The HTe Family-Faculty Book Club
The HTe Family-Faculty Book Club is open to families and staff of HTe students. We read new and classic works about children's development, and then discuss how we can apply the lessons we learn to support the children in our lives. We meet every other Thursday from 2:45-3:30pm at High Tech Elementary.
To be decided!
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
This easy-to-read book blends neuroscience and parenting techniques to provide a "whole-brain perspective" on children's development. Drawing on the latest research, the authors present practical strategies and tools for helping children be "happier, healthier, and more fully themselves" (p. x). In addition, they offer readers the opportunity to reflect on their own development and live healthier emotional lives. The book has received stellar reviews from parents and professionals alike!
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
This popular, practical text offers a multitude of strategies for fostering positive communication between adults and children. The authors present their ideas in an accessible way, through personal stories, written exercises, comic strips, checklists, and question-and-answer sections. Each week, our book club explores a new chapter. At the end of each session, we challenge ourselves to try out one of the strategies described in the book and later reflect on its success.
For recommendations, check out the education literature on my book shelf at Good Reads.