Resources informing our work at Compass:

Berger, Warren. (2014). A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. New York: Bloomsberry USA

Darling-Hammond, Linda, (2008). Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching For Understanding. New York: Wiley and Sons

Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. New York: Free Press

Drapeau, Patti. (2014). Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD.

Fritz, Robert. (2011). The Path of Least Resistance for Managers. Newfane, VT: Newfane Press.

Gorski, Paul. (2013). Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap. New York: Teachers College Press.

Hargreaves, Andy and Michael Fullan. (2012). Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School. New York: Columbia University Teachers College.

Heath, Dan and Chip (2010). Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. New York: Random House

Heath, Dan and Chip. (2007). Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. New York: Random House

Heath, Dan and Chip. (2013). Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. New York: Random House

Henry, Todd. (2013). The Accidental Creative: How to be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice. New York: Penguin Group.

Kirshner, Ben. (2015). Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality. New York: University Press.

Kleinberg, Tamara G. (2012).Think Sideways: A Game-Changing Playbook for Disruptive Thinking. Generally Thinking Publishing.

Kubik, Tim. (2016). Participation is Preparation. Currently in production.

Laloux, Frederic. (2014). Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness. Brussels, Belgium: Nelson Parker.

Mahatmya, D., Brown, R., and Johnson, A.D. (2014) Student as Client in Kappan Vol 95, number 6. pg. 30-34

Muhammad, Anthony. (2015). Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change. Bloomington IN: Solution Tree Press

Nagaoka, Jenny, (June 2015). Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework. University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

Pink, Daniel (2009). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. New York: Penguin Group

Pink, Daniel (2005). A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers will Rule the Future. New York: Penguin Group.

Porritt, Jonathon. (2013). The World We Made. London: Phaidon Press.

Powell, William and Ochan Kusuma-Powell. (2010). Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.

Rechtschaffen, Daniel. (2014). The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-being in Teachers and Students. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Rizga, Kristina. (2015). Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail it, and the Students and Teachers Who Made it Triumph. New York: Nation Books.

Robinson, Ken and L. Aronica. (2015). Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education. New York: Viking Press.

Robinson, Ken. all TED Talks

Rose, Todd. (2015). The End of Average: How we Succeed in a World That Values Sameness. New York: Harper Collins.

Schwartz, Barry. (June 18, 2015). What Learning How to Think Really Means, Chronicle of Higher Education.

Schwartz, Barry. TED Talk video (Sept. 29, 2015) The Way We Think About Work is Broken

Sharratt, Lyn and Gale Harild. (2015). Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness, K-12+. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Wagner, Tony. (2012). Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People who will Change the World. New York: Scribner.

Whiteley, Greg. 2015. Film: Most Likely to Succeed

Zhao, Yong. (2012). World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.

Zhao, Yong, (2016). A Take Action Guide to World Class Learners: How to Make Personalization and Student Autonomy Happen. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.

Importance of Sleep:

School and Education Models:

Big Picture Learning Schools

Compass Montessori School, Golden, CO

Design 39 Campus

Education Reimagined

Health Sciences High and Middle College

High Tech High, in San Diego, CA: (also featured in Sundance award-winning film: Most Likely to Succeed)

School of Environmental Studies, Apple Valley, MN

Jeffco Open School

Watershed School, Boulder, CO

Rich Websites:

Education Redesign Lab

HQPBL: High Quality Project-based Learning

Knowledge Works Website

ReSchool Colorado

Q.E.D. Foundation

XQ Super School Project

Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success

Adolescent Brain and Brain Learning Research:

Carol Dweck (2006). MIndset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Random House.

Gregory, Gayle and Martha Kaufeldt. (2015). The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance. ASCD.

Feinberg, Cara. (June, 1015). “The Science of Scarcity” Harvard Magazine.

Giedd, Jay N. (June 2015). “The Amazing Teen Brain” Scientific American Magazine.

Siegel, Dan Dr. – videos, books, website