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 this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.”
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her... 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: 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: 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: Tom Nichols
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes
People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows... Read More »
By: Michelle Kuo
Narrated by: Michelle Kuo
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes
“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
Recently graduated from Harvard University,... Read More »
By: Mario Livio
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics—curiosity—as he explores our innate desire to know why.
Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation—where they can know only one side of the dialogue—than when they overhear two people talking... 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: Ross W. Greene
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 7 hours 54 minutes
In Raising Human Beings, the renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.
Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills,... Read More »
By: Erika Christakis
Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 12 hours 4 minutes
A bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment
Parents of young children today are embattled: Pick the “wrong” preschool and your child won’t get into the... 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: 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 »
By: Cathy N. Davidson
Narrated by: Carolyn Cook
Length: 11 hours 1 minute
A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change
Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to... 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: Mark Forsyth
Narrated by: Don Hagen
Length: 7 hours 1 minute
Do you know why… …a mortgage is literally a death pledge? …why guns have girls’ names? …why salt is related to soldier? You’re about to find out… The Etymologicon (e-t?-‘mä-lä-ji-kän) is: *Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor *Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge *Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive The Etymologicon is a completely... Read More »
By: Joanne Lipman
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney & Eliza Foss
Length: 10 hours 13 minutes
Strings Attached is a powerful memoir about resilience in the face of unspeakable tragedy, an inspiring and poignant tale of how one man transformed his own heartache into a legacy of joy for his students.
His students knew Jerry Kupchynsky as "Mr. K"-the fierce Ukrainian-born music teacher who rehearsed them until their fingers almost bled and... Read More »
By: Pasi Sahlberg & Andy Hargreaves
Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
Length: 7 hours 45 minutes
Ever wondered how Finland managed to build its highly regarded school system? Look behind the headlines and find out. Finnish Lessons is a firsthand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system over the past three decades. The author traces the evolution of education policies in Finland and highlights how they... Read More »
By: Donalyn Miller
Narrated by: Hillary Huber & Sean Runnette
Length: 5 hours 35 minutes
Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. In The Book Whisperer, Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional... Read More »
By: Lauren Graham
Narrated by: Lauren Graham
Length: 28 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe.
“If you’re kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, don’t worry... Read More »
By: Sarah Mackenzie
Narrated by: Sarah Mackenzie
Length: 7 hours
Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own... Read More »
By: Barbara Oakley, PhD
Narrated by: Barbara Oakley, PhD
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes
Mindshift reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become.
At a time when we are constantly being asked to retrain and reinvent ourselves to adapt to new technologies and changing industries, this book shows us how we can uncover and develop talents we didn’t realize we had—no... Read More »
By: Nicholson Baker
Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
Length: 22 hours 26 minutes
In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. He awoke to the dispatcher's five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to one of several nearby schools; when he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students... Read More »