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  • Confessions of a Bad Teacher

  • The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education
  • By: John Owens
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Telling it like it is.

  • By Deanna on 08-07-16

Interesting ideas on educational reform

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-17

I enjoyed the book, and loved the anecdotes. So much is similar to that experienced daily by teachers in the UK.

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  • The Trouble with Black Boys

  • ...And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education
  • By: Pedro A. Noguera
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

For many years to come, race will continue to be a source of controversy and conflict in American society. For many of us it will continue to shape where we live, pray, go to school, and socialize. We cannot simply wish away the existence of race or racism, but we can take steps to lessen the ways in which the categories trap and confine us. Educators, who should be committed to helping young people realize their intellectual potential, have a responsibility to help them find ways to expand identities related to race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Alanna on 01-05-17

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 01-05-17

I loved listening to the theories, arguments and stories included in this composition. Noguera's ideas are clear, well explained and backed up with evidence and experience.

I feel so empowered to go and make change, now, having read the book.

Thank you.

  • Coaching for Performance, Fourth Edition

  • GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership
  • By: John Whitmore
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Good coaching is a skill that requires a depth of understanding and plenty of practice if it is to deliver its astonishing potential. This extensively revised and expanded new audio edition of Coaching for Performance clearly explains the principles of coaching and illustrates them with examples of high performance from business and sport. It continues to follow the GROW sequence (Goals, Reality, Options, Will) and clarifies the process and practice of coaching.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, awful narration

  • By Curtis on 06-26-15

An excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-16

So important for solidifying the principles of coaching. It is a great guide for checking whether you are truly coaching when interacting with your clients.

  • Change Your Questions, Change Your Life

  • 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life
  • By: Marilee G. Adams PhD
  • Narrated by: Anna Crowe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

In this new expanded edition of her classic international best seller, Marilee Adams shows how the kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems. She uses a highly instructive and entertaining story to show how to quickly recognize any undermining questions that pop into your mind - or out of your mouth - and reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Zelda on 09-17-16

Easy and useful read

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-16

The story helped to make the tools applicable. I will be using the tools to better inform my own work as a coach.

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