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Starr Will Host His First Book Club

The superintendent is reading and discussing books to share his educational philosophy.

Superintendent Joshua Starr will host his first book club event Nov. 29, when he'll discuss Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck.

The discussion starts at 7 p.m. at the , and it will be broadcast on MCPS TV.

Dweck will join the discussion via Skype, and Starr will answer questions from members of the audience and from viewers at home using e-mail and Twitter.

This is the first of three book club events planned for the school year, and Starr has said that the discussions give him a chance to reach out to the schools' community, students and staff.

"The book clubs will provide a less formal way for us to have a conversation about education and will provide an opportunity for me to share some of my educational philosophy," Starr said in a statement. "I’m looking forward to a great conversation."

In the book, Dweck theorizes that success is dictated not just by skills and talents, but by how people approach and view them. People with a fixed mindset see their abilities as unchanging traits, Dweck writes, while those with a growth mindset believe they can improve themselves through work and education. 

If you'd like to be in the audience for the discussion, RSVP to Pio@McpsMd.org.

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