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  1. Getting District Results: A Case Study in Implementing PLCs at Work

    Discover how the largest elementary school district in Illinois became a flourishing professional learning community. You'll walk through each step of the PLC journey to learn how the district approached the most vital components of a successful PLC, such as building shared knowledge, forming collaborative teams, and setting priorities. Reduce your own trial and error by using their lessons learned as a road map toward long-lasting change.

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    A$21.95
  2. Professional Learning Communities for Science Teaching: Lessons From Research and Practice

    What would it take to move your school or district closer toward a culture that supports and sustains professional learning communities? This thought-provoking collection of stories detailing seven successful approaches to developing PLCs will inspire you to find answers to this question and others. From one school taking the initiative to create its own collaborative environment to a network of 500 universities and schools, the accounts explain the advantages of PLCs for teachers and their students. In a PLC environment, teachers receive continuous professional development, therefore improving their teaching skills to the benefit of student learning.

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    A$27.95
  3. Harbors of Hope: The Planning for School and Student Success Process

    The Planning for School and Student Success Process offers a proven way for schools to deal effectively with the 'white waters' of change and to create a culture of hope in which students receive the support they need to achieve success. This resource offers practical solutions for improving student achievement, attitudes, attendance, and behaviour through a proven planning model. Harbours of Hope combines the authors' extensive experience with effective school research and the power of the professional learning community to create a uniquely hopeful approach that results in schools that are effective, efficient, and excellent.

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    A$27.95
  4. Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom, Third Edition

    As teachers today work in ever more challenging contexts, groupwork remains a particularly effective pedagogical strategy. Based on years of research and teaching experience, the new edition of this popular book features significant updates on the successful use of cooperative learning to build equitable classrooms. The third edition of Designing Groupwork incorporates current research findings with new material on what makes for a groupworthy task, and it shows how groupwork contributes to growth and development in the language of instruction. Responding to new curriculum standards and assessments across all year levels and subject areas, this edition shows teachers how to organise their classroom so that all students participate actively.

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    A$29.95
  5. Models-Based Science Teaching

    Humans perceive the world by constructing mental models - telling a story, interpreting a map, reading a book. Every way we interact with the world involves mental models, whether creating new ones or building on existing models with the introduction of new information. In Models-Based Science Teaching, author and educator Steven Gilbert explores the concept of mental models in relation to the learning of science and how we can apply this understanding when we teach science. Practising science teachers at all levels who want to explore new and better ways to frame and model science will find value in this book. Rather than advocating a rigid curriculum, Gilbert asserts that models-based science teaching embraces the creativity inherent in science and in learning.

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    A$32.95
  6. The Digital Principal: How to Encourage a Technology-Rich Learning Environment That Meets the Needs of Teachers and Students

    Technology has changed the way we live and interact with each other. Although educational leaders do not have to be digital experts, The Digital Principal argues that they play and important role in creating and supporting professional learning communities that embrace technological innovation and promote systemic change. They are also instrumental in developing policies and creating a school technology plan hat involves and supports teachers as they explore the use of key digital tools. From the basics of responsible digital behaviour and the potential for promoting social justice, this timely book establishes a framework for integrating technology into instruction and learning.

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    A$34.95
  7. I Am The Future + What Do You Make Bundle

    This set contains two of Tom Hierck's timeless resources: I Am the Future and What Do You Make? I Am The Future: A Book About Students and Those Who Teach Them reminds teachers that teaching is hard work, and will help them keep what is most important in mind as they approach each day: their students. What Do You Make? A Book for and About Teachers aims to inspire teachers and remind them of the connection they make to kids and how important this connection is. Every student needs a significant adult in school. As teachers, we have the best opportunity to fill this role. Teachers do make a difference.

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    A$15.95
  8. Mastery Learning in the Science Classroom: Success for Every Student
    In these pages, Kelly Morgan presents a compelling case for implementing a mastery learning science classroom and then shows us how to do it. Using research-based student performance data, Morgan compiles impressive statistics that support her assertion that 'mastery learning results in improved student learning and motivation'. This book shows educators how to move step-by-step from a traditional classroom to a mastery classroom and describes the challenges and benefits of such an implementation. The book also provides sample worksheets, checklists, a teacher marking grid and helpful additional resources. Learn More
    A$19.95
  9. Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

    How can educators work together more effectively to improve professional practice in a way that enhances student performance? The answer involves combining collaborative activities and peer coaching. This book describes how any school can implement these proven practices and experience positive changes in teaching, school culture and learning. Robbins explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools. She also includes resources that make it easier to transfer these ideas into any school setting.

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    A$36.95
  10. Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs
    Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs is groundbreaking. It offers teachers and school leaders a practical, comprehensive model for building successful professional learning communities (PLCs), drawing from the extensive research and experience of its authors to present a clear and compelling look at the future of PLCs. Beginning with essential theory, the authors then detail the practical steps that collaborative teams can take to transform their schools. If you are an educator in the process of developing your school as a PLC, this book is an invaluable resource. Learn More
    A$35.95
  11. Transformative Collaboration: Five Commitments for Leading a Professional Learning Community

    The authors of this book have cumulatively supported over 1000 schools to cultivate the collaborative culture required to meet the academic and social needs of every student. Transformative Collaboration: Five Commitments for Leading a Professional Learning Community is the outcome of this experience, and takes you beneath the surface of the school as professional learning community (PLC) to explore the critical commitments that leaders must make to truly transform school culture and get the results students deserve. This book provides insights, tips and techniques to help transform your school through collaboration with the goal of becoming a high-performing PLC.

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    A$39.95
  12. Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work, Revised Edition

    This quick-reference guide clearly and succinctly answers the questions educators most frequently have as teams undergo PLC implementation. The easy-to-navigate format provides answers to common questions in the following categories: the four pillars of a strong PLC foundation – mission, vision, values and goals; the move from a culture of isolation to a culture of collaboration; the four critical questions of a PLC, the issues that network leaders must frequently address, how leaders and collaborative teacher teams can manage conflict. By using this book as a companion to Learning by doing: A handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, revised third edition, educators can keep themselves pointed in the right direction as questions and complications arise on the PLC journey.

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    A$49.95

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