Saturday, July 17, 2010

I Read, Therefore I'll Get Hired

My summer reading goal (besides the 1000+ pages of Infinite Jest) is go through these stacks of text and Education books surrounding my desk, brush up terms and techniques for (cross fingers, knock on wood) interviews, and see what is useful... Starting with a few I picked up at the Library but prob will end up purchasing due the overwhelming urge to highlight and dog ear:
  1. Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire by Rafe Esquith
  2. Conscious Classroom Management by Rick Smith
  3. The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists -- this one almost doesn't count, it's too fun to read!
As always, suggestions are appreciated -- what else should I take poolside?

3 comments:

Kelly said...

I loved Rafe's book. I also liked Educating Esme

Teachinfourth said...

The First Days of School by Harry Wong. This one is great for general ideas in classroom management and setting up a classroom. It's been a few years since I've read it, but it had a lot of great stuff.

BYT, I ended up here via Joan's blog. It's always great to find another teacher who writes. Good luck on the job hunt.

Joel said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I think I have Wong's book in one of my many credential program stacks o' books, I'm still excavating...