Provocations

The following is a list of texts that have inspired us and provoked our thinking in different ways. We aspire to the concepts these books propose just as we respond to them with our actions each day.

  • Ethic of Excellence, by Ron Berger
  • The Hundred Languages of Children, Carolyn Edwards, Leila Gandini, and George Forman
  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
  • Having of Wonderful Ideas, Eleanor Duckworth
  • The Power of Play, David Elkind
  • Math: Facing an American Phobia, Marilyn Burns
  • Secure Base, John Bowlby
  • Playing and Reality, D.W. Winnicott
  • Power of Their Ideas, by Deborah Meier
  • Interpersonal World of the Infant, Daniel N. Stern
  • The Development of Emotional Competence, Carolyn Saarni
  • Oneness and Separateness, Louise J, Kaplan
  • The Foundations of Literacy, Donald Holdaway
  • When Stories Come to School: Telling, Writing, and Performing Stories in the Early Childhood Classroom, Patsy Cooper
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson, Ph.D. (with Lou Aronica)
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, Daniel J. Siegel. M.D.
  • Literature as Exploration, by Louise M. Rosenblatt
  • On Knowing, by Jerome Bruner
  • Writing Through Childhood, by Shelley Harwayne
  • Teaching with Intention, by Debbie Miller
  • A Place for Wonder, by Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough
  • Learning by Heart, by Roland S. Barth
  • Releasing the Imagination, by Maxine Greene
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, John Gottman
  • Playful Parenting, Lawrence Cohen
  • Connection Parenting, Pam Leo
  • Emotional Development in Young Children, Suzanne A. Denham
  • The Discipline Book, William Sears
  • The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book, Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves
  • Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children, Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles and Help Your Family Thrive, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.