May 2019 Best Book List for Teachers

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The Best Book List is a curated list of books that will be helpful for teachers and students in their classroom. Here’s the edition for May 2019.

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Brain Games For Clever Kids by Gareth Moore

Brain Games for Clever Kids is a fantastic bestselling puzzle book, brimming with memory, word and number workouts for the cleverest of kids!

Including battleships and mind-bending spot the differences to Japanese puzzles including hanjie, kakuro, futoshiki, sudoku and lots more.


Culturize by Jimmy Casas

In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these “soft skills” can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning. 


Fewer Things Better by Angela Watson

Fewer Things, Better will help you challenge the correlation between hours worked and effectiveness. It’s not about how much you’re working; it’s what you’re focusing on.

As you read, you’ll gain clarity on what’s most important in every aspect of your life and work so you can allocate time to your biggest priorities. You’ll deepen the courage it takes to live with intentionality, so you can do more of what you love and let go of habits and expectations which aren’t serving you well.

It’s time to release yourself from the feeling of never having done enough.


The Growth Mindset Playbook by Annie Brock

Students who harness the power of a growth mindset can succeed beyond their wildest imagination. The key is having a growth-mindset teacher who provides support, guidance, and encouragement. Packed with research-based teaching methods, this approachable guide for applying the growth mindset offers:

– Tips for overcoming challenges
– Strategies for inspiring students
– Ideas for constructive feedback
– Techniques for improving communication
– Examples of engaging lesson plans

The follow-up to the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach, this expert handbook highlights several best practices for helping students realize their potential, explore new opportunities, and succeed socially and academically.



What School Could Be
by Ted Dintersmith

An inspiring account of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things, showing us how to transform education

What School Could Be offers an inspiring vision of what our teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change.


Drawn to Teach by Jeff Stumpenhorst

No gimmicks. No tricks. No fads. 

If you’re looking for ways to help your students succeed, you won’t find the answer in gimmicks, trends, or fads. Great teaching isn’t about test results or data; it’s about connecting with students and empowering them to own their learning. 


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