CCRESA Book Studies
Leadership Roundtables for 2017-18
Once again, the CCRESA is offering a series of book studies, that we're calling "Leadership Roundtables," and the Leadership for Change Agents program, which is a three book study on Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, and Influencer.  These programs are described below.  For the book studies, staff can register for one or any combination of books.
These sessions, thus far this year, have been open only to principals. We are now opening the programs up to district administrators, principals, and assistant principals.  All of you receiving this email are welcome to participate. I hope that you'll consider signing up and/or disseminating this information to your principals and assistant principals.  Since we want to send out the first book next week, please register asap and/or share this information with administrators whom you think would be interested.


October 10, 2017


Drive is the fourth non-fiction book by Daniel Pink. In the text, he argues that human motivation is largely intrinsic, and that the aspects of this motivation can be divided into autonomy, mastery and purpose. He argues against old-school external motivation of fear, money and rewards.


November 8, 2017


If initiative overload and fragmentation are keeping your best plans from becoming reality, it’s time to lead with coherence. Using the right drivers as your foundation, you’ll bring people and ideas together—and implement the kind of lasting change that maximizes results. The key to success is the Coherence Framework, a dynamic, customizable road map with four essential components.


December 11, 2017


With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is tantamount to instructional malpractice.  It's our obligation to prepare our students for their future not our past. Authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outline eight keys each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.


February 2, 2018 (NEW DATE)


Most Likely to Succeed calls for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders.  Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today’s economy. This book offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a roadmap for policymakers and opinion leaders.


March 8, 2018


In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.


April 26, 2018


In Decisive, brothers Chip and Dan Heath, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. Written in an engaging and compulsively readable style, Decisive takes readers on an unforgettable journey, from a rock star’s ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO’s disastrous acquisition, to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions.


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