The temperature has started to drop, the jumpers are being thrown on and the first fires of the season are being lit.
So what is better than snuggling up with a page-turner that consumes us and teaches us something new?
Here are three of our favourites:
“Growth Mindset” by Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck is a Professor of Psychology in Stanford University. This book is based on her research on mindset – with the focus on fixed mindset versus growth mindset.
Growth mindset is the belief that you can improve based on the desire to do so and by putting effort into this goal. Many schools across the world have introduced this concept into their curriculums to encourage students to embrace failure as a stepping stone to success.
“Inside the Black Box – Raising Standards through Classroom Assessment” by Dylan Wiliam and Paul Black
This book explores formative assessment as an essential component of classroom work and how it can raise student achievement. The book summarises the main findings arising from 250 assessment articles (covering nine years of international research)..
“Essentialism” by Greg McKeown
In Essentialism, Greg McKeown draws on experience and insight from working with the leaders of the most innovative companies in the world to show how to achieve the disciplined pursuit of less.
By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter.
A great resource that promotes positive decision-making and prioritisation. A must-read if you ever feel stretched!
Prepare to expand your mind!