At Dalat, we use ESLRs (Expected School-wide Learning Results) to help guide and shape our teaching. One of our ESLRs is that our students will become life-long learners. We carry over the same expectation for our staff. There is one teacher at Dalat who often asks people, “So what are you reading now?” Not only does he hear about interesting books, but he also learns a little more about his co-workers in the process. I think it’s a great question, and lately when I have had the opportunity, I have asked it as well.
It is amazing how many great books are out there and how helpful it is to hear from someone why a recent book is worth reading. So in today’s Dalat News I thought I would list the books that I have recently read or that have been recommended to me. If you click on the title of the book it will take you to Amazon.com where you can read a brief description and several readers’ opinions. My hope is that maybe out of this list there might be one that you decide to pick up and read. When you do, you’ll be ready to answer the question “So what are you reading now?”
- David & Goliath (Malcolm Gladwell)
- The Traveler’s Gift (Andy Andrews)
- The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg)
- Think (John Piper)
- Eat Move Sleep (Tom Rath)
- 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess (Jen Hatmaker)
- Drive (Daniel H. Pink)
Have a great weekend. If you read a great book, let me know. It may show up on a future list.