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  1. The Big Book of Tools for Collaborative Teams in a PLC at Work®

    In The big book of tools for collaborative teams in a PLC at Work®, author William M Ferriter provides educators with an invaluable toolkit full of resources designed to strengthen the practice of collaborative teams. The tools in this book furnish collaborative teams with structures that can help them solve problems they will inevitably encounter. Clearly organised around the four critical questions of professional learning communities (PLCs), the book thoroughly explores the core practices that efficient teams must master, provides supplementary templates for extending that learning, and offers targeted support to navigate the challenges that collaborative teams face.

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    A$49.95
  2. Mentoring Each Other: Teachers Listening, Learning, and Sharing to Create More Successful Classrooms

    How can teachers learn from each other, build relationships and develop the knowledge and skills they need for more successful classrooms? Mentoring each other offers practical ways teachers can support each other as they reflect on their practice, implement new strategies and strive for teaching excellence. Teachers will learn how to explore new ways to collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. Designed to support a system that is seeing an increase in new teachers, this timely book demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, the book offers solutions to common questions, opportunities and challenges that face teachers every day.

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    A$31.95
  3. Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World, 2nd Edition

    The era of ‘fake’ news demands an approach to curriculum that encourages students to question inconsistencies of ideas and opinions represented in texts and images. This important book offers opportunities for students and teachers to reflect on the current political, social and cultural climate. It helps students connect with social justice issues through inventive language exploration and critical examination of all forms of media. It encourages teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs and acknowledge the realities of their students’ lives so that all can achieve a richer understanding of our complex world. Teaching fairly in an unfair world offers practical activities, useful resources and classroom techniques for helping students make sense of the world around them.

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    A$39.95
  4. Success for Our Youngest Learners: Embracing the PLC at Work® Process at the Early Childhood Level

    In Success for our youngest learners: Embracing the PLC at Work® process at the early childhood level, author Barbara W Cirigliano provides guidance for preK educators seeking to improve their schools with the Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work process. She details how the foundational ideas and concepts of a successful PLC can work for teachers of young children. Embracing the PLC process at the early childhood level gives teachers invaluable tools to drive dramatic improvement and ensure that all students receive the best possible start to their education.

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    A$34.95
  5. Building the Resilient School: Overcoming the Effects of Poverty With a Culture of Hope

    Authors Robert D Barr and Emily L Gibson recognise that poor students’ success depends on a new vision for public education that confronts the traumatising effects of poverty. In Building the resilient school: Overcoming the effects of poverty with a culture of hope, they present a sweeping review of the state of poverty and its effects on students, families and school staff. The authors then consider the actions and results of select schools that are addressing their students’ needs and fighting the epidemic of 21st century poverty with resilience and hope. Using this book, F–12 educators and leaders will learn how to create resilient schools and give their students the foundations they need to break the poverty cycle and build hopeful futures.

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    A$54.95
  6. Teaching for Transfer: A Guide for Designing Learning With Real-World Application

    In Teaching for transfer: A guide for designing learning with real-world application, author Michael McDowell provides F–12 teachers with a road map for reconfiguring classroom instruction to ensure that students learn to expertly apply their knowledge and skills to different contexts. McDowell outlines three levels of complexity in learning – (1) surface, (2) deep and (3) transfer – and explains that while the foundational levels of surface and deep are essential and allow students to understand and relate ideas, transfer-level work is key; it involves the interdisciplinary problem-solving students need to practice to become creative, well-rounded citizens who can meet and overcome unexpected challenges.

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    A$39.95
  7. Reading and Writing Instruction for Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Classrooms in a PLC at Work®: Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher Series

    With Reading and writing instruction for fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in a PLC at Work®, Year 4 and 5 teachers will equip their students with the foundational literacy skills they will need throughout their lives.

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    A$54.95
  8. A Meaningful Mess: A Teacher's Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together Without Losing Your Mind

    A meaningful mess offers suggestions and specific tools that can be used to engage this generation of students in meaningful, relevant and student-driven learning experiences – even if things in the classroom may get messy, both literally and figuratively. Such strategies and tools include Genius Hour, Makerspaces, flexible learning spaces, meaningful technology, global learning experiences, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and reflection. Packed with relevant evidence and research, A meaningful mess helps teachers understand why traditional teaching strategies are no longer working and what they can do to engage and empower this generation of learners.

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    A$39.95
  9. The Boy with a Different Brain: Creating Awareness and Acceptance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Written from the perspective of an eight-year-old child, The Boy with a Different Brain offers readers a beautifully honest and uncensored account of exactly what it feels like to be friends with a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Through descriptions of everyday situations, and some of the more common ASD quirks, the narrator seeks to break down the stigma associated with ASD and build upon their friend's very unique set of strengths, interests and abilities.

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    A$19.95
  10. The New Art and Science of Teaching Series

    The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J. Marzano is more than a revision of The Art and Science of Teaching. It is a greatly expanded volume, offering a framework for substantive change based on Marzano's fifty years of education research and observation. In The New Art and Science of Teaching, Marzano identifies ten design areas within three categories of teaching - (1) feedback, (2) content and (3) context - that form a road map for F-12 teachers' lesson and unit planning. Also included in the series are The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment, The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing and The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading - companion books that focus on improving students' literacy skills and showing teachers how to make the most of feedback.

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  11. The New Art and Science of Teaching

    The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J Marzano is more than a revision of The Art and Science of Teaching. It is a greatly expanded volume, offering a framework for substantive change based on Marzano's fifty years of education research and observation. In The New Art and Science of Teaching, Marzano identifies ten design areas within three categories of teaching – (1) feedback, (2) content, and (3) context – that form a road map for K–12 teachers' lesson and unit planning.

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    A$37.95
  12. 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges

    Want to be a better teacher who has better student behavior and better student learning? Want less stress in your life? Want an overall happy, more effectively and efficiently run classroom? Want better student motivation? Then this book is for you.

    This book is a must-read reference for teachers, both new and experienced. Annette-Breaux and Todd Whitaker, two of the field’s most highly respected authors and presenters, share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behaviour. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all year-levels and subjects. This book will help you increase student cooperation, participation and achievement.

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    A$32.95

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