Sometimes as teachers we do a poor job of selling the value of reading.
I know I’ve been guilty in the past.
I told students they had to read because there was a test later in the week.
I told them they had to read because we were going over that section the next day.
I told them they had to read because the book that was assigned was an important book that they needed to read in order to be a part of the cultural conversation at large.
Yet, until recently I never told students that a book could be worth billions. Some of the wealthiest and most influential people of our time have been inspired by a book. Here are three examples. … Read more…