Books

Every book I feature on this site has been read and carefully reviewed, and I highly recommend each one. If I don’t like a book or think it will be useful to teachers, I just won’t review it. If you click on the “Buy Now” affiliate link, you will be taken to that book’s Amazon order page (for most titles), where you can order the book and I will get a very small commission for letting you know about it — thank you!!

 

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The Classroom Chef: Sharpen Your Lessons, Season Your Classes, Make Math Meaningful (2016)
by John Stevens & Matt Vaudrey

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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (2016)
by Monique Morris

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Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning (2011)
by John Hattie

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Lahey-BookThe Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed (2015)
by Jessica Lahey

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by Mike Schmoker

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Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School (2015)
by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez

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Make-it-StickMake It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014)
by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel

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Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What (2015)
by Angela Watson

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The Teacher’s Guide to Tech: A Cult of Pedagogy Digital Binder (2015)
by Jennifer Gonzalez

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Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (2014)
by Zaretta Hammond

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A Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core: Using the 32 Literacy Anchor Standards to Develop College- and Career-Ready Students (2014)
by Dave Stuart, Jr.

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You’ve Gotta Connect: Building Relationships that Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement (2014)
by James Sturtevant

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Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom (2014)
by Meena Srinivasan

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Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching (2011)
by Angela Watson

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Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning (2010)
by Marc Prensky

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UbD3Understanding by Design (2005)
by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

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The Strategic Teacher (2007)
by Harvey Silver, Richard Strong, and Matthew Perini

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VilsonThis Is Not a Test: A New  Narrative on Race, Class and Education (2014)
by José Vilson

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JumpThe Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (2013)
by Naoki Higashida

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Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms (2010)
by H. Richard Milner IV

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Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools (2013)
by Diane Ravitch

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DanielsThe Best-Kept Teaching Secret: How Written Conversations Engage Kids, Activate Learning, and Grow Fluent Writers, K-12 (2013)
by Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Elaine Daniels

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Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2008, 2011)
by Garr Reynolds

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How to Talk So Kids Can Learn: At Home and in School (1996)
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

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