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    Resources for Parents and Staff

    Books About Kindness for Children:

    • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Hill
    • Have you Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and David Messing
    • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and E.B. Lewis
    • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

    December Kindness Calendar

    Summer Staff Book Club

    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

    2017 - Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond

    2018 - The Yes Brain by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson

    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 Problem-Solving Skills 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