Education/All PD Titles

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

All 4s and 5s

This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago school’s track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.

Be REAL

This book explains that, while the latest technology supports learning by providing extraordinary opportunities, artificial intelligence will never replace the life that REAL educators bring to our schools. Through personal stories, this book encourages educators to share their unique talents and passions, be true to themselves, and embrace the adventures life offers.

Be the One for Kids

This book describes real life stories from the author’s personal life, and his occupations as a teacher in all three levels, and as an administrator, and can help enhance teaching practices and build relationships.

Code Breaker

This book equips you to use computational thinking and coding in your classroom, regardless of your computer skill level, to increase creativity, remix assessment, and develop a class of coder ninjas!

Culturize

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Ditch That Homework

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

Ditch That Textbook

This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Google Apps for Littles

This book encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school students’ curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.

How Much Water Do We Have

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

Instant Relevance

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Lead Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Lead with Culture

This book explains that making school a place where students and staff want to be starts with culture. Culture is the way things are done, and is what fosters a sense of community—or not—when we create a culture of learning and positive strength. The author shares personal stories and practical ideas for creating a sense of unity—even in the most diverse communities, and discusses how to inspire, encourage, and lead by example.

Lead with Literacy

In this book, the author offers ideas and strategies that will deeply embed books, reading, and literacy into your school culture. You’ll learn: who should decide which books students should be reading; what it takes to create a culture of reading; where books can and should be found in any school; why books need to come with no strings attached; and how to lead the way by sharing what you are reading now.

Learn Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Let Them Speak

This book explains how to find out what your students really think, feel, and need, why it’s so important for students to feel like you care about them, what to do with the feedback you get from students, and how to use student voice to improve education and school culture.

Master the Media

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

Play Like a Pirate

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Pure Genius

This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.

Shake Up Learning

This book explores why it's time to shake up learning, what changes can be made in classrooms to support dynamic learning experiences, and how to plan meaningful lessons that include digital tools. Contains ideas, lessons, and resources, and provides a companion website, and a companion online course.

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth

This book is designed to help teachers THRIVE by rejecting isolation, connecting with kids, and disrupting the status quo in education.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

Social LEADia

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

Spark Learning

This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the author’s personal story to empower teachers to improve their students’ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.

Sparks in the Dark

This book discusses how educators can spark a lifelong love of learning, including incorporating literacy skills in every subject in engaging ways; empowering students and staff to ask and explore tough questions about the world; encouraging learners at all levels to choose to read books that challenge them; and taking responsibility to seek and share learning for everyone's benefit.

Start. Right. Now.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Stories from Webb

This book shares stories from Webb Elementary, intended to remind teachers that education isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. It’s a role that comes with the responsibility to care deeply and to persist despite countless challenges, from state testing to budget cuts to long hours.

Table Talk Math

This book offers ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that can benefit (and be fun for) everyone at the table–no matter how young or old.

Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done

This guide for improving communication and building better relationships teaches how to choose words that inspire, encourage, and move people to action. Six effective communication principles show how to develop rapport; gain respect; support others; engage listeners; develop insight; and increase productivity.

Teach Like a Pirate

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.

Teaching Math with Google Apps, v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

The Classroom Chef

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

The EduNinja Mindset

This book recommends eleven habits to help educators, learners, and their families live stronger, more vibrant lives, related to setting goals; flexible thinking; living with purpose and not trying to be perfect; practicing mindfulness and reducing stress; and self care.

The EduProtocol Field Guide

This book outlines sixteen classroom-tested protocols to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to K-12 students in a supportive, creative environment.

The Four O'Clock Faculty

This book identifies ways in which educators can make their professional development meaningful, efficient, and, above all, relevant both to themselves and their colleagues.

The Innovator’s Mindset

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

The Limitless School

This book identifies nine pillars that support a positive school culture and explains how each stakeholder--teachers, administrators, students, families, the community, and board members--has a vital role to play in the work of making schools safe, inviting, and dynamic.

The Path to Serendipity

This book provides a look at the fortunes we can gain from even our worst experiences. The author’s personal stories teach strategies for living a meaningful life regardless of the craziness happening around you.

The Pepper Effect

This book uses Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles as a template for inspiring educators and principals to become more positive, innovative, creative, and collaborative—and for encouraging students to do the same. Offers four steps for creating the conditions for motivation, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, and discusses the value of vision, the power of inclusion, and the key to ignoring naysayers in favor of creativity and progress.

The Principled Principal

This book identifies ten core values that can help school principals learn to work and lead with excellence.

The Secret Solution

This book discusses the secret to school leadership through the parable of Roger Rookie, a new principal, in his quest to become a fair and effective leader, and describes problematic attitudes and approaches with colleagues.

The WIld Card

Written for educators, this book is a step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. It shows how to draw on your authentic self—your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths—to deliver your content creatively. It provides the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

The Zen Teacher

This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.

Unmapped Potential

This book presents educators with strategies that will help them to create lasting, positive change for themselves, their colleagues, and their students.

Your School Rocks... So Tell People! Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus

This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.

School Culture/Learning Environment

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

All 4s and 5s

This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago school’s track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.

Be REAL

This book explains that, while the latest technology supports learning by providing extraordinary opportunities, artificial intelligence will never replace the life that REAL educators bring to our schools. Through personal stories, this book encourages educators to share their unique talents and passions, be true to themselves, and embrace the adventures life offers.

Be the One for Kids

This book describes real life stories from the author’s personal life, and his occupations as a teacher in all three levels, and as an administrator, and can help enhance teaching practices and build relationships.

Culturize

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Ditch That Homework

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

Ditch That Textbook

This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Instant Relevance

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Lead Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Lead with Culture

This book explains that making school a place where students and staff want to be starts with culture. Culture is the way things are done, and is what fosters a sense of community—or not—when we create a culture of learning and positive strength. The author shares personal stories and practical ideas for creating a sense of unity—even in the most diverse communities, and discusses how to inspire, encourage, and lead by example.

Lead with Literacy

In this book, the author offers ideas and strategies that will deeply embed books, reading, and literacy into your school culture. You’ll learn: who should decide which books students should be reading; what it takes to create a culture of reading; where books can and should be found in any school; why books need to come with no strings attached; and how to lead the way by sharing what you are reading now.

Learn Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Let Them Speak

This book explains how to find out what your students really think, feel, and need, why it’s so important for students to feel like you care about them, what to do with the feedback you get from students, and how to use student voice to improve education and school culture.

Pure Genius

This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.

Shake Up Learning

This book explores why it's time to shake up learning, what changes can be made in classrooms to support dynamic learning experiences, and how to plan meaningful lessons that include digital tools. Contains ideas, lessons, and resources, and provides a companion website, and a companion online course.

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth

This book is designed to help teachers THRIVE by rejecting isolation, connecting with kids, and disrupting the status quo in education.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

Social LEADia

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

Spark Learning

This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the author’s personal story to empower teachers to improve their students’ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.

Sparks in the Dark

This book discusses how educators can spark a lifelong love of learning, including incorporating literacy skills in every subject in engaging ways; empowering students and staff to ask and explore tough questions about the world; encouraging learners at all levels to choose to read books that challenge them; and taking responsibility to seek and share learning for everyone's benefit.

Start. Right. Now.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Stories from Webb

This book shares stories from Webb Elementary, intended to remind teachers that education isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. It’s a role that comes with the responsibility to care deeply and to persist despite countless challenges, from state testing to budget cuts to long hours.

Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done

This guide for improving communication and building better relationships teaches how to choose words that inspire, encourage, and move people to action. Six effective communication principles show how to develop rapport; gain respect; support others; engage listeners; develop insight; and increase productivity.

Teach Like a Pirate

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.

The EduProtocol Field Guide

This book outlines sixteen classroom-tested protocols to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to K-12 students in a supportive, creative environment.

The Innovator’s Mindset

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

The Limitless School

This book identifies nine pillars that support a positive school culture and explains how each stakeholder--teachers, administrators, students, families, the community, and board members--has a vital role to play in the work of making schools safe, inviting, and dynamic.

The Path to Serendipity

This book provides a look at the fortunes we can gain from even our worst experiences. The author’s personal stories teach strategies for living a meaningful life regardless of the craziness happening around you.

The Pepper Effect

This book uses Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles as a template for inspiring educators and principals to become more positive, innovative, creative, and collaborative—and for encouraging students to do the same. Offers four steps for creating the conditions for motivation, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, and discusses the value of vision, the power of inclusion, and the key to ignoring naysayers in favor of creativity and progress.

The WIld Card

Written for educators, this book is a step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. It shows how to draw on your authentic self—your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths—to deliver your content creatively. It provides the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.

Your School Rocks... So Tell People! Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus

This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.

Student Behavior/Classroom Management

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

All 4s and 5s

This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago school’s track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.

Culturize

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Play Like a Pirate

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

The Path to Serendipity

This book provides a look at the fortunes we can gain from even our worst experiences. The author’s personal stories teach strategies for living a meaningful life regardless of the craziness happening around you.

Instruction/Strategies/ Differentiation

Be REAL

This book explains that, while the latest technology supports learning by providing extraordinary opportunities, artificial intelligence will never replace the life that REAL educators bring to our schools. Through personal stories, this book encourages educators to share their unique talents and passions, be true to themselves, and embrace the adventures life offers.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

All 4s and 5s

This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago school’s track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.

Code Breaker

This book equips you to use computational thinking and coding in your classroom, regardless of your computer skill level, to increase creativity, remix assessment, and develop a class of coder ninjas!

Ditch That Homework

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

Ditch That Textbook

This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Google Apps for Littles

This book encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school students’ curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.

Instant Relevance

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Lead Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Lead with Literacy

In this book, the author offers ideas and strategies that will deeply embed books, reading, and literacy into your school culture. You’ll learn: who should decide which books students should be reading; what it takes to create a culture of reading; where books can and should be found in any school; why books need to come with no strings attached; and how to lead the way by sharing what you are reading now.

Master the Media

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

Play Like a Pirate

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Shake Up Learning

This book explores why it's time to shake up learning, what changes can be made in classrooms to support dynamic learning experiences, and how to plan meaningful lessons that include digital tools. Contains ideas, lessons, and resources, and provides a companion website, and a companion online course.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

Spark Learning

This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the author’s personal story to empower teachers to improve their students’ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.

Sparks in the Dark

This book discusses how educators can spark a lifelong love of learning, including incorporating literacy skills in every subject in engaging ways; empowering students and staff to ask and explore tough questions about the world; encouraging learners at all levels to choose to read books that challenge them; and taking responsibility to seek and share learning for everyone's benefit.

Table Talk Math

This book offers ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that can benefit (and be fun for) everyone at the table–no matter how young or old.

Teach Like a Pirate

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.

Teaching Math with Google Apps, v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

The Classroom Chef

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

The EduProtocol Field Guide

This book outlines sixteen classroom-tested protocols to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to K-12 students in a supportive, creative environment.

The WIld Card

Written for educators, this book is a step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. It shows how to draw on your authentic self—your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths—to deliver your content creatively. It provides the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

Assessments/Data/Grading

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

Teaching Math with Google Apps, v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

The Classroom Chef

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

The EduProtocol Field Guide

This book outlines sixteen classroom-tested protocols to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to K-12 students in a supportive, creative environment.

Technology/Social Media/Digital Citizenship

Code Breaker

This book equips you to use computational thinking and coding in your classroom, regardless of your computer skill level, to increase creativity, remix assessment, and develop a class of coder ninjas!

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

All 4s and 5s

This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago school’s track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.

Ditch That Homework

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Google Apps for Littles

This book encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school students’ curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.

Lead Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Master the Media

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

Play Like a Pirate

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Pure Genius

This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.

Shake Up Learning

This book explores why it's time to shake up learning, what changes can be made in classrooms to support dynamic learning experiences, and how to plan meaningful lessons that include digital tools. Contains ideas, lessons, and resources, and provides a companion website, and a companion online course.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

Social LEADia

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

Spark Learning

This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the author’s personal story to empower teachers to improve their students’ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.

Table Talk Math

This book offers ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that can benefit (and be fun for) everyone at the table–no matter how young or old.

Teaching Math with Google Apps, v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

The EduProtocol Field Guide

This book outlines sixteen classroom-tested protocols to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to K-12 students in a supportive, creative environment.

The Innovator’s Mindset

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

The Writing on the Classroom Wall

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

Your School Rocks... So Tell People! Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus

This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.

Leadership/Communication

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

Be the One for Kids

This book describes real life stories from the author’s personal life, and his occupations as a teacher in all three levels, and as an administrator, and can help enhance teaching practices and build relationships.

Culturize

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

How Much Water Do We Have

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Lead Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Lead with Culture

This book explains that making school a place where students and staff want to be starts with culture. Culture is the way things are done, and is what fosters a sense of community—or not—when we create a culture of learning and positive strength. The author shares personal stories and practical ideas for creating a sense of unity—even in the most diverse communities, and discusses how to inspire, encourage, and lead by example.

Lead with Literacy

In this book, the author offers ideas and strategies that will deeply embed books, reading, and literacy into your school culture. You’ll learn: who should decide which books students should be reading; what it takes to create a culture of reading; where books can and should be found in any school; why books need to come with no strings attached; and how to lead the way by sharing what you are reading now.

Learn Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Let Them Speak

This book explains how to find out what your students really think, feel, and need, why it’s so important for students to feel like you care about them, what to do with the feedback you get from students, and how to use student voice to improve education and school culture.

Master the Media

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

Pure Genius

This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.

Social LEADia

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

Start. Right. Now.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done

This guide for improving communication and building better relationships teaches how to choose words that inspire, encourage, and move people to action. Six effective communication principles show how to develop rapport; gain respect; support others; engage listeners; develop insight; and increase productivity.

The EduNinja Mindset

This book recommends eleven habits to help educators, learners, and their families live stronger, more vibrant lives, related to setting goals; flexible thinking; living with purpose and not trying to be perfect; practicing mindfulness and reducing stress; and self care.

The Four O'Clock Faculty

This book identifies ways in which educators can make their professional development meaningful, efficient, and, above all, relevant both to themselves and their colleagues.

The Innovator’s Mindset

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

The Path to Serendipity

This book provides a look at the fortunes we can gain from even our worst experiences. The author’s personal stories teach strategies for living a meaningful life regardless of the craziness happening around you.

The Pepper Effect

This book uses Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles as a template for inspiring educators and principals to become more positive, innovative, creative, and collaborative—and for encouraging students to do the same. Offers four steps for creating the conditions for motivation, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, and discusses the value of vision, the power of inclusion, and the key to ignoring naysayers in favor of creativity and progress.

The Zen Teacher

This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.

Unmapped Potential

This book presents educators with strategies that will help them to create lasting, positive change for themselves, their colleagues, and their students.

Motivation/Encouragement/ Improvement

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Be REAL

This book explains that, while the latest technology supports learning by providing extraordinary opportunities, artificial intelligence will never replace the life that REAL educators bring to our schools. Through personal stories, this book encourages educators to share their unique talents and passions, be true to themselves, and embrace the adventures life offers.

Be the One for Kids

This book describes real life stories from the author’s personal life, and his occupations as a teacher in all three levels, and as an administrator, and can help enhance teaching practices and build relationships.

Culturize

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

How Much Water Do We Have

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Lead Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Lead with Culture

This book explains that making school a place where students and staff want to be starts with culture. Culture is the way things are done, and is what fosters a sense of community—or not—when we create a culture of learning and positive strength. The author shares personal stories and practical ideas for creating a sense of unity—even in the most diverse communities, and discusses how to inspire, encourage, and lead by example.

Lead with Literacy

In this book, the author offers ideas and strategies that will deeply embed books, reading, and literacy into your school culture. You’ll learn: who should decide which books students should be reading; what it takes to create a culture of reading; where books can and should be found in any school; why books need to come with no strings attached; and how to lead the way by sharing what you are reading now.

Learn Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Let Them Speak

This book explains how to find out what your students really think, feel, and need, why it’s so important for students to feel like you care about them, what to do with the feedback you get from students, and how to use student voice to improve education and school culture.

Shake Up Learning

This book explores why it's time to shake up learning, what changes can be made in classrooms to support dynamic learning experiences, and how to plan meaningful lessons that include digital tools. Contains ideas, lessons, and resources, and provides a companion website, and a companion online course.

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth

This book is designed to help teachers THRIVE by rejecting isolation, connecting with kids, and disrupting the status quo in education.

Start. Right. Now.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Stories from Webb

This book shares stories from Webb Elementary, intended to remind teachers that education isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. It’s a role that comes with the responsibility to care deeply and to persist despite countless challenges, from state testing to budget cuts to long hours.

Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done

This guide for improving communication and building better relationships teaches how to choose words that inspire, encourage, and move people to action. Six effective communication principles show how to develop rapport; gain respect; support others; engage listeners; develop insight; and increase productivity.

The EduNinja Mindset

This book recommends eleven habits to help educators, learners, and their families live stronger, more vibrant lives, related to setting goals; flexible thinking; living with purpose and not trying to be perfect; practicing mindfulness and reducing stress; and self care.

The Four O'Clock Faculty

This book identifies ways in which educators can make their professional development meaningful, efficient, and, above all, relevant both to themselves and their colleagues.

The Innovator’s Mindset

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

The Path to Serendipity

This book provides a look at the fortunes we can gain from even our worst experiences. The author’s personal stories teach strategies for living a meaningful life regardless of the craziness happening around you.

The Pepper Effect

This book uses Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles as a template for inspiring educators and principals to become more positive, innovative, creative, and collaborative—and for encouraging students to do the same. Offers four steps for creating the conditions for motivation, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, and discusses the value of vision, the power of inclusion, and the key to ignoring naysayers in favor of creativity and progress.

The Zen Teacher

This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.

Unmapped Potential

This book presents educators with strategies that will help them to create lasting, positive change for themselves, their colleagues, and their students.