rebecca pope-ruark

Looking for a new book to read on Scrum, faculty life, productivity, creativity, or self-care? Here’s a fast round-up of the texts I’ve reviewed so far (in reverse chronological order): Rest...

I’m writing a book on burnout! Exciting! OK, so not a topic many of us want to talk about, but we need to talk about it now before it happens to...

Tina Seelig’s 2015 book inGenuis: A Crash Course on Creativity is just that. A Stanford professor who has been teaching creativity and innovation for over a decade, Seelig persuasively argues that...

In my last post, I asked what might be a provocative question in higher ed – what if you took a rest? Before experiencing a period of burnout, as I said...

Superfast book review in a nutshell: I love Gamestorming as a great source of classroom, committee/department, and workshop activities. Most of them just require wall space, sticky notes, and Sharpies as...

I first became aware of Todd Henry‘s work when I was doing a deep dive into design thinking and creativity research a few years ago. His book, The Accidental Creative: How...

“Redesigning higher education demands institutional restructuring, a revolution in every classroom, curriculum, and assessment system. It means refocusing away from the passive student to the whole person learning new ways of...

The subtitle of Story Driven tells you pretty much exactly what you need to know about the content: You don’t need to compete when you know who you are. Targeted and...

At the start of the year, I made a commitment to “shop my bookshelves” and to try to read 25 books that were already on my office shelves (plus two more...

It’s Thursday! Time for another edition of the Agile Faculty Book Club. In February, we are focusing on my favorite books related to design thinking and innovation because I’m back to...