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Book Studies

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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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2019-2020 Book Studies (By Category):

Classroom Management/General Education 

  • Girls on Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls – Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble,Obsessions, Environmental Toxins – November 25, 2019 – January 6, 2020
  • Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning that Taps Into the Power of Emotion – January 20 – March 2, 2020
  • The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups – February 10 – March 23, 2020
  • High Expectations Teaching: How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on “Smart Is Something You Can Get” – February 24 – April 6, 2020

 

Innovative Schools

  • The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator’s Creative Breakthrough – November 11 – December 23, 2019
  • Dream Team: A Practical Playbook to Help Innovative Educators Change Schools – February 17 – March 30, 2020
  • Creative Schools – May 11 – June 22, 2020

 

Leadership

  • Minding the Future: Revitalizing Learning Cultures Through Teacher Leadership – November 18 – December 30, 2019

 

Self-Help

  • The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work – December 2, 2019 – January 13, 2020
  • Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning that Taps Into the Power of Emotion – January 20 – March 2, 2020
  • Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education – March 16 – April 27, 2020
  • Happier – April 13 – May 25, 2020

 

Social-Emotional Learning

  • A Mindset for Learning – March 23 – May 4, 2020
  • All Learning is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond – April 6 – May 18, 2020
  • Combination Book Study (2 Books Required): It Happens in the Hallway and Collective Efficacy – April 20 – June 1, 2020

 

Student Behavioral Health/Child Trauma

  • Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them – January 13 – February 24, 2020
  • Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom – January 27 – March 9, 2020
  • No Such Thing as a Bad Kid – March 9 – April 20, 2020
  • The Explosive Child – May 4 – June 15, 2020