Relaxing and Rejuvenating Summer Reads

Looking to do some quality summer reading? HEP has you covered! We’ve compiled a list of books that are perfect to read as you relax and decompress during your summer break. Also, from 7/1 through 7/31, we’re offering 20% off all our titles when you use code SUMMER24 at checkout!

Educating for Purposeful Life

A New Conception of Schooling for the 21st Century

By S. David Brazer and Michael B. Matsuda

Educating for Purposeful Life is a visionary blueprint for educational reform that envisions school systems as opportunity engines, preparing young citizens for future workplace success, civic engagement, and fulfilling lives.

Dancing in the Rain

Leading with Compassion, Vitality, and Mindfulness in Education

By Jerome T. Murphy

Dancing in the Rain offers a lively and accessible guide aimed at helping education leaders thrive under pressure by developing the inner strengths of mindfulness and self-compassion, expressing emotions wisely, and maintaining a clear focus on the values that matter most.

Teaching from an Ethical Center

Practical Wisdom for Daily Instruction

By Cara E. Furman

In Teaching from an Ethical Center, Cara E. Furman proposes a process for bringing philosophical inquiry into teacher education and adopting it as a centering tool to enrich teaching practice and help teachers act justly.

Deep in Thought

A Practical Guide to Teaching for Intellectual Virtues

By Jason Baehr

Deep in Thought provides an introduction to intellectual virtues—the personal qualities and character strengths of good thinkers and learners—and outlines a pragmatic approach for teachers to reinforce them in the classroom.

The Open System

Redesigning Education and Reigniting Democracy

By Landon Mascareñaz and Doannie Tran

The Open System is a call to action for school and community leaders to reframe educational institutions as open systems that are adaptable and responsive to the needs of students, families, and communities.

America’s Hidden Economic Engines

How Community Colleges Can Drive Shared Prosperity

Edited by Robert B. Schwartz and Rachel Lipton

America’s Hidden Economic Engines presents five in-depth case studies reveal the innovative practices that position U.S. community colleges as pathways to quality employment.

“Whatever It Is, I’m Against It”

Resistance to Change in Higher Education

By Brian Rosenberg

PROSE Award Finalist

In “Whatever It Is, I’m Against It,” president emeritus of Macalester College Brian Rosenberg draws on decades of higher education experience to expose the entrenched structures, practices, and cultures that inhibit meaningful postsecondary reform.

Teach for Climate Justice

A Vision for Transformation Education

By Tom Roderick

In Teach for Climate Justice, accomplished educator and social and emotional learning expert Tom Roderick proposes a visionary interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to PreK–12 climate education.

The Great School Rethink

By Frederick M. Hess

In The Great School Rethink, education policy sentinel Frederick M. Hess offers a pithy and perceptive appraisal of American schooling and finds, in the uncertain period following pandemic disruption, an ideal moment to reimagine US education.

Hope and Healing

Black Colleges and the Future of American Democracy

By John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.

With significant lessons from the history and evolution of HBCUs, Hope and Healing serves a guide to the strategic conversations all higher education institutions must have to prepare students for a complex world.

Jim Crow’s Pink Slip

The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership

By Leslie T. Fenwick

Winner of the 2023 AACTE Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award​

Jim Crow’s Pink Slip exposes the decades-long repercussions of a too-little-known result of resistance to the Brown v. Board of Education decision: the systematic dismissal of Black educators from public schools.

Students First

Equity, Access, and Opportunity in Higher Education

By Paul LeBlanc

2022 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

In Students First, Paul LeBlanc advocates for an entire higher education ecosystem in which students have the flexibility to gain, assess, and certify their knowledge on their own terms and timelines.

Confessions of a School Reformer

By Larry Cuban

In Confessions of a School Reformer, eminent historian of education Larry Cuban reflects on nearly a century of education reforms and his experiences with them as a student, educator, and administrator.