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    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 


    YMCA's Protect Your Child From Child Abuse: