Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Told through the eyes of seven Class V students, the book talks about how Mr Terupt changed the way they looked at life. Though children have different temperament, he seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much ... until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything – and everyone.
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Though Miss Agnes was to stay at Alaska just for an year, she managed to teach students there a few lessons that made her different from other teacher who found it hard to stay there.
The 10-year-old girl Frederika describes how Miss Agnes doesn’t get frustrated, and how she throws away old textbooks and reads Robin Hood instead! Fred says that for the first time, she and her classmates begin to enjoy their lessons and learnt to read and write.
The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell
Written by The Freedom Writers, a group of students from California and their teacher Erin Gruwell, the book talks about how a teacher and 150 students used writing to change themselves and the world around them. The Freedom Writers Diary had journals that Erin Gruwell told her students to write in about troubles of their past, present and future.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
A memoir by American writer Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie talks about how a Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago, taught his students lessons on how to live. Though he had lost touch with the professor Albom rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life when he was dying of ALS. Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college.
Educating Esmé: Diary of a
Teacher’s First Year by Esmé Raji Codell The book is written by children’s literature specialist and then elementary school teacher Esmé Raji Codell. It presents Esmé’s first year teaching in a public school in Chicago; her joys, trials and experiences and is a must-read for parents and new teachers.