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  1. 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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    A$49.95
  2. 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
  3. 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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    A$39.95
  4. 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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    A$39.95
  5. 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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    A$31.95
  6. 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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    A$54.95
  7. 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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    A$31.95
  8. 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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    A$39.95
  9. The Future-Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks

    Incorporating digital age skills into curriculum can be daunting for educators, and getting started can be the hardest part. In this book, author and education leader L. Robert Furman breaks down the process into 18 easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes based on digital skills and future-minded progress in a single semester. With this accessible guide, teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated and inspired to develop the skills they'll need for the future. This book includes weekly step-by-step challenges designed to fill one semester, case studies by leaders in the field and examples of how to implement the challenges for each year level and coverage of key topics.

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    A$32.95
  10. Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

    Learning First, Technology Second provides teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning. This book includes an introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students' everyday lives; effective strategies for using technology to create authentic learning experiences for their students; case studies to guide appropriate tech integration; and a lesson planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices and apply them in instruction.

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    A$44.95
  11. A New Way: Introducing Higher Education to Professional Learning Communities at Work

    Drive lasting structural and cultural change. With this user-friendly guide, you'll discover how to implement professional learning community practices in colleges and universities. The authors detail the great promise the PLC process has for reshaping the way leaders think and work together to drive student achievement. Practical and research-based, the process carries significant potential for improving results in higher education. Craft a clear purpose, and review the three big ideas of a PLC. Learn the key questions that collaborative teams must answer to improve student learning in university settings.

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    A$41.25
  12. Composing Science: A Facilitator’s Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom

    Offering expertise in the teaching of writing (Kim Jaxon) and the teaching of science (Leslie Atkins Elliott and Irene Salter), this book will help instructors create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically. The authors provide concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination of scientific ideas, as opposed to replicating the polished academic writing of research scientists. Addressing a range of genres that can help students deepen their scientific reasoning and inquiry, this text includes activities, guidelines, resources, and assessment suggestions.

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    A$39.95

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