Book Resources



The Motivation Equation

Cultivating Creativity: 27 Interviews from Innovative Educators

BOOKS: (Note: Not all these are about Personalized Learning but are about best practices that can work in a PL environment.)

Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings by Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age by Frederick M. Hess , Bror Saxberg

Creating Innovators Tony Wagner

Discovery Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity by Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C. Macmillan
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen

Embracing a Culture of Joy: How Educators Can Bring Joy to Their Classrooms Each Day by Dean Shareski

Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School by Starr Sackstein 

Leader in Me by Stephen R. Covey
Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom by Allison Zmuda, Diane Ullman and Greg Curtis

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching By Robyn Jackson

One World School House By Salman Khan

Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students 2nd Edition by Pernille Ripp
Passion-Driven Classroom, The: A Framework for Teaching and Learning by Angela Maiers
Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Take 20% Time to the Next Level by Don Wettrick

Relationships + Rules + Routine = Results by Philip Vincent and Doug Grove

Sparking Student Creativity by Patti Drapeau
Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind by Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda
Students Take Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology Infused Classroom by Nancy Sulla
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Teach Like a Pirate  by Dave Burgess
Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave by Barnett Berry and Ann Bryd and Alan Wieder
The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros
The Innovators Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton Christiansen and Michael E Raynor

World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students by Yong Zhao
Who Owns the Learning? Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age by Alan November

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel
21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn by James  Bellanca and Ron Brandt