Relevant Reading List: Encouraging Correct Decisions

Encouraging Correct Decisions

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.

Your classroom is a social landscape.  As a landscape it needs to be be maintained.  Proper care ensures an environment where your students are encouraged to make correct decisions.  The following resources will help you understand the process of decision making and how to manipulate a situation to facilitate healthy choices.  I consider social psychology one of the most underutilized sciences when addressing education.

Influence by Robert Cialdini
Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstien
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Start with Thinking Fast and Slow.

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