Favorite Professional Books
This is a constantly growing collection of books that have shaped my philosophy of education. 
 
 
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Reading
The Power of Reading by Stephen D. Krashen
Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 by Kelly Gallegher
When Kids Can't Read by Kylene Beers
What Really Matters for Struggling Readers by Richard L. Allington
Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers by Dorothy S. Strickland et. al.
Beyond Leveled Books by Karen Szymusiak and Frank Sibberson
Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? by Cris Tovani
Practice with Purpose by Debbie Diller
Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum by Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth
Reading With Meaning by Debbie Diller
Still Learning to Read by Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak
A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Readers by Curt Dudley-Marling and Patricia Paugh
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell
7 Keys to Comprehension by Susan Zimmerman
Transformational Literacy by Cheryl Becker Dobbertin, Libby Woodfin, Ron Berger, and Suzanne Nathan Plaut
 
Writing
Live Writing by Ralph Fletcher
Teaching Adolescent Writers by Kelly Gallagher
How to Write Your Life Story by Ralph Fletcher
Writing Workshop by Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi
 
Science
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
 
General teaching advice and tips
Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones
The Leader in Me by Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey 
Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire by Rafe Esquith
Teaching With Love and Logic by Jim Fay and David Funk
The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong
The Laughing Classroom by Diana Loomans and Karen Kolberg
The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn
What Does it Mean to be White?  Developing White Racial Literacy by Robin DiAngelo
Schooling for Resilience- Improving the Life Trajectory of Black and Latino Boys by Edward Fergus, Pedro Noguera and Margary Martin
The Trouble with Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education by Pedro Noguera
White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms by Julie G. Landsman and Chance W. Lewis
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
See Poverty…Be the Difference by Dr. Donna M. Beegle