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  1. The Boy with a Different Brain: Creating Awareness and Acceptance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Written from the perspective of an eight-year-old child, The Boy with a Different Brain offers readers a beautifully honest and uncensored account of exactly what it feels like to be friends with a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Through descriptions of everyday situations, and some of the more common ASD quirks, the narrator seeks to break down the stigma associated with ASD and build upon their friend's very unique set of strengths, interests and abilities.

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    A$19.95
  2. Building the Resilient School: Overcoming the Effects of Poverty With a Culture of Hope

    Authors Robert D Barr and Emily L Gibson recognise that poor students’ success depends on a new vision for public education that confronts the traumatising effects of poverty. In Building the resilient school: Overcoming the effects of poverty with a culture of hope, they present a sweeping review of the state of poverty and its effects on students, families and school staff. The authors then consider the actions and results of select schools that are addressing their students’ needs and fighting the epidemic of 21st century poverty with resilience and hope. Using this book, F–12 educators and leaders will learn how to create resilient schools and give their students the foundations they need to break the poverty cycle and build hopeful futures.

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    A$54.95
  3. Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World, 2nd Edition

    The era of ‘fake’ news demands an approach to curriculum that encourages students to question inconsistencies of ideas and opinions represented in texts and images. This important book offers opportunities for students and teachers to reflect on the current political, social and cultural climate. It helps students connect with social justice issues through inventive language exploration and critical examination of all forms of media. It encourages teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs and acknowledge the realities of their students’ lives so that all can achieve a richer understanding of our complex world. Teaching fairly in an unfair world offers practical activities, useful resources and classroom techniques for helping students make sense of the world around them.

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    A$39.95
  4. The Autism Lens: Everything Teachers Need to Connect with Students, Build Confidence, and Promote Classroom Learning

    The autism lens helps teachers connect to students with autism and support them confidently within inclusive classrooms. Exploring communication difficulties that affect socialisation and learning, this book removes the guesswork by offering practical solutions.

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    A$31.95
  5. Training Supplement for Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, Third Edition with New Features

    Bridges out of poverty is a uniquely powerful tool designed for social, health and legal services professionals. Based in part on Dr Ruby K Payne’s myth-shattering A framework for understanding poverty, Bridges reaches out to millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with people in poverty.

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    A$29.95
  6. The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (and You Can Too!)

    Award-winning author Kwame Alexander joins your classroom as a coach, advisor and friend to give you personal and practical advice on how to teach teach writing to your students. A fun, practical and engaging resource for the whole classroom.

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    A$44.95
  7. Decoding Autism and Leading the Way to Successful Inclusion

    With warmth and wisdom informed by her experience as a school administrator, autism educator, clinician and a parent of a son on the spectrum, Barbara Boroson provides a holistic look at the challenges students on the spectrum face in the areas of anxiety, executive function, sensation, communication, socialisation, engagement and cognitive acquisition. You’ll learn to decode the functional and behavioural manifestations of the challenges and you’ll gain practical and research-based pre-emptive, supportive and responsive strategies.

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    A$39.95
  8. The Innocent Classroom: Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color

    When children of colour enter their classrooms each year, many often encounter low expectations, disconnection and other barriers to their success. In The innocent classroom, Alexs Pate traces the roots of these disparities to pervasive negative stereotypes, which children are made aware of before they can even walk through the school door. The cumulative weight of the stereotypes eventually takes shape as guilt, which inhibits students’ engagement, learning and relationships, and hurts their prospects for the future.

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    A$31.95
  9. Hands Down, Speak Out: Listening and Talking Across Literacy and Math, K–5

    Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind and literacy coach Christy Hermann Thompson have spent years comparing notes on how to build effective classroom communities across the content areas. How, they wondered, can we lay the groundwork for classroom conversations that are less teacher-directed and more conducive to student-to-student dialogue? Their answers start with Hands-Down Conversations, an innovative discourse structure in which students’ ideas and voices take the lead while teachers focus on listening and facilitating.

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    A$49.95
  10. Inclusion Strategies and Interventions, Second Edition

    As schools are filled with increasingly diverse student populations with diverse learning needs, inclusive education becomes more important by the day. In Inclusion strategies and interventions, second edition, author Toby J Karten aims to help educators provide consistent and strong learning pathways and create classrooms conducive to learning for both general education learners and learners with special needs.

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    A$54.95
  11. Social-Emotional Learning and the Brain: Strategies to Help Your Students Thrive

    Today’s teachers face a daunting challenge: how to ensure a positive school experience for their students, many of whom carry the burden of adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, poverty, divorce, abandonment and numerous other serious social issues. Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science – what we know about how the brain works – can be applied to social-emotional learning.

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    A$44.95
  12. Research-Based Strategies: Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students, Revised Edition

    An all-in-one guide to academic, behavioural and community solutions! Varying levels of personal, social and material resources can create specific challenges for students as well as for schools and communities. Educators are key: Teachers are integral to the lives of under-resourced young people who can and will achieve success if we understand them – and understand how to guide and teach them. This revised edition of Research-based strategies helps us do all that and more.

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    A$54.95

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