Thursday, May 28, 2015

Recommended summer reading for educators from NAIS

Summer is a time to relax and rejuvenate after a busy school year. It is also a time to catch up on the latest must-reads. Below is a list of recommended books that were discussed in the NAIS Connect community by your independent school colleagues.
  1. Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools
    By Michael Horn and Heather Staker
  2. Blueprint for TomorrowBy Prakash Nair
  3. Boxers and SaintsBy Gene Luen Yang
  4. Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men 
    By Leonard Sax
  5. Creative Confidence 
    By Tom and David Kelly
  6. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World 
    By Tony Wagner
  7. Crucial Conversations 
    By Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler
  8. Education and Democracy in the 21st Century
    By Nel Noddings
  9. 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
  10. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character 
    By Paul Tough
  11. It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
    By Danah Boyd
  12. Making Thinking Visible 
    By Ron Ritchhart
  13. A More Beautiful Question
    By Warren Berger
  14. On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting 
    By Thomas R. Guskey
  15. Raving Fans 
    By Kenneth Blanchard
  16. The Smart Culture
    By Robert Hayman
  17. What It Is 
    By Lynda Barry
You can find these titles at bookstores and on Also check out NAIS books in the NAIS Bookstore.
Article Date: 5/27/2015

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