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.
Alan Kay
All sports achievers have a fantastically positive attitude toward mistakes. They don't even call them mistakes; they call them practic.
Chapter 4, A Do-It-Yourself Guide, Start with the lessons from sports
Many of lifes failures are people who did not realize how close tehy were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison, Chapter 8, The Secret Heart of Learning, How to program for success in education as in business
People will exceed targets they set themselves.
Gordon Dryden, Chapter 13, Planning Tomorrow's Schools, The 12 steps to transform a nation's education system
Those who can teach, teach. Those who can't, lecture.
David Perry, Chapter 15, Just Do It, The business-teacher-multimedia model