A Whole New Mind

Book Group

Coming Soon...

Our first meeting to discuss the book "A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink is Friday August 30. We will meet after our district PD meeting at Sherlock's in Cottleville to grab some lunch and discuss our thoughts about what we read in the first section, pages 1 - 61.

Even if you can't make the discussions, I highly encourage everyone to read this book, especially new teachers. An easy and entertaining read, it will give you so much to think about and plenty of encouragement in one of the 21st century's most important occupations - a Fine Arts teacher.

Sign-up to Join the book group here.

Book Group Meeting #1

Friday, Aug. 30th, 12pm

5373 Highway N, Cottleville, MO 63304

Cottleville, MO

Reading #1: Part One: The Conceptual Age (pgs 1 - 61)

Thoughts as you read:

· Pink says “leading a healthy, happy, successful life depends on [using] both hemispheres of your brain.” How does using—or not using—both hemispheres of your brain affect your life, work, and society?

· Abundance, Asia, and Automation: How do you think these three areas have an influence on how we in the Fine Arts should be providing education to students?

Access to the book...


At Mid-Rivers Barnes and Noble - $16

B&N online - $13.98

Amazon.com - $11.49


Kindle version 9.99

Nook version 12.99

Audio book:

If you don't already have a hard copy of the book, audible.com has an ebook version for 4.95 (or free if you try a 30 day free trial of audible.com). Amazon has a link here.

Online Book:

And this may be too good to be true, but I think it is also online (for free!) here.

BE A DESIGN DETECTIVE: Grand Center Architecture Tour

Saturday, Sep. 14th, 10am-12pm

3534 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, MO

The Grand Center Architecture Walking Tour provides a fascinating look into the district’s magnificent buildings, rich history, dynamic neighborhood, and vibrant arts culture. The free 1.5-mile tour will take walkers on a journey back in time, supported by a richly detailed narrated history, as well as provide a glimpse of the exciting plans for the future.

Tours start from Strauss Park at the intersection of Grand and Washington. - See more at: http://www.grandcenter.org/calendar/event/2013/09/07/grand-center-architecture-tours/#sthash.LAlqlB88.dpuf

You must sign up for one of the 15 slots: Sign up for the Architecture Tour HERE.

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Michelle Ridlen, K - 12 Fine Arts Content Leader

Give me a call or email me if you have questions or comments on the book study.