Teacher Summer Reads – nonfiction books for teachers to read over the Summer. Get yourself and your classroom ready for Back to School with the hottest topics of the year.
I think all teachers know how difficult it can be to find time to read for fun during the school year. It’s feels even harder to find the time to read for professional development.
Summer Reading List for Teachers
Every summer I try to make it priority to plan to read at least one PD book to help get me ready for back to school.
I also make a goal each summer to read at least one book just for fun, but this doesn’t always happen.
How do I decide what I’ll read?
The main way I decide which professional teaching book I’ll read is to look at the following:
- my teaching strategies
- the progress my students made
- what my students were still lacking
- what I was most worried about throughout the year
- newest trends in education
To restate, focus on teacher summer reads that will help your class to be better for next school year. Moving your yourself and your students forward is the big goal.
What are the hot topics in education right now?
Below you’ll find some of the hottest topics in education that you may want to include in your reading list:
- empowering students and teachers
- encouraging student curiosity
- flexible seating
- growth mindset for students
- growth mindset for teachers
- student-directed learning
- personalized learning
- student behavior strategies
- differentiated strategies
All the best!
Jen Bradshaw @ TeacherKarma.com