A unique occupation like teaching requires unconventional preparation. The Relevant Reading Lists are a series of books that when read together convey a similar message imperative to teaching. The books listed are not included in typical teacher preparation programs. The Pragmatic TV Teacher feels they should be. Reading these will make you a better educator.
Neuroeduction is an emerging field that combines educational psychology and cognitive science. Research concerns itself with HOW the brain learns. The Blank Slate, The Brain That Changes Itself, and Brain Rules are three resources to start you on your neuroeduation path.
These are three of the most important books I have ever read.
Interested in others? Try Mariale Hardiman, Eric Jensen or Howard Gardner. (I have not read all of the resources by each author)