Recommended Reads & Podcasts

Click on any of our Goodreads bookshelves below for more resources on any given topic.

New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
With the Fire on High
Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change
Learning Targets: Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today's Lesson
How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom
Cool Salsa
Clap When You Land
I Will Save You
School Culture Recharged: Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture
What If I'm Wrong? and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership
Fearless Trailblazers: 11 Latinos who made U.S. History: Pioneros Audaces: 11 Latinos que hicieron historia en Estados Unidos
After Tupac and D Foster
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders
Having Hard Conversations
Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look At High School
Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic Plcs: The Human Side of Leading People, Protocols, and Practices: The Human Side of Leading People, Protocols, and Practices
The Poet X
Mexican Whiteboy
How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

Professional Development Resources

Administrative Resources

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Diverse Young Adult Literature

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The Poet X
tagged: diverse-young-adult-literature
Clap When You Land
tagged: diverse-young-adult-literature
With the Fire on High
tagged: diverse-young-adult-literature
Mexican Whiteboy
tagged: diverse-young-adult-literature
I Will Save You
tagged: diverse-young-adult-literature
After Tupac and D Foster
tagged: diverse-young-adult-literature

Diverse Children’s Literature

Spiritual Development

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New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
tagged: staff-spiritual-development

Curriculum Development

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Social / Emotional Development

Culturally Relevant Education

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
tagged: culturally-relevant-education

Special Education Resources

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IEPs: Writing Quality Individualized Education Programs
tagged: administrative-resources and special-education-assistance

Literacy & Writing Development

*These resources do not necessarily reflect the values of the StreetSchool Network in its entirety or those of its staff. This is purely meant to be a list of resources to begin conversations and continue to spur on growth in each of our members as they progress on their own individual journeys.

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Podcast Recommendations

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American Public Media presents Educate: A podcast entirely about education. 

Principally Speaking

High school teacher,Jason Bodnar, discusses education with administators, teachers, and other professionals to”inspire creativity and excellence in schools across the country” (Top Podcast, 2021). 

Code Switch

Fearless conversations about race in 21st century America and beyond!

Common Hymnal: An Uncommon Podcast

A podcast on art, faith, and everyday life in the spiritual underground.

Truth's Table

“A podcast by Black women and for Black women where we tackle politics, race, culture, and gender issues through a Christian lens.” 

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