It’s the last week of school in my district, and my to be read pile is calling my name. In case you don’t have your summer reading list finalized, I thought I would share a few of the books .
Each day this week, I’ll share a five books that I think are worth a look. Today’s post focuses on five titles that will challenge you over the coming weeks and months.
I’m excited about a new book by Adam Sáenz and Jeremy Dew titled Four Ways to Connect (and Set Boundaries) with Colleagues, Students, and Parents. Relational dynamics in organizations (and especially in schools) are quite complicated, and I’m excited to be supported and challenged through their forthcoming text. The book is slated to be published in July.
John Hattie, Deb Masters, and Kate Birch team up to bring us Visible Learning Into Action. The new collection takes an overwhelming amount of research and frames it in terms of case studies. I’m excited to see this new take on the Visible Learning research that has been so well done thus far, and I’m looking forward to its release in October.
If you’re not familiar with Pernille Ripp’s work, you’re missing out. She has a new book (well, it’s the second edition–but I’m excited nontheless) coming out in September. Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students will undoubtedly challenge educators to engage students in innovative and creative ways. I’m looking forward to its release in September.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of the Corwin Connected Educators Series. I’m excited about the next wave of titles, and I’m especially looking forward to Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader. This title by Spike Cook, Jessica Johnson, and Theresa Stager looks to be a great entry point for educators who have been on the fringes of connecting with others.
The final title is also from the Corwin Connected Educators Series. Lisa Dabbs and Nicol Howard bring us Standing in the Gap: Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources. I’m excited to see what tips Dabbs and Howard offer to new teachers! Both titles from the Corwin Connected Educators Series will be available in September.
Thanks for reading this far! If you’re reading, connect with me on Twitter (@aaron_hogan) so we can learn from each other online.
Be sure to check out the previous posts in this series on creativity and innovation, influencing school culture, curriculum and instruction, and connected leadership. Hope you enjoy some time reading this summer!