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Teachers Matter Book Club

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Be part of a community of educators exploring texts and themes around teaching and learning, both philosophically and practically.

For 2020 we will read a minimum of 3 books together. You will receive reading guides and facilitated weekly online discussions (via Facebook).

Great for individuals to dig deeper into their reading and this could also be handy for whole staff development or for beginning, relieving and returning teachers to build up their professional reading in achievable chunks.

Your Book Club Host: Megan Gallagher

Lead by classroom teacher and passionate educator, Megan Gallagher, the Teachers Matter Book Club guided sessions are on hosted weekly on a private Facebook Page.

WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS

New Zealand                    8-9pm
Victoria, Australia            6-7pm
NSW, Australia                 6-7pm
Adelaide, Australia          5.30-6.30pm
Queensland, Australia    5-6pm
Western Australia            3-4pm
United Arab Emirates     11-12 noon
South Africa                      9-10am
United Kingdom               7-8am

First Book for 2020 is The Whole Brain Child by Dr Dan. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The 'upstairs brain', which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-20s. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain.

By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting and the classroom, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth. With clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

Four Options to Choose From

Test The Waters - join for the first book

45 first book
  • Join us for the first book only (book not included)
  • Weekly reading guide with questions, summaries and ideas to explore

Do It Yourself - Unguided - Buy Your Own Book

97 pp/year
  • 3 books a year - buy your own books (hardcopy, audiobooks or ebook links provided)
  • Weekly reading guide with questions, summaries and ideas to explore

Guided Weekly Book Club - Buy Your Own Book

117 pp/year
  • 3 books a year - buy your own books (hardcopy, audiobooks or ebook links provided)
  • Weekly reading guide with questions, summaries and ideas to explore
  • Weekly LIVE Private Book Club chat about each chapter
  • Links to videos & relevant articles
  • Sharing and learning from like minded people
  • Voting rights for Books 2 & 3 in 2020

Guided Weekly Book Club - Three Books Supplied to You

237 pp/year
  • 3 books a year - sent to you (taking the hassle out of the buying)
  • Weekly reading guide with questions, summaries and ideas to explore
  • Weekly LIVE Private Book Club chat about each chapter
  • Links to videos & relevant articles
  • Sharing and learning from like minded people
  • Voting rights for Books 2 & 3 in 2020

Books covered in 2019 included:

  • The Next Generation - Tony Ryan
  • 12 Brain Rules - Dr John Medina
  • Disobedient Teaching - Welby Ings