Learn, Learn, Learn
Issue #10 / week of September 17, 2018
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Enjoy a helping of the best medicine: laughter. These comedic suggestions to help you bring out your belly laugh.
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (book and movie)- Follow along on the adventures and memories of a 100 year old man in good health who decides to break out of his nursing home. Enjoy this story in book form, on DVD, or on Amazon Prime streaming.
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (book)- This book is the first installment in the Thursday Next series which follows a literary detective in the alternate reality of a literature obsessed England.
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If you suspect that you will want to binge watch something during Fall Break, consider learning while you relax on the couch. The following suggestions are both entertaining and informative:
Liquid Science (Netflix)- Follow the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA as he explores his lifelong love of science via topics ranging from cybernetics to global warming.
Explained (Netflix)- This weekly show produced in partnership with Vox media explores a wide range of topics in short episodes covering topics from the racial wealth gap to K-Pop to the world water crisis.
There is no shame in wanting to learn more about our chosen field (even if you are on a break). If you want to take a dip into media about the world of education, take a look at these suggestions.
Schooled by Gordon Korman (book)- This quick, lighthearted read follows a boy who was raised on a commune and is abruptly integrated into regular middle school life. It is a heartwarming look at how abnormal "normal" life can be.
America to Me (Starz)- Each week, navigate through the challenges facing suburban Chicago schools in providing equitable education to all students. At the very least, key reviews of this series are thought-provoking.
Suggested Fall Break Reads or Scenes: Whether or not you get to take time off from work, Fall Break is the perfect opportunity to delve into a book, television series, movie, or documentary to either distract or expand your mind.
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While these books are not specifically about the world of education, they are very applicable to your work with other educators, students, and even yourself as you develop.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (book)- Roughly one-third of our population are introverts. Learn how to tap into the brilliance of those around you or unlock the powers of your own introversion.
Start with Why by Simon Sinek (book)- Learn how many of the world's greatest leaders have inspired innovation, loyalty, and influence by maintaining a clear connection with their "why"--the true core of what drives what they do.
Whether or not you can make it to the beach, these quick and easy reads may give you that reading-at-the-beach feeling.
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (book)- After the death of his mom, young David is thrust into a land ruled by a mysterious king and his book of secrets that is a strange reflection of his world.
The Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith (books)- This series of four books so far follows private detective Cormoran Strike as he unravels compelling mysteries.
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson (book)- Follow along as our heroine gets divorced two weeks after her wedding and mysteriously inherits a brownstone and tenants from her ex-husband's great aunt whom she met only once.
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