Top 10 Great Books on Teaching

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The First Days of School

The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher
by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong

From the publisher: "The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through the most effective ways to begin a school year and continue to become an effective teacher."

Reviewers hail this book as "a wonderful resource based on the experiences of hundreds of successful teachers," and contains "very concrete examples and specific practices that can be implemented in the classroom well before the students arrive on the first day." They advise that "if you are new to teaching or having trouble with it, this is a definite read," and also point out it's most helpful for elementary-school teachers.

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