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Armada by Ernest Cline
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A fun romp a la The Last Starfighter, with Cline's usual load of 80's movie and video game references. Doesn't hold a candle to Ready Player One in my mind, but a fun read nontheless.
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Reimagining Faith Formation for the 21st Century by John Roberto
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The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
The Year of Billy Miller
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A nice little heart-warming read.
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Faith Formation 2020 by John Roberto
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Roberto has great insights into what a 21st Century Church should be. Can't wait to read more of his books.
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Stephen R. Covey
“Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.” Is that not also the essence of good teaching?”
Stephen R. Covey, The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child At a Time

Ken Robinson
“Public schools were not only created in the interests of industrialism—they were created in the image of industrialism. In many ways, they reflect the factory culture they were designed to support. This is especially true in high schools, where school systems base education on the principles of the assembly line and the efficient division of labor. Schools divide the curriculum into specialist segments: some teachers install math in the students, and others install history. They arrange the day into standard units of time, marked out by the ringing of bells, much like a factory announcing the beginning of the workday and the end of breaks. Students are educated in batches, according to age, as if the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture. They are given standardized tests at set points and compared with each other before being sent out onto the market. I realize this isn’t an exact analogy and that it ignores many of the subtleties of the system, but it is close enough.”
Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Stephen King
“The Overlook was still not done with him. Written on the mirror, not in lipstick but in blood, was a single word:

REDRUM”
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

Ken Robinson
“To be creative you actually have to do something.”
Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Ken Robinson
“Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play. This turns possible underachievers into happy warriors.”
Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

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