Community: the Structure of Belonging. Peter Block
This is a great book for anyone who cares about creating and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and enduring communities. Easy to read, mentally stimulating, emotionally engaging. A great basis for storytelling. (Read: November, 2009)
the Courage to Teach. Parker Palmer
This book opened up teaching for me in a way nothing else has done before or since. The principal of the Morin School stood me in the middle of the gym floor on a frigid January evening (about 8 years ago) and wouldn’t let me move until he had summarized the book and I had agreed to read it. Since then, I have probably given away a dozen copies.
All education is about relationships; the work of the teacher is to draw students into life-giving relationships. Read this book.
Here Comes Everyone. Clay Shirky
This book opens the door to understanding what may well be an economic and social upheaval of a magnitude that is hard to imagine. Easy to read, mentally stimulating, emotionally engaging. A great basis for storytelling. (Read: November, 2009)