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  1. Beyond "That's so gay!": Challenging homophobia in Australian schools

    If you could significantly change student attitudes towards gay men and lesbians, would you do it? What if it only took you one hour a week for six weeks? Beyond "That's so gay!" provides an effective guide to changing classrooms. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the rampant educational reality of homophobia, you will benefit from learning: the foundations for any school-based challenging homophobia program; strategies for understanding sexual identity and coming out; ways to challenge homophobic behaviours in young people and adults; what happens in classrooms and staffrooms when sexual diversity is affirmed and homophobia is challenged.

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    A$32.95
  2. Thriving as a New Teacher: Tools and Strategies for Your First Year

    Thriving as a New Teacher provides new educators with the tools they need for success as they begin their career. The authors draw from best practices and their extensive experience to identify the characteristics of thriving new teachers - teachers who have comfortably moved into the profession by overcoming initial challenges that can get in the way of success. Confident and effective, thriving new teachers focus on six critical spheres related to their teaching - the areas that impact them and their students the most, from knowing and caring for themselves as teachers to understanding and implementing effective assessments. The authors provide skills, strategies, tools and templates to support each sphere.

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    A$48.40
  3. Score to Soar: Moving Teachers From Evaluation to Professional Growth

    Score to Soar shows F-12 school leaders who work directly in supervisory roles with teachers how to develop and execute teacher evaluations that properly assess teacher effectiveness and guide improvement in job performance. Authors John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller feature research-based strategies and draw from their experiences working with school leaders to offer readers a highly practical resource that identifies the traits of effective school supervision and the elements of a quality teacher evaluation system, explains how to evaluate the effectiveness of teachers and how to use multiple forms of data for evaluation, and addresses how to communicate evaluation findings to teachers in a way that fosters their professional growth.

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    A$48.40
  4. HEART!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

    HEART!: Fully forming your professional life as a teacher and leader by Timothy D Kanold supports F–12 educators in reflecting on their professional journey. In this inspiring five-part book, Kanold presents the concept of a heartprint – the distinctive impression that an educator leaves on students and colleagues. In a conversational, humorous tone, HEART! offers teachers and leaders guidance in regard to what they can do to uncover their professional impact and foster heart-centred classrooms and schools.

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    A$42.95
  5. Positive School Culture & Effective Leadership: Working Together for Great Results

    School culture influences all happenings in a school and impacts on a school community and on an individual's behaviour, expectations and interactions with others. It follows that cultivating and sustaining a positive school culture should be one of the highest priorities for all school principals. To improve schools and learning, you must first focus on the culture of the school. Based on Australian author Michael Stewart's groundbreaking PhD thesis, this book explores the journey of a principal in creating a positive school culture and presents research findings from a case study that explored the cultivation of a positive school culture from the viewpoint of the principal and the various stakeholders within the school.

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    A$32.95
  6. Take Time for You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators

    What if teachers learn to take care of themselves while taking care of their students? In Take Time for Yourself: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators, author Tina H. Boogren contends that the key to thriving, as both a human and an educator, rests in daily self-care. By working through Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs - (1) physiological, (2) safety, (3) belonging, (4) esteem, (5) self-actualisation and (6) transcendence - F-12 teachers and leaders will see a clear science-based path to overall wellbeing. This guide promises to be a source of inspiration long after its first read. Through using this book, readers will be equipped with doable strategies for their various needs and, finally, transcend and connect to something greater than themselves.

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    A$35.95
  7. The Beginning Teacher’s Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years

    The personal side of starting a teaching career - the joys and pains - often goes undiscussed. The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years offers the advice and empathy F-12 beginning teachers so desperately need. Author Tina H. Boogren pairs the six phases a new teacher goes through - (1) anticipation, (2) survival, (3) disillusionment, (4) rejuvenation, (5) reflection, (6) second anticipation - with personal essays she wrote during her first years in the classroom. She arms readers with classroom strategies and self-care practices tailored to the challenge they're likely to encounter in each phase, and encourages them to record their reflections directly in the book.

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    A$35.95
  8. Step In, Step Up: Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey

    In Step in, step up: Empowering women for the school leadership journey, authors Jane A G Kise and Barbara K Watterston guide aspiring and current women leaders through a twelve-week developmental journey. Women are underrepresented in educational leadership positions, and the negative connotations sometimes associated with women holding power roles can discourage them from becoming leaders. Through activities, reflection prompts and real-life stories and scenarios, this book helps women navigate these challenges to find their own leadership identity.

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    A$44.95
  9. Time for Change: Four Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders

    In Time for change: Four essential skills for transformational school and district leaders, Anthony Muhammad and Luis F Cruz describe effective organisational change as having two dimensions: the technical and the cultural. In order to efficiently create change in both of these dimensions, leaders should have a comprehensive and balanced set of leadership skills. To this end, the authors explore four skills essential to the transformational leader that combine to form the authors' Why? Who? How? Do! model. This book offers powerful guidance for those who seek to develop and strengthen their ability to get results as they lead their schools towards transformational change.

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    A$32.95
  10. about Becoming a Teacher

    Education activist William Ayers invites new and prospective teachers to consider the deepest dimensions of a life in teaching. Should I become a teacher? How can I get to know my students? What commitments come with me into the classroom? How do I develop my unique teaching signature? In his new book, about Becoming a Teacher, Ayers muses on 10 such questions (and a little more) to shape and structure an indispensable guide that features hands-on advice and concrete examples of classroom practice, including curriculum-making, building relationships with students and parents, fostering an effective learning environment and teaching toward freedom.

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    A$29.95
  11. 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators

    Author Tina H. Boogren invites teachers, paraprofessionals, counsellors and administrators to participate in 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, a guide to low-cost and no-cost research-based practices to support their health and wellness, one day at a time. With Boogren's uplifting help and encouragement, readers will try weekly strategies and techniques to determine what works - and what doesn't work - for them.

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    A$39.95
  12. Two-for-One Teaching: Connecting Instruction to Student Values

    Use the academic tasks students already do for social-emotional learning. Integrate student values into academic instruction and make learning meaningful for students. This book will guide teachers in helping students connect their work to their values, empowering them to redefine success.

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    A$49.95

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