Montgomery Township School District

You’re invited to join a Community Book Club!
 
The Montgomery Township School District is pleased to announce our 6th Annual Community Book Club – a learning opportunity for the entire community. You are invited to join district administrators in an entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking book discussion.
 
The goal of the Community Book Club is to bring together diverse members of the community in a joint exploration of a topic or piece of literature. These discussions are open to any adult member of the Montgomery Township community and all district staff members.  We hope you will be able to join us!
 
Please purchase the book prior to your first meeting. Additional information will be emailed by your facilitator before the first meeting. 
 
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This year’s books are...
 

Media Moms and Digital Dads: A Fact Not Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age

Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens? Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are impacting childhood? Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds

Hosted by: Fiona Borland, Director of Instructional Technology

May 24 & June 7  4:15pm-5:30pm at the Montgomery School District Administrative Offices - Center for Teaching and Learning

To register for this book club, click here 

 

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. 

The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility... Amazon Review 

Hosted by Nancy Gartenberg, Superintendent

Dates are May 25 and June 6   10:00am-11:30am in the Administrative Offices - Center for Teaching and Learning

To register for this book club, click here. 

 

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.

That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.

Hosted by: Corie Gaylord, Director of Student Academic and Counseling Services  

Dates are May 26 and June 9  3:00pm-5:00pm in the MHS Media Center

 

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