Books for SchoolsThese books are mostly written by teachers for teachers. They range form the latest research on students, teachers talking about overcoming inequality to help students learn, and great techniques every teacher can use in their classroom. Why it's worth the read: According to Lisa Delpit, teachers and students have to understand one other for classrooms to succeed. Delpit analyzes the cultural differences between teachers and students and provides some insight as to how teachers can leave cultural baggage at the door to really support students' needs. Delpit's follow-up book, Multiplication Is For White People , further expands on Other People's Children , analyzing the effect of the education reform movement on schools. Read a review here.
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Perhaps you want to build a better classroom culture. Need new ways to teach reading and writing across the curriculum? With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals—personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area. Learning first to spot these signposts and then to question them, enables readers to explore the text, any text, finding evidence to support their interpretations. In short, these close reading strategies will help your students to notice and note. Notice and Note will help create attentive readers who look closely at a text, interpret it responsibly, and reflect on what it means in their lives.
Here are just a few of them. In this eminently readable book, Willingham takes findings from cognitive science and applies them to the classroom in a straightforward and practical way. A central claim in this book is that while we are naturally curious, we are not naturally good at thinking and can only truly think about things we know. For Nuthall, three worlds exist in the classroom. First, the public world that is largely managed by the teacher and features easily-visible lesson activities and routines. This book peels back the layers of those worlds and reveals many surprising findings. As a general model of what should happen in schools, this book has it all.
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Teachers love reading, as any great leader and innovator does. What are you reading right now that you feel any educator would find indispensable? These are the popular professional development books for teachers we have written for the global learning community over the last few years. Shift your focus to the future, challenge your beliefs about assessments, and grow Global Digital Citizens in all your teaching endeavours. The top 7 contenders listed here are the results of her efforts. Professional development is an ongoing journey for every modern educator. Education technology, a presence in most modern classrooms today, still takes plenty of understanding and patience to manage efficiently.