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  1. Responding to Resistance: Thirty Strategies to Manage Conflict in Your School

    Educational leadership is never conflict-free. And poorly managed conflict – whether it involves staff, students, parents or other stakeholders – can consume a great deal of educational leaders’ time and energy. In Responding to resistance: Thirty strategies to manage conflict in your school, author William A Sommers acknowledges this reality and presents a wide-ranging set of efficient response strategies. He equips F–12 school and district leaders with a repertoire of skills for reacting professionally and effectively. Using this resource’s common sense tools, leaders will be able to spend more time on improving learning in their schools.

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    A$34.95
  2. What If I'm Wrong? and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership

    When even the smallest mistake can negatively affect students and staff, strong decision-making skills are crucial. By focusing on key questions, however, school leaders can find a path through the complex decisions they encounter every day. What if I’m wrong? And other key questions for decisive school leadership guides you past the pitfalls of split-second instinct, groupthink, prejudice and the rush to judgement. Leadership coach and former principal Simon Rodberg pulls together true stories from his own experience, examples of a range of school issues and the latest research in cognitive science into a five-question framework for school leaders to ask themselves when facing a decision.

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    A$31.95
  3. Conceptual Frameworks for Giftedness and Talent Development: Enduring Theories and Comprehensive Models in Gifted Education

    Conceptual frameworks for giftedness and talent development explores current and enduring theories and comprehensive models of giftedness and talent development. Each chapter includes a description of a different model, theory or framework; the most important practical, educational implications of the model, including underrepresentation and social justice issues; commentary on how each model compares to others; and discussion questions for use with students and professionals. The editors also consider common issues across conceptual frameworks, such as the degree to which achievement defines giftedness, the goal of gifted education and the role of psychosocial factors. This is a comprehensive reference for scholars and practitioners in the field and those studying at the graduate level.

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    A$54.95
  4. SOUL!: Fulfilling the Promise of Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

    In SOUL! Fulfilling the promise of your professional life as a teacher and leader, author Timothy D Kanold shares his own reflections and anecdotes as well as wisdom and research from various teachers and leaders, to inspire and guide F–12 educators through their professional journeys. A follow-up to the bestselling book HEART!, SOUL! aims to help educators continue the work started in HEART! by reflecting on the obstacles they face and generating healthy responses to those obstacles.  Dividing the book into four parts based on four key actions derived from the word SOUL – searching, overcoming, unifying and living – Kanold encourages readers to reflect on and journal about their professional soul stories and identify defining moments.

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    A$49.95
  5. The Big Book of Tools for Collaborative Teams in a PLC at Work®

    In The big book of tools for collaborative teams in a PLC at Work®, author William M Ferriter provides educators with an invaluable toolkit full of resources designed to strengthen the practice of collaborative teams. The tools in this book furnish collaborative teams with structures that can help them solve problems they will inevitably encounter. Clearly organised around the four critical questions of professional learning communities (PLCs), the book thoroughly explores the core practices that efficient teams must master, provides supplementary templates for extending that learning, and offers targeted support to navigate the challenges that collaborative teams face.

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  6. A Meaningful Mess: A Teacher's Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together Without Losing Your Mind

    A meaningful mess offers suggestions and specific tools that can be used to engage this generation of students in meaningful, relevant and student-driven learning experiences – even if things in the classroom may get messy, both literally and figuratively. Such strategies and tools include Genius Hour, Makerspaces, flexible learning spaces, meaningful technology, global learning experiences, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and reflection. Packed with relevant evidence and research, A meaningful mess helps teachers understand why traditional teaching strategies are no longer working and what they can do to engage and empower this generation of learners.

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    A$39.95
  7. Solving Academic and Behavior Problems: A Strengths-Based Guide for Teachers and Teams

    How many times have you been stumped by a student’s failure to learn? You tried everything in your toolkit, but nothing worked. Now what if there were a process that would help you pinpoint the student’s specific needs and design an action plan to swiftly remedy the problem? In Solving academic and behavior problems, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz offer just that. This process, based on the positive psychology of appreciative inquiry, builds on what is working with students to address what is not working. It’s a system of support that helps general education teachers partner with specialists and parents to learn new ways to enrich academic, social-emotional and behavioural growth through structured conversations and a series of productive meetings of thirty minutes or less.

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  8. Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World, 2nd Edition

    The era of ‘fake’ news demands an approach to curriculum that encourages students to question inconsistencies of ideas and opinions represented in texts and images. This important book offers opportunities for students and teachers to reflect on the current political, social and cultural climate. It helps students connect with social justice issues through inventive language exploration and critical examination of all forms of media. It encourages teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs and acknowledge the realities of their students’ lives so that all can achieve a richer understanding of our complex world. Teaching fairly in an unfair world offers practical activities, useful resources and classroom techniques for helping students make sense of the world around them.

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  9. Mentoring Each Other: Teachers Listening, Learning, and Sharing to Create More Successful Classrooms

    How can teachers learn from each other, build relationships and develop the knowledge and skills they need for more successful classrooms? Mentoring each other offers practical ways teachers can support each other as they reflect on their practice, implement new strategies and strive for teaching excellence. Teachers will learn how to explore new ways to collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. Designed to support a system that is seeing an increase in new teachers, this timely book demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, the book offers solutions to common questions, opportunities and challenges that face teachers every day.

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  10. Building the Resilient School: Overcoming the Effects of Poverty With a Culture of Hope

    Authors Robert D Barr and Emily L Gibson recognise that poor students’ success depends on a new vision for public education that confronts the traumatising effects of poverty. In Building the resilient school: Overcoming the effects of poverty with a culture of hope, they present a sweeping review of the state of poverty and its effects on students, families and school staff. The authors then consider the actions and results of select schools that are addressing their students’ needs and fighting the epidemic of 21st century poverty with resilience and hope. Using this book, F–12 educators and leaders will learn how to create resilient schools and give their students the foundations they need to break the poverty cycle and build hopeful futures.

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  11. Your High-Performance Guide to Study and Learning: 20 Key Habits for Getting the Most Out of Your Study Time

    Authored by secondary school teacher Scott Francis, with additional insights from Associate Professor Michael Nagel, this book will guide you through twenty key strategies to get the most out of the time you spend studying. Your high-performance guide to study and learning acknowledges that success in study requires a holistic approach. You will explore mindset and attitudes, planning and routines, high-impact study techniques and brain-based learning strategies, and you will also look beyond conventional understandings of study to explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude on academic results. Whether you are looking to adopt a few new habits or overhaul your whole study philosophy, this easy-to-read resource will help you to actively participate in your learning experiences and dominate your study.

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  12. Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students

    This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve "breakaway" students - first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that post-secondary institutions can take to create structures and opportunity that build reciprocal trust.

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