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  1. Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget

    With the advent of modern technologies and the rise of participatory and active learning pedagogy, the traditional school library model is no longer as effective as it once was. Reimaging Library Spaces helps librarians rethink the library space, including the changing role of technology, showing ways to transform how students learn in and use these spaces. Find the guidance you need to make smart and efficient updates to your library space that encourage the use of technology to improve student learning. This book includes tips and strategies for transforming your outdated library space on a small budget, how-tos for addressing the challenges and opportunities brought about by the changing role of technology, and more.

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    A$39.95
  2. Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way: Lessons from an Urban Classroom, 10th Anniversary Edition

    Follow Brian Schultz and his students from a Chicago housing project as they work together to develop an emergent and authentic curriculum based on what is most important to the Year 5 students - replacing their dilapidated school. The persuasive storytelling that captured the attention of educators and the media depicts the journey of one teacher in an urban school his students juxtaposed against the powerful and entrenched bureaucracy of Chicago's public education system. In this second edition, Schultz examines how school reform continues to fail students in urban contexts, reflects on his teaching and writing from a decade ago, and offers compelling updates on students and what became of the school. A lot can be learned from the young people of Room 405, then and now.

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    A$37.95
  3. Data and Teaching: Moving Beyond Magical Thinking to Effective Practice

    Data use in teaching is at the heart of current educational policy and school improvement efforts. Dispelling magical thinking as a simple solution to underachieving schools, this timely book explores what data use in teaching really is, how it works in theory and practice, and why it sometimes fails to achieve expected goals. The authors dive deep into school systems and routines, as well as into teachers' practices and students' experiences. Each chapter includes a discussion of a new direction that schools and teachers can take to ensure that data use in teaching actually spurs growth in learning. This resource extracts lessons from both chaotic and productive data implementation in order to inform practice and fulfil hopes for better schooling, richer teaching and deeper learning.

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    A$37.95
  4. The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor

    Schools define themselves by state metrics. But when we dig down into the numbers, questions remain: Do good schools get positive numbers despite good instruction, or because of it? Do lower performing schools get negative numbers because of subpar instruction, or something else? How does school leadership factor into these outcomes? Which characteristics of the building's community determine a school's success. Amy M. Dujon's The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor answers these question and more by revealing how schools of all shapes, sizes and socio-economic and academic backgrounds can achieve real staff and student growth.

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    A$32.95
  5. School Leadership for Results: A Focused Model, Second Edition

    With the right focus and support, leadership skills can be acquired - so long as we are committed to helping leaders build the skills they need to succeed. Research into school leader evaluation has continued to evolve, and so has the Marzano School Leader Evaluation Model. Here in School Leadership for Results: A Focused Model Beverly G. Carbaugh and Robert J. Marzano update their seminal work to reflect the most up to date literature and understanding of leadership roles and responsibilities, translating the research into six domains of action every school can take. Effective school leader evaluation is a collaborative, shared process of focused improvement - and it remains the only way to achieve school leadership for results.

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    A$37.95
  6. Bridges to Sustainable Communities, Revised Edition: A Systemwide, Cradle-to-Grave Approach to Ending Poverty in America

    Most anti-poverty programs lack a systemwide scope. But when ALL stakeholders - people in poverty and leaders from most sectors including business come to the table with a common understanding of poverty and a shared plan of action, amazing things happen. It's happening all across the country. It can happen in your town tomorrow. Bridges to Sustainable Communities is a collection of papers published by Philip E. DeVol, co-author of Bridges Out of Poverty and a leading voice in helping people come together to build communities where everyone can live well. He doesn't tell us what to do, but he shows us, through clear examples and proven best practices, what's possible when we're all on the same page.

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    A$24.95
  7. 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
  8. What Works May Hurt: Side Effects in Education

    Medical products are required to disclose both their intended outcomes and known side effects but educational policy and practice carries no such labels. Thus, teachers, school leaders and the public are not told, for example, that "This program will help your students' reading scores, but it may make them hate reading", or that "School choice may improve students" test scores, but it may lead to the collapse of public education. Yong Zhao shines a light on the long-ignored phenomenon of side effects of education policies and practices, bringing a fresh and perhaps surprising perspective to evidence-based practices and policies. This volume will help the field of education to advance beyond the extreme pendulum swings that characterise today's school reform efforts.

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    A$35.95
  9. Transforming School Culture [DVD/CD/Facilitator's Guide/Book]

    Based on the book Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division, Second Edition by Anthony Muhammad, this unscripted video workshop explores a powerful framework for understanding school culture and turning toxic cultures into healthy ones. In the video, Muhammad describes the underlying tensions that impact culture among four different groups of educators in a school: The Believers, the Tweeners, the Survivors and the Fundamentalists. It includes a 72-minute DVD, a 40-page facilitator's guide in print and on CD, and a copy of the book Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division, Second Edition.

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    A$150.00
  10. School Improvement for All: A How-To Guide for Doing the Right Work

    In School Improvement for All: A How-To Guide for Doing the Right Work, Sharon V. Kramer and Sarah Schuhl present a practical guide for implementing Professional Learning Community at Work practices in schools that need to improve student achievement but feel they have tried all their options. The authors advocate continuous improvement by urging school staff to assess their school's practices and how they can change these processes to help students of all skill levels meet academic expectations. Teachers and administrators will learn how to drive increased academic achievement for all students, contemplate their school's reality and determine what actions they can take to improve student learning, and find ways to plan for structural changes that will produce the school culture they seek.

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    A$39.95
  11. Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice

    In Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice, authors Adam Garry, Amos Fodchuk and Lauren Hobbs reveal the tools and structures K-12 teachers and administrators can use to help students extend that ownership from the classroom to the school building and throughout the district. Personalised learning helps bridge the disconnect between how students consume information in and out of school.

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    A$21.95
  12. Beyond Co-Teaching Basics: A Data-Driven, No-Fail Model for Continuous Improvement

    Collaborative teaching, or co-teaching, is a powerful way to support the learning of students with diverse learning needs. But how do you know when you’re doing it right? And if you’re not, what can you do about that? Authors Wendy W. Murawski and Wendy W. Lochner introduce the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way. Offering a practical approach to achieving mastery of the co-teaching core competencies, this book provides dozens of strategies, resources, and templates that can be used by district-level administrators, principals, and co-teaching teams. If you’re ready to examine your co-teaching practices to make sure you’re achieving the best possible outcomes for your students, then Beyond Co-Teaching Basics is for you.

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    A$39.95

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