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A Must Read Book for Educators

Several years ago, I read the book Awakened by Angela Watson and her words changed who I was as a teacher (and person).  I did not know Angela much at that time, I admired her from afar, but was so profoundly moved by how her book helped me move away from negative thoughts, that I contacted  her to express my deep gratitude.  A few years later, I am lucky to call Angela a mentor and inspiration.  I still keep my Awakened mindset and recommend the book to any teachers I meet.  Well, Angela has done it again with her new book Unshakeable – 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What.

Even as a somewhat veteran teacher, I found so many great ideas within the pages of this book.  Angela is a no nonsense writer who crams inspiration into every single page.  She isn’t just trying to inspire us to change, she is giving us ideas of how to do it, and the best part is that many of the ideas are so ingeniously simple, yet powerful, that I implemented some on the very first day of reading.  From redefining my vision to many minor changes I can do to re-energize myself and my classroom, I am so grateful I got to read this book.  So while I do not use this blog to recommend many books, I typically do that on another blog, I knew that I had to highlight this book to all of you who follow on here.

So if you know a new teacher who needs some inspiration.  If you know a fellow teacher who could use some great new ideas.  If you know that this is the summer you need to be inspired and re-energized; read this book.  And then recommend it to others.  You will be glad you did.

From Amazon:

Don’t wait for teaching to become fun again: plan for it! Unshakeable is a collection of inspiring mindset shifts and practical, teacher-tested ideas for getting more satisfaction from your job. It’s an approach that guides you to find your inner drive and intrinsic motivation which no one can take away.  Unshakeable will help you incorporate a love of life into your teaching, and a love of teaching into your life. Learn how to tap into what makes your work inherently rewarding and enjoy teaching every day…no matter what.

3 thoughts on “A Must Read Book for Educators”

  1. Thank you Pernille for your reading recommendations. I have been teaching in Australia for 25 years and still need and want to learn heaps. Our ‘screen raised’ students think, act and are different to past students. We need to shift the way we think and teach to engage, energise and excite our today students. The best advice my wonderful ( and highly intelligent) 94 year old mum always tells me is that wise parents need to change according to their kids’ needs – don’t expect the kids to change according to your needs. Same goes for teaching. 😉

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. I will find time to read this Summer right along with The Year of Billy Miller and Fish in a Tree. This book fits right in with your post from a couple of days ago on loving our life as teachers. Inspiring ideas and words help keep things new and that makes me smile.

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