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Teachers Recommended Books

Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

Based on Dave Burgess’s popular “Teach Like a PIRATE” seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.

By: Dave Burgees 

I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids Hardcover

The book guide educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom.


By: Kyle Schwartz 

Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education Paperback

Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities.


By:  Thich Nhat Hanh and Katherine Weare

Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education)

Mindfulness for Teachers is based upon the author’s extensive experience as a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, teacher educator and scientist. Drawing upon basic and applied research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and education, the book offers valuable information about how mindfulness can help teachers manage the stressful demands of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize teaching and learning.


By:  Patricia A. Jennings and Daniel J. Siegel M.D

The Mindful Education Workbook: Lessons for Teaching Mindfulness to Students

This workbook offers a step-by-step curriculum of classroom-ready mindfulness lessons for personal and professional development. It’s a trove of fun, easy activities specially designed to help educators engage K-12 students and cultivate mindful attributes like attention, compassion, and well-being.


By:  Daniel Rechtschaffen

The Guided Reading Teacher’s Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters & Teaching Points Paperback – July 16, 2016

In this convenient flip-chart guide, you can easily find prompts, discussion starters, and teaching points to use when you want students to process more effectively, think more deeply, and express their ideas more thoughtfully.


By:  Jan Richardson and Richardson Jan Richardson

The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook, Grades K-2: Four Steps for Turning Assessment Data into Goal-Directed Instruction

From a kindergartner’s loops and pictures to a second grader’s reading log, her Literacy Teacher’s Playbook details exactly how she comes to understand them deeply and meet everyone’s literacy   needs-and the standards.


By: Jennifer Serravallo 

Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers

In Teaching Reading in Small Groups, Jennifer Serravallo extends the powerful teaching that made Conferring with Readers a hit and helps you meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently.


By: Jennifer Serravallo

Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning

The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom. 


By: John Hattie

50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners (5th Edition)

50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners includes a rich assortment of practical strategies aligned to TESOL standards, which have been field-tested in diverse classrooms. Each strategy includes a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions on how to plan and use the strategy, and classroom scenarios demonstrating how the strategy can be adapted for different grade levels and content areas. 


By: Adrienne L. Harrell and Michael L. Jordan




Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

In Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire!, Rafe Esquith reveals the techniques that have made him one of the most acclaimed educators of our time. 


By: Rafe Esquith

He’s the Weird Teacher 

Doug Robertson takes all the creative energy and zany antics he uses to inspire the students in his classroom and has channeled it into a fun to read, irreverent, but deeply meaningful guide to teaching. 


By: Doug Robertson


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