Binge-Worthy PD: Your Holiday Reading List for Teacher Growth

Are you looking for a simple yet impactful way to squeeze in a little professional development during the holiday break? I absolutely loved to use this time off to not only recharge but to binge a professional development book I knew I wouldn’t have time to read while in the classroom.

Before diving into books, we typically like to know if they are helpful and worth the read, especially if we are reading them during our breaks. To help you find a book that may be just what you’re looking for, I put together a list of five amazing and binge-able books I love and trust and think that you will really enjoy reading over break!

In this episode, I am sharing an overview of each of these incredible books and the top objectives covered in each so you can find the right one for your professional development needs.

Episode Highlights:

03:57 Why High Impact Instruction by Jim Knight is great for both new and veteran teachers 

07:37 What book to read if you are looking to help struggling readers and build a culture of reading in your classroom

11:39  Why I consider 7 Mighty Moves to be a comprehensive toolkit for early literacy educators

14:50 – The perfect professional development book if you are looking for strategic ways to bring the science of reading into your classroom

18:46 – What book I recommend if you are looking to create an environment where students are encouraged and excited to engage in a diverse range of texts

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This is a podcast designed for elementary school teachers and homeschool parents on a mission to master the art of literacy instruction and cultivate a love of reading in students. Join your host, Ciera Harris, as she opens the door to a world of transformative teaching strategies that will make you a literacy champion in your classroom.