Best Education Books For Teachers [Top 10, Update 2021]
Are you looking for meaningful, interesting and fun educational books for beginning and advanced teachers in education? But also the best books for teachers? Here you will find a list of inspiring recommendations. Read along…
The top 10 best books for teachers
Criteria for compiling these recommended books
Our editors have carefully read as many as possible books about this subject. Then, they used the following criteria for choosing the best picks:
- The literary quality of the books.
- The amount of books sold worldwide.
- The professional reviews in newspapers.
- The expertise and experience from the author.
- The quality of the examples, knowledge and practicality
- The actuality and whether the information is useful or too old.
- Our editor’s opinions: they have read and judged the books extensively.
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1.Because I Had a Teacher — New York Times best seller
Where would we be without them, those special people who inspire us, support us, and encourage us? Whether they are an educator, a coach, or a mentor; we all remember our favorite teacher. According to us, this book is a thank you gift for great teachers everywhere. Perfect for the end of the school year, or just because.
2.Teaching with the HEART in Mind: A Complete Educator’s Guide to Social Emotional Learning
Sometimes you have to challenge the odds to create better outcomes for your students. Standardized assessments are simply not enough. You need to educate both the hearts and the minds of your students. We think that this book provides a comprehensive roadmap to understanding the psychology of emotions, relationships, and adversity in learning.
3.A Letter to My Teacher
In our opinion this picture book is the perfect gift for a child to give to a teacher. It celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. It is a thank-you note. The moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift at the end of a schoolyear or on a special day.
4.Dear TeacherWe think that this inspirational book by Brad Johnson and Hal Bowman provides daily encouragement to teachers for all that they do in the classroom and beyond. Dear Teacher is perfect for teachers of all grade levels to keep them feeling their best. The uplifting advice will remind them why they have chosen this profession.
5.The Beginning Teacher’s Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years (Self-Care and Teaching Tips for New Teachers)
Every new or first-year teacher goes through six phases: anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, reflection and second anticipation. In our opinion this field guide dives deep into these six phases. It is about the personal side of teaching, offering crucial advice, empathy, and new-teacher support. The author outlines targeted classroom strategies, teaching tips, and self-care practices.
6.Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College): (But Didn’t Learn in College) (Free Spirit Professional™)
We chose this one in our top 10 because it is a no-nonsense, jargon-free guide for new teachers. It offers a wide variety of tools for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. The tips in this book cover virtually every aspect of teaching. All have been learned the hard way: from real-life classroom experience.
7.How to Succeed as an Elementary Teacher: The Most Effective Teaching Strategies For Classroom Teachers With Tough And Challenging Students
The famous Socratic saying “Know Thyself” is one secret formula every teacher should have in their tool box. In this book a chapter is devoted to using this one tip to become an effective teacher. It is surprisingly simple, yet immensely effective. In our opinion the same goes for the other tips and strategies in this book.
8.Become an Effective Teacher in Minutes: Best Teaching Practices You Can Use Now
This book is about becoming an effective teacher. It contains strategies which will help you to succeed in the classroom. These strategies have all proven to be effective. This is because every strategy has been tested in the classroom. According to us, this book is a helpful tool for every teacher.
9.Take Control of the Noisy Class: Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds (Super-effective classroom management strategies for teachers in today’s toughest classrooms)
This book is our pick because teacher-trainer Rob Plevin explains a proven, step-by-step plan for successfully managing the most challenging individuals and groups in today’s toughest classrooms. It is about powerful, fast-acting techniques and includes a novel routine to get any class quiet in 15 seconds or less. This book helps teachers succeed with hard-to-reach, reluctant learners.
10.THE Classroom Management Book
According to us this is a solutions book that shows how to organize and structure a classroom to create a safe and positive environment for student learning and achievement. It offers 50 procedures that can be applied into any classroom management plan. Each procedure tells you how to teach it and what the outcome will be.
Bonus list: these Education Books are also recommended
Below is the bonus list of the best and most inspiring education books for experienced teachers and beginning teachers. You will find books on class management, education management and personalized learning. For advanced and starting teachers in primary and secondary education.
1 – Teach like a champion 2.0
62 techniques from top teachers are taught in this book. This is the well-known book from America that focuses not only on teaching methods, but also on the human side of education, including the creation of an inspiring learning culture.
2 – Teaching effectively with NLP
This book is full of examples and techniques to really connect with the students. This can be done, for example, by stepping into their perception and communicating at their level.
3 – Teaching for dummies
In the ‘For Dummies’ series there is the book ‘Teaching for Dummies’. This book is very broad and covers almost all aspects of teaching. For example, it gives you ideas for organizing your lessons and tips for dealing with a difficult class.
To your success!