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  1. Deep Change Leadership: A Model for Renewing and Strengthening Schools and Districts

    As educators move further into the 21st century and grapple with new and unprecedented challenges, schools and districts require a model of change leadership that responds to fluctuating environmental realities. In Deep change leadership: A model for renewing and strengthening schools and districts, author Douglas Reeves provides F–12 teachers and administrators with just that, outlining a model that is composed of four phases – (1) imagining, (2) focusing, (3) implementing and (4) accelerating – and dependent on staff engagement and inquiry. Reeves equips readers with the knowledge, practices and reflective tools that will allow them to set in motion effective change initiatives and make keen course corrections along the way.

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    A$39.95
  2. The Collaborative Team Plan Book for PLCs at Work®

    Designed exclusively for teacher teams, this plan book is a one-stop shop to aid your collaborative team’s work as it pursues its mission of learning for all. With well-researched ideas, activities and 40 weeks of planning pages for organising instruction, this valuable resource will guide and improve your team’s work as part of a professional learning community (PLC).

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    A$36.95
  3. Leading Standards-Based Learning: An Implementation Guide for Schools and Districts

    Although academic standards and criterion-referenced forms of education have taken hold around the world, schools and districts still struggle to take full advantage of these tools. Standards most benefit student learning when they form the basis of not only curriculum but also instruction, assessment, grading and reporting. Leading standards-based learning: An implementation guide for schools and districts outlines a five-phase plan for transitioning to a standards-based system. Authors Tammy Heflebower, Jan K Hoegh and Philip B Warrick provide F–12 school and district leaders with comprehensive guidance for planning, initiating and sustaining this reform.

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    A$44.95
  4. Leading PLCs at Work® Districtwide: From Boardroom to Classroom

    In Leading PLCs at Work districtwide: From boardroom to classroom, authors Robert Eaker, Mike Hagadone, Janel Keating and Meagan Rhoades guide educators in developing successful districtwide professional learning communities (PLCs) to ensure high levels of learning for every student. High-performing districts develop when collaborative teams at every level align their concepts, practices and vocabulary. Aligning this work is a top-down, bottom-up cyclical process starting with the district level and ending with collaborative teacher teams. Leading PLCs at Work districtwide provides district and school leaders with the tools and strategies to create a districtwide culture of continuous improvement.

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    A$39.95
  5. Scheduling for Personalized Competency-Based Education

    Personalised competency-based education (PCBE) is a system of education in which students each learn at the individual pace and progress depends on mastery rather than age. While PCBE has countless benefits, one challenge of adopting this system is scheduling classes and organising learning on a daily basis. Scheduling for personalized competency-based education guides F–12 school leaders and teachers through resolving this issue. The authors offer an overview of the PCBE system, describe the use of student data as the foundation for PCBE scheduling and address various considerations related to creating a schedule that prioritises students’ learning needs. They detail the processes for structuring and transitioning to two types of PCBE schedules: (1) horizontal and (2) vertical.

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    A$39.95
  6. The Wraparound Guide: How to Gather Student Voice, Build Community Partnerships, and Cultivate Hope

    In The wraparound guide: How to gather student voice, build community partnerships, and cultivate hope, authors Leigh Colburn and Linda Beggs provide a practical, replicable and actionable resource for establishing school-based wraparound services built on the power of student voice and sustainable community partnerships. They share a whole child approach to developing and deploying a dedicated centre that supports students’ academic and social-emotional needs. Through this book, F–12 educators receive the knowledge and tested processes necessary to break through the diverse and complicated barriers to learning that students face, unlocking their true potential.

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    A$49.95
  7. Responding to Resistance: Thirty Strategies to Manage Conflict in Your School

    Educational leadership is never conflict-free. And poorly managed conflict can consume a great deal of educational leaders’ time and energy. This resource presents a wide-ranging set of efficient response strategies and equips F–12 leaders with a repertoire of skills for reacting professionally and effectively to conflict.

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    A$34.95
  8. 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
  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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    A$31.95
  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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    A$54.95

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