Some schools have been celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week, but according to Google, it’s actually celebrated next week. Regardless, I vote we celebrate teachers all year long, you know?
Anyway, while I have your attention, here are a few Teacher Appreciation gift ideas. Which can also double up as some end-of-year gift ideas.
And, with summer coming up, here are my top five summer reads as an educator. (Books are always a great gift. After wine. But handing a teacher wine during the school day may end up getting them fired. So I’d avoid that).
Books About Challenging Behavior
One of my favorite books in my “Top 5” is Lost At School.
Description: School discipline is broken. Too often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help and they are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students – and their parents, teachers, and administrators – are frustrated and desperate for answers. Dr. Ross W. Greene offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior. His fundamental belief is that no child wakes up and wants to have a bad day. They don’t want to make your life a living hell. If we approach these students with the mindset that they have lagging skills and need appropriate instruction on how to behave the “right” way, they would do it.
I’m currently giving away three copies of Lost At School on my Facebook page. So go enter! Even if you don’t think it’s applicable to you, you can always pass it off to a teacher or a parent. (Trust me when I say, it will come in handy!)
I’ll be picking a winner on Sunday at noon EST!
Questions of the Day:
- What is your favorite book?
- What are you doing this weekend?