You know those times you really should be doing some work but you really don’t feel like doing any work? Sometimes picking up a good book that could relate to work is a good compromise. I’ll admit it. I am one of those people who can find myself saying “Oh I own that book” more often than I say “Oh I read it”. But you cannot read it if you do not have it. I make sure I have enough great books around that I can read what ever I may fancy at the time.
Here are some options in a number of different categories. Some directly link to teaching and higher education. Others are just some real thought provoking and/or satisfying reads. Try something new:
- Frank McCourt (2006)- Teacher Man: A memoir.
- Jane Tompkins (1996)- A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned.
- Elizabeth Green (2015)- Building a better teacher: How teaching works (and how to teach it to everyone).
- Richard Shavelson (2009)- Measuring college learning responsibly: Accountability in a new era.
- Daniel Chambliss & Christopher Tackacs (2014)- How college works.
- Richard Light (2004)-Making the most of college: Students speak their minds.
- Therese Huston (2009)- Teaching what you Don’t know.
- Stephen Brookfield (2015)- The Skillful Teacher.
- Tim Whitmarsh (2015)- Battling the gods: Atheism in the ancient world
- Robert Putnam (2015)- Our kids: The American dream in crisis.
- Charles Mann (2012)- 1493: Uncovering the new world Columbus created.