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Creative Schools
The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education
Sir 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 ...
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Good to Great
Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - Oct 16, 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...
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...
Essentialism
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg McKeown - Apr 15, 2014 (first published in 2011)
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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about g...
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...
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...
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak
Pete the Cat by James Dean
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Columbine by Dave Cullen
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Deep Work by Cal Newport
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader by Bill Martin Jr.
Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo
Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett
Pushout by Monique Morris
It's Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
The Call of the Wild and Free by Ainsley Arment
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain by Zaretta L. Hammond
Free to Learn by Peter Gray
Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas
George and Martha by James Marshall
The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart
How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler
Learning How to Learn by Barbara Oakley PhD
Over the Top by Zig Ziglar
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell
The Go-Giver Leader by Bob Burg
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt
Onward by Elena Aguilar
Simple Justice by Richard Kluger
The Growth Mindset Coach by Annie Brock
Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler
Relentless by Hamish Brewer
Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell
The Gift by Arun Gandhi
Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set by Brad Meltzer
Closing the Vocabulary Gap by Alex Quigley
Death at an Early Age by Jonathan Kozol
The Lost Art of Closing by Anthony Iannarino
Alphabreaths by Christopher Willard PsyD
Tech Like a PIRATE by Matt Miller
Actionable Gamification by Yu-kai Chou
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On by Jenny Slate
Fact Vs. Fiction by Jennifer LaGarde
The Schools Our Children Deserve by Alfie Kohn
Differently Wired by Deborah Reber
Google Apps for Littles by Christine Pinto
The Google Infused Classroom by Holly Clark
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman
The Science of Self-Learning by Peter Hollins
Visible Learning by John Hattie
Explore Like a Pirate by Michael Matera
Sales Manager Survival Guide by Mr. David A Brock
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni
The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935 by James D. Anderson
Stop Talking, Start Influencing by Jared Cooney Horvath PhD MEd
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why 2 by Jill Esbaum
Essential Questions by Jay McTighe
A Year of Forest School by Jane Worroll
View From the Top by Aaron Walker
Ditch That Homework by Matt Miller
60-Second CPD by Hanna Beech
Illuminate by Bethany Petty
Dual Coding With Teachers by Oliver Caviglioli
Love to Teach by Kate Jones
The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein
Just Great Teaching by Ross Morrison McGill
Your Special Education Rights by Jennifer Laviano
DON'T Ditch That Tech by Matt Miller
Sell with a Story by Paul Smith
Social Media Wellness by Ana Homayoun
The Principal's Survival Guide by Susan Stone Kessler Ed.D.
Mark. Plan. Teach. by Ross Morrison McGill
The Teacher Gap by Rebecca Allen
The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap by Daniel Bauer
Complete IEP Guide, The by Lawrence M. Siegel Attorney
Brave Leadership by Kimberly Davis
How Girls Achieve by Sally A. Nuamah
How To Survive In Teaching by
Responsive Teaching by Harry Fletcher-Wood
Who You Know by Julia Freeland Fisher
Celebrating Difference by Shaun Dellenty
SEL Every Day by Meena Srinivasan
The Human Side of Changing Education by Julie Margretta Wilson
Assertive Discipline by Lee Canter
Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology by Jeffrey Froh PsyD
Creating the Schools Our Children Need by Dylan Wiliam
Teacher Toolkit by Ross Morrison McGill
Screen Schooled by Joe Clement
Using Humor to Maximize Learning by Mary Kay Morrison
Education by Richard Gerver
A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories by Matthew Lynch
The Alliance Way by Tina M. Owen-Moore
Hard Conversations Unpacked by Jennifer B. Abrams
The Enemies of Excellence by Greg Salciccioli
Talent Unleashed by A. Roger Merrill
Being a Successful Principal by David R. Schumaker
Building Resilience in Children and Teens by Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD FAAP
Integrating Technology in the Classroom by Boni Hamilton
Shitstorm by Fernando Sdrigotti
Language Learning with Technology by Graham Stanley
The Messenger is the Message by Mark Organ
Why The Brain Matters by Jon Tibke
Teaching When the World Is on Fire by Lisa Delpit
Results Fieldbook by Mike Schmoker
Mr. Bear's ABC by Virginie Aracil
Principled Resistance by Doris A. Santoro
What They Don't Tell You in Schools of Education about School Administration by John A. Black
The Mindful Education Two-Book Set by Daniel Rechtschaffen
Integrating Technology into the Curriculum 2nd Edition by Kathleen N. Kopp
100 Ideas Primary Teachers Questioning by
Integrating Technology in the Classroom by Boni Hamilton
The Complete Guide to Special Education by Linda Wilmshurst
Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss
Switch by Chip Heath
Beach Read by Emily Henry
American Higher Education in Crisis? by Goldie Blumenstyk
Playful Learning by Mariah Bruehl
Teaching the New Writing by Anne Herrington
Rethinking School by Susan Wise Bauer
Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom by Patricia C. Broderick
The Flat World and Education by Linda Darling-Hammond
Learning First, Technology Second by Liz Kolb
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J Pinczes
Winners by Alastair Campbell
Natural Born Learners by
Motivating & Inspiring Teachers by Todd Whitaker
Blueprint by Robert Plomin
Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson
Empowering Students With Technology by Alan C. November
Multiple Intelligences by Howard E. Gardner
Move Your Bus by Ron Clark
Education in a Digital World by Neil Selwyn
Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy
Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students! by Neila A. Connors
The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith
Hope Against Hope by Sarah Carr
School Leadership That Works by Robert J. Marzano
Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.
Code Breaker by Brian Aspinall
The Roving Mind by Isaac Asimov
The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner
Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
The One World Schoolhouse by
Positive Psychology in Practice by Stephen Joseph
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
The Well Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
Learning Gap by Harold Stevenson
The Truth about Leadership by James M. Kouzes
Building Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools, Second Edition by Deanne A. Crone
The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran
Catching Up or Leading the Way by Yong Zhao
The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Teaching That Changes Lives by Marilee Adams
Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden
Educational Economics by Marguerite Roza
Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky
In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria
Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson
Adolfo Kaminsky by Sarah Kaminsky
What the U.S. Can Learn from China by Ann Lee
A World-Class Education by Vivien Stewart
Preschool in Three Cultures by Joseph J. Tobin
What Great Teachers Do Differently by Todd Whitaker
Personal Learning Networks by Will Richardson
The New Global Student by Maya Frost
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Bedhead by Margie Palatini
21st Century Skills by James A. Bellanca
Finnish Lessons by Pasi Sahlberg
Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Building Parent Engagement in Schools by Larry Ferlazzo
The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
The Element by Ken Robinson
50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom by Alice Keeler
The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z. Muller
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition by Clayton Christensen
The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide by Doug Johnson
The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden
Inventing Ourselves by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Governing Educational Desire by Andrew B. Kipnis
HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter by Harvard Business Review
The End of College by Kevin Carey
Positive Academic Leadership by Jeffrey L. Buller
Collegebound by Jeffrey J. Selingo
The Gamification of Learning and Instruction by Karl M. Kapp
Gamify Your Classroom by Matthew Farber
Reality Is Broken by Jane McGonigal
Learning in the Global Era by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
The Multiplayer Classroom by Lee Sheldon
True North by Bill George
Breakpoint by Jon McGee
The Innovative University by Clayton M. Christensen
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman
Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership by Adrianna Kezar
Why Does College Cost So Much? by Robert B. Archibald
Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line by David L. Kirp
The Confidence Code by Katty Kay
Five Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner
A History of American Higher Education by John R. Thelin
The Best For My Child by
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works by Howard Pitler
The Idea of the Digital University by Frank Bryce McCluskey
Revolution in Higher Education by Richard A. DeMillo
Teachers and Machines by Larry Cuban
Beyond the University by Michael S. Roth
Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness by Deborah Schoeberlein David
Checklist for Change by Robert Zemsky
Taking the Reins by Peter D. Eckel
Off the Fence by Pat Linkhorn
The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System by Jeffrey Mirel
Remaking the American University by Robert Zemsky
Remaking College by Mitchell Stevens
Stratosphere by Michael Fullan
Born Digital by John Palfrey
Higher Education? by Andrew Hacker
Positive Strategies for Students with Behavior Problems by Daniel Crimmins Ph.D.
The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand
The Uses of the University by Clark Kerr
Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology by Allan Collins
College Disrupted by Ryan Craig
Reinventing Higher Education by Ben Wildavsky
Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform by Iris C. Rotberg
Designing the New American University by Michael M. Crow
Higher Education in the Digital Age by William G. Bowen
Higher Education and Employability by Peter J. Stokes
Waiting for ""SUPERMAN"" by Participant Media
The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman
Enhancing the Art & Science of Teaching With Technology by Sonny Magana
Will College Pay Off? by Peter Cappelli
Positive Psychology in SLA by Peter D. MacIntyre