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  1. Wisdom from the field: A leader's journey

    In Wisdom from the field, multi-award winning principal Judy Dixon shares her life experiences and insights about the spirituality of leadership. Drawing on the infinite wisdom of a plethora of philosophers, spiritual mentors and fellow educators, Judy takes you on a journey of self-reflection to help you improve and develop as a leader. By asking reflective questions, such as: Do I create a clear vision for this time in my life and in my leadership? Am I aware of, and awake to, opportunities and challenges? Do I use positive language? What is my language of leadership? The book also includes comments from colleagues about what sustained them when dealing with the stresses and complexities of the leadership role.

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    A$9.95
  2. A Parent's Guide to Online Safety

    Try to keep up with today's technology can be overwhelming. You probably feel like you'll never understand the technology your child is using, especially when it seems to change every six months. What's a parent to do? Take a deep breath! Yes, the technology keeps changing, but the kids themselves stay pretty much the same. Much of what they do is not about the technology they are using. It's about seeking attention, forming and sustaining relationships, taking risks and having fun. Parents have been dealing with these behaviours for centuries. This revised Australian edition of A Parent's Guide to Online Safety will help you identify the digital citizenship topics all parents should be aware of while providing advice on setting limits for your child.

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    A$16.95
  3. 1-to-1 at Home: A Parent's Guide to School-Issued Laptops and Tablets

    Managing the digital gadgets, gizmos and games that kids already own is often a challenge, and many parents find that a school-issued 1-to-1 device further disrupts an area in which there are already conflicts. 1-to-1 devices blur the lines between school and home, between work and play, between tool and toy. Many parents could use some help in setting boundaries. Written from the perspective of a family therapist who works to help families get to the heart of complicated matters, this guidebook addresses the home side of 1-to-1 programs. 1-to-1 at Home: A Parent's Guide to School-Issued Laptops and Tablets provides the perspectives of other adults - educators and parents - who have addressed similar challenges.

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    A$19.95
  4. Brain-Powered Science: Inquiry Learning With Unexpected Results

    Thomas O'Brien takes 33 science inquiry activities higher by using experiments based on the science of a 'discrepant event' - an experiment or demonstration in which the outcome is not what students expect. While this book is designed for use with Year 6-12 students, F-5 Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions are also included to illustrate the appropriate prerequisite work that students should engage in prior to participating in these activities. This thought-provoking text includes many up-to-date online resources, as well as extensions to each of the physical science, biology and chemistry activities.

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    A$37.95
  5. Even More Brain-Powered Science: Inquiry Learning With Unexpected Results

    This Australian edition of Even More Brain-Powered Science uses 13 inquiry-oriented, discrepant events to dispute misconceptions and challenge students to critically examine evidence, draw inferences and review their initial explanations with their peers. These interactive lessons use readily available, inexpensive materials to engage the natural curiosity of both teachers and students and create new levels of scientific understanding, and include links the Australian Curriculum: Science, including the rationale, aims, cross-curriculum priorities, content descriptions and links to other learning areas. Each easy-to-use chapter includes an expected outcome, an explanation of the science and science education concepts, discussion points, the procedure and a list of related websites.

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    A$37.95
  6. Building Proportional Reasoning Across Grades and Math Strands, K-8

    This new resource by Marian Small suggests questions that are both interesting for students and useful for providing diagnostic information to teachers. Chapters are organised by year level around the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to help teachers use the resource more easily. Maths teachers can use this resource to help students develop a solid foundation for more proficient and more confident work with multiplicative thinking and proportionality. It will also help maths coaches as they assist teachers in their transition to teaching mathematics within more demanding curriculum frameworks. This book will also help preservice teachers and their instructors as they prepare themselves and their students to understand and teach mathematics with a deep level of understanding.

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    A$35.95
  7. Redesigning Schooling Series Complete Set

    Redesigning Schooling is a six-part series designed to help identify the big questions in education, look at lessons from other systems and shape the debate on how we can make our education system world class. With Redesigning Schooling, educators are urged to consider best practice in six areas of schooling: teaching and learning; student impact; parental engagement; curriculum design; assessment design; and collaboration between schools.

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    A$90.00
  8. Redesigning Schooling: Collaboration between schools

    In this booklet, Chris Smith argues that if schools are to lead the way in redesigning schooling it is down to them to create and operate a truly collaborative culture enabled through networks. Assessing the evidence so far on the role of collaboration in education, Chris observes that the evidence indicates strongly (more so than may currently be realised) that it can be a powerful driver of school improvement. But to harness the as-yet-untapped potential schools will need to genuinely understand and leverage the structures, complexities and dynamics of the different types of collaboration and networking. To help schools do this, he explores the characteristics of networks, the critical role of collaboration in innovation and suggests a framework for collaboration.

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    A$15.95
  9. Redesigning Schooling: Principled assessment design

    In this challenging booklet, Dylan Wiliam argues forcefully that schools must develop their own way of assessing children’s progress. He guides us through a nuanced way of thinking about assessment that should underpin the design of any model: knowing the limitations of types of assessment and the impact these have on the inferences you make; defining what you will assess and the purpose for which you will use the data; how you will collect, share and record it; and, critically, how you can design assessment systems that first and foremost support teaching and learning. 'Good summative assessment requires teachers to share a construct of quality, while good formative assessment requires helping students share the same construct of quality.'

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    A$15.95
  10. Redesigning Schooling: Engaging parents: Why and how

    In this entry in the Redesigning Schooling series, Professor Bill Lucas argues for the wholesale adoption of a strategy of parent and family and community engagement. He also makes the case for high levels of awareness among school leaders, teachers, parents and other community members about the kinds of parental engagement that really work - both to raise achievement and to develop learners who will thrive in the 21st century. Such activities need to be integral to school strategy, genuinely seen as important by all teachers, and regularly evaluated for their effectiveness.

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    A$15.95
  11. Redesigning Schooling: Student impact in the redesigned school

    Of all the stakeholder groups in education, children are the most important. At the heart of the Redesigning Schooling series is a focus on how students are supported and empowered in schools to have an impact of their own, and their peer's learning. This booklet charts the journey of student voice and student leadership towards a more complete and encompassing term: student impact. It provides the theory behind this development, and shares practical examples of how schools are changing attitudes to learning be involving students in the redesign of schooling. It ends by reiterating the potentially deep and far-reaching impacts that can be achieved through engaging students meaningfully in all aspects of school life.

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    A$15.95
  12. Redesigning Schooling Series

    The Redesigning Schooling series is designed to help identify the big questions in education, look at lessons from other systems and shape the debate on how we take our education system to world class.

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