Ah, the holiday season is upon us, and you might be wondering what to get for your favorite math teacher. I have some suggestions for you tonight.
Hands down my favorite book that I read this year was What Great Teachers Do Differently. Seeing Todd Whitaker present at CAMT was icing on the cake. This book is not just for math teachers, of course. It's for any teacher who wants to improve his/her craft. And who doesn't really?
My next book, Math Sense, is a great little read and is perfect for those struggling to implement Common Core. It's not a book about the math you should teach (see Van de Walle for that), but rather it's about how you should teach math. According to the title, it's about The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Instruction.
Another book I read this year and LOVED is Small Steps, Big Changes. In fact, it's on my list to reread over the Christmas break. It's the perfect book for math leaders on your campus--administrations, math coaches, etc.