Teach Students the True Value of a Book

The Value of a book

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…