Recommended books on education

From ASCD’s Learning Loop:

Richard Whitby tweeted, asking people to recommend education books. This is the result, in no particular order. The ASCD website contains the Amazon buying links.

 · Outliers, Malcom Gladwell
· The Connected Educator, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall
· Mosaic of Thought, Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmermann
· Talks on Pedagogics, Francis W. Parker
· The Global Achievement Gap, Tony Wagner
· I Read It, But I Don’t Get It, Cris Tovani
· Horace’s School, Ted Sizer
· The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller
· There Are No Shortcuts, Rafe Esquith
· The Knowing Doing Gap, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton
· Drive, Dan Pink (@DanielPink)
· Study Driven, Katie Wood Ray
· Write Beside Them, Penny Kittle
· Deeper Reading and Write Like This, Kelly Gallagher
· First Days of School, Harry Wong
· Results Now, Mike Schmoker
· I’d Rather Teach Peace, Colman McCarthy
· A Different Kind of Teacher, John Taylor Gatto
· What’s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship, Michael Fullan
· Five Minds for the Future, Howard Gardner
· Getting Started, Robert Eaker and Laura Lipton
· Differentiation in Action, Judith Dodge
· The Brain and Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman (@DanielGolemanEI)
· The Art of Problem Posing, Stephen Brown
· The American Scholar, Ralph Waldo Emerson
· Stop Stealing Dreams, Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog)
· Let’s Put Kids First, Finally, Charles Achilles
· Curriculum 21, Heidi Hayes Jacobs (@HeidiHayesJacob)
· Disrupting Class, Clayton Christenson
· In the Middle, Nancie Atwell
· Switch, Chip and Dan Heath (@heathbrothers)
· The Basic School, Ernest Boyer
· What Great Teachers Do Differently, Todd Whitaker (@ToddWhitaker)
· Catching up or Leading the Way, Yong Zhao (@YongZhaoUO)
· Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips, Gene Glass
· The Hurried Child, David Elkind
· Art as Experience, John Dewey
· If You Don’t Feed the Teachers, They Eat the Students, Neila Connors
· Choice Words, Peter Johnston
· Homo Zappiens: Growing Up in a Digital Age, Wim Veen
· The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner
· Among Schoolchildren, Tracy Kidder
· The Writing Workshop, Katie Wood Ray
· Reframing Organizations, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal
· Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson
· Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics, Marian Small
· They Call Me Coach, John Wooden
· When Kids Can’t Read – What Teachers Can Do, Kylene Beers
· How People Learn, John Bransford and Rodney Cocking
· Mindset, Carol Dweck (@Brainology)
· Overschooled but Undereducated, John Abbott
· We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know, Gary Howard
· Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov
· Finnish Lessons, Pasi Sahlberg
· Restitution: Restructuring School Discipline, Diane Gossen
· Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
· The Disciplined Mind, Howard Gardner
· Whatever It Takes, Paul Tough
· The Book of Learning and Forgetting, Frank Smith
· The Tone of Teaching, Max van Manen
· The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman (@NYTimesFriedman)
· Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (@freakonomics)
· Fair Isn’t Always Equal, Rick Wormeli (@RickWormeli)
· A Whole New Mind, Dan Pink (@DanielPink)
· Chain Gang Elementary, Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman)
· Making Learning Whole, David Perkins
· How Children Fail, John Holt
· Differentiated Instructional Strategies, Gayle Gregory
· Managing People Is Like Herding Cats, Warren Bennis
· Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom, Meg Ormiston
· The Virtual Student, Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt
· An Anthropologist on Mars, Oliver Sacks
· 21st Century Skills, Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel
· Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath (@heathbrothers)
· Linchpin, Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog)
· Pathways to the Common Core, Lucy Calkins
· Why Do I Need a Teacher When I’ve Got Google?, Ian Gilbert
· Tongue Fu! at School, Sam Horn
· A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard
· What It Is, Lynda Barry
· The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch, (@DianeRavitch)
· The Motivation Breakthrough, Richard Lavoie
· Teaching with Intention, Debbie Miller
· Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson (@Robyn_Mindsteps)
· Zapp in Education, William Byham
· Heading for Home, Kent Stock
· The Read-Aloud Handbook, Jim Trelease
· Now You See It, Cathy Davidson
· The Element, Ken Robinson (@SirKenRobinson)
· Left Back, Diana Ravitch (@DianeRavitch)
· Spark, John Ratey
· How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
· Leaders of Learning, Richard DuFour and Robert Marzano (@robertjmarzano)
· Teach Like Your Hair Is on Fire, Rafe Esquith
· Make Just One Change, Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana
· Subtractive Schooling, Angela Valenzuela
· Coaching Conversations, Linda Gross Cheliotes
· Unequal Childhoods, Annette Lareau
· Brain Rules, John Medina (@BabyBrainRules)
· Fires in the Bathroom, Kathleen Cushman
· The Five Dysfuctions of a Team, Patrick
· Writing for Real, Ross Burkhardt
· Blink, Malcolm Gladwell (@Gladwell)
· The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell (@Gladwell)
· The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer
· Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil Postman

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