Books: Framework for innovation in education

Other reading: Improving police and community relations, East Asian education, tomorrow's schools, education branding
By: | August 15, 2017

Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education

Sage Publications Ltd.

Schools continuously fund technology for classrooms but not always with a clear plan.

This book lays out a framework for the T3 system, which categorizes technology as “translational” to help educators perform tasks more efficiently, “transformational” as a way of reinventing old tasks into new ones, or “transcendent” to become an all-inclusive perspective as a way to enhance instruction in classrooms.

Solutions are provided to increase student productivity, including how to help students set technology mastery goals and how to use technology to solve real-life problems. View the book on Amazon.

The STOP: Improving Police and Community Relations

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

With increased awareness of negative relations between law enforcement and the public, education for youth on this issue is needed to create mutual respect from both parties. This book shares the importance of responsibility and accountability through seven personal encounters with police.

The STOP (Supporting the Teaching of Principles) method offers a strategy for interacting with police officers and building more productive relationships. The Vision curriculum, a 21-week program for grades 3 through 11 at urban schools, teaches how to follow the STOP strategy. Check out the book on Amazon.

BrandED: Tell Your Story, Build Relationships, and Empower Learning


This step-by-step guide lays the foundation for what it takes to build a school brand, or identity—a necessity for educational leaders hoping to create more opportunities for students.

Like a brand, schools provide value to their residents and promise success in challenging academics. It offers various tips and advice, such as how to navigate social media.

Learn how to create and implement a strategic plan, and then see an eventual return on investment through building internal and external relationships with students, parents, teachers and others in the community to become transparent and help benefit everyone. See the book on Amazon.

The Drive to Learn: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Raising Students Who Excel

Rowman & Littlefield

Educators are often blamed for learning disconnects in the classroom, but children are active participants there. And they need to be part of any solution to improve learning outcomes.

Comparisons between East Asian countries and the United States—in areas such as student determination and family expectations—reveal, in general, why children in the East tend to be more attentive and engaged learners than they are in the West.

This book offers suggestions such as evaluating motives and assessing options to help transform family culture. Visit Amazon to learn more.

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today


The traditional education system is no longer effective at preparing students to be successful global citizens. Personalization is the key to transforming education systems for the future, and the time to start this change is now.

The two authors provide eight steps to work toward building schools of tomorrow by redesigning the learning experience and leveraging technology. Find out more by going to Amazon.

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