Educators

ONLINE RESOURCES

The NIH Consensus Development Program
www.consensus.nih.gov

Brain Gym® International / Educational Kinesiology Foundation
www.braingym.org

  • Interesting approach to learning through kinesiology

Organizations

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

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

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

CREATIVITY

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.

DISCIPLINE: SCHOOLS

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. www.schoolcrisisresponse.com

  • 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 Violence...in Adolescents. NIH conference, October 2004.
www.consensus.nih.gov

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.

PROGRAMS

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

EDUCATION: GENERAL

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 http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/directory/robert-c.-pianta

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.

EDUCATION: MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

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.