By: Angela Duckworth
Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
Length: 9 hours 22 minutes
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela... Read more »
By: Paulo Freire, Myra Bergman Ramos, Donaldo Macedo & Ira Shor
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
Length: 7 hours 41 minutes
First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and... Read more »Learn more
By: Zaretta Hammond
Narrated by: Alita Bruce
Length: 7 hours 25 minutes
A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction
To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now.
In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on... Read more »Learn more
By: Brian Dear
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 21 hours 4 minutes
At a time when Steve Jobs was only a teenager and Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even born, a group of visionary engineers and designers—some of them only high school students—in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLATO, which was light-years ahead in experimenting with how people would learn, engage, communicate, and play through... Read more »Learn more
By: Rafe Esquith
Narrated by: James Yaegashi
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes
Best-selling author Rafe Esquith, the only teacher to receive the National Medal of Arts, has garnered the American Teacher Award and numerous other honors. Still teaching fifth graders in a small, leaky classroom in downtown Los Angeles, Esquith fosters a wholesome climate where character, humility, and diligence matter and support is... Read more »Learn more
By: Bettina L. Love
Narrated by: Misty Monroe
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes
Winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award
Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.
Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love... Read more »
By: Maxwell King
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 14 hours 7 minutes
Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions... Read more »Learn more
By: Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
Narrated by: Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes
This program is read by the author.
The mental wellbeing of our children is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do.
"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."
Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale... Read more »Learn more
By: Debby Irving
Narrated by: Debby Irving
Length: 9 hours 23 minutes
Debby Irving is an emerging voice in the national racial justice community. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level.
Irving grew up... Read more »
By: Juda Bennett & Winnifred Brown-Glaude
Narrated by: Daniel Henning & Bahni Turpin
Length: 7 hours 7 minutes
In this startling group memoir, four friends—black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American-born—use Toni Morrison’s novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty. Tackling everything from first love and Soul Train to police brutality and... Read more »Learn more
By: bell hooks
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 7 hours 28 minutes
"In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks–writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual–writes about a new kind of education, educations as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to “transgress” against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher’s most important goal.
Bell hooks... Read more »
By: Dick Gregory
Narrated by: James Shippy
Length: 7 hours 37 minutes
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.
A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today’s popular... Read more »Learn more
By: Daniel Markovits
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 14 hours 13 minutes
A revolutionary new argument from eminent Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits attacking the false promise of meritocracy
It is an axiom of American life that advantage should be earned through ability and effort. Even as the country divides itself at every turn, the meritocratic ideal – that social and economic rewards should follow achievement... Read more »
By: Paul Tough
Narrated by: Paul Tough
Length: 3 hours 42 minutes
In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children's success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children's mental and physical... Read more »Learn more
By: Ruth Williams
Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
Length: 6 hours 34 minutes
C. G. Jung: The Basics is an accessible, concise introduction to the life and ideas of C. G. Jung for readers of all backgrounds, from those new to Jung’s work to those looking for a convenient reference. Ruth Williams eloquently and succinctly introduces the key concepts of Jungian theory and paints his biographical picture with clarity. The... Read more »Learn more
By: William Stixrud, PhD & Ned Johnson
Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 11 hours 35 minutes
“Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop.” —NPR
“This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling... Read more »
By: Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay
Narrated by: Helen Pluckrose
Length: 9 hours 32 minutes
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are... Read more »Learn more
By: Benedict Carey
Narrated by: Steve Kramer
Length: 7 hours 20 minutes
In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives.
From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re... Read more »
By: Leah Price
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 5 hours 35 minutes
Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated
Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the... Read more »
By: John Medina
Narrated by: John Medina
Length: 6 hours 16 minutes
Marvel at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions!
Behold the mind-controlling power of executive function!
Thrill to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain!
Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard to parent and even harder... Read more »Learn more
By: Graham Hancock
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 14 hours 56 minutes
Less than fifty thousand years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history," all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though... Read more »Learn more
By: Ariel Burger
Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 8 hours 1 minute
In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protege and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher.
The world remembers Elie Wiesel-Nobel laureate, activist,... Read more »Learn more
By: Michelle Kuo
Narrated by: Michelle Kuo
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes
Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In all of the literature addressing education, race, poverty, and criminal justice, there has been nothing quite like Reading with Patrick.”—The Atlantic
A memoir of the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta
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By: Elizabeth Green
Narrated by: Karen Saltus
Length: 10 hours 46 minutes
We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great? Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a... Read more »Learn more