Kansas State University


College of Education

A few words…websites…movies of advice

resourcesHere are some books and other resources some of your former professors offer as ways to inspire you in your new career of teaching:

Dr. Brad Burenheide (Secondary Social Studies)—

  1. First Days of School by Harry Wong and Rosemary Wong
  2. Meet Me in the Middle by Rick Wormeli
  3. Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Ceri B. Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler, and BJ Stone.

Dr. Todd Goodson (Secondary English, Speech/Theatre, Journalism)—“Let’s try three great school movies:

  1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  2. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1996), and
  3. Stand and Deliver (1988)
  4. For extra credit, try Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
  5. For comic relief at the end of the school year, try Teachers (1984).

Dr. Lori Levin (Literacy)—

  1. “Bookmark the ALA website and keep current on the latest award winners – http://www.ala.org/alsc/2017-alsc-book-media-award-winners
  2. Visit NEA for a list of must reads for new teachers: http://www.nea.org/home/34033.htm
  3. Great Websites for Kids from the American Library Association – http://gws.ala.org/

Ms. Cyndi Kuhn (Technology)—

  1. Teach like a Pirate by David Burgess
  2. Ditch that Textbook by Matt Miller
  3. Good to Great by Jim Collins

Dr. Sherri Martinie (Secondary Math)—

  1. The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
  2. Teaching with Love and Logic by Jim Fay and David Funk
  3. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Dr. Tom Vontz (Elementary Social Studies)—

  1. Socrative
  2. Padlet
  3. Core Teaching Skills by Vontz and Goodson

Dr. Vicki Sherbert (Secondary English/Language Arts, Speech/Theatre, Journalism)—

  1. Kittle, P. (2013). Book love: Developing depth, stamina, and passion in adolescent readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  2. National Writing Project & Nagin, C. (2006). Because writing matters: Improving student writing in our schools. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass.
  3. Graves, D. (2006). A sea of faces: The importance of knowing your students. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  4. Ripple Maker by Davis Laughlin
  5. In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice by Steven Layne

Dr. Phillip Payne (Music Education) —

  1. First Days of School by Harry Wong or Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones
  2. The Journey from Music Student to Teacher by Michael Raiber and David Teachout
  3. Alternative Approaches to Music Education by Ann Clements