Top Inspirational Books for Educators

Teachers inspire every day in the classroom and beyond. But what inspires educators? The following books have been hand-selected because of their inspirational impact.

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The Courage to Teach

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What is the essence of being a successful teacher? According to Parker J. Palmer, it is to be able to make connections between themselves, their students and their curriculum. Truly an inspiration, this book takes a different look at teaching by giving educators a chance to reflect on their profession and themselves. Buy from Amazon »

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Not Quite Burned Out But Crispy Around the Edges

Help remind the educator in your life why they entered the 'noble profession' of teaching. This book is loaded with inspirational and humorous stories that highlight the joys and rewards of teaching without ignoring the realities of the job. Buy from Amazon »

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Extraordinary Teachers

When people ask me what I do for a living, it is interesting to hear their reaction to my answer. In fact, many people pity teachers for their 'low-reward' jobs. Worse, some even blame teachers for all the ills in society. This book reveals the extraordinary effects that teachers have. Buy from Amazon »

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Teaching from the Heart

Help remind the educator in your life why they entered the 'noble profession' of teaching. This book is loaded with inspirational and humorous stories that highlight the joys and rewards of teaching without ignoring the realities of the job. Buy from Amazon »

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To a Very Special Teacher

Wonderful, little book that is meant to be given from a student to a teacher. However, it is much more than that. This book can truly make an educator feel like they are having a positive effect on the world around them. Buy from Amazon »

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Teacher, Here's My Heart

This little book is full of beautiful illustrations and poetry, written from the perspective of the parent to the teacher. It is truly touching and inspirational. Buy from Amazon »