February 23, 2015

What We Are Reading or Reviewing at Learners Edge

At Learners Edge we pore over hundreds of fabulous books from well-known researchers and world renowned publishers searching for the perfect “EDGE” textbook for each of our courses.    

We know when a book doesn’t “make the cut” for one of our courses, it isn’t because it isn’t a worthy text—it just may not be a good fit at the time, or we may be looking at a number of different texts for one course. 

Because we review so many books, we thought it would be useful to share what we are reading at Learners Edge, with YOU! Below are 5 great books for teachers that we have reviewed or read.

How Children Succeed: Confidence, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough 

Broken down into the categories of: How to Fail (and how not to), How to Build Character, How to Think, How to Succeed, and A Better Path.  A great read for both parents and teachers looking for ways to guide children on the path of “success.” 

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.  

Intriguing.  Written from the perspective of a physician who discussed development and the necessity of secure attachments.  Great stories and research narratives. 

Eight Myths of Student Disengagement by Jennifer A. Fredricks 

Content and resource rich, this text covers a gambit of reasons for student disengagement, as well as the many myths associated with disengagement. 

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

Used for professional development at the EDGE, we learned about each of our individual mindsets and how they influence our lives and decisions.   

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day by Todd Henry 

Another of our professional development EDGE book study books, we found a plethora of strategies which can be used to guide us to do our best work each and every day. 

Know of a book that we must read? Leave your suggestion in the comments section below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.  Thank you in advance for your suggestions!


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