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ShapingEDU’s Recommended Reading List: Fall 2022 Edition

Stephanie King

— Sep 08, 2022

We asked our ShapingEDU changemakers to weigh in on their recommended reading lists (books, research, blogs) for this fall, and they did not disappoint!

Explore your fellow ShapingEDU Community members’ top 25 picks for what you should be reading this year:

  1. The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint | Francesca Fiorani
  2. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning | James M. Lang 
  3. Raising Heretics | Dr. Linda McIver
  4. The Immersive Classroom | Jaime Donally
  5. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life |  Héctor García and Francesc Miralles
  6. A Philosophy of Open Digital Badges | Kim Flintoff, James E. Willis and Bridget McGraw 
  7. The Third Teacher | OWP/P Architects + VS Furniture + Bruce Mau Design
  8. Switch | Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  9. Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models, and Practices | Henning et al.
  10. Grading for Equity | Feldman
  11. Chartbook | Adam Tooze (blog) 
  12. Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World's Leading Systems | Marc S. Tucker
  13. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear | Elizabeth Gilbert
  14. Leading High-Performance School Systems: Lessons From The World's Best | Marc S. Tucker
  15. The Emancipation of Evan Walls | Jeffrey Blount
  16. Tangible Equity: A Guide for Leveraging Student Identity, Culture, and Power to Unlock Excellence In and Beyond the Classroom | Colin Seale
  17. The Great Upheaval: Higher Education's Past, Present, and Uncertain Future | Arthur Levine and Scott J. Van Pelt
  18. Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm | Dr. Katie Martin
  19. Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well | Doug Stone & Sheila Heen
  20. The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect | Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
  21. HBR at 100: The Most Influential and Innovative Articles from Harvard Business Review's First Century | Michael E. Porter, Clayton M. Christensen, W. Chan Kim and Renee A. Mauborgne
  22. Design Justice: Community Led Practices to Build the World We Need | Sasha Constanza-Chock
  23. The Art of Gathering | Priya Parker
  24. What School Could Be | Ted Dintersmith
  25. The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity | George Couros

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If you’re interested in more recommendations, check out these 25 books every technologist should read!

Did we miss anything? Which of these authors would you like us to invite to an "ask me anything" chat? Let Stephanie King (sjeanine@asu.edu) know! 

We’re excited to share that we’ll be launching a book circle next year – stay tuned for more details!


Stephanie King

Stephanie King