An Interesting Compilation of Books Specifically Curated for Teachers

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For those of you who haven't already seen it, this is one of our popular book recommendation list we have published in the past. It features an interdisciplinary compilation of books covering various topics that share one common theme: enhancing personal (and professional) development. We arranged these resources into the following categories:

  • Forming lasting habits
  • Enhance your thinking
  • Self-development books for teachers
  • Close reading
  • Books to help you integrate mindfulness in your teaching
  • Books to help you improve your presentation skills
  • Books on the teaching of writing
  • Books on problem-based learning
  • Books on game-based learning

Books on forming lasting habits
Books to enhance your thinking
2- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by  by Dan Heath, and Chip Heath.
3- Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B, Cialdini
5- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H, Thaler and Cass R. Sustein
Self-development books for teachers
2- Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Hardcover , by Peter C. Brown  (Author), Henry L. Roediger III (Author), Mark A. McDaniel  (Author)
3- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard , by Chip Heath  (Author), Dan Heath  (Author)
4- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , by Daniel H. Pink  (Author)
7- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living , by Dale Carnegie  (Author)
8- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard H. Thaler  (Author), Cass R. Sunstein
Books on close reading
1- Text-Dependent Questions, Grades K-5: Pathways to Close and Critical Reading (Corwin Literacy), by Douglas B. Fisher (Author), Nancy Frey (Author), Heather L. Anderson  (Author), Marisol C. Thayre (Author)

2- A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K-5,by Diane Lapp (Author), Barbara Moss (Author), Maria Grant (Author), Kelly Johnson (Author)

5- Close Reading in Elementary School: Bringing Readers and Texts Together (Eye on Education), by Diana Sisson  (Author), Betsy Sisson (Author)

by Christopher Lehman  (Author), Kathleen Roberts (Author), Tobey Antao (Editor), Donalyn Miller (Foreword)

7- Close Reading of Informational Texts: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8, by Sunday Cummins PhD  (Author), Camille Blachowicz PhD (Foreword)

Books to help you integrate mindfulness in your teaching
1- The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students, By  Daniel Rechtschaffen  (Author), Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword)
2- Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents), By  Eline Snel  (Author), Myla Kabat-Zinn (Reader), Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword)

3- Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, By  Patricia A. Jennings  (Author), Daniel J. Siegel (Foreword)
4- Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children, By Thich Nhat Hanh (Author), Chan Chau Nghiem (Editor), Wietske Vriezen (Illustrator)
6- The Power of Mindful Learning, By by Ellen J. Langer
7- Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness, By  Susan L. Smalley PhD (Author), Diana Winston  (Author)
9- Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything, By  Deborah Schoeberlein David MEd (Author), Suki Sheth (Author)
10- The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, By  Thich Nhat Hanh  (Author), Vo-Dihn Mai (Illustrator), Mobi Ho (Translator)
Books to help you improve your presentation skills
Books on teaching writing
1- A Writer Teaches Writing Revised , by Donald M. Murray (Author)
2- The Art of Teaching Writing , by Lucy McCormick Calkins  (Author)
3- Writing: Teachers & Children at Work, by Donald H Graves
4- One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, by Lucy Calkins (Author), Amanda Hartman (Author), Zoe Ryder White  (Author)
6- About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers, by Katie Wood Ray  (Author), Lisa B. Cleaveland (Author)
8- Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher's Guide, by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels (Author), Steven Zemelman  (Author), Nancy Steineke  (Author)
9- Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments, by National Writing Project (Author), Danielle Nicole DeVoss (Author), Elyse Eidman-Aadahl (Author), Troy Hicks  (Author)
10- The Digital Writing Workshop, by Troy Hicks  (Author)
Books on problem-based learning
1- Problem-Based Learning: An Inquiry Approach by John F. Barell (Author)
The Practice of Problem-Based Learning: A Guide to Implementing PBL in the College Classroom, by José A. Amador (Author), Libby Miles (Author), Calvin B. Peters (Author)
4- The Power of Problem-Based Learning, by Barbara J. Duch (Editor), Susan E. Groh (Editor), Deborah E. Allen (Editor)
6- The Challenge of Problem Based Learning, by David Boud (Author), Grahame Feletti
Books on project-based learning
1-  Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane I. Krauss (Author), Suzanne K. Boss (Author)
2- Project Based Learning (PBL) Starter Kit by John Larmer  (Author), David Ross (Author), John R. Mergendollar (Author)
4- Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction by Buck Institute for Education (Author), John Larmer (Author), John Mergendoller (Author), Suzie Boss (Author)
5- Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards by Bob Lenz (Author), Justin Wells (Author), Sally Kingston (Author)
Books on the importance of video games in learning
8- Games, Learning, and Society: Learning and Meaning in the Digital Age, by Constance Steinkuehler (Editor), Kurt Squire Ph.D. (Editor), Sasha Barab Ph.D. (Editor)