My Stacks of Books
Read daily, explore a variety of genres and topics, and choose quality, “just right” books that will help you learn and grow as a reader and person.
These are the messages we pass onto our Lower School students each day, and it only makes sense that as the Head of Lower School, I should be modeling and practicing these same habits as well.
This is actually one of the easiest aspects of my job because I LOVE TO READ!
I don’t really have just one “stack” of books that I am reading or plan to read — I have “stacks” of books that can be found by my bedside, on my kitchen counter, on my desk at school, in Simone’s room, on my Kindle, or even in Tre’s diaper bag.
It is my belief that you can learn a lot about a person by looking at what they read. By sharing what I have been reading this summer and what I plan to read, I hope to give you some insight into what the Lower School faculty will be focusing on this coming year as well as give you a chance to know more about me as a person.
Books in what I would call my Professional Stack include:
- Schools Where Everyone Belongs (helping to guide our work on building community)
- Can We Talk About Race? (one resource guiding school-wide diversity and inclusivity initiatives)
- Best Practice: Bringing Standards to Life in America’s Classroom (reviewing Common Core in relationship to research on current best practices)
- Fierce Conversations (helping to support successful communication and courage to have difficult conversations)
Books in my nonfiction Personal Stack include:
- Romans- Becoming New in Christ (current choice of my bible study group)
- Good Night, Sleep Tight (my “sleep bible” for helping my children stay well-rested)
Books in my fiction and memoir Personal Stack include:
- Hunger Games Trilogy
- Gone Girl
- Thin Places
- Pray for Silence
- Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Books in my Mommy Stack include:
- Goodnight Moon and Hello, Bugs (Tre’s favorite books)
- Saturdays and Teacakes (Simone’s favorite book…at least this week)
- Berenstain Bears Series
- Curious George Series
- Dora the Explorer Series
What are you and your children reading?
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ― Oscar Wilde