Top 3 Books on Classroom Management for Elementary Teacher Interview Prep

EDU Edge friend (Beth @bmariefoster) asked via Twitter … “What books do you recommend for student teachers / new teachers on classroom management? 

Below are The EDU Edge recommended Top 3 Books on Classroom Management for young people (like yourself) doing their student teaching or in their first year or so as an Elementary Education teacher:

  • ©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.
  • ©2002 Teaching Children to Care – Classroom Management for Ethical & Academic Growth, K-8 by Ruth Sidney Charney – The EDU Edge believes that this is a quality work about classroom management that will show teachers how to turn their vision of respectful, friendly, academically rigorous classrooms into a reality.
  • ©2006 The Daily Five by Boushey and Moser – This is more of a pragmatic text that provides detail on specific instructional and classroom management structures that can be used in the classroom everyday….easy reading and provides the “practice” that comes from the “theory.

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 Beth!  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

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