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Author Little, Tom, 1953-2014.

Title Loving learning : how progressive education can save America's schools / Tom Little and Katherine Ellison ; foreword by Ayelet Waldman.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    371.3 LIT    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index.
Contents Foreword by Ayelet Waldman -- Introduction: Meet me at Park Day -- 1. "Remakers of mankind" -- 2. The rug: teaching to the "whole child" -- 3. The inner ear: learning that ignites children's senses -- 4. The magic circle: building character and community -- 5. The storyboard: the progressive heart of high technology -- 6. Tasting the soup: recipes to calm a "testing mania" -- 7. The laboratory: messiness and failure--progressive education's vulnerability and strength -- 8. The petition: promoting social justice -- Conclusion: Back to the future -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Progressive Education Association: seven founding principles -- A list of schools using progressive education methods -- A (somewhat idiosyncratic) top-ten list of books, studies, and articles supporting the benefits of progressive education -- Park Day School's sixth-graders' poem to Tom Little.
Summary "The longtime head of Park Day School, Tom Little embarked on a tour of 43 progressive schools across the country. In this book, his life's work, he interweaves his teaching experience, the knowledge he gleaned from his trip, and the history of Progressive Education. As Little and Katherine Ellison reveal, these educators and schools invigorate learning and promote inquisitiveness by allowing the curriculum to grow organically out of children's questions - whether they lead to studying the senses, working on a farm, or re-creating a desert ecosystem in the classroom. We see curious students draw on information across disciplines to think in imaginative yet practical ways, like in a "Mini-Maker Faire" or designing and building a chair from scratch. Becoming good citizens was another of Little's goals. He believed in the need for students to learn how to become advocates for themselves, from setting rules on the playground to engaging in issues of social justice in the wider community. Using the philosophy of Progressive Education, schools can prepare students to shape a vibrant future in the arts and sciences for themselves and the nation."--Book jacket.
Subject Progressive education -- United States.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Active learning -- United States.
Student-centered learning -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Added Author Ellison, Katherine, 1957-
ISBN 9780393246162 (hardcover)
0393246167 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40024658941

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