ODYSSEY YOUNG LEADERS ACADEMY READING LIST

OYLA Bookshelf

These writings have inspired who we are as a school, how we spend our days, how we value children, and what we believe about education.

  • A Place for Wonder, by Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough
  • Learning by Heart, by Roland S. Barth
  • Ethic of Excellence, by Ron Berger
  • The Hundred Languages of Children, Carolyn Edwards, Leila Gandini, and George Forman
  • The Importance of Being Little, Erika Christakis
  • The Power of Play, David Elkind
  • You Can't Say You Can't Play, Vivian Gussin Paley
  • Mathematical Mindsets, Jo Boaler
  • The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Stanislas Dehaene
  • Developmental Continuums, Bonnie Campbell Hill
  • Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, Karin Morrison
  • Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids, Marietta McCarty
  • Lifelong Kindergarten, Mitchel Resnick
  • The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
  • Teaching With Your Mouth Shut, Donald L. Finkel
  • A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, Warren Berger
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, John Gottman
  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
  • The End of Education, Neil Postman
  • Doing School, Denise Clark Pope
  • The Schools Our Children Deserve, Alfie Kohn
  • The Courage to Teach, Parker J. Palmer
  • The Peaceable Classroom, Mary Rose O'Reilley
  • Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education, Ken Robinson, Ph.D.
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson, Ph.D. (with Lou Aronica)
  • Most Likely to Succeed, Tony Wagner
  • Better than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management, Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey
  • 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.
  • Peacework: Mindful Lessons of Self-Regulation for a Child's Early Years, Wynne Kinder