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A variety of relevant topics are offered throughout the year to enhance professional skills and awareness. Typically a new book study begins each week. The format of the book studies enables communication and collaboration, along with an opportunity for self-directed learning.

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2021-2022 Book Studies (By Category):

 

Anxiety/Trauma/Addiction

  • Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction – July 5, 2021
  • The Vulnerable Heart of Literacy: Centering Trauma as Powerful Pedagogy – October 25, 2021
  • Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry – March 7, 2022
  • The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It – April 4, 2022

 

Behavior/Management/Success

  • Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline:  The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict – May 3, 2021
  • Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice – July 19, 2021
  • Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School – July 26, 2021
  • Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys: Bringing Out the Best in Boys at Home and in School – September 13, 2021
  • The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students – October 18, 2021
  • Teaching When the World is On Fire – November 1, 2021
  • Classroom Management Matters: The Social Emotional Learning Approach Children Deserve – November 15, 2021
  • Motive the Unmotivated: A Step-by-Step System You Can Use to Raise Motivation in Your Classroom Tomorrow – December 13, 2021
  • I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids – January 10, 2022
  • Better Than Carrots and Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management – February 14, 2022
  • Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence (Gr 4-8) – March 21, 2022
  • Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give ‘Em Five to Transform Families – March 28, 2022

 

Innovation/Success

  • The Startup Teacher Playbook: Turn Your Ideas into Actions, Personalize Professional Development, and Create Innovative Learning Experiences for You and Your Students – June 7, 2021
  • Learner Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius – December 6, 2021
  • When Kids Lead: An Adult’s Guide to Inspiring, Empowering, and Growing Young Leaders – February 21, 2022
  • Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry – May 9, 2022

 

Leadership

  • Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity and Dare to Lead COMBO COURSE – July 12, 2021
  • Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyper-Change – October 11, 2021
  • Reality Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results – February 7, 2022

 

LGBTQIA+

  • Safe is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ – May 2, 2022

 

Literacy

  • Know Better, Do Better: Teaching the Foundations So Every Child Can Read – June 21, 2021
  • Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers – September 6, 2021
  • Reading Instruction That Works: The Case for Balanced Teaching – November 8, 2021
  • Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers – November 22, 2021
  • Write Like This: Teaching Real World Writing through Modeling and Mentor Texts (High School) – December 6, 2021
  • Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age – January 31, 2022
  • Writing Awesome Answers to Comprehension Questions (Even Hard Ones) – February 7, 2022
  • Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids – February 28, 2022
  • The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child – April 18, 2022

 

Mindset

  • 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential – June 7, 2021
  • Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World – August 2, 2021
  • The Energy Bus – September 6, 2021
  • Mindsets for the Classroom: Building a Growth Mindset Learning Community – September 30, 2021
  • Poor Students, Rich Teaching: 7 High Impact Mindsets for Students from Poverty – November 29, 2021

 

Organization/Time Management

  • Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life – August 30, 2021

 

Relationships/Bullying

  • Connections Over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline – October 4, 2021
  • He’s Not Just Teasing: A Book about the Difference Between Teasing and Bullying – January 17, 2022
  • No More Mumbo Jumbo: Bridging the Communication Gap Between Teachers and Families – April 11, 2022

 

SEL for Students

  • Brain Awakes: Empowering Children through Breath, Balance and Reflection – July 12, 2021
  • How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain – September 27, 2021
  • Teaching with the Heart in Mind: A Complete Educator’s Guide to SEL – November 22, 2021

 

Self-Care for Educators

  • The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again – June 21, 2021
  • Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life – August 9, 2021
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones – December 13, 2021
  • The Teachers’ Guide to Self-Care: Build Resilience, Avoid Burnout, and Bring a Happier and Healthier You to the Classroom – March 14, 2022
  • Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators – May 16, 2022

 

Social/Racial Justice

  • So, You Want to Talk About Race – June 28, 2021
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism – July 19, 2021
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race – October 25, 2021
  • The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It – January 24, 2022
  • How to Be an Antiracist – February 28, 2022
  • Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People – March 28, 2022
  • Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools – April 25, 20224
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – May 16, 2022

 

Student Success

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty – May 10, 2021
  • Outliers: The Story of Success – July 5, 2021
  • The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else – October 4, 2021

 

Technology/Success

  • Tech Like a Pirate: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable – June 14, 2021
  • Building Blocks for Tiny Techies: A Teacher’s Guide to Digital Learning in Primary Classrooms – September 13, 2021