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Sometimes I need to take a break from reading about education during my vacation time. But right now, there are too many good edu-books out there. Here are two books I’ll be reading over my winter break (after I finish Mindy Kaling’s book, that is):

1) “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)” by Elizabeth Green. In this book, Green explores how teachers are trained in America, and what we can learn from educators who are pioneering new ways to train teachers. If you read “Why Americans Stink at Math” in the New York Times a few months back, you’ll be familiar with some of her arguments. Read more about her book here.

2) “The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession” by Dana Goldstein. I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. I’m interested to learn how Goldstein thinks teachers became so “embattled,” and what we can do to make the profession less so. Read more about the book here.

What will you be reading over your upcoming break(s)?

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