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  1. Leading Unstoppable Learning

    In Leading Unstoppable Learning, Rebecca L. Stinson joins the four principles of systems thinking - (1) relationships, (2) communication, (3) responsiveness and (4) sustainability - with the crucial characteristics of leadership. This book expands on the leading element in Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey to show F-12 teachers and school and district leaders how to create positive learning environments. By developing sustainable leadership characteristics and participating in the instructional process, leaders can guide teachers' thinking and work and foster long-term success.

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    A$39.95
  2. Creating and Protecting the Shared Foundation of a Professional Learning Community at Work (DVD/CD/Facilitator’s Guide)

    The best way to implement the professional learning community (PLC) process is to develop the solid foundation necessary to support it. The foundation rests on four pillars: (1) mission, (2) vision, (3) values and (4) goals. The ultimate success of a school's or district's PLC implementation depends largely on the staff considering and building consensus around its response to key questions the pillars pose. In this 47-minute video, Rebecca DuFour and Richard DuFour first examine the four pillars. 

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    A$241.45
  3. How to Launch PLCs in Your District

    How to Launch PLCs in Your District offers F-12 school leaders an effective approach to PLC implementation. Author W. Richard Smith draws on his work with real school to guide readers through four necessary, practical steps to ensure learning for all: (1) developing a district guiding coalition and common language, (2) empowering site leadership through staff development and training, (3) monitoring to sustain momentum and (4) ensuring sustainability through ongoing commitment and implementation.

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    A$24.75
  4. Implementing Project-Based Learning

    Implementing Project-Based Learning explores the need to better engage 21st century learners and prepare them for the changing world. Author Suzie Boss details five specific types of project-based learning (PBL) - (1) geoliteracy projects, (2) data literacy projects, (3) entrepreneurship and innovation projects, (4) media literacy projects, and (5) storytelling projects - and highlights real schools' implementation.

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    A$24.75
  5. Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work

    In Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic address questions and challenges teacher teams experience and demonstrate how teams can develop effective and efficient common assessments. They simplify assessment development to give F-12 collaborative teams the confidence to write and use team-designed common formative assessments. This way, educators can monitor students' learning and ensure that all students master essential skills and concepts.

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    A$35.95
  6. Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions: Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma

    The students most at risk of not acquiring the academic skills, dispositions and knowledge necessary for long-term success are those who experience both academic struggles and behaviour problems. Whether behaviour influences academic performance or vice versa is an ongoing discussion that many experts have weighed in on with varying conclusions. In Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions: Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma, authors Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, Chris Weber and Tom Hierck delve into the fray. They highlight teachers' responsibility to educate all students and the need for united and simultaneous academic intervention and behaviour intervention for students at risk.

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    A$42.95
  7. Yes We Can! General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community

    Yes We Can! Addresses the collaborative partnership that general and special educators must develop in order to close the achievement gap and maximise learning for all. Authors Heather Friziellie, Julie A. Schmidt, and Jeanne Spiller focus on employing professional learning community practices and the four critical questions of a PLC to modify education structures and belief systems based on the outlook that all students can learn.

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    A$41.25
  8. Reading, Writing, Playing, Learning

    This practical handbook shows teachers how to create a kindergarten learning environment in which children feel safe, comfortable and able to take risks. It offers innovative ways to encourage students to explore, experiment, discover, problem-solve and freely interact with one another. Based on extensive classroom practice, it demonstrates when teachers need to provide support, ask questions and provoke thinking, and when to back away and leave kids to their own devices. This remarkable book is committed to sculpting classrooms where children can learn and grow as they play.

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    A$29.95
  9. Are We a Group or a Team? Moving From Coordination to Collaboration in a PLC at Work (DVD/CD/Facilitator’s Guide)

    Based on Mike Mattos's 1-5-10 team-evaluation activity, this unscripted video will give your team the know-how to transition from a low- to high-performing team. Explore the three foundational elements to build strong teams: forming the right teams that share learning outcomes, providing dedicated time to collaborate, and collaborating professionally. With Are We a Group or a Team? you will gain advice from real PLC teams that identify the key elements of a high-performing team; access practical activities and tools necessary to improve team function and collaboration; explore the process for creating a 10 Team through activities provided in the Facilitator's Guide; and weave the short format into your busy schedule and view the video all at once, alone, or with a team.

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    A$240.00
  10. Collaborative Common Assessments: Teamwork. Instruction. Results.

    Collaborative Common Assessments: Teamwork. Instruction. Results. presents the practical steps teacher teams must take to create clear, comprehensive assessment systems and continually improve results for students, teachers and their PLCs. Author Cassandra Erkens aims to show teacher teams and administrators why and how to make these gains through collaborative assessment design, delivery and data analysis.

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    A$48.40
  11. Professional Learning in Action: An Inquiry Approach for Teachers of Literacy

    Risko and Vogt provide a unique and progressive approach for engaging the professional learning of teachers of literacy, reading specialists, literacy coaches and instructional leaders, content specialists, and administrators. Their deliberate use of Professional Learning signals the importance of educators engaging in authentic and inquiry-based decision-making. They describe and provide examples of needs assessments and progress monitoring activities that are embedded within differentiated professional learning activities, such as book clubs, lesson study, family literacy groups, and peer and literacy coaching.

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    A$39.95
  12. Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential

    In Unstoppable Learning, authors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey uncover systems thinking as the key to improving teaching and learning schoolwide. Systems thinking - which involves distinguishing patterns and relationships and thinking through short- and long-term consequences - is critical to creating clear learning targets, preparing and delivering effective lessons, and successfully assessing instruction. To be systems thinkers, educators must understand the big picture of education and the intricate relationships that affect teaching and learning.

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    A$48.40

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