Recommended Reading for Educators

  • Your Child’s Growing Mind, by Jane Healy
  • Game Changers-7 Instructional Practices that Catapult Student Achievement, by Julie Adams
  • Drive, by Daniel Pink
  • Building a Culture of Support-Strategies for School Leaders, PJ Caposey
  • The Power of Branding, Tony Sinanis, Joe Sanfelippo
  • The God-Shaped Brain, by Timothy Jennings
  • The Flip Side, by Flip Flippen
  • Who Switched Off Your Brain?, by Caroline Leaf
  • Open Leadership, by Charlene Li
  • The Six Secrets of Change, by Michael Fullan
  • Man Down, by Dan Abrams
  • Principals and Student Achievement, by Kathleen Cotton
  • Focus, by Mike Schmoker
  • Teach Like a Pirate, by Dave Burgess
  • Wooden on Leadership, John Wooden
  • Jump Into Literacy, by Rae Pica
  • Developing the Leaders Around You, John C. Maxwell
  • Digital Leadership, by Eric Sheninger
  • Teaching Smarter with the Brain in Focus, by Sarah Armstrong
  • The Founding Fathers on Leadership, Donald Phillips
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home & School, by John Medina
  • Accountability for Learning-How Teachers & School Leaders Can Take Charge, by Douglas B. Reeves
  • Secrets of the Teenage Brain, Research-Based Strategies for Reaching & Teaching Adolescents, by Sheryl Feinstein
  • The Primal Teen, by Barbara Strauch
  • Learning to Lead, Bennis & Goldsmith
  • The Shallows-What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr
  • The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
  • The Leadership Brain for Dummies, Marilee Sprenger
  • Man Down, by Dan Abrams
  • The Principal, by Michael Fullan
  • Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, Judy Willis
  • The Instructional Leader's Guide to Strategic Conversations w/Teachers, by Robyn R. Jackson 
  • Mindset, by Carol Dweck
  • Why Gender Matters, by Leonard Sax
  • Teaching with the Brain in Mind, by Eric Jensen
  • The Learning Leader, by Douglas Reeves
  • Hooked-New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children, by McIlhaney & Bush
  • When Kids Can’t Read, Grades 6-12, by Kylene Beers
  • Classroom Instruction That Works, by Robert Marzano
  • Infotext, by Karen Feathers
  • Bringing Words to Life, by Isabel Beck
  • Real Reading, Real Writing, by Donna Topping and Roberta McManus
  • Stuck in the Middle-Helping Adolescents Read & Write in the Content Areas, by Donna Topping & Roberta McManus
  • Words, Words, Words, by Janet Allen
  • Deeper Reading, by Kelly Gallagher
  • Reading & Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades, by Nell Duke
  • Illuminating Texts, by Jim Burke
  • Music with the Brain in Mind, by Eric Jensen

**EXCELLENT WORKBOOKS for STUDENTS**

  • Teaching Academic Vocabulary Effectively, Part I, by Julie Adams
  • Teaching Academic Vocabulary Effectively, Part II, by Julie Adams
  • Teaching Academic Vocabulary Effectively, Part III, by Julie Adams
  • PDP Cornell Notes, by Julie Adams
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workbook and book, by Sean Covey
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens Journal, by Richard Carlson
  • The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, by Lisa Schab
Julie Adams is fantastic! Her strategies and instructional coaching simply work. The content area strategies are easily managed and engage all students whether they need remediation or acceleration. She provides the “hows and whys” of effective instruction, while providing the support needed for collaboration and implementation. Excellent!
— F.M. Brinkley, Principal, Ralph J. Bunche High School, Oakland, CA