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: 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: Diane Tavenner
Narrated by: Pamela Dillman
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes
A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children’s future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America’s most innovative public-school networks
BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • “A treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children... 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 »
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: Rob Hopkins
Narrated by: Rob Hopkins
Length: 6 hours 48 minutes
“Big ideas that just might save the world”—The Guardian
The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it's more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.
In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a... 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 »
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: Julie Bogart & Susan Wise Bauer
Narrated by: Julie Bogart
Length: 10 hours 1 minute
Publishers Weekly bestseller · A joyful and accessible homeschool guide to making learning a part of everyday life
Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or... 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: 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: Jonathan Mooney
Narrated by: Jonathan Mooney
Length: 5 hours 1 minute
This program is read by the author.
Confessional and often hilarious, in Normal Sucks a neuro-diverse writer, advocate, and father meditates on his life, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed.
Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of... Read More »
By: Parker J. Palmer
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes
“This book is for teachers who have good days and bad—and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life.”— Parker J. Palmer, from the Introduction
For many years, Parker Palmer has worked on behalf of... Read More »
By: Ron Lieber
Narrated by: Ron Lieber
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes
In the spirit of Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s Nurture Shock, New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded young adults who are financially wise... Read More »
By: Thich Nhat Hanh, Katherine Weare & Jon Kabat-Zinn
Narrated by: Rachael Beresford & Paul Brion
Length: 12 hours 12 minutes
Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities. Beginning... Read More »
By: James Loewen & Rebecca Stefoff
Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
Length: 6 hours 40 minutes
Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important-and successful-history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the... Read More »
By: Jonathan Mooney, Dave Cole & Edward M. Hallowell
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes
Written by two Ivy League graduates who struggled with learning disabilities and ADHD, Learning Outside the Lines teaches students how to take control of their education and find true success with brilliant and easy study suggestions and tips.
Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize... Read More »