Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

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

1. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

With more than one million copies sold, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a remarkable step-by-step program that teaches your child to read in just 20 minutes a day—with love, care, and joy only a parent and child can share. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step guide that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

  • Author: Siegfried Engelmann
  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1st edition (June 15, 1986)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0671631987
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 0.9 x 11 inches


2. Schoolgirl Style Academic Teacher Planner - Undated Weekly/Monthly Plan Book, Hello Sunshine Lesson Planner and Organizer for Classroom or Homeschool (8.4" x 10.9")

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

PLANNER FEATURES: • Softcover, 128 spiral-bound pages, 8.4 inches by 10.9 inches • UNDATED yearly planning, monthly calendars, and weekly lesson plans • Contains communication logs, contact pages, substitute information, notes section, and checklists • Plan It graph sheets help layout classrooms, record seating charts, and sketch plans • Includes 16 tab stickers, 9 to-do list stickers and 21 coordinating accent stickers A+ TEACHER PLANNER: Creating a bright and cheerful way to plan each day, the Hello Sunshine Teacher Planner includes monthly and weekly planning pages plus a helpful yearly overview. The large, spiral-bound academic planner features two-page monthly calendar spreads from July to June and 40 horizontal weekly layouts for lesson planning, goal planning, scheduling extra-curricular activities and more. The all-in-one plan book also includes additional record-keeping pages, checklist pages and note pages for collecting contact information, birthdays, homework and more. SUPERIOR ORGANIZATION: Perfect for planning classroom or homeschool lessons, this academic planner includes sections for up to seven subjects on each weekly spread with lined boxes for neatly organizing each component of the lesson. Each date block allows you to write down important reminders for appointments, professional development and meetings. Use the lined graph sheets to organize seating charts, and communication logs to keep track of important meetings with staff, parents, and students. GOAL SETTING SUCCESS: Set your goals in the monthly planners, then record steps for completion in the weekly sections. Set substitute teachers up for success by keeping important class information on the welcome page. Plus, use checklists to record grades, attendance, homework completion, and more. SPECIAL FEATURES: Perforated page corners tear off to continually keep track of what tasks, appointments, and to-do lists have been completed. Includes 16 tab stickers for month, checklist, and lesson plan organization, 9 to-do list stickers, and 21 accent stickers of assorted shapes, colors and sizes for additional planning needs. SCHOOLGIRL STYLE FOR CARSON DELLOSA: Each collection, designed by Melanie Ralbusky, helps take the guesswork out of styling and managing classroom organization and design—adding inspiration and style to quality products for your learning space.

  • Author: Melanie Ralbusky
  • Publisher: Schoolgirl Style (March 11, 2019)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1483855325
  • Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.45 inches


3. Keeping the Wonder: An Educator's Guide to Magical, Engaging, and Joyful Learning

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

Embarking on your first solo road trip. Receiving a special surprise that arrives out of the blue. Finding a sudden flash of inspiration that sets you on a wondrous new path. When we think about the moments that stand out in our memory, it’s clear that our minds hold onto the unusual or unexpected. By tapping into students’ innate curiosity, you can design memorable, meaningful learning experiences that captivate their interest and ignite their imaginations.  Structured around four key elements that fuel engagement—surprise, curiosity, freedom, and inspiration—Keeping the Wonder offers practical strategies and abundant inspiration for K-12 educators to create lessons that are fun and compelling. Combining enchanting anecdotes, real-world experience, and a wealth of research, the authors share their collective expertise as educators and founders of the innovative Keeping the Wonder workshop. In this dynamic handbook, Jenna, Ashley, Abby, and Staci offer a fresh approach to learning through the lens of wonder. By providing creative ideas for switching up standard lesson plans in ways both subtle and profound, they show us how to recapture our fascination with the world by employing all of our senses, and enhance engagement and critical thinking for students and teachers alike. Before reading Keeping the Wonder, I saw my social studies classroom for what it was: brick walls, desks, and a few colorful posters. Today, I see magic seeping through the cracks of every space. Keeping the Wonder reignited my  assion for student engagement and learning with every turn of the page. — Dr. Jacob Bauer Zebley , high school social studies teacher and 2015 Cecil County Teacher of the Year  From personal stories, practical advice, and research-based strategies, Keeping the Wonder is a book you will reach for time and again. After reading, you’ll start looking not just at your own classroom and curriculum through the lens of wonder, but the world around you. A must read for any teacher who is looking to bring that sense of curiosity and love of learning back into their classroom. — Caitlin Mitchell and Jessica Cannata , cofounders of EB Academics and bestselling authors of The Empowered ELA Teacher Abby, Ashley, Jenna, and Staci have written the book that all educators have been waiting for: inspiration to (re)invigorate their classroom instruction while providing rigor, depth, and synthesis with their approach to specific lessons. From the awesome workshops they have conducted for years, drawing educators from around the nation in droves, these amazing educators have proven they are rock stars. Reimagining how we teach and engage our students is a priority, and Keeping the Wonder gives practitioners permission to create wonder, curiosity, and, yes, fun, in the classroom! — Dr. Angelyne Collins , library media specialist, Brookwood High School, 2021 Gwinnett Media Specialist of the Year, and 2020 Georgia Library Media Association Exemplary Media Program If there ever were “perfect timing,” it might be right now for this practical yet truly inspirational book! Whether you are beginning a career in teaching, or just returning after long periods of “virtual” practice, this book has a spark for everyone. From ideas for catchy repurposed furniture to provide an engaging atmosphere to instructional strategies grounded in research-based practices, consider “the wonder” of this new book! Become a Wonder Maker and bring curiosity, surprise, freedom, and inspiration to your teaching practice! — Nate Ridgway and Dr. Angelia Ridgway , coauthors, Don’t Ditch that Tech: Differentiation in a Digital World

  • Author: Jenna Copper
  • Publisher: Dave Burgess Consulting, Incorporated (July 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1951600877
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches


4. The Art Of War

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

Note: The chapters in the book are not in order and it is intentional. This edition approved by the  Holden-Crowther Organisation for Asian Studies .

  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Publisher: Filiquarian; First Thus edition (November 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1599869773
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.16 x 9 inches


5. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

This updated and revised edition of the American Book Award-winner and national bestseller revitalizes the truth of America’s history, explores how myths continue to be perpetrated, and includes a new chapter on 9/11 and the Iraq War. Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past. In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses. Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.

  • Author: James W. Loewen
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching, Education Theory, History


6. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

A timely investigation into the new "safety culture" on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures who must be protected and supervised by adults. But despite the good intentions of the adults who impart them, the Great Untruths are harming kids by teaching them the opposite of ancient wisdom and the opposite of modern psychological findings on grit, growth, and antifragility.   The result is rising rates of depression and anxiety, along with endless stories of college campuses torn apart by moralistic divisions and mutual recriminations.    This is a book about how we got here. First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt take us on a tour of the social trends stretching back to the 1980s that have produced the confusion and conflict on campus today, including the loss of unsupervised play time and the birth of social media, all during a time of rising political polarization.     This is a book about how to fix the mess. The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life, with devastating consequences for them, for their parents, for the companies that will soon hire them, and for a democracy that is already pushed to the brink of violence over its growing political divisions. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity.     This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.

  • Author: Jonathan Haidt
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Social Psychology & Interactions


7. My First Complete Learning Library: Boxset of 20 Board Books for Kids

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

First learning library of 20 board books to introduce wide range of learning topics and to develop basic concepts for little scholars. Well-researched pictures and accurate word labels encourages the ensure faster development of a child s vocabulary.

  • Author: Wonder House Books
  • Publisher: Wonder House Books (January 20, 2019)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-9388369886
  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 3.9 x 3.5 inches


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - 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


9. The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - August 2021

Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent. It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.” Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect—without resorting to bribes or punishment Set up your home and get rid of the chaos Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them See the world through your toddler’s eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective Be your child’s guide—and truly celebrate every stage

  • Author: Simone Davies
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1523506897
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches


10. The First Six Weeks of School

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Education Theory - 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