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  1. The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning & Teaching

    Modern learning must be global, providing inter-cultural understanding and collaboration to personalise learning, achieve curriculum objectives and bring the world to students. Educators must be empowered and learning environments must be connected in order to 'flatten' learning around the globe. This calls for a shift in pedagogy, a shift in mindset and the integration of digital and online technologies. In The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching, author and global education forerunner Julie Lindsay shares pedagogical approaches and examples to empower educators and education leaders to make meaningful connections.

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    A$42.95
  2. Teaching Globally: Reading the World Through Literature

    In today's globally connected world, it is essential for students to have an understanding of multiple cultures and perspectives. In this edited collection, Kathy Short, Deanna Day and Jean Schroeder bring together fourteen educators who use global children's literature to help students explore their own cultural identities as they inquire into global cultures. Teaching Globally is filled with vignettes from F-8 urban and rural schools that describe successes and struggles, as well as real examples of students responding to global literature. Lists of book recommendations, websites and professional books, as well as an appendix of global text sets complete this must-have resource.

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    A$39.95
  3. How to Reach the Hard to Teach: Excellent Instruction for Those Who Need It Most

    How to Reach the Hard to Teach presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. You'll learn specific practices associated with each principle and see how real-life teachers are employing these practices in their classrooms so that all students have the opportunity to learn and get optimal support for that learning. This book is about shining that light of possibility on the students who challenge us most, interrogating our beliefs, and taking action to ensure they receive the best instruction we have to offer.

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    A$35.95
  4. Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change

    Ensure learning equality in every classroom. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Examine predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students. Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations.

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    A$41.25
  5. Promises Fulfilled: A Leader’s Guide for Supporting English Learners

    In Promises Fulfilled: A Leader's Guide for Supporting English Learners, authors Margarita Espino Calderón and Shawn Slakk with contributor Hector Montenegro share research-based strategies PreK - 12 administrators, school leaders, and teachers can implement across subject areas to effectively identify and instruct ELs.

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    A$39.95
  6. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

    What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. Sharon M. Kaye, PhD, and Paul Thomson, PhD, examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate and prejudice, in this bare bones, casual and engaging book, written directly for and field-tested with teenagers. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

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    A$29.95
  7. Keeping It Real and Relevant: Building Authentic Relationships in Your Diverse Classroom

    How can we ensure that all students, regardless of cultural background or socioeconomic status, are granted equitable opportunities to succeed in the classroom and beyond? In Keeping It Real and Relevant: Building Authentic Relationships in Your Diverse Classroom, author and educator Ignacio Lopez offers hard-won lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counselling and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. These insights are all rooted in the same core principle: building deep and meaningful relationships with students is the key driver of their success. Here, Lopez outlines simple but ingenious steps for addressing these needs holistically, in a way that takes no extra time yet amply enhances the learning experience for students.

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    A$24.95
  8. Tactical Communication: Mastering effective interactions with citizens of diverse economic backgrounds (First Responder Edition)
    Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS Providers: The work you do is difficult. Tactical Communication give you tools to help you control the scene, stay safe, and gain the cooperation and respect of people from all economic backgrounds. Learn More
    A$24.95
  9. Teaching Tough Topics

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging to teach, yet are key to building a better understanding of social justice, diversity and equity. Each chapter in this practical book deals with an important tough topic designed to help students consider their own identities and the identities of others. Detailed lessons throughout the book offer independent and interactive activities that support diversity, empathy and tolerance. The lessons incorporate key picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and nonfiction as sources for responding through talk, writing and the arts.

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    A$39.95
  10. Affirming Disability: Strengths-Based Portraits of Culturally Diverse Families

    Providing both a theoretical framework and practical strategies, this resource will help teachers, counsellors and related service providers develop understanding and empathy to improve outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with disabilities. The text features narrative portraits of six immigrant families and their children with disabilities, including their cultural histories and personal perspectives regarding assessment, diagnosis, Individualised Education Program (IEP) meetings and other instances in which families engaged with the special education process. Using guiding questions for reflection and ‘Talk Back’ comments from pre-service students throughout the text, readers are encouraged to reflect on their own positionality and to develop understanding.

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    A$39.95
  11. Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader

    Global competence - the set of dispositions, knowledge and skills needed to live and work in a diverse, global society - helps educators balance social-emotional and academic learning goals. To that end, school leaders are critical for designing and scaling relevant global learning experiences for both students and teachers. Becoming a globally competent school leader details how school leaders can implement change by aligning aspirational initiatives to existing ones, generating will across school stakeholders, wrangling resources and creating capacity. This book offers a holistic approach to school leadership, one that grounds education in the complexities of the real world and aims to prepare all students to understand, engage with and influence what happens in that interconnected world.

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    A$39.95
  12. Cultural Competence Now: 56 Exercises to Help Educators Understand and Challenge Bias, Racism, and Privilege

    Cultural competence now provides a structure to begin meaningful conversations about race, culture, bias, privilege and power within the time constraints of an ordinary school. The 56 exercises include activities, discussions and readings in which to engage during each of the four quarters of the school year. School leaders will learn how to facilitate learning through the four steps - awaken and assess; apply and act; analyse and align; advocate and lead - as you and your colleagues: increase awareness of privilege and bias, adapt your professional practices to meet the needs of all students, examine policies and practices that inhibit opportunities for marginalised populations, and align resources to eradicate inequity in your school.

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    A$44.95

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