RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Reading Suggestions

From: Erik Haugsjaa <ehaugsjaa_at_weblogz.org>
Date: Mon Sep 25 14:57:00 2006

This book is more about kids and parents but it's very Sudbury-y
and I love it. Highly recommended!

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN & LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK
http://www.amazon.com/How-Talk-Kids-Will-Listen/dp/0380811960

Erik
Shutesbury, MA

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> From: discuss-sudbury-model-admin_at_sudval.org
> [mailto:discuss-sudbury-model-admin_at_sudval.org] On Behalf Of
> Lynanne Fowle
> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 2:28 PM
> To: discuss-sudbury-model_at_sudval.org
> Subject: RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Reading Suggestions
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> Try "One Kid at a Time" by Eliot Levine. Even if you're not
> sold on his concept of "the best" school, he definitely
> debunks the "butts in the desk" model and samples of his
> chapters are: "What Should Students Learn?", "Learning
> Through Interests", "Learning Through Everything",
> "Personalized Learning", etc. His perspective is that of an
> urban high school reengineered to offer disadvantaged
> students a completely different way to prepare for life, but
> it's a great read and a terrific tool for sparking discussion.
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> Lynanne Fowle
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> From: discuss-sudbury-model-admin_at_sudval.org
> [mailto:discuss-sudbury-model-admin_at_sudval.org] On Behalf Of
> Joseph Moore
> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 2:17 PM
> To: Sudbury Discussion Group
> Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Reading Suggestions
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> Joseph from Diablo Valley School here.
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> We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of our school this
> year. One event we're sponsoring is a monthly reading group
> at a local library, which we hope will attract some parents.
> The tentative title is: How Do Kids Really Learn? A Fresh
> Look at Education.
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> Here's why I'm pestering you all: we need about 8 - 9
> books/readings, and I thought the people on this list would
> have good ideas. The plan here is to NOT hit people over the
> head too much (which is hard for me, personally, given what a
> horror traditional schooling is), but to ease into the topic
> at first, then move on to more pointed stuff over time. So,
> what books or readings would you reccommend that shed light
> on why it's a good idea to trust kids, to recognize and
> nurture their responsibility for their own education, and to
> lay off the little butts in desks model of education?
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> We've already got several (this is all still tentative, so if
> you've got a better idea, fire away)
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> 1st month: The Scientist in the Crib. We thought we'd start
> with something about how really small children learn, to lay
> the groundwork for reexamining how we all learn. Plus, one of
> the authors is local, and we'd like to get her for a panel
> discussion later in the year.
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> 2nd month: The Myth of the Lazy Mind.
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> Later, we'll do a couple Sudbury Valley books - Reflections
> on the Sudbury School Concept, Kingdom of Childhood? Plus,
> right at the end, one of the John Taylor Gatto books.
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> Thanks,
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> Joseph
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