Other Recommended Education Books

Books and teachers go hand-in-hand, so it’s only appropriate to share the best ones. Below are some highly recommended books addressing a host of teaching topics. You may purchase any of these discounted books below through our partnership with Amazon.com.

Do you have a book that you think would benefit other aspiring teachers? Don’t hesitate to email your recommendation to eric@road2teaching.com.

Student Teaching

Road to Teaching

Road to Teaching

This book came in handy as a student teacher and when applying for teaching jobs. I appreciated the strategies on how to jump-start my student teaching on a positive note by creating relationships with my students and CT. Even though I have now completed my student teaching, I will continue to use many of the book’s classroom management and discipline tips in my own classroom, such as the question & answer box and bellnote activity. I recommend this to any student teacher.

- Recommended by R. Yocum

Classroom Management / Discipline

Discipline with Dignity

If you are anxious about discipline then I highly recommmend this book. It lays the foundation for an effective discipline policy in your classroom.

Reluctant Disciplinarian

Reluctant Disciplinarian

- Recommended by NOLA

What Do I Do When...?

This is a supplementary book to Discipline with Dignity.

English / Language Arts

The English Teacher's Companion

The English Teacher

I love it because it puts everything together. Seems more practical rather than some idealistic book. I can use his ideas in a class. I found his section about having controversial novels the most helpful.

- Recommended by Nena

From Planning to Practices, Grades 6-12

Differentiation: From Planning to Practices, Grades 6-12

- Recommended by Nena

Teaching Literature With Short Texts, Grades 6-12

Less is More: Teaching Literature With Short Texts, Grades 6-12

- Recommended by Nena

General Interest

ASCD SmartBrief

ASCD SmartBrief

ASCD SmartBrief brings you the K-12 education news that really matters. ASCD editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications, do a brief summary of each and provide links back to the original sources.  Most importantly, it’s free!

First-Year Teacher's Survival Kit

The First Days of School

As a new teacher I recommend purchasing Harry Wong’s 1st Days of School. It gives a ton of great information and educates you on the most current trends in classroom management. This will give you something to talk about in the interview as well.

- Aggie c/o 04

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

- Recommended by NOLA

The Shame of the Nation

The Shame of the Nation

- Recommended by NOLA

Teaching With Love and Logic

Teaching With Love and Logic

- Recommended by Rebecca

The Tough Kid Book

The Tough Kid Book

“The Tough Kid Book” and “The Tough Kid Toolbox” are invaluable tools for me as a high school teacher at a high needs school in New Orleans. These books are designed to be used with all grade levels and for both special and general education teachers alike. Both books contain strategies for working with non-compliant children. The books are published by Sopris West and can be found on the company website.

- Recommended by Dawson

Tools for Teaching

Education Ed.

Ahora Hablo: Education Ed.

Obtaining a Teaching Job

Road to Teaching

This book is a must have!! I always read reviews and consider what the reader says, well please believe me, When I say get the book. It is so simple to ready I couldn’t believe the insight it gives and tips for Students, Pre-service teachers and Student teaching. I highlighted and tagged pages. I am very pleased!! Eric did an awesome job on creating a book for the “unknowns” A lot of websites and examples, book references. Again a very great book for Teachers to be, get it early.

- Recommended by Eileen

Teacher Interviews

Teacher Interviews

Fun & Inspirational Read

Holler If You Hear Me

Holler If You Hear Me

- Recommended by NOLA

Learn to Relax

Learn to Relax

With all the stress that teachers face everyday, this is a great read. It reminds us the importance of relaxing and teaches simple ways to alleviate the stress. It’s a little hokey in parts, but overall it’s a good book.

Teacher Man

Teacher Man

Courage to Teach

The Courage to Teach

A Practical Guide

The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide

- Recommended by NOLA

Methodology

Cooperative Learning Activities

Classbuilding: Cooperative Learning Activities

- Recommended by NOLA

I Read It, but I Don't Get It

I Read It, but I Don't Get It

Every Minute Counts

Every Minute Counts

For math teachers:
“Every Minute Counts” by David Johnson. Paperback book with
lots of info….

- Recommended by Moe, Larry & Curly

The Skillful Teacher

The Skillful Teacher

- Recommended by NOLA

School Reform / School Improvement / Best Practices

Classroom Instruction that Works

Classroom Instruction that Works

College Knowledge

College Knowledge

Horace's School

Horace's School

Nothing's Impossible

Nothing's Impossible

There are No Children Here

There are No Children Here

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