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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


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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Educating Esme is a great

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Educating Esme is a great book!

1st Grade Teacher, Urban School District

Educating Esme & The First

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Educating Esme & The First Days of School......thought there are so many good inspiring ones. My advise is that you read as much as you can this summer so that your second year will be a thousand times better than our first!

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