We added a Friday post so that we could feature Steve Nelson, Head of School at the Calhoun School, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. (We sincerely apologize for not getting this post up earlier this week; we were pretty excited by the books in our Beyond the Marches post and well, forgot.) In addition to serving as a Valley News columnist, Mr. Nelson has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and worked as an administrator at Vermont Law School and Landmark College.
Mr. Nelson will visit the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vermont at 7 pm on February 8th to discuss First, Do No Harm. The event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are recommended as space is limited. Call 802-649-1114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your seat.
1. What three books have helped shape you into the author you are today, and why?
- The Magic Years by Selma Fraiberg – I read this as an undergraduate and it inspired a lifelong interest in children (including my own), how they develop and how we should love and nurture them.
- Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol – As with other Kozol books, Amazing Grace is beautifully written and should inspire loving outrage in any human.
- Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner – Mr. Gardner’s work should have changed how we see other humans and how we educate children. It hasn’t, and it’s a shame.