At the start of last year I decided to challenge myself to read more books outside my main interest (history) as a way of giving me a wider perspective of things and to act as model to the students. I partially succeeded in that I managed to read outside my immediate area but I could not keep to my original intention to read literature books (as suggested by the students). I hope to make up for it this year. Below are the non-history books I have read over the last 12 months.

  1. Evidence Based Teaching by Geoff Petty
  2. The Google Way by Bernard Girard
  3. Mindset by Carol Dweck
  4. Bounce: how champions are made by Matthew Syed
  5. The Hidden Lives of Learners by Graham Nuthall
  6. Drive by Daniel Pink
  7. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
  8. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch
  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  10. Secrets of Power Negotiation by Roger Dawson
  11. Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn and Curtis Johnson
  12. Where Good Ideas Come From by Stephen Johnson
  13. New Kinds of Smart by Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas
  14. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  15. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  16. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  17. The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
  18. Meatball Sundae by Seth Godin
  19. Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky
  20. Different by Youngme Moon
  21. ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  22. The New Learning Revolution: How Britain can lead the world in learning, education and schooling by Gordon Dryden and Jeannette Voss
  23. Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training (Issues in Distance Education) by Mohamed Ally
  24. Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov
  25. The Self-organizing School: Next Generation Comprehensive School Reforms by Alan Bain
  26. The Empty Raincoat: Making Sense of the Future by Charles Handy
  27. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to Drive Your Career and Create a Remarkable Future by Seth Godin
  28. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo
  29. The Broken Word by Adam Foulds

I plan to put this list up outside my office door alongside a new list of things to read. If you have any recommendations, please mention it in the comment section below. Should be another interesting year…

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