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Book

Microcosms and Epicenters

Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices by Lorena Escoto Germán
Heinemann, September 10, 2021

November
,
2021
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Report

Flight or Fight

"Great Attrition" or "Great Attraction"? The choice is yours by Aaron De Smet, Bonnie Dowling, Marino Mugayar-Baldocchi, and Bill Schaninger
McKinsey Quarterly, September 1, 2021

November
,
2021
Covid-19
Leadership Practice
Book

Reality Based Communities

The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth by Jonathan Rauch
Brookings Institution Press, June 21, 2021

November
,
2021
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Podcast

How are You? Really

New View EDU Podcast, Episode 8: Schools as Practice Zones for Adulting by Tim Fish and Lisa Kay Solomon with Julie Lythcott-Haims
NAIS, September 28, 2021

November
,
2021
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Student Wellness & Safety
Article

Especially Teenagers

November
,
2021
Gender & Sexual Identity
Social-Emotional Learning
Student Wellness & Safety
Article

Among the Creative Class

"How the Bobos Broke America" by David Brooks 
The Atlantic, August 2, 2021

December
,
2021
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Psychology & Human Development
Book

Of Note: To the Broken Places . . . and Back

November
,
2021
Leadership Practice
Psychology & Human Development
Book

Apprenticing our Ability

Creative Acts for Creative People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways by Sarah Stein Greenberg
Ten Speed Press/d.School, September 21, 2021

October
,
2021
Creativity
Leadership Practice
Teaching Practice
Article

Gifted Differently

"Gifted Education: Losing the Racism and Elitism" by Dona Matthews
Psychology Today blog, September 28, 2021

October
,
2021
Psychology & Human Development
Leadership Practice
DEIJ
Podcast

Sham Guide

October
,
2021
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Book

Where is My Mind?

The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain by Annie Murphy Paul
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June 8, 2021

October
,
2021
Science of Learning
Leadership Practice
Teaching Practice
Article

Forever Elsewhere

"This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap" by Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge
The New York Times, July 31, 2021

October
,
2021
Technology
Psychology & Human Development
Article

Social (Justice) Studies

'This is me': Expressions of intersecting identity in an LGBTQ+ ethnic studies course by Laura Moorhead, Jeremy Jimenez
The Journal of Social Studies Research, January 1, 2021

October
,
2021
DEIJ
Gender & Sexual Identity
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Rally Behind

"We Must Treat Climate Change as an Education Emergency" by Adam Brumer
Education Week, September 29, 2021

October
,
2021
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Teaching Practice
Book

Claims to Value

White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America by Khyati Y. Joshi
New York University Press, July 2020

October
,
2021
Current Events & Civic Engagement
DEIJ
Book

Of Note: Time, Space, and Grace

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
HarperCollins Publisher, May 5, 2020

October
,
2021
Covid-19
Psychology & Human Development
Student Wellness & Safety
Podcast

Tomorrow Today

Teaching Tomorrow Podcast by Celeste Kirsh

September
,
2021
DEIJ
Gender & Sexual Identity
Social-Emotional Learning
Teaching Practice
Article

Feeling the Feelings

"Parents Are Not Okay" by Dan Sinker 
The Atlantic, August 22, 2021

September
,
2021
Covid-19
Leadership Practice
Student Wellness & Safety
Book

History Repeating or Sprouting?

September
,
2021
Curriculum
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Article

The Challenges and Opportunities of Mastery Grading

How to Set Up Mastery-Based Grading in Your Classroom by Kareem Farah
Cult of Pedagogy, March 7, 2021

September
,
2021
Teaching Practice
Book

Starting, Restarting, or Continuing ABAR

September
,
2021
DEIJ
Leadership Practice
Teaching Practice
Book

Life Beyond the Elite

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions by Jeffrey Selingo
Scribner, September 15, 2020

September
,
2021
Social-Emotional Learning
Student Wellness & Safety
Article

Waters in a Cresting River

"How to Support Teenagers as they Head Back to School" by Lisa Damour
The New York Times, August 23, 2021

September
,
2021
Student Wellness & Safety
Social-Emotional Learning
Book

What's the Problem?

Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better by Anthony Bryk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow and Paul G. LeMahieu
Harvard Education Press, March 1, 2015

May
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Book

Of Bits and Bricks

Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Michael Horn and Heather Staker
Wiley, January 1, 2015

May
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Technology
Article

Hand-to-Hand Learning

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter? by Robert Lee Hotz
The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2016

May
,
2016
Science of Learning
Article

Is it Time to Consider Differentiated PD?

Why Don't We Differentiate Professional Development? by Pauline Zdonek
Edutopia, January 15, 2016

May
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Article

Man Up

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest by Andrew Reiner
The New York Times,
April 4, 2016

May
,
2016
Gender & Sexual Identity
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Cause Better Learning

The Secret of Effective Feedback by Dylan Wiliam
Educational Leadership, ASCD, April 1, 2016

May
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Article

What Do We Know?

Why Civics Is About More Than Citizenship by Alia Wong
Atlantic, September 17, 2015

May
,
2016
Current Events & Civic Engagement
DEIJ
Leadership Practice
Book

Of Note: A Place for Justice

Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World - An Invitation, by William Ayers
Teachers College Press, April 8, 2016

May
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Book

Beyond "You Know It When You See It"

Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
HarperBusiness, June 3, 2014

April
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Book

Originals Originals

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Penguin Random House. February 2, 2016

April
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

To Team or Not to Team?

April
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Article

The Making of a Movement

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research by Benjamin Herold
Education Week's blogs: Digital Education, April 11, 2016

April
,
2016
Teaching Practice
DEIJ
Curriculum
Article

What we Know About What We, and They, Don't Know

April
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Article

Managing Student Management Software

Why Online Gradebooks are Changing Education by Laura McKenna
The Atlantic, March 10, 2016

April
,
2016
Technology
Leadership Practice
Article

Leadership, Inc.

Shut Up and Sit Down: Why the leadership industry Rules by Joshua Rothman
The New Yorker, February 29, 2016

April
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Article

Of Note: Two Dollars a Day

Pearson's Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools by Anya Kamenetz
Wired.com Business, April 12, 2016

April
,
2016
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Leadership Practice
Book

The Search for Balance

March
,
2016
Social-Emotional Learning
Student Wellness & Safety
Book

Untangling Myths about Raising Girls

March
,
2016
Student Wellness & Safety
Gender & Sexual Identity
Article

A Vital Reminder

The List by Sarah Stillman
The New Yorker, March 14, 2016

March
,
2016
Student Wellness & Safety
Article

More Languages, More Benefits

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals by Katherine Kinzler
New York Times, March 13, 2016

March
,
2016
Science of Learning
DEIJ
Article

Reach them with Research

March
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Stressing the Stressors

Stress in America: The Impact of Discrimination by the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, March 10, 2016

March
,
2016
Student Wellness & Safety
DEIJ
Article

Safe, Equitable, Nurturing

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools by Asaf Orr and Joel Baum
ACLU, Gender Spectrum, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, National Center for Lesbian Rights and National Education Association, August 3, 2015

March
,
2016
Gender & Sexual Identity
DEIJ
Book

Of Note: Small Change

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang
Jossey-Bass, March 7, 2016

March
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Book

Fitting in the Misfits

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
TarcherPerigee, December 29, 2015

February
,
2016
Creativity
Book

To the Tinkerers go the Spoils

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner & Ted Dintersmith
Scribner, August 18, 2015

February
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Creativity
Book

Defragmentation

February
,
2016
Creativity
Leadership Practice
Article

Meaningful Change?

Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good Through College Admissions, by Richard Weissbourd in collaboration with Lloyd Thacker and the Making Caring Common team including Trisha Ross Anderson, Alison Cashin, Luba Falk Feigenberg, and Jennifer Kahn
Making Caring Common Project Harvard Graduate School of Education, January 20, 2016

February
,
2016
DEIJ
Social-Emotional Learning
Teaching Practice
Article

To Keep Alive a Mockingbird

Teaching Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Roger Brooks
Boston Globe, February 20, 2016

February
,
2016
DEIJ
Curriculum
Article

The Search for the Search for Meaning

The Math-Class Paradox by Jo Boaler
The Atlantic, December 31, 2015

February
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Science of Learning
Article

Humility Gets its Due

We Like Leaders Who Underrate Themselves by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman
Harvard Business Review, November 10, 2015

February
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Article

Of Note: Looking Out for the Quiet Ones

Why Introverted Teachers are Burning Out by Michael Godsey
The Atlantic, January 25, 2016

February
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Book

Soul of Inquiry

The Power of Questioning: Opening Up the World of Student Inquiry by Starr Sackstein
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, December 28, 2015

August
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Book

Honesty, Reflection, Vulnerability

Raising Race Questions: Whiteness & Inquiry in Education by Ali Michael
Teachers College Press, 2015

July
,
2016
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Book

Undoing Belittling

The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need From Grownups by Erika Christakis
Viking Press, February 9, 2016

June
,
2016
Psychology & Human Development
Teaching Practice
Report
Social-Emotional Learning
Curriculum
Article

No Thank You

The Selfish Side of Gratitude by Barbara Ehrenreich
The New York Times, December 31, 2015

April
,
2016
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Unfixing the Growth Mindset

Beyond Growth Mindset: Creating Classroom Opportunities for Meaningful Struggle by Brad Ermeling, James Hiebert, and Ron Gallimore
Education Week, December 7, 2015

March
,
2016
Science of Learning
Teaching Practice
Article

A Perfect Storm

Why Identity and Emotion are Central to Motivating the Teen Brain by Emmeline Zhao
kqed.org/mindshift, December 10, 2015

February
,
2016
Science of Learning
Teaching Practice
Book

Of Note: Simply Complex

The Little Orange Book: Short Lessons in Excellent Teaching by The University of Texas System, Academy of Distinguished Teachers
University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, April 30, 2015

January
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Teaching Practice
Resource

Of Note: What If? A Seven-Part Journey Through Possibility

Education Eden by Hayley Glatter, Emily Deruy and Alia Wong
www.theatlantic.com, September 4, 2016

November
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Curriculum
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Article

The Promise of Fulfillment

Navigating Exciting PossibilitiesDavid Brooks
University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address, May 2016

November
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Are You Reliable and How Do you Know?

Noise: How to Overcome the High, Hidden Cost of Inconsistent Decision Making by Daniel Kahneman, Andrew M. Rosenfield, Linnea Gandhi and Tom Blaser
Harvard Business Review, October 2016

November
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Psychology & Human Development
Article

Approaching the Height of Social Stress

Teaching Teenagers to Cope with Social Stress by Jan Hoffman
New York Times, September 29, 2016

November
,
2016
Science of Learning
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

In Praise of Architects

The One Type of Leader Who Can Turn Around a Failing School by Alex Hill, Liz Mellon, Ben Laker, and Jules Goddard
Harvard Business Review, October 20, 2016

November
,
2016
Leadership Practice
Article

Approaching Uncertainty

US Leadership in Global Education: The Time is Now by Rebecca Winthrop
The Brookings Press, October 17, 2016

November
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Gender & Sexual Identity
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Book

A Tonic for Grades

Rethinking Grading by Cathy Vatterott
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), July 1, 2015

November
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Science of Learning
Book

Unself Committment

Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michelle Borba, Ed.D
Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, June 1, 2016

November
,
2016
Psychology & Human Development
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Of Note: Election and Ever After

Talking Across Divides: 10 Ways to Encourage Civil Classroom Conversations
by Katherine Schulten 
The New York Times, September 28, 2016

October
,
2016
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Teaching Practice
Student Wellness & Safety
Article

Sharing Isn't Enough

October
,
2016
DEIJ
Psychology & Human Development
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Ruling Over Rules

Our Need to Make and Enforce Rules Starts Very Young
by Alison Gopnik
The Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2016

October
,
2016
Psychology & Human Development
Teaching Practice
Book

Grades Below Average

On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting
by Thomas R. Gruskey, PhD 
Solution Tree Press, July 2014

October
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Curriculum
Book

Quality Claims, Bayesian Statistics, and Information Literacy

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
by Daniel J. Levitin
Dutton, September 2016

October
,
2016
Technology
Curriculum
Book

You May Already Be a Design Thinker

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by Bill Burnet & Dave Evans
Alfred A. Knopf, September 2016

October
,
2016
Creativity
Leadership Practice
Book

Efficiency is not the Answer

Education and the Commercial Mindset
by Samuel Abrams
Harvard University Press,  April 2016

October
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Curriculum
Book

A Neverending Curriculum

Intellectual Empathy: Critical Thinking for Social Justice
by Maureen Linker
University of Michigan Press, December 2014

October
,
2016
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Book
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Creativity
Report

Of Note: Teaching Through the Election

The Trump Effect: The impact of the presidential campaign on our nation’s schools
by Maureen B. Costello
Southern Poverty Law Center, April 2016

September
,
2016
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Teaching Practice
Student Wellness & Safety
DEIJ
Article

The Search for Salvific Effects

How Kids Learn Resilience
by Paul Tough
The Atlantic, June 2016

September
,
2016
Teaching Practice
Student Wellness & Safety
Social-Emotional Learning
Article

Contributing Factors

The Limits of "Grit"
by David Denby
The New Yorker, June 21, 2016

September
,
2016
DEIJ
Social-Emotional Learning
Teaching Practice
Article

Mandatory Social Justice

The Long-Term Effects of Social-Justice Education on Black Students 
by Melinda D. Anderson
The Atlantic, July 19, 2016

September
,
2016
DEIJ
Student Wellness & Safety
Curriculum
Book
Creativity
Psychology & Human Development
Book

Past Baseline

Safe Is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ Students
by Michael Sadowski
Harvard Education Press, August 9, 2016

September
,
2016
DEIJ
Student Wellness & Safety
Social-Emotional Learning
Book

Wake-Up Call

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
by Peggy Orenstein
Harper, March 29, 2016

September
,
2016
Student Wellness & Safety
Gender & Sexual Identity
Book

Smooth vs. Jagged

The End of Average
by Todd Rose
HarperCollins, January 19, 2016

September
,
2016
Student Wellness & Safety
Gender & Sexual Identity
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Book

Webbing Your Way Forward

The Best Class You Never Taught by Alexis Wiggins
ASCD, January 1, 2017

November
,
2017
Teaching Practice
Book

Belonging as Beginning

Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why by Paul Tough
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 24, 2016

November
,
2017
Teaching Practice
Social-Emotional Learning
Book

Learning Spaces Unlimited

Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces by John Palfrey
MIT Pres, October 1, 2017

November
,
2017
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Article

All Schools Teach Citizenship and Character

What Kind of Citizens Do We Need? by Joel Westheimer
Educational Leadership, November 1, 2017

November
,
2017
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Curriculum
Article

Getting Hot Without Getting Mad

Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting by Adam Grant
The New York Times, November 4, 2017

November
,
2017
Teaching Practice
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Creativity
Article

Portraits of Students, Here and Now

The Purpose of Education--According to Students by Magdalena Slapik
The Atlantic, October 1, 2017

November
,
2017
Teaching Practice
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Article

Rooting Out Weak Connections

Work and the Loneliness Epidemic by Vivek H. Murthy
Harvard Business Review, September 1, 2017

November
,
2017
Psychology & Human Development
Student Wellness & Safety
Video

Books, Dolls, Art, Anti-Bias

November
,
2017
DEIJ
Curriculum
Article

Of Note: Beyond Fake News

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World by Renee Hobbs
Educational Leadership, November 1, 2017

November
,
2017
Curriculum
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Technology
Book

Different Patterns Among the Shapes

Which One Doesn't Belong? by Christopher Danielson
Stenhouse Publishers, September 1, 2016

October
,
2017
Creativity
Curriculum
Science of Learning
Book

White Fragility and Black Tax

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
St Martin's Press, January 1, 2017

October
,
2017
DEIJ
Current Events & Civic Engagement