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Top 10 Books and eBooks

Want to know what Ontario Certified Teachers are reading? See our lists below of the most-requested books and eBooks in the College’s Margaret Wilson Library. And remember to check back regularly to see updates to the lists.

You can borrow these books through the Library’s online catalogue.

And don’t forget to browse our extensive list of EBSCO research databases.


  1. Words their way : word study for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction
  2. Classroom-ready number talks for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers: 1000 interactive math activities that promote conceptual understanding and computational fluency
  3. Open questions for the three-part lesson, grade levels 4-8 : measurement, patterning and algebra
  4. Hands-on science and technology, grade 1: an inquiry approach
  5. Hands-on science and technology, grade 4 an inquiry approach
  6. Hands on social studies grade 4 : an inquiry approach
  7. The invent to learn guide to: making in the K-3 classroom: why, how, and wow!
  8. Hands-on science and technology, grade 2: an inquiry approach
  9. Messy Maths : A playful, outdoor approach for early years.
  10. Hands-on science and technology, grade 5 an inquiry approach


  1. Catching readers before they fall [electronic resource] : supporting readers who struggle, K-4
  2. Ace your teacher interview [electronic resource] : 149 fantastic answers to tough interview questions
  3. Simple stuff to get kids self-regulating in school : awesome and in control lesson plans, worksheets and strategies for learning
  4. Design thinking for school leaders : five roles and mindsets that ignite positive change
  5. The growth mindset coach : a teacher's month-by-month handbook for empowering students to achieve
  6. 10 mindframes for visible learning : teaching for success
  7. The ELL teacher's toolbox : hundreds of practical ideas to support your students
  8. Good questions: great ways to differentiate mathematics instruction in the standards-based classroom
  9. Well Played [electronic resource] : Building Mathematical Thinking Through Number Games and Puzzles, Grades 3-5.
  10. Teaching mathematical thinking : tasks and questions to strengthen practices and processes / Marian Small ; foreword by Linda Dacey.

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