Book Recommendation | The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

The Homework Myth

Author Alfie Kohn Description So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn's incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories … Continue reading Book Recommendation | The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

Book Recommendation | The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Raising Self-Reliant Children

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee

Author Wendy Mogel Description The beloved bestseller that offers a practical, inspiring new roadmap for raising self-reliant, ethical, and compassionate children. In the trenches of a typical day, every parent encounters a child afflicted with ingratitude and entitlement. In a world where material abundance abounds, parents want so badly to raise self-disciplined, appreciative, and resourceful … Continue reading Book Recommendation | The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Raising Self-Reliant Children

Book Recommendation | The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know vs. What We Do

Author Michael Gramling and Elizabeth Jones Description Early childhood educators need to be cognizant of the disconnect between public policy and classroom practice—the success of children they teach depends on it. This book analyzes how ineffective practices are driven by unexamined public policies and why educators need to challenge their thinking in order to make … Continue reading Book Recommendation | The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know vs. What We Do

Book Recommendation | Reflecting Children’s Lives: A Handbook for Planning Your Child-Centered Curriculum

Author Deb Curtis and Margie Carter Description Make the complex task of creating a child-centered curriculum easier with the practical guidelines and ideas in this updated and expanded handbook. Learn how to sharpen your observation and documentation skills, set up your space, and transform your teaching to reflect children’s interests and needs. Insightful classroom stories, … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Reflecting Children’s Lives: A Handbook for Planning Your Child-Centered Curriculum

Book Recommendation | Arts With the Brain in Mind

Author Eric Jensen Description How do the arts stack up as a major discipline? What is their effect on the brain, learning, and human development? How might schools best implement and assess an arts program? Eric Jensen answers these questions and more in this book. To push for higher standards of learning, many policymakers are … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Arts With the Brain in Mind

Book Recommendation | The Aims of Education and Other Essays

Author Alfred North Whitehead Description The general topic of this volume is education on its intellectual side. One main idea runs through the various chapters, and it is illustrated in them from many points of view. It can be stated briefly thus: the students are alive, and the purpose of education is to stimulate and … Continue reading Book Recommendation | The Aims of Education and Other Essays

Book Recommendation | Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling

teach your own

Author John Holt Description The classic and indispensable work on teaching children at home, fully updated for today's new laws, new lifestyles, and the growing new generation of homeschooling parents Today more than one and a half million children are being taught at home by their own parents. In this expanded edition of the book … Continue reading Book Recommendation | Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling