ATPE Book Circle


An online professional learning community for ATPE members

The goal of the ATPE Book Circle is to encourage and support an open exchange of critical thinking skills in the education community through a professional forum.

Through the ATPE Book Circle forum, moderators will select professional development book titles and promote online discussions about best practices in the classroom based on ideas shared in these books. Read and discuss your thoughts on these books written to inspire professional growth—and earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit for each chapter read and discussed online (program requirements must be met for issuance of a Continuing Professional Education Certificate of Completion). Discussion questions will be posted weekly on the ATPE Book Circle forum in the discussion thread of the book of your choosing.

Upcoming ATPE Book Circle Sessions

Book Circle Session One:
Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess
May 22-June 30

Book Circle Session Two:
Uncommon Learning by Eric C. Sheninger
July 10-August 18

When you participate in the ATPE Book Circle, you can expect to…

  • Study and discuss timely education issues in an online forum.
  • Earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit on your own time.
  • Build and strengthen professional relationships with peers on your campus and across Texas.
  • Create solutions to a range of critical issues in your classroom and at your school.

Past Book Circle selections include Eric Jensen’s Brain-Based Learning, Jonathan Kozol’s Letters to a Young Teacher, and Peg Tyre’s The Trouble with Boys.

To join the ATPE Book Circle program, simply register on the ATPE Book Circle forum as a member and begin posting your answers to discussion questions. Make sure to respond to all discussion questions for each book by the specified completion date for credit.

Visit the ATPE Book Circle forum to sign up for the next book circle here:

Questions about the program? Email