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  1. The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education

    The power of place offers a comprehensive and compelling case for making communities the locus of learning for students of all ages and backgrounds, dispelling the notion that place-based education is an approach limited to those who can afford it.

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    A$39.95
  2. Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

    How can today’s teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before, ensure that their students achieve at high levels? How can they design units and lessons that support English language learners in language development and content learning - simultaneously? Authors Amy Heineke and Jay McTighe provide the answers by adding a lens on language to the widely used Understanding by Design® framework (UbD® framework) for curriculum design, which emphasises teaching for understanding, not rote memorisation. Student profiles, real-life classroom scenarios, and sample units and lessons combined with findings from an extensive research base provide compelling examples of how teachers across contexts use the UbD framework in their diverse classrooms.

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    A$54.95
  3. Learning in a New Language: A Schoolwide Approach to Support K–8 Emergent Bilinguals

    Within today’s multilingual communities, a growing percentage of students are emergent bilinguals - bringing to school a home language other than English and thus poised to become bilingual as they acquire the new language. As a result, school leaders need to have essential background knowledge and a wealth of strategies at their fingertips to ensure that all students are prepared for tertiary education, career and civic engagement. In Learning in a new language, author Lori Helman offers educational leaders a comprehensive and accessible guide to best practices for supporting students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a school environment that embraces equity.

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    A$39.95
  4. Teaching Hope and Resilience for Students Experiencing Trauma: Creating Safe and Nurturing Classrooms for Learning

    Huge numbers of our students are caught in storms of trauma - whether stemming from abuse, homelessness, poverty, discrimination, violent neighbourhoods, or fears of school shootings or family deportations. This practical book focuses on actions that teachers can take to facilitate learning for these students. Identifying positive, connected teacher-student relationships as foundational, the authors offer direction for creating an emotionally safe classroom environment in which students find a refuge from trauma and a space in which to process events.

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    A$34.95
  5. Cultural Competence Now: 56 Exercises to Help Educators Understand and Challenge Bias, Racism, and Privilege

    Cultural competence now provides a structure to begin meaningful conversations about race, culture, bias, privilege and power within the time constraints of an ordinary school. The 56 exercises include activities, discussions and readings in which to engage during each of the four quarters of the school year. School leaders will learn how to facilitate learning through the four steps - awaken and assess; apply and act; analyse and align; advocate and lead - as you and your colleagues: increase awareness of privilege and bias, adapt your professional practices to meet the needs of all students, examine policies and practices that inhibit opportunities for marginalised populations, and align resources to eradicate inequity in your school.

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    A$44.95
  6. Culture, Class, and Race: Constructive Conversations That Unite and Energize Your School and Community

    Authors Brenda CampbellJones, Shannon Keeney and Franklin CampbellJones, experts in research and equity practices, guide you through a meaningful framework for thinking about, preparing for and having such critical conversations and interactions with others. They provide essential information about the types of conversations and behaviours we all consciously and subconsciously exhibit and witness, with authentic stories and experiences from people who have used the authors’ framework to enrich their communities. As you explore the information and activities in this book that are specifically designed to help you scaffold new ideas into practice, you and your colleagues will examine biases and begin to build equitable experiences for all students.

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    A$34.95
  7. Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader

    Global competence - the set of dispositions, knowledge and skills needed to live and work in a diverse, global society - helps educators balance social-emotional and academic learning goals. To that end, school leaders are critical for designing and scaling relevant global learning experiences for both students and teachers. Becoming a globally competent school leader details how school leaders can implement change by aligning aspirational initiatives to existing ones, generating will across school stakeholders, wrangling resources and creating capacity. This book offers a holistic approach to school leadership, one that grounds education in the complexities of the real world and aims to prepare all students to understand, engage with and influence what happens in that interconnected world.

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    A$39.95
  8. Affirming Disability: Strengths-Based Portraits of Culturally Diverse Families

    Providing both a theoretical framework and practical strategies, this resource will help teachers, counsellors and related service providers develop understanding and empathy to improve outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with disabilities. The text features narrative portraits of six immigrant families and their children with disabilities, including their cultural histories and personal perspectives regarding assessment, diagnosis, Individualised Education Program (IEP) meetings and other instances in which families engaged with the special education process. Using guiding questions for reflection and ‘Talk Back’ comments from pre-service students throughout the text, readers are encouraged to reflect on their own positionality and to develop understanding.

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    A$39.95
  9. Teaching Tough Topics

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging to teach, yet are key to building a better understanding of social justice, diversity and equity. Each chapter in this practical book deals with an important tough topic designed to help students consider their own identities and the identities of others. Detailed lessons throughout the book offer independent and interactive activities that support diversity, empathy and tolerance. The lessons incorporate key picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and nonfiction as sources for responding through talk, writing and the arts.

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    A$39.95
  10. Tactical Communication: Mastering effective interactions with citizens of diverse economic backgrounds (First Responder Edition)
    Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS Providers: The work you do is difficult. Tactical Communication give you tools to help you control the scene, stay safe, and gain the cooperation and respect of people from all economic backgrounds. Learn More
    A$24.95
  11. Keeping It Real and Relevant: Building Authentic Relationships in Your Diverse Classroom

    How can we ensure that all students, regardless of cultural background or socioeconomic status, are granted equitable opportunities to succeed in the classroom and beyond? In Keeping It Real and Relevant: Building Authentic Relationships in Your Diverse Classroom, author and educator Ignacio Lopez offers hard-won lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counselling and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. These insights are all rooted in the same core principle: building deep and meaningful relationships with students is the key driver of their success. Here, Lopez outlines simple but ingenious steps for addressing these needs holistically, in a way that takes no extra time yet amply enhances the learning experience for students.

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    A$24.95
  12. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

    What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. Sharon M. Kaye, PhD, and Paul Thomson, PhD, examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate and prejudice, in this bare bones, casual and engaging book, written directly for and field-tested with teenagers. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

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    A$29.95

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