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Treat Yo'Self with these books from the ISTE TEN leadership team

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Hey EduMagicians,

As some of you may know, I am a part of the ISTE TEN leadership team. This is short for the teacher education network and is an organization embedded within ISTE. We focus on preparing future educators with excellence and rigor. "The Teacher Education Network members include higher education faculty teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs, graduate students, K–12 teachers, administrators, information technology specialists, and curriculum specialists teaching and conducting research in teacher preparation and instructional technology. " If you are interested in learning more, check out our active discussion board here. Below are some professional learning books written by members of our Leadership Team.

Check out the links to each book below and add them to your professional library today!

Rachelle Dene Poth

In Other Words: Quotes that Push Our Thinking. This book is focused on quotes and using them as a way to reflect. In Other Words shares stories about the importance of growing ourselves as educators, knowing our why, learning from and embracing failures, and taking risks with learning so we can become our best selves for those we lead and learn with. Many stories were shared with guest chapters and a chapter co-written by two of my seniors! A great read for anyone, not just for educators.

The Future is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead: This book explains the importance for educators to break out of isolation so that we may take the risks our kids need us to take - for them. The book is divided into sections that guide readers to leverage connections to build their strengths and strength and capacity in others. One chapter written by a high school senior focuses on failure, “A failure is an event, not a person.”(Zig Ziglar).

Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU: Unconventional will empower educators to take risks, explore new ideas and emerging technologies, and bring amazing classroom changes. The book is for anyone looking to get started with new classroom ideas, including promoting SEL, starting PBL, trying genius hours and edcamps, using augmented and virtual reality, making global connections, building digital citizenship skills, fostering relationships, and more.

Dr. Sam Fecich

EduMagic A Guide for Preservice Teachers: This book challenges the thought that “teaching” begins only after certification and college graduation. Instead, it describes how students in teacher preparation programs have value to offer their future colleagues, even as they are learning to be teachers! This book provides positive examples, helpful tools, and plenty of encouragement for preservice teachers to learn, dream, and do.