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: Angela Duckworth
Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
Length: 9 hours 22 minutes
In her instant, multi-month 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... 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: Dave Itzkoff
Narrated by: Fred Berman & Dave Itzkoff
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: 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: John Medina
Narrated by: John Medina
Length: 52 minutes
Listen to this 52-minute excerpt and then get the full-length audiobook of Attack of 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 to teach. The eye-rolling, the moodiness, the wandering attention, the drama. It's not you, it's... Read More »
By: Timothy D. Walker
Narrated by: Walter Dixon
Length: 5 hours 35 minutes
Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today,... Read More »
By: Ned Johnson & William Stixrud, PhD
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: W. Thomas Boyce MD
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 10 hours 23 minutes
"Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them."
--Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts.
A book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, and child development experts coping with difficult children.
In Tom... Read More »
By: Pam Laricchia
Narrated by: Pam Laricchia
Length: 1 hour 33 minutes
Children are born curious, creative, and wired to learn—and we value those traits in adults! Still, as our children grow up, we often insist they change to fit into the education system, where curiosity is replaced by curricula, creativity by conformity, and learning by memorizing.But if you’d rather nurture your children’s curiosity,... Read More »
By: Helen Thorpe
Narrated by: Kate Handford
Length: 15 hours 9 minutes
Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School. Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the... Read More »
By: William Deresiewicz
Narrated by: Mel Foster
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes
As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how to find a sense of purpose. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with... Read More »
By: Gary Chapman
Narrated by: Chris Fabry
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes
Struggling to connect with your teen?
Never before has raising teens been so perplexing. If you are wondering what on earth you’re doing wrong, you’re not alone. But there is hope. By learning to meaningfully express love amid your teen’s many changes, you can stay connected, maintain influence, and help them grow into a healthy adult.
Dr. Gary... Read More »
By: Lisa Delpit
Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
Length: 8 hours 6 minutes
As MacArthur award–winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us—and as all research shows—there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement... Read More »
By: Kyle Schwartz
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 6 hours 22 minutes
One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill-in-the-blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking—all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities... 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: 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: James M. Lang
Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
Length: 7 hours 27 minutes
Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving... Read More »
By: Eric Jensen
Narrated by: Basil Sands
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes
In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of... Read More »
By: Bonnie J. Rough
Narrated by: Bonnie J. Rough
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes
A provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships and equality--with revelatory, practical takeaways from the author's research and eye-opening observations from the world-famous Dutch approach
Award-winning author Bonnie J. Rough never expected to write a book about sex, but life handed her a revelation too... Read More »
By: Lenora Chu
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 11 hours 29 minutes
In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China’s widely acclaimed yet insular education system—held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence—that raises important questions for the future of American parenting and education.
When students in... Read More »
By: Jenifer Fox, M.Ed.
Narrated by: Renée Raudman
Length: 12 hours 11 minutes
With this groundbreaking work, educator Jenifer Fox is poised to change the conversation about education in America. For too long, parents and teachers have focused on identifying and "fixing" kids' weaknesses to improve academic performance. Passionately written and informed by Fox's twenty-five years of experience, Your Child's Strengths turns... 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 »