Education Book Reviews – Four Books Every New Teacher Should Read

The new teacher is supposed to be well-read. In whatever subject he/she would be teaching the new teacher must know how to speak at least two languages. Since English is the global language, he must know how to use it fluently, to be able to communicate to all sectors of the world.

Books to Read for the New Teacher:

1. Any English Basic Grammar Book (High School or College level)

He must know how to speak and write correct English. His students would surely imitate how he/she pronounces the words and what words he speaks. He should be ready with a wide range of vocabulary.

2. The Book of Psalms and the Book of Proverbs

The Book of Psalms and the Book of Proverbs are chapters from the Holy Bible (Old Testament). The contents of these books are food for the mind and the heart. They are a bunch of wisdom for building character and attitude. Among others, he must give inspiration to his students not only by what he teaches, but by the life he lives.

In the psalms are many prayers about the different circumstances in life.

In the proverbs are rules, guidelines, and thoughts to reflect and do so.

3. Any success or self-help book like Og Mandino’s Secrets to Success

This book will spark inspiration to the teacher. The steps to succeed and accomplish a goal are easy to follow, which can be shared to the students, later.
There’s a list to success. It is composed of scrolls, ready to be memorized like a song or poem. This will motivate the students, and give the teacher enough courage to be a good example to the students.

4. A book about how earth and man were created, and everything else would follow

These are the books in line with science, history, evolution, religion and culture, among others.

He must be able to teach more about life, aside from the subject he is teaching. He should be able to speak in parables, metaphors or use any wise saying or examples. Sometimes, he should act funny, entertain prudently, and update the students about the various aspects of life.

Today’s present time deems him not only to master a topic, but the topics about life and relate them to facts and theories. Visual aids are abounding from modern technology, books, and other texts.

All in all, the new teacher must be well-honed and tested as to the values he/she holds in life. From these, he will be earning respect from the students and inspire them to be the best of what they can become.