Click here to join Education Conversations, a live virtual discussion group happening 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 2020:
- Jan 30: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
- Feb 27: A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
- Mar 26: Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice by Nathan Maynard
- April: Raising a Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age by Julianna Miner
- May through June 4th: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Starting June 18th: The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough
- July 16 & 23: Education and the Significance of Life by Jiddu Krishnamurti
- July 30 & August 6: Learning in Depth by Kieran Egan
- Starting August 13: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Starting September 17: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
- Starting October 1: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
- Starting November 5: Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture by Diana Senechal
- Starting December 3: Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work by Akilah S. Richards
- December 10: Author visit with Akilah S. Richards
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.