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  1. Improving Schools from Within: Teachers, Parents and Principals Can Make the Difference

    Amid calls for educational reform, little attention has been given to the crucial relationships amoung adults within the school. Noted educator Roland Barth argues that those closest to students-teachers, principals and parents-are the most powerful sources for school change. Drawing on his years of experience as a teacher, principal and university faculty member, Barth shows how communication, collegiality and risk taking amoung adults in the schoolhouse can create an atmosphere of learning and leadership for all.

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    A$27.95
  2. 100 Ways to Build Teams

    This book brings you 100 easy-to-use techniques for building trust, establishing roles and responsabilities, selecting a leader, determining a code of conduct, managing meetings celebrating successes, giving and receiving feedback and more! Each section includes the following sections: introduction to the topic, quote, background on the topic, list of important points, simple activities to do, things that take effort (to help teams through the 'storming' phase), for the committed (to help team members move to the 'norming' phase), materials you will need, bibliography and list of additional resources. Whatever your team's level of experience, it is sure to benefit from this guidebook!

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    A$43.95
  3. Why Our High Schools Need the Arts

    Why Our High Schools Need the Arts addresses the alarming dropout rate in secondary schools and presents a thoughtful, evidence-based argument that increasing arts education in the secondary school curriculum will keep kids in school. This resource features the compelling voices of teachers and their adolescent learners to demonstrate how courses in the arts are relevant and valuable to students who have otherwise become disenfranchised from school. The introduction to Why Our High Schools Need the Arts features a history of the performing arts in secondary schools, a background as to how the arts help children in the early stages of their cognitive development, as well as an overview of the chapters and content addressed in the text.

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    A$29.95
  4. If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students

    Packed with words of wisdom and inspiration, this is one book every teacher and school should have. Filled with practical tips to improve school climate, communication skills, and fun. If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students! begins with the seed of insight gained from the author's experiences and blossoms into a full flower of inspiration and direction for educational leaders at all levels. The author's real world experience in the classroom and beyond makes her uniquely qualified to address both the hunger of teachers and the ability of administrators to feed them.

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    A$29.95
  5. Design Teams for School Change - A Cyber Projects Approach

    This incredible guide provides educators with a blueprint for using technology to restructure and build a strong curriculum. The models for real-world learning help teachers plan, implement, and assess student progress.

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    A$43.95
  6. Principles in Action: Stories of Award-Winning Professional Development DVD

    High quality professional development leading to increased student achievement is the subject of this engaging documentary style video. Two schools Montview Elemntary School in Aurora, Colarado and Woodrow Wilson in Manhattan, Kansas - demonstrate the power of a school team working together with a common focus. Two districts - Olathe District Schools and Lawrence Public Schools, both in Kansas - show how to encourage and support and environment for teacher and administrator learning. All four winners exemplify the Departments 10 priniciples of high qaulity professional development.

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    A$21.95
  7. Multiple Intelligences: A Collection

    Whether you already teach to the multiple intelligences or are simply interested in knowing more about the theory and the uses of this exciting educational practice, this resource is for you.

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    A$46.15
  8. What Works In Schools: Translating Research Into Action

    In What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action, the researchers synthesised to provide clear and unequalled insight into the nature of schooling. In each chapter, the author recommends specific - and attainable - action steps to implement successful strategies culled from the wealth of research data. In his latest work, Marzano leads the way in establishing positive approaches that can make the long-held dream of effective public education a reality.

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    A$27.95
  9. Principals and Student Achievement: What the Research Says

    Everyone knows that principals are critically important to school success. But is their influence on students direct, or do they mostly act through teachers? Do they get results by appealing to the self-interest of staff members, or should they lead the staff to transcend self interest to focus on the well-being of others? Are there differences between the instructional leadership behaviors of elementary and secondary principals, or between those of male and female principles? This synthesis of nearly 30 years of research answers these and other questions and deepens your understanding of the principal's role and influence in school improvement. This is an ideal resource for principal academics, leadership development programs, and self-help.

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    A$15.95
  10. Finding Your Leadership Style: A Guide for Educators

    The most comprehensive, in-depth guide yet on leadership styles in education now makes it much easier for educators to identify and actualise their natural leadership style. Questionnaires, self-help activities and a multitude of other strategies encourage educators at every level to stretch their leadership capacities and recognise the leadership potential in themselves and others. Understanding the natural leadership qualities and virtues helps teachers to create an educational environment that is characterised by excellence.

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    A$25.95

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