Day 154 (of 185) read to lead @firstbookcanada #ownabookgiveabook
Today turned out to be #ownabookgiveabook Day via @firstbookcanada & McDonalds Canada. Take a “Shelfie” and @McD_Canada will donate a book to kids (and a book is the current happy meal ‘toy’.
So, my Shelfie:
I used to have more books on my professional reading shelf….but I’ve been developing a habit of ‘sharing them’ – and because I’m a librarian I am mindful that I don’t want to record who has which book because:
A) I’d rather they share them forward to others who may have a need for the book
B) if I keep looking for a particular title, it must be for a reason!
So my in-print books that I keep being drawn back to include:
Ken O’Connors 15 fixes
Ken Robinsons Creative Schools
Tony Wagners Creating Innovators
While I enjoy having an array of books to link back to, digital books can’t be shared as easily…..while a second hand market is ‘expected’ to occur, the same transfer of ownership cannot occur with digital formats. So it’s not as fun to swap books & search for notes written in the margins to uncover someone else’s thinkings!
But it is good to get ideas from others – coincidently, education guru @gcouros had a blog today also connected to reading-as-an-education-leader, but using non-education focused books: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/7363
Reading matters. Even if it’s periodicals, blogs or something you StumbleUpon (great randomized site) – it will influence and encourage you as a lead-learner.
– be proud of your reading
– share your thinking about what you read
– ask others what they are reading
– don’t be afraid to read “outside of education” books
– model reading…..and strategies such as: re-reading!
– and when you’ve finished a book (unless it’s autographed 😜) try passing it on…with the catch that they must do the same with it.