Suggested Reading

The following thinkers have inspired us and helped to inform CITYterm's philosophy. (Listed in no particular order!)

Educational Theory

  • Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life - Richard Paul
  • The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination – Robert Coles
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire
  • Experience and Education – John Dewey
  • How We Think – John Dewey
  • Schools That Learn – Peter Senge
  • Understanding by Design – Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
  • Multiple Intelligence: New Horizons in Theory and Practice - Howard Gardner
  • Earth in Mind: On Education, the Environment, and the Human Prospect - David Orr
  • Mind in Society: Development of Higher Psychology Processes – Vygotsky
  • The Montessori Method – Maria Montessori
  • Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation – Edward Deci
  • Teach with Your StrengthsHow Great Teachers Inspire Their Students – Rosanne Liesveld
  • Collaborative Learning: Higher Education, Interdependence, and the Authority of Knowledge  – Kenneth Bruffee
  • Releasing Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change and Variation on a Blue Guitar - Maxine Green
  • Group Theory - Tuckman, Bruce. (1965). Developmental sequence in small groups. Psychological bulletin, 63, 384-399.
  • Critical Response: A Method for Getting Useful Feedback on Anything You Make, from a Dance to Dessert – Liz Lerman
  • Books by Robert Marzano
  • Successful Intelligence – Robert Sternberg
  • Evaluating Professional Development – Thomas Guskey 

Understanding the Context in which we Teach

  • Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown. Here’s how.-  Dan Coyle
  • Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson
  • Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Guwandi
  • Letter to a Young Poet – Rainer Marie Rilke
  • “On Dialogue” – David Bohm
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success  – Carol Dweck
  • The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids – Madeline Levin
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future – Daniel Pink
  • Paradoxes of Group Life: Understanding Conflict, Paralysis, and Movement in Group Dynamics - Kenwyn Smith
  • Strength Finder 2.0: A New and Updated Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths – Tom Rath – Gallup
  • Group Genius: The Power of Collaboration – Keith Sawyer
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Ways of Seeing - John Berger
  • Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness of Everyday Places – John Stilgoe
  • Democracy’s Discontents: America in Search of Public Philosophy - Micheal Sandel
  • Wanderlust – Rebecca Solnit
  • In Over our Heads – Robert Kegan

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