Let’s try this again, shall we? The Storytime Underground Book Club

After a slightly hiccuped first-go-round, the Storytime Underground Book Club is back with a vengeance. We’d like to announce our next book club selection, as well as the plan for both live and asynchronous discussion. Without further ado…

Ungifted CoverIf you’re interested in participating in the Storytime Underground Book Club, or if you just want to read along, you’ll want to get your hands on a copy of Scott Barry Kaufman’s Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined: The Truth About Talent, Practice, Creativity, and the Many Paths to Greatness. This title was selected from librarian Cate‘s great bookshelf stocked with titles relevant to cognitive science, children, and learning. Make plans to read/skim/research the book between now and mid-November, which is when discussion will take place in the following fashion:

  • Asynchronous discussion will begin on Monday, November 11 and continue through Friday, November 15 on the Storytime Underground Facebook Group. A question will be posted there each morning, and anyone interested in participating in the discussion can join in there.
  • Live discussion will take place the evening of Thursday, November 14 on Twitter. We’ll plan to start discussion using the hashtag #sucogsci at 9 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m. Central / 7 p.m. Mountain / 6 p.m. Pacific. The live discussion will last an hour, and a record of the Twitter chat will be posted to the Storytime Underground site after the discussion.

We hope this new arrangement will work for anyone interested in participating in the Storytime Underground Book Club. If you’ve got questions, suggestions, or concerns, let us know in the comments or via e-mail here.

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