Looking for good prof development books

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    resourcestress Rookie

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    I'm looking for good, relevant books for professional development, to recommend to my admin. Books with good and fresh classroom strategies, not the typical student driven groups that we all know rarely works. You know, the 'have the students pick colors/letters/numbers/symbols for partners' type strategies which are good but is there anything new? Especially for boys and diverse groups?
    Also looking for books on economically disadvantaged students, the Ruby Payne book is good but not sure if it still relates, published in late 1990's, need something recent.
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  3. heatherberm

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    I read and had good discussions about Eric Jensen's books, Teaching With Poverty in Mind and Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I am reading Teach Like Finland. It does give some good ideas from someone who has taught in the US and Finland.
     
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    Teaching Difficult Students: Blue Jays in the Classroom. The approach is fixing a student's behavior by teaching them how to apply their natural abilities in appropriate ways. A student who is constantly talking, for example, might be channeled into writing.
     
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