Friday, May 25, 2012

10 Professional Development Books for Teachers

I have a colleague whose husband is working his way through the interview process for a middle school science position at a nearby school. He caught word from a friend who is also working there that the principal just loves to ask candidates about the last book they read relating to education. My colleague came to me for advice on what her hubby should read, and since only a few titles came to mind, I turned to my Twitter followers for help. Special thanks to @AngelaStockman, @marlawitkowski, @thor_winnipeg, and @vickyloras for suggestions. Extra special thanks to @newtechnetwork for the idea to post the results of my little survey.

Visible Learning for Teachers
By John Hatte

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? 
By Pasi Shalberg

The Answer is in the Room: How Effective Schools Scale Up Student Success
 By Alan M. Blankstein

Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction
 by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College 
 by Doug Lemov and Norman Atkins

Changing the Way You Teach: Improving the Way Students Learn
By Giselle Martin-Kniep and Joanne Picone-Zocchia

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time 
 by Vicki Davis Julie Lindsay

The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change by Jennifer Aaker, Andy Smith, Dan Ariely and Chip Heath

When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 
 by Kylene Beers

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education 
 by Diane Ravitch

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2 Responses:

Mark O'Neil said...

I'd like to add New Learning 2e by Kalanzis and Cope

Mrs. Szijarto said...

Schools that Work and Classrooms that Work by Richard Allington and Patricia Cunningham are both good.