Here are some books to help get you started.
Free to Learn by psychologist Peter Gray, a proponent of learning through play
Home Grown by writer Ben Hewitt, a naturalist, farmer and homeschooling parent
Mindset by psychologist Carol Dweck, a proponent of “growth” mindset
21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn, Essays about teaching collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity, also known as the 4 C’s of 21st century skills. Check out the website of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and their list of skills for success in the 21st century.
Strategies That Work by Harvey and Goudvis
Writer’s Notebook A book on teaching writing by Aimee Buckner