Education Book Suggestions?

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inspired
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Education Book Suggestions?

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Dear educators and leaders,

With the hope of improving my practice as a teacher, I ask the community the following question:

What are the best books you have read on education?

Books that focus on teaching English literature, the IB, or language acquisition would be of help!

Thank you for your time!
milesaway
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Quiet
Susan Cain

Changed my entire approach to teaching
inspired
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milesaway wrote:
> Quiet
> Susan Cain
>
> Changed my entire approach to teaching


Many thanks!
Bioguy21
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For practical classroom techniques, "Making Thinking Visible" is great.

I also really enjoyed "What's the Point of School?" by Guy Claxton.

While not directly related to teaching, "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman was excellent and made me question a lot of the teaching methods I use.
sciteach
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Quiet is actually a book that I think that many people who think that everything needs to be collaborative.

Another good one is Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel if you teach middle or high school.
Helen Back
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Not a book, but this website takes Making Thinking Visible and cuts to the chase. https://pz.harvard.edu/thinking-routines
inspired
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Post by inspired »

Thanks all!
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"Classroom Management: Creating a Positive Learning Environment" by Ming-tak Hue and
Wai-shing Li from Hong Kong University Press
JustinBlack
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Anna Karenina.
To Kill a Mockingbird.
The Great Gatsby.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
A Passage to India.
Invisible Man.
Don Quixote.
Beloved
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