It is true to say that one of the best things (for me) about the education profession is that it is ever changing; always developing. As we learn more about how learning takes place and seek to do better by our learners in the classroom, we seek out new ideas, new research, new inspiration. I have always loved reading and one of my favourite ways to learn more is through the reading of educational books. Yes, I love Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, so forth and so on, but just as much as I love to read fiction, I love to read things that help me become a better and more informed educator.
To that end, I decided to create a new Periodic Table but this time rather than focusing upon apps, I thought I’d share some of my favourite books about education. Some in the selection have challenged my thinking such as ‘The Beautiful Risk of Education‘ by Gert Biesta, but all have helped me in some way or form and thus are included in this resource.
Originally posted on NetSupport’s blog here, the table has already been received very well on social media.
As with many of my Periodic tables, I have two versions available. One which you can download and print out for your staff room notice board and another which I have added to ThingLink with links to all of the different books and where you can purchase them on Amazon. Here is the ThingLink version:
And here is the high-resolution version.
I hope you find it useful!