Name the Book Competition — Round 2

On Thursday, I formally submit the manuscript for the book of learning stories (estimated release date – February 2011) and it still doesn’t have a working title. However, many of you have written to share your feedback, and I think it’s time for an updated list of finalists.

Remember — whoever submits the winning entry gets a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of their choice.

  1. Learning to Matter: 50 Powerful Stories of How Learning Experiences Shape Who We Become (from Pennsylvania’s Charlotte Hummel)
  2. Minds on Fire: 50 Powerful Stories of Learning & Teaching — in School & in Life (from Virginia’s Bruce Price)
  3. The Book of Life: 50 Stories About the Life-Changing Power of Learning To Use One’s Mind Well (from Australia’s Troy Jones)
  4. Your nomination — just post a comment in this thread and share your idea.

OK, people — what should it be?

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19 Comments

  1. Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Uno! Catchy first three words!

  2. Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Life Lessons: Stories of learning

  3. Chantale Soekhoe
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I’d like the title as a combo of the first two:

    Minds on Fire: 50 Powerful Stories of How Learning Experiences Shape Who We Become

  4. Jamal Fields
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I like

    Learning that Matters: 50 Powerful Stories of Learning & Teaching that matters— in School & in Life

  5. Posted June 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Numero Uno with one change: ” Learning Matters” rather than Learning to Matter (not everyone needs that I think.)

  6. Loretta Goodwin
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    My title suggestion is: Learning that Lives On: 50 Inspiring Stories of Learning and Teaching

  7. Liz Rogers
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    The first one! But I would put “powerful” before “learning” and not before stories…

  8. Jenna Fournel
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    WKCD just released or is soon to release a book called Fires of the Mind – so I think that Minds on Fire is a little too similar. I like including the phrase “learning to use one’s mind well” because I think this will be a key phrase in changing the conversation as this book has the potential to do.

  9. Posted June 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I like #1 the best, but Chantale’s suggestion of combining the first two is interesting.

  10. cindi schuneman
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Having a Brain Child — 50 Stories of Inspirational Teaching

  11. Charlotte Hummel
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Well I like number one (okay I am biased) and as long as I can still win the gift certificate, I welcome all edits! Can’t wait to read the book.

  12. Posted June 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    agree with Jenna’s concerns about Minds/Fire. I like #1!

  13. Rachel Barnes
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m with Cornelia on this one. “Learning Matters” seems to reach the essence, with the rest of the title after, of course.

  14. Posted June 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    And I forgot to add; of course author Charlotte of Numero Uno should get the gift certificate despite any edits!!

  15. Jenerra Williams
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    My suggestion is Reflections on Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Life Chaning Learning Experiences.

  16. Jenifer Fox
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    I am too late for this, I know…but I would offer this title:

    The Learning Experience: 50 stories exemplifying how easy it is to assure the basic right to learn.

  17. Michelle Durange
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    First one:)

  18. Carrie A Rogers
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    4. Dear Mr. Hatfield

  19. Sam
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great feedback, everyone. I had a long meeting with the marketing people, and when I explained the cover art concept, they may have nailed the title. I’ll add a new blog post to explain further right now.

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