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Must have books for elementary teachers

Kim K. Baker
 
The First Days Of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher
The First Days Of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher
"This book saved me my first 3 years of teaching - it helped me learn how to manage my classroom by preventing and reducing behavior problems."
Teaching With Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom
Teaching With Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom
"This book changed my thinking and approach to helping students develop self control. I'm convinced this book is the only reason I was able to succeed as a teacher. It helped me learn to use positive discipline and teach responsibility to my students."
Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Revised 3rd Edition: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom
Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Revised 3rd Edition: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom
"Classroom meetings helped my 4th grade students learn to get along and solve their own problems. A great book!"
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally
"Great information on best practices in teaching math to elementary students. All the stuff we didn't have time to learn in our education courses!"
Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten
Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten
"FANTASTIC, practical book about how to teach young Kindergarten students math in a play-based manner. Great for helping reader understand mathematical development in early learners."
Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented
Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented
"This book helped me devise ways to differentiate the curriculum for my gifted students. In particular, I enjoyed and used the idea of contracting, especially in math."
50 Problem-solving Lessons, Grades 1-6: The Best from 10 Years of Math Solutions Newsletters
50 Problem-solving Lessons, Grades 1-6: The Best from 10 Years of Math Solutions Newsletters
Collection of Math Lessons, A: Grades 1-3 (Math Solutions Series)
Collection of Math Lessons, A: Grades 1-3 (Math Solutions Series)
"I used several Marilyn Burns books for helping me find hands on ways to teach math to my students."
Craft Lessons
Craft Lessons
"This book and Nonfiction craft lessons are great for helping teachers learn more about how to teach writing using student work and print materials."
Making Words, Grades 1 - 3: Multilevel, Hands-On Phonics and Spelling Activities
Making Words, Grades 1 - 3: Multilevel, Hands-On Phonics and Spelling Activities
Making Big Words: Multilevel, Hands-On Spelling and Phonics Activities (A Good Apple Language Arts Activity Book for Grades 3-6)
Making Big Words: Multilevel, Hands-On Spelling and Phonics Activities (A Good Apple Language Arts Activity Book for Grades 3-6)
"I used these 2 making words books to help my students with spelling and patterns in words."
Teaching Reading In Social Studies, Science and Math (Theory and Practice)
Teaching Reading In Social Studies, Science and Math (Theory and Practice)
"Great book for teaching reading in the content areas."
Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding
Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding
"A must have for new teachers! This is a great book that you can apply immediately in your elementary classroom."
Science Workshop: Reading, Writing, and Thinking Like a Scientist, Second Edition
Science Workshop: Reading, Writing, and Thinking Like a Scientist, Second Edition
"A great book with practical examples for how to teach science in a hands-on, interesting way."
Kagan Cooperative Learning
Kagan Cooperative Learning
"If you do nothing else your first year, attend one of Spencer Kagan's cooperative learning workshops - it will change your classroom environment. This book is a key follow up resource."
Classbuilding: Cooperative Learning Activities
Classbuilding: Cooperative Learning Activities
Cooperative Learning Structures for Teambuilding
Cooperative Learning Structures for Teambuilding
"Use Classbuilding and Teambulding to create classroom cohesiveness in your classroom. It really works if you use them!"
35 Ready-To-Go Ways to Publish Students' Research and Writing (Grades 4-8)
35 Ready-To-Go Ways to Publish Students' Research and Writing (Grades 4-8)
"Help your students be motivated to write and publish their stories using these great ideas!"
Conversations : Strategies for Teaching, Learning, and Evaluating
Conversations : Strategies for Teaching, Learning, and Evaluating
"A great book - it speaks for itself"