Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Education. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. GED Test Prep Plus 2021: 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

With realistic practice, proven strategies, and expert guidance, Kaplan's GED Test Prep Plus 2021 gives you everything you need to pass the test. Kaplan is the official partner for live online prep for the GED test and our content is 100% aligned with the GED test objectives. While other GED guides are intended for classroom use, our book is designed for self-study so you can prep at your own pace, on your own schedule. We’re so confident that GED Test Prep Plus 2021 offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying with our book, you'll pass the GED—or you'll get your money back. The Best Practice More than 1,000 practice questions Two full-length practice tests: one in the book and one online with feedback 60 online videos with expert instruction, explanations, and strategies A diagnostic pretest to help you set up a personalized study plan Essential skills and review for all GED subjects: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies Effective strategies for writing the RLA extended response Clear instructions on using the Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView calculator Expert Guidance Our books and practice questions are written by teachers who know students—every explanation is written to help you learn We know the test: The Kaplan team has put tens of thousands of hours into studying the GED—we use real data to design the most effective strategies and study plans We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams

  • Author: Caren Van Slyke
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Revised, Revised edition (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Education
  • ISBN: 978-1506266251
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 1.7 x 10.88 inches

                 

2. The Anatomy Coloring Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

Why use this coloring book?   For more than 35 years, The Anatomy Coloring Book has been the #1 best-selling human anatomy coloring book! A useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning anatomical structures, this concisely written text features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn figures that were crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Organized according to body systems, each of the 162 two-page spreads  featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system where anatomical terminology is linked to detailed illustrations of the structures of the body. When you color to learn with The Anatomy Coloring Book, you make visual associations with key terminology, and assimilate information while engaging in kinesthetic learning. Studying anatomy is made easy and fun!   The Fourth Edition features user-friendly two-page spreads with enlarged art, clearer, more concise text descriptions, and new boldface headings that make this classic coloring book accessible to a wider range of learners.

  • Author: Wynn Kapit
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (March 27, 2013)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0321832016
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.7 inches

                 

3. THE First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher, 5th Edition (Book & DVD)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

This is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. It s an education staple for preparing effective teachers at all grade levels, pre-K through college, in all content areas. With the release of the 5th edition, it s now bigger, better, and bolder. The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year. Now in a portrait format, the 5th edition includes a new, 54-minute DVD, You Have Changed My Life , with accomplished actor and singer William Martinez. Through story, song, and American Sign Language, he shares the transformational moment when a teacher realized his potential. His story affirms that teachers ARE the difference in the lives of their students. The 5th edition includes updated research, more examples and stories, and an updated Lesson Mastery unit introducing an easy-to-implement Learning Triangle. The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 120 countries, in over 2,163 college classrooms, and has been translated into 9 languages. This is the best-selling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with over 4 million copies sold. It's practical, yet inspiring. But most important, it works!

  • Author: Harry K. Wong
  • Publisher: Harry K Wong Publications; 5th ed. edition (May 1, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Business & Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0976423386
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 0.63 x 10 inches

                 

4. The First Six Weeks of School


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

Build the foundation for a productive year of learning. Written by teachers, for teachers, this comprehensive K-6 guidebook shows how to: Plan a great first day—set a positive tone right from the start. Ensure that every part of the day flows smoothly—arrival, recess, lunch, and dismissal times, as well as lessons. Teach positive discipline—invest children in the rules and build prosocial behavior skills that keep their learning going. Present engaging academics—spark motivation and lay the groundwork for high academic achievement. Foster community—start with a daily Morning Meeting and end with a closing circle. The First Six Weeks of School is packed with practical teaching tips and examples of effective teacher language, along with activities and interactive learning structures—all in a lively, easy-to-navigate format. This book is your essential guide to the early weeks of school!

  • Author: Responsive Classroom
  • Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.; 2nd edition (March 5, 2015)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1892989819
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches

                 

5. McGraw-Hill Education Vocabulary Grades 6-8, Second Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

Vocabulary skills come easy when practice is fun! If you are looking for extra vocabulary help for your middle school student, you will find this book an invaluable resource. Featuring hundreds of essential vocabulary words, this book offers extensive opportunities for students to learn the vocabulary found in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculums.  Each of the book’s dozens of lessons focuses on a group of words that will strengthen your student’s vocabulary. After the introduction of new vocabulary, each lesson includes three worksheets designed to make learning new words easy and fun. Vocabulary Grades 6-8 features: • More than 500 words appropriate for students in grades 6 through 8 • 45 engaging lessons that will help your student learn both meaning and usage • Vocabulary related to math, social studies, science, health, and time • A puzzle format that makes practicing vocabulary fun  • The tools to master synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and easily confused words • Guidance on learning prefixes, suffixes, and compound words • An alphabetical word list at the end of the book that makes looking up vocabulary easy After completing this workbook, your middle school student’s new word skills will help your child to excel in both the classroom and on standardized tests.

  • Author: Gary Robert Robert Muschla
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (December 29, 2017)
  • Genre: Reference, Words, Language & Grammar
  • ISBN: 978-1260117042
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.47 x 10.88 inches

                 



6. EMT Crash Course with Online Practice Test, 2nd Edition: Get a Passing Score in Less Time (EMT Test Preparation)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

REA’s  EMT Crash Course® Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format! REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam. Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know  Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.  Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.   Expert Test-taking Strategies  Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam. Must-know Key Terms  Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam. Full-length Online Practice Exam  The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness. No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s  EMT Crash Course®   will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score! REA’s EMT Crash Course® Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format! REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam. Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.  Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.   Expert Test-taking Strategies Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam. Must-know Key Terms Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam. Full-length Online Practice Exam The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness. No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course®   will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score! About the Author Dr. Christopher Coughlin is the EMS Program Director for Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Coughlin has been an NREMT paramedic since 1991 and was one of the first 850 nationally certified flight paramedics (FP-C) in the United States. Dr. Coughlin earned his AAS in Advanced Emergency Medical Technology from Glendale Community College; his B.A. in Adult Education from Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona; his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, and his Ph.D. in Professional Studies from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Author: Christopher Coughlin Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association; Second Edition, Revised (January 5, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0738612355
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 8.9 inches

                 

7. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award–winning classic by notable children’s author Robert C. O’Brien. Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.

  • Author: Robert C. O'Brien
  • Publisher: Aladdin (March 1, 1986)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Animals
  • ISBN: 978-0689710681
  • Dimensions: 5.13 x 0.6 x 7.63 inches

                 

8. Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

A 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 brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten "key moves" to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self reflection

  • Author: Zaretta L. Hammond
  • Publisher: Corwin; 1st edition (December 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1483308012
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.44 x 10 inches

                 

9. Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

These days, it seems that everyone has a strong opinion about how to teach young children to read. Some may brush off the current tension as nothing more than one more round of “the reading wars.” Others may avoid the clash altogether due to the uncivilized discourse that sometimes results. Certainly, sorting the signal from the noise is no easy task. In this leading-edge book, authors Jan Burkins and Kari Yates address this tension as a critical opportunity to look closely at the research, reevaluate current practices, and embrace new possibilities for an even stronger enactment of balanced literacy. From phonological processing to brain research to orthographic mapping to self-teaching hypothesis, Shifting the Balance cuts through the rhetoric (and the sciencey science) to offer readers a practical guide to decision-making about beginning reading instruction. The authors honor the balanced literacy perspective while highlighting common practices to reconsider and revise—all through a lens of what’s best for the students sitting in front of us.   Across six shifts, each chapter identifies a common instructional practice to reconsider explores various misunderstandings that establish and keep that practice in play shares scientific research to support its reconsideration proposes an instructional shift to apply a new perspective, and details several high-leverage instructional routines to support implementation of that shift. By pinpointing gaps and overlaps—as well as common misunderstandings and missed opportunities between the competing lines of thought—Jan and Kari offer busy educators direction and clarification for integrating science and balance into their daily instruction, while keeping meaningful experiences with text a priority.

  • Author: Jan Burkins
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers; paperback edition (February 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1625315106
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches

                 

10. Graphic Organizer Posters: All-About-Me Web: 30 Fill-in Personal Posters for Students to Display with Pride


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education - August 2021

Invite students to tell all about themselves in writing and pictures by completing this motivating, literacy-boosting graphic organizer Invite students to tell all about themselves in writing and pictures by completing this motivating, literacy-boosting graphic organizer. A great back-to-school icebreaker!

  • Author: Scholastic
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Theory and Practice); Pck Chrt edition (June 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0545015370
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.73 x 11.65 inches