The Best Books

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  • Books have the power to change the course of lives
  • Word of mouth is often the best way to discover new books.
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Finding the right resource can make or break a lesson. I have found that the best resources usually are discovered by word of mouth with colleagues sharing their ground truth about what has worked well for them. The same is true for finding the right book which gives greater insight into your subject area or a topic being studied. Educational books abound. Indeed, we review hundreds of them. But some of the greatest reading which has informed my teaching practice and lesson craft have not been directly aimed at teachers. Reading widely gives teachers so many additional stepping off points and places to draw upon when creating lessons.

Most of us have the experience of discovering a book that changed the way we think, or in some way expanded our horizons. Hopefully, your learners will discover theirs in your classroom.

In this #UKEdChat session, which took place on Thursday 17th February 2022 at 8pm(UK), we discussed your favourite books for given situations and subject areas and books which you believe will benefit your learners.


  1. What is your main source for recommendations for CPD books?
  2. Which non-CPD book has had the greatest impact on your teaching?
  3. What are the best books, whether written specifically for teachers or not, for your subject area?
  4. What are the best inspiring books for learners to read?
  5. What are the best books which teach life lessons for learners to read?
  6. What are the best books which celebrate and/or highlight diversity and inclusion for learners to read?
  7. What one book do you think every teacher should read, and why?
  8. If you wrote a book what would it be about, and why?

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Martin Burrett is the editor of our popular UKEdMagazine, along with curating resources in the ICTMagic section, and free resources for teachers on UKEd.Directory

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