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We Want to Do More Than Survive
Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
Winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award
Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.
Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love... Read more »
Permission to Feel
Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
This program is read by the author.
The mental wellbeing of our children is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do.
"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."
Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale... Read more »
Not Light, but Fire
How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom
Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students? Inspired by Frederick Douglass's abolitionist call to action, "it is not light that is needed, but fire" Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead... Read more »
How The Other Half Learns
Equality, excellence, and the battle over school choice
An inside look at America's most controversial charter schools, and the moral and political questions around public education and school choice.
The promise of public education is excellence for all. But that promise has seldom been kept for low-income children of color in America. In How the Other Half Learns, teacher and education journalist... Read more »
Leadership in Higher Education
Practices That Make A Difference
The authors of the classic bestseller The Leadership Challenge bring their expertise to higher education, offering five practices that can make any college or university leader into an exemplary leader.
Drawing on the same pioneering research that formed the foundation of their classic bestseller The Leadership Challenge (over 2.7 million copies... Read more »
Learn Korean While Sleeping
"Can you learn while sleeping?" Studies say that yes you can.
Listening to a language while asleep can help supercharge your vocabulary.
Learn Easily with the Power of Pleasant Repetition
With the Learn Korean While Sleeping Audiobook, you'll absorb over 430 Korean words and phrases effortlessly.
You can use this Beginner-Level Audiobook to
Relax... Read more »
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
A Guide for College Students
This text is meant to teach college students how to develop their skills in emotionally intelligent leadership. Like other texts of this nature, it assumes that everyone has the capacity to be a leader, not just those in official roles in formal organizations. The authors argue that college students are in the unique position of having a... Read more »
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
50th Anniversary Edition
First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and... Read more »
The Good Neighbor
The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
“A wonderful biography of an American icon who seemed too good to be true. And yet, believe it or not, he was an even better, more caring man than he portrayed on television. If you are a fan of Fred Rogers and want to understand what drove him to create Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, this is an essential read. Learning more about Rogers’ life through the words of his family and friends in this well-researched and comprehensive biography will give you even more reason to admire the man. And when’s the last time a biography made you cry tears of joy?”James Wilson, Octavia Books
Teaching To Transgress
Education as the Practice of Freedom
"In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks–writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual–writes about a new kind of education, educations as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to “transgress” against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher’s most important goal.
Bell hooks... Read more »
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela... Read more »
Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Debby Irving is an emerging voice in the national racial justice community. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level.
Irving grew up... Read more »
Move Your Bus
An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey.
Teamwork is... Read more »
Learn German While Sleeping
Can you learn while sleeping? Studies say that yes you can.
Listening to a language while asleep can help supercharge your vocabulary.
Learn Easily with the Power of Pleasant Repetition
With the Learn German While Sleeping Audiobook, you'll absorb over 430 German words and phrases effortlessly.
You can use this Beginner-Level Audiobook to
Relax... Read more »
Kama Sutra Sex Positions For Couples
The Best Positions for Exploding your Sex Life, Increase Intimacy and Improve Your Relationship with your Partner
Do you want to master the secrets of oriental sex with Kama Sutra and Tantric Sex? Do you want to spice up your sex life?
This book contains everything and anything you want and need to know about taking your exploration of sex to the next level through an understanding of Kama Sutra and its many benefits.
You will learn things you didn’t even... Read more »
The Self-Driven Child
The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
“Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop.” —NPR
“This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling... Read more »
How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are... Read more »
The Toni Morrison Book Club
“Readers looking to further educate themselves on race should put this book at the top of their audio queue. Listening to this book had me feeling like I was sitting in on an intimate and powerful discussion on Toni Morrison's works and what we can all learn from them. Educational, informative, and powerful.”Mary, Skylark Bookshop
How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of... Read more »
The Call of the Wild and Free
Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education
Wild and Free
Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.
Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founded... Read more »
The Brave Learner
Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life
Publishers Weekly bestseller · A joyful and accessible homeschool guide to making learning a part of everyday life
Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or... Read more »
The Opposite of Spoiled
Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
In the spirit of Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s Nurture Shock, New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded young adults who are financially wise... Read more »
The Knowledge Gap
The hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it
The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty.
It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality... Read more »
Reading with Patrick
A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship
“I loved this memoir, both because the story of Patrick and the other kids Kuo teaches is so moving, and because Kuo is honest and perceptive about her own failings and motivations. Highly recommend.”Kathy, Belmont Books
The Price You Pay for College
An Entirely New Roadmap for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make
The hugely popular New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling The Opposite of Spoiled offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college.
Sending a teenager to a flagship state university for four years of on-campus living costs more... Read more »
Who Gets In and Why
A Year Inside College Admissions
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020
From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search.
Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with... Read more »
Defining Moments in Black History
Reading Between the Lies
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.
A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today’s popular... Read more »
How We Learn
The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives.
From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re... Read more »
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain Audiobook
Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction
To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now.
In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on... Read more »
A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island
ALL DAY is a behind-the-bars, personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration via an unpredictable, insightful and ultimately hopeful reflection on teaching teens while they await sentencing.
Told with equal parts raw honesty and unbridled compassion, ALL DAY recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high... Read more »
The Meritocracy Trap
How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite
A revolutionary new argument from eminent Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits attacking the false promise of meritocracy
It is an axiom of American life that advantage should be earned through ability and effort. Even as the country divides itself at every turn, the meritocratic ideal – that social and economic rewards should follow achievement... Read more »
What We Talk About When We Talk About Books
The History and Future of Reading
“ What We Talk About When We Talk About Books healed some real cracks in my relationship with reading, and reinforced my love and optimism for the written word. Book historian Leah Price guides you through all the myths, melodrama, and baggage modern culture is carrying around about books. Through a humorous and curiosity-filled tour of book history, she unpacks why so many of us feel so much pressure to read the right things in the right way, and why we've come to feel like doing so would whip our brains into shape and make us into zen, hyper-focused superhumans. Price's measured take on things made me feel like it's all going to be okay. Elisabeth Rodgers' cool, clear voice was the perfect narration.”Tova, Busboys and Poets Books
Why Don't Students Like School?
A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
Kids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seems like their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can remember the smallest details from their favorite television programs, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history test? Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and... Read more »
Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
“Elie Wiesel — witness, writer, and humanitarian — wanted to be remembered foremost as a teacher. Ariel Burger, a longtime student, teaching assistant, and friend, has given us an intimate and moving portrait of this extraordinary man and the profound lessons he had to share.”Dale Szczeblowski, Porter Square Books
This program includes a prologue and epilogue read by the author.
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, comes the definitive audiobook biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy... Read more »
Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues
Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls
A groundbreaking and visionary call to action on educating and supporting girls of color, from the highly acclaimed author of Pushout. Wise Black women have known for centuries that the blues have been a platform for truth-telling, an underground musical railroad to survival, and an essential form of resistance, healing, and learning. In her... Read more »
Attack of the Teenage Brain
Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner
Marvel at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions!
Behold the mind-controlling power of executive function!
Thrill to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain!
Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard to parent and even harder... Read more »
Raising Human Beings
Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
Renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.
Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, preferences, beliefs, values,... Read more »
From What Is to What If
Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want
“Big ideas that just might save the world”—The Guardian
The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it's more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.
In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a... Read more »
Being the Change - Abridged
Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension
Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of our students’ lives, yet when these subjects are brought up at school teachers often struggle with how to respond. How do we create learning conditions where kids can ask the questions they want to ask, muddle through how to say the things they are thinking, and have... Read more »
The Science Transforming How We Learn
A groundbreaking look at the science of learning: how it works both in the mind and in the classroom, which teaching techniques are most effective, and how schools should (and absolutely should not) use instructional technology. This is an essential resource for teachers, anyone interested in cutting-edge research into learning, and parents... Read more »
The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy
More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so... Read more »
The Friendly Orange Glow
The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture
At a time when Steve Jobs was only a teenager and Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even born, a group of visionary engineers and designers—some of them only high school students—in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLATO, which was light-years ahead in experimenting with how people would learn, engage, communicate, and play through... Read more »
We Got This. - Abridged
Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be
In We Got This Cornelius Minor describes how this conversation moved him toward realizing that listening to children is one of the most powerful things a teacher can do. By listening carefully, Cornelius discovered something that kids find themselves having to communicate far too often. That “my lessons were not, at all, linked to that student’s... Read more »
The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education
Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization's history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation's troubled educational... Read more »
Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation
Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners
In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest"—a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship,... Read more »
The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue. Read more »
Learn Any Language Fast
NOTE: Please be sure to download the accompanying reference material upon purchasing. You'll need it to go through the audio.
The Boot Camp Approach for Practical Language Learning
Why should you bother learning a new language? Picking up different languages has many benefits. It can open doors for you at work by helping you get a promotion or... Read more »
The Death of Expertise
The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows... Read more »
Montessori for Toddler
How to Discipline Your Toddler in the First Years, Organize Your Home and Establish Peaceful Parenting
Give Your Child a Headstart in Holistic Education, So He or She Can Develop Into a Well-Rounded, Self-Confident and Independent Individual
In the late 19th century, a revolutionary education system was proposed for children from when they were toddlers until when they are 12 years old. The entire tenet of this system was based upon promoting... Read more »