Click here to join Education Conversations, a live virtual discussion group happening 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.
2023 Reading Selections
- Jan 19th – The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
- Feb 16th – Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy by Carla Bergman
- Mar 16th – Bringing Up Bebe: one American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting by Pamela Druckerman
- Apr 20th – The Art of Talking with Children: the simple keys to nurturing kindness, creativity, and confidence in kids by Rebecca Rolland
- May 18th – The Danish Way of Parenting: What the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl
- Jun 15th – The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon
- Jul 20th – Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Becky Kennedy
- Aug 17th – ADHD 2.0: new science and essential strategies for thriving with distraction – from childhood through adulthood by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
- Sep 21st – Visual Thinking: the hidden gifts of people who think in pictures, patterns and abstractions by Temple Grandin
- Oct 19th – Sensitive: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World by Jenn Granneman and Andre Solo
- Nov 16th – Growing Up in Public: coming of age in a digital world by Devorah Heitner
- Dec 14th – Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
Antonio Buehler, founder of self-directed education center Abrome, leads this discussion group which votes to select books to read and discuss each year. 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.