© 2019 Acton Academy San Pedro.

Opening August 2019

Spark (5-8 years old) and Discovery (8-12 years old)

Why a different type of education is needed?

OUR READING LIST

  • Unschooling Rules, Clark Aldrich

  • Nurture Shock, Po Bronson

  • An Ethic of Excellence, Ron Berger

  • The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family, Patrick Lencioni

  • The Gift of Imperfection, Brene Brown

  • The One World School House, Salman Khan

  • Mindset, Carol S. Dweck

  • Your Three Year Old, Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D. (Each book for each age)

  • A Thomas Jefferson Education, Oliver DeMille

  • The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle

  • Choice Words, Peter H. Johnston

  • The Price of Privilege, Madeline Levine, Ph.D.

  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, Angeline Stoll Lillard

  • 10 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Children, Shmuley Boteach

  • The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, Amanda Ripley

  • Mastery: The Keys to Success And Long-Term Fulfillment, George Leonard

  • 2002 Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them, Cyndi Haynes

  • Influencer, Kerry Patterson, et al

  • Crucial Conversations, Kerry Patterson, et al

  • The Dream Manager, Matthew Kelly

  • Most Likely to Succeed, Tony Wagner, Ted Dintersmith

  • The Gift  of Fear, Gavin De Becker

  • The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt

  • Reality is Broken, Jane McGonigal

  • Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Scott Barry Kaufman

GET INSPIRED

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DO SCHOOLS KILL CREATIVITY?

Sir Ken Robinson makes a moving case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity.

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HOW TO ESCAPE EDUCATION'S DEATH VALLEY

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish and how current education culture works against them. 

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LET'S USE VIDEO TO REINVENT EDUCATION

Salman Khan about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy.

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THE CHILD-DRIVEN EDUCATION

Sugata Mitra about how teaching could be revolutionized for kids through self-supervised web access. 

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KIDS CAN TEACH THEMSELVES

Sugata Mitra talks about how young kids in the Wall project figured out how to use a PC on their own.

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BRING ON THE LEARNING REVOLUTION!

Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning.