Day 125 (of 184) reading about changes
There is no question – as spring break looms one more sleep away, some of us educationerds are talking about what we are going to read. During the past few weeks, I have been looking at adding to my reading list…..and this only was heightened after I read todays blog by @willrich45 (Why School? author) that comments on how in schools, the future is often seen as, well…… http://willrichardson.com/post/79489518062/classrooms-as-shapeless-and-unmoored
As I continue to imagineer my role in “inventing the future”, I look back to the books currently on my fortnight reading list:
A re-read of @willrich45 Why School? seems in quick order
Focus by Daniel Goleman
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
I was encouraged today to read “Made to Stick” and connected with the Heath boys other book:
Switch….and maybe their latest, Decisive, as well….
And I keep thinking I need to do a reread of Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen…
and all of these reading prompts promote: making the future of ‘school’ not like its past. While also acknowledging (or focusing on) the difficulty of change – especially in education. And I do like education change discussions….
It’s why I want to dedicate some significant reading time to: re-reading
Specifically I want to re-read a few key influential texts to reflect on how their earlier inspiration of my practice and leadership looks after a few years of ‘disrupting’ education.
In the meantime, I’m always interested in new books/authors that I should be checking out – my summer list is starting to grow….!