I finished reading a book last night. Ron Clark's, The Excellent 11:Qualities Teachers and Parents use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate.
It wasn't bad, but I must admit that I sped read the majority of it. It is very teacher centered, focusing on how teachers and parents can take charge and do something to produce a desired outcome, organize field trips, plays, outings for various purposes.
It is very optimistic that way, and that is probably why I spent as much time with it as I did. The enthusiasm is infectious. In fact enthusiasm is one of the "Excellent 11." I enjoyed it for the kick of enthusiasm it provided.