I am self-confessed book junkie. I love to read, in fact, I got in trouble last night for reading in the shower again. (There are only so many moments I am alone in a day, I take what I can get!!) From mindless fiction to young adult series of amazing to professional reads…I will read it, and I will love it. I know I average over 100 books a year, and still try to cram in as many as I can, 🙂 As a leader, I think it is crucial that we continue to build our reading repertoire. It’s an easy way to grow and learn, and there are literally hundreds of resources available now, between books and blogs!
As a leader, I definitely share what I am reading with my staff, both the personal and the professional. Jessica Johnson, who wrote for one of our recent questions, includes her latest book titles in her email signature which I think is super fun!
Answering this week’s questions is a couple of names YOU may have read from, Dr. Bob Dillion and Todd Neslony. Bob wrote “The Space“, which is to help you think about the learning environment we offer for our students. Todd is the co-writer of the smash hit “Kids Deserve It“. Both worthy of adding to your leadership collection! Being prolific readers and writers, they were happy to help answer this question!
Q8: What are you reading to GROW as a leader?
A book that I recently read had I think everyone should read is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Reading builds empathy and as educators we should constantly be reading, especially books with characters that aren’t anything like us. “The Hate U Give” broke my heart and rocked my world. It is one of those books that I recommend in every presentation and with every adult I speak with.
(Todd also wrote a blog post in February about his passion for reading that perfectly aligns here, so I’d suggest reading it as well!)
What about you? What are some of the books that you feel are critical to share? Have any MUST READ blogs that we should all add to our list? I know the principals I’ve been featuring here all have a blog that challenges me regularly…I encourage you to seek them out as well!
All about those books,
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