Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Reading Suggestions

From: Mimsy Sadofsky <>
Date: Mon Sep 25 18:40:00 2006

"Killing Monsters"
Mimsy Sadofsky

On Sep 25, 2006, at 2:17 PM, Joseph Moore wrote:

> Joseph from Diablo Valley School here.
> 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.
> 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?
> We've already got several (this is all still tentative, so if
> you've got a better idea, fire away)
> 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.
> 2nd month: The Myth of the Lazy Mind.
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Joseph
Received on Mon Sep 25 2006 - 18:39:02 EDT

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