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


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