Book Resources

Here are some books I’ve read about teaching. Keep checking back for updates on new books and blog posts using the information I got from them!

Armstrong, C. (2009). The Truth about Teaching: What I Wish the Veterans had Told Me. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Ayers, W. & Alexander-Tanner, R. (2010). To Teach: the journey, in comics. New York, NY: Teacher’s College Press.

Beilock, S. (2010). Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To. New York, NY: Free Press. 

Booth, C. (2011). Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. 

Brandvik, M.L. & McKnight, K.S. (2011). The English Teacher’s Survival Guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Breaux, A. & Whitaker, T. (2015). Quick Answers for Busy Teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Clark, R. (2003). The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator’s Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child. New York, NY: Hyperion.

Costello, B., Wachtel, J., & Wachtel, T. (2009). The Restorative Practices Handbook: for Teachers, Disciplinarians, and Administrators. Bethlehem, PA: International Institute for Restorative Practices.

Covey, S.T. (2008/2014). The Leader in Me. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 

Davis, G.A. (2006). Gifted Children, Gifted Education. Tuscon, AZ: Gifted Potential Press.

Dehan, C.S. & Rasmussen, S.H. (2006). Super Sub: A Must-Have Handbook for Substitute Teachers. Culver City, CA: Goodyear Books.

Edmunds, A., Nickel, J., & Badley, K. (2015). Educational Foundations in Canada. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Fogarty, J. (2016). Invite! Excite! Ignite! 13 Principles for Teaching, Learning, and Leading, K-12. New York, NY: Teacher’s College Press.

Gilford, S. (2014). Substitute Teaching: Everything You Need for Success. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield Education. 

Gordon, T. (1974). Teacher Effectiveness Training. New York, NY: David McKay Company, Inc.

Greene, Ross W. (2008). Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them. New York, NY: Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 

Hayes, D. (2003). Planning, Teaching, and Class Management in Primary Schools. London, England: David-Fulton Publishers.

Huston, T. (2009). Teaching What You Don’t Know. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

Johnston, J., Myers, J., Pollock, K., & Zoet, C. (2008). I am the Teacher: Effective Classroom Management for Occasional Teachers. Toronto, ON: Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario. 

Jones, V. & Jones, L. (2007). Comprehensive Classroom Management.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Allyn & Bacon. 

Kohn, Alfie. (2000). What to Look for in a Classroom…and Other Essays. San Francisco, CA: Wiley. 

Lavoie, R. (2007). The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child. New York, NY: Touchstone. 

Moorman, C. & Weber, N. (1989). Teacher Talk: What it Really Means. Merrill, MI: Institute for Personal Power.

Nelsen, J., Lott, L., & Glenn, H.S. (1997). Positive Discipline in the Classroom. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing. 

Oakley, B. (2014). A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math & Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra). New York, NY: Penguin Group. 

Page, M.L. (2008). You Can’t Teach Until Everyone is Listening: 6 Simple Steps to Preventing Disorder, Disruption, and General Mayhem. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Passman, R. & McKnight, K.S. (2007). Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Pogrow, S. (2009). Teaching Content Outrageously: How to Captivate All Students & Accelerate Learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Sirota, A.J. (2005). The Heart of Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Springer, S., Alexander, B., & Persiani, K. (2012). The Organized Teacher: A Hands-On Guide to Setting up and Running a Terrific Classroom. San Francisco, CA: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Sutman, F.X., Schmuckler, J.S., & Woodfield, J.D. (2008). The Science Quest: Using Inquiry/Discovery to Enhance Student Learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Thompson, J.G. (2013). The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.  

Thompson, J.G. (2009). The First-Year Teacher’s Checklist. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Wilson, M. (2012).  In a Grain of Sand: A New Vision for Arts Education. Stratford, ON: Drama.Focus Arts Consulting Group. 

Winebrenner, S. (2001). Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. 



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