I’d like to compile a list of The Best Education-Related Books That Have Been Read In 2008. Feel free to leave your recommendations in the comment section of this blog and I’ll hold them in moderation until I print the whole list.
The books could have been published earlier. The only requirement is that you’ve read them sometime this year. They might not be obviously connected to education — just briefly explain how it is connected in your mind.
Please leave the title of the book; author’s name; why you like the book (or books) so much — please keep the explanation to no more than two or three sentences; and how you’d like me to describe you.
The deadline is December 31st.
Best education-related book of the year for me: The Drool Room by Ira David Socol. An unusual work of fiction described as “a novel in stories”. It’s a series of narratives offering first person perspectives of an individual with “special needs”. The Drool Room relates many painful school experiences, so this is an especially worthwhile read for anyone involved in education. –Paul
The best education book I have read this year is an oldie but a goodie. I re-read James Moffett’s classic Teaching the Universe of Discourse. This text is a classic but is not yet outdated…I am in the midst of revamping some of my own practices now because of it…If you haven’t read it, please do!
I’ve really enjoyed Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody
‘Brain Rules’ by John Medina. This book has given me new insights into not only how my mind and the minds of my students work, but it has also provided me with strategies I can apply in the classroom.