Evolving with Gratitude: Small Practices in Learning Communities That Make a Big Difference with Kids, Peers, and the World
Giving thanks — whether it is for something significant (friends, family, home, health) or something small (a sip of coffee or a stranger’s smile) — is a simple act that has been proven to have an outsized impact. It shifts how we interact with ourselves, our loved ones, and the world around us. Yet, it can be easily forgotten in our busy lives. So, how can we begin to build this practice of gratitude in our children’s earliest years as a real habit? “Drawing on recent discoveries in neuroscience, and highlighting the stories of twenty educators from around the world, Evolving with Gratitude will equip you with tools and resources to create safe, equitable, empowering learning experiences for all learners.”
The Things We Love: How Our Passions Connect Us and Make Us Who We Are
Aaron Ahuvia, PhD
What’s something you absolutely love? Star Wars? Vintage TVs? Pinball machines? Dogs? Our interests and hobbies are often deeply rooted in and contribute to a large part of our personality. And, they’re not as random as they might seem. In his book, The Things We Love, Dr. Aaron Ahuvia investigates what makes us passionate about the things we love — both on a cultural and biological level. As a learner-centered leader, you’ll love this book as it taps into your not-so-random passion to help nurture interests, curiosities, and dreams in others.
Leading by Nature: The Process of Becoming A Regenerative Leader
As we seek to create a world where future generations can thrive, we can look to the not so new practice of regeneration — where we are replenishing the environment and ecosystems, not just neutralizing our impact. With over 25 years of experience in leadership and organizational development and over 10 years of regenerative leadership practice, Giles Hutchins explores the themes of regeneration in creating socially just business and effective leadership practices. Pick up this book if you’re looking for a practical guide to building healthy and sustainable communities with tangible outcomes.
The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive
Lisa L. Lewis
If you’re the parent, guardian, or mentor of a teenager (or a teen yourself), you know all too well how exhausted they often are. From homework and extracurriculars to social media and friends, they’re running non-stop. Sleep is vital for their development and health, both physically and mentally. In The Sleep-Deprived Teen, Lisa Lewis explores all of the issues impacting teen sleep and how caretakers can better support them.
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City
The news and statistics about child poverty are undoubtedly heartbreaking. But, for those who have not lived through such experiences or who do not have close connections with those who have, it can be incredibly challenging to fully comprehend the impact poverty can have on a child’s life, perspective, and prospects. In Invisible Child, Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliot profiles eight years in the life of Dasani, a Brooklyn girl living in poverty. “In this sweeping narrative, Elliott weaves the story of Dasani’s childhood with the history of her ancestors, tracing their passage from slavery to the Great Migration north.” This book is a powerful reminder of all the factors that shape a child’s journey and of what it means to be committed that each and every child have an equitable, life-affirming education.