Dr. Brad Burenheide (Secondary Social Studies)—
- First Days of School by Harry Wong and Rosemary Wong
- Meet Me in the Middle by Rick Wormeli
- 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:
- Dead Poets Society (1989)
- Mr. Holland’s Opus (1996), and
- Stand and Deliver (1988)
- For extra credit, try Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
- For comic relief at the end of the school year, try Teachers (1984).
Dr. Lori Levin (Literacy)—
- “Bookmark the ALA website and keep current on the latest award winners – http://www.ala.org/alsc/2017-alsc-book-media-award-winners
- Visit NEA for a list of must reads for new teachers: http://www.nea.org/home/34033.htm
- Great Websites for Kids from the American Library Association – http://gws.ala.org/
Ms. Cyndi Kuhn (Technology)—
- Teach like a Pirate by David Burgess
- Ditch that Textbook by Matt Miller
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
Dr. Sherri Martinie (Secondary Math)—
- The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
- Teaching with Love and Logic by Jim Fay and David Funk
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Dr. Tom Vontz (Elementary Social Studies)—
Dr. Vicki Sherbert (Secondary English/Language Arts, Speech/Theatre, Journalism)—
- Kittle, P. (2013). Book love: Developing depth, stamina, and passion in adolescent readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- National Writing Project & Nagin, C. (2006). Because writing matters: Improving student writing in our schools. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass.
- Graves, D. (2006). A sea of faces: The importance of knowing your students. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- Ripple Maker by Davis Laughlin
- In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice by Steven Layne
Dr. Phillip Payne (Music Education) —