33 Recommended Reads for New Elementary Teachers

New teachers ask me all the time for book recommendations as they head into their first years of teaching, so I put together a list of some of my favorites!

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- My Favorite Books for New Teachers - 

Job Search/Preparing for Your First Classroom

Ace Your Teacher Interview 

The Essential 55  

The First Six Weeks

How to Handle Difficult Parents 

THE Classroom Management Book

Everything a New Elementary Teacher REALLY Needs to Know 

Positive Mindset Habits for Teachers

Teach Like a Champion

Teach Like a Pirate

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More Great Classroom Management Reads & Support with Challenging Students

Kids These Days


Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids

Whole Brain Teaching:
122 Amazing Games 

Management in the Active Classroom

Better than Carrots or Sticks

The Morning Meeting Book 

Morning Meeting Ideas: K -2

Morning Meeting Ideas: 3-6

Teaching with Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom

What Great Teachers Do Differently 

Take Control of the Noisy Class

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Why We Teach: Inspirational Reads

What School Could Be

Help for Billy

No One Ever Asked

I Wish My Teacher Knew

The Joyful Teacher

The Joyful Classroom

Creating Cultures of Thinking

Making Thinking Visible

50 Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement

Beyond Behaviors
: Using Brain Science & Compassion

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

Cultivating Genius

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