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The list author says: "These stories moved me, I hope they move you."
Tips for Teaching High School English
Tips for Teaching High School English
"This is a goldmine.... I found one excellent idea after another. All are easy to integrate into any high school English curriculum. At least a third, and possibly more could be used in almost any classroom."
Dead Poets Society (Special Edition)
Dead Poets Society (Special Edition)
"Very good story. Loved they way he worked poetry into the story. And very good performances."
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
"One of my favorite books on writing."
Stand and Deliver
Stand and Deliver
"I would guess this is a rosy portrait of Escalante but it still is a good movie."
Freedom Writers (Widescreen Edition)
Freedom Writers (Widescreen Edition)
"Splendid."
The Gigantic Book of Teachers' Wisdom
The Gigantic Book of Teachers' Wisdom
"Very good stuff."
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
"Excellent."
Your First Year As a High School Teacher : Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
Your First Year As a High School Teacher : Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
"This book contains plenty of good advice."
Ready-to-Use English Workshop Activities for Grades 6-12: 180 Daily Lessons Integrating Literature, Writing & Grammar Skills
Ready-to-Use English Workshop Activities for Grades 6-12: 180 Daily Lessons Integrating Literature, Writing & Grammar Skills
"This is what it is. I am not fond of books like this, I prefer things that integrate into what I'm doing. But if you want something you can take a few lessons from, check it out."
English Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Techniques & Materials for Grades 7-12
English Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Techniques & Materials for Grades 7-12
"Especially if you have not taught before, this is worth looking at."
Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains
Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains
"Worth a look. This is not the traditional boring book about teaching."
Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds
"This is a powerful story."
Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds
"The last third didn't work very well for me. But there is still a lot to like in this movie."
Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
"Lemov catalogued 49 techniques he noticed in thousands of hours of video of outstanding teachers."
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
"There is a lot to like about the ideas in this book."
Fred Jones Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation
Fred Jones Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation
"Many people praise this book."
Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
"Theory based, but worth a look."
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher
"If you are a comedian looking for jokes to steal, this is not a text for you. But it is interesting."
The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters
"This is an engaging and powerful story about an excellent teacher and some very dedicated students."
The Teachable Moment: Seizing the Instants When Children Learn (Kaplan Voices Teachers)
The Teachable Moment: Seizing the Instants When Children Learn (Kaplan Voices Teachers)
"A clinical psychologist and a licensed educational psychologist tells stories about when the moment is right and teachers make the most of it."
Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High School
Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High School
"Not to use the Socratic method--at least some of the time-- is a huge mistake. This text offers some interesting applications."
It's Your Time You're Wasting: A Teacher's Tales of Classroom Hell (Frank Chalk Book 1)
It's Your Time You're Wasting: A Teacher's Tales of Classroom Hell (Frank Chalk Book 1)
"The author is from England. This is a sad but true story of a nice and decent person caught in a messy situation."
Twenty Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom (Eagle Publication)
Twenty Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom (Eagle Publication)
"What no doubt will be one of many texts about using an iPad in the classroom."
iPad Curriculum
iPad Curriculum
"From the product description, An edublog dedicated to reviewing apps, websites, and services to use the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone in education to make learning mobile."