26+ Books on Teachers’ Summer Reading Lists

by | 06.27.16

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The school year has ended and summer is here…and for a lot of teachers, that means it’s time to catch up on some reading! Whether you’re cracking open a book on the beach or in your own backyard, we want to know which reads you’ll be diving into this summer. We asked the Teacher2Teacher community members for the books—either professional or fun!—on their summer reading lists. Check out 26 teachers’ responses below and share your own in the comments!

    1. “DIY Literacy by @MaggieBRoberts @teachkate.”—@JanlStig
    2. “Kids Deserve It by Todd Nesloney!”—@JeneePrewitt
    3. “Experience and Education by John Dewey.”—@nehemiah_nc
    4. “The Warrior’s Heart by Eric Greitens.”—@gkneefox
    5. “Summer reading: If You Can’t Manage Them, You Can’t Teach Them by Kim Campbell.”—@ttrejo
    6. “PD: The Hyperdoc Handbook [Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, Sarah Landis]; ME: Keeper [Mal Peet] and Racism in Kansas City: A Short History [G.S. Griffin].”—@lamas_cynthia
    7. “Book Love by @pennykittle – it’s like she is in my brain answering my thoughts and questions about student reading.”—@SJNeill13
    8. “Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education by Adrienne D. Dixson.”—@SheWhoLearns
    9. “Teacher-esque books I plan to read: How to Read Novels Like a Professor by [Thomas C.] Foster, Explore Like a Pirate by @mrmatera.”—@TedDiepster
    10. “I’m reading Reaching the Wounded Student by [Joe] Hendershott.”—@CoAdvocate
    11. “Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman.”—@fandsosborne
    12. “How to Turn Learners On… Without Turning Them Off by [Robert F.] Mager. And I am reading Flourish by [Martin] Seligman.”—@Jeffb1509
    13. “Outliers by @Gladwell, Confederates in the Attic by @TonyHorwitz.”—@Eng_mrsnelson
    14. “The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller.”—@NortonGrade4
    15. “This Just In by Bob Schieffer. Excellent stories, well written.”—@ttrejo
    16. “Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction by [Lanney] Sammons.”—@MrsKellySimon
    17. “Originals by Adam Grant.”—@Hell2Teach
    18. “Amplify [by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke].”—@stacey4008
    19. “Lit Up by David Denby. Great for #EnglishTeachers having issues with their kids not reading.”—@InvizzyB
    20. “All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.”—@TedDiepster
    21. “Loving Learning [Tom Little], Notice and Note [Kyleen Beers], Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome [Robby Novak].”—@ShaneCapps
    22. “For me: A House of My Own #SandraCisneros and My Brilliant Friend #ElenaFerrante among others, plus a backlog of @TIME.”—@Favsister72Anne
    23. “Currently Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and The Journey Is Everything by @KatherineBomer.”—@JPMumley807
    24. “The Good Earth [by Pearl S. Buck].”—@EmmieTThomas
    25. “I couldn’t wait ‘til next week to start A More Beautiful Question [by Warren Berger].”—@Teacheram
    26. “Circus Mirandus [by Cassie Beasley] and looking for a good vocabulary building book…any ideas? Please share!”—@mclaugm1cpe

What’s on your summer reading list? Share your top picks in the comments below!

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