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Summer 2012 Reading List

Betty Ray Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

Summer's nigh approaching, and I'm starting to curate my must-read list for those afternoons at the beach. :) So far I have:

Creating Innovators - Tony Wagner
Getting Started with Lego Robotics - Mark Gura
The Art of Game Design - Jesse Schell

Interesting and slightly nerdy, but not really light summer fare now that I reflect on it. Looking for good fiction, especially. Would love to see others' lists, so if you're a summer reader, please share!

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Special Education, Students with ED, Behavior Issues. NEXUS Middle School,

A great fiction book:

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A great fiction book: Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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Summer reading... Gaming and Egyptian Excitement

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Saw Jane McGonigal speak at SXSWedu and she was amazing! (Here's a link to her TED talk: )

So this summer I'll probably be reading her book, "Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World"

And for fun, I'm reading (with my 10-year old son) the Rick Riordan Kane Chronicles. I'm on the first book, "Red Pyramid" and it's pretty awesome. Highly recommend.

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List is growing ...

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Thanks for posting your reading list here! I added The Art of Game Design to my list for eLearning professionals here: And fiction for fun sounds great, too. :)

Great Read for Teachers

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Teach Like A Champion by Doug Lemov...provides excellent tips for classroom strategies that are easy & inexpensive to implement.

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Summer Reading!

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This was the topic of our New Teacher Chat on Wed. 5/30/12.
We generated a list of books on the chat including some contributed later by my PLN, for summer reading. I posted the list on a recent post on my blog.
Here is the actual Google Doc Book list:
Will be getting my reading on this summer!


A great reminder!

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A recent read that is quite powerful: Reviving the Soul of Teaching: Balancing Metrics and Magic by Terrence E. Deal and Peggy Deal Redman. This book reminds us all why we came to teaching. It will help refill the well for next year!

Third grade teacher at Poland Community School

Schools Where Everyone

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Schools Where Everyone Belongs by Stan Davis is a must read and a great discussion group. Also I would recommend Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor as a light read but easy to implement.

International & Multicultural Education with an Emphasis in Human Rights Ed


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Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire is a beautiful translation than should be discussed in every social science class as a reminder that for every government or ethnic group that dominates, there are those who fight back against the oppression.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander will open your eyes to the modern day injustices occurring here in the United States and how the legislative methods used to oppress others parallel methods used in past.

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor by Paul Farmer examines structural violence in the age of paradigm-shifting technology. He argues that the neoliberal ideology spreading across the globe will only succeed in perpetuating disease, oppression, and stark inequality between regions unless healthcare is universally accepted as a global issue and is approached as such.

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