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What is on your winter break reading list? In 2017?

Categories: From the Field, Professional Development

Recently, I was engaged in professional learning webinar. As the conversations took the usual twists and turns the focus turned to professional reading. The discussions and chat box popped with book title after book title!

We decided to compile a list of our favorites. And yes, I completely realize there are way too many books for winter break-and maybe even too many for 2017-but we hope that it sparks your journey of professional reading and professional growth.

Best Practices Books

Literacy, Reading, and Writing Books

Coaching Books

Book Recommendations By Other Educators

Larry Ferlazzo recently shared a blog, What was the favorite education-related book you read this year? Larry invites readers of this blog to share their favorite education-related book they read during the previous twelve months. Check out the book recommendations offered since 2008.

Books That Made A Big Difference in My Professional Life

The Big 5: Katie Wood Ray Tells Us About the Five Books that Made a Big Difference in Her Professional Life

In this blog, Katie Wood Ray offers the top five professional books that most affected her teaching, served as a turning point in practice and introduced her to a new way of approaching her work as an educator.

I am not sure how Katie limited her list to just 5 books!

As I consider the professional reading I have done over the past 22 years, I am struck by the number of books and diversity of topics and authors that have made an imprint on my educational career.

Here is my list! Not as concise as Katie’s and certainly not comprehensive!

Note, I could have easily included books from the list above by Peter Johnston, Ellin Oliver Keane, Lucy Calkins, and Peter Brunn!

Engaging Reads for Winter Break

In her recent blog, Elena Aguilar shared Books to Read Over Winter Break. I applaud her for sharing a list that is not education-focused; instead, it includes engaging reads that you might enjoy during some down-time and included a few suggestions for your students and children.

What is on your list of professional reading this winter break and in 2017?