September 2017 Resources
A group of educational leaders were asked the question,
“What is your must-read title for new teachers?”
These are some of their suggestions.
The Daily 5, Second Edition
by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
The Daily 5, Second Edition, retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education, and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy and math time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.
Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-level Teachers
by Rick Wormeli
As well as sound advice on practical survival matters, classroom management, and social issues in the middle school, this thoughtful book also provides insight into common concerns, proven best practices, and teaching tips — from how to handle physical and emotional issues, to managing discipline, to relating well to both students and parents.
Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning
by John Hattie
Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, this book links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation. It explores how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. 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.
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
by Parker J. Palmer
The same compassionate intelligence that shaped Parker Palmer’s best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach is at work here as he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives – lives that are congruent with our inner truth – in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. A Hidden Wholeness weaves together four themes that its author has pursued for forty years: the shape of an integral life, the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation, and nonviolent social change.