10 Summer Vacation Must-Reads For Teachers

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10 Summer Vacation Must-Reads FOR TEACHERS

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Raising Kids Who Read What Parents and Teachers Can Do Daniel T. Willingham

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“ ” Raising Kids Who Read provides a fresh, down-to-earth approach to the difficult charge of raising a lifelong reader. It’s filled with practical, easy-to-follow advice that busy parents and teachers can implement. Willingham makes it fun to read, like having coffee with a friend. Angela Kanak, English teacher, Kankakee High School, Kankakee, Illinois Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1UJL2uu

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2 Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World Yong Zhao

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“ ” This book unmasks the error of our policy makers’ obsession with test scores and their misguided determination to get higher scores than Shanghai. Yong Zhao explains why the pursuit of higher test scores is an unworthy goal, both for China and the United States, because it is essentially authoritarian and crushes creativity and fresh thinking. Diane Ravitch, research professor of education, New York University; bestselling author, The Death and Life of the Great American School System and Reign of Error Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1D5w9rm

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3 The Together Teacher Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! Maia Heyck-Merlin, forward by Norman Atkins

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“ ” The Together Teacher is a lifesaver! The organizational system enables me to map out my days, weeks, and months with fluidity and ease. It holds me accountable to what I need to do for my classroom, my school, and other obligations so that I still have time to do what I want to do. Erin Stanley, fifth grade teacher, Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1HpJdsx

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The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day Julia G. Thompson

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“ ” This useful guide gives new teachers a wealth of practical information, resources, and tools. Whether she’s helping readers to handle tough classroom challenges or coaching them on how to develop a professional demeanor, Thompson’s experience shines through on every page. Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion and Practice Perfect Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1MkwxHu

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5 Freedom to Change Four Strategies to put Your Inner Drive into Overdrive Michael Fullan

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“ ” Freedom to Change is a manifesto for action. Fullan boldly outlines what it takes to move people to a higher level of motivation and mastery. He exhorts us to make the leap from a reactive ‘freedom from’ stance to embracing four keys of ‘freedom to change.’ This book will open up new doors and create impetus, momentum, energy, and drive. Avis Glaze, Edu-quest International Inc.; former chief student achievement officer of Ontario, Canada Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1HRVNqK

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6 Reading in the Wild The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits Donalyn Miller with Susan Kelley

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“ ” When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it’s time to grab Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resources and management techniques will enhance and improve existing classroom systems and structures. Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek School District, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1eMF1fm

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The Book Whisperer Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child Donalyn Miller, forward by Jeff Anderson

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“ ” This book reminds anyone—who is lucky enough to have loved a book—what classrooms and kids have lost in our frenzy to ‘cover’ content and standardize student performance in the name of reading. This is a primer of the heart on how to make reading magical again. Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parish, Jr. Professor of Education, University of Virginia Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1L2DCxL

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8 Creating Cultures of Thinking The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools Ron Ritchhart

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“ ” Books in education tend to be either presentations of a few big ideas, scholarly reviews of relevant literature, or guidebooks to effective practice. Creating Cultures of Thinking is a rarity— a seamless blend of all three genres. Whether you teach kindergarteners or graduate students, you will learn much from this book. Howard Gardner, author of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1JZ1YHd

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9 Teach Like a Champion 2.0 62 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College Doug Lemov

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“ ” Teach Like a Champion 2.0 made me a better teacher. The rigor, depth, and applicability of each technique Doug shares immediately allowed me to improve the teaching I do with school leaders, teachers, and kids. TLaC 2.0 builds seamlessly from the first edition—going deeper on some key concepts and introducing us to a host of new methods. Dave Levin, cofounder, KIPP Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1LZSejf

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Overloaded and Underprepared Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids Denise Pope, Maureen Brown, Sarah Miles

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“ ” Finally, a book about education and student well-being that is both research-based and eminently readable. With all the worry about student stress and academic engagement, Pope, Brown, and Miles gently remind us that there is much we already know about how to create better schools and healthier kids. Madeline Levine, co-founder Challenge Success; author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/1JZ21mi

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Interested in a teachers’ book club? Download our free guide: http://bit.ly/JBBookClub

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