3 Books to Fire Up Your Imagination This Summer

Educators, as you head into your well-deserved summer break, take the time to recharge your batteries and reignite your passion for teaching. This summer, consider picking up a book that reminds you of the power you hold as a teacher, books that help overcome burnout, boost self-determination, and inspire you for the upcoming school year. 

Take a look at these amazing resources: 


Finding Fulfillment: A Path to Reclaiming Hope and
Empowerment for Educators

By: Robin Noble

Foreword by: Sharon V. Kramer

Develop a renewed sense of well-being, empowerment, and happiness in your career with the support of Finding Fulfillment and the self-determination theory. Gain tools and techniques for administrator and teacher empowerment in schools.

“This excellent book takes theory into action to create a simple yet incredibly powerful lens to guide educators to greater fulfillment in work.”

— Jeremy Philipp, principal, Sunset Hill Elementary, Kansas

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HEART!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

By: Timothy D. Kanold

Use this resource to reflect on your professional journey and discover how to foster productive, heart-centered classrooms and schools. For teachers, understand how teacher motivation, teacher-student relationships, and collaborative teaching all affect your self-efficacy, career, and professional development. For school leaders and administrators, discover your impact on staff, students, and school culture as you progress in your career and gain perspective on creating sustainable change.

“Tim’s rawness and authenticity tugs at the emotions of the readers. His anecdotes connect educators to the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual realms of their work. HEART! is a compelling contribution to all educators for everyday life and learning.”

— Nathan D. Lang-Raad, presenter, speaker, and writer

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Choose Your Own Master Class: Urgent Ideas to Invigorate Your
Professional Learning

By: Beth Pandolpho and Katie Cubano

Design your learning experience from stand-alone chapters to create your own education master class to suit your needs, interests, and schedule. Explore exciting ideas that span a wide range of disciplines, and engage in collaborative conversations to consider how to apply these ideas in your schools and classrooms.

“I like how Choose Your Own Master Class links emotions to creativity. Emotional intelligence is a very important topic right now with our students as well as with our national issues of teacher retention.”

— Kim Timmerman, principal, ADM Middle School, Iowa
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 Tip for school leaders

Looking for a quick and easy process to guide your team’s summertime reading? Try this three-step guide from The Main Idea.

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