What Teachers Are Reading

 The Daily 5 by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser

This great book has enabled me to guide my students to work independently and collaboratively with their peers.  The literacy structure supports self-regulation and setting personal goals. You can visit the website or contact the following people to make more connections.

mpaxton@sd48.bc.ca    swhitehead@sd48.bc.ca    lbouchard@sd48.bc.ca                             Visit The Daily 5 website

Focus by Mike Schmoker

Mike Schmoker makes a passionate appeal to start using strategies that work in classrooms and stop using all the ones that don’t. Grounded in research but still easy to read, this book leaves an impression. Good for all levels but written more from a secondary perspective.

pjory@sd48.bc.ca     Visit the ASCD site for a video introduction

Spark by John Ratey

“SPARK is a groundbreaking exploration of the connection between exercise and the Spark - John Rateybrain’s performance that shows how even moderate exercise will supercharge mental circuits to beat stress, sharpen thinking, enhance memory, and much more.”

This book does an outstanding job explaining the relationship between exercise and quality of life. This literature will make one want to get out and get active.

ddunkin@sd48.bc.ca    http://www.johnratey.com/newsite/index.html

Start Where They Are: Differentiating for Success with the Young Adolescent by Karen Hume

Start Where They Are is a wonderful resource based on the ideas that successful teaching Starthappens when a teacher is aware and responsive to an individual’s starting point for learning. There are several activities on differentiated learning and addressing learning styles that are easy to use.  This book also comes with a CD of blackline masters for student learning style inventories.