Join our Reading for Leading Book Club

We at the Center like to discuss books.  This summer, if you had dropped by our office during the lunch hour, you may have overheard discussions of works by Edgar Schein, Michael Lewis, Ta-Nehasi Coates, J.D. Vance, Tara Westover, Michelle Alexander, or Peter Block.  It is within these works, along with novels and poems, that we find both inspiration for action and context for making meaning.

More enjoyable than our office book discussions are those opportunities to discuss books with you.  That is the purpose of this blog entry.

It is not too late to join our upcoming book discussion within the Center’s Reading for Leading Book Club.  The Reading for Leading Book Club is a no-cost electronic community that will read and discuss important and timely books relevant to leading classroom, school, district and state educational improvement.  Each quarter we will identify and announce a new book relevant to the challenges of leading, drawing from a variety of fields and authors.

Our next book is Annie Duke’s Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have all the FactsDrawing upon her research as a doctoral student and her experience as a world-class poker player, Duke examines the reality we all face—significant moments where we must make decisions with imperfect information.

Using a simple Google Plus platform, we will pose questions, interact with dozens (perhaps hundreds) of other readers, and consider the implications the book suggests for our leadership.

Consider joining us.  Register by clicking here, buy a copy of the book from your favorite bookseller, and read Thinking in Bets before November 12.  The discussion will be moderated by Isobel Stevenson, Robert Villanova, and myself.  More information will follow upon registration.

Join us,

Richard W. Lemons, EdD
Executive Director, CT Center for School Change