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WOW Readers Cafe

Readers Cafe provides everything you need to actively read, thoughtfully reflect, and strategically practice the skills and concepts introduced in our featured books, Starting a Movement by Ken Williams and Student Voice by Russ Quaglia. Simply put together a small group of your peers, choose your book, and get started using the resources below!

Live Webinars with the Authors

Take advantage of these unique opportunities to engage online with the authors of this year's featured books. Book group members are encouraged to participate together. Individuals may participate as space allows. Registration is limited. All registrants will receive an email with a participation link and additional information about the webinar prior to the date of the event.

Quaglia and book photo

Dr. Russell Quaglia, globally recognized pioneer in the field of education and an author of Student Voice: The Instrument of Change, will speak about the research and experience that grounds his writing and respond to your questions.

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018   4:00-5:00 PM CST
Parts I & II (chapters 1-5)


Williams and book photo

Ken Williams, national education leader and an author of Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities, will speak about the work and experience that grounds his writing and respond to your questions.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018   4:00-5:00 PM CST
Chapters 1-4


Second Webinar:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018   4:00-5:00 PM CST
Chapters 5-7


Readers Cafe Resources

This 1-page flyer provides information about taking part in a Readers Cafe book study, including discount pricing on the books.


Each reading group will choose one member as group facilitator. This 2-page document provides guidelines and best practices for successfully facilitating a book study group.


Establishing group norms up front is an important element of group success. Use this 1-page document as a starting point.


Group Journal Templates

A shared group document to track reading group progress and suggested discussion questions.


Individual Journal Templates

Individual journal for each member to track personal progress during the course of the book study.


Pacing Guide

The book study is carefully designed to unfold at a slow pace. The recommended pace for each book will allow ample time for group members to meaningfully practice new skills, reflect on results, share information with other group members, and develop action plans to support continuous improvement.