Book Club

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 by clicking on the link associated with each book.

Times: All book discussion are either morning (9:00-10:30 am) or evening (6:30-8:00 pm) attendance.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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