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  1. Coaching Teachers in Bilingual and Dual-Language Classrooms: A Responsive Cycle for Observation and Feedback

    In Coaching Teachers in Bilingual and Dual-Language Classrooms: A Responsive Cycle for Observation and Feedback, author Alexandra Guilamo notes the deep need for effective instructional coaching in bilingual and dual-language classrooms. In response, Guilamo offers F-12 instructional coaches tools and strategies for implementing a fair and effective observation and feedback cycle, covering each stage of the coaching process from the pre-observation conference to the post-observation conference. This book will help readers successfully coach bilingual and dual-language teachers to ensure students of all cultural backgrounds and language levels can succeed.

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    A$34.95
  2. Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems

    In Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems, Thomas R. Guskey builds on the framework for grading reform that he developed in his previous book On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting. While On Your Mark discussed grading reform in conceptual terms, Get Set, Go focuses on seven essential steps that F-12 teachers and administrators must take to adopt and implement a rigorous and meaningful new grading and reporting system. These steps guide readers through understanding the change process, forming a Coalition for Change and creating a systematic implementation plan that works for all stakeholders.

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    A$54.95
  3. A Teacher’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: Creating Support Systems for Student Success

    In A Teacher’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: Creating Support Systems for Student Success, author John R. Wink acknowledges the unique and significant role that educators play in students’ lives, as both role models and guides. Through the Hierarchy of Student Excellence, Wink demonstrates how F-12 teachers can leverage learning resources, classroom routines and procedures, relationships, engagement, rigour and mastery, individualised creative strategies and leadership to maximise their impact on students’ lives and unlock students’ full potential. Readers will learn not only how to increase their instructional effectiveness but also how to push students toward academic excellence.

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    A$49.95
  4. Loving What They Learn: Research-Based Strategies to Increase Student Engagement

    Educators know engagement when they see it, but can they articulate how it forms? In Loving What They Learn: Research-Based Strategies to Increase Student Engagement, Alexander McNeece explains how competence, autonomy, relatedness and relevance are the keys to engagement, and from those connections, a cycle of self-efficacy emerges. Knowing the science behind behaviours and how to increase student competence and autonomy, foster healthy relationships and connect content to real life means F-12 teachers and administrators can create a culture where all students dive deep into their learning.

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    A$39.95
  5. Lead From the Start: How to Succeed as the New Principal of Your School

    In Lead From the Start: How to Succeed as the New Principal of Your School, authors Tommy Reddicks and Tina Merriweather Seymour condense their decades of experience into a guide for both new and experienced leaders. This book provides a deeply informative and experience-based look at how leaders coming into a school can quickly develop best practices, leverage their creativity, avoid reactive processes and more. Using this book, F-12 principals will develop personalised systems of leadership best practices that will not only keep them in their leadership roles through the tumultuous early years but also ensure better outcomes for their students, teachers and schools.

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    A$44.95
  6. How to Teach Thinking Skills: Seven Key Student Proficiencies for College and Career Readiness, Second Edition

    Ensure your students develop the higher-order thinking skills they need to not just survive but thrive. The latest edition of this best-selling book details a practical, three-phase teaching model and dives deep into standards-based lesson planning for seven essential student proficiencies.

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    A$49.95
  7. How Schools Thrive: Building a Coaching Culture for Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work®

    Access concrete ideas and effective coaching strategies for improving your team’s professional practice around the essential elements of the PLC at Work® process. Discover instructional coaching strategies to enhance your team’s professional practice.

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    A$39.95
  8. 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
  9. Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons for Years 7 & 8

    Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons for Years 7 and 8 is a resource for secondary classrooms that gives real meaning to the idea of sustainability. Created in line with the Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies, this book empowers students to make a tangible difference to the environment - and their future. Make the Future! combines traditional skills and cutting-edge research to create authentic, purposeful activities that will show your students positive change is not just feasible - it is delicious, stylish, economical and fun!

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    A$36.95
  10. A Summing Up: Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work®

    In A Summing Up: Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work, Dr Eaker tells the story of his career in education and, in the process, provides a guide full of real-world advice. He reflects on the various stages of his education career, including turning research into practice, shifting focus from teaching to learning, studying the effects of teachers’ interpersonal behaviours and participating in the effective schools movement. He shares a personal history of the foundation of the PLC process and the development of the concepts and practices necessary for successful PLC implementation. Finally, he emphasises the importance of passion and persistence in leadership, describing through his experiences how these qualities make leaders great.

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    A$54.95
  11. Taking Social-Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff

    Growing numbers of people recognise that social-emotional learning (SEL) is central to a well-rounded education and to success in life outside and beyond the school building. In this highly practical and eminently readable book, Thomas R. Hoerr shows teachers, administrators and other school staff how to integrate the Formative Five success skills - empathy, integrity, self-control, embracing diversity and grit - with school culture essentials. Replete with real-life examples from the author’s years as a school leader, relevant findings from the research and helpful strategies for use at all levels and with all F-12 populations, Taking Social-Emotional Learning Schoolwide is the ultimate blueprint for making sure students and staff are equipped to thrive.

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    A$44.95
  12. Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K-2, Second Edition

    Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K-2 equips educators of young children with engaging lessons that motivate students and help them develop the solid foundation of literacy skills essential to learning. Thoughtfully designed lessons linked to specific literacy standards create a seamless flow of learning throughout the seasons of the school year. Each chapter offers 10 lessons that strengthen comprehension, fluency, word work and vocabulary. The second edition is enhanced with specific strategies for reaching and teaching English language learners and struggling readers - and a study guide to promote self-reflection and conversations with your colleagues.

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    A$54.95

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