Best Books for Teachers
Would you like to win a free book from Responsive Classroom? We're asking elementary educators to tell us about the Responsive Classroom books they value most, and at the end of the month we'll invite five of the people who respond to choose a free book (or DVD, or set of Yardsticks Child Development pamphlets—their choice!).
All you have to do is complete the contest entry form with your answer to this question:
Which Responsive Classroom book do you think every elementary teacher should own? Why?
We launched this contest a couple days ago in the September issue of the Responsive Classroom e-notice. Here are a few of the responses we've gotten so far:
I find 99 Activities and Greetings to be indispensable. Its dog-eared condition attests to that! —Mary Carnie, 2nd grade teacher, Royalston Community School
The First Six Weeks sets you up to create classroom rules WITH the class, rather than just giving them rules to follow. They begin to feel part of a community and in a poverty-stricken area like the one I teach in, there is nothing more important than that sense of belonging. —Kaleigh Frye, 3rd grade teacher, Bowdoinham Community School
Every elementary teacher (and middle school teacher) should own and read Yardsticks! In order to teach kids effectively, we need to understand them. Yardsticks gives teachers the information they need to understand the children they teach as individuals. —Michael Wiernicki, K–5 math coach, Walnut Creek Elementary School
Teaching Children to Care. It changed my philosophy of teaching and when I implemented the strategies my classroom community became a different place. Amazing! —Nicole Kew
We'd love to know what you think, too! If you don't already have an answer in mind, have a look at the fifteen Favorites featured now in our online store and see if any of them leap out—or browse the list of All Products to see all of the choices.
Then, fill out the contest entry form and send it in! Thanks in advance for sharing your opinion. I hope you win!
October 2012: And the winners are . . .
The Power of Our Words, The Morning Meeting Book, Yardsticks, and The First Six Weeks of School are the four essential books for elementary teachers.
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