November 6, 2018

Our students, throughout their academic lives, have had every important adult they know tell them that they should read.

Yet once they leave school, nearly everyone they meet hopes that they don’t.

This is the paradox I present my students with on the first days of school each year: a confrontation with the reality that, by and large, there are deeply rooted, systemic arguments for everyday people (...

June 12, 2018

“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”  

― Malcolm Gladwell

Books are a natural “tipper.” They energize, tip us to tears or giggles or electric moments of insight. Many books inspire action-taking, and the do-gooding spreads!  Look at those dandelion seeds in the image above. One gentle breeze and they ar...

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