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  1. Community Connections and Your PLC at Work®: A Guide to Engaging Families

    Parent engagement with schools is known to be key to student achievement, but building such involvement can be a challenge, especially in economically disadvantaged schools that need it the most. Community connections and your PLC at Work® guides readers to build this vital engagement by broadening a school’s professional learning community so it includes parents, families and other community members in a productive collaboration toward success for all students.

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    A$31.95
  2. Five Paths of Student Engagement: Blazing the Trail to Learning and Success

    Grounded in psychological and sociological theory, as well as authors Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves’s own research, Five paths of student engagement: Blazing the trail to learning and success covers each facet of engagement and recommends practical approaches for classroom instruction, school leadership and educational policies.

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    A$49.95
  3. Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership

    A call to action that is both passionate and practical, Five practices for equity-focused school leadership is an indispensable roadmap for educators undertaking the journey toward an education system that acknowledges and advances the worth and potential of all students.

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    A$49.95
  4. Small Changes, Big Impact: Ten Strategies to Promote Student Efficacy and Lifelong Learning

    Designed as a guide to school reform, this resource outlines a series of ten small-scale changes powerful enough to make a lasting impact. Promote F-12 student growth through research-based instructional strategies, performance-based assessments and social-emotional learning (SEL).

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    A$34.95
  5. Social-Emotional Learning and the Brain: Strategies to Help Your Students Thrive

    Today’s teachers face a daunting challenge: how to ensure a positive school experience for their students, many of whom carry the burden of adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, poverty, divorce, abandonment and numerous other serious social issues. Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science – what we know about how the brain works – can be applied to social-emotional learning.

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    A$44.95
  6. Differentiated Leadership: Leadership for the Whole School

    Today's administrators must recognise that every school also has staff members with diverse learning styles, intelligences, motivations, skill levels and interests. Differentiated Leadership uses the knowledge of brain-compatible learning and applies the principles to the staff, as well as to the students.

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    A$24.95
  7. Solutions for Professional Learning Communities
    Implement and sustain a high-performing PLC. Each book in the Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series – authored by renowned PLC experts – is packed with user-friendly solutions for you and your entire team. You'll discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide implementation, investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress to ensure far-reaching, lasting results.
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    Starting at A$21.95

  8. Leadership Bundle

    This bundle includes the following titles that will help you build your capacity as a leader and improve the culture at your school and district: The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals by Pete Hall, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Ann Cunningham-Morris, Phyllis Pajardo and Alisa Simeral; Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement by Mike Schmoker; The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence by Baruti K. Kafele; and School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker.

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    A$99.95
  9. In Defence of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice

    In Defence of Read-Aloud reinforces readers' confidence to continue the practice of reading aloud and presents the research base to defend the practice. Steven Layne also offers practical insights to strengthen practice and provides practical advice about how to use read-alouds effectively. Leading researchers in literacy provide position statements; authors of professional books share insights on books they love; leaders of large literacy organisations write about their favourite read-alouds; award-winning authors share the powerful behind-the-scenes stories of their greatest books; and real classroom teachers and librarians speak about books that have lit up their classrooms and libraries around the world.

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    A$32.95
  10. Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs
    Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs is groundbreaking. It offers teachers and school leaders a practical, comprehensive model for building successful professional learning communities (PLCs), drawing from the extensive research and experience of its authors to present a clear and compelling look at the future of PLCs. Beginning with essential theory, the authors then detail the practical steps that collaborative teams can take to transform their schools. If you are an educator in the process of developing your school as a PLC, this book is an invaluable resource. Learn More
    A$35.95
  11. Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning

    Wherever you are on the path to 1:1 teaching and learning, you need a guide that can help you make the best use of the powerful technology available in today's classrooms. In this inspiring and practical book, Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts draw on research and their extensive experience working with teachers across subject areas and year levels to share the keys to success when teaching with a computer or tablet for every student. This is the book secondary teachers need to understand the changes in pedagogy, planning, classroom organisation, time management and collaboration that will help them be successful in a 1:1 environment.

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    A$39.95
  12. Formative Classroom Walkthroughs: How Principals and Teachers Collaborate to Raise Student Achievement

    Revolutionise the walkthrough to focus on the endgame of teaching: student learning. Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart present the proven practice of formative walkthroughs that ask and answer questions that are specific to what the student is learning and doing. Drawing upon their research and extensive work with F-12 teachers and administrators, the authors delve into the learning target theory of action and show you how to develop a schoolwide collaborative culture that enhances the learning of teachers, administrators, coaches and students. Detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across year levels and subject areas, and useful templates are provided.

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    A$35.95

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