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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Student Learning Communities: A Springboard for Academic and Social-Emotional Development

    Student learning communities (SLCs) are more than just a different way of doing group work. Like the professional learning communities they resemble, SLCs provide students with a structured way to work together to solve problems, share insight and help one another continually develop new skills and expertise. With the right planning and support, this kind of dynamic collaborative learning can thrive everywhere. No more hoping the group work you’re assigning will be good enough. Student learning communities shows you how to equip your students with what they need to learn in a way that is truly collective, makes them smarter together than they would be alone, creates a more positive classroom culture and enables continuous academic and social-emotional growth.  

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    A$34.95
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. STEM, Standards, and Strategies for High-Quality Units

    Do you, your school, or your school district want to align your science curriculum with state standards while meeting the growing demand for STEM instruction? If so, this is the book for you. It’s a guide to creating coherent, high-quality classroom materials that make standards and STEM work together in ways that are both effective for learning and practical for teaching. The author of STEM, standards, and strategies for high-quality units is thought leader and curriculum expert Rodger W Bybee. He wrote it to be useful for individual teachers, professional learning communities and professional developers. The book offers explicit directions for how these different groups can use the book’s background information and activities at each step of developing a standards-based STEM unit.

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    A$44.95
  12. The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice

    In schools, every day is ‘game day'. Every day, teachers need the best resources and forms of support because students deserve the best we as educators can offer. An instructional playbook aims to serve as that kind of support: a tool that coaches can use to help teachers match specific learning goals with the right research-based instructional strategies. Coaches have enormous potential to help teachers learn and implement new teaching practices, but coaches will only be effective if they deeply understand the strategies they describe and their explanations are clear. The instructional playbook addresses both issues head on and offers a simple and clear explanation of how to create a playbook uniquely designed to meet teachers’ instructional needs.

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    A$44.95

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