Monday, August 17, 2015

What are the innovative books that every teacher/student must read in order to become an efficient teacher/student?

For maths at school level, I would suggest “Speed Mathematics: Secrets Skills for Quick Calculation by Bill Handley
It is a fantastic book on mathematics, students start to feel and love mathematics like never before. The phobia for math goes away and students become more creative when the techniques of the books are taught to the students. No more learning of table, just by reciting the table (rote learning).

For improving reading skills school going students, I would suggest “Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner” Presently I am working on it and looks very promising. I will share my views about it after I taught the exercise completely to my students

For memory improvement, I would suggest “Secrets of Mind Power” by Harry Loryane
It is based upon photographic memory, it really helps to the things that are very difficult to memorize (e.g. periodic table)

A teacher or student should also read psychology books in order to overcome stress and live a successful life. For it I would suggest “The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook” by Matthew McKay and also "The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook" book by Edmund Bourne
It is a complete package of living a healthy and stress-free life if we practice


Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College
The main ideas of the book..

Some of the MOOCs for teachers and students:

Learning How to Learn
Page on coursera.org

Becoming a Resilient Person: The Science of Stress Management
Becoming a Resilient Person - The Science of Stress Management


Science of Everyday Thinking
The Science of Everyday Thinking
A must course, which I am presently going through

How People Learn?
One of the best book written about learning, each sentence is so meaningful with evidence.

Some of the important books for Elementary teachers includes:
Conceptual Physical Science by Hewitt, Suchocki, Hewitt

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, A conceptual Approach by Albert B. Bennet, Burton, Nelson
Nothing is made abstract, all with concrete examples that kids can understand.

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