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Superintendent's Book Club

 

Previous Book Clubs

February 19, 2014 - "Making Hope Happen" by Shane Lopez

 

Dr. Starr’s selected “Making Hope Happen,” by Shane Lopez, a senior scientist with Gallup for his book club discussion on February 19, 2014. Parents, staff, students, and the community were invited to join the discussion as members of the studio audience. Viewers at home were able to participate via Twitter and email.

May 21, 2013 - "Cage-Busting Leadership" by Frederick M. Hess

 
 

Dr. Starr selected “Cage-Busting Leadership” by Frederick M. Hess for his book club discussion on May 21, 2013. Parents, staff, students, and the community were invited to join the discussion as members of the studio audience. Viewers at home were able to participate via Twitter and email.

 

January 8, 2013 - "How Children Succeed" by Paul Tough

 
 

Dr. Starr selected “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough for his book club discussion on January 8, 2013. Parents, staff, students, and the community were invited to join the discussion as members of the studio audience. Viewers at home were able to participate via Twitter and email.

 

April 24, 2012 - "The Global Achievement Gap" by Tony Wagner

 
 

Dr. Starr selected “The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It” by Tony Wagner for his book club discussion on April 24, 2012. Parents, staff, students, and the community were invited to join the discussion as members of the studio audience. Viewers at home were able to participate via Twitter and email.

 

January 31, 2012 - "Drive" by Daniel Pink

 
 

Dr. Starr held his second book club on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, featuring the book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink. Dr. Starr led a panel discussion that included Mr. Pink. Hundreds of people joined the discuss in person, online, on MCPS TV, and at the Bethesda Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

 

Read coverage of the event in the Washington Post: Article 1 and   Article 2.  

November 29, 2011 - "Mindset" by Carol Dweck

 
 

Dr. Starr held his first book club on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, featuring the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck. Dr. Starr led a panel discussion that included Dr. Dweck, who participated via Skype from her office at Stanford University in California. Hundreds of people joined the discuss in person, online and on MCPS TV.

Read coverage of the event in the Washington Post and Bethesda Magazine.

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