Book Report

Book Report

"Having Hard Conversations" by Jennifer Abrams

9/8/16 by Ryan Christopoulos

Ryan Christopoulos, a Northwestern Teacher Leadership student, reviews international consultant Jennifer Abrams's latest book, a step-by-step guide to mastering difficult conversations with colleagues and others, and explores the book's applications for educators.

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"The Six Secrets of Change" Offers Straightforward Leadership Approach

8/23/16 by Ryan Christopoulos

In this book review, Ryan Christopoulos discusses Micheal Fullan's "The Six Secrets of Change" and reflects on the secrets of good leadership. 

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"Good to Great" Explores Why and How Some Companies Make the Leap

8/19/16 by Ryan Christopoulos

Teacher Leadership student Ryan Christopoulos reviews Jim Collins' book "Good to Great" and applies business practices to teaching.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Building a New School

5/23/16 by Timothy Dohrer

MSEd director Timothy Dohrer reviews Be the Change: Reinventing school for student success (2015) by Linda Darling-Hammond, Nicole Ramos-Beban, Rebecca Padnos Altamirano and Maria E. Hyler. Published by Teachers College Press.

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Foundational Texts on Classroom Management

10/16/15 by Timothy Dohrer

Tim Dohrer reviews three books in his discussion on classroom management: Principles of Classroom Management, Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, and Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management. 

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Review: Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

7/3/14 by Timothy Dohrer

Tim Dohrer reviews Jim Knight's book, Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction. 

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The Experiment Was a Success

2/4/14 by Timothy Dohrer

A book review of Becoming Self-Directed Learners: Student & Faculty Memoirs of an Experimenting High School 40 Years Later by Bellanca, Paul, and Paul (editors). 

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Book Review of Schooling America by Patricia Graham

12/5/13 by Timothy Dohrer

Tim Dohrer reviews Patricia Graham's Schooling America: How the Public Schools Meet the Nation’s Changing Needs. New York, NY: Oxford.

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Book Review of Philosophy of Education (3rd Edition) by Nel Noddings

11/4/13 by Timothy Dohrer

Tim Dohrer reviews Nel Noddings' book, Philosophy of Education (3rd Edition). 

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Book Review: The Flat World and Education by Linda Darling-Hammond

8/20/14 by Timothy Dohrer

Tim Dohrer, director of the Master of Science in Education Program at Northwestern University, reviews a book by Linda Darling-Hammond that concerns issues of equity and education.

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