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5 of my Favorite Teacher Professional Development Books

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 07/01/2019

Improve Teacher and Staff Moral at Your School show art Improve Teacher and Staff Moral at Your School

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

What is teacher and staff morale like at your school? Is there a lot of positivity and teachers are happy to come to school? Or, is there a lot of negativity and frustration. Do teachers feel supported or do they feel like no one appreciates them?

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Unique Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom show art Unique Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom

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Sometimes making these plans can seem redundant or less than lively, because it’s the same thing year after year. We talk about the Thanksgiving story, the Mayflower, and the feast. We have students write about what they are thankful for and make turkeys by painting their hands. It’s the same year after year.

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Why I Took Grammar Out of Writing Workshop show art Why I Took Grammar Out of Writing Workshop

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Do you teach grammar during your writing workshop time? If I were to ask you what you are teaching in writing this week, would it be a list of grammar skills such as capitalization, punctuation, and parts of speech?

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Managing the Stress and Overwhelm of Teacher Life  show art Managing the Stress and Overwhelm of Teacher Life

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Teaching is tough work. You just can’t argue with that. It’s easy to get stressed out, overwhelmed and burn out.

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Communicating with Challenging Parents show art Communicating with Challenging Parents

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If you have been teaching for long, you have probably had an uncomfortable incident with a parent or two. It’s almost inevitable. Even the greatest teachers out there will have an angry parent from time to time. You certainly are not alone.

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Tips for Spiral Review show art Tips for Spiral Review

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Why ditch the spiral review worksheets?

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Tips for Teaching Students to Round show art Tips for Teaching Students to Round

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Rounding seems like it would be a simple skill to teach, but those of you who have done it before know that it is anything but simple!

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Save Time Lesson Planning With Batching show art Save Time Lesson Planning With Batching

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There is no time! There is never any time!

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Teaching Paragraph Writing show art Teaching Paragraph Writing

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Do you start the year with a unit on how to write a paragraph?

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Practicing Classroom Procedures show art Practicing Classroom Procedures

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Can you believe that we are already getting ready for back to school?!

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More Episodes

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a good book! And, call me crazy, but I love reading teacher professional development books. They help me to feel excited and refreshed.

 

In this episode, I am sharing about five of my very favorite teacher books and why I enjoyed each one of them.

 

The Essential 55 By Ron Clark

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The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King

https://amzn.to/2FKtOfP

 

Learn Like a Pirate by Paul Solarz

https://amzn.to/2Xd6dud

 

The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

https://amzn.to/2J3aRXS

 

Word Nerds by Brenda Overturf

https://amzn.to/2XiTuGt