Top 4 Books on Classroom Management: Secondary Teacher Interview Prep

Last week we answered an EDU friend about our Top 3 Books on Classroom Management for Elementary Student Teachers / New Teachers.  Those postings have been read by hundreds and quickly the Secondary Education folks were wondering about our Secondary Recommendations.  This blog post is for EDU friend Katie via Twitter (@kates89).  Again, we are thrilled that you all are asking these types of questions because reading professional literature is crucial to becoming a great teacher and highly correlated to success during your teacher interview.

Below are The EDU Edge recommended Top 4 Books on Classroom Management for for candidates preparing for a teacher interview in secondary education:

  • ©2009 The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher by Harry Wong – The EDU Edge believes that Harry’s First Days of School remains an informative and readable primer for new teachers in classroom management.  If you’re looking for a beginner “how to” book … this is the one!
  • ©2008 Discipline With Dignity: New Challenges, New Solutions by R. Curwin, A. Mendler, and B. Mendler – The EDU Edge believes this to be a must read for new secondary teachers.  It is not just a book of strategies but will help you create a system of prevention and intervention.
  • ©2008 The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills by – J. Saphier, M. Haley-Speca, & R. Gower – This is a practical guide for new practitioners working to broaden their teaching skills, the book combines theory with practice.
  • ©2003 Classroom Management That Works: Research-based Strategies for Every Teacher by R. Marzano, J. Marzano, & D. Pickering

And don’t forget to read the essential interview handbook for anyone headed into teaching, ©2012 The Insider’s Guide to the Teacher Interview.  In this book we tell you exactly what to expect when you go in front of an interview committee.  It really will give you the edge over other candidates.

Good luck to you Katie!  And, good luck to all of you following The EDU Edge.  Please come back and let us know if you enjoyed these books and if our advice benefited you and your goal of becoming a full time teacher that makes a difference in your students’ lives.  We want to know because we want to grow and learn with you along the way.

Yours in a Partnership in Learning,

The EDU Edge

(Please feel free to contact us with additional questions … we’re on Blogger, Twitter, Facebook and you can email us at  Tell us what interview obstacles you’re dealing with and trying to overcome.  We’ll do our best to respond and we welcome dialogue from others going through the same process.)

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