Which of these applies to you:
Someone with kids who look up to them
Any of the above, or even all?
At all points in time some of these apply to me.
At any given point in time they all randomly apply to me.
Why do I ask? BOOKS.
You had to see that coming. Books are life! *secretly giggles over here to myself because I’m a cool kid*
Sometimes it’s hard to be one or all of those listed above. Sometimes we need advice, constructive criticism or help! We all do, we’ve all been there. No shame in it. Learning what we don’t know only educates us, the ones around us and expands our minds even if we don’t agree with others.
Well, here are some amazing books to agree with! Take them in, learn and teach and love.
All images are clickable giving you easy access straight to the books!
I’ve compiled a list of books for teaching. Homeschooling, teaching a classroom, any teaching.
1. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
“A foremost journalist for “The New Yorker” and “The New York Times” reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others failNand of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.”
2. Grit: The Power of Passion and Preserverance
“In this instant New York Times bestseller pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed be it parents students educators athletes or business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of genius Duckworth now a celebrated researcher and professor describes her early eye opening stints in teaching business consulting and neuroscience which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a unique combination of passion and long term perseverance In Grit she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point teachers working in some of the toughest schools and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance…..”
3. How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
“From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital.
But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort?….”
4. 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning: Teaching for Success
“The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influencers of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. In Ten Mindframes for Visible Learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer define the ten behaviors or mindframes that teachers need to adopt in order to maximize student success. These include:
thinking of and evaluating your impact on students’ learning;
the importance of assessment and feedback for teachers;
working collaboratively and the sense of community;
the notion that learning needs to be challenging;
engaging in dialogue and the correct balance between talking and listening;
conveying the success criteria to learners;
building positive relationships…..”
Through expert guidance and inspiring stories from the field, Dave Beal helps you create a Brain Power Classroom full of engaged, focused and collaborative students.
Part 1 provides scientific background, principles and insightful advice for creating an optimal classroom atmosphere. Part 2 features 30 classroom activities you can easily integrate into your current curriculum. They are divided into the “Brain Power 10 Essentials” and incorporate various modalities, such as movement, mindfulness, and focusing strategies to engage students’ multiple intelligences…..”
6. The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth
“What do daffodils, baseball announcing, and Tina Fey have to do with teaching? As it turns out, a lot. In The Happy Teacher Habits, Michael Linsin guides you through 11 little-known habits of the happiest, most effective teachers on Earth.
Based on the latest research, and drawing on experts from the worlds of business, marketing, sports, entertainment, music, and medicine, you will learn simple, actionable strategies that will eliminate your teaching stress, supercharge your ability to motivate and inspire your students, and empower you to really love your job……”
7. The Classroom Management Secret: And 45 Other Keys to a Well-Behaved Class
“From how to set up an easy-to-use classroom management plan to how to handle difficult students, The Classroom Management Secret will equip you with everything you need to effectively manage your classroom, regardless of where you teach or who shows up on your roster……”
8. Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What
“Passion cannot be faked. Students can tell when we’re just going through the motions. But how can you summon the energy to teach with passion when there are so many distractions from what really matters? And if you barely have time for taking care of yourself, how can you have anything left to give your….”
9. Teaching Through Movement: Setting Up Your Kinesthetic Classroom
“Based on classroom experience, this easy to read book is perfect for the busy teacher who wants to laugh a little while learning the quickest way to incorporate movement in the classroom. She infuses humor while providing simple and quick examples that can make anyone feel successful!…”
10. Connect With Your Students: How to Build Positive Teacher-Student Relationships – The #1 Secret to Effective Classroom Management
“Teachers with relationships at the core of their practice can go into virtually any classroom, in any school, and succeed with even the most belligerent, difficult students. After all, it doesn’t take a genius to conclude that students will generally behave better and work harder for teachers they know, like and trust. In this resource, you’ll learn some of the best, fast-acting ideas and strategies for building positive relationships with hard-to-reach students and becoming the teacher they respect and value. And when you implement these ideas…”
These are very highly rated books! I tried to get a wide range of different teaching methods and tackling different issues that may come up within classrooms or teaching.
Have you read any of these books? Do you have any other recommendations?
Let me know in the comments!