I have quite the ambitious stack of summer reading geared toward developing professional training for my district’s teachers. I am excited to read each one, learn valuable insights, and then share those with others.
I will be posting periodically my thoughts on each book as a delve into them, but I wanted to start with a list (which is in no particular order except how they were stacked on my work space).
1) 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom by Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller, Ed. D
2) Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level by Don Wettrick
3) The Maker Movement Manifesto by Mark Hatch CEO, Techshop
4) The First-Year Teacher’s Checklist: A Quick Reference for Classroom Success by Julia G. Thompson
5) The Teaching Text (You’re Welcome) by Douglas J. Robertson
6) Teach Like A Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess
7) Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching And Revolutionize Your Classroom by Matt Miller
8) Focus on Teaching: Using Video For High-Impact Instruction by Jim Knight
9) A Principal’s Guide to Literacy Instruction by Carol S. Beers, James W. Beers, and Jeffrey O. Smith
10)Good to Great Teaching: Focusing on the Literacy Work That Matters by Dr. Mary Howard
11) Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain by Zaretta Hammond
12) Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst
I am looking forward to each one and already started to turn, annotate, and highlight a few pages. They are all as helpful as I had hoped and am excited about my summer reading collection. I discovered in making this list that I have a small collection of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. books which makes me even more excited to share my pirate passion with others.
Have you read any of these books? How have they helped you? Which do you see that you have now added to your reading list?