Parents Read, Too! with MCGT CHOICES Chapter

The MCGT CHOICES Chapter library presents: Parents Read, Too!

Let’s face it; many of our kids didn’t fall too far from the tree, and we enjoy feeding our minds as much as they do. Here is an opportunity for the adults to gather and exchange thoughts without trying to solve the problems of our world.

October 26, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Written by David Epstein (The Sports Gene). Epstein argues for breadth over depth in a changing world, and against early specialization.

We’ll meet one Saturday morning each quarter this school year to discuss a non-fiction book about learning. We’ve chosen books with elements we might apply to ourselves as well as to our own families. With any luck, we will both agree and disagree with the authors and each other, and all come away with some food for thought.

January 25, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 – Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom. Written by Kerry McDonald. While McDonald is a proponent of homeschooling, this book takes a view that education is much bigger than where you attend school, and provokes thought about shifting learning models from the Industrial Age to the Imagination Age.

April 25, 2020 from 10:00-11:30 – The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child. Written by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. The team that brought us The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline provides strategies to work towards balance, resilience, insight, and empathy.

Come to one or come to all, and try to read at least a good chunk of the book before we meet. 

Edina Community Center, MCGT Office, Room 315. Bring your own coffee; we’ll provide a snack.

RSVPs are requested but not required to [email protected].

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