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Creative Schools
The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education
Ken Robinson - Apr 19, 2016
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A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element   Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recogn...
Drive
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink - Apr 05, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and...
Radical Candor
Fully Revised and Updated Edition
Kim Scott - Oct 03, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google and then decamped to Apple, where she developed a class ...
Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - Oct 17, 2001
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To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.The ChallengeBuilt to Last, the defining management study...
Essentialism
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg McKeown - Dec 29, 2020 (first published in 2011)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - More than one million copies sold! Essentialism isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. Featuring the new Essentialism 21-Day Challenge - "A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked."--Adam Grant Have you ever: - found yourself...
Ditch That Textbook
Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom
Matt Miller - Apr 13, 2015
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Are you ready for a change? You know potential exists for innovative, engaging, revolutionary education if you get the right ideas, right tools, and right people, all in the right order. If that sounds like you, then you're ready to DITCH old mindsets and methods and replace them with empowering, liberating ones. Author and teacher, Matt Miller sho...
The Coaching Habit
Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Michael Bungay Stanier - Feb 29, 2016
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Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all.  They’re just too busy, and it’s too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of yo...
The Miracle Morning
The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
Hal Elrod - Dec 07, 2012
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What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any—or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved?What if I told you that there is a "not-so-o...
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A New Culture of Learning
Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change
Douglas Thomas - Jan 04, 2011
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The twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic. Typically, when we thi...
Curriculum 21
Essential Education for a Changing World (Professional Development)
Heidi Hayes Jacobs - Jan 05, 2010
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"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?"With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and i...
DIY U
Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
Anya Kamenetz - Apr 01, 2010
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The price of college tuition has increased more than any other major good or service for the last twenty years. Nine out of ten American high school seniors aspire to go to college, yet the United States has fallen from world leader to only the tenth most educated nation. Almost half of college students don't graduate; those who do have unprecedent...