Tuesday, September 29, 2015

If You Like Ken Robinson, Here are Some Great Books about Teaching

There are 49.5 million students and 3.1 million teachers here in America. 

I am a teacher. I have been teaching since 1977. 

Most of us teachers know we can do better. Many of us love to read stories about schools and education and teaching.

Here are some I have loved....

There Are No Shortcuts by Rafe Esquith

Raising the Curve:
A Year Inside One of America's 45,000 Failing Public Schools
by Ron Berler

Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade
by Linda Perlstein

Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers

Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year by Esme Raji Codell

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
by Stuart Brown

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever
by Mem Fox

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman

Improbable Scholars: 
The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools 
by David L. Kirp

The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way
by Amanda Ripley

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
by Paul Tough

How Children Succeed: 
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
by Paul Tough


Others you recommend?


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15 comments:

  1. I almost read The Smartest Kids after seeing it at Barnes & Noble, but I never did end up getting it. Hmmm...

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  2. Interesting choices! I should look up some of these. I'm interested in the way people learn.

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  3. These all look like interesting choices. My daughter is majoring in Social Science Education with a minor in sports theory with a goal of being a high school history teacher. I'll have to send this list to her.

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  4. It's funny how while reading Focus, I wasn't able to focus. :-) How Children Succeed is an excellent book.

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  5. Hi! I love the title Teachers Have it Easy. haha. I'm a teacher, too. Good list :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

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  6. Cool list! :) Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. Nice! That's pretty much all new to me!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. Thanks for those titles! I've read Reading Magic and Focus, and am always downloading samples of teaching books from Amazon. Some inspiring ones were Whole-Brain Teaching, The Daily Cafe and all the Ron Clark books. I'm off to add your list now!

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