Deer Creek Psychological Associates: Resources


Online Resources
The NIH Consensus Development Program
Brain Gym® International / Educational Kinesiology Foundation
  • Interesting approach to learning through kinesiology
  • Organizations
    American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
    368 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Commack, New York 11725
    (631) 543-2217
    Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
    1703 N. Beauregard Street
    Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
    National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
    1904 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20191-1537
    (800) 253-7746
    Armstrong, Thomas. (1998). Awakening Genius in the Classroom. ASCD.
    Shahn, Ben. (1957). The Shape of Content. Harvard University Press.
  • Down to earth advice for young people who want to be professional artists.
  • Discipline-Schools
    APA Zero Tolerance Task Force (2008). Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in the Schools? An Evidentiary Review and Recommendations. American Psychologist, Vol. 63, No. 9, 852-862.
    Amstutz L. & Mullet, J. (1969). The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools. Good Books.
    Barkley, Russell. (1987). Defiant Children: Parent-Teacher Assignments. Guilford Press.
  • Best if used with a therapist or a group.
  • Brooks, Robert. (1991). The Self-Esteem Teacher. Ags Pub.
  • An excellent book on the common sense, but so often overlooked strategies to dealing with difficult children. Every teacher should read this.
  • Costello, B. et al (2009). The Restorative Practices Handbook: For Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators. International Institute for Restorative Practices.
    Cornell, D. G. (2006) School Violence: Fears Versus Facts. (Landmark Essays) (essays) Lawrence Erlbaum .
  • An excellent review of lethal violence in schools.
  • Curwin, R. & Mendler, A. (1988). Discipline with Dignity. ASCD.
  • Excellent behavioral strategies for schools.
  • Curwin, R. & Mendler, A. (1997). As Tough as Necessary: Countering Violence, Aggression, and Hostility in our Schools. ASCD.
    Fried, SuEllen & Paula. (1996). Bullies and Victims: Helping Your Child Through the Schoolyard Battlefield. Evans.
  • A very compelling book about the dangers of being a student. Important reading for bullies.
  • Froschl, M., et al. (1998). Quit It! A Teacher's Guide on Teasing and Bullying for Use with Students in Grades K-3. Educational Equity Concepts, Inc.
    Henley, Martin. (1997). Teaching Self-Control: A curriculum for responsible behavior. National Educational Service.
  • A good curriculum for responsibility that gives lessons for academic areas.
  • Lerner, M., et al. (2003). A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools.
  • Covers everyday hassles to trauma events in school.
  • National Institute Research Council (2003). Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence. National Academies Press.
  • Fascinating anthropological look at lethal school violence
  • Pranis, Kay (1969). The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking. Good Books.
    Preventing Adolescents. NIH conference, October 2004.
    Wielkiewicz, R. (1986). Behavior Management in the Schools. Pearson Allyn & Bacon.
  • Very technical, for those who want to know more in depth.
  • Wood, M. & Long, N. (1991). Life Space Crisis Intervention. Pro-Ed.
  • Excellent strategies that should be taught to all teachers and counselors who work with children.
  • Zehr, Howard (1969). The Little Book of a Restorative Justice. Good Books.
    Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader's Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning Programs. Illinois Edition.
    Education: General
    Bedrova, E. & Leong, D. (2007). Tools of the mind: The Vygotskian approach to early childhood education. Pearson.
    Brown, J. & Moffet, C. (2002). The Hero's Journey: Transforming Schools. ASCD.
  • Excellent use of Joseph's Campbell's work on heroes and myths as applied to the challenges of teacher and school evolution.
  • Covington, M. & Teel, K. (1996). Overcoming Student Failure: Changing Incentives for Learning. American Psychological Assoc.
  • Excellent research on motivation. Should be required reading for all teachers.
  • Elias, M.J, et al. (1997). Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. ASCD.
  • Good overview of SEL, motivation and ways to assess it.
  • Glasser, W. (1986). Control Theory in the Classroom.
  • Theoretical.
  • Goleman, Daniel. (1995). Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ. Bantam.
  • He presents very cogent and profound reasons for teaching about feelings.
  • Honig, Alice. (1979). Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education-Revised Edition Natl. Assoc. for Educ. of Young Children
    Johnson, D. et al. (1993). Cooperation in the Classroom, revised.
  • The original on cooperative learning.
  • Marazano, R.J., et al. (2001). Classroom Instruction that Works. ASCD.
  • This book outlines the ten best teaching stragies based on research. It is excellent.
  • Morin, Virginia. (1999). Fun to Grow On: Engaging Play Activities for Kids with Teachers, Parents & Grandparents. Magnolia Street Publishing.
    O'Callaghan, J. Brien. (1993). School-based Collaboration with Families. Josey-Bass.
    Pianta, Robert
    Payne, Ruby K. (1995). Poverty: A Framework for Understanding and Working with Students and Adults from Poverty. RFT Publishing.
    Quarles, Anne (1995). Precious Gems. C & K Printing. 603-875-5577.
    Education: Multiple Intelligences
    Armstrong, Thomas. (1994). Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. ASCD.
  • Good strategies to implement Gardner's theories.
  • Campbell, L & Campbell, B. (2000). Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement. ASCD.
    Forte, I. & Schurr, S. (1996). Curriculum & Project Planner for Integrating Learning Syles, Thinking Skills, and Authentic Instruction. Incentive Publ.
  • Nice integration of Multiple Intelligences, and Bloom's and William's taxonomies for curriculum and lesson planning.
  • Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple Intelligences: The Theory and Practice. Basic Books.
  • Easy to read version of his earlier book.
  • Gardner, H. (1991). The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think & How Schools Should Teach. Basic Books.
  • Easy to read version of his earlier 1983 book.
  • Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of the Mind. Basic Books.
  • Hard to read theories of multiple intelligences.
  • Goleman, Daniel. (1995). Emotional Intelligence. Bantam.
    Kagan, S. & Kagan, M. (1998). Multiple Intelligences: The complete MI book. Kagan Cooperative Learning.

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