Best five books for your teachers bookshelf!
Teaching in the U.K. is such a unique profession that involves a lifetime of learning and updating of one’s self, new skills are learned every day and fresh information is added to the knowledge base that the teacher already possesses. However, due to the demanding nature of a teacher’s job, reading books end up being a fantasy for teachers. There is little time for busy teachers to research and select books that will help them improve in their role or learn new ways of making their work easier.
Therefore, we bring to you these books which we are sure will enlighten you as a teacher in the UK, we have summarised them so that at one glance, you will be able to select which will be to your liking. Some of them come in different formats like audio or digital formats. So pick some and spend time with them during your spare time during this summer holiday.
What School Could Be by Ted Dintersmith: This book talks about teachers who have successfully assisted children to thrive under challenging circumstances, it is an inspiring book for teachers because the Author Ted motivates teachers by narrating an incident suggesting that the teachers should be hopeful and encouraged because the change that we need is going to come from students that are thought by good teachers.
I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban: this book narrates the story of the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, who fought for the education of her fellow girls in Pakistan. As a teacher, if you are looking to teach your students through the life of a living Legend then tell them about Malala. This book shows that warfare, religion and social unrest is majorly detrimental to girls worldwide
Books for Professional Development
Lead like a Pirate by Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf: this is one fun book to read, it smartly applies the Pirate leadership structure to classroom leadership with a twist of adventure and fun. It will give teachers inspiration, motivation ideas, and skills needed to sustain the act of excellence in the school, the lessons in this book will appeal more to school administrators.
Disruptive Thinking: Why How We Read Matters: Rate of understanding matter a lot and Beers and Robert feel that the way we read goes a long way to affect our rate or comprehension, in this book, they discuss useful reading skills that will enable students to have a better engagement with their reading materials. This is a great book for teachers who want to produce students that will be great readers and writers.
Books About Diversity in Education
Pushout by Monique Morris: this book talks about how to increase sensitivity to different cultures as well as the criminalisation of colored skinned girls in school. The Author sensitises teachers on the behavioral control and inequality that exists in the school system and what it looks like with strong shreds of evidence.