CASTLE Summer Book Club – Update 2

willingham03Registration for the 2009 CASTLE Summer Book Club closes this Wednesday at midnight. To date we have 159 participants, which blows the doors off of last year’s total of 125. A week ago we had 81 participants, so we’ve effectively doubled the size of the group in the last seven days. Awesome!

We’re reading Why Don’t Students Like School? by Dr. Daniel Willingham, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia. I selected this book despite the fact that my alma mater, The College of William & Mary, is a fierce in-state academic rival of UVA so you know the book has to be pretty good! Sorry, those of you who have asked for a Kindle version…

Stay in touch as you have questions. I’ll see some of you online starting next week! 

3 Responses to “CASTLE Summer Book Club – Update 2”

  1. Scott,

    I’m very interested in signing up but I’m wondering how you will logistically manage a discussion with 159 people. Are the participants broken down into smaller groups?

    Jennette

  2. Hi Jennette! Yes, we’ll be breaking up into smaller groups like we did last year. Not sure how big each group will be, but definitely smaller than 159!

  3. Am I too late to join in? Sounds like a terriffic idea.

    Rob Ackerman
    Principal
    Lane School
    Bedford, MA

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