Recommended Books for September 2016

Virginia STEAM Academy’s bookshelf

 


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Other Recommended Resources

6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence by Ed Yong

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children by Tom Clynes

What Keeps Women Out of Elite Colleges? Their SAT Scores by Eric Hoover

Challenge Highly Talented Children by Camilla P. Benbow

Before meeting Dr. Jared Cotton, superintendent, Henry County, Virginia, we studied his district website. We wanted to learn more about Dr. Cotton and some of the exciting initiatives in his district. Dr. Cotton includes a Shelfari on his website — a digital, revolving shelf of books he is reading. We loved the idea and asked if we might honorably borrow the Shelfari idea for Virginia STEAM Academy. Above, then, are a few selections we are reading as we strive to reflect what we hope to nurture: creative, ethical, imaginative STEAM leaders who understand and embrace the humanities.

Previous Recommendations

November 2015
  1. The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation by Gayle Greene
  2. Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning: Learning in the Age of Empowerment by Charles Schwahn & Beatrice McGarvey
August 2015
  1. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay
  2. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Col. Chris Hadfield
  3. Dog by Daniel Pennac (youth read)
  4. Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong (youth read)
  5. Developing Talent in Young People by Dr. Benjamin Bloom (Ed)
  6. Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Jessica A. Hockett
  7. Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools. National Academy of Sciences.
  8. Kinds of Power by James Hillman
  9. STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming. Bronwyn ManFarlane, PhD (Ed)
  10. Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning: Learning in the Age of Empowerment by Charles Schwahn & Beatrice McGarvey
  11. What Keeps Women Out of Elite Colleges? Their SAT Scores by Eric Hoover
May 2015
  1. Study is Hard Work by William Armstrong
  2. Ignorance by Stuart Firestein
  3. The boys in the boat: Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (youth read)
  4. Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner
  5. Good to great and the social sectors: A monograph to accompany good to great by Jim Collins
  6. Off the charts: Asynchrony and the gifted child. Editors: C.S. Nelville, M. M. Piechowski, & S.S. Tolan
  7. Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
  8. Becoming Jefferson’s People by Clay S. Jenkinson
  9. Long walk to water by Linda Sue Park (youth read)
  10. Inside out & back again by Thanhha Lai (youth read)
  11. Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain
  12. Future work skills 2020. Institute for the future for Apollo Research Institute