Recommended Readings

Classical Christian Education

FORMS OF EXPRESSION AND PERSUASION | LOGOS, MYTHOSETHOS, PATHOS

Egan, Kieran. Teaching as Storytelling

Egan, Kieran and Judson, Gillian. Imagination and the Engaged Learner

Esolen, Anthony M. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Havelock, Eric A. The Muse Learns to Write: Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present

Levi-Strauss, Claude. Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture

Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy

Smith, David. Teaching and Christian Imagination

Smith, DavidTeaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning

MODES OF LEARNING | GYMNASTIC, MUSE-I-CAL, POETIC, DIALECTIC, SOCRATIC, DIDACTIC, MIMETIC

Aristotle. Poetics

Aristotle. Politics

Plato. Meno

Plato. Theaetetus

Riesen, Richard. School and Sport: A Christina Critique

Taylor, James S. Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education

THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS | TRIVIUM AND QUADRIVIUM

Capella, Martianus. The Marriage of Philology and Mercury

Clark, Kevin and Ravi Jain. The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education

Hugh of Saint Victor. Didascalicon

THE TRIVIUM | GRAMMARLOGIC / DIALECTICRHETORIC

Aristotle. Rhetoric

Augustine. On Christian TeachingCicero. Rhetoric ad Herennium

Cicero. On the Orator

Corbett, Edward P. J. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student

Kennedy, George. Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

Kennedy, George. Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric

Murphy, James. A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America

Sayers, Dorothy. The Lost Tools of Learning

Wilson, Douglas. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

THE ART OF MEMORY | RECOLLECTION

Foer, Joshua. Moonwalking with Einstein

Sorabji, Richard. Aristotle on Memory

Yates, Frances. The Art of Memory

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES | LATIN AND GREEK

Fairbairn, Donald. Understanding Language: A Guide for Beginning Students of Greek and Latin

Kopff, Christian. The Devil Knows Latin

Simmons, Tracy Lee. Climbing Parnassus

THE QUADRIVIUM | ARITHMETIC, GEOMETRY, MUSICAL PRINCIPLES, ASTRONOMY

Byl, John. The Divine Challenge: On Matter, Mind, Math and Meaning

Caldecott, Stratford. On the Re-Enchantment of Education

Dehaene, Stanislas. The Number Sense

Euclid. Elements.

Frege, Gottlob. The Foundations of Arithmetic

Kaplan, Robert and Ellen. The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics

Mazur, Barry. Imagining Numbers

Nicomachus of Gerasa. Introduction to Arithmetic

LITERATURE, POETRY, AND HISTORY | WORKS AND FORCES THAT SHAPE CULTURE

Markos, Louis. From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics

Markos, Louis. Literature: A Student's Guide

SERVILE AND UTILITARIAN ARTS | SERVING HUMAN NEEDS AND WANTS

Crawford, Matthew. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS | ELEVATING THE HUMAN SPIRIT

Barrs, Jerram. Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts

Ryken, Philip Graham. Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts

AESTHETICS | BEAUTY DRAWS US TOWARD THE TRUE AND GOOD

Eco, Umberto. Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Huntley, H. E. The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty

Pieper, Josef. Only the Lover Sings: Art and Contemplation

Turley, Stephen. Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY (SCIENCE) | COMPREHENDING THE NATURAL WORLD

Gant, Edward. A History of Natural Philosophy: From the Ancient World to the 19th Century

Harrison, Peter. The Territories of Science and Religion

Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Mays, John. Teaching Science so that Students Learn Science

McGrath, Alister. The Open Secret

McGrath, Alister. The Science of God

Medawar, P.B. The Limits of Science

Newton, Isaac. The Principia

Pearcey, Nancy and Thaxton, Charles. The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy

Poythress, Vern. Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach

Poythress, Verb. Redeeming Math: A God-Centered Approach

Sobel, Dava. Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY | FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING

Edwards, Jonathan. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

Naugle, David. Philosophy: A Student's Guide

BIBLICAL TELOS | WISDOM, VIRTUE, WORSHIP, LEISURE, STEWARDSHIP, SERVICE, REDEMPTION

Aristotle. The Nicomachean Ethics

Berkhof, Louis and Van Til, Cornelius. Foundations of Christian Education

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together

Davis, Jeffry and Ryken, Philip. Liberal Arts for the Christian Life

Dockery, David and George, Timothy. The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking

Fant Jr, Gene C. The Liberal Arts: A Student's Guide

Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline

Guinness, Os. The Call

Hicks, David. Norms and Nobility

Holmes, Arthur. Building the Christian Academy

Kuyper, Abraham. Wisdom and Wonder

Lewis. C.S. The Abolition of Man

Littlejohn, Robert and Evans, Charles. Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning

Machen, J. Gresham. Education, Christianity and the State

Newman, John Henry and Turner, Frank. The Idea of a University

Pieper, Josef and Dru, Alexander. Leisure, the Basis of Culture

Riesen, RichardThe Academic Imperative: A Reassessment of Christian Education's Priorities

Smith, James K.A. Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation

Smith, James K.A. Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works

Willard, Dallas. The Divine Conspiracy

Wilson, Douglas. The Case for Classical Christian Education

Other Readings

THE BRAIN

Dodge, Norman. The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

James, William. "Remarks on Spencer's Definition of Mind as Correspondence"

Schwartz, Jeffrey and Begley, Sharon. The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

Stockman, Ida J. Movement and Action in Learning and Development

Thelen, Esther and Smith, Linda. A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Marzano, Robert J. and Pickering, Debra. Classroom Instruction that Works

Tripp, Paul David. Your Christian School: A Culture of Grace?

EDUCATIONAL THEORY

Bruner, Jerome S. The Process of Education.

Carey, Benedict. How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens

Gardner, Howard. The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach

Gardner, Howard. Truth, Goodness, and Beauty Reframed: Educating for Virtues in the 21st Century

Gregory, John Milton. The Seven Laws of Teaching

McDougal, Tom and Takahashi, Akihiko. Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving

Nock, Albert Jay. The Theory of Education in the United States

Postman, Neil. The End of Education

Sahlberg, Pasi. Finnish Lessons: What can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Stevenson, Harold and James Stigler. The Learning Gap

Stigler, James W. and Hiebert, James. The Teaching Gap

Wiggins, Grant and McTighe, Jay. Understanding by Design

HISTORY OF EDUCATION

Gutek, Gerald. An Historical Introduction to American Education

Tyack, David and Larry Cuban. Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform

HOMEWORK

Cooper, Harris. The Battle Over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents

Kohn, Alfie. The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

MATHEMATICS

Bradley, James and Howell, Russell. Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith

Brahier, Daniel J. Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics

Davis, Philip J. and Hersh, Reuben. The Mathematical Experience

Dehaene, Stanislas. The Number Sense

Dunham, William. Journey Through Genius

Hardy, G. H. A Mathematician's Apology

Howell, Russell and Bradley, James. Mathematics in a Postmodern Age: A Christian Perspective

Kaplan, Robert and Ellen. Out of the Labyrinth: Setting Mathematics Free

Kho. The Singapore Model Method for Learning Mathematics

Kline, Morris. Why Johnny Can't Add

Livio, Mario. Is God a Mathematician?

Livio, Mario. The Golden Ratio

Lockhart, Paul. A Mathematician's Lament

Ma, Liping. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Mazur, Barry. Imagining Numbers

McDougal, Tom and Akihiko Takahashi. "Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving"

Nagel, Ernest and Newman, James. Godel's Proof

Nickel, James. Mathematics: Is God Silent?

Oakley, Barbara. A Mind for Numbers