The Learning Revolution by Jeanette Vos
Vos holds that students have different abilities and its teachers' failures to understand that hold children back. Reality seems a bit more subtle to me than that: I would add in the social effects e.g. self-comparison against other students, peer effects, etc. Although she does mention the need to establish a safe Maslovian environment, it only hints in the direction of the social effects.
Other than that, it has a bunch of good quotes.
The only way to predict the future is to invent it.
All sports achievers have a fantastically positive attitude toward mistakes. They don't even call them mistakes; they call them practic.
Many of lifes failures are people who did not realize how close tehy were to success when they gave up.
People will exceed targets they set themselves.
Those who can teach, teach. Those who can't, lecture.