Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Professional Reading List (Day 10)

Although I am still a couple of weeks away from summer, I have been thinking about what to read once school is out. Of course, some of the other principals who are Spilling Ink this month (Melinda Miller and principalJ) have already started their summer and their summer reading. I am a little jealous.

Anyway, here are some of the books that I am hoping to read before September:

Drive by Daniel Pink. I have already started this and seen a cool video that explains that main points. Lots of twitter buzz about Pink and this book. I look forward to actually getting past the first chapters.

The Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch. I got a copy of this shortly after it was published. It feels weird to think that I may have ideas in common with Diane Ravitch, and I am eager to find out.

Catching Up or Leading the Way by Yong Zhao. I received this through ASCD and keep hearing positive reviews. Seems like it will complement The World is Flat and Whole New Mind.

Leading Change in Your School by Douglas Reeves.

Then, there are a slew of fiction titles that I hope to read. In particular, I love to read young adult fantasy and science fiction, but that is a list for a different day.

Day 10 of my month of blog-a-day (Spilling Ink 20 to go.