Drive by Daniel Pink – This book discusses motivation and will enlighten you to reflect on what you have done and where you can improve your motivational strategies. Free Agent Nation, by Daniel Pink. A historic examination of what was successful in society and what has changed in employment.
iBrain by Gary Small – The students you teach currently are vastly different from those you have taught during your career. Mr. Small helps you understand why holding attention and engaging students in dialogue is more challenging.
The Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon – No one affects your outlook on your performance more than you. Do you allow your environment to determine your success or do you positively influence your environment and those with whom you work and teach?
It’s Not About the Coffee by Howard Behar – How do you lead in your classroom? Or do you let the students lead you? Are you a leader on your campus or a complainer? Self-reflection allows for growth and change. Small changes can make a big impact.There are many sites available to purchase these books at very reasonable prices; AbeBooks, Half Price Books, and used at Amazon. After you complete your reading, write a summary and deliver it to your administrator with your plan to implement ideas during the next school year. Each district has a different procedure for obtaining credit for independent reading – your Training and Development Coordinator can answer your specific questions. Staying proactive and growing your tools, knowledge, skills and ability is a success strategy that can save you hours of anguish and concern about your value in your district. Be in control of your career. No one has more interest in your success than you.