Good Reads

visible-learning-for-teachers-maximizing-impact-on-learningYou 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:

9780007173990Teaching Lives
  • Frank McCourt (2006)- Teacher Man: A memoir.
  • Jane Tompkins (1996)- A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned.
Education
  • 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.
5175BqP92iL._SX333_BO1,204,203,200_Pedagogy: Reflect on your own Practice.
  • Therese Huston (2009)-  Teaching what you Don’t know.
  • Stephen Brookfield (2015)-  The Skillful Teacher.
51k8KRU9qML._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Grab Bag: Step outside normal.
  • 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.