This page highlights books currently being read, as well as links to Wayfind Education’s booklists for good reads on education policy, practice, leadership, learning space design, and more.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World by Django Paris & H. Samy Alim.
“…raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP) — teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic, literate, and cultural pluralism as part of schooling for positive social transformation.”
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your
Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi
“Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can best harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves… grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of ‘mind wandering’ — what our brains do when we’re doing nothing at all…”
The Translational Design of Schools: An Evidence-Based Approach to Aligning Pedagogy and Learning Environments by Kenn Fisher (Editor)
“This book summarises the deep level of research carried out since 2008 within the emerging, evidence-based, translational design (EBD) approach to learning environments research. This programme has been carried out by the Learning Environments Applied Research Network of the University of Melbourne, its partners and colleagues.”
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
“Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home… Pink explains in this paradigm-shattering book, the true secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.”
Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn
“This book focuses on strategies that positively affect student learning and attachment to schooling, in spite of social inequalities. Research shows that students in identity safe classrooms learn better and like school more than peers in other classrooms.”
Links >> Wayfind Education’s Book Lists on Amazon
Furthering the metaphor of wayfinding, the following book resources can serve as a “North Star” to guide the journey from knowledge into action.