Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
This book is a scientific look at the reading brain. It’s fascinating to read and do more thinking about the way we teach and understand reading– for all types of learners. As a result of this book, I have a much deeper understanding of dyslexia and how to teach children with dyslexia.
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
With empathy, compassion, and understanding, Solomon explores the complicated nature of parents whose children differ from themselves. This intimate account of parenting has heightened my awareness and analysis of what and how I teach.
Why School? by Will Richardson
This book has put my teaching and learning in perspective. It made me realized that the way I learn is different than the way I’m teaching. I haven’t been passing on the skills that have made me so successful: my computer literacy and my research skills. I’m ready to let go of the reigns when it comes to what information is imparted in my lessons now– I start with a topic and learn with my classroom.