20 Best Books for Teachers in 2021

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Let’s be honest, who does not enjoy a delightful book? The joy of settling down in your favorite nook, along with a perfect cup of coffee and diving into an engaging read is unmatched. Bonus points if it helps you progress in your professional life. Time and again, we have referred to books to answer all our burning questions. Following the complicated year Educators all over the world have faced, books could be a good place to start to get clarity.

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honor of World Book Day 2021, we thought of composing a list of 20 of the best books in the Education category. This list covers a myriad of topics, from leadership, change management, EdTech, inclusion, to important conversations around race, mental health, and much more. No matter your preferred medium of reading, make sure to open a book and turn the page this World Book Day (& beyond!). 

1) Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education – Tony Wagner 

2) Children Under Fire: An American Crisis – John Woodrow Cox 

3) A Little Guide for Teachers: Teacher Wellbeing and Self-care – Adrian Bethune & Emma Kell 

4) Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Emmanuel Acho 

5) Revolutionary School Culture: The 6 Principles of Unlocking your School’s Hidden Treasure - Amen M. Rahh 

6) Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms – John Feldman 

7) Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students – Zaretta L. Hammond 

8) Permission to Feel – Marc Brackett 

9) There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids – Linda Åkeson McGurk 

10) I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap – M. Night Shyamalan 

11) Thrive Through the Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead through Challenging Times – Jill Siler 

12) The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System - and How to Fix It – Natalie Wexler 

13) Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School – Carla Shalaby 

14) Stop Talking About Wellbeing: A Pragmatic Approach to Teacher Workload – Kat Howard 

15) Learner-Centered Leadership: A Blueprint for Transformational Change in Learning Communities – Devin Vodicka 

16) Connecting with Students Online: Strategies for Remote Teaching & Learning – Jennifer Serravallo 

17) Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension – Sara K. Ahmed 

18) Leadership for Wellbeing in Schools: A guide to building healthy and engaged workforce in schools – Abimbola Banu-Ogundere 

19) EduHeroes: How to Transform Relationships into Powerful Tools for Classroom Success – Deanna Jump 

20) The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child – Donalyn Miller 

Which of these have you already added to your Wishlist? Is there any other book that has a special place on your bookcase? Let us know in the comments below! 

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