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Bookshelf: The War of Art

By Steven Pressfield For the 95% of us who (at least sometimes) procrastinate, what Steven Pressfield calls the “Resistance” often gets in the way. Whatever form your creativity takes, this book describes the insidious way that Resistance causes mischief, and it provides helpful suggestions for moving forward. Here are just a few suggestions from The… Continue Reading

Bookshelf: Making Habits, Breaking Habits

Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick Jeremy Dean wrote this book after looking into the question, “How long does it take to form a new habit?” The common wisdom says that habit-forming takes 21 days, but it turns out that this is rarely enough (despite many published… Continue Reading

Bookshelf: Instructional Design

Although not for the faint of heart, this book provides a thorough overview and a fairly deep dive into the instructional design process, from analysis to evaluation. It’s a great textbook for a graduate students, and it’s a good reference for instructional designers in K-12 or corporate settings at any stage in their careers. Smith &… Continue Reading