Ambleside Library

Welcome to Ambleside Schools International Online Library.
Here you will find resources in books, articles, videos, CD's and DVD's in many different genres and for all age groups.

Please note that although ASI may not be in full agreement, we do believe that each author has some valuable knowledge to contribute to the subject in the following resources:.
If you do not see a resource here and would like us to review it please contact us we will consider all your suggestions. See the ASI Reading List here

Title Author Description
Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years
Natalie Wexler

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.

Research Reveals How Reading Rewires Your Brain For More Intelligence And Empathy
Lachlan Brown

When it comes to fitness, there always seems to be a debate regarding the best ways to get a firm butt, rock-hard abs, and giant biceps. 
One day it might be this type of superfood, another day it might be this kind of exercise. 

How Babies’ Brains Process Touch - Builds Foundations for Learning
Kim Eckart

Summary: University of Washington researchers report activity in the somatosensory cortex for both felt and observed touch demonstrates 7 month old babies can make a basic connection between self and others.

The Masters of Mind Control
Haley Sweetland Edwards

Silicon Valley knows how to program human behavior—for better or worse

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'
Olga Khazan

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.

Facebook asks users: should we allow men to ask children for sexual images?
Alex Hern

Social network admits survey asking whether it should permit adults to ask 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures was a mistake.

Bringing up Joyful Children
Dr. Bill St. Cyr

This is our four part series on Bringing up Joyful Children with Dr. Bill St.

Screen Addiction Is Taking A Toll on Children
Jane E. Brody

Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens.

iPhones and Children Are A Toxic Pair, Say Two Big Apple Investors
David Benoit

Two activist shareholders want Apple to develop tools and research effects on young people of smartphone overuse and addiction.

Daily Reading Practice: More Important Than You Would Ever Imagine
Maura Deptula

Many students enter our classrooms with limited vocabulary and loads of catching up to do.

New Studies Find Taking Notes Is Bad For Your Memory

It’s happened to everyone.

'Our Minds Can Be Hijacked': The Tech Insiders Who Fear A Smartphone Dystopia
Paul Lewis

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention.