Are you looking to stay on top of your teaching game even during summer break? Look no further than these five must-read books for teachers. Whether you’re interested in learning more about effective classroom management strategies, exploring new ways to engage and motivate your students, or simply seeking some much-needed refreshment and inspiration, a book on this list is perfect for you.
1. Classroom Management Strategies That Work
The first book on our list is “Classroom Management Strategies That Work” by John Stevens. This comprehensive guide covers everything from setting clear expectations to using effective consequences. It provides strategies for handling a wide range of classroom situations. If you’re looking for concrete advice and practical tips to help manage your classroom more effectively, this book is for you.
2. Engaging Students in Mathematics Using Bloom’s Taxonomy
In addition to the book listed above, I recommend reading “Engaging Students in Mathematics Using Bloom’s Taxonomy” by Wendy Koppenjan and Manon Oudijk. A book that provides engaging, interactive, and fun activities that will help you motivate and engage your students while learning math offers a wealth of unique resources to keep your students interested and motivated throughout their mathematics studies.
3. The Teacher’s Soul
Rachael Kessler’s “The Teacher’s Soul” is the perfect book to refresh and inspire you if you are tired and need some encouragement. Throughout this book, you will find a range of stories, poems, and reflections that illustrate the essence of teaching and what makes us teach. Whether you are a teacher looking for motivation or a reminder of why you do what you do, this is a place to begin.
4. Teaching 2030
The book “Teaching 2030” by Barnett Berry and Alan November should be read by anyone interested in exploring new approaches to education. Throughout this book, leading educators from all over the world, including librarians, professors, principals, senior administrators, and government officials, discuss how teachers can prepare their students for success in the competitive world of the future.
5. The Innovator’s Mindset
“The Innovator’s Mindset” by George Couros is a must-read for any teacher who wants to stay on top of the latest teaching and learning trends. A practical guide filled with real-world examples, this book offers valuable insights into how technology and innovation can be used in the classroom to transform teaching and learning.
6. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher
The book “The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher” by Harry Wong is another excellent teacher resource. This book provides valuable tips and advice on starting the school year off on the right foot and setting the tone for a successful school year. If you’re looking for ways to be more effective in your first days of teaching, this book is for you.
Whether you’re a new or experienced teacher looking to learn more about effective classroom management strategies, motivational and engaging activities, innovative approaches to education, or simply seeking some much-needed inspiration, there’s a book.
7. Teach Like a Pirate
This summer, add “Teach Like a Pirate” by Dave Burgess to your reading list! This book is perfect for teachers who want to inject fun and excitement into their classrooms.
Burgess provides readers with practical strategies that they can use to engage their students and get them excited about learning. He also offers tips on building positive classroom culture and creating an environment where students feel respected and valued.
If you’re looking for a book that will help you take your teaching to the next level, “Teach Like a Pirate” is a must-read!