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  1. An Education Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How Radical Changes Can Spark Student Excitement and Success

    Discover how education innovations can produce astonishing results in student success both in and out of school. Readers will find carefully researched and detailed stories of on-the-ground models where students learn empathy, cooperation, creativity and self-management alongside rigorous academics. Together these stories provide insight into the process of innovation and the elements that can make change successful. An education crisis is a terrible thing to waste will inspire educators in ordinary situations to take extraordinary actions toward a new paradigm of education in which all students can flourish.

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    A$34.95
  2. Teaching Hope and Resilience for Students Experiencing Trauma: Creating Safe and Nurturing Classrooms for Learning

    Huge numbers of our students are caught in storms of trauma - whether stemming from abuse, homelessness, poverty, discrimination, violent neighbourhoods, or fears of school shootings or family deportations. This practical book focuses on actions that teachers can take to facilitate learning for these students. Identifying positive, connected teacher-student relationships as foundational, the authors offer direction for creating an emotionally safe classroom environment in which students find a refuge from trauma and a space in which to process events.

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    A$34.95
  3. Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships

    In Riding the wave, Jeremy S Adams discusses how constant change and reform characterise twenty-first-century teaching and delivers strategies to help you navigate that change and strengthen your key relationships.

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    A$39.95
  4. Breathe, Stretch, Write: Learning to Write With Everything You've Got

    The creative exercises in this innovative book use simple movements and yoga principles to boost children’s creativity as they write and play with words and ideas. Designed to spark imagination and enhance creativity, the guided exercises and fun-filled suggestions in this remarkable book integrate elements of writing with body awareness and physical fitness to create a safe and joyful learning experience. The book is based on workshops the author has led for more than twenty years: workshops that focus on exercises and creative prompts that integrate mind, body and spirit. This friendly guide has evolved from the author’s own experience as a writer and teacher who marvelled at how yoga and movement affected the flow of her creative work and the clarity of her writing.

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    A$29.95
  5. Building Bridges: Engaging Students at Risk Through the Power of Relationships

    Building Bridges: Engaging Students at Risk Through the Power of Relationships features evidence-based strategies to create positive relationships with students at risk to help them succeed in school and life. Based on his own experience teaching and leading students at risk, author Don Parker explains how zero-tolerance policies are not effective and, instead, how building trusting teacher-student relationships improves students' behaviour and leads to academic achievement. Parker provides the guidance necessary for F-12 teachers and leaders to create a school culture that promotes student success. Readers will understand how to effectively reach students at risk, read and learn from the author's firsthand experience leading and teaching students at risk, and more.

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    A$36.95
  6. Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women: Cultivating Courage, Connection, and Self-Care in Schools

    Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women explores the important role school communities play in supporting the social and emotional needs of high-achieving young women. Using a youth participatory action research model, this project follows 20 student researchers from high school through university. This longitudinal study leads to "Wholehearted Teaching", a new framework for cultivating courage, connection and self-care in schools. Framed with personal stories and filled with practical suggestions, this book offers strategies for teachers, counsellors, parents and high-achieving young women as they navigate the precipice of youth and everything after.

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    A$55.00
  7. Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners

    In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest" - a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility and regulation. Drawing from their extensive experience working with schools, students and families throughout the country, the authors explain how to create a culture of safety in which everyone feels valued, important and capable of learning, and more. Educators have a unique opportunity to influence students’ learning, attitudes and futures. This book will invigorate your practice and equip you to empower those you serve – whatever their personal histories.

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    A$37.95
  8. Learn to Love Teaching Again: Tips and Tools for Every Teacher
    Did you start teaching with passion, energy and hope? And are you now bogged down by too much to do, too little time, stressful tests, endless paperwork, changing expectations, difficulties with parents, new programs, loads of take-home work, hard-to-handle students, lack of community respect, feelings of isolation and burdens of accountability – all with seemingly little support? Learn to Love Teaching Again supplies you with downright good advice, plus hundreds of tips and tools to help rekindle the joys and fulfilments of teaching. Learn More
    A$29.95
  9. How Much of Yourself Do You Own? A Process for Building Your Emotional Resources

    With insights and tools drawn from research-based change principles, as well as the authors’ personal and professional experience, this book serves as a practical tool kit for individuals, self-help groups, peer-support groups, and therapy groups seeking change and emotional wellness.

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    A$24.95
  10. Workplace Stability: Creating Conditions that Lead to Retention, Productivity, and Engagement in Entry-Level Workers – Training Supplement

    If you know where to look, you'll find pockets of untapped profitability in nearly every business or organisation. It's especially true of businesses whose workforces include people living with chronic, daily instability. Instability may include problems with resources like transportation, healthcare, childcare or eldercare, housing, language or communication, or managing financial or legal matters. It might be one of these, or it might be "all of the above." Learn simple, inexpensive solutions you can implement to help stabilise your employees' lives - and boost your profitability and competitive advantage. Use this training supplement in conjunction with Workplace Stability, a training that provides employers and managers tools for addressing the problem of workplace instability.

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    A$17.95
  11. Workplace Stability: Creating Conditions that Lead to Retention, Productivity, and Engagement in Entry-Level Workers

    There is no question that increased worker stability boosts productivity, retention and morale, which leads to greater profitability - but it may yet be a challenge you need to address. Why would an employer want to increase the personal and professional stability of workers? And how exactly can business go about it? It starts with seeing things differently. Instability is another measure of diversity in your workforce. Low-wage workers can experience personal instability that leads to absenteeism, health problems and violations of workplace expectations, all of which decreases morale, attention to work and job performance. These simple, inexpensive solutions can help stabilise your employees' lives - and boost your profitability and competitive advantage.

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    A$24.95
  12. Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered Communities Where Students Focus and Flourish

    Creating a positive learning environment through mindfulness in schools Build compassionate classroom environments and mindful schools that prioritize high levels of achievement and high levels of well-being. Based on the latest neuroscience research, Mindfulness Practices details how mindfulness in schools can lead to new, improved ways of educating, learning, and living. The book’s mindful education exercises are easily adaptable across grade levels—from prekindergarten through high school—as well as across urban, suburban, and rural school settings. Mindfulness exercises and trauma-informed practices for a positive learning environment: Explore the theory behind mindful education, including the interrelated nature of physiology, cognition, emotions, and mindfulness for students. Learn how mindfulness in schools contributes to a positive mindset, alleviates the impact of toxic stress, and takes advantage of neuroplasticity. Understand the effects of trauma and ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) on student behavior and the ability to learn, and discover trauma-informed practices that support healing. Acquire research-based mindfulness practices, including breathing exercises, yoga for the classroom, meditation for students, and cognitive reflection and awareness. Reignite the passion that first drew you to education and prioritize self-care for yourself and your students. Discover how to build a heart-centered learning community in classrooms and create mindful schools.

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    A$42.95

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