I am sometimes asked to recommend books for new parents or people who work with children, or for those new to college-level teaching.  Here are some resources I have found useful.

Pregnancy and Prenatal Development

Annie Murphy Paul, Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

Infancy and Early Childhood

American Academy of Pediatrics, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

Ari Brown & Denise Fields, Baby 411

Lise Eliot, What’s Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

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


Peggy Ornstein, Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Christia Spears Brown, Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes

College Teaching

Susan A. Ambrose et al., How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do

John Bean, Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

Daniel F. Chambliss & Christopher G. Takacs, How College Works

Teaching  About Diversity and Equity

Diversity and Inclusion — University of Michigan Center for Research on Teaching and Learning

I have also created an online directory of resources for teaching about diversity and equity at the college level.  The directory is available here.