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Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that impact a Lifetime

Author: Thomas C. Murray
Released: October 2019

As an educator, you have the power to leave a legacy by . . . 

  • Making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic

  • Ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic

  • Developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships

  • Being personal and authentic

In Personal & Authentic, Thomas C. Murray reveals the power of designing awe-inspiring experiences that are grounded in relationships and learner-centered by design. Inherently relevant and contextualized, it is this kind of learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Be bold. Be fearless. Be proud. Be you.
Your story is not finished yet.



Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today

Authors: Thomas C. Murray and Eric C. Sheninger
Released: June 2017
(Amazon; ASCD Study Guide; Handout)

With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is tantamount to instructional malpractice.Authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outline eight keys—each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning—to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.The traditional model of schooling ultimately prepares students for the industrial model of the past. If we want our students to become successful citizens in a global society, we must dramatically shift to a more personal approach. Failure is not an option. We can no longer wait. Let Learning Transformed show you how you can be a part of the solution.



10 Perspectives on Innovation in Education

Authors: Jimmy Casas, Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul, Dwight Carter, Kirk Humphreys, Katrina Keene, Shannon Miller, Thomas C. Murray, LaVonna Roth, Starr Sackstein
Released: December 2018
(Amazon, Routledge)

How do great educators bring about real change to make a difference in students’ lives? In this first volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, 10 of education’s most inspiring thought-leaders come together to share their top suggestions you need right now to innovate in your school or classroom. You will gain fresh insights and practical strategies on ten essential topics.Filled with inspiring stories throughout, the book will leave you feeling motivated to take risks and try new things in your own school or classroom. As the authors say, if we want to make a real difference, it’s not enough to do the things we do better; we must also do new and better things!


Education Write Now

Authors: Sanée Bell, Kayla Delzer, Bob Dillon, Joe Mazza, Thomas C. Murray, Starr Sackstein, Joe Sanfelippo, Tony Sinanis, Amber Teamann, Jeff Zoul
Released: December 2017
(Amazon; Routledge)

In this innovative new series Education Write Now, ten of education’s most inspiring thought-leaders meet for a three-day retreat to think and write collaboratively, and then bring you the top takeaways you need right now to improve your school or classroom. This first volume, edited by Jeff Zoul and Joe Mazza, focuses on the all-important but often uncomfortable concept of change. Each concise chapter addresses how teachers and leaders can do the hard work of enacting change so more students succeed—academically and emotionally. You’ll gain practical insights and strategies for changing how we think about… Embracing Change (Jeff Zoul), Learning (Tony Sinanis), Assessment (Starr Sackstein), Relationships (Kayla Delzer), Mental Health (Joe Mazza), Educational Technology (Thomas C. Murray), Teacher Engagement (Sanée Bell), Leadership (Amber Teamann), Partnerships (Bob Dillon). Communication (Joe Sanfelippo)

The royalties generated from this book will support the Will to Live Foundation, a nonprofit foundation working to prevent teen suicide.


Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers

Authors: Thomas C. Murray and Jeff Zoul
Released: June 2015
(Available Here; Bulk Order)

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Confidently learn to build a values-driven school culture, personalized professional roadmaps, and a collaboration-minded staff. You’ll find concrete examples, leadership profiles, and a wealth of resources to help administrators and teachers:

  • Take ownership of their professional growth

  • Design meaningful learning opportunities

  • Collaborate using technology, blogs, and social media

  • Model and support professional learning for others