Fostering Community Through Shared Intellectual Experience
在一个24小时新闻循环的世界里, 网络游戏, and social media constantly distract and compete for our attention, the faculty at 美高梅官方网站app believe in the power of reading to instill compassion, 创造力, 正念, 和我们学生的幸福.
Countless studies show that reading promotes empathy, 想象力, 神经元的刺激, 加强互联互通.
“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist. We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something else may be happening biologically.”
---Gregory Berns, Researcher and Director of Emory University’s Center for Neuropolicy
美高梅官方网站app's 所有学校读 is designed to foster a sense of community by encouraging a shared intellectual experience across the school. The 所有学校读 tradition at Northwood has been in place for more than thirty years. Recent titles have included The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown), 另一个韦斯·摩尔:一个名字, 两种命运(韦斯·摩尔), The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives (Dashka Slater), 坚不可摧(劳拉·希伦布兰德), Where You Go Is Not What You'll Be (Frank Bruni), 圣桥. Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder), Freakonomics (Steven Levitt and Stephen J. 《美高梅下载》(Malala Yousafzai). 每年春天, 教师委员会, 工作人员, and administration selects a 书 to be read by all members of the school community before arriving the academic year begins.
Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is Creating Meaning.
This 书 was nominated by faculty member Kelvin Martinez. 这是我先生的私人留言. Martinez about why he chose this 书 for our community.
《美高梅下载》于2017年出版, 自从我读了它, 我把它送给家人了, 学生, 还有球员的生日礼物. What initially struck me was that even though the people who received this 书 and proceeded to read it came from vastly different cultures and upbringings, the principles within the 书 rang a similar chord to all. If you ask any of them, do you want your actions to mean something to you or somebody? Do you want to wake up on a Monday morning and feel a sense of 目的 and know that whatever you are creating with your life matters? Do you want to lay your head on your pillow late at night and feel a sense of gratitude and reverence for the day you had because it mattered? 所有人的回答都是肯定的. 本书的四大支柱, 归属感, 目的, 讲故事, 和超越, have all helped me and those to whom I have gifted the 书 in our never-ending journey towards creating 目的 and meaning. Belonging talks about relationships with others. A fulfilling life begins with 归属感 and meaningful relationships we develop with others. The second, 目的, talks about our feeling of contributing to others and society. Storytelling talks about the way in which we make sense of our place in the world. Lastly, transcendence is about connecting to something bigger than ourselves. I hope you find these four pillars empowering in your journey to creating meaning this year!
We encourage 学生 to buy their copy from Lake Placid’s independent 书store, 书店的好处 (www.the书storeplus.com) or from their own local, independent 书store.
有一个 audio书 可在Audible上使用的版本: http://www.audible.com/pd/The-Power-of-Meaning-Audiobook/B01N1ZPJ02
也有 电子书 version available on Kindle and other eReaders.
有一个 电子书 copy available through Northwood’s Overdrive account. If you are interested in that version, please contact the school librarian, Ms. 马丁(email@example.com)
Watching film adaptations or reading online summaries like SparkNotes, 虽然可能很有趣，而且节省时间, cannot compare to engaging with and connecting to the texts themselves. 学生们会欺骗自己, as well as infringing upon the Northwood Honor Code, by substituting these sources for actual reading. In other words, you are required to read the 书s. If so preferred, electronic (e-书s) are acceptable for completing the readings.