Category: Book Reviews

Professional books reviewed by educators

Innovative Practices in International Schools

Jayson Richardson keeps US public schools in mind as he describes a wide range of innovative practices across the global edu-sphere, writes world language educator Jane Swisher. Topics include student agency, equity, curriculum, management, teacher leadership and technology.

Adept Questioners Are Empowered Learners

Empowering Students as Questioners by Jackie Acree Walsh provides teachers with the skills, strategies and structures to help every student become an effective questioner, a deeper thinker, and a more self-assured learner, writes education consultant Helene Alalouf.

12 Characteristics of Deliberate Homework

The consistent structure of Erik Youngman’s book, its examples of implementation, and its actionable strategies will support educators as they explore the 12 characteristics of quality homework. Excellent for teams and discussion groups, says Head of Middle School Michael McLaughlin.

Knowing WHEN to Use Technology in Class

Suzanne Kelly and Elizabeth Dobler help us understand that technology, when used with intention, can help teachers augment instruction without letting it dictate what we do.They offer many tools and ideas to guide decision making as we integrate tech into our lesson plans.

Edupreneurs Share Their Side-Career Tips

In The Edupreneur’s Side Hustle Handbook Lisa Dunnigan, Tosha Wright and eight other educators relate how they’ve followed their passions, traveled a more challenging path, and developed profitable side gigs with success. Laura Von Staden recommends this easy-to-use book.

Keys to Using Text Sets across Content Areas

“Text Sets in Action” provides expert guidance for any teacher interested in using this engaging strategy to deepen learning. The authors define “texts” broadly and provide advice and examples across the core content areas, writes teacher educator Dr. Sarah Pennington.