Professional Books

Image-1Below are some books I have recently read (or am currently reading) that have helped me grow as both an educator and a person. I will update this every few weeks. Note all I list here from time to time are school related, however, each of these have impacted me and therefore, the way I work.  If you have any books to recommend to me, or want to share your own thoughts about any of these, please do so by filling out the comment contact form below the book list! I would love your recommendations and/or insights!

Current Reading

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Recommended Professional Reading

Learning Targets by Connie M. Moss & Susan M. Brookhart

Leading Instructional Rounds in Education by Thomas Fowler-Finn

A Reflective Planning Journal for School Leaders – Olaf Jorgenson

The Purposeful Classroom by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Lemons to Lemonade by Robert Garmston and Diane Zimmerman

Rethinking Grading by Cathy Vatterott

The Cultural Proficiency Journey by Franklin Campbell Jones, Brenda Campbell Jones and Randall Lindsey

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour and Robert Eaker

The Collaborative Teacher by Richard DuFour

The Motivated Brain by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeld

World Class Learners by Yong Zhao

What Great Principals Do Differently: 18 Things That Matter by Todd Whitaker

Motivating & Inspiring Teachers – The Educational Leader’s Guide for Building Staff Morale by Todd Whitaker, Beth Whitaker, and Dale Lumpa

Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess

School Leadership that Works – From Research to Results by Robert Marzano, Timothy Walters, and Brian McNulty

Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

I Choose To Stay – A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City by Salome Thomas-EL

The Immortality of Influence by Salome Thomas-EL

The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo

Learning By Doing – A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work by DuFour, Eaker, and Many

A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne

Good to Great by Jim Collins

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Art of Coaching – Effective Strategies for School Transformation by Elena Aguilar

What’s Worth Fighting For In Your School by Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves

Drive by Daniel Pink

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Visible Learning by John Hattie

Engaging Students – The Next Level of Working on the Work by Philip Schlechty

Solving the Assistant Principal’s Puzzle by Douglas Hartley


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