Other Voices

The Storytelling School

Handbook for Teachers - 2nd Edition

Chris Smith, Ph.D. & Adam Guillain

This handbook describes a revolutionary way of delivering primary education. In a storytelling school all children learn to be storytellers, retelling and improving stories from memory as a way of learning both language and subject content across the curriculum. Children... read more

$78.00

The Storytelling School - Handbook for Teachers - 2nd Edition

147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell

Storytelling Schools Series, Volume II

Chris Smith, Ph.D.

In England, a group of innovative educators created the idea of Storytelling Schools, primary schools where storytelling is the key way that children learn.  By which is not meant only learning to listen to stories, but to actually learn the stories by heart, learn to retel... read more

$78.00

147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell - Storytelling Schools Series, Volume II

The Hand

How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Frank R. Wilson

The Hand is one of the most incredible books I've read in years. What a beautiful, thorough study of that feature of our bodies which, in absolute fact, makes us truly human. Wilson so completely and so beautifully demonstrates the relationship between the way we ... read more

$17.00

The Hand - How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Punished by Rewards

The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes

Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn draws from hundred's of studies to demonstrate that, while incentives seem to work in the short run, in the long run they lead students and others to produce work inferior to that produced without such enticements. The more artificial inducements are used, the mor... read more

$15.95

Punished by Rewards - The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes

Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

John Taylor Gatto

This book first appeared as a landmark statement about the realities of much of the schooling most children in our society receive - and about the very nature of the society we have ourselves created. John Taylor Gatto taught in Manhattan's public schools for 26 years and te... read more

$12.95

Dumbing Us Down - The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Cultural Literacy

What Every American Needs to Know

E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Rudolf Steiner faced two primary problems when he set about defining the curriculum of the Waldorf School. One problem was that the people who were well-educated had almost no practical knowledge of anything; the other was that the people who worked in the trades had no real... read more

$15.95

Cultural Literacy - What Every American Needs to Know

The Child and the Machine

How Computers Put Our Children's Education at Risk

Alison Armstrong and Charles Casement

Alison Armstrong began simply as a parent wanting to know more about the decision to increase the use of technology in her children's schools. What she learned was not at all what she expected to find and led her to team up with Charles Casement to produce The Child and ... read more

$16.00

The Child and the Machine - How Computers Put Our Children's Education at Risk