Pedagogical Reading List

A Listmania! list by jsorak (Willamette Valley)
The list author says: "I am committed to becoming the best teacher I possibly can. These are some of the most memorable books that I have come across in the last year or so. I do not agree with everything all these authors posit. However, I have found valuable insights in all of these books."
New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance and Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom
1.  New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance and Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom by Rethinking Schools
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Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition
2.  Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Freire
$20.48   Used & New from: $11.60
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Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
3.  Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith
$13.20   Used & New from: $0.57
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The Real Ebonics Debate: Power, Language, and the Education of African-American Children
4.  The Real Ebonics Debate: Power, Language, and the Education of African-American Children by Lisa D. Delpit
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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race
5.  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
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The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children
6.  The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings
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Teachers as Intellectuals: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning (Critical Studies in Education Series)
7.  Teachers as Intellectuals: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning (Critical Studies in Education Series) by Henry A. Giroux
$26.54   Used & New from: $5.80
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Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change
8.  Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change by Ira Shor
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Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope
9.  Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by Bell Hooks
$22.46   Used & New from: $13.44
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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (Harvest in Translation)
10.  Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (Harvest in Translation) by Bell Hooks
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Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution
11.  Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution by Derrick Jensen
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Happiness and Education
12.  Happiness and Education by Nel Noddings
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