Books that are a must read.

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  1. DenaliBear

    DenaliBear Rookie

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    Can I get some recommendations on books you think an aspiring teacher should read?
    I'd like to read books you would have liked for someone to have given you when you first started thinking about teaching.

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    I read Educating Esme when I was trying to decide if I wanted to become an Education Major. It definitely helped make my decision!

    Good Luck!
     
  4. DenaliBear

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    Thanks books like these are exactly what I'm looking for. :) Keep 'em coming!
     
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    What grade levels do you want to teach? If you're going for middle or high school I would also recommend My First Year As A Teacher by Pearl Rock Kane.

    Actually, reading A to Z helped me make my decision more than anything. The people here are amazing role models!

    :atoz_love:
     
  6. DenaliBear

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    I love reading A to Z as well! I'm a chronic lurker.

    I'm still undecided, but I'm leaning towards Ele. Edu.
     
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    Philip Done's 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny. Hysterically funny and very true of probably every school I've ever known, elementary or not.
     
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    Thank you! I will check that out as well.
     
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    This was my choice!!! I read it over and over.:)
     
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    I picked up 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny and so far, I love it!
    It's so funny and the author's writing style is great.

    Does anyone have anymore suggestions for me?
     
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    I've taken all my professional books to school. The first one that pops out though is anything by Harry Wong, he's a pro on classroom mgt., Debbie Diller - Spaces and Places, Strategies that Work - don't remember the author's name, The Cafe Book, and The Daily 5 (it's here at home) Gail Boushey & Joan Moser. The most profound one, The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
     

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