Summer Reading List for Teachers

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Summer Reading List for Teachers

The summer months are a great time to catch up on some reading. These books on pedagogy, 21st century learning, and teacher wellness are a great place to start. These are enjoyable to read, and we hope you find real application for your practice. 


Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & Organized Classroom by Helene Segura

Helene addresses how to avoid teacher burnout on a daily basis. This guide offers tools to cope with difficult situations, save time, and focus on your love of teaching.

Youth, Education, and the Role of Society: Rethinking Learning in the High School Years by Robert Halpern

This book argues the need to expand, enrich, and diversify how we think about high school learning environments. the learning available to students. His book covers how teachers and the education system can meet the full range of student’s developmental needs.  

The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence by Baruti K. Kafele

In this book Baruti K. Kafele explores what is takes to create a successful classroom and school community. Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises to obtain a more in depth understanding of what they do as teachers.

21st Century Learning

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming By Paul Hawken

This book provides 240 pages of page-turning statistics and revelations on global warming. This book can do double duty, by teaching students about climate change and the multitude of STEM jobs available in the global economy.

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell takes the reader on a journey to visit the best and the brightest of the world. Throughout his book he writes about what makes these high achievers different and what about them makes them so successful.

21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn by John Barell

This Leading-Edge series challenges teachers and administrators to take a hard look at the issues impacting 21st century students. The book also looks to answer the question: What can be done to help schools include these skills in their repertoire to produce 21st century learning results?

Teacher Wellness

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning By Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger lll, and Mark A. McDaniel

The authors of this book argue that many popular study habits tend to be counterproductive. Make It Stick appeals to teachers interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

Covey shares with readers a principle-centered way to solve personal and professional issues. This book has become famous for these 7 habits that actually work and will aid teachers to create a less stressful and more meaningful teaching experience.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Rubin takes you through various anecdotes of her 12 months spent finding research, various interviews, and lessons from culture. Her book describes the importance of finding a balance between work and life and how finding this balance can make you your happiest self.

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