The Big Read!

What are you reading? Please contribute to this list by writing to Barbara Swanson 

We (NYSAIS staff and teachers and administrators of member schools) are reading....

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention will Transform the Way we Live, Work, and Learn by Cathy Davidson

Reality is Broken: Why games make us better and how they can change the world by Jane McGonigal

What Would Google Do by Jeff Jarvis
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwartz
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (P.S.) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good) by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children - by Po Bronson
Beyond Discipline:
From Compliance to Community by Alfie Kohn
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (Hardcover - Nov 18, 2008)

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker (Paperback - Aug 26, 2008)
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
by Maryanne Wolf (Paperback - Aug 26, 2008)

I Don't Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges (Hardcover - Mar 4, 2008)
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges (Paperback - Jan 8, 2008)
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, and Michael B. Horn (Hardcover - May 14, 2008)
Predictably Irrational : The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (Hardcover - Feb 19, 2008)
A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting by Hara Estroff Marano (Hardcover - April 15, 2008)
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (Paperback - Dec 26, 2007)
The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman (Paperback - Jul 24, 2007)
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 23 Questions from Great Philosophers by Leszek Kolakowski (Hardcover - Nov 12, 2007)
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Paperback - Jan 30, 2007)

I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death, and the Radio by Jean Feraca (Hardcover - Aug 6, 2007)
Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global by Faith Eidse and Nina Sichel (Paperback - Jan 25, 2004)
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink (Paperback - Mar 7, 2006)
Dreams from My Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama (Paperback - Aug 10, 2004)
The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract by Theodore R. Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer (Paperback - Jul 15, 2000) 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (Paperback - Jan 7, 2002)
Horace's Compromise: the Dilemma of the American High School by Theodore R. Sizer (Paperback - 1992) 
The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination (Edition 001) by Robert Coles (Paperback - Jan 5, 1990) 
Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori (Mass Market Paperback - Jan 12, 1982) 

Fiction:

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics [Daniel James Brown]

American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld (Hardcover - Sep 2, 2008) 
Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson and Anne Born (Paperback - April 29, 2008)
On Chesil Beach by Ian Mcewan (Paperback - Jun 10, 2008)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John IRVING (1989)

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