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A Free Range Childhood:  Self-regulation at Summerhill School, Matthew Appleton

Appreciative Inquiry:  A Positive Revolution in Change, David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitey

Celebrating Girls:  Nurturing and Empowering Our Daughters, Virginia Beane Rutter

Children Who Are Not Yet Peaceful:  Preventing Exclusion in the Early Elementary Classroom, Donna Bryant Goertz

Dumbing Us Down:  The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Education, John Taylor Gatto

The Edison Trait:  Saving the Spirit of Your Nonconforming Child, Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.

Einstein Never Used Flashcards:  How Children Really Learnand Why They Tend to Play More and Memorize Less, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D

First Steps Toward Teaching the Reggio Way, Joanne Hendrick, Editor

Freedom and Beyond, John Holt.

Get Out of My Life, but First would You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?, Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.

The Good Teen, Richard M. Lerner, Ph.D

The Happy Child, Steven Harrison

“The Having of Wonderful Ideas” and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning, Eleanor Duckworth

The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn

Insight ~ Imagination:  The Emancipation of Thought and the Modern World, Douglas Sloan

Last Child in the Woods; Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv

Learning With a Visual Brain in an Auditory World;  Visual Language Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. and Carole Kaulitz, M.Ed.

Life-Enriching Education:  Nonviolent Communication Helps Schools Improve Performance, Reduce Conflict, and Enhance Relationships, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D

The No-Fault Classroom:  Tools to Ressolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence, Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hobson

No Homework and Recess All Day:  How to Have Freedom and Democracy in Education, Jerry Mintz

No Mind Left Behind, Adam L. Cox, Ph.D.

Not Much Just Chillin’:  The Hidden lives of Middle Schoolers, Linda Perlstein

NVC Communication Basics:  A Concise Overview of Nonviolent Communication, Rachelle Lamb

Odd Girl Out:  The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, Rachel Simmons

Peaceable Revolution Through Education, Catherine Cadden

Quiet, Susan Cain

Raising Children Compassionately:  Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D

Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen, Ed.D

Raising Your Spirited Child,  Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Real Teachers; Real Teaching – In Their Own Words, Mary M. Leue, Editor

Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society, William Craig

Reflections on the Sudbury School Concept, Edited by Mimsy Sadofsky and Daniel Greenberg

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids:  7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict Into Co-operation, Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle Hodson

Reviving Ophelia:  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Mary Pipher, Ph.D

The School Home:  Rethinking Schools for Changing Families, Jane Roland Martin

The Self-Organizing Revolution, Ron Miller, PH.D.

The Surprising Purpose of Anger – Beyond Anger Management:  Finding the Gift, Marshall B. Rosenberg, PH.D.

Teacher, Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Teaching Children Compassionately:  How Students and Teachers Can Succeed with Mutual Understanding, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D

Turning Points:  Edited by Jerry Mintz & Carlo Ricci

Unconditional Parenting, Alfie Kohn

Under Deadman’s Skin:  Discovering the Meaning of Children’s Violent Play, Jane Katch.

Under the Tough Old Stars:  Ecopedagogical Essays, David W. Jardine

The Unschooled Mind:  How Children Think & How Schools Should Teach, Howard Gardner

We Can Work It Out:  Resolving Conflicts Peacefully and Powerfully,  Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.



Children Teach Themselves to Read
Gray, Peter. Psychology Today. 24 February (2010).

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits
Carey, Benedict. (2010). The New York Times, 6 September 2010.

How Nature Makes Kids Calmer, Healthier, Smarter
Markham, Laura, Dr. AhaParenting.com (2014)

Learning to Read, Reading to Learn
Smith, Nicole. Valley News. May 22, 2012

Let Kids Play With Fire, and Other Rules for Good Parenting
Greenwood, Veronique. The Atlantic. May 9, 2011.

Nature Deficit
Louv, Richard. Orion Magazine. July/August 2005

New playgrounds are Safe – and That’s Why Nobody Uses Them
Walton, Alice G. The Atlantic. February 1, 2012.

Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills
Spiegel, Alix. NPR. February 21, 2008.

OSE and Academic Skill Work
Crosby, Jane. April (2012).

The Overprotected Kid
Rosin, Hanna. The Atlantic. April 2014

Play Ethic
Meier, Deborah & Engel, Brenda S. & Taylor, Beth. NEA Today. Jan/Feb (2011): p28-32.

Playing to Learn
Engel, Susan. (2010).  The New York Times, 2 February 2010.

The Power of Simple Play
Kelly, Katy. US News and World Report. 8 December(2003): p72.

The Problem with Education?  Children Aren’t Feral Enough
Monbiot, George. The Guardian. October 7, 2013

Protect Your Child’s Playtime: It’s More Important than Homework, Lessons, & Organized Sports
Matthews, Dona. The Creativity post: Quality content on creativity, innovation and imagination.  4 April (2014).

Risky Play: Why Children love It and Need It (excerpts of)
Gray, Peter. Psychology Today from Peter Gray’s Freedom to Learn (2014).

Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills
Spiegel, AlixNPR. 21 February (2008).

Some Educational Benefits of Freely Chosen Age Mixing Among Children and Adolescents
Feldman, Jay & Gray, Peter. Phi Delta Kappan. v80, no.7, (1999): 507-12.

The Neuroscience of Joyful Education
Willis, Judy. Educational Leadership Online. Summer (2007).

What about All That School Stuff at Woodland?
Crosby, Jane & Granducci, Jen. September (2011).

What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum?
McIntyre, Erin Siegal Atlantic. November 23, 2015.

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail
Lahey, Jessica. The Atlantic. January 29, 2013.

Would You Hire Your Own Kids? 7 Skills Schools Should be Teaching Them
Wagner, Tony. Alternet.  28 May (2010).


Democratic Schools, a film by Jan Gabbert

Schooled:  What Happened to the Person You Were Going to Be?, a film by Brooks Elms.