I am in the process of pulling together discussion guides for people reading Tranquility by Tuesday. For folks who want to work through the book as a project, I can use a lot of the same questions that I asked my study participants. But I know that many book groups just discuss a book once. So I’m brainstorming some questions.
If you’re in a book club, what are some of the best discussion questions you’ve seen? What makes for a good question? Were you ever surprised at how long people could talk about a topic?
Any ideas are appreciated!
In other news: I’m also writing up a schedule for my kids for school year mornings and evenings. Our district has yet to start following the guidelines that high school not start before 8 a.m. It will start at 7:30 a.m. Middle school starts at 8:15 and elementary school starts at 9:00 (as does preschool).
I think we will probably drive the high schooler. My plan is for me to wake up at 6:30, make sure he is up by 6:40, and someone will drive him around 7/7:05. The middle schoolers will wake up at 7:00 to leave for the bus at 7:30 (pick up 7:40, so maybe they can leave a minute or two later as we all adjust). The little two kids will likely wake up somewhere in here, but they could get up as late as 8 or so. Our nanny will drive them to school.
So, what time do the kids need to be winding down to make 6:40 and 7:00 wake-ups feasible? I’m thinking that everyone needs to be in their rooms with no devices at 9:00 p.m. I think lights out 9:45 p.m. I know that teens are naturally wired to stay up late — if people can’t fall asleep after trying they can always get back up and read. We shall see how this works…