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Enlightening 10 Books for Teachers to Read

Teachers can only get better by reading them

Is teaching an ability you are born with or that you can learn yourself? My money is, well, on both! But the latter statement is absolutely true. Some people are born with the gift of gab and can certainly explain thing in simple, understandable terms, but that’s just basic.

Next level teaching includes a lot of psychological tricks to break past the natural mental defenses that might just prevent students from being open to new points of view. And that’s just what all of these books that every teacher should read teach you to make use of, check them out.

#1 Grit by Angela Duckworth

Grit by Angela DuckworthGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Grit is a top choice of mine due to the pressing need to instill tenacity in our youth. Duckworth’s findings show that grit pays off in school and in life. Teachers should reinforce this idea with their students; the notion that the more they keep trying and practicing, the more likely they are to succeed.

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#2 Mindset- The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Mindset- The New Psychology of Success by Carol DweckGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Mindset is also a strong pick for me because Dweck’s research shows that intelligence is not fixed, and that we can actually grow and retrain our brain. This is huge in terms of life possibilities and choices, and an important message to convey to those whose futures are wide open and undecided. Teachers have the power to help students develop a love of learning and show them how they can become smarter throughout their lives. We are living even longer today and this continuous retraining will gain greater importance as society and technology evolve.

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#3 The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy MogelGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee is a must because Mogel really breaks down the harm that can come from preventing our kids from ever failing or getting hurt. Growth and development are born from failure and if too much helicopter-parenting and over protection takes place, we can actually harm our children, not help them as we desire, according to Mogel. This book was recommended to me by another parent quite a few years ago, but I still find it extremely valuable and relevant today. All three of these books would prove valuable resources for teachers to help foster resiliency, grit and growth in their youthful students (and themselves).

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#4 The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Nearly half of children in any American classroom have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience, commonly known as ACES. This includes abuse, neglect, having a substance addicted or incarcerated parent, etc. These experiences, if chronic, can have significant impact on a child’s brain development. As a result, they may struggle with attention deficits, emotional and behavioral regulation, and have developmental delays and learning disabilities. Dr. Kolk is a leading expert in childhood trauma and his book will provide teachers with insight into the struggles their students may be having and how to best support them.

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#5 Cracking the hard class by Bill Rogers

Cracking the hard class by Bill RogersGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book leads you through some very effective behaviour management strategies that will help you master the toughest of classes, I have used these tactics on many occasions and they always work.

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#6 Classroom behaviour by Bill Rogers

Classroom behaviour by Bill RogersGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This is THE best behaviour management guide, Bill Rogers is almost oracle-like in his behaviour management wisdom. If this book doesn’t help you, nothing will.

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#7 Teach like a champion 2.0 by Doug Lemov

Teach like a champion 2.0 by Doug LemovGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

An absolute gold mine of brilliant strategies to help so many aspects of teaching. All strategies are very easy to implement into your classroom routine and can have a long lasting, positive effect on your teaching and your student’s progress.

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#8 Tackle Reading by Kathryn Starke

Tackle Reading by Kathryn Starke Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This educational resource provides motivational tips, teaching ideas, and inspirational stories written by 45 contributing writers including NFL athletes, celebrities, and educational leaders. The book is a great book club choice for any elementary school.

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#9 Stories from a Teacher’s Heart by Rita M. Wirtz

Stories from a Teacher’s Heart by Rita M. Wirtz Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Take an inside look at the author’s experiences as an accomplished and dedicated K-12 educator with over 40 years of experience helping readers get motivated to improve their skills. Wirtz shares her personal stories over the years and gives her take on controversial topics such as Banned Books Week and Transgender Bathrooms. Educator or not, readers will enjoy this instructor’s look at life at the front of the classroom and more about the life lessons she learned along the way. Stories from A Teacher’s Heart: Memories of Love, Life, and Family will motivate, inspire and touch the hearts of readers one story at a time.

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#10 To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College Teaching

To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College TeachingGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

In To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College teaching. students tell us what they really think. They say and write what they seldom tell professors directly, giving those at the front of the classroom a rare glimpse into the minds of those in the back. The book includes statements, notes and social media comments by students describing experience wonderful and painful, uplifting and unbelievable.

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Contributors to this article
Charlene Walters, author of Own Your Other from Strayer University

Keri Williams from Raising Devon

Paul Stevens-Fulbrook from TeacherOfSci

Kathryn Starke from Creative Minds Publications, LLC

Courtney Vasquez from Lavidge

Susan Stitt from Front Edge Publishing

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