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The Best Books For Teaching And Teachers

“What are the best books about Teaching and Teachers?” We looked at 285 of the top Teaching books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 13 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Teaching” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 250+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 13 Best Books For Teaching And Teachers



13 .) Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning written by Peter C. Brown

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fractus Learning
  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian

To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.



12 .) Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom written by Lisa Delpit

Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Buzz Feed
  • Goodreads

Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award and Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Book Award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine’s “great books,” Other People’s Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its original hardcover publication. This anniversary paperback edition features a new introduction by Delpit as well as new framing essays by Herbert Kohl and Charles Payne. In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award–winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and “other people’s children” struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system. A new classic among educators, Other People’s Children is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and parents striving to improve the quality of America’s education system.



11 .) Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains written by LouAnne Johnson

Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Education Degrees
  • Goodreads
  • RD

From seating plans to Shakespeare, Teaching Outside the Box offers practical strategies that will help both new teachers and seasoned veterans create dynamic classroom environments where students enjoy learning and teachers enjoy teaching. This indispensable book is filled with no-nonsense advice, checklists, and handouts as well as A step-by-step plan to make the first week of school a success Approaches for creating a positive discipline plan Methods for motivating students, especially reluctant readers Strategies for successful classroom management Suggestions for creating and grading student portfolios



10 .) The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child written by Donalyn Miller

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Education Degree
  • Goodreads

Known for her popular blog, “The Book Whisperer,” Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn’t turn into a reader. Her approach, however, is not conventional. Miller dispenses with the more traditional reading instruction of book reports and comprehension worksheets in favor of embracing students’ choices in books and independent reading. Her zeal for reading is infections and inspiring –and the results are remarkable. No matter how far behind Miller’s students may be when they enter her 6th grade classroom, her students read an average of 40 books a year, achieve high scores on standardized tests, and internalize a love for books and reading that lasts long after they’ve left her class. Travel alongside the author as she leads her students to discover the ample rewards of reading and literature. Her secrets include: Affirming the reader in every student Supporting students’ reading choices Carving out extra reading time Modeling authentic reading behaviors Discarding time-worn reading assisgnments Developing a classroom library with high-interest books Rich with classroom examples and practical advice and stitched together with the thread of Miller’s passionate voice, this book will help teachers support students of all levels on their path to reading success and points a way out of the nation’s literacy crisis.



9 .) Visible Learning written by John Hattie

Visible Learning

Lists It Appears On:

  • Evidence Based Teaching
  • Fractus Learning
  • The Guardian

This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Areas covered include the influence of the student, home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies. A model of teaching and learning is developed based on the notion of visible teaching and visible learning. A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers – an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand. Although the current evidence based fad has turned into a debate about test scores, this book is about using evidence to build and defend a model of teaching and learning. A major contribution is a fascinating benchmark/dashboard for comparing many innovations in teaching and schools.



8 .) How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character written by Paul Tough

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Buzz Feed
  • Fractus Learning
  • Goodreads

Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in “How Children Succeed,” Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism. “How Children Succeed” introduces us to a new generation of scientists and educators who are radically changing our understanding of how children develop character, how they learn to think, and how they overcome adversity. It tells the personal stories of young people struggling to stay on the right side of the line between success and failure. And it argues for a new way of thinking about how best to steer an individual child – or a whole generation of children – toward a successful future. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers; it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.



7 .) See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers written by Roxanna Elden

See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Education Degrees
  • Book Riot
  • Buzz Feed
  • Goodreads

The Most Dog-Eared “Teacher’s Edition” You’ll Have in Your Classroom Teaching is tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren’t perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious–and sometimes shocking–tales from the teachers who lived them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren’t covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning.



6 .) Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College written by Doug Lemov

Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Education Degrees
  • Buzz Feed
  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian

In this book, author Doug Lemov offers the essential tools of the teaching craft so that you can unlock the talent ond skill waiting in your students, no matter how many previous classrooms, schools, or teachers have been unsuccessful.



5 .) Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator written by Dave Burgess

Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Fractus Learning
  • Goodreads
  • We Are Teachers

Based on Dave Burgess’s popular “Teach Like a PIRATE” seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.



4 .) The First Days Of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher written by Harry K. Wong

The First Days Of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Education Degrees
  • Education Degree
  • Goodreads
  • RD

With nearly 1.4 million copies sold, you’ll learn practical techniques on discipline, procedures and routines, teaching for mastery, cooperative learning, and positive expectations. You’ll find it difficult to put this book down as you become an even more effective teacher.



3 .) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success written by Carol S. Dweck

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Evidence Based Teaching
  • Fractus Learning
  • Goodreads
  • The Teaching Space

Now updated with new research — the book that has changed millions of lives. After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset — those who believe that abilities are fixed — are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset — those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations.



2 .) Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 written by Rafe Esquith

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Education Degrees
  • Book Riot
  • Buzz Feed
  • Goodreads
  • RD

Read Rafe Esquith’s posts on the Penguin Blog. From one of America s most celebrated educators, an inspiring guide to transforming every child s education In a Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by guns, gangs, and drugs, there is an exceptional classroom known as Room 56. The fifth graders inside are first-generation immigrants who live in poverty and speak English as a second language. They also play Vivaldi, perform Shakespeare, score in the top 1 percent on standardized tests, and go on to attend Ivy League universities. Rafe Esquith is the teacher responsible for these accomplishments. From the man whom The New York Times calls a genius and a saint comes a revelatory program for educating today s youth. In Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire!, Rafe Esquith reveals the techniques that have made him one of the most acclaimed educators of our time. The two mottoes in Esquith s classroom are Be Nice, Work Hard, and There Are No Shortcuts. His students voluntarily come to school at 6:30 in the morning and work until 5:00 in the afternoon. They learn to handle money responsibly, tackle algebra, and travel the country to study history. They pair Hamlet with rock and roll, and read the American classics. Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire! is a brilliant and inspiring road map for parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about the future success of our nation s children. ”



1 .) Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom written by Daniel T. Willingham

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Buzz Feed
  • Fractus Learning
  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian

Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.



The 250+ Additional Best Books About Teaching



#BooksAuthorsLists
14Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children’s LearningPeter H. JohnstonBuzz Feed
Goodreads
15Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and LeadBrene BrownBook Riot
Fractus Learning
16Disrupting Thinking: How Why We Read Matters Book Riot
Education Degree
17Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsDaniel H. PinkFractus Learning
Goodreads
18Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First YearEsmé Raji CodellBest Education Degrees
Goodreads
19For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban EducationChristopher EmdinEducation Degree
Goodreads
20I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Talibanthe TalibanEducation Degree
RD
21Out of Our Minds: Learning to be CreativeKen RobinsonFractus Learning
The Teaching Space
22PushoutMonique MorrisBook Riot
Education Degree
23Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary GradesDebbie MillerBook Riot
Goodreads
24Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s SchoolsJonathan KozolBuzz Feed
Goodreads
25Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedombell hooksBook Riot
Goodreads
26Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do about ItEric JensenBook Riot
Goodreads
27The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s LifeParker J. PalmerBest Education Degrees
Goodreads
28The First Six Weeks of SchoolPaula DentonBook Riot
Goodreads
29The Freedom Writers DiaryErin GruwellGoodreads
RD
30The Hidden Lives of LearnersGraham NuthallRD
The Guardian
31The Reading ZoneNancie AtwellBuzz Feed
Goodreads
32The Way They LearnCynthia Ulrich TobiasBook Riot
Fractus Learning
33What Great Teachers Do DifferentlyTodd WhitakerFractus Learning
Goodreads
34What the Best College Teachers DoKen BainGoodreads
Teaching In Highered
35Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and AmericaPaul ToughBuzz Feed
The Guardian
36Why Didn’t I Learn This in College?Paula RutherfordBest Education Degrees
Education Degree
37101 Great Classroom Games: Easy Ways to Get Your Students Playing, Laughing, and LearningAlexis Ludewig and Dr. Amy SwanBest Education Degrees
38
7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
 Book Riot
39A Framework for Understanding Poverty Book Riot
40A Handbook for Beginning TeachersRobert E. MacDonaldBest Education Degrees
41A Letter to my Teacher Book Riot
42A Moment for Teachers: Self-Care for Busy Teachers Book Riot
43A Place Called SchoolJohn I. GoodladBuzz Feed
44American Indians: Stereotypes and Realities Book Riot
45Among SchoolchildrenTracy KidderBest Education Degrees
46An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States Book Riot
47Anne of Avonlea Book Riot
48
Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School
 Book Riot
49Bad BoysAnn Arnette FergusonBuzz Feed
50Because I Had a Teacher Book Riot
51Because of Mr. Terupt Book Riot
52Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve SchoolsMichael B. Horn, Heather StakerFractus Learning
53Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent ReadersPenny KittleGoodreads
54
Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community is Inspiring the World
 Book Riot
55Bringing Words to LifeIsabel L Beck, Margaret G McKeown and Linda KucanThe Guardian
56
Building Literacy with Love: A Guide for Teachers and Caregivers of Children from Birth Through Age 5
 Book Riot
57
But Why Does It Work? Mathematical Argument in the Elementary Classroom
 Book Riot
58Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales: 101 Inspirational Stories from Great Teachers and Appreciative StudentsJack Canfield, Mark Victorhansen, and Amy NewmarkBest Education Degrees
59
Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action
 Book Riot
60Conflict Resolution in the High School: 36 LessonsLinda LantieriBest Education Degrees
61Conscious Discipline – Building Resilient Classrooms Education Degree
62Constructivist Instruction: Success Or FailureSigmund Tobias & Thomas Duffy (Eds.)Evidence Based Teaching
63Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our SchoolsRon RitchhartWe Are Teachers
64Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the WorldTony WagnerFractus Learning
65Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses (2nd Edition)L. Dee FinkTeaching In Highered
66Creative SchoolsKen Robinson and Lou AronicaThe Guardian
67
Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook
 Book Riot
68Cultivating Mindfulness in the ClassroomJeanie IberlinEducation Degree
69
Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
 Book Riot
70Cultures Built to LastDuFour Richard, Fullan MichaelFractus Learning
71Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12Kelly GallagherGoodreads
72Design For How People Learn (Voices That Matter)Julie DirksenFractus Learning
73Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing TimesEric C. SheningerFractus Learning
74Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World LearnsMultiple AuthorsFractus Learning
75
Doing Math in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities That Connect to Your Curriculum
 Book Riot
76
Doing Science in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities that Connect to Your Curriculum
 Book Riot
77Don’t Say Ain’t Book Riot
78Educated: A MemoirTara WestoverEducation Degree
79
Educating Activist Allies: Social Justice Pedagogy with Suburban and Urban Elite
 Book Riot
80Effective GradingBarbara E. Walvoord & Virginia Johnson AndersonTeaching In Highered
81Embedded Formative AssessmentDylan WiliamThe Guardian
82Enticing Hard to Reach ReadersRuth AyresEducation Degree
83Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage and Transform,Elise BallardFractus Learning
84Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student UnderstandingJay McTighe, Grant WigginsFractus Learning
85
Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body
 Book Riot
86
Exceptional Students: Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century
 Book Riot
87Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds: Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Practices in U.S. ClassroomsSonia NietoEducation Degree
88FinishJon AcuffThe Teaching Space
89First Days of SchoolHarry K. Wong and Rosemary T. WongBuzz Feed
90Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every DayJonathan Bergmann, Aaron SamsFractus Learning
91Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the WheelPeter M. DeWittFractus Learning
92Fred Jones Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, MotivationPatrick JonesBest Education Degrees
93Freedom School, Yes! Book Riot
94Freedom WritersErin GruwellBuzz Feed
95Gabi, A Girl In Pieces Book Riot
96Getting Things Done With Work Life BalanceDavid AllenThe Teaching Space
97
Good Questions for Math Teaching, Grades 5-8: Why Ask Them and What To Ask
 Book Riot
98
Good Thinking: Teaching Argument, Persuasion, and Reasoning
 Book Riot
99Growing Mathematical Ideas in KindergartenLinda Schulman DaceyBest Education Degrees
100Growing MindsHerbert R. KohlBest Education Degrees
101
Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month-to-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve
 Book Riot
102Helping Children Succeed: What Works and WhyPaul ToughWe Are Teachers
103Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Book Riot
104How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart TeachingMultiple AuthorsFractus Learning
105How to be a Productivity NinjaGraham AllcottThe Teaching Space
106How to Get Your Child to Love Reading Book Riot
107How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will TalkAdele Faber and Elaine MazlishBest Education Degrees
108How to Teach a Love of Reading Without Getting FiredMary LeonhardtBest Education Degrees
109How to Win Friends and Influence People’ RD
110
I Am A Pencil: A Teacher, His Kids, and Their World of Stories
 Book Riot
111I Read It, but I Don’t Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent ReadersCris TovaniGoodreads
112
I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything For Our Kids
 Book Riot
113If You Don’t Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students: Guide to Success for Administrators and TeachersNeila A. ConnorsBest Education Degrees
114Iggy Peck, Architect Book Riot
115
Igniting A Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers
 Book Riot
116In the Middle: New Understandings about Writing, Reading, and LearningNancie AtwellGoodreads
117Inside Mrs. B.’s Classroom : Courage, Hope, and Learning on Chicago’s South SideLeslie BaldacciBest Education Degrees
118Interactive Writing Book Riot
119Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning (2nd Edition)Dannelle D. Stevens & Antonia J. LeviTeaching In Highered
120Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the ClassroomSylvia Libow Martinez, Gary S. StagerFractus Learning
121Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher Book Riot
122Lailah’s Lunchbox Book Riot
123Lead Like a PirateShelley Burgess and Beth HoufEducation Degree
124Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to LeadSheryl SandbergFractus Learning
125Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional SchoolsPaul Bambrick-SantoyoFractus Learning
126Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got WrongJames W. LoewenGoodreads
127Lift Off: From the Classroom to the Stars Book Riot
128Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Book Riot
129Little Critter: The Best Teacher EverMercer MayerBest Education Degrees
130Lost at School: Why Our Kids With Behavioral Challenges Are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help ThemRoss GreeneWe Are Teachers
131Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All LearnersMultiple AuthorsFractus Learning
132Managing the Adolescent Classroom: Lessons From Outstanding TeachersGlenda Beamon CrawfordBest Education Degrees
133Matilda Book Riot
134Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer’s WorkshopJeff AndersonGoodreads
135
Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom
 Book Riot
136Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in SchoolsMary Cay RicciFractus Learning
137Miss Nelson is Missing Book Riot
138Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook Book Riot
139
Montessori In The Classroom: A Teacher’s Account of How Children Really Learn
 Book Riot
140Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader’s WorkshopEllin Oliver KeeneGoodreads
141Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation EraTony Wagner and Ted DintersmithWe Are Teachers
142Ms. Moffett’s First Year: Becoming A Teacher in America Book Riot
143My Great Aunt Arizona Book Riot
144My Teacher Book Riot
145My Teacher is a Monster! Book Riot
146My Teacher is an Alien Book Riot
147My Teacher’s Secret Life Book Riot
148Native Writers: Voices of Power Book Riot
149Notice and NoteKylene Beers and Bob ProbstEducation Degree
150Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading Book Riot
151Number Talk Book Riot
152Other People’s Words: The Cycle of Low Literacy Book Riot
153Outliers: The Story of Success’ RD
154Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don’t: How It Happens and What You Can Do About ItMary LeonhardtBest Education Degrees
155Pedagogy of the OppressedPaulo FreireGoodreads
156Plato’s Republic The Guardian
157Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your ClassroomJane NelsenBest Education Degrees
158PresenceAmy CuddyThe Teaching Space
159
Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academic
 Book Riot
160Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every SchoolAndy Hargreaves, Michael FullanFractus Learning
161Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next LevelDon WettrickFractus Learning
162Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About ItKelly GallagherGoodreads
163Reading in the WildDonalyn MillerGoodreads
164
Reading Picture Books With Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See
 Book Riot
165Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning ForeverVicki DavisFractus Learning
166Reluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management from a Softy Who Became (Eventually) a Successful TeacherGary RubinsteinBest Education Degrees
167Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years Book Riot
168School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform ItSteve Gruenert, Todd WhitakerFractus Learning
169School: The Story of American Public EducationSarah MondaleBest Education Degrees
170Science Workshop: Reading, Writing, and Thinking Like a ScientistWendy SaulBest Education Degrees
171
See You When We Get There: Teaching for Change in Urban Schools
 Book Riot
172Seven Myths About EducationDaisy ChristodoulouThe Guardian
173Seven Myths of EducationDaisy ChristodoulouThe Guardian
174Seven tips for supporting high performers at school The Guardian
175Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and PromisesTerrence E. Deal, Kent D. PetersonFractus Learning
176Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other SlackersTodd WhitakerFractus Learning
177Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of LearningJames M. LangTeaching In Highered
178Smart but ScatteredPeg Dawson and Richard GuareWe Are Teachers
179Social Studies in Elementary EducationWalter C. ParkerBest Education Degrees
180
Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms
 Book Riot
181StonerJohn WilliamsThe Guardian
182Stories from a TeacherJ. FloresBest Education Degrees
183Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and EngagementStephanie HarveyGoodreads
184Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College FacultyElizabeth F. BarkleyFractus Learning
185Substitute Creature Book Riot
186
Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide for Bringing Math into Everyday Conversations
 Book Riot
187Talk Like TEDCarmine GalloThe Teaching Space
188
Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers
 Book Riot
189Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to CollegeDoug LemovWe Are Teachers
190
Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom
 Book Riot
191Teacher Life: A Snarky Chalkboard Coloring Book Book Riot
192Teacher ManFrank McCourtGoodreads
193Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920Larry CubanEducation Degree
194Teachers as Cultural Workers Book Riot
195Teachers Jokes Quotes And AnecdotesStark BooksBest Education Degrees
196Teaching Adolescent WritersKelly GallagherGoodreads
197Teaching Science with Trade Books Book Riot
198Teaching Smarter: An Unconventional Guide to Boosting Student SuccessPatrick KelleyWe Are Teachers
199Teaching StoriesJudy LoganBest Education Degrees
200Teaching What Really Happened Book Riot
201Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to TeachTom Vander Ark, Parker J. Palmer, and Sam M. IntratorBest Education Degrees
202Teaching With Intention: Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, Taking Action, K-5Debbie MillerWe Are Teachers
203Teaching with Love and Logic: Taking Control of the ClassroomJim FayGoodreads
204Teaching With the Brain in MindEric JensenWe Are Teachers
205Teaching With Your Mouth ShutDonald FinkelWe Are Teachers
206Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the GradeLinda PerlsteinBest Education Degrees
207Thank You, Mr. Falker Book Riot
208The Animal SchoolGeorge ReavisBest Education Degrees
209The Art of Classroom Inquiry: A Handbook for Teacher-ResearchersRuth Shagoury Hubbard and Brenda Miller PowerBest Education Degrees
210The Art of TeachingGilbert HighetBest Education Degrees
211The Big TestNicholas LemannEducation Degree
212The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and InstructionGail BousheyGoodreads
213The Cooperative Classroom: Empowering LearningLynda A. BalocheBest Education Degrees
214
The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable
 Book Riot
215The Curious ClassroomHarvey DanielsEducation Degree
216The Daily FiveGail BousheyGoodreads
217The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining EducationDiane RavitchGoodreads
218The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes EverythingKen Robinson, Lou AronicaFractus Learning
219The English Teacher’s Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the ProfessionJim BurkeGoodreads
220The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator’s Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every ChildRon ClarkGoodreads
221The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Smarter and FasterMichael WatkinsEducation Degree
222The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-To-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School DayJulia G. ThompsonBest Education Degrees
223The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You AreBrene BrownFractus Learning
224The Great GatsbyF. Scott FitzgeraldGoodreads
225The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your LifeChris GuillebeauFractus Learning
226
The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth
 Book Riot
227The Inspired Teacher: Zen Advice for the Happy Teacher Book Riot
228
The Language of Learning: Teaching Students Thinking, Listening, and Speaking Skills
 Book Riot
229The Lives of ChildrenGeorge DennisonThe Guardian
230The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out ChildRichard LavoieFractus Learning
231The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our SchoolsMultiple AuthorsFractus Learning
232The New Yorker Book of Teacher CartoonsRobert MankoffBest Education Degrees
233The Passion-Driven ClassroomAngela Maiers and Amy SandvoldBuzz Feed
234The Power of Questions: A Guide to Teacher and Student ResearchBeverly Falk and Megan BlumenreichBest Education Degrees
235
The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons From America From a Small School in Harlem
 Book Riot
236The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel SparkThe Guardian
237The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing ImpactMichael FullanFractus Learning
238The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary ChangeAdam BraunFractus Learning
239
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy With Autism
 Book Riot
240The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers LearningTom D. Whitby, Steven W. AndersonFractus Learning
241The Rise and Fall of an Urban School SystemJeffrey MirelEducation Degree
242The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and ThriveMichael FullanFractus Learning
243The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom (3rd Edition)Stephen D. BrookfieldTeaching In Highered
244The Skin We Speak Book Riot
245The Substitute Teacher’s Organizer: A Comprehensive Resource to Make Every Teaching Assignment a Success; Grades K-6Jane HerbstBest Education Degrees
246
The Syracuse-Referenced Curriculum Guide for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
 Book Riot
247The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled ProfessionDana GoldsteinEducation Degree
248The Teacher’s Book of Wit: Quips, Quotes & Anecdotes to Make Learning More FunMark OrtmanBest Education Degrees
249The Tech-Savvy Administrator: How do I use technology to be a better school leader?Steven W. AndersonFractus Learning
250The TempestWilliam ShakespeareThe Guardian
251The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality UnitsGrant Wiggins, Jay McTigheFractus Learning
252The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and StudentsDaniel RechtschaffenFractus Learning
253To Kill a MockingbirdHarper LeeGoodreads
254To Sir With LoveER BraithwaiteThe Guardian
255
Today I Made a Difference: A Collection of Inspirational Stories from America’s Top Educators’
 RD
256Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active LearnerPersida Himmele, William HimmeleFractus Learning
257Trivium 21cMartin RobinsonThe Guardian
258Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at SchoolCarla ShalabyEducation Degree
259Understanding by DesignGrant P. WigginsGoodreads
260
Unshakeable: 20 Ways To Enjoy Teaching Everyday…No Matter What
 Book Riot
261Up the Down Staircase Book Riot
262Urban Myths About Learning and EducationPedro De Bruyckere, Paul A Kirschner and Casper D HulshofThe Guardian
263
Variations on a Blue Guitar: The Lincoln Center Institute Lectures on Aesthetic Education
 Book Riot
264Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and RevolutionDerrick JensenFractus Learning
265What Great Principals Do Differently: Eighteen Things That Matter MostTodd WhitakerFractus Learning
266What If There Were No Teachers?Caron Chandler LovelessBest Education Degrees
267What Makes a Good Teacher? Here`s What the Kids Say!Donna WhyteBest Education Degrees
268What School Could BeTed DintersmithEducation Degree
269
What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World’
 RD
270What Works in SchoolsRobert MarzanoEducation Degree
271When Kids Can’t Read-What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12Kylene BeersGoodreads
272
Who Owns The Learning?:Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age
 Book Riot
273Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class, too!)Chris BiffleWe Are Teachers
274
Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity
 Book Riot
275Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy?Frank StepnowskiBest Education Degrees
276
Why Do Only White People Get Abducted By Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx
 Book Riot
277Why Johnny Still Can’t ReadRudolf Franz FleschBest Education Degrees
278Why Knowledge MattersED HirschThe Guardian
279
Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms
 Book Riot
280Working with ParentsRuby K. PayneEducation Degree
281Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your SchoolLaura FlemingFractus Learning
282Write Like ThisKelly GallagherGoodreads
283Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 Book Riot
284You Know You’re a Teacher if…Char ForstenBest Education Degrees
285Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It Book Riot


12 Best Books For Teachers Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Best Education Degrees The 50 Best Books For Teachers
Book Riot 100 Must-Read Books For and About Teachers
Buzz Feed 15 Books That Will Make You A Better Teacher
Education Degree The Best Books for Teachers in 2018 – Education Degree
Evidence Based Teaching 3 Must-Read Books for Teachers & School Leaders
Fractus Learning The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers
Goodreads Popular Teaching Books – Goodreads
RD Inspiring Books Every Teacher Must Read
Teaching In Highered Books on teaching in higher education: My picks about pedagogy
The Guardian Ten books every teacher should read | Teacher Network
The Teaching Space 7 Books That Have Made Me a Better Teacher
We Are Teachers 12 Must-Read Books for Teachers to Hack Learning

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