Inspiring Teaching Books

These books will help you discover your passion regardless of whether you’re a seasoned educator or are a new teacher seeking motivation. These books for teachers are inspiring and provide research-based insights and practical strategies for classrooms to boost your creativity, compassion, and a sense of connection with your students.

This best-selling book focuses on the ability of teachers to transform lives. Rafe Esquith, a fifth-grade teacher, challenges the prevailing ideas about educational barriers. His stories of students who excelled in Shakespeare and algebra enthrall readers.

The authors of this book explore ways that teachers can utilize mindfulness programs to help their students overcome trauma, stress and anxiety. The authors demonstrate how to create a supportive and secure learning environment that can ensure student success.

This book emphasizes the importance of embracing students’ voice and providing an adaptable, differentiated curriculum that caters to all learners. The authors provide suggestions on how to inspire students to become leaders and advocates for themselves in the classroom and beyond.

A powerful book that highlights the need to teach students to be courageous. The author, a former teacher, shares her own tale of courage and teaches readers about the many different types of courage required to thrive in the world including finding courage to be yourself to being a role model for others.

This collection of stories, put together by editor Joseph Underwood, answers two essential questions. Each contributor considers their defining moments of breakthrough and the lessons learned throughout the process. They are able to inspire readers without being snobby.