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When Kids Rule the School

When Kids Rule the School

The Power and Promise of Democratic Education

Education is ripe for democratic disruption. Students in most schools are denied fundamental social ideals such as personal freedom, public government, rule of law, and free enterprise. In our increasingly authoritarian post-truth world, …

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The School Garden Curriculum

The School Garden Curriculum

An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking

The world needs young people to grow into strong, scientifically literate environmental stewards. Learning gardens are great places to build this knowledge, yet until now there has been a lack of a multi-grade curriculum for school-wide teaching …

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Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

Cooperative Games and Activities for All Ages

At this critical point of human evolution, we want our children to have the ability to resolve conflict, communicate positively, build social skills, and increase self-esteem so that they may actualize their potential and live in well-being.

The …

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Freedom to Learn

Freedom to Learn

Creating a Classroom Where Every Child Thrives

Disinterested students and behavioral problems are all too common in schools. Yet results show that behavior charts and other reward-and-punishment systems simply don't work. Teachers are burning out and students are failing. But what can be done?

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Cracking the Boy Code

Cracking the Boy Code

How to Understand and Talk with Boys

All too quickly, talkative, affectionate young boys seem to slip away. Adolescents may be transformed overnight into reclusive, seemingly impenetrable young people who open up only to their friends and spend more time on devices than with family. …

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Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning "disabilities" are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected. Thirty years of teaching in the public …

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Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning "disabilities" are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected. Thirty years of teaching in the public …

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Spit That Out! (EPUB)

Spit That Out! (EPUB)

The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt

From BPA in baby bottles and asbestos in crayons to misleading "natural" labels—it can despair even the most steadfast parent.

Lighthearted yet authoritative, Spit That Out! cuts through the information overload, sorts cloth from disposable, and …

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