Growing Lifelong Learners Since 1972

Recommended Reading

The Wingra faculty share these titles as ones which inspire them in their progressive teaching methods.

A Guide to Student-Centered Learning, by Donna Brandes and Paul Ginnes (multi-age classrooms)

The Hurried Child, by David Elkind (developmentally appropriate teaching)

Teaching Children to Care, by Ruth Charney (child-centered teaching)

The Open Classroom Reader, by Charles E. Silberman

Rethinking Schools, edited by David P. Levine

The Art of the Possible: A Compassionate Approach to Understanding the Way People Think, Learn and Communicate, by Dawna Markova .

Here are some other important educators, thinkers, and philosophers in the field of progressive education that you may want to read about:

  • John Dewey
  • Paulo Freire
  • Vivian Gussin Paley
  • John Holt
  • Bell Hooks
  • Ivan Illich
  • Alfie Kohn
  • Herbert Kohl
  • A. S. Neill
  • Nel Noddings
  • Jean Piaget
  • Carl Rogers
  • Theodore Sizer

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