Inspiring Books for Teachers


Books play innumerable roles in every human’s life. From studying to referring we use various genres of books to receive various pieces of information. Books expands our minds by boosting our thinking skills and enhancing our imagination. People read so many books during their lifetime for different purposes like learning, leisure, research and enhance skills. Books offers us so many things at vast.  People at all ages read books to gain various types of knowledge.

Teachers also refer so many books to enhance their knowledge and skills. Books are easily available cheap but efficient resources to upgrade themselves. Teachers can read various genres which will help them to up skill or for recreation.

Many teacher turned authors have published various books which help teachers around the world provide a whole lot of information about various teaching practices, their experiences as teachers and tricks that helped them survive their profession blissfully.

These are some pieces of work by famous authors that are applauded for their writing in teaching field.

  1. Matilda: Published in 1988 by ROALD DAHL, was ranked 30 among all time children’s novel by School Library Journal. It is also included in top 100 list for best young- adult books of all time by Time magazine. It is a story about a young girl named Matilda who shows amazing mental abilities. She is constantly rejected by her parents due to this reason which in turn leaves her neglected. As she enters to school her teacher Miss Honey notice her capabilities and she helps Matilda emotionally and academically to prosper.
  2. What Teachers Make; “In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World”: Authored by Taylor Mali, it was actually a poetic response to a person who asked the same question to him at dinner during his time as teacher. It is really a comforting book for teachers as it is explains why teachers are the most important for the society.
  3. Thank You Mr Falker: written by Patricia Polacco, is a real life based story about recognizing Little Trisha’s dyslexia by a very special teacher, Mr
  4. Teach like Your Hair’s on Fire: The Methods and Madness inside Room 56: it is written by Rafe Esquith that reveals all techniques that made him one of the top acclaimed educators of his time.
  5. Sahara Special: written by Esme Raji Codell. This story depicts the life of Sahara in her school years about how she overcomes her lack of confidence with the help of Miss Pointy and discovers her true self.
  6. First Days of School; How to be an effective teacher: The best-selling book on classroom management and education for student achievement – sold over 3.6 million This book introduces teachers, novices or veterans, by structuring and organizing successful lessons that can be applied at any time of the year at any learning level, from preschool to college. The book is used in thousands of school districts and more than 2,027 college classrooms in more than 116 countries.
  7. Teaching outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students by Their Brains: Book by LouAnne Johnson, this book offer practical strategies to help new teachers and seasoned veterans alike to create a dynamic classroom environment where students enjoy learning and enjoying what teachers This irreplaceable book is full of tips, checklists, hand-outs and step-by-step plans for a successful first week of your life. How to develop a positive discipline plan. How to motivate learners, especially stubborn readers. To create and evaluate student portfolios.
  8. Today I Made a Difference: A Collection of Inspirational Stories from America’s Top Educators: Book by Joseph W. Underwood, This collection of inspirational stories from the best American educators should inspire, celebrate and motivate those who make the biggest difference in everyone’s lives.
  9. The Courage to Teach: Book by Parker Palmer, This book is for teachers who have good days and bad days, especially bad days that brings suffering from the fact that you love someone. It is for teachers who refuse to be hardened because they love students, learning and ”
  10. The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom: by Dan Tricarico, if you are like many teachers, your day will be stressful, challenging, and even confusing. But living in a fast-changing world doesn’t mean that life must be fast-changing and frantic. A Zen Teacher, educator, blogger and speaker Dan Tricariko provides practical, easy-to-use techniques that help teachers slow down and create focus, simplicity, and serenity in the classroom and in life.

These books will provide an enjoyable treat for teachers who need inspiration in their career.

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