WHAT IF WE ALL READ #SIXTYBOOKS A YEAR?

readreflectreapeatWhat if we all read #SixtyBooks a year?

Every single one of us.

Students. Teachers. Parents.

What if we carved out time in each day and set it aside for reading? What if we read a few pages whenever we got the chance? What if we read books recommended to us by others in order to expand the story we know about the world? What if we read a variety of authors, books from every country, books representing many experiences and perspectives?

What if we spent more time talking with one another about what we’ve read, and what we’ve learned from what we’ve read?

What if?


Imagine a world in which every one of us reads #SixtyBooks a year.

They can be books we want to read for fun or books we read for information, required reading, suggested reading, shared reading, books read to us, books we read to other people, books we’ve read once (or many times) before, any book at all.

Now, imagine the conversations we would have with one another.

Imagine the topics we might discuss.

Imagine the levels of understanding and empathy we would reach.

This is what #SixtyBooks is all about.


 


#SixtyBooks is more than a reading challenge or a reading goal, because it is actually the result of what happens when we make reading a priority.

It’s not about the number of books that we read; it’s about what we learn and share because of the books we read.

It’s about who we become as a result of what we learn and share.

#SixtyBooks is a reading movement.

It’s a simple pledge that we can all make by stating:

“I will make reading a regular part of my daily routine.”


Please visit the #SixtyBooks website to find out more, take the pledge, and join this reading movement.

~What did YOU do in school today?

WHAT IF WE ALL TELL OTHERS WHAT WE APPRECIATE ABOUT THEM?

What if…we all took just a minute or two each day to tell other people, those with whom we learn, or work, or live what it is that we appreciate about them?

Maybe it’s the way they always listenwhatifwealltellotherswhatweappreciateaboutthem when you need to talk to someone.

Maybe it’s the way they come up with new ideas and include you in the process.

Maybe it’s their knack for telling silly jokes and always knowing how to break the tension during awkward moments.

Maybe they lent you a book that had a significant impact on you.

Maybe they just say hi every morning and always take time to ask you how you are. 

What if we wrote down (on actual paper) what we appreciate about them and, as we told them, we also gave them the hand-written note to keep?

What if every administrator did this? Once a day? Once a week? Once a month?

What if we encouraged our students to do this — to think of others and to take the time to let other people know they’re appreciated more often?

What if?

~What did YOU do in school today?