Welcome to the OSBA Book Club! We are looking forward to continuing the goal of lifelong learning through the reading and sharing of more great books. Our goal is to choose books that are of interest to school district leaders and that can help them in better understanding their work, growing their relationships with staff and community members, building leadership skills or simply because of personal interest.
It's free to join the OSBA Book Club but you must be registered as a Book Club member to receive its communication. Book Club members receive email notification when a new book is selected. As we read each book, we'll send members two or three thought questions for personal use or to encourage discussion at board meetings or with district leadership team colleagues.
We will begin reading again this fall with Stepping Forward: A Positive, Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives, by Richard C. Harwood. In this book, Harwood gives us a new and inspiring blueprint to rediscover what we share in common and actively build upon it. He argues that to get our country moving in the right direction, these efforts must start in our local communities by refocusing on the good in each other.
The dates are below to begin reading and the dates the thought questions will be sent out for your own use:
Wed., Sept. 15 Begin reading
Wed., Sept. 29 Thought Questions for Part I through Part II, Principle 4
Wed., Oct. 13 Thought Questions for Part II, Principle 5 - Part III
We will have you click here to order the book through Amazon once it is chosen.
The OSBA Book Club began in the winter of 2014 with "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character", by Paul Tough. Check out the many great selections we have read since then. Please join us for our current book or spice up your knowledge with one of our previous reads. OSBA Book Club is a cost-free program allowing member districts (board members, administrators and district staff and community members) to read and learn together. OSBA's Cheryl W. Ryan explains why you should join the Book Club in the video under "Resources."Do you have a suggestion for another book that would be a great addition to the OSBA Book Club Series? Email Teri Morgan with your suggestion.