ASI Reading List

Welcome to Ambleside Schools International Reading List.
Here you will find resources in books, articles, videos, CD's and DVD's in many different genres and for all age groups.

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Title Author Description
The Shelter of Each Other
Mary Pipher

Even more resonant today than at its original publication twelve years ago, The Shelter of Each Other traces the effects of our society’s “anti-family” way of life, where parents are...

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"
Alfie Kohn

In this “lively, provocative and well-researched book” (Theodore Sizer), AlTe Kohn builds a powerful argument against the “back to basics” philosophy of teaching and simplistic demands to “raise the bar.”...

Punished by Rewards
Alfie Kohn

The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy...

No Contest: The Case Against Competition
Alfie Kohn

No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing...

Greater Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Indulgence in Our Homes and Schools
William Damon

Greater Expectations is the book that exposed the low standards that children are confronted with in our homes, our schools, and throughout our culture. It exploded many of the misconceptions...

The Story of Charlotte Mason
Essex Cholmondeley