Book Clubs

Register to participate in one of two Book Clubs being offered in Spring 2023.

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Last Day to Register: January 17th


The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

book cover of The Power of Moments

Book Club Facilitator: Emily Hixon, Center for Faculty Excellence

Book Authors: Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Book Description (Excerpted from Amazon):While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

Book Club Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday, February 22, 12:30-2:00 pm (virtual via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, March 22, 12:30-2:00 pm(virtual via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, April 19, 12:30-2:00 pm(virtual via Zoom)

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

book cover for Make it Stick

Book Club Facilitators: Janet Garwood and Kelly Herbert, College of Nursing

Book Authors: Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, & Mark A. McDaniel

Book Description (Excerpted from Amazon): To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.

Book Club Meeting Dates

  • Monday, February 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm (Hammond-NILS 240, Westville-LSF 056, or virtual) (Read Chapters 1-3)
  • March 20, 11:00am – 12:00pm (Hammond-NILS 240, Westville-LSF 056, or virtual) (Read Chapters 4-6)
  • Monday, April 17, 11:00am – 12:00pm (Hammond-NILS 240, Westville-LSF 056, or virtual) (Read Chapters 7 and 8)

Books Read in Previous Book Clubs