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.
2017 Reading List:
- Jan 26 – Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel Willingham
- Feb 23 – The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine
- Mar 30 – Wounded by School by Kirsten Olson
- Apr 27 – Free to Learn by Peter Gray
- May 25 – Overschooled but Undereducated by John Abbott
- Jun 29 – Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman
- Jul 27 – The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik
- Aug 31– Drive by Daniel Pink
- Sep 28 – Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood by A. S. Neill
- Oct 26 – The End of Average by Todd Rose
- Nov 30 – Old School by Tobias Wolff (novel)
- Dec 28 – On hiatus
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. Buehler wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives.