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A Listmania! list by Jan Peczkis "Scholar and Thinker" (Chicago IL, USA)
The list author says: "Teach! Teachers touch so many lives, teaching much more than subject matter. Recall your own teachers--perhaps some special teacher from years or decades back! The classroom teacher plays many roles. Teaching is a demanding profession, yet educators are often under-appreciated. Teaching combines knowledge with interpersonal skills.

Teacher helps: Here are some resources and aids for educators. Some of these are explicitly designed for teachers; others are simply instant "hits" in the classroom. The latter half of this Listmania includes materials dealing with classroom management and then student-teacher relationships. Finally, science educators will find the bottom of this Listmania particularly helpful."
Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
1.  Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12) by Doug Lemov
The list author says:
  "An experienced teacher gives the reader many successful methods for successful teaching. Many of these are not intuitively obvious, and revolve around 'banal' classroom routines."
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The Organized Teacher: A Hands-On Guide to Setting Up and Running a Terrific Classroom
2.  The Organized Teacher: A Hands-On Guide to Setting Up and Running a Terrific Classroom by Steve Springer
The list author says:
  "Many tips, ideas, and plans for classroom organization."
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Mapping Inner Space: Learning and Teaching Visual Mapping
3.  Mapping Inner Space: Learning and Teaching Visual Mapping by Nancy Margulies
The list author says:
  "A boon to lesson planning and delivery. Shows how to present information in a simple, visual way."
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Q Tasks: How to Empower Students to Ask Questions and Care About Answers
4.  Q Tasks: How to Empower Students to Ask Questions and Care About Answers by Carol Koechlin
The list author says:
  "Asking questions is at the very heart of authentic learning. But how do you get children to ask substantive questions? This book provides excellent strategies."
$20.05   Used & New from: $5.73
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Lifesaving Strategies for New Teachers
5.  Lifesaving Strategies for New Teachers by Dottie Raymer
The list author says:
  "Are you a new teacher? Or an experienced teacher who wants to broaden his/her horizons? Then this book is for you."
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Alternatives to Worksheets: Motivational Reading and Writing Activities Across the Curriculum
6.  Alternatives to Worksheets: Motivational Reading and Writing Activities Across the Curriculum by Jamoliddin Toshmatov
The list author says:
  "A large set of creative paper-based activity projects that facilitate learning. Though listed for K-4, many of these can be adapted to higher grades."
$11.15   Used & New from: $0.01
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Differentiated Activities for Teaching Key Math Skills: Grades 4-6: 40+ Ready-to-Go Reproducibles That Help Students at Different Skill Levels All Meet the Same Standards
7.  Differentiated Activities for Teaching Key Math Skills: Grades 4-6: 40+ Ready-to-Go Reproducibles That Help Students at Different Skill Levels All Meet the Same Standards by Martin Lee
The list author says:
  "A boon for the teacher employing the differentiated classroom in Graves 4-6 math. Consists of 40 interesting ready-to-copy lessons, each with a data page and respective one-page lessons at below grade level, on grade level, and above grade level."
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Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains
8.  Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains by LouAnne Johnson
The list author says:
  "A book with many novel, yet practical, ideas for teachers."
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Motivation Counts
9.  Motivation Counts by David R. Johnson
The list author says:
  "A small book that is loaded with practical tips for teachers in terms of teaching that causes understanding of subject matter, especially math."
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Big Book of Bulletin Boards
10.  Big Book of Bulletin Boards by Instructional Fair
The list author says:
  "Are you stumped for ideas for bulletin boards? Here are 130 ideas. This book also shows how to take modest amounts of information and make a visually-appealing and interest-generating bulletin board out of it."
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When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
11.  When I Say No, I Feel Guilty by Manuel J. Smith
The list author says:
  "Teachers seem to be required to please everyone all the time. How to deal with unfair administrators, parents, and children--without appearing argumentative? This book contains excellent tips, including some teacher situations (e. g., an "unfair" test, a bad grade that will "ruin" the student)."
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Matilda (Special Edition)
12.  Matilda (Special Edition) DVD ~ Danny DeVito
The list author says:
  "It is an unfortunate fact of life that teachers sometimes have to suffer under disagreeable principals. If you are a teacher who would like to vicariously get back at such a principal, this hilarious movie is for you. (see the Peczkis review)."
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Pulse: a Stomp Odyssey
13.  Pulse: a Stomp Odyssey DVD ~ Keith "Wildchild" Middelton
The list author says:
  "A fascinating, attention-getting and attention-keeping presentation of music from around the world."
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The Devil's Miner
14.  The Devil's Miner DVD ~ Basilio Vargas
The list author says:
  "An attention-getting and attention-keeping video that highlights the continuing problem of child labor in many parts of the world."
$15.77   Used & New from: $5.83
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Mass Murder in Katyn Wood
15.  Mass Murder in Katyn Wood by Steve Laws
The list author says:
  "This educational pamphlet provides several classroom activities. It instructs children to use higher-level thinking skills by comparing the Nazi and Soviet radio broadcasts in terms of fact vs. opinion, comparative extent of emotive language, etc."
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A Pocket For Corduroy [VHS]
16.  A Pocket For Corduroy [VHS] VHS Tellie Johnson
The list author says:
  "An excellent, heartwarming story--for little children--about a little girl and her magical teddy bear."
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Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had
17.  Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had by Brad Cohen
The list author says:
  "The testimony of Brad Cohen, who has Tourette Syndrome and who became a very successful teacher. This book is an inspiration to any teacher with a disability."
$19.84   Used & New from: $0.01
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Front of the Class (Hallmark Hall of Fame: Gold Crown Collector's Edition)
18.  Front of the Class (Hallmark Hall of Fame: Gold Crown Collector's Edition) 
The list author says:
  "A movie based on the Brad Cohen overcoming Tourette Syndrome and becoming an excellent teacher. He had to overcome not so much his disability as other peoples' perception of his disability."
$22.95   Used & New from: $12.90
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The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do
19.  The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do by Peg Tyre
The list author says:
  "An eye-opening book on trends in American education which have increasingly caused boys to disengage from the learning process. Includes practical tips for teachers in order to make classes, and the curriculum, more boy-friendly (see the Peczkis review)."
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Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners
20.  Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners by Kathleen Palmer Cleveland
The list author says:
  "Practical help for boys to feel welcome in the classroom and unafraid of failure."
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Assertive Discipline, Third Edition
21.  Assertive Discipline, Third Edition by Lee Canter
The list author says:
  "A classic how-to of classroom discipline."
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Behavior Management in the Middle School Classroom
22.  Behavior Management in the Middle School Classroom by Lee Canter
The list author says:
  "Title says it all. It includes a diagnostic checklist for assessing the motivations of chronically-disruptive students. It also contains many useful ready-to-copy-and-use sheets."
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Classroom Discipline and Control: 101 Practical Techniques
23.  Classroom Discipline and Control: 101 Practical Techniques by Fred B. Chernow
The list author says:
  "Emphasizes the way that a teacher communicates as a major factor in classroom management."
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Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management (Jossey-Bass Teacher, Grades 9-12)
24.  Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management (Jossey-Bass Teacher, Grades 9-12) by Randall S. Sprick
The list author says:
  "A practical "how-to" book for handling various classroom-management situations, including chaotic, unmotivated classes."
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Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Revised 3rd Edition: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom
25.  Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Revised 3rd Edition: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom by Jane Ed.D. Nelsen
The list author says:
  "A human-centered approach to discipline that emphasizes the diagnosis of the underlying causes of children's misbehavior in the classroom."
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Classroom Discipline Survival Guide for Middle School/Junior High Teachers
26.  Classroom Discipline Survival Guide for Middle School/Junior High Teachers by Carol Chernow
The list author says:
  "Includes a helpful table that compares teacher-directed classroom activities that don't work with activities that do work, especially for low-achieving students."
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Successful School Discipline
27.  Successful School Discipline by John Weston Walch
The list author says:
  "Includes a helpful section on the use of humor in handling student denials of responsibility, and defusing power confrontations."
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Discipline with Dignity
28.  Discipline with Dignity by Richard L. Curwin
The list author says:
  "Classroom discipline as a social contract between teachers and students. Emphasizes consequences, not punishment, for misbehavior."
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Teacher Effectiveness Training: The Program Proven to Help Teachers Bring Out the Best in Students of All Ages
29.  Teacher Effectiveness Training: The Program Proven to Help Teachers Bring Out the Best in Students of All Ages by Thomas Gordon
The list author says:
  "A positive approach to classroom discipline, centered on the teacher-student relationship. The author assumes that, when in a positive relationship with his/her teacher, the child will want to obey the teacher."
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Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
30.  Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber
The list author says:
  "Not dry theory; this book presents excellent cartoon-based suggestions for dealing with conflicts between children. One cartoon shows a commonly-used, ineffective way, and the next cartoon shows a much better way. (see the Peczkis review)"
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Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun
31.  Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts
The list author says:
  "Attila the Hun? You've got to be kidding! Believe it or not, many of Attila the Hun's insights into the psychology of adult warriors applies to children and teens (see the Peczkis review)."
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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, 10th Anniversary Edition
32.  Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, 10th Anniversary Edition by John Taylor Gatto
The list author says:
  "A thought-provoking critique of public education, and the call for a system of education that deemphasizes the memorization of isolated facts and skills."
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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Revised and Updated Edition)
33.  The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Revised and Updated Edition) by Jessie Wise
The list author says:
  "This widely-read book defends classical education. It also has implications for the way that science education is currently conducted (see the Peczkis review)."
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Big Book of Tell Me Why #2 Answers to Hundreds of Questions Children Ask
34.  Big Book of Tell Me Why #2 Answers to Hundreds of Questions Children Ask by Arkady Leokum
The list author says:
  "A book of few-paragraph answers to many questions asked by children, on topics as diverse as science and love/romance."
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The Handy Science Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)
35.  The Handy Science Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series) by Science and Technology Department Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The list author says:
  "An excellent overview of countless science-related topics."
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The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories, & Things
36.  The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories, & Things by Surendra Verma
The list author says:
  "An excellent, concise handbook of major themes in science and math. Includes the discoverer(s) and dates of discovery as applicable."
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Science Is...: A source book of fascinating facts, projects and activities
37.  Science Is...: A source book of fascinating facts, projects and activities by Susan Bosak
The list author says:
  "An exceptionally comprehensive and creative book of science experiments, demonstrations, etc. Includes some unusual activities. (see the Peczkis review)."
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Science on a Shoestring
38.  Science on a Shoestring by Herb Strongin
The list author says:
  "If you are a teacher or homeschooling parent who thinks that you need specialized equipment in order for children to conduct science experiments, this book is for you. As a science teacher for many years, I have found it invaluable."
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Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work
39.  Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work by Janice Pratt VanCleave
The list author says:
  "A large collection of simple classroom science experiments, each described in a few pages."
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Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
40.  Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things by Cy Tymony
The list author says:
  "A good book for children who like to tinker with everyday objects. And, while not written for this purpose, it provides many ideas for science projects."
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