Looking for some good reading? Here are the best books for educators as endorsed by guests of the Teachers on Fire podcast.

Teach Like a Pirate

Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess

Recommended by Adam Moler, Caterina Rylance, Lynn Thomas, Andi McNair, Craig Kemp, Dr. Sam Fecich, Tisha Richmond, Annick Rauch, Karen Caswell, Alicia Ray

The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros

Recommended by Lynn Thomas, Soney Day, Craig Kemp, Bryon Carpenter, Trevor MacKenzie

Be REAL by Tara Martin

Be REAL: Educate from the Heart by Tara Martin

Recommended by Jeff Gargas, Joshua Stamper, Kimberly Snodgrass

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Recommended by Stephanie Langlois, Jane Silversides, Jarod Bormann

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook–What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz

Recommended by Beth Houf, Kali Slusser

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

Recommended by Mike Paul, Vernon Wright


Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes. by Jimmy Casas

Recommended by Soney Day, Jeff Kubiak

Disrupting Thinking

Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

Recommended by Tonya Gilchrist, Dan Jones

Drive by Daniel Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Recommended by Gallit Zvi, AJ Juliani

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Recommended by Terry Jones, AJ Bianco

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student by John Spencer and A. J. Juliani

Recommended by Danielle Peters, Jamie Osborne

Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff by Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf

Recommended by Soney Day, Bobby McCutcheon

One Drop of Kindness by Jeff Kubiak

Recommended by Latezeon BalentineDr. Jacie Maslyk

The Pepper Effect: Tap into the Magic of Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation by Sean Gaillard

Recommended by Kimberly Snodgrass, Latezeon Balentine

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Pang

Recommended by Jennifer Casa-Todd, Wendy Turner

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