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Related Books and Links

To understand more about the sources for our approaches to experiential, holistic learning, what follows below is a list of some recommended reading and viewing source...:


Books

Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv
Reclaiming Childhood, by William Crain
I Learn From Children, by Carolyn Pratt
Magical Child, by Joseph Chilton Pearce
Dumbing Us Down, by John Taylor Gatto
Teaching Children to Care, by Ruth Sidney Charney
Yardsticks, by Chip Wood
Educating for Character, by Thomas Lickona
The Common Sense of Teaching Reading and Writing, by Caleb Gattegno
Now Johnny Can Do Arithmetic, by Caleb Gattegno


Films

Babies
Etre et Avoir (To Be and To Have)
A Touch of Greatness
The Freedom Writers
Born into Brothels
Bowling for Columbine
Boys of Baraka
Lost Boys of Sudan
Mad Hot Ballroom
Youth Movement (SGITW - Click Here)


If you want to know more about the real story behind free-range and pasture-fed chickens and eggs, or about the industrial-organic (USDA) versus “beyond-organic” farming practices, below is a list of some highly recommended books, articles, and films to check out… :

The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Sunny Side Up, Utne Reader, Jan.-Feb.2008
Meet Real Free-Range Eggs, Mother Earth News, Oct.-Nov. 2007
The Natural History of the Chicken (DVD)
The Real Dirt on Farmer Brown (DVD)


Recommended reading for parents looking to homeschool

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine
Among Schoolchildren by Tracey Kidder
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Magical Child by Joseph Chilton Pearce
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
Teacher by Sylvia Ashton Warner
Teaching Children to Care by Ruth Sidney Charney
The Common Sense of Teaching Reading and Writing by Caleb Gattegno
The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
The Parents' Guide to Alternatives in Education by Ronald E. Koetzsch
Yardsticks by Chip Wood
Straight Talk About Reading by Susan L.Hall and Louisa C. Moats
The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to Needs of All Learners, by Carol Tomlinson
Perspectives on Shared Reading, by Bobbi Fisher & Emily Fisher Medvic
I Learn From Children, by Carolyn Pratt
Teach from the Heart, by Erin Gruwell
What Your Kindergarten, First ( Second, Third etc. ) Grader Needs to Know, by E.D. Hirsch
Gattegno Mathematics Series
Now Johnny Can Do Arithmetic, by Caleb Gattegno
Living is Learning Curriculum Guides
Brain Gym by Paul and Gail Dennison
Everyday Mathematics Series; University of Chicago School Mathematics Project


Links

We're so grateful for the relationships we have with these amazing organizations!

Glynwood Farm:
 
Kawing Crow Awareness Center
 
Kitchawan Farm:
 
Faraway Farm Alpacas:
 
Hemlock Hill Farm:
 
Sugar Hill Farm:
  
Talking Hands Talking Feet
You are invited to get your free “We the People” Constitution Day Activity Kit by Talking Hands Talking Feet right here www.constitution-activity.com 
 
Tiny Hearts Farm:
 
Uncharted Play: