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So lets make it official. The first book the #sschat book club will be discussing "Amusing Ourselves to Death" by Neil Postman.  This was the book we were discussing when the Idea of the book club was concieved.  The second book that we will be discussing is the book "What If?" by Robert Cowley, if you are interested get you hands on a copy.  More information will be forthcoming.  Dates will be clarified shortly.  Also look for a book suggestion vehicle on the site soon. Until then contact me on twitter if you have suggestions.

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Why Students Don't Like School--Chapter 8

Thank you for your patience during my week off as school started.  This year promises to be exciting.  This is my first year teaching freshman since my student teaching days at Taunton High School in…Continue

Started by Shauna Liverotti Aug 20, 2012.

Why Don't Students Like School--Chapter 7 2 Replies

Welcome to another week of the summer book chat!  Thank you all for the inspiring comments up until this point.  You have given me some good food for thought, excellent teaching ideas and comfort in…Continue

Tags: intelligences, #sschat, multiple, styles, learning

Started by Shauna Liverotti. Last reply by Shauna Liverotti Aug 12, 2012.

Why Don't Students Like School? --Chapter 6 4 Replies

Greetings everyone!  We have certainly reached the dog days of summer.  This is the time of year when Floridians get lazy.  We skip long walks, going to the gym and well, going outside in the daytime…Continue

Tags: #sschat, #sschatbook, education, learning, knowledge

Started by Shauna Liverotti. Last reply by Shauna Liverotti Aug 4, 2012.

Why Don't Students Like School--Chapter 5 2 Replies

I hope that this week found you well.  It seems that a good part of the nation is getting blasted with a heat wave so I hope that you are keeping cool. I had anticipated to attend the AP Annual…Continue

Started by Shauna Liverotti. Last reply by Shauna Liverotti Jul 29, 2012.

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Comment by Shawn McCusker on July 9, 2011 at 4:56pm
I have been reading AOTD and I love it. So far I am loving the discussion of how the medium of communication effects the message and can be in fact the message. I am sitting here waiting for the kids to go to sleep so I can dive in. Can't wait to here what the other people here think.
Comment by Joe Jacquot on July 9, 2011 at 4:29pm
Just got AOTD on my Kindle. I will begin reading tonight!
Comment by Jeff Kohls on July 2, 2011 at 11:58pm  

An activity book for all levels.

Comment by Mary J Johnson on June 12, 2011 at 5:37pm
I currently have five books competing for my attention: David McCullough's new book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map, Sarah Blakewell's How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Dominic A. Pacyga's Chicago: A Biography, and Emilie Carles' A Life of Her Own: A Countrywoman in Twentieth-Century France (translated from French). What am I thinking joining a book club???
Comment by Timothy Monreal on June 8, 2011 at 1:30am
Just ordered book!
Comment by Bill Chapman on June 6, 2011 at 9:11pm
Andrea, Shawn has asked me to moderate the discussion of Amusing Ourselves to Death. He wants to devote the month of July to discussing it. So, I guess you have the rest of this month to read and enjoy. I'm working up a set of possible discussion questions, which I hope to post soon. Hopefully, group members can think about them as they are reading, and maybe even add some of their own. I'm not yet sure about how we'll format the discussion, but hope to have a discussion about that later in June.
Comment by Shawn McCusker on May 31, 2011 at 11:52pm
Jerry, I think you have created the online digital equivalent of your childhood living room.  Thanks for sharing.  Very cool.
Comment by Kay Conners on May 30, 2011 at 8:27pm
I will get my books in order to our book chat. Haven't heard of either of the books, so looking forward to seeing where that leads.
Comment by Bill Chapman on May 28, 2011 at 4:57pm

Shawn, I have many books I'm itching to get into in the near future. Among them are:

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum


Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America by Peter Schrag


Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze American Gun Policy by Dennis Henigan


Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions by Stephen Macknik

Comment by Bill Chapman on May 28, 2011 at 4:51pm
Great photo Jerry. Thanks for sharing it.

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