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  1. Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities

    Starting a Movement helps to sustain and support the energy and purpose of schools as they transform into professional learning communities (PLCs). The authentic alignment model helps bridge the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an environment where a PLC soars rather than stalls. Educators will learn to express, clarify and align their beliefs so that they are meaningful to teachers, staff and other stakeholders; create a maximum buy-in among all members of the school community; use the authors' authentic alignment model to help keep their actions aligned to their schools' mission and vision; and reinforce the researched, results-proven PLC within their school culture.

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    A$41.95
  2. Transformative Collaboration: Five Commitments for Leading a Professional Learning Community

    The authors of this book have cumulatively supported over 1000 schools to cultivate the collaborative culture required to meet the academic and social needs of every student. Transformative Collaboration: Five Commitments for Leading a Professional Learning Community is the outcome of this experience, and takes you beneath the surface of the school as professional learning community (PLC) to explore the critical commitments that leaders must make to truly transform school culture and get the results students deserve. This book provides insights, tips and techniques to help transform your school through collaboration with the goal of becoming a high-performing PLC.

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    A$39.95
  3. 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
  4. Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

    How can educators work together more effectively to improve professional practice in a way that enhances student performance? The answer involves combining collaborative activities and peer coaching. This book describes how any school can implement these proven practices and experience positive changes in teaching, school culture and learning. Robbins explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools. She also includes resources that make it easier to transfer these ideas into any school setting.

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    A$36.95
  5. Mastery Learning in the Science Classroom: Success for Every Student
    In these pages, Kelly Morgan presents a compelling case for implementing a mastery learning science classroom and then shows us how to do it. Using research-based student performance data, Morgan compiles impressive statistics that support her assertion that 'mastery learning results in improved student learning and motivation'. This book shows educators how to move step-by-step from a traditional classroom to a mastery classroom and describes the challenges and benefits of such an implementation. The book also provides sample worksheets, checklists, a teacher marking grid and helpful additional resources. Learn More
    A$19.95
  6. I Am The Future + What Do You Make Bundle

    This set contains two of Tom Hierck's timeless resources: I Am the Future and What Do You Make? I Am The Future: A Book About Students and Those Who Teach Them reminds teachers that teaching is hard work, and will help them keep what is most important in mind as they approach each day: their students. What Do You Make? A Book for and About Teachers aims to inspire teachers and remind them of the connection they make to kids and how important this connection is. Every student needs a significant adult in school. As teachers, we have the best opportunity to fill this role. Teachers do make a difference.

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    A$15.95
  7. The Digital Principal: How to Encourage a Technology-Rich Learning Environment That Meets the Needs of Teachers and Students

    Technology has changed the way we live and interact with each other. Although educational leaders do not have to be digital experts, The Digital Principal argues that they play and important role in creating and supporting professional learning communities that embrace technological innovation and promote systemic change. They are also instrumental in developing policies and creating a school technology plan hat involves and supports teachers as they explore the use of key digital tools. From the basics of responsible digital behaviour and the potential for promoting social justice, this timely book establishes a framework for integrating technology into instruction and learning.

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    A$34.95
  8. Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom, Third Edition

    As teachers today work in ever more challenging contexts, groupwork remains a particularly effective pedagogical strategy. Based on years of research and teaching experience, the new edition of this popular book features significant updates on the successful use of cooperative learning to build equitable classrooms. The third edition of Designing Groupwork incorporates current research findings with new material on what makes for a groupworthy task, and it shows how groupwork contributes to growth and development in the language of instruction. Responding to new curriculum standards and assessments across all year levels and subject areas, this edition shows teachers how to organise their classroom so that all students participate actively.

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    A$29.95
  9. Harbors of Hope: The Planning for School and Student Success Process

    The Planning for School and Student Success Process offers a proven way for schools to deal effectively with the 'white waters' of change and to create a culture of hope in which students receive the support they need to achieve success. This resource offers practical solutions for improving student achievement, attitudes, attendance, and behaviour through a proven planning model. Harbours of Hope combines the authors' extensive experience with effective school research and the power of the professional learning community to create a uniquely hopeful approach that results in schools that are effective, efficient, and excellent.

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    A$27.95
  10. Getting District Results: A Case Study in Implementing PLCs at Work

    Discover how the largest elementary school district in Illinois became a flourishing professional learning community. You'll walk through each step of the PLC journey to learn how the district approached the most vital components of a successful PLC, such as building shared knowledge, forming collaborative teams, and setting priorities. Reduce your own trial and error by using their lessons learned as a road map toward long-lasting change.

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    A$21.95
  11. A Leader's Companion: Inspiration for Professional Learning Communities at Work

    This collection of inspirational quotes provides daily inspiration for teachers and administrators on their PLC journey. Accessible, active language captures the "big ideas" of PLC in a beautifully simple and powerful format. Quotes are distilled from a decade of work by the "3 Rs" of professional learning communities. A Leader's Companion will help teachers find inspiration and motivation with daily reminders of the importance of education; stay focused on the critical work involved in maintaining a successful PLC; renew your enthusiasm for teaching; reference a convenient collection of the "big ideas"; and discover forward-thinking ideas that cover every aspect of a PLC.

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    A$15.00
  12. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

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