In my spare time, before my life gets overrun by textbooks again, I've been
trying to catch up on some new books.
I'm almost finished reading Teaching Outside the Box by LouAnn Johnson.
I am really enjoying this book. It's geared more towards teaching older students, but she does provide some tips for teaching younger students as well. She shares her classroom management plan and other ideas to make teaching and learning an enjoyable experience for both teachers and students.
Overwhelmed by Perry Noble is a book that I'm really looking forward to reading. It deals with anxiety, stress, and feeling overwhelmed and how we can manage life and see our way through the overwhelming feelings of just trying to get by.
How Full is Your Bucket?
Since I started subbing at the pre-k's and head starts I noticed that a lot of schools have been using this bucket filling/dumping program and I wanted to read and learn more about it. I also bought a child's version of this book to read with my children. This is probably a program that I will utilize in the future as a teacher, so I thought it would be nice to have the children's version on hand (for my future classroom).
The First Days of School is another book about classroom management. I read reviews that this is a really excellent source for teachers, so I thought I would read it for myself.
The Power of a Praying Wife since I am continuing on my spiritual journey, I'm embracing my role as a wife and helpmate to my husband. Hey, I didn't get this far in my marriage without a little (ok, a lot) of help from above....and even after 22 years of marriage, there is still a lot of things that I should know and do.
In my quest to exude happiness and positivity I also plan of reading The Power of a Positive Mom and also The Power of a Positive Woman. I really do believe that there is power in words and in emotions. I think if you walk around feeling down in the dumps and hopeless, then you will project those feelings to those around you. I'd much rather be known as a super, happy, almost "too happy" person, than a depressed Debbie downer....know what I mean?
I'm sure I will add other books to this list....but for now I think I'm off to a great start.
What are you reading this year? Do you have any recommendations that you think I would like?