Book Review: The End of Average

Book Review: The End of Average, How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness by Harvard scientist Todd Rose By Becky Sipos You might think a book about the story of “average” would be arcane and uninteresting, but I was hooked from the opening anecdote. The book begins with the story of the Air Force in … Continue reading “Book Review: The End of Average”

Examining Poverty & Cultivating Empathy: Three Books that Will Expand Your Perspective

By Becky Sipos The first is Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, my book club’s nonfiction selection this month. I thought the horrific stories of life in the slums of Mumbai, India, would be too awful to read, but Boo’s empathetic portrayal really drew me into their lives. I cheered for Abdul, the young garbage … Continue reading “Examining Poverty & Cultivating Empathy: Three Books that Will Expand Your Perspective”

3 Books All Educators Should Read this Summer

By Becky Sipos  Count me among the millions who have watched Ken Robinson’s 2006 Ted Talk on “How Schools Kill Creativity,” (the most viewed in the organization’s history), so when it was time to select books for my summer reading column, I knew one book I would choose was Robinson’s new book “Creative Schools The … Continue reading “3 Books All Educators Should Read this Summer”

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