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 2022
- January Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath
- February Untigering: peaceful parenting for the deconstructing tiger parent by Iris Chen
- March Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman
- April The Playful Classroom: The Power of Play for All Ages by Jed Dearybury
- May How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
- June Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- July When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids by Gregg Behr
- August Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in a Digital Age by Julie Bogart
- September The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices by Casper ter Kuile
- October Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
- November Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of Their Own Learning by Naomi Fisher
- December The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive by W. Thomas Boyce, MD
Book club titles for 2023
- January The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
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.