8/2/2018 - 10:03 am

Expert Tips: The Best Books to Read About Teaching

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Teaching is something that has been around since the beginning of time. It is something that strives mankind to continued learning. There have been many standardized ways of teaching. There are ways to make learning fun and engaging. Over the years educators have created phenomenal ways to bring education to life. Some like visual learning while others want to dive in a book. This list is for all you book dwellers. There are many books that help to create a great learning experience. These books help to create an experience that is both rewarding and captivating.

Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess

This creative book will take teachers on an adventure to find a more creative way of teaching. The book revolves around teaching like a P.I.R.A.T.E. Each letter of the word stands for something more. The “P” stands for passion. The “I” stands for immersion. The “R” is for rapport. The “A” is for ask. The “T” is for transformation and the “E” is for enthusiasm. He continues through the book to explain that there is one thing that all teachers have. Nobody can be passionate about everything in the classroom. This book dives into ways around that. It inspires students to think outside the box. It also creates ways of teaching that will be better for both teachers and students.


Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov

This book is one of many written by Lemov. Lemov is from the city of Rochester in New York. He is an educated director of a group of schools called Uncommon Schools. The book's devised of many different strategies and pointers. It aims to create a great learning environment no matter what challenges there are. It seems to point to challenges outside of the classroom as well as within. There are seven different principles that he outlines in his book. These principles are planning, instructional delivery, classroom culture, building trust, behavioral expectations, engaging students and high expectations. He also categorizes a program that he calls CRISS. CRISS stands for Creating Independence through Student-Owned Strategies. This book brings together different ideas and innovations. These sources come from some of the most renowned scholars and teachers in the world. It is definitely something to have on the bookshelf.


Make it Stick by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

Make it Stick is a book that uses cognitive learning to challenge the way of teaching in today’s time. It dives into the life of self-help and learning. It creates an atmosphere for anyone who wants to take that next step. It creates a psychological discovery to techniques and areas to expand one's knowledge. It teaches of the discipline needed to create effective learning habits and routines. Wasted time is something of the past. Creating an engaging learning experience is what these authors help readers to create.
 

Daily 5 by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser

Daily 5 is a book about five different concepts within the classroom. These concepts interpret how to help teach children. They include how to write, read and portray their thoughts effectively and correctly. The development of the Daily 5 was also created to help children find their independence. It improved productivity and engages children to learn. It creates a desire within them to want to be more engaging and productive.

Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains by LouAnne Johnson 

This is a book that gathers some fascinating knowledge and combines it all into one neat package. This text revolves around one thing. Motivation. Johnson is a second-time bestseller who takes a classroom and manipulates it into an orb of learning. It creates an atmosphere to do as the title says. Teach outside the box. It helps to engage students more and creates a better atmosphere. One where children come ready to learn and want to take the next step. It is spontaneous and fun and will help teachers to teach in ways to inspire their students to learn.


All five books help teachers of tomorrow create engaging classrooms for their children. Not by only giving them a place to learn but helping them find a desire to take that next step. There is learning potential in everything we do. How we apply it is what counts.

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Scott Groza

Scott Groza is dedicated to finding new and inspirational ways to teach. He joins with his wife Christy Groza in bring a new innovation to students at the Groza Learning Center. He continues to be inspirational and approaches each student with their needs and learning potential in mind. Each child is regarded individually so that their learning plan is constructed around their own individual needs.

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