Teaching and Learning

This page lists interesting articles, research, websites, and books that I’ve run across which focus on teaching and learning in Lower School.  Enjoy!


The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity, by George Couros

The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, by Gale Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain, by Dana Suskind

The Whole Child Brain: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, by Daniel Goleman

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by Kaufman and Gregoire

Beyond EcoPhobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education, by David Sobel

Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach, by Susan M. Bearden

What Kind of Citizen? Educating our Children for the Common Good, by Joel Westheimer

2015-2016 Recommendations Below:

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart Brown

The Power of Play: Learning what comes Naturally, by David Elkind

The Art of Tinkering, by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich

Tinkering: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, by Rachelle Doorley

Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff, by Curt Gabrielson

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It, by Ian Leslie

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, by Peter Sims

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning, an NAEYC Publication

The Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology, by Justin Reich and Thomas Daccord

Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, by Andrew Zolli

Fostering Resiliency: Expecting all Students to Use Their Minds and Hearts Well, by Martin L. Krovetz

Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades, by The Teaching Tolerance Project

Teaching Tolerance: Raising Open-Minded, Empathetic Children, by Sara Bullard

Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform our Schools, by Ron Ritchhart

2014-2015 Recommendations Below:

The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success, by Megan McArdle

Making Thinking Visible: How To Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison

Teaching as if Life Matters: The Promise of a New Education Culture, by Christopher Uhl

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything, By Deborah Schoeberlein David

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All, by Tom and David Kelley

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better, by Clive Thompson

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel

The Organized Mind, by Daniel J. Levitin

Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, by Ed Catmull

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