Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Reading List 2014

I wanted to share the books I plan to read this summer.  Please comment below or tweet me (@kathrynfreed) if you are planning on reading any of the same books.  I would love to have someone to keep me accountable!

by Dr. Carol Dweck

I actually started this one this spring and just finished it.  It is a compilation of her research on fixed vs. growth mindset.  Despite talking a lot about research, it is written familiarly and is not too intense of a read.  It will make you think about everything you think and say all day long though!

Read my reflection here.

Powerful Problem Solving 
by Max Ray

5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions 
by Margaret S. Smith and Mary Kay Stein

Read my reflection here.

Good Questions 
by Marian Small

I am looking for ways to motivate and hold my students accountable for doing the mathematics themselves.  I want them to want to challenge themselves mathematically every single day, whether they are in the classroom or not.  I am hoping that I have selected a good group of books to help me do this better in the future.




  1. I have all four of those books on my shelf, waiting to be read!

  2. Yay! I hope reading them all is doable for my summer. Last summer I picked out WAY more books than I could read...

  3. I'm awaiting Mindset! For our school we got to pick from 6 books and that's the one 1 picked.

    1. I'm sure you will enjoy it! I think you made a good choice!