I originally got this idea from listening to a podcast of the Tim Ferriss Show with Derek Sivers. Derek shared the importance of us sharing our work online. “If your work isn’t online, it basically doesn’t exist.” He added that we should also “share the process and the residue” of our work. “People really do want to see how the sausage gets made, so become a documentarian of what you do.” One of the ways he does this is by documenting what he reads in the form of Book Notes on his website.
I read a lot of books, highlighting ideas of the author, taking notes in the margins, making connections and asking questions. I thought it would be interesting (and hopefully useful for readers) to document my notes on books I read starting in 2016. So, that is what you will get here.
It’s important to understand that these are book notes – neither reviews, comprehensive summaries, nor polished narratives. In these notes you will find a mixture of author ideas, my personal questions and thoughts, as well as a few direct quotes from the texts. I hope you find these notes useful. Let me know if you do, or if you have suggestions for improving the idea.
Links to books note (alphabetical by title):
- Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless In a Traditional Grades School – Starr Sackstein
- The New Pillars of Modern Teaching – Gayle Allen