In his book The Novice Advantage: Fearless Practice for Every Teacher, author Jonathan Eckert explores the concept of teachers thinking of themselves as novices who are constantly growing and learning instead of experts complacent with their practice.
During the months of July and August, the CTQ community will host a virtual book club to discuss topics from The Novice Advantage, which include defining the novice mindset, learning from mistakes, sharing expertise, and going public with practice.
Each week will focus on a different set of chapters:
- July 18 - 24: Preface through chapter 3
- July 25 - 29: Chapters 4 through 7
- August 1 - 5: Chapter 8
The virtual book club will include week-long slow chats on Facebook and Twitter—using the hashtag #CTQBKClub—and will end in a live Twitter chat with Jonathan Eckert. The Novice Advantage can be purchased from the publisher, Corwin Press.