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Best Education Books That Will Hook You

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Education books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts (2005)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouDemographic predictions are that students with close connections to their bilingual/bicultural heritages (now labeled “language minority students” by the federal government) will be very large in number in the near future, becoming the majority in many states over the next three decades. The authors feel it is the responsibility of all educators, not just specialists, to prepare themselves to work with language minority students. This time-tested classic text (not an edited volume) integrates theory and practice and provides comprehensive coverage of bilingual and ESL issues. The text…
Author(s): Carlos J. Ovando, Virginia P. Collier, et al.

2. Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program (2012)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouEmphasizing the director’s responsibility as a leader of both people and programs, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, Eighth Edition, covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. In this thoroughly updated Eighth Edition, authors Sciarra, Dorsey, Lynch and Adams provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including a brand new chapter on curriculum; funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; housing the…
Author(s): Dorothy June Sciarra , Anne G. Dorsey, et al.

3. First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance to Children (1993)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouThis text presents easy-to-follow lesson plans for instructors who have no previous experience in teaching dance to children. #555,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2506 in Theater (Books) #72 in Dance (Books) #172 in Classical Dancing Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Mary Joyce

4. Essentials of Educational Psychology: Big Ideas to Guide Effective Teaching (3rd Edition) (2011)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouUnlike most educational psychology books, which take one theory at a time, explain its assumptions and principles and then identify implications for educational practice, Essentials of Educational Psychology focuses more on the commonalities than the differences among theories, because although researchers from different traditions have approached human cognition and behavior from many different angles, they sometimes arrive at more or less the same conclusions. This book integrates ideas from many theoretical perspectives into a set of principles…
Author(s): Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

5. Teaching Students With Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms (2007)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouUsing the research-validated A-D-A-P-T model as an instructional guide, problem-solving approach and mnemonic, this new book clearly promotes the thoughtful practices and adaptations which have been proven as the most effective means to teach hard-to-reach students.  It inspires classroom teachers to want to meet the challenges of students with disabilities and other learning challenges in their classroom and then gives them the tools to do it confidently.   PREPARE INSPIRE ADDITIONAL FEATURES “The ADAPT feature offers a…
Author(s): Diane P. Bryant, Brenda D. Smith, et al.

6. Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (2014)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouA bold, brain based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation―until now.   In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction.   The book includes:   Information on how one’s culture programs the…
Author(s): Zaretta L. (Lynn) Hammond

7. Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs (9th Edition) (2007)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouRevised to incorporate important new information about No Child Left Behind and the 2004 re-authorization of IDEA, this classic work in the field of teaching methodology for students with special needs continues to be the most comprehensive textbook available for students with mild/high incidence disabilities (i.e., learning disabilities, mild retardation/intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and students experiencing learning problems in the general education classroom). The focus of the book is on effective instructional strategies for students being served in diverse educational settings, with a primary emphasis…
Author(s): Edward A. Polloway , James R. Patton, et al.

8. Foundations of American Education, 7th Edition (2010)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouThe Seventh Edition of Foundations of American Education provides a clear picture of the field of education and how its evolution affects today’s teaching and learning. The seventh edition brings attention to the major challenges and issues that are shaping education in the second decade of the twenty-first century, including major changes in the teaching profession, the classroom, and the board room, increased involvement of state and federal governments in education, the movement toward national standards, the continued emphasis on student…
Author(s): L. Dean Webb , Arlene Metha, et al.

9. Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (2010)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouWritten for new teachers, this guide to multicultural education presents interdisciplinary content through primary source material and vignettes of actual teachers and students. Providing an in-depth focus in key areas as well as a broad overview, Christine Bennett aims to help prepare teachers who are informed and caring advocates for students from all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and national backgrounds….
Author(s): Christine I. Bennett

10. An Introduction to Music in Early Childhood Education (2005)

Best Education Books That Will Hook YouThis text prepares childcare providers to meet the responsibility of musically nurturing young children. After being led to understand the importance of musically nurturing children in this age group, students are taught to nurture children at various stages in early childhood. The unique developmental characteristics of these stages are examined and are the basis upon which activities are planned. Specific activity examples are given that help the student learn to sing, move, play and listen to music with young children. In addition to the main text, a…
Author(s): Joanne D Greata

Best Education Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some education books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Hidden Curriculum in Health Professional Education

Author(s): Frederic W. Hafferty and Joseph F. O'Donnell (eds.)
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press, Year: [2014], Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1324864

Global education under attack : International Baccalaureate in America

Author(s): Tristan Bunnell
Publisher: Peter Lang, Year: [2012], Size: 978 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1330768

The relationship between democracy and education

Author(s): Ayşe Ottekin Demirbolat
Publisher: Bentham eBooks, Year: [2012], Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1330908

Economics for business : competition, macro-stability, and globalisation

Author(s): Dermot McAleese
Publisher: Pearson Education, Year: [2009?], Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1175742

“I Get Distracted By Their Being Distracted”: The Etiquette of In-Class Texting

Author(s): Joan A. Williams; Helen Berg; Hannah Gerber; Melinda Miller; Donna Cox,; Nancy Votteler; Dixie Carwile; Maggie McGuire
Publisher: Sam Houston State University, Year: Spring 2011, Size: 238 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309014

Educational Research and Innovation the Nature of Learning : Using Research to Inspire Practice.

Author(s): OECD
Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Set. 2010, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2143889

Evidence in Education : Linking Research and Policy.

Author(s): OECD
Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: June 2007, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2149150

What Works in Innovation in Education : Motivating Students for Lifelong Learning.

Author(s): OECD
Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: June 2000, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2148986

Pupils Cannot Take Cell Phones to School

Author(s): Maryam Binti Ghalib (DL1428630); Nurul Syahzurianti Bt. Shaharudin (DL1432384); Masitoh Binti Said (DL1436856)
Publisher: Islamic Education / IIUM Centre for Continuing Education / International Islamic University Malaysia, Year: July 7, 2017, Size: 230 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309016

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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