Summer is book time. And I can't wait to catch up.
Taking a cue from Antonio, here is a list of some of the books I hope to read soon. Let me know what you think!
Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Peter Senge
From Amazon: In a Cambridge, Massachusetts living room, four organizational learning
leaders met for a year to talk about how transformational change is all
in your mind. With Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline
as ringleader, the authors ask us to examine organizations and self by
asking, "What question lies at the heart of my work?" and "How can I
set aside my narrow view point and understand the whole?"
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dwek
From Amazon: Mindset is "an established set of attitudes held by someone," says the
Oxford American Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of
attitudes needn't be so set, according to Dweck, professor of
psychology at Stanford. Dweck proposes that everyone has either a fixed
mindset or a growth mindset.
School Leadership That Works, Robert Marzano
From Amazon: What does research tell us about the effects of school leadership on
student achievement? What specific leadership practices make a real
difference in school effectiveness? How should school leaders use these
practices in their day-to-day management of schools and during the
stressful times that accompany major change initiatives?
Brain Rules, John Medina (see previous post)
From Amazon: Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet
brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent,
and teacher should know–such as the brain's need for physical activity
to work at its best.How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why
is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget–and so important
to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different
Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, Kylene Beers, Robert Probst, Linda Rief
From Amazon:This is the time to think boldly about adolescent literacy. So much of
what we know about adolescents and their learning has changed in the
last decade, and since then both the world of education and the world
at large have become very different places. Adolescent Literacy convenes
a conversation among today's most important educational thinkers and
practitioners to address crucial advances in research on adolescent
learning, to assess which of our current practices meets the challenges
of the twenty-first century, and to discover transformative ideas and
methods that turn the promise of education into instructional practice.