Developing post of my education about schools

This a developing post of my education about schools in the USA. It will be idiosyncratic. I tend to pick up anything and read it. In time it will become an annotated bibliography to a thesis that will not be needed.
Tough P. How Children Succeed, Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Mariner Books; 2013.
Good book with supporting evidence for putting as much emphasis on building character as inculcating academics in secondary education. Last chapters feel like filler. Worth reading.
Berger R. An Ethic of Excellence, Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students. Heinemann Educational Books; 2003.
Good book that articulates how a child needs to see and reach for excellence and from that milesone build a successful school life. Worth reading.
Christensen C. Is K–12 blended learning disruptive? An introduction to the theory of hybrids; 2013
A white paper that brings Christensen's Innovator's Dilemma to education. Unsettling vocabulary of business in the context of students & teachers. I have much to disagree with here. Overall, there is no evidence given of how hybrid (or fully disruptive) learning models are successful (vis a vis educating the student and strengthening the teacher) nor how they are cost effective. Much hand waving. Worth reading, if only for ammunition.
Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers
Useful data point that learning is hindered more for the observer of than for the user of the laptop. 17% more.

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