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  1. Jump Start Health! Practical Ideas to Promote Wellness in Kids of All Ages

    This dynamic resource will help classroom teachers jump start their students on the path to a healthy lifestyle. The author helps us understand the obesity crisis and offers practical ideas for incorporating wellness initiatives into the primary curriculum. Each idea presented has a clear learning objective, addresses health standards, and includes a step-by-step approach with activities for the classroom. This hands-on, comprehensive book provides a set of tools that will help teachers and health practitioners improve the eating habits and exercise patterns of youngsters worldwide.

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    A$35.95
  2. Encouraging Learning: How You Can Help Children Learn

    James Nottingham is a parent, teacher and award-winning education consultant. He advises schools, universities, companies and governments around the world about the best ways to enhance learning.

    In this inspiring, humorous and practical book he shows what you can do to help children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. Highlights include: the dangers of calling our children clever, bright and gifted; the best ways to teach wisdom; how to help children excel in exams; and why curiosity did not kill the cat.

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    A$15.00
  3. Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenage Boys: Building Confidence, Self Esteem and Awareness New
    Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenage Boys: Building Confidence, Self Esteem and Awareness

    Growing concerns about the emotional development and mental health of young men is often reported in the media, frequently accompanied by statistics showing that the majority of young people with behavioural and learning difficulties are male. This programme, which has been developed from research, practice and teaching, as has been tried and tested in a student referral unit, helps the participants to acknowledge the importance of emotional development and the fact that they have a responsibility to do something about it.

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    A$35.95
  4. Tips & Tools Series

    These full-colour, glossy, laminated four and eight-page resource cards are fantastic quick-reference guides for the classroom, providing an easily accessible aid for the busy teacher to find important information and tips on specific topic areas while teaching. Each includes information on selected topic areas, ideas for further reading, websites and a list of references. Topics include: Instruction, Early Childhood, Special Education, Inclusion, Study Skills, Behaviour, Response to Intervention (RTI), Curriculum, Development and RTI and DI. Save time and improve performance.

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    Starting at A$9.95

  5. Readiness Skills and Relationship Building for Early Childhood Education Workbook: Developing Cognitive Skills and Enhancing Relationships for Academic Success

    Competence and sense of confidence are vital to building reading and academic readiness in young children. And since so much learning takes place in conversation with adults, educators who are versed in healthy adult/child interactions are better positioned to help children gain skills and take ownership in their learning. With emphasis on mediation - the how, what and why of learning - this workshop-based workbook follows the key components that research has identified as essential to each day of an early childhood program.

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    A$17.95
  6. Mental Health in Schools: A Guide to Pastoral & Curriculum Provision

    Mental health is an important component of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum. This practical guide for teachers looks at how mental health issues affect children's behaviour, self-esteem, motivation and achievement and what the school can do about this. Suitable for senior staff, teachers, all those with pastoral care responsibilities and teachers and coordinators of PSHE. The book explains the difference between counselling and counselling skills and covers issues such as mental health and behaviour; the causes and range of mental health problems experienced by young people; how schools can make a difference; the idea of a 'mentally healthy' school; information on listening skills, counselling and talking therapies; and more.

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    A$39.95
  7. ASCD Arias Publication: Fostering Grit

    In addition to teaching students how to read, write, and calculate, you want students to acquire other skills for success in the real world. That means teaching them to develop grit: a combination of tenacity and perseverance and a willingness to take risks and bounce back from failure. Read Fostering Grit: How Do I Prepare My Students for the Real World? to explore what teaching for grit looks like, and get a sample lesson plan with self-assessments and a six-step process applicable across year levels and content areas to help students build skills they need.

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    A$15.00
  8. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  9. ASCD Arias Publication: Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

    Self-regulated learning can be taught in every content area and at every year level. Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success: How Do I Help Students Manage Their Thoughts, Behaviors, and Emotions? presents instructional strategies and specific ideas you can implement in your classroom today to put all your students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

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    A$15.00
  10. Social, Emotional & Character Development (SECD) for Teachers, for Students and for Parents

    This glossy, A4, full-colour resource is a great tool for educators who want to promote the growth of social, emotional and character development in classrooms. By doing some things very often, educators can encourage students' social, emotional and character development (SECD). This will then create a civil, caring and respectful school environment in which learning will flourish for even the most disadvantaged student. SECD is about teaching, practising, modelling and encouraging crucial personal life habits that are almost universally understood as making people good human beings.

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    A$12.95
  11. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  12. ASCD Arias Publication: School Climate Change: How Do I Build A Positive Environment For Learning?

    In this ASCD Arias, Peter DeWitt and Sean Slade explain the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. Readers will learn how to engage students and school stakeholders, how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process, how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school, and how to create a welcoming, cooperative and safe school environment that nurtures students' social-emotional needs.

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    A$15.00

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