Two weeks ago, 95% of you said that you wanted to spend some of your professional learning time this summer immersed in independent reading. We couldn’t agree more! We asked the Association for Academic Leaders Advisory Council for their suggestions, whether they were books they’d already read or those that they were eager to dive into. We asked One Schoolhouse’s staff the same question. Check out those recommendations. One advisory council member, Joel Sohn, Upper School Director, University Prep (Seattle), took a pause in his busy schedule and wrote a review we’re honored to share here.
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Atomic Habits James Clear Recommended by Molly Rumsey, Harpeth Hall School (TN)
The Book of Hope A Survival Guide for Trying Times Jane Goodall Recommended by Elizabeth Smith, and Andi Shurley, both of Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities Susie Wise Recommended by Amanda Lucas, Blair Academy (NJ)
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Jenny Odell, Recommended by Sienna Brancato, One Schoolhouse
I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times Monica Guzman Recommended by Tim Quinn, Miss Porter’s School (CT)
The Identity-Conscious Educator: Building Habits and Skills for a More Inclusive School Dr. Liza Talusan Recommended by Justin Brandon, Ravenscroft School (NC)
High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out Amanda Ripley. Recommended by Liz Perry, St. Luke’s School (CT)
Not All Boys are Blue George M. Johnson. Recommended by Brad Rathgeber, One Schoolhouse
The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again Catherine Price. Recommended by Liz Katz, One Schoolhouse
Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds David Pollock, Ruth van Reken and Michael Pollock. Recommended by Eric Walters, Marymount School (NY)
Humble Inquiry, Edgar Schein
Leadership in Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer
A Curriculum of Hope: As Rich in Humanity as in Knowledge, Debra Kidd
Notes on Grief, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Effective Department & Team Leaders: A Practical Guide, Rodney Labrecque
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