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What are you reading this summer?

Who doesn't want to figure out how to unlock talent in themselves or their students? The books below are engrossing, thought provoking, and bestow insights into student’s thinking.

Visible Learning for Teachers by John Hattie. Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesized the results of more than 15 years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools and improve learning. A must read for all educators.

Mindset by Carol Dweck Are you a person with a Fixed or Growth mindset? Do your students have Fixed or Growth mindset? Which one do you have? Does one mindset result in enhanced learning and lifelong achievement?

Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham. Contrary to popular belief, the brain is not design for thinking. It’s designed to save you from thinking, because the brain is not very good at thinking. What? Along with other thought provoking ideas, Willingham presents a substantial argument supporting his model.

The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Is innate Asian proclivity for math real or is it simply the result of their genes? What do the Pearl River Delta, hard work, and persistence have to do with the belief that Asians are smart?

If addition, feel free to scroll the Monthly Ed Tips section for insights you might have missed this past year.

I hope the summer months are satisfying, rewarding ones and see you in September!