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Book Reviews
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Book Review of "A More Beautiful Question" by Warren Berger »
Reviewed by Dr. Rhonda Bennett, head of lower school at Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN This book is...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Book Review of "An Everyone Culture" »
Reviewed by Lee Hark, associate head of school, Durham Academy, Durham, NC I am embarrassed to admit that for months...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Book Review of "Screenwise" by Devorah Heitner »
Reviewed by Philip Cummings, 6th Grade Reading Teacher, Presbyterian Day School, Memphis, TN Let’s face it. Screens...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Book Review of "Leadership for Green Schools" »
Reviewed by Matthew Bruner, principal of lower school at Lee-Scott Academy, Auburn, AL Forget what you thought about...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Book Review of "Grit" by Angela Duckworth »
Reviewed by Ellen Smalley, K-6 athletic director and teacher at The Randolph School, Huntsville, AL In 2009, I was...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Book Review of "The End of Average" by Todd Rose »
Reviewed by Tiffany L. Bridgewater, Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School   Todd Rose’s T...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Book Review of "Smart but Stuck" by Dr. Thomas Brown »
Reviewed by Dr. Brent Betit, Head of The Fletcher School, Charlotte, NC We’ve all had at least one of those student...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Book Review of "It's OK To Go Up The Slide" by Heather Shumaker »
Reviewed by Payton Hobbs, Head of Lower School, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC When I finish reading a book, one of...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Book Review of "Millennials with Kids" »
Reviewed by Dr. Mary McPherson, Elementary School Principal, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA With one in f...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
2016 Reading Roundup »
Understanding Schooling Through the Eyes of Students by Joseph F. Murphy When we act on...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Book Review of "Creating Cultures of Learning" by Ron Ritchhart »
Reviewed by Lee Hark, Associate Head of School, Durham Academy, Durham, NC Among the more vexing trends in educat...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Book Review of "Good Thinking" by Erik Palmer »
Reviewed by JP Hemingway, Head of Upper School, Altamont School, Birmingham, AL  Before school opened this Augu...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Book Review of "Helping Children Succeed" by Paul Tough »
Reviewed by Sarah Barton Thomas, Middle School Director, The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery, AL “It is a responsibili...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Book Review of "Move Your Bus" by Ron Clark »
Reviewed by James Hutchins, Head of The Donoho School, Anniston, AL We all remember the Flintstones … right? F...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Book Review of "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence" by Daniel Goleman »
Reviewed by Dr. Mary McPherson, Elementary School Principal, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Atlanta In his latest b...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Book Review of "An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education" by Tony Little »
Reviewed by Damian Kavanagh, SAIS Of the many charms of this book, principal among them, to me, is that it is written...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Book Review of "The Art of Coaching Teams" by Elena Aguilar »
Reviewed by Josh Lutkus, Dean of Students, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC “I am a member of a team, and I rely...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Book Review of "Gratitude" by Oliver Sacks »
Reviewed by Lee Hark, A ssociate Head of School and Upper School Director, Durham Academy, Durham, NC When I was a k...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Book Review of "In Other Words" by Jhumpa Lahiri »
Reviewed by Leah Slawson, English Teacher, Trinity Presbyterian School, Montgomery, AL In Other Words, by Jh...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Book Review of "The Last Season" by Stuart Stevens »
Reviewed by Jay Watts, Assistant Director of Athletics, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta Few things are as iconic...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Book Review of "The Collapse of Parenting" by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D. »
Reviewed by William Carroll, Head of The Westfield School, Perry, GA The Collapse of Parenting is a compelling an...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Book Review of "You Have A Brain" by Dr. Ben Carson »
Reviewed by Josh Lutkus, Dean of Students, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC I am not a big follower of politics, but I...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Book Review of "How to Raise an Adult" by Julie Lythcott-Haims »
Reviewed by David Skeen, Middle School Director, Canterbury School, Greensboro, NC If I could get a show of hands t...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Book Review of "The Gift of Failure" by Jessica Lahey »
Reviewed by Sarah Barton Thomas, Middle School Director, The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery, AL In her new book, The...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Book Review of "The Year Without a Purchase" by Scott Dannemiller »
Reviewed by Christina Mimms, SAIS Scott Dannemiller, author of The Year Without a Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Sto...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Book Review of "The Secret Lives of Teachers" by Anonymous »
Reviewed by Lee Hark,  Assistant Head of School & Upper School Director, Durham Academy, Durham, NC One mor...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Holiday Reading Roundup »
Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith...
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Book Review of "The Art of Work" by Jeff Goins »
Reviewed by Melinda Holmes, Director of Library Services, Darlington School, Rome, GA Jeff Goins explains in his book...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Book Review of "The Cage-Busting Teacher" by Frederick M. Hess »
Reviewed by Leah Slawson, English Teacher, Trinity Presbyterian School, Montgomery, AL At first glance, the value of...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Book Review of "The Myth of the Perfect Girl" by Ana Homayoun »
Reviewed by Payton Hobbs, Head of Lower School, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC While scanning the covers of popular m...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Book Review of "Ungifted" by Scott Barry Kaufman »
Reviewed by Rachel Plucker, Middle School Math Department Chair, Randolph School, Huntsville, AL In his book, Ungif...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Book Review of "A Curious Mind" by Brian Grazer »
Reviewed by Lee Hark, Assistant Head of School & Upper School Director, Durham Academy, Durham, NC From the ou...
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Book Review of "Go Set a Watchman" »
By: Harper Lee  Reviewed by Donna Lamberti, History Teacher, UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Mobile, AL...
Monday, August 10, 2015
Book Review of "The Road to Character" by David Brooks »
Reviewed by Dr. Byron Hulsey, Head of School, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA One of the foremost pu...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Summer Reading Round Up »
    Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An An...

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