Saturday, June 18, 2016

Summer Reading Part 1

I learned to love reading from my Mom. She was a voracious reader. My mother encouraged me at an early age to read. She was okay with the period in my life that the only thing I would read were Comic Books. Then I grew to love SciFi and almost everything I read during that period was SciFi related. My mother did not like Comic Books or SciFi but she encouraged me to keep reading.

In college, I had a professor that I highly admired and respected that encouraged our class that we should read 15 minutes a day something other than our textbooks for school. He said that reading every day would help us grow as knowledgeable adults.

Well, I took that advice to heart and read every day. Sometimes it is a book, at others, it's a blog or magazine article.

This is part 1 of my summer 2016 reading journey.

1. The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead Culture of Creativity. By George Couros
    A must read for any teacher or administrator that wants to empower learners to wonder and explore.
This would be a great book for an educational professional study group.

I found this book to be so powerful I purchased a copy for my Superintendent.

2. The Pixar Touch By David Price

   I picked this book up when I was at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. I have enjoyed Pixar movie for years. This book was a fascinating story of the history of Pixar from its early days with Lucasfilm to Disney. The compelling story of animation genius John Lasseter and businessman Steve Jobs.

3. Kids Deserve It! By Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome

Heard about this book from Jon Corippo on twitter.

Still reading this one but it has already lead me to tweet out about the book.

Truth #KidsDeserveIt

 4. The Zen Teacher by Dan Tricarico

This is another book from Dave Burgess Press. I have not read anything published by Dave Burgess that has not been excellent, which is why I'm currently reading this book.

Hoping this book will have some helpful tips I can use to slow down, focus and de-stress.

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