What better time for this months Book Club blog post than on International Book Giving Day?! Here's 3 more recommended reads to add to your reading list.

The (Un)official Teacher's Manual: What They Don't Teach You in Training

by Omar Akbar
 Amethyst Education Teachers Book Club - The unofficial teachers manual

There are many daily issues teachers are faced with that don't actually involve teaching. From dealing with parents, keeping on-top of teacher admin, planning lessons and much more, this book reveals the side to teaching that isn't necessarily covered in your training. 

Having been a teacher himself, Omar Akbar knows all about the truth about what is really involved with a career in teaching however, he obtains a positive attitude throughout the book. This is a must-read for those who are currently going through teacher training or even in their ECT year.  


I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

by Kyle Schwartz

Amethyst Education Book Club - I wish my teacher knew 


Based on one teachers own experience from her third grade classroom. One day, Kyle Schwartz asked her pupils to fill in the blank in the sentence 'I wish my teacher knew ____'. Reading through the responses she was astounded by their answers, some of which were humorous, others which were heartbreaking.

Ultimately the exercise showed how important it is for educators to understand that each and every child has a different background which comes with different realities, expectations and needs. After sharing her experience online it quickly became a viral phenomena and #IWishMyTeacherKnew was trending across the globe. The book follows Kyle's story along with many of the students emotional and moving responses to what had originally started as a simple exercise. 


Positive Mindset Habits for Teachers: 10 Steps to Reduce Stress, Increase Student Engagement and Reignite Your Passion for Teaching

By Grace Stevens

Amethyst Education Book Club - Positive mindset habits for teachers 

As passionate as you are as about teaching, that doesn't mean it comes without stresses, especially after the past couple of years which has extremely challenging for schools across the world. There's more pressure than ever on teachers so it's important to keep a healthy and positive mindset. 

From steps to reducing stress to tips to help with student engagement, 'Positive Mindset Habits For Teachers' is a practical roadmap to being the happiest and positive teacher for both you and your pupils. A quick read in a conversational tone - a great read for teachers of all experience levels.