Are you looking to learn new teaching skills that will increasingly excite and engage your students? Do you want to learn about the field of Education more deeply? These book just may do the trick.
Authored by leading educators and theorists, these texts provide a wide variety of approaches for those wishing to learn more about classroom dynamics, student development, teaching techniques, and even successful educational initiatives launched internationally.
by Linda Darling-Hammond
This eye-opening “wake-up call” concerns America’s academic future by vividly illustrating what the USA must do to build a system of high achieving and equitable schools that ensures every student the right to an education. Through exemplary research, Darling-Hammond describes students’ academic performance gap between high- and low-income districts, the remarkable successes of nations that invest heavily in education (Finland, South Korea, and Singapore), and the exponential benefits that result from high quality pedagogy training.
by Todd Whittaker
A remarkable and highly enjoyable book that outlines unique practices for creating a successful and dynamic classroom. Whittaker focuses on what beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions help contribute to becoming a great educator and a rich learning environment.
by Paulo Freire
Written in 1968 by one of the world’s leading educational theorists, Freire’s classic manifesto is considered one of the foundational texts of critical pedagogy. Based on his experience helping underprivileged Brazilians to read and write, Feire explores the relationship between the “colonizer” and the “colonized.” He explores traditional pedagogy versus a new progressive form that treats the learner as a co-creator of knowledge. The author’s proposed new pedagogy of establishing new relationship between teacher, student, and society has influenced countless academic institutions with great success.
by Greta Nagel
Vastly different than the previous texts, and written in the same style as the Tao Te Ching, Nagel provides readers with step-by-step examples for how to approach teaching, the classroom, student development, and learning largely through a “student-centered” educational method.