Books have been educating, encouraging and entertaining teachers for years. We did some research and found 10 top picks for teachers from around the web. The following books range from the practical to the inspirational. Did your favorite make the list?

  1. Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains
    by LouAnne Johnson
  2. Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
    by Rafe Esquith
  3. Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students
    by Kathleen Cushman
  4. Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher
    by Robert J. Marzano
  5. Teaching with Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom
    by Jim Fay and David Funk
  6. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
    by Parker J. Palmer
  7. Teacher Man: A Memoir
    by Frank McCourt
  8. The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
    by Erin Gruwell
  9. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations…One School at a Time
    by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  10. A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Special Education Teacher, His Class, and Their Inspiring Journey Through U.S. Space Camp
    by Mike Kersjes and Joe Layden

What are your favorite books about teaching?