10 Books Every Pre-Service English Teacher Needs to Read

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1. Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere by Will Richardson. This Kindle Single explores what’s wrong with the way schools currently work and argues that we have to change. Richardson’s message is ultimately a hopeful one–and he provides practical guidelines that every teacher can follow for transforming his or her classroom. One of the most thought-provoking and important things I’ve ever read about education, plus you can read it in well under an hour! You can read my initial thoughts about Why School?here.

teaching outside the box

2. Teaching Outside the Box by Louann Johnson. The only book about classroom management and getting through to people that you will ever need. I memorized this book in my first year teaching.

in the middle

3. In the Middle by Nancie Atwell. Study after study confirms the power and efficacy of reading and writing workshop. Why are English Language Arts classes…

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