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Educator Summer Reading List

Here’s a recent list of recommended reading for educators (beyond Dan Pink!):

1. Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains by LouAnne Johnson

2. Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use: Learning With Web and Mobile Technologies by Susan Brooks-Young

3. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson

4. The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Dr. Ken Robinson

5. A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown

6. DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz

7. Waiting for Superman: How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools edited by Karl Weber

8. Five Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner

9. Transforming Schools with Technology How Smart Use of Digital Tools Helps Achieve Six Key Education Goals by Andrew A. Zucker

10. The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game by Lee Sheldon

11. Too Simple to Fail: A Case for Educational Change by R. Barker Bausell

12. Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham

13. The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need — and What We Can Do About It by Tony Wagner

14. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller

15. Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Curtis Johnson and Michael Horn

16. Teaching the iGeneration: 5 Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills with Web 2.0 Tools by William M. Ferriter

17. Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education by David Perkins

18. The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch

19. Teaching the Digital Generation: No More Cookie-Cutter High Schools by Frank S. Kelly, Ted McCain and Ian Jukes

20. Why Do I Need a Teacher When I’ve got Google?: The Essential Guide to the Big Issues for Every 21st Century Teacher by Ian Gilbert

Read more with links here.

Stephen

Posted on: July 31, 2011, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

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