Spring Into Your Reading!
by Chris Ouellette, Director of Learning Support, Emma Willard, NEALS VP
Happy final day of March! I hope that the start of your spring season has gone as smoothly as you need. If not, I appreciate your resilience and power!
As I close out this incredibly hectic month (multiple conferences and a hiring process), I thought it would be good to take a moment to pause and think about my own professional development. One of the ways I am able to stay current is through reading. I dive into articles regularly, though, oftentimes I find myself lacking the time to fully engage with books. In an effort to “go get my learning" (Leadership + Design), I find myself in the midst of reading several books that I believe will be useful going forward. Since NEALS has been delivering book talks through the Table Talk Discussions, I wanted to share the list of books I am reading or re-reading currently:
-Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman (2016)
-Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education by Alex Shevrin Venet (2021)
-Visual Thinking by Temple Grandin (2022)
-How to Walk by Thich Nhat Hanh (2015)
-A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, & Philip B. Warrick (2014)
-The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker (2018)
-Design for Belonging by Susie Wise (Stanford d.school) (2022)
-Neuro Teach by Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher (2016)
-15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, & Kaley Warner Klemp (2015)
Good luck as you dive into April, hoping we see you on the 28th for our virtual conference!