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Article

Begin (Again) as We Wish to Continue

Back to Basics, Not Back to "Normal" by Eric Hudson
Global Online Academy Insights Blog, August 23, 2022

October
,
2022
Covid-19
Leadership Practice
Social-Emotional Learning
Book

Impossibly Expensive

Counterfeit by Kristen Chen
Harper Collins, June 7, 2022

October
,
2022
DEIJ
Psychology & Human Development
Book

A Marked Lack of Genius

Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn by Barbara Oakley, Beth Rogowsky, and Terrence J. Sejnowski
TarcherPerigee, June 15, 2021

October
,
2022
Teaching Practice
Science of Learning
Article

What are You Good at?

Against Algebra by Temple Grandin
The Atlantic, October 6, 2022

October
,
2022
Teaching Practice
Creativity
Science of Learning
Book

A Space to Rethink

The Matter of Black Living: The Aesthetic Experiment of Racial Data, 1880-1930 by Autumn Womack
The University of Chicago Press, April 4, 2022

October
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Article

Strategic Learning

"Strategic Planning Should Be a Strategic Exercise" by Graham Kenny
Harvard Business Review, October 4, 2022

October
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Book

Chronic Unrelenting

Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal by Rebecca Pope-Ruark
Johns Hopkins University Press, September 20,2022

October
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Psychology & Human Development
Teaching Practice
Article

Of Note: Breathing Room for a Change

The Power of Doing Less In Schools by Justin Reich
ASCD Educational Leadership, Vol. 80, No. 2, October 1, 2022

October
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Book

Path Full

Bright Star by Yuyi Morales
Neal Porter Books, September 7, 2021

September
,
2022
DEIJ
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Book

Reflective Practice in School Equity

September
,
2022
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Podcast

Movement Changes the Brain

Dr. Jennifer Heisz "Move Your Body, Heal Your Mind" by Jonathan Fields
Good Life Podcast, July 14, 2022

September
,
2022
Creativity
Student Wellness & Safety
Science of Learning
Teaching Practice
Book

Not Pie

September
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
DEIJ
Book

Counting the Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, August 10, 2021

September
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Psychology & Human Development
Article

Teachers, Parents, Students, Citizens

What Is School For? 
New York Times, September 1, 2022

September
,
2022
Covid-19
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Student Wellness & Safety
Book

Of Note: Considerable Peril

The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be by Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner
MIT Press, March 22, 2022

September
,
2022
Student Wellness & Safety
Book

Astonishing Freedom

Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, Translated by Sara Lissa Paulson
Enchanted Lion Books, April 26, 2022

May
,
2022
Curriculum
Creativity
Book

A Necessary Voice

May
,
2022
General
Curriculum
Book

Teach to Reach

May
,
2022
Teaching Practice
Social-Emotional Learning
Curriculum
Article

The Longer History

To Own Whiteness by Musab Younis
London Review of Books, February 10, 2022

May
,
2022
DEIJ
Book

The Textured Reality of Commitment

Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing by Pete Davis
Simon and Schuster, May 4, 2021

May
,
2022
Technology
Psychology & Human Development
Leadership Practice
Article

Circling Around

The Redemption of Frederick Shegog by Eric Hoover
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 9, 2022

May
,
2022
Student Wellness & Safety
Psychology & Human Development
Teaching Practice
Report

Depth of Crisis

Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey - United States, January-June 2021 by Adriana Rico et. al
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 1, 2022

May
,
2022
Student Wellness & Safety
Covid-19
Book

Of Note: Dignity Consciousness

Leading with Dignity: How to create a culture that brings out the best in people by Donna Hicks, PhD
Yale University Press, October 8, 2019

May
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Podcast

Sunday Dinner

Truth for Teachers by Angela Watson

April
,
2022
Teaching Practice
Psychology & Human Development
Article

New Tricks

Proof Points: Debunking the myth that teachers stop improving after five years by Jill Barshay
The Hechinger Report, March 7, 2022

April
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Teaching Practice
Book

The Lens of Circularity

April
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Leadership Practice
Curriculum
Book

Inner Harness

April
,
2022
Psychology & Human Development
Report

Further Consensus

Black Education in the Wake of Covid-19 & Systemic Racism by Sonya Douglass Horsford, Leana Cabral, Cami Touloukian, Siettah Parks, Phillip A. Smith, Chy McGhee, Fawziah Qadir, Dominique Lester, & Jade Jacobs
Black Education Research Collective, Black Education Research Collective, July 1, 2021

April
,
2022
Covid-19
Current Events & Civic Engagement
DEIJ
Article

Quieter Context

Why the School Wars Still Rage by Jill Lepore
The New Yorker, March 21, 2022

Who's Unhappy With Schools? The Answer Surprised Me by Jessica Grose
The New York Times, March 19, 2022

April
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Covid-19
Book

Of Note: So Much Depends Upon

April
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Leadership Practice
Book

Join the Attention Rebellion

March
,
2022
Student Wellness & Safety
Science of Learning
Psychology & Human Development
Article

Better than We Are

“The Grown-Ups Are Losing It” by George Packer 
The Atlantic, March 10, 2022

March
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Covid-19
Teaching Practice
Book

Complicated and Critical

Allies: Real Talk About Showing Up, Screwing Up, and Trying Again edited by Shakirah Bourne and Dana Alison Levy
DK Penguin Random House, September 14, 2021

March
,
2022
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Book

A Higher Standard for Grading

Making Grades Matter: Standards-Based Grading in a Secondary PLC by Matt Townsley and Nathan L. Wear
SolutionTree, March 13, 2020

March
,
2022
Teaching Practice
Science of Learning
Book

The Cost After

The Price You Pay for College by Ron Lieber
Harper, January 26, 2021

March
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Book

Bend and Commit

Bending the Arc Toward Justice: Equity-Focused Practices for Educational Leaders by Jajni Shankar-Brown (Editor)
Information Age Publishing, September 1, 2022

March
,
2022
DEIJ
Leadership Practice
Teaching Practice
Book

Of Note: American Currency

Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James
Grand Central Publishing, January 18, 2022

March
,
2022
DEIJ
Student Wellness & Safety
Book

Nothing / But the World

Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
Viking, December 7, 2021

February
,
2022
Covid-19
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Podcast

Optimism Brain

The Case for Believing in Yourself by Dacher Keltner and Shuka Kalantari
Episode 108, The Greater Good Science Center, January 6, 2022

February
,
2022
Science of Learning
Social-Emotional Learning
Teaching Practice
Article

Out of the Vacuum

5 Ways to Teach Climate Change, COVID-19 in Polarized Times by Madeline Will
Education Week, Vol. 41, Issue 14, November 24, 2021

February
,
2022
Covid-19
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Curriculum
Teaching Practice
Podcast

A Unified and Usable Shared Past

"A Story Of Us?" by Ramtin Arablouei, Rund Abdelfatah, Tamim Ansary
NPR's Throughline, February 3, 2022

February
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Curriculum
Book

Budgeting for Change

How Much Does a Great School Cost?: School Economies and School Values by Barbara J. Smith
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc., April 1, 2021

February
,
2022
Leadership Practice
Book

A Companion for Reimagining

The Story of Climate Change: A first book about how we can help save our planet by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams
The Quarto Group, March 2, 2021

February
,
2022
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Curriculum
Podcast

Of Note: Try on Different Perspectives

Free Range Humans by Jal Mehta and Rod Allen

February
,
2022
Covid-19
Student Wellness & Safety
Teaching Practice
Leadership Practice
Book

To Live, To Heal

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Scribner, September 1, 2021

January
,
2022
Student Wellness & Safety
Article

Avoiding the Winner Mentality

January
,
2022
DEIJ
Current Events & Civic Engagement
Teaching Practice
Podcast

Curiosity through Care

January
,
2022
Psychology & Human Development
Teaching Practice
Article

The Right Question

The Question We've Stopped Asking About Teen-Agers and Social Media by Cal Newport
The New Yorker, November 9, 2021

January
,
2022
Student Wellness & Safety
Technology
Book

Our Own Knowledge Gaps and Biases

January
,
2022
DEIJ
Teaching Practice
Book

Ending the Things

Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education by Alex Shevrin Venet
W.W. Norton & Company, May 25, 2021

January
,
2022
DEIJ
Psychology & Human Development
Student Wellness & Safety
Teaching Practice
Book

Of Note: Catalyst for Connection

Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown
Random House Books, November 30, 2021

January
,
2022
Social-Emotional Learning
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