Hey folks! It is hard to believe that some of you are getting ready to go back to school! Some of you may be new teachers or with just one year under your belt. You may be a seasoned teacher like me (this year will be my 18th year teaching!). Back to school always creates excitement and lots of lots of preparation. If you're like me, you like to read to learn and prepare yourself with new ideas! Here are some great reads for teachers as you get ready to go back to school! Clicking on any will give you more details and information from Amazon.
This is of course, a classic, but he now offers the book with a DVD! Wow! When I read it, it was the late 1990s, but his advice and tips remain extremely relevant and useful.
Reading in the Wild: The Book Lover's Guide to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits by Donalynn Miller
So many teachers have already read this book, maybe you have too! Great ideas that teachers can use to encourage students to become lifelong learners.
This is a short, but inspiring read for those of you who want to reinvigorate your teaching and making your classroom an exciting place where great learning takes place!
You definitely have heard of this one! This one actually has aspects of it that speak to improving both your work and your life in general!
Hilarious, but you have to like dark humor and coloring books - or even if you just like teacher humor such as Blair Turner's @teachertroubles on Instagram or Facebook or @2boredTeachers on Instagram or Facebook, you'll love this!
Everything a New Elementary School Teacher Needs to Know (But Didn't Learn in College) by Otis Kreigel
Well, obviously! He is down to earth and realistic and tells you how it is. I mean seriously, why didn't Lesley College explain how to communicate effectively with parents, or why didn't anyone warn me I should have an extra pair of clothes in the closet, including shoes (someone did actually throw up on my shoes on my very first day of teaching!).
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Very helpful and inspiring as we trudge through the 180 days of the school year.
So what books would you recommend? What should I add to the list as teachers get ready to go back to school again?