Tam District Reads!

Take a look at the long list of books Tamalpais Union High School District administrators have recently read. What are you reading right now? Anything to recommend?

Administrators in the Tamalpais Union High School District have read some great books recently. 

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel is currently reading Fire in the Ashes: 25 Years Among the Poorest Children in America, by Jonathan Kozol. How about you?  Have you read any great books recently?

Here's a partial list of what they've been reading: 

Books about Education and Leadership:

  • Leaders of Learning - Richard DuFour & Robert Marzano
  • Visible Learning - John Hattie
  • The Death & Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education - Diane Ravitch
  • Assessing Educational Leaders - Douglas Reeves
  • Finding Your Leadership Focus: What Matters Most for Student Results - Douglas Reeves
  • Leading Change in Your School - Douglas Reeves
  • Student Centered Leadership - Viviane Robinson
  • Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning - Mike Schmoker
  • Creating Innovators:  The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World - Tony Wagner

Other Non-Fiction

  • One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, & a Magical Baseball Season - Chris Ballard
  • Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives - Dean Buonomano
  • The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us - Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons
  • The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World - Wade Davis
  • The Essays - Michel de Montaigne
  • The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators - Jeff Dyer, et al
  • The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War - Peter Englund
  • The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood - James Gleick
  • The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine - Thomas Goetz
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion - Jonathan Haidt
  • Death in the Afternoon - Ernest Hemingway
  • Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son - Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott
  • As I Walked out one Midsummer Morning - Laurie Lee
  • Mastering VMware vSphere 5 - Scott Lowe
  • Exchange Server 2010: Unleashed - Rand Morimoto, et al
  • Truman - David G. McCullough
  • Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life -eredith the Origins of Human Life  Martin Meredith
  • Truth & Beauty: A Friendship - Ann Patchett
  • Pitching in the Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League - Aaron Pribble
  • Cleopatra: A Life - Stacy Schiff


  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
  • Crooked Little Heart - Anne Lamott
  • Gone, Baby, Gone - Dennis Lehane
  • The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsuka
  • La Disparition - Georges Perec
  • Swamplandia - Karen Russell
  • Stolen Prey - John Sandford
  • Homecoming - Bernhard Schlink

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