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Books for Teacher Professional Development

May 17, 2013 9:47am

Hello! I'm returning to the classroom this fall (yay!), and I'm hoping to do some reading over the summer. Can anyone recommend some books for professional development? If it helps, this will be my second year teaching middle school. Thank you so much!


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    • May 20, 2013 5:56am


      It may help to see what initiatives your district currently has in their strategic plan, and then you can read up on those. For example, in my district, all teachers are expected to incorporate principles of Universal Design for Learning. So, if you were here, it would be great to read, "Universal Design for Learning: Practical Applications". We have also read Green's "Lost in School" as a district. If you could do a little background research, you will prepare yourself for the transition to your new district.

      Good luck!

      • May 20, 2013 12:36pm

        Thank you both! I really appreciate the resources and suggestions.

        • May 21, 2013 12:13pm

          Laura Robb has some wonderful books for Middle School. Most of her work is published by Scholastic.