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You can listen to great audiobooks for free from the District Professional Library? To search for more titles, visit the district Overdrive page or download the app today. Go to Subjects and search All Non-Fiction or use the Search Field (magnifying glass) to find a specific title.
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Learn more tips for using audiobooks (including bluetooth capabilities) at the bottom of this page, but first check out just some of the great titles available for download.
Five Minds for the Future by
Publication Date: 2013-07-02
In this audiobook, psychologist Howard Gardner defines the cognitive abilities that will command a premium in the years ahead: The disciplinary mind - master of major schools of thought. The synthesizing mind - ability to integrate ideas. The creating mind - capacity to uncover and clarity problems, questions and phenomena. The respectful mind - awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings. The ethical mind - fulfillment of one's responsibilities.
Building a Better Teacher by
Publication Date: 2014-08-04
Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country's star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. A provocative and hopeful book, Building a Better Teacher shows that legendary teachers are more than inspiring; they are perhaps the greatest craftspeople of all.
The Global Achievement Gap by
Publication Date: 2010-04-06
In The Global Achievement Gap, education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from visits to classrooms in leading suburban schools, he analyzes performance by considering the skills needed to get a good job and become a productive citizen.
How We Learn by
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today--and how we can apply it to our own lives.
Professional Capital by
Publication Date: 2012-03-09
In this latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching. It includes action guidelines for classroom teachers, administrators, schools and districts, and state and federal leaders. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore.
Teach Like a Champion by
Publication Date: 2010-04-06
Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and are easy to put into action the very next day. Training activities at the end of each chapter help the reader further their understanding through reflection and application of the ideas to their own practice.
How Children Succeed by
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child.
Why Don't Students Like School? by
Publication Date: 2010-03-15
Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn.
Make It Stick by
Publication Date: 2014-04-14
New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
Spare Parts by
Publication Date: 2014-12-02
In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did.
I Am Malala by
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.
Conversations with Myself by
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of recording thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers unprecedented insight into his remarkable autobiography.
Don't Give up, Don't Give In by
Publication Date: 2014-11-18
Champion. Survivor. Hero. Legend. Completed just two days before Louis Zamperini's death at age 97, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from one of America's most inspiring lives. Now, in his own words, Louis Zamperini reveals, with warmth and great charm, the essential values and lessons that sustained him throughout his remarkable journey.
A Long Way Gone by
Publication Date: 2008-08-05
Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived.
What I Know for Sure by
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons—which, for fourteen years, she’s shared in O, The Oprah Magazine’s widely popular “What I Know For Sure” column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected. Organized by theme—joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power—these essays offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world’s most extraordinary women—while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves.
The Other Wes Moore by
Publication Date: 2011-01-11
The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
People We Meet by
Publication Date: 2014-05-20
Nationally known NPR on-air personalities share the lasting impressions made during interviews with a wide variety of exceptional individuals. These are thought-provoking and emotionally resonant interviews with both the famous and the nearly anonymous.
Mind Gym by
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Transform Your Personal and Work Life by Changing the Way You Think To thrive in our busy world, your mind needs to work at its full potential. But unless you train it, your mind stays on autopilot, stuck in unhealthy thought patterns that lead to self-sabotaging habits and behaviors. Just as you exercise your body to stay in shape, you have to exercise your mind to get the most out of it. Mind Gym is the essential fitness program of the mind that will help you be your best every day and manifest your highest potential.
Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress by
Publication Date: 2008-12-23
Inspiring and effective tips for gaining control of our Herculean workloads and overbooked personal lives. The key is not time management but “stuff” management—taking control of all those tasks to do, people to see, commitments and obligations to fulfill. Emmett combines quick, easy-to-digest tips and infectious good humor to give readers positive ways to handle stress and their overly busy lives, first by understanding how stress impacts our physical, mental, and emotional health. She shows us how to cut down on distractions and interruptions that sap our concentration and energy, be more organized and streamline our duties, ask for help and be more selective about what we choose to do, and clarify our values and prioritize activities based on what is important.
Publication Date: 2012-11-13
From one of the leading thinkers on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, a pioneering set of simple practices to dissolve anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and unhappiness.In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Dr. Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful and exhausting life. The book offers simple and straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone-and it can take just 10-20 minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed.
168 Hours by
Publication Date: 2011-05-31
It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren't enough hours to do it all. Or if we don't make excuses, we make sacrifices- taking time out from other things in order to fit it all in. There has to be a better way...and Laura Vanderkam has found one. After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there's time for the important stuff.
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long-overdue discussion of this little-noticed and underrated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life. Attention works much like a muscle: use it poorly and it can wither; work it well and it grows. In an era of unstoppable distractions, Goleman persuasively argues that now more than ever we must learn to sharpen focus if we are to contend with, let alone thrive in, a complex world. Goleman analyzes attention research as a threesome: inner, other, and outer focus. A well-lived life demands that we be nimble at each.
Making Habits, Breaking Habits by
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
At least one third of our waking hours are lived on autopilot. But habits of the mind do not have to control us--we can steer them. Drawing on the latest research, psychologist Jeremy Dean explains why seemingly easy habits can prove difficult to form and how to take charge of your brain’s routines to make any change stick. Making Habits, Breaking Habits explains that it is possible to bend habits to your will--and become happier, more creative, and more productive.
The Power of Forgetting by
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique--forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data--will change the quality of your work and life balance.
The World Is Flat by
Publication Date: 2006-04-18
The World Is Flat is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before - creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place. This updated and expanded edition features more than a hundred pages of fresh reporting and commentary, drawn from Friedman's travels around the world and across the Americanheartland - from anyplace where the flattening of the world is being felt.
Alone Together by
Publication Date: 2011-01-11
connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money#151;the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home#151;is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional.
Publication Date: 2011-06-07
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even their birth date. And in revealing that hidden logic, Gladwell presents a fascinating and provocative blueprint for making the most of human potential.
Publication Date: 2014-03-25
In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life.
An Invisible Thread by
Publication Date: 2012-08-07
An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. Stopping was never part of the plan... She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.
How to Use Overdrive to Listen to AudioBooks
Every OPS staff member can check out books through Overdrive. To learn more about using Overdrive on your device, visit libguides.ops.org/dpl
A few good things to know about Overdrive and audio books.
1) You can listen to them on your computer or on a device. But, when using audiobooks on the computer, you will have them for the entire 14 day check out period. If using through the Overdrive app on a device, you can return upon completion. Just as a reminder, staff members can have two Overdrive items (ebook and/or audiobook) checked out at a time.
2) If you are using a device and have bluetooth capabilities in your car, you can listen to your book through your car's speakers. Simply dowload your book of choice to the app when connected to wi-fi. Then, the book runs through the app without using data on your cell phone plan or requiring a wi-fi connection. This could be done through a phone or a district issued iPad or Surface. To connect your device, go to Settings and select Bluetooth. Don't have bluetooth? Pump up the volume on your device.
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