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BEST Self Education Books To Read

There are countless Self Education courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education (2018)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadHow to learn effectively when you have to be both the teacher and student. Work smarter and save yourself countless hours.Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office.
Author(s): Peter Hollins

The Art of Self-Directed Learning: 23 Tips for Giving Yourself an Unconventional Education (2014)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadThe Art of Self-Directed Learning is a collection of 23 stories and insights that will help you become a more motivated and self-guided learner. Drawing on a decade of research, adventures, and interviews conducted by Blake Boles (author of College Without High School and Better Than College), this book will inspire you to craft your own unconventional education, no matter whether you’re a young adult, recent graduate, parent, or simply someone who never wants to stop learning.
Author(s): Blake Boles

Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) (2007)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadIn this previously untold story of African American self-education, Heather Andrea Williams moves across time to examine African Americans’ relationship to literacy during slavery, during the Civil War, and in the first decades of freedom.
Author(s): Heather Andrea Williams

Teaching Self-Discipline: The Responsive Classroom Guide to Helping Students Dream, Behave, and Achieve in Elementary School (2018)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadHelp students develop the intrinsic motivation to take care of themselves, each other, and their own learning! Readers will learn how to build a solid foundation for positive behavior by investing students in the rules. The techniques in this book have helped teachers around the world foster essential social-emotional and academic skills in the classroom creating learning environments where every student can thrive.
Author(s): Responsive Classroom, Laurie Badge, et al.

The Self-Learning Blueprint: A Strategic Plan to Break Down Complex Topics, Comprehend Deeply, and Teach Yourself Anything (2019)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadEmbarking on anything new is daunting and scary. That’s why you need a blueprint to point you in the right direction and make sure that you are moving forward. is the compass that will get you to Point B. Numerous scientifically-proven techniques are covered, as well as an overarching set of plans to ensure that you synthesize and truly understand new information.We all think we know how to learn, but the truth is, we don’t know much beyond taking notes and re-reading them.
Author(s): Peter Hollins

The Human Side of Changing Education: How to Lead Change With Clarity, Conviction, and Courage (2018)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadMake change humanly possible When we ask schools to change, we are asking human beings to change and this requires special tools and a human-centered approach. Change the heart of the system by enabling the hearts and minds of those who make schools work. Learn to make sense of challenging change journeys and accelerate implementation with this practical framework that includes human-centered tools, resources and mini case studies.
Author(s): Julie Margretta Wilson

Action Research in Education: A Practical Guide (2013)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadThis accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches.
Author(s): Sara Efrat Efron, Ruth Ravid

Script Magic: A Hypnotherapist’s Desk Reference (2008)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadContains over 100 scripts with powerful formulas tested over a 15 year period to accomplish dramatic transformations. Includes scripts for hypnotic induction, deepening the trance, regression, past-life regression, accessing the akashic records, smoking, weight loss, fears, phobias, sports attainment, public speaking, self esteem, and more.
Author(s): Chips DCH PhD, Allen, Henry Bolduc

Teaching Discipline & Self-Respect: Effective Strategies, Anecdotes, and Lessons for Successful Classroom Management (2007)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadUsed successfully in culturally, economically, and academically diverse classrooms, these strategies and activities focus on developing students’ self-esteem, self-image, and self-responsibility.
Author(s): SiriNam S Khalsa

Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How do I help students reflect and grow as learners? (ASCD Arias) (2015)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadIn this essential guide, Starr Sackstein – a National Board Certified Teacher – explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.
Author(s): Starr Sackstein

The Sustainable Self: A Personal Approach to Sustainability Education (2011)

 BEST Self Education Books To ReadAchieving a sustainable society is the biggest issue of our time. It is not an issue confined to a particular subject area or to certain jobs. It is a way of thinking and behaving that will need to be embedded in all aspects of all of our lives. The Sustainable Self is the perfect resource for lecturers, trainers, students and professionals of any discipline who need to teach or learn about sustainability.
Author(s): Paul Murray

Best Self Education Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some self education books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Practising Compassion in Higher Education: Caring for Self and Others Through Challenging Times

Author(s): Narelle Lemon, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, Susanne Garvis
ID: 3587989, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 52 Mb, Format: pdf

South Africa post 1994: Quo vadis workers' education?

Author(s): Fakier Jessa
ID: 3332262, Publisher: Self, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Developing Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Students’ Stories and Self-Reflection

Author(s): Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith, Darla K. Deardorff
ID: 3349738, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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