Creative Facilitator’s Book Shelf

Catch the Fire

PYE’s Book

Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communitiesby Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy, Co-Founders of PYE

Working with Young People

Conscious Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Brains Smart Classroom Management, by Becky A. Bailey

The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and Learning, by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

Teaching with Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach, by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner

Elaine’s Circle: A Teacher, A Student, A Classroom, and One Unforgettable Year, by Bob Katz

The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion and Character at School, by Rachel Kessler

The Creative Training Idea Book: Inspired Tips and Techniques for Engaging and Effective Learning, by Robert W. Lucas

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life, Parker J. Palmer

Teaching the Unteachable, by Marie Delaney

Inside I’m Hurting, by Louise Bomber

Thinking for a Change, by L.J Scheinkopf

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain


The Power of Creativity

Learning and Loving It: Theme Studies in the Classroom, by Ruth Gamberg

The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education, by Carolyn Edwards

The Mind Map Book, by Tony and Barry Buzan

The Element: How finding your passion changes everything by Sir Ken Robinson

InGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity by Tina Seelig

On Leadership

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, J-B Lencioni Series

To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others, by Daniel Pink


Using Visual Arts

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards

The Zen of Seeing, by Frederick Franck


Using Creative Writing

Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind, by Natalie Goldberg

Writing the Natural Way, by Gabrielle Rico

Writing Alone and with Others, by Pat Schneider

If You Want to Write, by Brenda Ueland


Using Theatre

Interactive Acting, by Jeff Wirth

Improv Games Book II, by Lynda Belt

Theater of the Opressed, Augusto Boal

Games for Actors and Non-Actors, Augusto Boal

Using Music

Rise up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook, by Pete Seeger, Annie Patterson and Kore Loy Mcwhirter


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