Cindy Carter

Books that I have recently learned from:

THE EXTENDED MIND: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain (Annie Murphy Paul)

Where does great thinking come from? Look beyond the brain.

MAKE IT STICK: The Science of Successful Learning (Peter C. Brown)
“How we teach and study is largely a mix of theory, lore, and intuition. But over the last forty years and more, cognitive psychologists have been working to build a body of evidence to clarify what works and to discover the strategies that get results.”

Research by Kahneman and Tversky has significantly affected my teaching. The dynamic of subconsceous (effortless) and conscious (difficult) processes in the brain can be productively explored in teaching.


FLOW: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Mihaly Csikszentmihaly)
A wealth of information applicable to learning, performing, and teaching music.


BEYOND TALENT: Creating a Successful Career In Music (Angela Myles Beeching)
Non-musical know-how for musicians. This is the main textbook for my new university course: "Career Development of Musicians"


DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Daniel Pink)
Autonomy, competence, relatedness.


THE PARADOX OF CHOICE: Why More Is Less (Barry Schwartz)
Sometimes good enough is good enough.


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (Daniel Goleman)


INDIRECT PROCEDURES: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique (Pedro de Alcantara)