I am embarrassed to say that it has been over a year since I wrote a “Percussion Education Reads” blog post. I don’t want to make an excuse for not posting. Instead, I want to post some of the things I have read that have made a lasting impression. For the remainder of the year, my goal is to post two “Percussion Education Reads.” If you have something that you enjoyed reading, please forward it to me and I will check it out. I hope everyone is well!
How To Be A Confident, Concise Communicator (Even When You Have To Speak Off The Cuff)
Learn more about the PREP framework and how to be a concise communicator. Thanks to Lisa MacDonald for the recommendation.
Time Management 101 – Carolyn Bremer
Carolyn’s Time Management post has been one of the most popular posts on this blog. Whenever I am giving a presentation to university students, I always mention the tactics outlined in this post.
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
I read this book with the PAS Summer Book Club led by Oliver Molina. I had never done a bookclub before and I was glad to have the opportunity to join this one and read this book. It is broken into 7 sections and each section poses a coaching question. I think this is an excellent book and definitely one I would recommend to educators.
68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice – Kevin Kelly
One of the best things I have read this year! You can also watch Kevin read these 68 bits of advice.