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The NIH Consensus Development Program

Brain Gym® International / Educational Kinesiology Foundation

  • Interesting approach to learning through kinesiology


American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
368 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, New York 11725
(631) 543-2217

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
1703 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
1904 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1537
(800) 253-7746


Armstrong, Thomas. (1998). Awakening Genius in the Classroom. ASCD.

Shahn, Ben. (1957). The Shape of Content. Harvard University Press.

  • Down to earth advice for young people who want to be professional artists.


APA Zero Tolerance Task Force (2008). Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in the Schools? An Evidentiary Review and Recommendations. American Psychologist, Vol. 63, No. 9, 852-862.

Amstutz L. & Mullet, J. (1969). The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools. Good Books.

Barkley, Russell. (1987). Defiant Children: Parent-Teacher Assignments. Guilford Press.

  • Best if used with a therapist or a group.

Brooks, Robert. (1991). The Self-Esteem Teacher. Ags Pub.

  • An excellent book on the common sense, but so often overlooked strategies to dealing with difficult children. Every teacher should read this.

Costello, B. et al (2009). The Restorative Practices Handbook: For Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators. International Institute for Restorative Practices.

Cornell, D. G. (2006) School Violence: Fears Versus Facts. (Landmark Essays) (essays) Lawrence Erlbaum .

  • An excellent review of lethal violence in schools.

Curwin, R. & Mendler, A. (1988). Discipline with Dignity. ASCD.

  • Excellent behavioral strategies for schools.

Curwin, R. & Mendler, A. (1997). As Tough as Necessary: Countering Violence, Aggression, and Hostility in our Schools. ASCD.

Fried, SuEllen & Paula. (1996). Bullies and Victims: Helping Your Child Through the Schoolyard Battlefield. Evans.

  • A very compelling book about the dangers of being a student. Important reading for bullies.

Froschl, M., et al. (1998). Quit It! A Teacher's Guide on Teasing and Bullying for Use with Students in Grades K-3. Educational Equity Concepts, Inc.

Henley, Martin. (1997). Teaching Self-Control: A curriculum for responsible behavior. National Educational Service.

  • A good curriculum for responsibility that gives lessons for academic areas.

Lerner, M., et al. (2003). A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools.

  • Covers everyday hassles to trauma events in school.

National Institute Research Council (2003). Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence. National Academies Press.

  • Fascinating anthropological look at lethal school violence

Pranis, Kay (1969). The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking. Good Books.

Preventing Adolescents. NIH conference, October 2004.

Wielkiewicz, R. (1986). Behavior Management in the Schools. Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

  • Very technical, for those who want to know more in depth.

Wood, M. & Long, N. (1991). Life Space Crisis Intervention. Pro-Ed.

  • Excellent strategies that should be taught to all teachers and counselors who work with children.

Zehr, Howard (1969). The Little Book of a Restorative Justice. Good Books.


Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader's Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning Programs. Illinois Edition.


Bedrova, E. & Leong, D. (2007). Tools of the mind: The Vygotskian approach to early childhood education. Pearson.

Brown, J. & Moffet, C. (2002). The Hero's Journey: Transforming Schools. ASCD.

  • Excellent use of Joseph's Campbell's work on heroes and myths as applied to the challenges of teacher and school evolution.

Covington, M. & Teel, K. (1996). Overcoming Student Failure: Changing Incentives for Learning. American Psychological Assoc.

  • Excellent research on motivation. Should be required reading for all teachers.

Elias, M.J, et al. (1997). Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. ASCD.

  • Good overview of SEL, motivation and ways to assess it.

Glasser, W. (1986). Control Theory in the Classroom.

  • Theoretical.

Goleman, Daniel. (1995). Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ. Bantam.

  • He presents very cogent and profound reasons for teaching about feelings.

Honig, Alice. (1979). Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education-Revised Edition Natl. Assoc. for Educ. of Young Children

Johnson, D. et al. (1993). Cooperation in the Classroom, revised.

  • The original on cooperative learning.

Marazano, R.J., et al. (2001). Classroom Instruction that Works. ASCD.

  • This book outlines the ten best teaching strategies based on research. It is excellent.

Morin, Virginia. (1999). Fun to Grow On: Engaging Play Activities for Kids with Teachers, Parents & Grandparents. Magnolia Street Publishing.

O'Callaghan, J. Brien. (1993). School-based Collaboration with Families. Josey-Bass.

Pianta, Robert

Payne, Ruby K. (1995). Poverty: A Framework for Understanding and Working with Students and Adults from Poverty. RFT Publishing.

Quarles, Anne (1995). Precious Gems. C & K Printing. 603-875-5577.


Armstrong, Thomas. (1994). Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. ASCD.

  • Good strategies to implement Gardner's theories.

Campbell, L & Campbell, B. (2000). Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement. ASCD.

Forte, I. & Schurr, S. (1996). Curriculum & Project Planner for Integrating Learning Syles, Thinking Skills, and Authentic Instruction. Incentive Publ.

  • Nice integration of Multiple Intelligences, and Bloom's and William's taxonomies for curriculum and lesson planning.

Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple Intelligences: The Theory and Practice. Basic Books.

  • Easy to read version of his earlier book.

Gardner, H. (1991). The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think & How Schools Should Teach. Basic Books.

  • Easy to read version of his earlier 1983 book.

Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of the Mind. Basic Books.

  • Hard to read theories of multiple intelligences.

Goleman, Daniel. (1995). Emotional Intelligence. Bantam.

Kagan, S. & Kagan, M. (1998). Multiple Intelligences: The complete MI book. Kagan Cooperative Learning.

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