While I am aware we were to look up articles, and I did do this, I had to come back to the standby-BOOKS.
The Courage to Teach, Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life by Parker J. Palmer. This book helped show why we do what we do. I thought it was useful because it spoke about other professions other than teaching.
The BIG WINNER in my book, is the book: Choice words, How our Language Affects Children’s Learning by Peter H. Johnston. Wow. He wrote a book before this called Opening Minds. I devoured that book and this book was like he was talking to me about our CQ!
The other book that I pulled a couple of quotes from was: The Power of Kindness, The unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life by Piero Ferrucci. This is not geared towards education per say, but it is something that I put at the forefront of mine. This is why biases in research are hard to get around and help shape our opinions.
I also took a few comments out of Teaching with Love & Logic by Jim Fay & David Funk. This is how I want my classroom management to focus around. I did some research on this when I was choosing how I wanted to conduct my classroom management and focus in on my teaching philosophy.
I looked at and read through Classroom Instruction that Works -Research Based Strategies For Increasing Student Achievement by Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock. This was helpful in the research portion and included artifacts.