I can’t believe we’re starting a new school year, summer went by way too quickly! We took a couple months off the blog, and while that was nice, I’m anxious to be writing, learning, and sharing ideas and strategies for Suzuki teaching and parenting with my readers again.
I’m especially excited to announce the 2019-2020 book club picks, but first, a little background:
As I went through your suggestions, and discussed my ideas with mcKenzie, we decided it might be a good idea to pick a theme for this year’s books. The theme for this year is…
Da dada dah!
Business and personal development!
We’re also going to pick fewer books, and spend more time with each one. We’ll have a month to read and then a month to implement ideas from that book.
In September, we are going to read tart: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters by Jon Acuff, and then in October we are going to implement a few of the ideas from that book.
I’m really excited about this plan, because I read, and read, and read, but i don’t really let a book CHANGE my behavior too often. Honestly, because i read too many books and have too many ideas to actually implement! This way, we’re slowing down the reading so that we can really savor the ideas, and strategies, and then use what we think will work best for our own lives and students.
So here we go:
September: Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters by Jon Acuff
October: Implementation Time!
November: How to Write Copy That Sells: The Step-By-Step System for More Sales, to More Customers, More Often by Ray Edwards
December: Implementation Time!
February: Implementation Time!
March: The Savvy Music Teacher: Blueprint for Maximizing Income & Impact by David Cutler
April: Implementation Time!
May: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown
June: Implementation Time!
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
August: Implementation Time!
I’m excited to spend more time in each book with you and hear how you are using the information and ideas to transform your teaching and your studio businesses.
What books would you add to the list? Any surprises here? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
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