Book Club

We are excited to be hosting 5 book clubs this year at Tap & Six, a lovely Roswell establishment run by High Meadows alumni. Join our community of learners by attending a conversation about a great book! Come for one or come for all. Texts are chosen based on what’s relevant in education today. While the book discussions will likely connect to current practices at High Meadows School, the meetings are open to anyone interested in progressive education.

Registration: Please RSVP so we know who’s joining the conversation. We are happy to have you!

How to RSVP: Click on the RSVP Today link of the Book Club you would like to attend below. Enter your name and contact info in the email that opens and then send. If you do not have an email software on your computer or device, please email kmcelvaney@highmeadows.org with the same information.

Times: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Tap & Six

     
October 10, 2019

Blessings of a Skinned Knee

 

Internationally known clinical psychologist Wendy Mogel’s sage reflections on parenting in a world where entitlement and competition abound have struck a chord with readers across the globe. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee points the way to raising self–reliant, exuberant and compassionate children.


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December 5, 2019

You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education

 

New York Times bestselling author and major proponent for progressive education, Sir Ken Robinson, provides an essential guide to learning about the kind of education children really need.


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February 4, 2020

So You Want to Talk About Race

 

In this New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. The author expertly guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.


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March 19, 2020

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

 

Developmental psychologist Peter Gray highlights how free play is essential to supporting children’s self-management, problem-solving and resilience. We all come into the world with innate curiosity; read how we can keep that capacity alive to promote engaged learning and happiness.


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May 5, 2020

The Conscious Parent

 

Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s The Conscious Parent promotes the belief that our children are born to us to create deep internal transformation within us. Peppered with practical, hands-on examples from Dr. Tsabary’s real-life experiences, this text recognizes the child’s potential to spark a deep soul-searching, leading to transformation in parents. Once parents are learning alongside their children power, control and dominance become an archaic language. Instead, mutual kinship and spiritual partnership are the focus of the parent-child journey.


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Previous Reads

     
September 11, 2018

Loving Learning

 

Read about progressive education, both historical and modern context as Tom Little takes us on a tour of schools across the nation to highlight the myriad of ways progressive education is serving today’s students.

 
     
     
October 30, 2018

Voice Lessons for Parents

 

Relationships are everything and through communication we establish and grow our relationships. New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel shows us how each developmental stage in a child’s life is a different opportunity to connect through language

 
     
     
December 11, 2018

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

 

“Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we’re not the magnanimous people we think we are?” -The Washington Post

 
     
     
February 12, 2019

You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education

 

New York Times bestselling author and major proponent for progressive education, Sir Ken Robinson, provides an essential guide to learning about the kind of education children really need.

 
     
     
March 26, 2019

Balanced and Barefoot

 

Outdoor play and unstructured time for movement and exploration are more than fun for children. Read how psychological and physical health improves when children spend regular time outside and gain insight into strategies to get the play and movement children need.

 
     
     
April 30, 2019

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

 

Developmental psychologist Peter Gray highlights how free play is essential to supporting children’s self-management, problem-solving and resilience. We all come into the world with innate curiosity; read how we can keep that capacity alive to promote engaged learning and happiness.