Follow PACE on:

Books to Help You Start the School Year Off Strong
posted by: Melissa | August 01, 2017, 08:13 PM   

Across the country, teachers are setting up classrooms, writing curriculum, and getting ready to start the new school year. As teachers it’s too easy to rely on the habits we’ve developed over the years and what has always worked for us, however this time of year that we spend re-evaluating what we do is the perfect time of year to go back to the basics.


The book store is filled with books designed to help teachers perfect the small, routine, and daily interactions. Not every book or technique is for every teacher, but most of them will provide some insight. Even if you’ve read the book in the past, it’s likely that you’ve forgotten a lot of the contents and rereading it will remind you of a strategy that you’ve let fall by the wayside.


That being said, here are some books that will help you hone and perfect your craft as you start in on a new school year:


  1. Classroom Management in the Digital Age by Heather Dowd
  2. The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable by Angela Powell Watson
  3. Fred Jones’ Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones
  4. The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong
  5. THE Classroom Management Book by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong
  6. The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth by Michael Linsin
  7. The First Six Weeks of School by Responsive Classroom
  8. Hacking Engagement: 50 tips & Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily by James Alan Sturtevant
  9. The Morning Meeting Book by Roxann Kriete
  10. The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! By Maia Heyck-Merlin
  11. The Organized Teacher by Steve Springer, Brandy Alexander, and Kimberly Persiani
  12. Organized Teacher, Happy Classroom: A Lesson Plan for Managing Your Time, Space and Materials by Melanie S. Unger
  13. Spaces & Places: Designing Classrooms for Literacy by Debbie Diller
  14. Teach Like a Champion 2.0 by Doug Lemov
  15. Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Problem-by-Problem Survival Guide by Randall S. Sprick

What books help you get ready for a new school year?
Share below!

Comments (0)Add Comment

Submit a comment
 (not published)
smaller | bigger

busy