SELECTED WORKS

Books
Written in collaboration with Tom Little, head of Park Day School in Oakland, California, Loving Learning will be published in March 2015 by W.W. Norton.
Non-fiction
A “memoir and a manifesto” written with Todd Rose, the co-chair of the Harvard Graduate School Institute Connecting Mind, Brain and Education, who references his own experiences as a high school dropout to make the case for a much-needed learning revolution.
A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother’s journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son—a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child’s bewildering behavior.
"...Ellison's often humorous and always thorough approach...will amuse and intrigue smart mothers everywhere...."
-- Publishers Weekly
"A lively and outstanding book."
--Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel
"The research here is superb, the writing is gripping and graceful."
--The Washington Post

Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

A “memoir and a manifesto” written with Todd Rose, the co-chair of the Harvard Graduate School Institute Connecting Mind, Brain and Education, who references his own experiences as a high school dropout to make the case for a much-needed learning revolution.

Square Peg illuminates the struggles of millions of bright young children—and their frustrated parents and teachers—who are stuck in a one-size-fits-all school system that fails to approach the student as an individual. Rose shares his own incredible journey from troubled childhood to Harvard, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology along with advances in the field of education, to ultimately provide a roadmap for parents and teachers of kids who are the casualties of America’s antiquated school system.

With a distinguished blend of humor, humility, and practical advice for nurturing children who are a poor fit in conventional schools, Square Peg is a game-changing manifesto that provides groundbreaking insight into how we can get the most out of all the students in our classrooms, and why today’s dropouts could be tomorrow’s innovators.