Looking for good reads before the school year starts? We’ve gathered together a list of five books to add to your reading list, ranging from teacher professional development to student psychology.
- What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most by Todd Whitaker: In his book, Whitaker explores methods and strategies for inspiring staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness in schools.
- Real Talk for Real Teachers by Rafe Esquith: Mixing humor with helpful advice, Esquith draws upon over thirty years of teaching experience to discuss how new and veteran teachers can deal with the challenges and frustrations of their profession.
- How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough: Why do some children succeed and others fail? Backed by research, Tough’s book reveals that character – such as curiosity, hard work, and self-control – may matter more than intelligence itself.
- Who Owns the Learning: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age by Alan November: Today’s digital age offers new tools and methods for helping students become stronger learners. By offering a host of ideas for effective digital instruction and online learning communities, November believes that the transformative power of technology can help students succeed.
- F for Effort: More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson: Looking for a humorous read? Check out Benson’s compilation of inventive – but wrong – test answers that elementary, middle, and high school students have written.
Also, check out our Books for Teachers Pinterest Board for more suggestions.
Post by Stephanie Li, PRIME Fellow