Recommended Reading

Browse numerous books that teachers from around the state have found inspiring.
Tim R. McDonald


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Deborah Meier

In Schools We Trust

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Daniel T. Willingham

Why Don't Students Like School

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Daniel H. Pink

A Whole New Mind

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Rafe Esquith

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

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Carolyn Edwards (Editor), Lella Gandini (Editor), George Forman (Editor)

The Hundred Languages of Children

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Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica

The Element

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Ronald J. Newell

Passion for Learning

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Dennis Littky, Samantha Grabelle

The Big Picture

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Jacqueline Brooks, Martin Brooks

In Search of Understanding

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Robert S. Root-Bernstein, Michele M. Root-Bernstein

Sparks of Genius

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Marci Cornell-Feist

Board Meetings

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Herbert Kohl (Editor), Tom Oppenheim (Editor)

The Muses Go to School

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Aldene Fredenburg

Multiage Handbook

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Ronald J. Newell (Author), Van Mark J. Ryzin (Author), Debbie Meier (Foreword)

Assessing What Really Matters in Schools

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Jamie Robert Vollmer

Schools Cannot Do It Alone

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Sara Hallermann; John Larmer; John R. Mergendoller

PBL in the Elementary Grades

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What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots Kim Farris-Berg, Edward J. Dirkswager, Amy Junge (Commentary)

Trusting Teachers with School Success

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An Award-Winning Educator's Rules For Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child by Ron Clark

The Essential 55

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101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers by Ron Clark

The End of Molasses Classes

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Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children by Ron Clark

The Excellent 11

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Education - Our Children - Their Futures by Richard Gerver

Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today

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Daniel Pink

To Sell Is Human

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Paul Tough

How Children Succeed

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Robert Kelly

Educating for Creativity

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Carol Miller Lieber

Making Learning REAL

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Rachel A. Poliner, Carol Miller Lieber

The Advisory Guide

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Carol Miller Lieber

Getting Classroom Management RIGHT

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Parker J. Palmer

The Courage to Teach

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Parker J. Palmer, Megan Scribner

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal

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Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Curriculum 21

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Patrick J. Carr, Maria J. Kefalas

Hollowing Out the Middle

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Yong Zhao

Catching Up or Leading the Way

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Richard Gerver

Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It

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Alfie Kohn

Feel-Bad Education

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From Compliance to Community - Alfie Kohn

Beyond Discipline

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Alfie Kohn

The Homework Myth

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Alfie Kohn

Punished by Rewards

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Harvey Daniels and Stephanie Harvey

Comprehension and Collaboration

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Alfie Kohn

The Schools Our Children Deserve

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