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Paul Tough—The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

 

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Paul Tough is the author of Helping Children Succeed and How Children Succeed, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists and was translated into twenty-eight languages. He is also the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to the public-radio program This American Life.

Carla Tantillo Philibert—Everyday Self-Care for Educators: Tools and Strategies for Well-Being

 

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Carla Tantillo Philibert is the Founder of Mindful Practices and a sought-after speaker and consultant on social-emotional learning. She's the author of Cooling Down Your Classroom and the Everyday SEL series for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, and High School teachers. She's the co-founder of the Class Catalyst app, and the author of the new book Everyday Self-Care for Educators: Tools and Strategies for Well-Being.

Scott Young—Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career.

 

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Scott Young is a writer who takes on interesting self-education projects, including learning quantum physics in a month, and four languages in a year, and he's the author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career.

Barbara Blackburn—Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom: Tools and Strategies

 

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Barbara Blackburn, PhD is the author of more than two dozen books and a full-time consultant who works with schools around the world to help raise the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike.

Esther Wojcicki—How To Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

 

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Esther Wojcicki is a leading American educator, journalist, and mother. A leader in blended learning and the integration of technology into education, she is the founder of the Media Arts programs at Palo Alto High School and the vice chair of Creative Commons, and was also instrumental in the launch of Google Teacher Academy.

David Kirp—The College Dropout Scandal

 

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David Kirp is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a contributing writer at The New York Times, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Education. He served on President Obama's 2008 education policy transition team, and previously appeared on Principal Center Radio to discuss his book Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools, was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award by the American Educational Research Association.

Anthony Muhammad—Time for Change: Four Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders

 

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Anthony Muhammad, PhD, is an internationally known educational consultant, a former middle and high school principal, and the author of numerous books, including Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division.

Tom Schimmer, Cassandra Erkins & Nicole Dimich Vagle—Growing Tomorrow’s Citizens in Today’s Classrooms

 

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Get the book, Growing Tomorrow’s Citizens in Today’s Classrooms: Assessing Seven Critical Competencies

Follow Tom on Twitter @TomSchimmer

Follow Cassandra on Twitter @cerkens

Follow Nicole on Twitter @NicoleVagle

About The Authors

Tom Schimmer is an author and a speaker with expertise in assessment, grading, leadership, and behavioral support. He is a former district-level leader, school administrator, and teacher.

Cassandra Erkens is a presenter, facilitator, coach, trainer of trainers, keynote speaker, author, and above all, a teacher. She presents nationally and internationally on assessment, instruction, school improvement, and professional learning communities.

Nicole Dimich Vagle works with elementary and secondary educators in presentations, trainings, and consultations that address today’s most critical issues all in the spirit of facilitating improved support of student learning.

Together they are the authors of Growing Tomorrow’s Citizens in Today’s Classrooms: Assessing Seven Critical Competencies. 

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