Resources in print and on the internet

Documents from Villa Preschool Teachers:

Socks and Sneakers

Print Capital Formation Chart


Books on Education, Brain Research, and Teaching:

Positive Discipline: by Dr. Jane Nelsen

Gurian Institute

Brain Rules


Talent Code

Nurture Shock

The Element – How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Habits of Goodness

A Whole New Mind

The Quality School

Choice Theory in the Classroom

Family Matters

Beyond Discipline

Punished by Rewards

Restitution – Restructuring School Discipline

The Courage to Teach

Five Minds for the Future

Teach Like a Champion

Fulfilling Lives

Schools of Hope (out of print but still available)

Roots of Empathy – Changing the World Child by Child

Top 5 Preschool Apps for 2013

Books on Parenting and Child Development:

The Blessing of a B Minus

Little Girls Can be Mean – Four Steps to Bully-proof Girls In the Early Grades

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

How Girls Thrive

The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

Best Friends/Worst Enemies

Raising Cain

Speaking of Boys

The Pressured Child

Queen Bees and Wannabees

Last Child in the Woods

Raising Resilient Children

Emotional Intelligence

Parenting with Love and Logic 

Go Outside, Over 130 Activities for Outdoor Adventure

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids

The Hurried Child

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk, Siblings Without Rivalry, Respectful Parents, Liberated Parents – Liberated Children

Your Child’s Self Esteem

The Measure of Our Success – A Letter to My Children and Yours

Choices that Change Lives, The 10 Commandments of Common Sense (Wisdom from the Scriptures for People of all Beliefs)

The Inverse Power of Praise

Useful & Interesting Web Resources:

Villa Academy Contact Information

Archdiocese of Seattle

Northwest Association of Independent Schools – NWAIS

Washington Federation of Independent Schools – WFIS

The Deak Group – Raising Strong Girls and the latest in Brain Research

All Kinds of Minds - Resource on all types of learners and learning challenges

Love and Logic - Resources for Parents and Educators

The Whole Child

Howard Up to date thoughts from the father of multiple intelligences

Villa Library Home Page with book recommendations for every age. - A variety of resources including developmental milestones - Growth milestones from a medical perspective

Daniel Goleman on Social Intelligence – You Tube – 58 Minutes

John Medina on “Brain Rules” at Google University – You Tube – 52 minutes

Yong Zhao – Professor at Michigan St. and antidote to Friedman’s “Flat World”

“What Other Countries are Really Doing in Education” Wash. Post Answer Sheet