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Resources for Parents

There are many interesting resources that examine this critical stage of student development. Here are some books and articles that have piqued our interest:

Over the past several years, faculty members have read the following texts over the summer:

An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students (Ron Berger)

It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (Danah Boyd)

Fires in the Middle School Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers (Kathleen Cushman and Laura Rogers)

The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg)

Mindset (Carol Dweck)


Other Resources

Websites:

Common Sense Media (digital citizenship)

Greater Good Science Center (mindfulness and education)


Books and Articles:

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood, Lisa Damour

Executive Function in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students, Chris Kaufman

The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, Kelly McGonigal

Wonder, R.J. Palacio

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Daniel Siegel

Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom, Meena Srinivasan

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, Sherry Turkle