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Dr. Josh Thompson (he/him)

Associate Professor Early Childhood Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Office Location: EdSouth 217

Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: 903-886-5537

Email: josh.thompson@tamuc.edu

Professional Vita



JT's Current Reading List

Here is my current (08/2019) booklist: What are you reading these days? I'd love to hear from you: josh.thompson@tamuc.edu


Author

Date

Title

Dewey

Cat

Baron

1990

Pigeon Birds and Rhyming Words: The Role of Parents in Language Learning

cl

Boisvert

2018

The New Collar Workforce: An Insider’s Guide to Making Impactful Changes to Manufacturing and Training

t

Boyle

2018

Gravesend: A Novel

z

Brooks

2019

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

ld

Brown

2012

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

ld

Dalai Lama, Tutu, & Abrams

2016

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

ld

DeViney, Harris, Duncan, Roddy, & Rosenberry

2010

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

ece

DeViney, Harris, Duncan, Roddy, & Rosenberry

2010

Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments ROSIE

Evans

2018

Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

ld

Goffin

2019

Ready or Not: Early Care and Education’s Leadership Choices – 12 Years Later

ece

Golinkoff & Hirsh-Pasek

2000

How Babies Talk: The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life

cl

Golinkoff & Hirsh-Pasek

2016

Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children

ece

Gopnik

2017

The Gardner and the Carpenter: What The New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children

ece

Gopnik, Meltzoff, & Kuhl

1999

The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

cl

Gray

2013

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

t

Grieshaber & Cannella

2001

Embracing Identities in Early Childhood Education: Diversity and Possibilities

ece

Hall

2019

Strong Fathers as Strong Teachers

ece

Hirsh-Pasek, et al

2007

Celebrate the Scribble: Appreciating Children’s Art

ece

Hirsh-Pasek, Golinkoff, Berk & Singer

2008

A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence

ece

Jeffers

2011

Stuck

z

Kirp

2019

The College Dropout Scandal

ld

Kondo

2011

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

t

Lansbury

2014

Elevating Childcare: A Guide to Respectful Parenting

ece

Mellonie

2009

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

ece

Montessori

1909

The Montessori Method

ece

Montessori

1916

Spontaneous Activity

ece

Montessori

1943

Creative Development in the Child, vol. 1 & 2

ece

Newport

2016

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

ld

Owens

2019

Where the Crawdads Sing

z

Palmer

2018

On the Brink of Everything

ld

Polacio

2012

Wonder

t

Resnick

2018

Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

ece

Singer, Golinkoff, et al

2006

Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children’s Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

ece

Smith, Frey, et al

2017

Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners

ld

Spires

2014

The Most Magnificent Thing

z

Suskind

2015

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain

cl

Taylor

1951

All-of-a-Kind Family

z

Thomas

2018

The Hate U Give

z

Wright

2012

The Rent Collector

z


Key


cl = Child Language Studies & Research
d = devotional
ece = Early Childhood Education
ld = leadership development
t = teaching
z = easy reading go to sleep

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