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Ascd booksWhile you can’t teach experience to a new teacher, there are a slew of techniques that can help those just starting out in the classroom, and ASCD has put together a package of three books by teaching pros to aid newbies. The titles include:
• “Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching,” by Robyn R. Jackson
• “The New Teacher’s Companion: Practical Wisdom for Succeeding in the Classroom,” by Gini Cunningham
• “Where Great Teaching Begins: Planning for Student Thinking and Learning,” by Anne R. Reeves
There are sample chapters to see if these are the right books and the best part is that the books cost $63.88 or $48.68 if you’re an ASCD member.

ISTE UPDATE: Robots Take Over the Science Classroom

Lego bookAnd that turns out to be a good thing, because there’s no better way to stir a child’s imagination and use that curiosity to teach them about electricity, physics and programming than with robots. For those teachers who are unsure about their robotic or programming abilities, there’s No Starch Press’s “The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book.” With lively text and color photos, the book shows and explains how to make six mechanical creatures – including tips on the delicate assembly process – from the basic EV3 set, including a race car and a six-legged walker. It costs $35.




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