Have the ideas at Slope School piqued your interest? If so, we recommend reading Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down, by Laura Sandefer, Acton's Co-Founder. This fast, engaging read is the best account of our learner-driven studios.
Then, dive in with us in the conversation of the new science of learning. Below are some of our favorite videos, books, and articles.
Books & Podcasts
Courage to Grow, by Laura Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy Austin
Opening a School, featuring Slope School, a podcast conversation with Heather Staker
Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education, by Clark Aldrich
Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century, by Oliver DeMille
The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, by Sal Khan
Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education, by Sir Ken Robinson
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead, by Laszlo Bock, Former Head of People Operations at Google
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How., by Daniel Coyle
The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell