Do you like to read PD books? I’m a PD guru! The one thing that has made the most impact on my teaching is PD reading. I LOVE reading PD books with ideas and strategies that I can take right back to my classroom! Some of these books have really changed the way I teach and the way I think about teaching.
There are some really GREAT teachers out there. I would like to consider myself one. Guess what these teachers didn’t do?!? They didn’t sit around and teach the same way year after year! Times change and so does teaching. The research that goes along with education also changes. So why do we have teachers who never pick up a PD book? I know there are teachers out there who have not read a PD book since college. You are not one of those! You are reading my blog which means you are actively looking for things to do in your classroom. So you may not read an entire book, but you are reading SOMETHING! That counts!
So what have all these GREAT teachers done to make them so great? One thing is read. Have you ever read a PD book and just sat in awe over how amazing the ideas are and just how wonderful it will be when you transform your classroom? All of the books I will talk about have done this for me. Some have not and you will not find them here! Here are my top 4 right now (in no order)!
STRATEGIES THAT WORK
THE NEXT STEP IN GUIDED READING
THE READING STRATEGIES BOOK