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  1. Essentials for Principals: The School Leaders Guide to Special Education, Third Edition

    Special education is often a confusing and expensive consideration of running a school. You have IEPs and BIPs in place, but are they really working? Find a refresher on the key legal rights of students with disabilities along with methods for designing and implementing IEPs and BIPs that work, approaches to creating effective instruction and assessment practices, and opportunities for inclusion in the general education classroom.

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    A$21.95
  2. Digital Shapeshifter: Classroom Document Camera

    Few technologies have spread to classrooms as quickly and pervasively as the document camera. Rapidly and single-handedly, this device has forced antiquated overhead projectors into back room cupboards and surplus sales. In addition, few technologies are this easy to use. Still, few educators employ the true power, flexibility and potential of this richly visual tool for powerfully and creatively transforming classroom instruction ... until now. This book is your all-you-need resource to getting the best out of this exciting new leap in classroom technology.

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    A$42.95
  3. Instructional Leadership for School Improvement

    What is the work of the principal in championing school improvement? Instructional Leadership for School Improvement attempts to address the myriad responses that could be given to answer this question by exploring school improvement and the principal's pivotal role in its unfolding. The book provides detailed tips and strategies to show you what principals need to do to: assess and promote a culture and climate for school improvement; build teams and support their work; create the necessary conditions so that teacher leaders can emerge; collect and analyse multiple measures of data; and monitor and document school improvement efforts.

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    A$42.95
  4. Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

    Trainee teachers are expected to demonstrate reflective practice in many ways throughout their course. Unlike other texts, this book takes a focused look at what primary trainees need to know and offers specific and detailed guidance on how to be meaningfully reflective in learning and teaching. Examining reflection as a tool for both teachers and children, this text considers how teachers can encourage the children they teach to be reflective in their own learning and how this can improve learning and teaching. Chapters on lesson study and reflective journals offer practical guidance, and a chapter on using children's voice as a tool for reflection explores this popular topical theme. Case studies and activities are included to help the reader relate theory to practice.

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    A$32.95
  5. Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools

    From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!

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    A$29.95
  6. Schoolwide Pedagogy

    The idea of schoolwide pedagogy (SWP) is a relatively new phenomenon, and here, thanks to researchers at the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, is a brand-new title to help you understand this exciting teacher-friendly concept better. Introducing the background of SWP through personal recollections, you’ll learn about the specific criterion and principles that characterise SWP,as well as discover how it has been used. This book’s multiple messages of inspiration and practical pedagogical approaches will serve as motivation for any teacher, principal or school community that wants to revitalise their school outcomes.

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    A$35.95
  7. Embedding Formative Assessment Professional Development Pack

    Written by Professor Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy, Embedding Formative Assessment is a two-year professional development pack for schools and colleges that contains all the materials needed for two years of research-based professional development. This pack is based on the premise that all teachers can improve their practice by developing their use of assessment for learning (AfL) through membership of a teacher learning community (TLC). It presents educators with both the challenge and the support needed to embed formative assessment teaching practices consistently across a whole school.

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    A$544.50
  8. The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

    The Adaptive School is about developing strong schools in which collaborative faculties are capable of meeting the certain challenges of today and the uncertain challenges of tomorrow. Some schools are flourishing. Others are making remarkable gains in improving student achievement, increasing attendance, attaining higher post-school accomplishments, and developing satisfying relationships with their communities. Some schools produce only fair results; others languish. We believe that all can be better. The Adaptive School is designed as a sourcebook to support you in developing and facilitating collaborative groups to improve student learning. You can use it as a basic text for yourself or as a reference book for diagnosis and problem solving.

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    A$49.95
  9. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  10. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95
  11. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95
  12. A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading

    A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components.

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    A$27.95

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