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 College.
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Dr. Marty Seligman (2012), is inspired by Joan McArthur Blair’s August PD session on appreciative inquiry and resilience. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding and Well-being is part of the RDC Library Collection. It will soon be available for purchase at the RDC Campus Store. For more information about the book, please visit the RDC Library Blog.
“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.”
“Most of us think history is in the past. It’s Not. History is the stories we tell about the past.”
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/.
Following on the success of the inaugural book, Quiet, by Susan Cain, for the Quiet Book Club, the next book was inspired by the Get Your Heart in the Game workshop with Tammy Robertson.
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.
Back to the Events & Workshops page for current book selections.