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Any book suggestions for me to read as a new teacher?

Carolyn Slavin 1st Grade Bilingual (Dual Language) Teacher - Round Rock, TX

Hello,

I just finished a really great book, called "Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year" by Esme Raji Codell. It was amazing, and really taught me how to face every day with passion and commitment, and to always put the children first while teaching.

Do any of you have any other suggestions for good books about teaching or about teacher's true stories/experiences? I was not an education major, so I was not exposed to very much literature regarding education. Anything would help :) Thanks!

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7th and 8th grade math teacher

"The First Day of School" by

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"The First Day of School" by Harry Wong is a good read! At my new job I was given a copy of "Teach Like a Champion" by Doug Lemov which so far is pretty good too!

Edu Consultant. Blogger & Social Media Marketing at Edutopia

I would also suggest Tribes

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I would also suggest Tribes by Seth Godin. It's short, but very powerful. Will support you to fuel your passion!

retired special education teacher K-12, FIE Trainer from Eureka,ca.

Beyond Smarter Mediated

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Beyond Smarter Mediated Learning and the Brain's Capacity for Change - Reueven Feuerstein, Refael S. Feuerstein, & Lois H. Falik. A powerful book introducing MLE & FIE that can change one's appraoch to teaching. Used MLE & FIE with SED, SDC, RST & Regular population to great success.

I recently added many of the

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I recently added many of the books in the following list to my growing list of things to read - have a look:

http://justintarte.blogspot.com/2011/01/14-books-educators-should-read.html

Thanks to @justintarte for sharing this list.

Excellent book!

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This is the book I would recommend every first year teacher! You are not alone!

You must read "One Mind at a

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You must read "One Mind at a Time" and "The Book Whisperer".

Special Education Resource Teacher (9-12)

As someone else mentioned,

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As someone else mentioned, definitely pick up a copy of Harry Wong's "First Days of School". I'd also recommend "Why Didn't I Learn This in College?" by Paula Rutherford - great resource!

Science Teacher from the Capital District Region, New York

Dave mentioned it earlier,

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Dave mentioned it earlier, and I agree: Rutherford's "Why Didn't I Learn This In College?" is a great collection of teaching ideas and strategies.

I would also recommend the following:
Martin Haberman, "Star Teachers of Children in Poverty"
Gloria Billings, "The Dream Keepers"

Fred Jones' "Tools for

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Fred Jones' "Tools for Teaching" - excellent resource for classroom management!

Student-Centered Secondary Math Teacher

Read Edutopia

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The Schools that Work section has great ideas and insight. The blogs and comments to the blogs give great ideas and insight. Waiting for Superman is a must-see movie for all educators. I am into student-centered learning and am not above plugging my own blog.

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