Resources for Parents

Resources for Parents and Staff:


Our staff reads a common book each summer. We encourage parents to join us in reading it, too. Here are recent picks:


2014 - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck


2015 – Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald


2016 – The First Six Weeks of School by Responsive Classroom



Other Recommended Resources on Race and Equity:


Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 1st Edition

by Zaretta L. Hammond


For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education 

by Christopher Emdin 


Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom 

by Lisa Delpit 


Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

by Claude M. Steele

Between the World and Me

 by Ta-Nehisi Coates



Resources related to Positive Discipline:

Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and…

by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.

Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems (Positive Discipline Library)

by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. and Lynn Lott


The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish



Teaching and Child Development:

Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14

by Chip Wood


The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language that Helps Children Learn (Responsive Classroom)2nd Edition

by Paula Denton 


Teaching Children to Care: Classroom Management for Ethical and Academic Growth, K-8, Revised Edition 

by Ruth Sidney Charney 






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