Summer is dancing just around the corner. I have 3 1/2 hours left of this academic year. Somehow, it seems too much and not nearly enough all at the same time. I feel this way every year. I am tired and in need of rest but will miss seeing these kids every day.
As I contemplate the luxury of a swath of unscheduled time for the first time in six years, I have a long list of things I want to do. High on that list is catching up on some reading. Two of the books I really want to tackle this summer are Whistling Vivaldi and Lab Girl.
Whistling Vivaldi explores how stereotypes affect us and what we can do. I am hoping I will gain insights that will help me better understand myself and my students.
Lab Girl is a memoir about a female scientist. I am hoping for a nice diversion and perhaps a book that I can share with my students to break some of those stereotypes.