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  1. The System and Powerful Learning

    This manual takes a wide-angle view of school improvement, investigating the strategic context for effective schools and systems. The Powerful Learning School Improvement Strategy is based on an inside-out approach to improvement that centres on the needs of students and teachers and focuses on the goal of developing and supporting the curious learner. Moving outward from the centre, the model then focuses on building powerful classroom practice, organisational capacity and systemic context. These elements interrelate, work together and inform an overall improvement strategy that introduces ten principles, or Theories for Action, that guide strategy, planning and practice. The authors draw lessons from the evidence about how to shape the context of improvement so that the greatest benefits are won for our students.

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    A$14.95
  2. Leadership for Powerful Learning

    Three manuals are at the core of the series, The system and powerful learning, Curiosity and powerful learning and Leadership for powerful learning. Together they explain how powerful learning is made real for our students through purposeful, specific changes in whole school culture, classroom culture, leadership and teaching practice.

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  3. Curiosity and Powerful Learning

    The Curiosity and powerful learning manuals are designed for teachers and for school and system leaders who are embarked on a school improvement journey. The manuals describe how schools can lift student learning. The steps are drawn from practical experience, tested and refined in schools over time.

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  4. Qualities of Effective Principals, 2nd Edition

    What does it take to be a good school principal? No two principals work exactly the same way, but research shows that effective principals focus on a core set of factors critical to fostering success among all students. In this second edition of Qualities of effective principals, James H Stronge and Xianxuan Xu delineate these factors and show principals how to successfully balance the needs and priorities of their schools while continuously developing and refining their leadership skills. This book also includes practical skills checklists, along with quality indicators and red flags for effective leadership. Qualities of effective principals is an excellent resource for both experienced and new principals committed to developing and leading strong schools that help all students succeed.

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    A$54.95
  5. Assessing with Respect: Everyday Practices That Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs

    In this timely and thoughtful call to action, author and educator Starr Sackstein examines the critical intersection between assessment and social and emotional learning (SEL), particularly as it affects students of colour and other marginalised groups. The book addresses the five SEL competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making – and explains how teaching students to develop their abilities in these areas can help them improve their learning and assessment experiences.

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    A$39.95
  6. Emotional Poverty, Volume 2: Safer Students and Less-Stressed Teachers

    Has teaching ever felt more stressful? External pressures, environmental factors, previous experiences, fear, anger – all these and mor create stress and tension in the classroom. Emotional distress interrupts and can harm – even destroy – effective teaching, learning and emotional wellness in teachers and students. But how do these emotions develop in you and your students? The fact is many of us suffer from some form of emotional poverty. Written for educators, Emotional poverty, volume 2 helps you understand and overcome emotional poverty so you can build more effective classrooms and safer schools.

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    A$44.95
  7. Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World: Building Your Resources for a Better Life, Fourth Edition

    If you’ve spent part of your life – or most of your life – struggling to get by in the world, the idea of actually getting ahead might seem out of reach. But even if your story has been filled with barriers, vanishing opportunities and setbacks, the next chapter can change all that. Yes, you have to write it, but you don’t have to do it alone. Getting ahead in a just-getting’-by world takes you step by step through a discovery of yourself like no other. It’s not just about how you got where you are now. It’s also about what comes next to build the life you want. Plus, this workbook helps you develop relationships with people who will support you all along the way.

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    A$49.95
  8. Why Do I Have to Read This?: Literacy Strategies to Engage Our Most Reluctant Students

    ‘Why do I have to read this?’ What teacher doesn’t dread this question? It usually comes from our most disengaged students like the class clown or the student who struggles to read and write at grade level. When we don’t know what else to try, its easy to become frustrated. But take heart! Author Cris Tovani has spent her career figuring out how to entice challenging students back into the process of learning. In Why do I have to read this? she shares her best secrets, lessons learned from big fails and her most effective literacy and planning strategies that hook these hard-to-get learners.

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    A$44.95
  9. Teaching With Purpose: How to Thoughtfully Implement Evidence-Based Practices in Your Classroom

    With ever-changing demands and diverse learning needs, teaching is a daunting, challenging endeavour. Author Karen Gazith seeks to help teachers meet this challenge by incorporating best practices into their classrooms. Teaching with purpose: How to thoughtfully implement evidence-based practices in your classroom is built on seven well-researched principles that can assist teachers in creating a classroom environment conducive to learning for every student present. Ranging from improving classroom management to establishing and communicating learning goals, the principles are applicable to both new and veteran teachers alike. These seven principles construct a robust picture of what the classroom can and should be: a safe place of learning and growth.

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    A$44.95
  10. Getting Ahead in the Workplace: Building Stability and Resources for a Better Life at Work and Home, Revised Edition

    For those who struggle to get by every day, actually getting ahead hasn’t been part of your story. Life is unstable and unpredictable. Getting and keeping a good job seems nearly impossible, yet doing so is key to turning your life around. But what if you were able to take control of your future? How would your story change? For employers, the instability of your workforce – especially among low-wage or part-time employees – is more than inconvenient: it’s expensive. But what if your policies and practices helped your people establish control and stability in their lives? How would that affect engagement and turnover – and your bottom line? Getting ahead in the workplace solves these challenges by helping under-resourced people build resources and gain control over their future stories.

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    A$49.95
  11. Brain-Friendly Teaching: Tools, Tips, & Structures

    Become a brain-friendly teacher! Put the power of brain research and theory to work in your classroom. Your students will learn more, learn more quickly, retain and recall more and like learning more. Dr Kagan’s extensively researched book distils the world of brain science into six essential principles that will align your teaching with how your students’ brains naturally learn. For each of the six brain-based principles, you will find practical tools, tips and structures to easily make the leap from theory to practice. Teaching is so much easier and more successful when you do it the brain-friendly way.

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    A$59.00
  12. Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, Second Edition

    In this second edition of Improving student learning one teacher at a time, Jane E Pollock and Laura J Tolone combine updated research and real-world stories to demonstrate how it takes only one teacher to make a difference in student performance. Their approach expands the classic three-part curriculum–instruction–assessment framework by adding one key ingredient: feedback. This ‘Big four’ approach offers an easy-to-follow process that helps teachers build better curriculum documents. Pollock and Tolone demonstrate how consistent, timely feedback from multiple sources can help students monitor their own understanding and help teachers align assignments, quizzes and tests more explicitly to the standards.

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    A$31.95

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