Below you will find a number of books and articles that will help you understand the basis for many of our school’s practices.
How to Generate Values in Young Children – Sue Spayth Riley
ODS Curriculum Guide; Pathways to Learning (this may be purchased at The Open Door School in Charlotte)
Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv
How to Talk to Children So They Will Listen and Listen So They Will Talk – Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
How Children Learn – John Holt
Positive Discipline – Jane Nelsen
Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job” – Alfie Kohn
Health and Safety – Have you heard the latest? Thoughts on outdoor play.
Play, naturally: A review of children’s natural play – Stuart Lester & Martin Maudsley
The Worksheet Dilemma: Benefits of a Play-Based Curriculum – Sue Grossman
Teaching academics in preschool & kindergarten – Susan R. Johnson
Principles of Learning – Aletha Solter