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Reading list

Not a very exciting post this – just a list of the books that I have read over the past couple of years or so. Not sure what this list says about me, other than that I have an ongoing fascination with certain topics: memory, synesthesia, thinking, teaching  and numbers.

Ariely, D. Predictably Irrational. 2008
Brown, S. Play. 2009
Carey, Benedict. How we learn. 2014
Chabris, C & Simons, D. The Invisible Gorilla. 2010
Coyle, D. The Talent Code. 2009
Csikszentmihalyi, M. Flow. 1992
Cytowic, R. The man who tasted shapes. 1993
Duckworth, A. Grit. 2017
Duhigg, C. The Power of Habit. 2012
Eagleman, D. Incognito. 2011
Epstein, D. Range. 2019
Ericsson, A. & Pool, R. Peak. 2016
Frankl, V. Man’s search for meaning. 1946
Gladwell, M. Blink. 2005
Gladwell, M. The Tipping Point. 2000
Gladwell, M. Outliers: The Story of Success. 2008
Gladwell, M. David & Goliath. 2013
Harari, Y. Sapiens. 2011
Harris, P. Simultaneous learning. 2012
Harris, P. The practice process. 2014
Harris, P. The virtuoso teacher. 2012
Johnson, S. Who moved my cheese? 1998
Kahneman, D. Thinking, fast and slow. 2011
Levitt, S. & Dubner, S. Think like a freak. 2014
Luria, A R. The mind of a mnemonist. 1968
Marsh, H. Do no harm. 2014
Mischel, W. The Marshmallow Test. 2014
Mlodinow, L. Elastic. 2019
Mlodinow, L. Subliminal. 2012
Mlodinow, L. The drunkard’s walk. 2008
Pink, D. Drive. 2009
Pink, D. When. 2018
Rusbridger, A. Play it again. 2014.
Sacks, O. The man who mistook his wife for a hat. 1985
Sinek, S. Together is better. 2016
Sinek, S. Start with why. 2009
Syed, M. Bounce. 2010
Syed, M. Black Box Thinking. 2015
Syed, M. Rebel ideas. 2019
Thaler, R. Misbehaving. 2015
Walker, S. The undefended leader. 2011

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Music at Monkton

Welcome to the new blog site for the Music Department of Monkton Combe School. This is completely new territory for me, but hopefully once things are underway this might give a few insights into the daily musical life of our school!