Vicki Davis, "CoolCatTeacher", has been an important inspiration for me moving forward with web 2.0 teaching and learning! I love her blog motto: "Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a noble calling."
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir of descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.
A great book on learning how to be in the moment and stay focused on and enjoy what is going on right now. To many times we live in the past regretting things we've done or not done, or we are constantly projected into the future focused on what we want but don't yet have. This book helps us embrace what we have right now, at this moment.