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  1. Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching to Inform Instructional Quality

    In Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching to Inform Instructional Quality, Melissa D. Boston, Amber G. Candela and Juli K. Dixon provide a compelling process for focusing on and improving the quality of F-12 teachers' mathematics instruction. The authors present a set of rubrics - the Instructional Quality Assessment (IQA) Mathematics Toolkit - as a framework to focus reflections, conversations, feedback, and the planning and teaching of mathematics. In line with the Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series, the tasks, questions and evidence (TQE) process guides readers in improving the quality of their instruction and building their own understanding of and skill with mathematics.

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    A$39.95
  2. about Becoming a Teacher

    Education activist William Ayers invites new and prospective teachers to consider the deepest dimensions of a life in teaching. Should I become a teacher? How can I get to know my students? What commitments come with me into the classroom? How do I develop my unique teaching signature? In his new book, about Becoming a Teacher, Ayers muses on 10 such questions (and a little more) to shape and structure an indispensable guide that features hands-on advice and concrete examples of classroom practice, including curriculum-making, building relationships with students and parents, fostering an effective learning environment and teaching toward freedom.

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    A$29.95
  3. Partnering with Families for Student Success: 24 Scenarios for Problem Solving with Parents

    Partnering with Families for Student Success helps teachers gain confidence and build sensitivity when interacting with caregivers and families who speak different languages and may come from different cultural, racial and social backgrounds. Chapter modules cover common challenges teachers face in a variety of situations, including conducting honest parent-teacher conferences, dealing with discipline issues, responding to confrontational parents and educating neurodiverse students. This essential resource shows teachers how to consider caregivers' and students' underlying needs so they can better shape responses to the unique, changing situations in which they find themselves.

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    A$44.95
  4. The Power of Teacher Talk: Promoting Equity and Retention Through Student Interactions

    The Power of Teacher Talk investigates the connections between two persistent educational challenges: high numbers of students who drop out and of teachers who leave the profession. Based on a study of thousands of daily interactions between new justice-oriented English teachers and their students, this book proposes that teachers who show a commitment to equity in their communications can positively affect student retention and are more likely to remain in the profession. Deborah Bieler urges teachers to be aware of and intentional about the power of their interactions with students - in everything from their classroom décor and informal corridor chats to their responses to challenging moments during class and in after-class discussions.

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    A$39.95
  5. Repositioning Educational Leadership: Practitioners Leading from an Inquiry Stance

    This ground-breaking volume encourages today's educational leaders to reposition the way they think about leadership and its challenges. Experienced school and network leaders reveal how they conceptualise their roles, how they learn by posing and solving problems of practice, and how they cope with increasing expectations and complexity in their work. 

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    A$39.95
  6. A Think-Aloud Approach to Writing Assessment: Analyzing Process & Product with Adolescent Writers

    The think-aloud approach to classroom writing assessment is designed to expand teachers' perspectives on adolescent students as writers and help them integrate instruction and assessment in a timely way. Emphasising learning over evaluation, it is especially well-suited to revealing students' strengths and helping them overcome common challenges to writing such as writer's block or misunderstanding of the writing task. Sarah Beck describes how to implement the think-aloud method and shows how this method is flexible and adaptable to any writing assignment and classroom context. The book also discusses the significance of the method in relation to best practices in formative assessment, including how to plan think-aloud sessions with students to gain the most useful information.

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    A$36.95
  7. Unpacking Fake News: An Educator’s Guide to Navigating the Media with Students

    The term fake news has become part of global discourse. Although some have appropriated the term for political purposes, actual fake news represents an inherent threat to democracy given the ease through which it is consumed and shared. This book is one of the first of its kind to address the implications of fake news for the F-12 classroom. It explores what fake news is, why students are susceptible to believing it and how they can learn to identify it. Leading civic education scholars use a psychoanalytic lens to unpack why fake news is effective and to show educators how they can teach their students to be critical consumers of the political media they encounter. The authors also link these ideas to the broader task of civic education and critical engagement in the democratic process.

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  8. STEM-Rich Maker Learning: Designing Equity with Youth of Color

    In recent years, maker-centred learning has emerged in schools and other spaces as a promising new phase of STEM education reform. With a sharp focus on equity, the authors investigate community-based STEM-making programs to determine whether, and how, they can address the educational needs of youth of colour. The authors explore what it means for youth to engage in making with the explicit goal of addressing injustices in their lives. The text features longitudinal ethnographic data and compelling examples that show how youth of colour from low-income backgrounds innovate and make usable artefacts to improve their lives and their communities. This book is essential reading for STEM educators in both formal and informal educational settings.

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    A$39.95
  9. Inside PLCs at Work: Your Guided Tour Through One District’s Successes, Challenges, and Celebrations

    In Inside PLCs at Work, authors Craig Dougherty and Casey Reason take the readers on a journey to Sheridan County School District 2, a school network that has implemented the Professional Learning Community at Work process to great success, to provide an in-depth view of the vast benefits successful implementation can have. F-12 teachers and administrators will develop a thorough understanding of the PLC process by exploring its foundational concepts and qualities; learn about the successful implementation at Sheridan County School District 2; understand how to implement the PLC process in their own schools in a nuanced and meaningful fashion; utilise real-world examples to garner further insight into the PLC process; and gain helpful tools to guide their work during the PLC journey.

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    A$32.95
  10. 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
  11. Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out: A Guide to the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids

    Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out provides an engaging and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. A follow-up to the best-selling Parenting Gifted Kids, this new edition focuses on the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, highlighting new information on the issues of perfectionism, self-advocacy, underachievement, mindfulness and the impact of technology on gifted kids' relationships. The book also features a section on life beyond university, for those readers whose children are no longer children. Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out features real-life stories about the lives of gifted children and how they and their parents recognise and enjoy the many intellectual talents and social and emotional insights they possess.

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    A$49.95
  12. Talented Young Men Overcoming Tough Times: An Exploration of Resilience

    Talented Young Men Overcoming Tough Times features the stories of five gifted, high-achieving young men who overcame serious adversity in their lives. Their stories help us to better understand the factors that shaped their resilience and enabled them to overcome learning disabilities, homelessness, poverty, bullying, dysfunctional families and abuse. The young men succeeded in overcoming their difficult circumstances in adolescence and met strong success in higher education, obtaining advanced graduate degrees and moving on to productive professional careers. The author presents the five life stories by dedicating an individual chapter to each young man featured in the book and concludes by synthesising the consistent themes that are woven throughout the five inspirational life stories.

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    A$55.00

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