I’ve been reading the book Social by Matthew D. Lieberman. It is a book recommended by the great Bryce Hedstrom. I’ve had the book on my bookshelf for a while and decided to dive back into it. General thoughts are that it is an enjoyable, easy read with a lot of anecdotal, and scientific evidence on the importances of being social. Though Social isn’t necessarily about the classroom it gives a lot of food for thought in how we should treat our students, and how we should expect our students to treat each other.
Part 1: Beginnings
The first chapter of the first book starts off with brief discussion of the author’s grandparents and how after his grandfather died, the fun-loving and energetic part of his grandmother died.