May 2017 Resources
By Joseph McDonald, Nancy Mohr, Alan Dichter and Elizabeth McDonald
Now in its third edition, this bestseller features substantial updates that take into account recent developments in the field of facilitative leadership. The authors have also added 11 totally new protocols, including “Peer Review Protocol” and “Looking at Student Work with Equity in Mind.” This essential teaching and professional development tool includes: step-by-step descriptions of how educators can use protocols to study together, work on problems of practice, teach well, and explore students’ work; explanations of the particular purpose for each protocol, discussions of the value that educators have found in using them, and helpful tips for facilitators.
A Spirituality of Fundraising
by Henri J. M. Nouwen, edited by John S. Mogabgab
Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate money. Is it time to change the way you view this important task? Reading this short book of Nouwen’s insights, compiled by John Mogabgab, may help. “Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry,” renowned author and teacher Henri Nouwen writes in the introduction. Nouwen approaches fundraising from a position of strength rather than weakness, seeing it as spiritual work. “Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging,” he points out. “The core of fundraising is casting a compelling vision that people want to be part of.”
by Michael Lewis
How did a pair of Israeli psychologists come to have so much to say about matters of the human mind that they more or less anticipated a book about American baseball written decades in the future? What possessed two guys in the Middle East to sit down and figure out what the mind was doing when it tried to judge a baseball player, or an investment, or a presidential candidate? And how on earth does a psychologist win a Nobel Prize in economics? Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues.
– recommended by The Link guest author and former SCSBC Director of Learning, Bill de Jager