What Books Do You Recommend?

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  1. Wisp

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    Pretty much every teacher or education student has read Harry Wong's "The First Days of School."
    "Teaching With Love and Logic" also seems to be popular.
    Ditto "How to Talk to Kids will Learn"

    What other teaching books have you read and recommend? What books are required reading at your school, or do you think every teacher should read?
     
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    I recommend:

    Teaching With Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach--just lovely.

    The Tough Kid Book--great classroom management resource.
     
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    I really liked Teaching Outside the Box by Louanne Johnson. I found it very inspiring and energizing.
     
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    Fred Jones' Tools For Teaching
    Robert Marzano's Classroom Instruction That Works
    Rick Wormeli's Fair Isn't Always Equal
    Nancy Atwell's In the Middle
    Dave Foley's Ultimate Classroom Control Handbook
     
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    In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms (Paperback)
    by Jacqueline Brooks (Author), Martin Brooks --This was the only book I read cover to cover throughout my credential program. I had to read it for my math and science class and absolutely loved it. I believe that constructivist theories are pretty much "well, duh, of course", but it was still a great book.
     
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    1. Backtalk, by Audrey Ricker and Carolyn Crowder
    2. Tools for Teaching, by Fred Jones
    3. Setting Limits in the Classroom, by Robert Mackenzie
     
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    I would recommend anything by Marie Clay such as Observation Survey as far as reading goes. Some of her books are required for our program here at my school. She really gets in depth and you can get some great assessment ideas.
     
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    Ron Clark-

    The Excellent 11
    The Essential 55
     
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary School Teacher by Julia G. Thompson. So much of it applies to all grades that if you teach a younger grade, I would still highly recommend it.
     
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    I love Ron Clark's book! I would recommend:

    Educating Esme by Esme Raji Codell
     
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    I love Randy Sprick's CHAMPs book.
     
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    Not a how to book, but still good if you are looking for some inspiration that teachers do make a different: P.S. You're Not Listening. It's about a special ed teacher in what I guess would be a BD/LD/moderate retardation room with younger children. I think it took place in the 70's. It was a book that made me seriously consider teaching.
     

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