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    Supterintendent's Current Reading List

  •  Radical Candor

    Radical Candor

    by Kim Scott Year Published: 2017

    From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is a disaster when adopted by managers. Radical candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It’s about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism—delivered to produce better results and help employees achieve. Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. 

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  • What Happens When Students Own Their Learning

    What Happens When Students Own Their Learning

    by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani Year Published: 2017

    Kids begin their learning journey as curious problem solvers who ask questions and create solutions. Something happens as they go through school, and many begin to play the game of school, eager to be compliant and follow a path instead of making their own. As teachers, leaders, and parents, we have the opportunity to be the guide and unleash the creative potential of each and every student. In a world that is ever changing, our job is not to prepare students for something; instead, our role is to help students prepare themselves for anything.

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  • The Innovator's Mindset

    The Innovator's Mindset

    by George Couros Year Published: 2015

    The Innovator's Mindset encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore–and to become forward-thinking leaders. If we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. Ultimately, innovation is not about a skill set: it’s about a mindset. In other words, innovation begins with you.

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  • Payoff

    Payoff

    by Dan Ariely Year Published: 2016

    Payoff investigates the true nature of motivation, our partial blindness to the way it works, and how we can bridge this gap. With studies that range from Intel to a kindergarten classroom, Payoff digs deep to find the root of motivation—how it works and how we can use this knowledge to approach important choices in our own lives.

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  • World Class Learners

    World Class Learners

    by Yong Zhao Year Published: 2012

    World Class Learners unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to use their learning differently to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. With the liberty to make meaningful decisions and explore nontraditional learning opportunities, today’s students will develop into tomorrow’s global entrepreneurs.

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  • Student Centered Coaching

    Student Centered Coaching

    by Diane Sweeney Year Published: 2016

    Student Centered Coaching targets the micro-level practices that are used within and across coaching conversations. While the content for this book is based upon the framework and core practices that are outlined in Student-Centered Coaching and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level, it takes the practices further by providing the reader with specific coaching moves that they can use before, during, and after a lesson.

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