What are your top ten teacher/education books? My purpose is to curate a list for my student teacher. I’ve given her my extra copy of Notice and Note, and have more that are my go-to’s. I am curious as to what are others–those tomes and scrolls that continue to serve and support.
The thing about education books is they’re a lot like baby/parenting books. You don’t know what you don’t know, yet they’re reassuring or anxiety creating, depending–when you read them before beginning a teaching career, they can help or hurt. The trick is to look at them again in times of need, reflection, and try not to panic.
Here are my current top-ten, not in any order:
What If? Randall/Munroe
Understanding By Design
The Book Whisperer
In the Best Interest of Students
The Writing Thief
Teaching Reading in the Middle
When Kids Can’t Read
Let me know what you think: what books can’t you live without?