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What are your top ten teacher/education books? My purpose is to curate a list for my student teacher. I’ve given her my extra copy of Notice and Note, and have more that are my go-to’s. I am curious as to what are others–those tomes and scrolls that continue to serve and support.

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The thing about education books is they’re a lot like baby/parenting books. You don’t know what you don’t know, yet they’re reassuring or anxiety creating, depending–when you read them before beginning a teaching career, they can help or hurt. The trick is to look at them again in times of need, reflection, and try not to panic.

Here are my current top-ten, not in any order:

What If? Randall/Munroe

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Understanding By Design

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Reading Strategies

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The Book Whisperer

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In the Best Interest of Students

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Image Grammar

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The Writing Thief

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Teaching Reading in the Middle

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When Kids Can’t Read

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Academic Moves

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Let me know what you think: what books can’t you live without?

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