• Samantha Fecich

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

Updated: Feb 11


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 around the importance of growing ourselves as educators, knowing our why, as well as 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 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 guides readers to leverage connections to build their own strengths so that they can build strength and capacity in others. One chapter written by a high school senior which focuses on failure, “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 changes to classrooms. The book is for anyone looking to get started with new ideas in the classroom ranging from promoting SEL, starting PBL, trying genius hour 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, to dream, and to do.




EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers: This book is designed to help you, as a beginning teacher, thrive during your first year of teaching by asking you to reflect, challenge yourself, and celebrate wins in and out of the classroom. It is hard, yes, but you can do it. You’ve got this—after all, you are an edumagician. We start with expectations you may have for your first year, and go through all the ups and downs of the first year and how you can take them on and grow through everything! Our hope is that you will feel encouraged and supported as you work through these pages, taking notes on the side and putting dog ears on the pages that really speak to you. Your first year is hard, but you will make it through and learn SO much...so let’s do this!


Dr. Torrey Trust

Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age

You can open up a world of imagination and learning for children when you encourage the expression of ideas through writing. Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age shows you how to support children’s development as confident writers and communicators, offering hundreds of creative ways to integrate writing into the lives of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students—whether at home or at school. Check out the digital companions to the book: Virtual Bookcase for Young Writers and Digital Tools & Apps for Inspiring Young Writers.


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