9 Books for Teachers that Every Educator Should Know About

9 Books for Teachers that Every Educator Should Know About

By Michelle Drucker , Mar 31st 2016

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These books for teachers will keep you busy all summer long.

With summer fast approaching, it's a good time for teachers to be on the hunt for a book to help them hone their teaching skills. After all, teachers make great lifetime learners! From classroom management to psychology and cognitive science, the following books for teachers are guaranteed to entertain and challenge educators:


1. Mindset by Carol Dweck


Psychologist Carol Dweck shares her research on how the mindsets we adopt influence our actions and behaviors. By adopting a growth mindset, teachers can instill a love of learning in the minds and hearts of their students. Watch our Mindset Webinar to learn more about the concepts introduced in the book!


2. Teach Like A Pirate by David Burgess

teach like a pirate

Inspired by David Burgess' popular "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book provides inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas for increasing student engagement, boosting creativity, and transforming your life as a teacher. This book will only cost you a "bucc-an-eer."


3. The Promise of a Pencil Adam Braun

the promise of a pencil

This New York Times bestseller tells the story of how Adam Braun built more than 250 schools around the world. Discover how Adam found himself on this journey and what led to his success. The best part? All the proceeds for this book go to his foundation Pencils of Promise.


4. Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown

make it stick

Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors of Make It Stick write about different learning styles and strategies for making learning easier. Read about the study habits that work well and the ones that don't.


5. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

thinking fast and slow

In this international bestseller, Daniel Kahneman, a renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, examines the two different systems that drive our thoughts and shape our decisions. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Understanding the two systems will give you deeper insight into how choices are made.


6. Why Don't Students Like School Dan Willingham

why don't students like school

This book aims to answer the age-old question, "Why don't students like school?" Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham recommends easy-to-apply scientific approaches for engaging students in the classroom.


7. How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

how children succeed

Author Paul Tough believes that when it comes to measuring a child's success, the qualities that matter have more to do with character, not intelligence and high test scores. While trying to reveal the mysteries of character, Tough also provides new insights on how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty.


8. The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen

teenage brain

Over the last decade, scientists have discovered research that contradicted the common assumption that an adolescent brain is basically the same as an adult's. This book takes a revolutionary dive into the science of the adolescent brain, based on research by Frances E. Jensen, M.D., a neurologist and mother of two boys, and reveals what she has discovered about the adolescent brain.


9. The Survival Guide to Bullying by Aija Mayrock

survival guide to bullying

Bullying is an epidemic that has no clearly defined cure. The Survival Guide to Bullying is designed to help children deal with fear and overcome bullying.


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