• 50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists
    50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists
    50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists uses well-known art as a visual inspiration to develop expressive art and design skills in the Early Years. It is much easier now to access art online and to bring inspirational pieces into a setting without having to buy postcards or visit an art gallery. Drawing on these readily available online sources, Judith Harries presents 50 ideas featuring a range of diverse artists from Lubaina Himid and Friedensreich Hundertwasser to Mary Delany and Picasso, and famous art including pop and street art, sculpture and portraiture.

    Using art supplies easily found in and outside the classroom such as paints, clay, pipe cleaners and natural resources like leaves and flowers, the interactive activities found in this book are ideal for inspiring creativity and fun at the same time!

    ISBN: 9781472956842
    Publication date: 11/07/2019
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Harries, Judith
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $21.99
  • 7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
    7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
    Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, to give them the best chance of success.

    Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child.

    Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading.

    'Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow.'

    ISBN: 9781760524678
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Park, Louise
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively
    88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively
    This is GOOD. Really, really extraordinary stuff. I don't think I've ever seen a similar book on education. - Seth Godin Tim writes with flair ...A book you can read, dip into, come back to, and I can imagine these pages appearing on a student or teachers desk to inspire, contemplate, or react to. - John Hattie If you are after a compendium of detailed lesson plans, this is not the book for you. If you want to hear from a self-professed teaching guru, this is not the book for you. If you believe the road to being an effective teacher is paved with uncertainty, contradictions and mistakes...this may be the book for you. Designed to be unlike any other education book, 88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively is packed with practical wisdom to encourage teachers to maximise their impact and be happier. This book aims to challenge and inspire students, teachers and everyone involved in education, no matter what their background. All will find value in reading this concise and accessible book. Combined with 88 entertaining, full-colour illustrations this book is basically a chocolate bar that's good for you!
    Topics include: * Hook 'em early; * Forget being the favourite; * Teach sticky; * Say I don't know; * Teachable moments; * Removing your emotions * You will feel terrible sometimes; * You're not "just a teacher"; * Don't miss an opportunity. 88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively is an invaluable guide for students, teachers and newly qualified teachers who are wanting to reflect on their role and impact...plus, it has pretty pictures.

    ISBN: 9781138675421
    Publication date: 17/10/2016
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Bowman, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • Art for Little Kids
    Art for Little Kids
    Packed with 26 fun and colorful exercises geared toward 3- to 6-year-olds, this book offers parents and teachers an outstanding source of creative art activities to inspire and enrich this wide-eyed and open-hearted age group. Activities are organized by medium and designed to encourage self-expression. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. Have fun:

    drawing with food coloring-tinted ice cubes.
    painting using a spray bottle and tempera paints.
    printmaking using balloons, lace, and potatoes to place ink.
    sculpting with tinfoil, cups, and papier-mache.
    creating mixed media art with magazines, oil pastels, and wallpaper samples.

    Targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art for Little Kids (Little Learning Labs) is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group. This inspirational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student's own voice, marks, and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, geology, math, and even bugs-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs. Explore a fun and inspiring collection of wonderful art activities for the preschool set!

    ISBN: 9781631598135
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Little Learning Labs
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Art of Growing Up
    Art of Growing Up
    When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as some kind of discrete interval, rather than just a few years from the continuum of life. How fortunate that the spirit, courage and curiosity of many young people remain largely undefeated by such adults.

    John Marsden has spent his adult life engaging with young minds - through both his award-winning, internationally bestselling young adult fiction and his work as one of Australia's most esteemed and experienced educators. As the founder and principal of two schools, John is at the coalface of education and a daily witness to the inevitable and yet still mysterious process of growing up.

    Now, in this astonishing, insightful and ambitious manifesto, John pulls together all he has learned from over thirty years' experience working with and writing for young people. He shares his insights into everything - from the role of schools and the importance of education, to problem parents and problem children, and the conundrum of what it means to grow up and be 'happy' in the 21st century.

    From the award-winning and bestselling author of the Tomorrow series.

    ISBN: 9781760556723
    Publication date: 23/07/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Marsden, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Australian Schoolkids' Guide to Debating and Public Speaking
    Australian Schoolkids' Guide to Debating and Public Speaking
    Age range 10+

    Welcome to the world of school debating and public speaking, the best training ground for speaking, reasoning, arguing and looking critically at the big issues of today.

    Claire Duffy not only demystifies the process of debating and public speaking, but makes it fun by drawing on her many years of experience working directly with students, using language to which they relate. Learn all about the best way to prepare, the persuasive power of reason, the art of argument and rebuttal, and how to lose graciously. Including tips from the pros and a wealth of examples throughout, this guide is the essential handbook for making every spoken word count.

    Flick through these sample pages

    Claire Duffy spoke to ABC News Breakfast about how to help kids conquer their public speaking fears here

    ISBN: 9781742234236
    Publication date: 01/09/2015
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Duffy, Claire
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning
    Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning
    Help your students to think critically and creatively through team-based problem solving instead of focusing on testing and outcomes.

    Professionals throughout the education system are recognizing that standardized testing is holding students back. Schools tend to view children as outcomes rather than as individuals who require guidance on thinking critically and creatively. Awesome Math focuses on team-based problem solving to teach discrete mathematics, a subject essential for success in the STEM careers of the future. Built on the increasingly popular growth mindset, this timely book emphasizes a problem-solving approach for developing the skills necessary to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively.

    In its current form, math education is a series of exercises: straightforward problems with easily-obtained answers. Problem solving, however, involves multiple creative approaches to solving meaningful and interesting problems. The authors, co-founders of the multi-layered educational organization AwesomeMath, have developed an innovative approach to teaching mathematics that will enable educators to:

    Move their students beyond the calculus trap to study the areas of mathematics most of them will need in the modern world

    Show students how problem solving will help them achieve their educational and career goals and form lifelong communities of support and collaboration

    Encourage and reinforce curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity in their students

    Get students into the growth mindset, coach math teams, and make math fun again

    Create lesson plans built on problem based learning and identify and develop educational resources in their schools

    Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning is a must-have resource for general education teachers and math specialists in grades 6 to 12, and resource specialists, special education teachers, elementary educators, and other primary education professionals.

    ISBN: 9781119575733
    Publication date: 22/11/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Andreescu, Titu
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Behaviour Management
    Behaviour Management
    100 IDEAS: Quick - Easy - Inspired - Outstanding

    Managing behaviour in the primary classroom can be a challenge, but in this brand new book, Molly Potter offers 100 practical ideas and strategies for managing the range of difficult behaviours that you might face as a primary teacher. Whether you are new to the profession or an experienced teacher, there will be ideas in this book for you, including strategies for solving individual pupil behaviour problems as well as whole- class approaches. The ideas are creative, tried-and-tested and easy to implement.

    The book includes tips on how to create a positive learning environment and advice on ensuring your attitude and teaching approaches encourage good behaviour. It introduces a variety of procedures to put in place in your classroom, strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour and also touches on the causes of extreme behaviour. Molly Potter's ideas are full of examples and subtle changes you can make to your practice straight away to help your successfully manage all types of behaviour in the primary classroom.

    ISBN: 9781408193655
    Publication date: 20/11/2014
    Price: $26.99
    Author: 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Changing Behaviour in Schools: Promoting Positive Relationships and Wellbeing
    Changing Behaviour in Schools: Promoting Positive Relationships and Wellbeing
    Good teachers know that positive relationships with students and school connectedness lead to both improved learning and better behaviour for all students, and this is backed up by research. This book will show you how to promote positive behaviour and wellbeing in your setting.

    Taking an holistic approach to working with students, the author provides examples of effective strategies for encouraging pro-social and collaborative behaviour in the classroom, the school and the wider community. Chapters look at the importance of the social and emotional aspects of learning, and ways to facilitate change.

    Issues covered include:

    -developing a sense of belonging in the classroom

    -teaching approaches that maximise engagement and participation

    -how to respond effectively to challenging situations

    -ways to re-engage with students who have become marginalized.

    Each chapter has case studies from primary and secondary schools, activities, checklists and suggestions for further reading.

    This is an essential textbook for trainee and newly-qualified teachers, and is also useful for more experienced teachers, as it offers advice to all on how to manage student relationships with confidence, respect and resilience.

    ISBN: 9781849200783
    Publication date: 12/11/2010
    Price: $99.99
    Author: Roffey, Sue
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $99.99
  • Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing: Relationships, Resilience and Responsibility
    Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing: Relationships, Resilience and Responsibility
    This new edition of Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing addresses critical and contemporary issues for students aged 5-18. It has been updated to include:

    straightforward instructions on how to set up and run Circles for social and emotional learning (SEL) including the ASPIRE pedagogy for effective implementation

    how to boost the self-worth of students with a wide range of needs

    new content and activities on faith, race, gender, mental health and identity

    Online planning templates

    The author's evidence-based approach to building a healthy classroom environment has proven to be a unique and invaluable intervention worldwide, enhancing the social and emotional well-being of both students and teachers.

    ISBN: 9781526491169
    Publication date: 14/03/2020
    Edition: 3R
    Price: $86.00
    Author: Roffey, Sue
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $86.00
  • Coddling of the American Mind
    Coddling of the American Mind
    Have good intentions, over-parenting and the decline in unsupervised play led to the emergence of modern identity politics and hypersensitivity?

    In this book, free speech campaigner Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt investigate a new cultural phenomenon of "safetyism", beginning on American college campuses in 2014 and spreading throughout academic institutions in the English-speaking world.

    Looking at the consequences of paranoid parenting, the increase in anxiety and depression amongst students and the rise of new ideas about justice, Lukianoff and Haidt argue that well-intended but misguided attempts to protect young people are damaging their development and mental health, the functioning of educational systems and even democracy itself.

    ISBN: 9780141986302
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Haidt, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Confident Minds Curriculum: Creating a Culture of Personal Growth and Social Awareness
    Confident Minds Curriculum: Creating a Culture of Personal Growth and Social Awareness
    The Confident Minds Curriculum provides a simple and practical approach to culture change in schools, health care settings and organisations working with young people. Refraining from focusing solely on young people's growth, the curriculum provides logical and practical support to the people and systems in their environment to enable and maximise growth for positive and connected communities.

    Crucial mindsets for healthy relationships, empathy, compassion, problem-solving, emotional intelligence and well-being are broken down into bite-size, teachable chunks. All blend together exquisitely to help people look at themselves and others with confidence, gratitude and compassion.

    Easily applied to individuals, targeted groups and whole classes to meet the social emotional learning (SEL) or well-being curriculum, this book provides a guiding light for young people and their supporters to develop what is necessary for socially and emotionally intelligent environments.

    Aimed primarily at the middle years (8-14), it is easily adaptable for younger and older students. Through role plays, discussions, journaling and practical activities each new mindset is divided into several lessons that teach individual learning components of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

    The Confident Minds Curriculum will appeal to teachers, educators and health professionals searching for a whole school or organisational approach to social emotional learning, well-being, compassion and personal growth. It is also an essential resource for homes where parents and carers can help further develop life skills that build character and optimism so their family can approach life with greater confidence.

    ISBN: 9780367361280
    Publication date: 29/10/2019
    Price: $70.99
    Author: Parker, Madhavi Nawana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.99
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