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  1. 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
  2. Leadership for Learning: How to Bring Out the Best in Every Teacher, 2nd Edition

    In this revised edition, Carl Glickman and coauthor Rebecca West Burns synthesise their decades of experience in teacher education and supervision into a comprehensive guide to supporting teacher growth and student learning. Embedded in every page are the essential knowledge, skills, approaches and methods that leaders need to drive instructional improvement, and the Appendixes offer connections to dozens of promising practices. We are in a new era of teaching and learning, and a new kind of leader is needed to guide successful and extraordinary schools. Leadership for learning: How to bring out the best in every teacher gives F-12 leaders the powerful tools they need to ensure that competent, caring, qualified professionals who want to improve teaching and learning are in every classroom.

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  3. The Principal Reboot: 8 Ways to Revitalize Your School Leadership

    Today’s school principals face unprecedented challenges that can overwhelm even the most dedicated among them. What can they do when their initial enthusiasm for the job begins to deflate, when the demands of the job seem to outnumber the rewards? How can they regain the energy that propelled them early in their career? Sharing the wisdom gained for colleagues and her own experience as a principal, author Jen Schwanke offers an engaging, accessible account of the ups and downs of the job, along with helpful, step-by-step suggestions for how to reinvigorate a flagging career and restore the joy that comes with making a school the best it can be.

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    A$39.95
  4. Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades 3–5

    Mathematics unit planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades 3-5 provides third- to fifth-grade mathematics teachers with a seven-step framework for collectively planning units of study. The authors help teams identify what students need to know by the end of each unit and how teachers can build student self-efficacy. They advocate using the Professional Learning Community at Work (PLC) process to increase mathematics achievement and give students more equitable learning experiences. They share tools and protocols for effectively performing collaborative tasks, such as unwrapping standards, generating unit calendars, determining academic vocabulary and rigorous lessons, utilising and sharing self-reflections and designing robust fraction units.

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    A$31.95
  5. Coding + Math: Strengthen K–5 Math Skills With Computer Science

    How-to books related to computer science (CS) and teaching CS in K-12 environments are often either step-by-step guides or reference books, with little or no connection to pedagogy. By contract, Coding + math offers the analytical foundation teachers need to inform their practice, specifically in mathematics. This book will serve as a deep dive into CS integration for elementary teachers, providing guidelines for designing integrated CS/mathematics curricula through case studies and practical examples. Grounded in research, the book’s mini-lessons contrast visual-based coding with text-based programming and provide guidance in the selection and creation of lessons, instructional materials and CS platforms to help educators prepare students for the careers of the future.

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  6. Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids: Classroom Activities to Enhance Self-Awareness, Empathy, and Personal Growth in Grades 3-6

    Creating kind and compassionate kids offers lessons and activities that promote problem-solving and social-emotional learning, allowing students in grades 3-6 to become more aware of themselves and others who share their world. Each lesson addresses both cognitive and affective skills, resulting in work that will enhance students’ appreciation of themselves and others. Students will think creatively and critically while also learning vital affective skills, such as empathy, tolerance, compassion, communication and leadership. These quick, ready-to-use lessons have been designed and tested by teachers in multiple classrooms with students of all ability levels. Each lesson also includes one or more samples of student work to guide students’ responses.

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    A$44.95
  7. The Literature Toolbox: An English Teacher's Handbook

    ‘The study of English introduces a student to other voices and other lives … and in doing so, helps them find their own voice.’ Whether you are planning to study a new text, looking for a fresh approach to teach an old favourite or simply seeking strategies to provide more variety in your teaching, this is an invaluable guide for all English teachers. The literature toolbox features over fifty activities for exploring text. Easy to implement and rigorously road-tested in real classrooms, these practical strategies foster engagement, deepen inquiry, and model fluent and sophisticated essay writing.

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    A$29.95
  8. Chart a New Course: A Guide to Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s World

    In researching the top skills students need to succeed in the future, author Rachelle Dene Poth identified the following: ability to communicate, work in teams, think creatively, problem-solve and design. This book shows educators how to help students develop these essential skills through authentic, real-world learning experiences, building a pathway for the future of learning and work. 

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  9. STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum

    This engaging book is a practical guide for educators looking for creative ways to blend arts and STEM learning (STEAM). Author Tim Needles is an artist and educator who covers the fundamentals of STEAM, presents detailed project plans and gathers insights from educators in the field. Technologies covered include coding, robotics, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, digital photography, video, animation and digital drawing. In addition, the book addresses collaboration, global learning, project-based learning, makerspaces and social-emotional learning.

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  10. Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good

    Today’s students are ready to design, dream and make the future. Teach boldly: Using edtech for social good is a guide for educators who want to activate positive change in teaching and learning through innovative practices, meaningful use of technology and global collaboration.

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    A$44.95
  11. Your High-Performance Guide to Study and Learning: 20 Key Habits for Getting the Most Out of Your Study Time

    Authored by secondary school teacher Scott Francis, with additional insights from Associate Professor Michael Nagel, this book will guide you through twenty key strategies to get the most out of the time you spend studying. Your high-performance guide to study and learning acknowledges that success in study requires a holistic approach. You will explore mindset and attitudes, planning and routines, high-impact study techniques and brain-based learning strategies, and you will also look beyond conventional understandings of study to explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude on academic results. Whether you are looking to adopt a few new habits or overhaul your whole study philosophy, this easy-to-read resource will help you to actively participate in your learning experiences and dominate your study.

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  12. Whatever Happened to the Classroom Turtle?: How Animals Spark Student Engagement

    National Geographic’s resident animal expert and author Brady Barr makes the compelling case that student learning improves both in and out of the classroom when students encounter animals up close and personal. Complete with tips on everything from selecting an animal to meeting the inevitable hurdles of cost and care, Whatever happened to the classroom turtle? provides F-12 educators with all the guidance they need to bring nature into their classrooms and cultivate students’ minds as nature intended.

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