Book Club

Book Club- Cohort Goethe

Nos preguntamos,

  • ¿ cómo podemos vivir una experiencia diferente en cuanto a leer un libro?
  • ¿ Cómo podemos transformar y ampliar el acto de leer y aprender de un libro a una experiencia no aislada y colaborativa?
  • ¿Cómo leemos con otras personas y podamos compartir nuestras impresiones, reflexiones y conexiones a través de distancia y del tiempo?

Nuestras preguntas nos llevan de la teoría a la práctica. Considero que los siguientes libros son una buena selección y ejemplos de varias perspectivas y autores. El libro de Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Curriculum XXI, fue el primer libro publicado que me habló del alma de los temas que me apasionan tanto.

Las instrucciones del book club:

  1. Anotarse para leer UNO de los 10 libros en cada mes en el documento de Google: Book Club.
  2. Leer un libro por mes (no es necesario leer todo el libro (solamente si quieren). Pueden también leer un solo capítulo y reflexionar sobre esa parte…
  3. Reflexionar, resumir, y articular sus pensamientos de que leyeron/aprendieron
  4. Hacer su reflexión visible y compartible (texto, images, visuales, video, audio, infografía, etc.
  5. Subir y publicar su reflexión en su blog, categorizando la entrada con una etiqeta “book club”
  6. Conectar su nombre en nuestro documento de Google con el enlace the entrada al blog (ver el screencast de abajo para intrucciones)
  7. Al terminar de leer y reflexionar, por favor devolver el libro a lo de Daniel y llevarse el libro para el mes siguiente

A Guide to Documenting Learning by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Janet Hale

What is learning? How do we look for, capture, reflect on, and share learning to foster meaningful and active engagement? This vital resource helps educators answer these questions. A Guide to Documenting Learning facilitates student-driven learning and helps teachers reflect on their own learning and classroom practice. This unique how-to book

  • Explains the purposes and different types of documentation
  • Teaches different “LearningFlow” systems to help educators integrate documentation throughout the curriculum
  • Provides authentic examples of documentation in real classrooms

The guide is accompanied by a robust companion website where readers can find even more documentation examples and video tutorials

Hablamos de Educación by de Manuel Area (Autor), Roser Batlle (Autor), Rafael Bisquerra (Autor), Cristobal Cobo (Autor), Kristin Daniels (Autor), Montserrat del Pozo (Autor), German Doin (Autor), Stephen Downes (Autor), 23más

Open by David Price

Escuelas Creativas by Ken Robinson

El Elemento – Descubrir tu pasión lo cambia todo by Ken Robinson


Curriculum XXI por Heidi Hayes Jacobs


What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school’s curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today? With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum.

Presentación Zen por Garr Reynolds


Garr combines solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers along the path to simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.

Making Thinking Visible

Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess


Based on Dave Burgess’s popular “Outrageous Teaching” and “Teach Like a PIRATE” seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.
You’ll learn how to:
• Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher
• Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet
• Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom
• Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains over 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity. Once you learn the Teach Like a PIRATE system, you’ll never look at your role as an educator the same again.

Visible Learners by Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivard, Daniel Wilson


A progressive, research-based approach for making learning visible Based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, Visible Learners highlights learning through interpreting objects and artifacts, group learning, and documentation to make students’ learning evident to teachers. Visible classrooms are committed to five key principles: that learning is purposeful, social, emotional, empowering, and representational. The book includes visual essays, key practices, classroom and examples. * Show how to make learning happen in relation to others, spark emotional connections, give students power over their learning, and express ideas in multiple ways * Illustrate Reggio-inspired principles and approaches via quotes, photos, student and teacher reflections, and examples of student work * Offer a new way to enhance learning using progressive, research-based practices for increasing collaboration and critical thinking in and outside the classroom Visible Learners asks that teachers look beyond surface-level to understand who students are, what they come to know, and how they come to know it.


Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age by Alan November


Learn how to harness students’ natural curiosity to develop them into self-directed learners. Discover how technology allows students to take ownership of their learning, create and share learning tools, and participate in work that is meaningful to them and others. Real-life examples illustrate how every student can become a teacher and a global publisher. The embedded QR codes link to supporting websites.


– Read real-life examples that illustrate how technology is revolutionizing instruction and learning.
– Develop techniques that will enable your students to own and direct their learning.
– Discover hidden opportunities to create your own Digital Learning Farm communities.

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners by Ron Ritchhart

thinking visible

A proven program for enhancing students’ thinking and comprehension abilities

Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard’s Project Zero, that develops students’ thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students’ different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon


In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey―getting known.

Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery―let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.

In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity― what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing―and the dangers of oversharing―to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools by Ron Ritchhart


Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros


Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future.

The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It’s time to recognize that compliance doesn’t foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity–and those are the skills our students need to succeed.

In The Innovator’s Mindset, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore–and to become forward-thinking leaders. If we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. In other words, innovation begins with you. Ultimately, innovation is not about a skill set: it’s about a mindset.

The Innovator’s Mindset is for you if:

You are a superintendent, district administrator, or principal who wants to empower your staff to create a culture of innovation
You are a school leader – at any level – and want to help students and educators become their personal best.
You are a teacher who wants to create relevant learning experiences and help students develop the skills they need to be successful.

You’ll be inspired to:

Connect with other innovative educators
Support teachers and leaders as learners
Tap into the strength of your learning community
Create ongoing opportunities for innovation
Seek more effective methods for measuring progress
And, most importantly, embrace change and use it to do something amazing

Ditch That Textbook by Matt Miller


Are you ready for a change?

 You know potential exists for innovative, engaging, revolutionary education if you get the right ideas, right tools, and right people, all in the right order.
 If that sounds like you, then you’re ready to DITCH old mindsets and methods and replace them with empowering, liberating ones. Author and teacher, Matt Miller shows you how to choose and incorporate teaching practices that are:
  • Different from what students see daily.
  • Innovative, drawing on new ideas or modifying others’ ideas.
  • Tech-laden with the use of digital sites, tools and devices.
  • Creative, tapping into students’ original ideas as well as your own.
  • Hands-on, encouraging students to make and try things on their own.