What is the teacher reading? January 2016

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Christmas Vacation for teachers means rest, relaxation, and reading.  I always look forward to being able to pick up some books to read for pleasure without that teacher guilt.  This short break allowed me to devour The Wish by Beverly Lewis, The Addicted Trilogy by S. Nelson, Amelia Earhart: Beyond the Grave by W.C. Jameson, and Unshakable by Angela Watson.


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I covered the breadth of genres covering fiction, biography, self-help, and non-fiction texts.


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The Wish by Beverly Lewis

As a long-time fan of Beverly Lewis I had to try The Wish.  I appreciate this new novel because I really wasn't sure what direction it was going or how it was going to end when I started it. Leona and Gloria are two characters with depth and a dynamic relationship.

As a long-time fan of Beverly Lewis, I had to try The Wish.  I appreciate this new novel because I really wasn't sure what direction it was going or how it was going to end when I started it. Leona and Gloria are two characters with depth and a dynamic relationship.  I was so anxious to see how the tale would turn out that I couldn't put it down.

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The Addicted Trilogy by S. Nelson


I was skeptical of these books at first of these books at first, but since the first one was free with Kindle Unlimted. (Sign up now and get it free for 30 days) That is alway how they hook you into a series, isn't it? 

These are very similar to the Fifty Shades of Grey books.  If you loved those, check out The Addicted Trilogy.  If you didn't care for the Fifty Shades books, you will want to pass on these.

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Amelia Earhart: Beyond the Grave 
by  W.C. Jameson

As a life-long fan of the Amelia Earhart story, this book was a must-read.  I learned of several new theories of her disappearance and final resting place.  Jameson synthesizes the mass quantities of information on Earhart and her last flight.

As a life-long fan of the Amelia Earhart story, this book was a must-read.  I learned of several new theories of her disappearance and final resting place.  Jameson synthesizes the mass quantities of information on Earhart and her last flight.  The tidbits that have been unearthed over the years around her last flight are collected neatly by Jameson is a series of theory chapters.  The Mili Atoll Theory is one of the most intriguing.

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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin



Who doesn't want to be a happier person?  Ms. Rubin spent a whole year working to maker herself happier, and in this book, she is sharing her 12-month plan with us.  Some of my favorite goals included boosting energy, lighten up, and pursue a passion.  My girls thought I was crazy when I started singing every morning.  I will be using this text with my AP Psychology class during the motivation and emotion unit.




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Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching, No Matter What by Angela Watson


I found this to be a quality educational text.  It has real value for new or struggling teachers. While not geared for the secondary teacher, it contains some useful tips and strategies.  I did try the strategy for working with at-risk students: two minutes a day for ten days; it certainly changed the relationship with him.



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What books do I need to add to my reading list for next month?


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