Day 184 (of 187) my prethink of Sunday June 23 #bcedchat on summer reading and learning: @katiewhite426 @brewerhm @howardstern
I always love overthinking my summer reading. Is it time to reread @GRRMspeaking because the next ten months will (finally😜) see The Winds of Winter get published? Get the Apple News subscription and just read magazines? Explore some new authors? Reread some old friends?
Here’s the start to my plan as of the summer solstice a week before our school year is done…
1. Unlocked by @katiewhite426 – I’ve already started this one and loving how Katie breaks down the elements of creativity as something that is not exclusive to a few people, but is indicative of skills that can be practiced and even (dare we say it) assessed! Might even have a review before July….
2. Relentless by @brewerhm – Hamish has fascinated me as I connected with some of his “radical rethinking” of educational rules which has supported me in pushing (gently-ish) my staff into rethinking how our school rules interact with an inclusion mindset. I’m looking forward to reading more of his story!
3. Princess Bride by William Golding – I will take “an old friend” with me to a week of education thinking at our @bcpvpa @ubceduc ShortCourse for new-ish principals and vice principals. Great humour that builds upon what is already one of the greatest films.
4. Howard Stern Comes Again by @howardstern – I admit that I love that his radio show ranges from fart humour to amazingly in depth interviews. I enjoy Lady Gaga because of her interviews with him. I want school to be different because of Howards experiences as a youth. Though I wonder, if there isn’t the struggle…would the journey have been the same? What if he had a student radio station at school and had been encouraged and supported through his career? He admits that what he is doing now on SiriusXM is because he does not need to be the “shock jock” that won ratings wars. I’ve been picking up my Father’s Day gift now and then for some quick readings (pieces of his favourite interviews and reflections on them and his own thinkings).
5. Usually I would have more on this list, but I am going to be waiting to see what others suggest on #bcedchat on Sunday where I will be encouraging people to read some math by @mathgarden and Paul Lockhart. And maybe a few others that are on my display board showing my students that I am reading. Because I believe you have to read to lead…!