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The ABC's for Teachers

October 5, 2018

Today is World Teacher's Day! To show our appreciation, we have created a list with some of our best books on learning and teaching,  and some of the most memorable books from elementary, middle and high school.

For every teacher, nothing is more important than being prepared with reliable strategies and resources to make the best of their lessons and motivate even those hard-to-reach students.

For all you Teachers out there, THANK YOU for all your amazing job!

1 Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom

U.S. Department of Education | Teacher's Resources

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Provides information to help elementary school educators as well as school and district administrators develop and implement effective prevention and intervention strategies that promote positive student behavior.

2 Achieving Dramatic School Improvement: An Exploratory Study

Achieving Dramatic School Improvement: An Exploratory Study

U.S. Department of Education | Teacher's Resources

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Improving persistently low-performing schools is a core goal of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. As a result, policymakers have sought ways to address the increasingly large numbers of schools identified as low-performing. Across the nation, 13,457 schools failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 2007–08. Of those, 1,583 were planning for restructuring, and 3,358 were in the first year of implementing restructuring. These numbers are likely to rise because many states have established progressively ambitious targets for meeting the NCLB goal of student proficiency by 2013–14.

3 Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

National Science Foundation | Teacher's Resources

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Education research and development programs at NSF are distributed throughout its science and engineering directorates but are located primarily in its Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). EHR’s purview includes K-12 education, post secondary education, and after-school and informal learning environments, as well as the study of science and engineering innovations that emerge from other directorates.

4 Mathematics: Ages 5 to 6

Mathematics: Ages 5 to 6

Glen K. Dash | Mathematics

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This book is intended to be used by children ages 5 to 6. Other age groups will also benefit from the book. Anyone can use this book globally, although the curriculum may differ slightly from one region to the other. This is so because the core content of Mathematics is the same around the world. A variety of colorful illustrations and lessons are presented to attract the attention of the average child. This book will be revised regularly so that everyone will benefit fully. Parents and Teachers are advised to work through the book from the beginning to the end, because the lessons have been developed in sequence.

5 The Science of Healthy Behavior

The Science of Healthy Behavior

National Institute of Health. | Teacher's Resources

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Students explore the scientific study of behavior and how behavioral and social factors influence health.

6 Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare | Drama Classics

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The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (first published 1597) is a play by William Shakespeare concerning the fate of two young star-crossed lovers. Perhaps the most famous of his plays, it is one of his earliest theatrical triumphs and is considered the archetypal love story of the Renaissance.

7 The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Francis Scott Fitzgerald | Fiction Classics

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In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new, something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It

8 The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne | Fiction Classics

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In early colonial Massachusetts, a young woman experiences the results of adultery and must spend the remainder of her life atoning for her sins.

9 Hamlet

Hamlet

William Shakespeare | Drama Classics

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After Hamlet's father is killed by his brother, Claudius, Hamlet struggles with his vow to seek revenge by murdering Claudius.

10 Macbeth

Macbeth

William Shakespeare | Fiction Classics

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Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently performed at both amateur and professional levels, and has been adapted for opera, film, books, stage and screen. Often regarded as archetypal, the play tells of the dangers of the lust for power and the betrayal of friends. For the plot Shakespeare drew loosely on the historical account of King Macbeth of Scotland by Raphael Holinshed and that by the Scottish philosopher Hector Boece. There are many superstitions centred on the belief the play is somehow "cursed", and many actors will not mention the name of the play aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish play".

11 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain | Children's Classics

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Huck Finn befriends Jim, a runaway slave, and the two travel down the Mississippi River on a raft and share many interesting experiences along the way.

12 The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer. | Humanities and Arts

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The Odyssey (Ancient Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odysseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.[1] The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.[2] In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, ...

13 Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens | Fiction Classics

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Pip is a poor orphan who grows up in England in the early 1800's. He endures many hardships including poverty and violence.

14 Faust - Part I

Faust - Part I

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | Drama Classics

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An epic poem penned by the incomparable German Shakespeare--Goethe. Faust is the subject of a bet between God and Mephistopheles. The story is thus set, and Faust and Mephistopheles take to the world on a journey that leads the doctor into lewd affairs, titanic conflicts, and eventually, introspection and self-discovery. Download it today!

15 War and Peace

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy | Fiction Classics

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The lives of Russian aristocrats become intertwined between the years 1805 and 1812 and during Napoleon's invasion of Russia.

16 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum | Children's Classics

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The story of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, who are swept off the Kansas plains by a huge cyclone, and find themselves in the land of Oz. With color illustrations by Michael Foreman.

17 Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery | Children's Classics

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Although they wanted a sensible boy, the Cuthberts adopt a young, outgoing, headstrong girl with a lively spirit and love of life.

18 Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte | Romance Classics

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A poor, abused orphan named Jane uses her cleverness and perseverance to win the love of the man she loves.

19 Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen | Romance Classics

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The beautiful, young Elizabeth falls in love with Mr. Darcy, but he must control his pride while she tries to overcome her prejudice.