Great News: The Learning Resource Library!

As I mentioned in Thursday Notes this week,  this week marks the debut of a new resource here at Convent: the Learning Resource Library! This new collection of titles on cognition, cognitive psychology, educational practice, and learning differences is now part of the school’s permanent collection in the Mother Williams Library. These books are available for check-out and perusal by all members of the Convent community. I hope that faculty, students, and their parents will use these books as a helpful resource in supporting all students’ educational endeavors on our campus. Many thanks to the amazing Mrs. Cynthia Velante for acquiring and processing these wonderful books!

Do you have recommendations for further books that we should have on hand at school on these subjects? Do you have recommendations for books that other should read? Any summer reading suggestions on learning differences or cognition and the brain? Let me know: it might be fun to offer some summer reading suggestions through this blog.

Here are the titles now available in the Williams Library. Happy reading!

Brain Rules by John Medina
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
How the Brain Learns by David A. Sousa
Rethinking Learning Disabilities: Understanding Children Who Struggle in School by Deborah Waber
The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics by Stanislas Dehaene
Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read by Stanislas Dehaene
The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook: Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities by John M. Harwell
Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement by John Hattie
Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. WIllingham
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz
How the Brain Influences Behavior: Management Strategies for Every Classroom by David A. Sousa
The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks
Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science by Beringer and Wolf
The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, & Self-control by Lawrence E. Shapiro
How Your Child Learns Best: Brain-Friendly Strategies You Can Use to Ignite Your Child’s Learning and Increase School Success by Judy Willis
Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning by David Rose and Anne Meyer
A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning by David Rose and Anne Meyer
Mind, Brain, and Education: Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice by Howard Gardner
Five Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner
The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think And How Schools Should Teach by Howard Gardner

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