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Reading List for Teachers

The best teachers challenge themselves to seek out strategies and resources that are the best fit for them, their students, and their school culture.

Below, texts beyond what are covered in your courses are listed by subject area. 


Mental and Emotional Health

The Counseling Center at UIUC offers counseling services for common mental and emotional health issues.

Click here for a list of publications by College of Education faculty (pdf)
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Class Management and Structure
  • Tools for Teaching 
  • Conscious Classroom Management 
  • First Days of School 
  • Fires in the Bathroom
  • HEART!
  • Pose Wobble Flow
  • How Children Succeed
  • The Wild Card
Teaching Strategies for All Content Areas

  • Socratic Circles
  • Understanding By Design
  • Make Just One Change
  • Academic Conversations
  • The New Art and Science of Teaching 
  • Teach Like a PIRATE
  • Teaching for Joy and Justice
  • Teach Like Finland
  • Pure Genius
  • Teach Like a Champion
  • Text-Dependent Questions 
  • Falling in Love with Close Reading
  • I Read It, But I Don't Get It
  • Feedback That Moves Writers Forward
  • Visible Learning for Literacy
  • Deeper Reading
  • Readicide
  • Disrupting Thinking
  • Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers
  • Notice and Note

Academic Support



We pair up a student who is pursing a career in education with a retired teacher. The teacher will be that student’s mentor based on their interests and can communicate with them how ever and as often as they want. We encourage students to join the program that are interested in getting information for the future, today.

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