Led by Antonio Buehler, founder of Abrome, Westbank Library’s Smart Schooling Book Group comes together once a month to discuss books that touch upon topics in education, with an emphasis on the psychology that should inform how we approach education. The group focuses on K-12 education and reads primarily non-fiction, and participants engage in lively discussions on the topic.
2018 Reading List:
- Jan 25 – Mindset by Carol Dweck
- Feb 22 – Creative Schools by Ken Robinson
- Mar 29 – Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
- Apr 26 – Free to Learn by Peter Gray
- May 31 – The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
- Jun 28 – Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz
- Jul 26 – Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
- Aug 30– How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
- Sep 27 – Most Likely to Succeed by Tony Wagner
- Oct 25 – Teaching to Transgress by Bell Hooks
- Nov 29 – Schools Our Children Deserve by Alfie Kohn
- Dec 20 – The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith (last Thursday falls during Winter Break)
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.