Last week, colleague Glenn Whitman at St. Andrew’s Episcopal shot out an email to a number of us asking for recommendations for good summer reading reflections for his faculty. I thought I would compile the responses as I know this is going to add to my own iPad library this summer. Also, for any of you who are encouraging your faculty to start/grow their own professional learning on social media, following and interacting with this list of educational thought leaders via their blogs and Twitter would be a marvelous place to start. Most of them filter and pass on recommended readings of articles and books, saving your people a lot of time. I guarantee that a few minutes a week with them is some of the most efficient growth time your colleagues can spend!
Jonathan Martin started with:
Carol Dweck: Mindset
Parker Palmer: Courage to Teach
Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot: The Good High School
Peter Elbow: Embracing Contraries
Ron Berger: Ethic of Excellence
Tim Fish added:
Ken Bain: What the Best College Teachers Do
Richard Sheridan: Joy, Inc.
Chris Thinnes added:
Deborah Meier: The Power of Their Ideas
Carlina Rinaldi in Making Learning Visible
Lawrence Smith added:
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court, by John Wooden and Steve Jamison
The Headmaster’s Papers, by Richard Hawley
Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher, by Garret Keizer
Bob Dillon added:
Seth Godin: Stop Stealing Dreams
Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and by McHenry and Brady
The Art of War
Fisher and Urey: Getting to Yes.
Charles James added:
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath.
Change by Design by Tim Brown,
Jonah Lehrer: I Imagine and How We Decide
Jill Gough added:
David Kelley: Creative Confidence
Steve Long-Nguyen: What If?: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue
Elizabeth Hebert: The Power of Portfolios
Thanks to all for these helpful suggestions!