What I have read (sorry, only one book so far):
- Ruins of War by John A. Connell
This murder detective thriller is set in post-WWII Munich, Germany. It is a compelling and historically researched novel. It was creepy and suspenseful. If you like the era or genre, I recommend this. I couldn't put it down
- Pure Genius by Don Wettrick
I am taking a course on Project Based Learning, so picked this up after hearing about it on the Twittersphere. There are real nuggets of gold in this book...deep veins of gold ready for the grabbing. It is an easy read. Now, the trick is how to adapt his ideas and takes risks to develop the genius-level work he portrays.
- inGenius: A Crash Course in Creativity by Tina Seelig
I just started reading a Kindle version of this book yesterday: it was mentioned in Pure Genius by Don Wettrick. Here's a glimpse into Stanford University Professor Seelig's perspective: "Without creativity we are not just condemned to a life of repetition, but to a life that slips backwards." Creativity sounds much better.
- Power Up: Making the shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning by Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts
I have had the pleasure to attending a training on blogging that Jen Roberts gave at the 2015 Cue Conference and became a fan. Imagine my surprise when my Periscope app notified me she was "periscoping" (now a verb) her session at this year's ISTE's conference, so I had the chance to attend her session online. I am still figuring this app out, but it is a cracker!
- I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! by Xavier Amador, Ph.D.
I am struggling with a member of my family who is diagnosed with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. I've spent the past 15 years of my adult life learning about how to diagnose, treat, and support someone with this illness. I continue on this journey, with less control, and a deeper desire to help. Tools are important. This book provides a model: LEAP or Listen Empathize, Agree, and Plan. I sure hope I can follow the plan.