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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A Climate of Mentoring: Building Teams for School Improvement

    A Climate of Mentoring: Building Teams for School Improvement, has been written to support school teams endeavouring to make mentoring part of the culture of their schools. It provides a series of guidelines for planning, implementing and measuring a teacher-mentoring program, and covers topics such as designing a school mentoring program, gaining the interest of staff, training mentors and using mentoring to improve teaching and learning practices. With case studies, activities, workshop outlines and frequently asked questions, A Climate of Mentoring provides a practical, whole-school approach to developing a mentoring program.

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    A$19.95
  5. Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms

    This book explores how school leaders can develop responsive, personalised and differentiated classrooms. Differentiation is a teacher attending to the learning needs of a student, rather than teaching a class as though all individuals in it were alike. Expert educators teach individuals the most important things in the most effective ways. No single approach works. The authors show how school leaders can encourage and support growth in our classrooms.

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    A$25.95
  6. Building Culture: A Framework for School Improvement

    Building a school culture is one of the most complex and important concepts in education, yet it has often been a neglected vital component in school improvement. Culture gives a school its own identity; it is simply: 'the way we do business around here'. This book provides the reader with procedures for analysing and shaping the culture of a school, as well as outlining how school leaders can sustain culture for the furture.

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    A$19.95
  7. School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results

    How should school leaders use these practices in their day-to-day management of schools and during the stressful times that accompany major change initiatives? Robert J. Marzano, Timothy Waters, and Brian A. McNulty provide answers to these and other questions. Drawing from 35 years of studies, the authors explain critical leadership principles that every administrator needs to know: 21 leadership responsibilities that have a significant effect on student learning; Eleven factors and 39 actions that help you take a site-specific approach to improving student achievement; a five-step plan for effective school leadership that includes a strong team, distributed responsibilities, and 31 team action steps.

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    A$29.95
  8. Managing Change: Leading School Improvement

    This practical handbook provides insights into the nature of change in schools and the critical role that school leaders play in the process of change. Managing the change process ensures that school improvement efforts achieve their goals and that planned initiatives are actually implemented. Managing Change: Leading School Improvement covers topics such as self-analysis, effective planning and reflecting on achievements, and provides a systematic and proven approach to school improvement, enabling school leaders to approach the task with confidence.

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    A$19.95
  9. Effective School Leadership: Developing Principals through Cognitive Coaching

    The challenges of the principalship are evolving, demanding a new skill set for leaders. In Effective School Leadership: Developing Principals through Cognitive CoachingSM, Ellison and Hayes set forth a practical guide to assist systems in responding to the critical need for leadership development.

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    A$42.95
  10. Cognitive Coaching: Weaving Threads of Learning and Change Into the Culture of an Organization

    See how Cognitive CoachingSM principles have been woven into schools, systems and classrooms - and get a complete look at the ongoing process of implementing and sustaining the coaching ideals - in this invaluable new guide! Ideal for teachers, administrators, staff developers and district leaders familiar with Cognitive CoachingSM, this resource shows you what practitioners who have actually learnt and used Cognitive CoachingSM think about its applications - how they value its premises, practices and outcomes, and how they have found ways to integrate it into their own work cultures.

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    A$42.95
  11. Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning

    This book identifies the most pervasive obstacles to school improvement: what blocks educators from seeing how much better their schools could be; why teacher isolation is an enemy of improvement; what prevents leaders from having much influence on the quality of instruction. Discover how your school can exceed expectations, swiftly reduce achievement gaps, and enhance the lifetime learning of all your students by concentrating on what really counts: the simple actions that can swiftly and substantially improve education; the most powerful set of structures and practices for improving instruction in any school; the importance of focusing instruction on strategic reading, guided writing, and argumentative literacy.

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    A$27.95
  12. Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

    One of education's foremost consultants and authors lays out the foundation that every school needs for developing and supporting highly-committed teacher leaders: Why there is a difference between excellent teachers who are leaders and excellent teachers who are not; Which skills and dispositions are key to successful teacher leaders; How to ensure teacher leaders reinforce the mission and goals of your school; What kind of culture, policies and structures schools need to encourage teacher leadership; Where and when it's critical for teacher leaders to interact with the community outside your school. This book gives you a clear plan for ensuring that teacher leadership is a powerful force for school improvement.

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    A$29.95

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