TAEA 2017 Book Study

The Book Study with TAEA!

Join us for our book study with a book suggested by a member and selected for our 2017 reading list through the survey!

What is a book study, you ask?

A book study is when a group of people read a selected book and come together to discuss it. The discussion can be in-person, if you are on the same campus, for example, or virtually, with a community of learners. The TAEA book study engages TAEA members in a selection of books from which we can focus on best practices in art education, share and discuss issues in education and find ways to improve our work as artists and teachers. We encourage participants to start reading the book prior to the start of the book study. The books are available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Half-Price Books, or your local book seller. We will "meet-up" from 8-9 p.m. every Monday evening for an energetic discussion of the chapters. Questions or prompts about the topics raised are shared in advance. We encourage a "slow chat' as well for those who can't make the Monday meet-up. The slow chat allows all participants to post responses and continue discussion when it is convenient for them. We use a system for responding to prompts, which facilitates following discussions, Week 1 = W1, when answering Q1 (question 1), add A1 (Answer 1), etc.

The TAEA Book Study is hosted on Facebook, on a private page for book study participants. If you would like to participate, all you need to do is have a Facebook account, and sign up with your personal email to be invited. You will receive a confirmation email from Samantha Melvin and an invitation from the TAEA Book Study Facebook page, which you will need to accept to join the page. Please contact if you have any questions! There is no limit to the number of participants. You will also receive a certificate of participation for each book study with CPE hours issued by TAEA once the sessions are complete.

We will also share information and links via Twitter. Follow @TXarted for details. #TAEAreads #taeaIM #taeareads

Watch for details for the 2018 Summer Book Study coming in the spring!

Past TAEA Book Study Titles

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck on TED

The Innovator's Mindset

The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity, by George Couros


Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring out The Maker in Every Student, by John Spencer and A. J. Juliani

Art & Fear

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles and Ted Orland