Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success
Thomas J. DeLong
Before any of us are able to take on monumental challenges, we must first understand ourselves. What is the root of our anxiety when looking to achieve great things? What are our go-to destructive behaviors when that anxiety shows up? How can we find strength in vulnerability and push ourselves to unrivaled success? In Flying Without a Net, Thomas J. DeLong invites you to explore the space between your ears and develop a self-awareness that, preventing you from going off the deep end of your anxieties, might instead lead the way to a transformative future.
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
As we venture our way into the vast unknown of the 21st century, advancements in neuroscience are likely to raise our eyebrows year after year. The final frontier of human anatomy, the brain used to be thought of as an organ to be studied on the assumption that it remained much the same throughout a person’s life. However, as Norman Doidge displays in his book, The Brain That Changes Itself, the discovery of neuroplasticity has thrown that assumption out the window and opened a brand new understanding of just how remarkable our brains truly are.
The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need from Grownups
The majority of learner-centered transformation is occurring in secondary environments. Much of this is due to the arbitrary limits we put on our younger learners. Can they really “own” their learning? Can they experience open-walled learning beyond the traditional field trip? These leading questions allow us to kick the can down the road and worry about perfecting our new systems with older learners first, without thinking too much about the new generations in waiting. Erika Christakis invites us to break away from this mindset in The Importance of Being Little and reconsider the possibilities of our youngest learners.