Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What are you reading that might help you REALLY transform education?

My suggested reading list for those in the process of or desiring to transform your schools through redesign to provide learning targeted towards our children's needs and futures. This is not fully comprehensive but represent some of the most interesting and challenging books I've read in the past several years. You likely have some to share as well and I welcome adding them to the comments.

These are not in any special order other than the way they sit on my shelf at home:

Rose, Todd. The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness. Harper One. NY, NY 2015

Grant, Adam. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. Viking. NY, NY 2016

Perkins, David N. Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco 2014

McCullough, David. The Wright Brothers. Simon & Schuster. NY, NY 2015

McAfee, Andrew and Brynjolfsson, Erik. The Second Machine Age. W.W. Norton & Co. NY, NY 2014

Robinson, Ken, Ph.D. Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education. Viking. NY, NY 2015

Gray, Peter. Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Basic Books. NY, NY 2013

Kelly, Kevin. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that will Shape Our Future. Viking. NY, NY 2016

Lehmann, Chris and Chase, Zac. Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco 2015

Wagner, Tony and Dintersmith, Ted. Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Kids for the Innovation Era. Scribner. NY, NY 2015 (also go to

Abeles, Vicki. Beyond Measure: Rescuing an overscheduled, overtested, underestimated generation. Simon & Schuster. NY, NY 2015

Lahey, Jessica. The Gift of Failure: How the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed. HarperCollins. NY, NY 2015

Christakis, Erika. The Importance of Being Little: What preschools really need from grownups. Viking. NY, NY 2015

Zhao, Yong. World Class Learners: Educating creative and entrepreneurial students. Corwin. Thousand Oaks, CA 2012

Goyal, Nikhil. Schools on Trial: How freedom and creativity can fix our educational malpractice. Doubleday. NY, NY 2016

Ross, Alec. The Industries of the Future. Simon & Schuster. NY, NY 2016

Richardson, Will. Freedom to Learn. Solution Tree. 2015

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