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 »
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 »
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: Dave Itzkoff
Narrated by: Dave Itzkoff & Fred Berman
Length: 16 hours 15 minutes
This program includes a prologue and epilogue read by the author.
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, comes the definitive audiobook biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy... 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 »
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: 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
... Read 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 »
By: Ainsley Arment
Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes
Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.
Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founded... Read More »
By: Rosalind Wiseman
Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
Length: 13 hours 9 minutes
A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common and difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.
Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to... Read More »
By: Marc Brackett
Narrated by: Marc Brackett
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 »
By: Lynn Lillard Jessen & Paula Polk Lillard
Narrated by: Randye Kaye
Length: 9 hours 25 minutes
What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its... Read 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 »
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey.
Teamwork is... Read More »
By: Paul Tough
Narrated by: Paul Tough
Length: 12 hours 29 minutes
The best-selling author ofÂ How Children SucceedÂ returns with a devastatingly powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States
Does college work? Does it provide real opportunity for young people who want to improve themselves and their prospects? Or is it simply a rigged game designedÂ to protect the elites who... Read More »
By: Natalie Wexler
Narrated by: Natalie Wexler
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes
The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty.
It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality... Read 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: Bettina L. Love
Narrated by: Misty Monroe
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes
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 persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial... Read More »
By: Peter Gray
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes
A leading expert in childhood development makes the case for why self-directed learning -- "unschooling" -- is the best way to get kids to learn.
In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning... Read More »
By: Stephen D. Brookfield
Narrated by: Jack de Golia
Length: 9 hours 33 minutes
Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for college teaching. Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning, stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class. But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changing technology, each semester throws up new challenges for engaging... Read More »
By: John Holt
Narrated by: Matt Kugler
Length: 9 hours 25 minutes
From the preface by Deborah Meier:
"We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children. But his books make it possible and easier for many of us to join him in the journey."
In this enduring classic, rich with deep, original insight into the nature of early learning, John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small... Read More »
By: Anthony T. Kronman
Narrated by: Anthony T. Kronman
Length: 9 hours
A New York Times Editors’ Choice
The former dean of Yale Law School argues that the feverish egalitarianism gripping college campuses today is out of place at institutions whose job is to prepare citizens to live in a vibrant democracy.
In his tenure at Yale, Anthony Kronman has watched students march across campus to protest the names of... Read More »
By: Thomas Abt
Narrated by: Brad Raymond
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes
From a Harvard scholar and former Obama official, a powerful proposal for curtailing violent crime in America
Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time. But as Harvard scholar Thomas Abt shows in Bleeding Out, we actually possess all the tools necessary to stem violence in our cities.
Coupling the... Read More »
By: Monica Sharma
Narrated by: Robert Sherwood
Length: 12 hours 28 minutes
Monica Sharma describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity, compassion, fairness, and courage. Drawing on more than twenty years of work for the United Nations and elsewhere, she presents a radical new approach to transformational leadership, one that creates... Read More »