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  1. Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems

    In Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems, Thomas R. Guskey builds on the framework for grading reform that he developed in his previous book On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting. While On Your Mark discussed grading reform in conceptual terms, Get Set, Go focuses on seven essential steps that F-12 teachers and administrators must take to adopt and implement a rigorous and meaningful new grading and reporting system. These steps guide readers through understanding the change process, forming a Coalition for Change and creating a systematic implementation plan that works for all stakeholders.

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    A$54.95
  2. Reading and Writing Strategies for the Secondary English Classroom in a PLC: Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher Series

    With Reading and Writing Strategies for the Secondary English Classroom in a PLC at Work, grades 6-12 teachers will equip their students with the literacy support they need to think, read and write like literary experts. Part of the Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher series, this book emphasises the importance that the Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work process has in supporting learners who struggle with literacy and in enriching learning for those who demonstrate mastery. Series editors Mark Onuscheck and Jeanne Spiller and authors Daniel M. Argentar, Katherine A. N. Gillies, Maureen M. Rubenstein and Brian R. Wise provide practical literacy-based strategies specifically designed for English language arts instruction.

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    A$44.95
  3. A Teacher’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: Creating Support Systems for Student Success

    In A Teacher’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: Creating Support Systems for Student Success, author John R. Wink acknowledges the unique and significant role that educators play in students’ lives, as both role models and guides. Through the Hierarchy of Student Excellence, Wink demonstrates how F-12 teachers can leverage learning resources, classroom routines and procedures, relationships, engagement, rigour and mastery, individualised creative strategies and leadership to maximise their impact on students’ lives and unlock students’ full potential. Readers will learn not only how to increase their instructional effectiveness but also how to push students toward academic excellence.

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    A$49.95
  4. Loving What They Learn: Research-Based Strategies to Increase Student Engagement

    Educators know engagement when they see it, but can they articulate how it forms? In Loving What They Learn: Research-Based Strategies to Increase Student Engagement, Alexander McNeece explains how competence, autonomy, relatedness and relevance are the keys to engagement, and from those connections, a cycle of self-efficacy emerges. Knowing the science behind behaviours and how to increase student competence and autonomy, foster healthy relationships and connect content to real life means F-12 teachers and administrators can create a culture where all students dive deep into their learning.

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    A$39.95
  5. Lead From the Start: How to Succeed as the New Principal of Your School

    In Lead From the Start: How to Succeed as the New Principal of Your School, authors Tommy Reddicks and Tina Merriweather Seymour condense their decades of experience into a guide for both new and experienced leaders. This book provides a deeply informative and experience-based look at how leaders coming into a school can quickly develop best practices, leverage their creativity, avoid reactive processes and more. Using this book, F-12 principals will develop personalised systems of leadership best practices that will not only keep them in their leadership roles through the tumultuous early years but also ensure better outcomes for their students, teachers and schools.

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  6. How to Teach Thinking Skills: Seven Key Student Proficiencies for College and Career Readiness, Second Edition

    Ensure your students develop the higher-order thinking skills they need to not just survive but thrive. The latest edition of this best-selling book details a practical, three-phase teaching model and dives deep into standards-based lesson planning for seven essential student proficiencies.

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  7. How Schools Thrive: Building a Coaching Culture for Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work®

    Access concrete ideas and effective coaching strategies for improving your team’s professional practice around the essential elements of the PLC at Work® process. Discover instructional coaching strategies to enhance your team’s professional practice.

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    A$39.95
  8. Leading Data-Informed Change in Schools

    Leading Data-Informed Change in Schools offers teacher team leaders, principals and administrators a practical guide on how to collect, analyse and use data to help school communities and the students they serve flourish. This invaluable resource introduces a 10-step process for leading data-informed change comprising measurable steps for action supported by connections to relevant literature and practical examples showing what the process looks like in schools. Fisk also introduces the 12 key elements required for a leader to prime the environment or build a culture that will enable them to lead data-informed change.

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    A$44.95
  9. A Summing Up: Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work®

    In A Summing Up: Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work, Dr Eaker tells the story of his career in education and, in the process, provides a guide full of real-world advice. He reflects on the various stages of his education career, including turning research into practice, shifting focus from teaching to learning, studying the effects of teachers’ interpersonal behaviours and participating in the effective schools movement. He shares a personal history of the foundation of the PLC process and the development of the concepts and practices necessary for successful PLC implementation. Finally, he emphasises the importance of passion and persistence in leadership, describing through his experiences how these qualities make leaders great.

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    A$54.95
  10. Taking Social-Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff

    Growing numbers of people recognise that social-emotional learning (SEL) is central to a well-rounded education and to success in life outside and beyond the school building. In this highly practical and eminently readable book, Thomas R. Hoerr shows teachers, administrators and other school staff how to integrate the Formative Five success skills - empathy, integrity, self-control, embracing diversity and grit - with school culture essentials. Replete with real-life examples from the author’s years as a school leader, relevant findings from the research and helpful strategies for use at all levels and with all F-12 populations, Taking Social-Emotional Learning Schoolwide is the ultimate blueprint for making sure students and staff are equipped to thrive.

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  11. Connecting Through Leadership: The Promise of Precise and Effective Communication in Schools

    Strengthen your communication skills in order to inspire, motivate and connect with every member of your school community, from teachers to students to parents. Overcome the challenges of organisational communication and implement classroom engagement strategies with this self-development resource.

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    A$34.95
  12. Achieving Equity and Excellence: Immediate Results From the Lessons of High-Poverty, High-Success Schools

    In Achieving Equity and Excellence: Immediate Results From the Lessons of High-Poverty, High-Success Schools, author Douglas Reeves details a proven methodology for helping any school make dramatic improvements in academic performance, behaviour and attendance in a single semester. In addition to presenting seven teaching practices derived from his years-long study and observation of high-poverty, high-success schools, Reeves presents the mindset integral to applying them at the school, department and system levels. Reeves notes the need for the immediate results and programs that are proven to work within readers’ communities. As such, Achieving Equity and Excellence serves as a research-backed guide for readers who wish to achieve high performance for all.

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