More Joy More Genius
Don Berg brings new insights from the psychology of learning to the policy realm in More Joy More Genius. This book empowers school leaders to mobilize complex, whole-system change for both teachers and students.
"Let me just say WOW! This book is outstanding. Literally one of the best reads I have seen in a long time. I want to thank you for sharing it and give you an incredible 5 stars. I hope more people are given a chance to read it."
Angela Long, Ed.D.
Director, Strategic Engagement
Tallahassee Community College
Back Cover: Reliably producing deeper learning is the key to successful K-12 schooling. We will know that deeper learning is being sustainably fueled when joy is as normal for high schoolers as it is for kindergartners and first graders. The absence of joy means that students and teachers are disengaging. Disengaged students or teachers defeat the purpose of school in the same way that running out of gas defeats the purpose of a car. Cars have fuel gauges to enable drivers to more reliably fulfill their purposes. Psychologists can gauge the fuel for deeper learning. Managing psychological gas tanks is as simple as supporting the joys of teaching and learning.
More Joy, More Genius provides tools for better psychological fuel management. The book includes:
A policy resolution to help you organize a deeper learning reform campaign
Back to Basics 2.0: Rethinking what’s basic in K-12
The psychological foundations of deeper learning explained
Design criteria for making deeper learning a sustainable organizational habit
Thank you for your interest in my work. I bring a distinctly psychological perspective to the challenges of leadership and education. In particular I focus on deeper learning and the psychological foundations upon which it must be built. I'd be glad to share my enthusiasm for these crucial issues with you and your organization.