Battle of the Books EDU: The Short List Revealed

by | April 24, 2018 | 0 comments

After a week of voting, we are pleased to announce the short list for the first ever voicEd Radio Summer Reading Book Club. If you’ve missed all the excitement, our goal is to come up with a single book that anyone involved in our current conversations in education will be encouraged to read this summer, […]

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After a week of voting, we are pleased to announce the short list for the first ever voicEd Radio Summer Reading Book Club. If you’ve missed all the excitement, our goal is to come up with a single book that anyone involved in our current conversations in education will be encouraged to read this summer, talk about (amongst yourselves, and On Air), blog about and think about on a deeper level.

In our first phase of the process, we received 25 book recommendations from our listeners and we invited folks to vote for their top three. That process closed on Sunday, April 22 at 7 PM followed by a special broadcast with Derek Rhodenizer and Stephen Hurley at 9 PM on Sunday. If you missed that broadcast, you can listen here:

So, after applying a rather simple algorithm to the voting (3 points for a first choice vote, 2 points for a second choice and 1 point for a third choice), we’re thrilled to announce the shortlist for this year’s voicEd Radio Summer Book Club:

  1. Grit by Angela Duckworth
  2. Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
  3. Inquiry Mindset by Trevor MacKenzie and Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt
  4. Make Just One Change by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana
  5. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey
  6. The End of Education by Neil Postman

Beginning this Sunday, April 29th, we’ll be launching a tournament style series of broadcasts where those that recommended the shortlisted books will be coming on to voicEd Radio to defend their choices. Our goal is to arrive at our official Summer Book Club selection by the end of May.

Thanks to all who have participated in the selection process and we look forward to sharing some lively discussion over the next few weeks as we move closer to our final selection!

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