World Teachers’ Day 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognises education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children. This year’s theme is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher’. 

Here at Eurospan we work with over twenty education publishers with a wide range of lists from early learning to higher education and from mathematics education to English language teaching and much more. Not only do their books advance the field of educational research, they also help teachers at a more personal level to understand how they can become better teachers and thus enhance the quality of education provided to their students.

World Teacher’s Day offers us the perfect opportunity for “acknowledging, evaluating and enhancing the instructors of the world” and so we’ve selected some new titles from a number of our education publishers. 

                     

Big Questions for Young Minds
Extending Children’s Thinking
Janis Strasser & Lisa Mufson Bresson
Mar 2018 160pp
9781938113307 Paperback
With this intentional approach—rooted in Bloom’s Taxonomy—teachers working with children ages 3 through 6 will discover how to meet children at their individual developmental levels and stretch their thinking. 
National Association for the Education of Young Children

Critical Mentoring
A Practical Guide

Torie Weiston-Serdan
2017 136pp
9781620365526 Paperback
9781620365519 Hardback
Introduces the concept of critical mentoring, presenting its theoretical and empirical foundations, and providing telling examples of what it looks like in practice, and what it can achieve. Each chapter ends with a set of salient questions to ask and key actions to take. 
Stylus Publishing

Finnish Lessons 2.0
What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?

Second edition
Pasi Sahlberg
2014 264pp
9780807755853 Paperback
Featuring forewords by Diane Ravitch and Andy Hargreaves, and an afterword by Sir Ken Robinson, Finnish Lessons 2.0 encourages educators, students, and policymakers to look beyond their own borders as they seek successful solutions for their education systems, districts, and schools.
Teachers College Press

Literacy Essentials
Engagement, Excellence and Equity for all Learners
Regie Routman
Feb 2018 480pp
9781625310378 Paperback
How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn? That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in this book. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported.
Stenhouse Publishers

Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students
An International Comparative Study
Edited by Fernando M. Reimers & Connie K. Chung
Nov 2018 376pp
9781682532379 Paperback
9781682532386 Hardback
Offers a wide-ranging comparative account of how innovative professional development programmes in a number of countries guide and support teachers in their efforts to promote cognitive and socio-emotional growth in their students.
Harvard Education Press

Refugee Students 
What Every Teacher Needs to Know
Jeffra Flaitz
Oct 2018 96pp
9780472037452 Paperback
Offers a compassionate yet practical guide for anyone who wants to better understand  their refugee students: Where are they coming from and why have they fled their homes? What kind of support do they receive? What assets do they bring with them? What strengths have they developed as a result of their journey?
Michigan ELT

What is a ‘Good’ Teacher?
David Booth & Richard Coles
2017 160pp
9781551383279 Paperback
35 compelling characteristics of “good” teachers offer inspiration and guidance along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into the best teacher you can be.
Pembroke Publishers