended Reading

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Avery, Carol
And With a Light Touch: Learning About Reading, Writing, and Teaching With First Graders

Calkins, Lucy

  1. Raising Life-Long Learners
  2. The Art of Teaching Writing, 2nd edition
  3. The Art of Teaching Reading  

Chaille, Christine & Lory Britain
The Young Scientist: A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Science Education

Dowling, Linda Culp & Cecile Culp Mielenz, Ph.D.
Mentor Manager, Mentor Parent: How to Develop Responsible People and Build Successful Relationships at Work and at Home

Faber, Adele
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Gatto, John Taylor
A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling

Gauld, Laura, Malcolm Gault and Marc Brown
The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have: The Hyde School Program for Character-Based Education and Parenting

Gottman, John Ph.D.
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Kamii, Constance

Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic


Kohn, Alfie
  1. The Schools Our Children Deserve, Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"
  2. Punished by Rewards
Mercogliano, Chris
In Defense of Childhood: Protecting Kids' Inner Wildness

Phillips, Dale R.
Developing Logical Thinkers: the Developmental Activities Program

Smith, Frank
Insult to Intelligence: the bureaucratic invasion of our classrooms



General Interest


Armstrong, Thomas
7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing your Multiple Intelligences

Carpenter, Thomas, & James Hiebert
Making Sense-Teaching and Learning Mathematics With Understanding

Chase, Penelle & Jane Doan

  1. Full Circle - A New Look at Multiage Education
  2. Choosing to Learn: Ownership and Responsibility in a Primary Multiage Classroom

DeGaetano, Gloria
Parenting Well in a Media Age

Devries, Rheta and Betty S. Zan
Moral Children, Moral Classroom: Creating a Constructivist Atmosphere in Early Education

Elkind, David
The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

Faber, Adele
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live

Gatto, John Taylor
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Guterson, David
Family Matters, Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

Healy, Jane
  1. Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think and What We Can Do About It
  2. Failure to Connect

Hern, Matt
DeSchooling Our Lives

Holt, John
How Children Fail

Levin, Diane E.
Remote Control Childhood

Manning, Maryann & Gary Manning & Roberta Long
Theme Immersion: Inquiry-Based Curriculum in Elementary and Middle Schools

Ostrow, Jill
A Room With a Different View

Phillips, Dale R.
Developing Logical Thinkers

Phillips, Darrell G. with Dale R. Phillips

Structures of Thinking: Concrete Operation. The companion book to Developing Logical Thinkers, by Dale Phillips

Phillips, Darrell G.
Sciencing: Toward Logical Thinking



Preschool Level Focus:

Ames, Louise Bates, Ph.D. and Frances Ilg. M.D.
  1. Your One-Year Old
  2. Your Two-Year Old
  3. Your Three-Year Old
  4. Your Four-Year Old
  5. Your Five-Year Old
Bos, Bev.
Don't Move the Muffin Tins: A Hands-Off Guide to Art for the Young Child

Kamii, Constance, and DeVries, Rheta (1996)
  1. Group games in early education: Implications of Piaget's theory. Washington DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  2. Physical knowledge in preschool education: Implications of Piaget's theory: (Original work published in 1978)



Primary Level Focus:

Ames, Louise Bates, Ph.D. and Frances Ilg, M.D.
  1. Your Six-Year Old
  2. Your Seven-Year Old
  3. Your Eight-Year Old
  4. Your Nine-Year Old
Avery, Carol
And With a Light Touch: Learning About Reading, Writing, and Teaching With First Graders

Calkins, Lucy
  1. The Art of Teaching Writing, 2nd Edition
  2. The Art of Teaching Reading

See other books by Lucy Mccormick Calkins

Chaille, Christine and Lory Britain
The Young Scientist: A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Science Education

Kamii, Constance
  1. Young Children Continue to Reinvent Arithmetic, 2nd Grade
  2. Young Children Continue to Reinvent Arithmetic, 3rd Grade

Phillips, Dale Rubley
Developing Logical Thinkers



Middle & High School Focus:

Ames, Louise Bates, Ph.D. and Frances Ilg., M.D.

Your Ten to Fourteen-Year-Old

Atwell, Nancie

In the Middle: Writing, Reading and Learning With Adolescents

Calkins, Lucy
Living Between the Lines

See other books by Lucy Mccormick Calkins

Elkind, David
All Grown Up and No Place To Go: Teenagers in Crisis

Llewellyn, Grace
The Teenage Liberation Handbook

Sessions Stepp, Laura
Our Last Best Shot, Guiding Our Children Through Early Adolescence

Wolf, Anthony E.
Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parents Guide To the New Teenager.