Here is a complete list of the resources we reference in our videos

to learn more about each topic.




Environmental Factors that Influence Learning”, Julie Adams

“10 Adolescent Brain Facts for Educators”, Julie Adams

“10 Things You Should Know About Stress”, Eric Jensen

“How a Lincoln High Teacher Gets ALL His Students to Pass the AP Calculus Exam”, Steve Lopez

“10 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Their Teen’s Brain”, Robin Nixon

“How Teens’ Penchant for Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster”, Erin Ross

“Conquering the Multi-Tasking Brain Drain”, Judy Willis

“Gotta Maslow Before You Bloom”, Jake Miller

“Why Executive Function is a Vital Stepping-Stone for Kids’ Ability to Learn”, Katrina Schwartz

“Why Emotions are Integral to Learning”, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang


Your Child’s Growing Brain, Jane Healy

Brain Rules, John Medina

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, Judy Willis

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Eric Jensen

The Teenage Brain, Frances Jensen

Secrets of the Teenage Brain, Sheryl Feinstein

Teaching Smarter with the Brain in Focus, Sarah Armstrong

The Motivated Brain, Gayle Gregory

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, Eric Jensen

How to Teach so Students Remember, Marilee Sprenger

Mindset, Carol Dweck

The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor

Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms , Wendy Ostroff


“The Happiness Advantage, Linking Positive Brains to Performance” Ted Talk, Shawn Achor

“The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep” Ted Talk, Shai Marcu

“Want Children to Pay Attention?  Make Their Brains Curious!” Judy Willis

Positive & Powerful School Culture



“Meaningful PLC & Staff Meetings” Julie Adams

“How Do Principals Really Improve Schools?” DuFour & Mattos

“Improving Academics: Why School Climate Matters” Kat Lonsdorf

“Fostering a Positive School Culture-8 Best Practices” Julie Adams

“Collective Efficacy: Together We Can Make a Difference” Donohoo

“Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas from Principals” Connected Principals

“When Schools Help Students Transcend Chronic Stress to Tap Motivation” Katrina Schwartz


Building a Culture of Support, PJ Caposey

How to Overcome Staff Division, Anthony Muhammad

Rethinking Leadership, T. Sergiovanni

Shaping School Culture, Deal & Peterson

Improving Schools from Within, Roland Barth

The Little Book of Restorative Justice, Howard Zehr

Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt, Susan E. Craig

Building Parent Engagement in Schools, Larry Ferlazzo

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, Agnes Bain


“Schools that Work for Kids.” Ted Talk, Eric Sheninger

“Note to Educators, Hope Required When Growing Roses from Concrete.” TED Talk, Jeff Duncan Andrade

Best Instructional Practices To Increase Student Achievement



“Expect More Emphasis on SEL in 2017” David Adams

“Essential Questions—Hook ‘Em & Hold ‘Em” Julie Adams

“Increase Critical Thinking & Accountability Through Strategic Questioning” Julie Adams

“The Science of Homework-Tips to Engage Students’ Brains” Judy Willis

“What is Close Reading?” Julie Adams

“Cause I Ain’t Got a Pencil” Joshua T. Dickerson


Game Changers~7 Instructional Practices that Catapult Student Achievement, Julie Adams

Mindset, Carol Dweck

When Kids Can’t Read, What Teachers Can Do, Kylene Beers

Classroom Instruction that Works, Robert Marzano

Visible Learning, John Hattie

Visible Learning into Action, John Hattie

Teach Smart: 11 Learner-Centered Strategies that Ensure Student Success, PJ Caposey, Todd Whitaker


“Do Schools Kill Creativity?” Ted Talk, Sir Ken Robinson

“Every Kid Needs a Champion” Ted Talk, Rita Pierson


Leadership & Governance



“For Leaders, Relationships Trump Expertise” Scott Edinger

“Relationship-Driven Leaders Focus on People, Not Power” Bobbie Little


Making Evaluation Meaningful: Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools, PJ Caposey

Be a People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships, John C. Maxwell

Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference, Robert Marzano

Getting Teacher Evaluation Right, Linda Darling-Hammond

Culture of Honor, Danny Silk

Crucial Conversations, Kerry Patterson

Keep Your Love On, Danny Silk

Appreciative Inquiry, David Cooperrider

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change, Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom

Appreciative Leadership, Diana Whitney

The 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work, Gary Chapman

Leadership and the Culture of Trust, Gilbert Fairholm


“The Golden Circle”, Ted Talk, Simon Sinek



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