What is the Quiet Book Club?
A chance to read a book, in quiet solitude, and then come together for a collegial discussion at the end! A no-pressure Book Club! Books are chosen based on its relevance to professional development or current topics of interest at Red Deer Polytechnic.
Upcoming Book Selection
SAVE-THE-DATE! QUIET BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION: CALL ME INDIAN
November 17, 2021
12:00 pm | Click here to join the session
In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we invite all students, staff, and faculty to read the current Quiet Book Club selection Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL’s First Treaty Indigenous Player by Fred Sasakamoose.
Recommended by Lloyd Desjarlais, Director of Indigenous Services, Teaching, Learning, and Research Division, the upcoming book selection is a story of racism and resilience and travels through trauma, triumph of NHL’s first Indigenous player.
Join us online on November 17 for a lunchtime conversation to share how the book has impacted you personally or professionally.
Read more via the Library Blog.
Archived BooksAn Urgency of Teachers: The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy (November 2019)
This title has been co-selected with the Centre for Learning & Innovation at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba. We are excited to have them join us virtually for our book discussion in November.
“Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy—the very fabric of society—Flourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including how the entire U.S. Army is now trained in emotional resilience; how innovative schools can educate for fulfillment in life and not just for workplace success; and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well-being.”
Thomas King’s, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is part of the RDC Library Collection.
For more in-depth reviews of the book, please visit the biblioTECH, Red Deer College Library Blog at https://bibliotech.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/the-inconvenient-indian/.
Mitch Albom’s, tuesdays with Morrie, a story of “an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson.” tuesdays with Morrie is part of the RDC Library Collection.
- Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts [Ted Talk] – bit.ly/quietted
- The Teacher’s Guide to Quiet – bit.ly/quietclassroom
- When Schools Overlook Introverts – bit.ly/quietlearning
- A Map of the Introvert’s Heart – bit.ly/quietintrovert
Updated October 4, 2021