Click here to join Education Conversations, a live virtual discussion group happening 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6pm.
Westbank Libraries’ Parenting and Education Conversations touches upon topics in parenting and education, with a focus on the psychology that informs our approach to raising and teaching children in grades K-12. Participants engage in lively discussions on the topic, and we encourage educators and parents to attend to offer multiple perspectives and voices.
Book club titles for 2021:
- January: Curious: the Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It by Ian Leslie
- February: Raising Good Humans: a Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids by Hunter Clarke-Fields
- March: The Teenage Brain: a Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen
- April: The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter by Greg Toppo
- May: Creating Cultures of Thinking: the 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools by Ron Ritchhart
- June: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom
- July 1: Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher
- July 15 through August: Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life by Annette Lareau
- September: The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip and Dan Heath
- October: Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff
- November: Caste: the Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
- December: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.
Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:
- Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
- Mute if there is background noise.
- Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
- Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
- Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.