School Leaders as Readers: Select the Winter 2016 Book

Are you a school leader (principal, coach, superintendent, consultant)? Do you like to read (you should)? Then join us for our Winter 2016 book club!

From my blog page of the same name:

I’m convinced that it is not what we say but what we do as school leaders that makes the biggest impact on students and teachers in our respective buildings. To say, “I enjoy reading” is different than carrying a book or magazine with you while visiting classrooms during regular walkthroughs. To be observed in the act of reading is invaluable.

Below are the three ASCD books we are considering to read next:

To vote, post your choice in the comments. The book we will read will be announced on Monday, January 18. In the meantime, check out my own ASCD book Five Myths About Technology: How do we integrate digital tools to truly enhance learning?

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

23 thoughts on “School Leaders as Readers: Select the Winter 2016 Book”

    1. Thanks Beth, I appreciate it. I’m also intrigued by Questioning for Classroom Discussion, as it relates to our school’s building goal.


  1. mmmmmm – initially the ‘Questioning for Classroom Discussion” would be my choice, but then again the one on making decisions based on Student Assessment Data is one I would probably never find time to read unless there was some peer support, so its that one that gets my vote 🙂


  2. If I was in your book club, which I’m not so my vote shouldn’t count, I would vote for “Questioning for Discussion”, but I agree with other voters: they all look interesting.


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