Teaching Kids to Thrive, by Debbie Thompson Silver & Dedra Stafford
The strategies, activities, and tools in Teaching Kids to Thrive provide parents and educators the resources to develop any students’ mindfulness, self-efficacy, and empathy. The integration of Social and Emotional Learning, or Thrive skills, as supported by a growing number of studies, boosts student achievement, builds positive personal attitudes, and enhances shared interactions.
"This book explores the importance of resilience, empathy, persistence and skills related to active listening to creating the mindset that will nurture and accelerate the continuous-improvement process."
—Ron Nash, Author/Consultant
Ron Nash and Associates, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA
The Wonder Wall, by Peter Gamwell & Jane Daly
Sometimes our attempts to foster creativity can stifle it. The Wonder Wall offers a fresh perspective on how to nurture creativity, innovation, leadership, and engagement. With a wealth of examples from education and across industry, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to help create learning cultures that make the extraordinary happen.
"Read Wonder Wall and you will be swept along into doing things that engage all students and teachers. You will even get ideas about how to evaluate creativity. The timing is perfect. Go beyond skills and knowledge, light the sparks that lead to learning."
—Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Releasing Leadership Brilliance, by Simon T. Bailey & Marceta F/ Reilly
How do you successfully move your school or district from mediocrity to brilliance? Drawing on their expertise in business and education, the authors provide a simple, sustainable framework that will help you overcome educational inertia to reach new heights of achievement by using your personal brilliance, encouraging smart risks, designing potent changes, and more.
"I’m glad someone took the time to study the Breakthrough Schools and clarify their secrets to success. I encourage leaders everywhere to use the text to inspire new thinking and powerful actions. Love the organizer for addressing leadership as well as the case studies and exercises."
—Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director