• Mindfulness in the Classroom
    Mindfulness in the Classroom
    The development of mindfulness in the classroom arms children with life-long skills that support their current and future mental health and well-being. However, with an ever-growing curriculum, planning for yet another aspect within a school day can feel like an overwhelming task. This book provides teachers with quick, easy and simple ideas to support the development of mindfulness as an integrated part of the school day without compromising the everyday demands of the primary curriculum and the classroom.

    100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom is filled with simple tried and tested activities that, when used in conjunction with each other in everyday practice, develop positive mental health skills for all children, including those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    ISBN: 9781472944955
    Publication date: 19/10/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers
    Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers
    By popular demand, New Zealand's most popular parenting writer has drawn on his extensive experience in family therapy and working with the country's most difficult teenagers to write the book that will save the sanity of parents everywhere. Once you've negotiated the terrors of toddlerdom and the perils of primary school you think you've got a pretty good handle on this parenting thing - then along comes Mother Nature with her horrible hormones and suddenly you're so far behind square one you're starting to wonder if this raging bundle of contradictions screaming at you was switched in the night by evil aliens. With his now trademark humour and pragmatic common sense approach, Nigel debunks the politically correct nightmare of perfect parenting and argues for sanity first - yours - and reclaiming the ground parents have lost in the great 'I'm my child's best friend' debacle. With international sales of BEFORE YOUR KIDS DRIVE YOU CRAZY, READ tHIS! in Israel, Portugal, Spain, Holland, Italy and Russia, a major marketing campaign for an Australian edition next year, and a television series based on the first book in the pipeline, Nigel Latta is building a solid reputation in this challenging field.

    ISBN: 9781869509088
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Latta, Nigel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Positive Education the Geelong Grammar School Journey
    Positive Education the Geelong Grammar School Journey
    As part of the Oxford Series in Positive Psychology, Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey is the story of one school's development of a more holistic approach to education: one with student wellbeing at its heart. Balancing academic findings from the thriving field of Positive Psychology, whilst exploring the adaptation of this science into an innovative radical new approach to teaching called Positive Education, iPositive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey rprovides an explanation of the key tenets of Positive Psychology and examines the practical application of this research, leading to the Geelong Grammar School's cultivation of the ground-breaking Positive Education program. With a foreword by Martin Seligman and contributions from such well-recognised names in the field as Roy Baumeister, Tal Ben-Shahar, Barbara Fredrickson, Craig Hassed, Felicia Huppert, Sue Jackson, Nansook Park, Karen Reivich, Pninit Russo-Netzer, and George Vaillant, this book fills a crucial space between academic theory and practical application making it a landmark publication on Positive Education.

    Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey will provide academics and students of Positive Psychology with an invaluable resource. Moreover, the book offers educational practitioners the key facets of the approach so as to inspire them to embark on their own journey with Positive Education.

    ISBN: 9780198702580
    Publication date: 12/05/2015
    Price: $105.99
    Author: Norrish, Jacolyn M.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $105.99
  • Primary Behaviour Cookbook: Strategies at your Fingertips
    Primary Behaviour Cookbook: Strategies at your Fingertips
    Developed in conjunction with practitioners and teachers, The Primary Behaviour Cookbook provides highly effective, practical strategies for responding to and resolving behavioural issues in primary classrooms.

    Consisting of over forty `recipes', the book's unique format enables practitioners to quickly and easily access information and advice on dealing with specific behaviours. Each `recipe' details strategies and interventions for immediate application in the classroom setting, considers possible causes of the given behaviour and offers helpful approaches for responding to the child's needs in the longer term. From disengagement to impulsivity, attention-seeking, defiance, bullying, anxiety and aggression, the book's five sections cover a broad spectrum of behaviours falling within five broader categories:

    Getting things done: supporting positive student engagement and achievement

    Dealing with disruption: increasing motivation and skills to facilitate learning

    Social interactions: resolving problematic situations that occur between pupils.

    Emotional distress: understanding distress and developing coping strategies

    Behaviours of special concern: recognising behaviours associated with autism, trauma, or abuse.

    Underpinned by positive psychology, and emphasizing the importance of constructive relationships, communication, inclusion and child wellbeing, this is an indispensable resource for primary school teachers and assistants, behaviour support consultants, SENDCOs and educational psychologists.

    ISBN: 9780815393382
    Publication date: 28/06/2018
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Roffey, Sue
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $54.99
  • Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Primary School: Theory into Practice
    Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Primary School: Theory into Practice
    Mental health and wellbeing is a hugely important agenda in education, both nationally and internationally. Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Primary School unpacks scientific and psychological research and evidence to explain positive mental health through the lens of a primary classroom in the language of teaching professionals.


    Chapter by chapter, the book focuses on specific elements fundamental to positive mental health promotion in the classroom, including developing positive relationships, emotional literacy, empowering children as learners as well as the importance of teacher wellbeing, and illustrates how these can be achieved. It offers:








    An examination into the connection between positive mental health and good teaching







    Guidance underpinned by evidence for teachers and school leaders who wish to embed a consistent approach to positive mental health promotion







    Practical suggestions for whole school professional learning





    Written from first-hand experience in both teaching and research, this accessible text makes positive mental health promotion meaningful to teachers, helping them build understanding and move from theory into practice. It is an essential resource for all practising teachers, trainee teachers, school support staff and school leaders.

    ISBN: 9781138587267
    Publication date: 22/10/2019
    Price: $58.99
    Author: Holt, Deborah (University of Edinburgh, UK.)
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.99
  • Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox: A guide for educators and health professionals
    Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox: A guide for educators and health professionals
    The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox is an inspiring book and a beacon for social emotional change in schools. Within these pages teachers and other professionals will find fantastic resources that they can easily implement in the classroom. By following this programme, teachers will see their students developing skills in persistence, problem solving and emotional regulation as well as independence, empathy, kindness, contribution and good will, whilst planting the essential seeds of resilience and wellbeing. Helpful suggestions offered in each chapter on how to bring wellbeing and resilience into the home can be shared with parents and families.


    The lively and engaging resources in this book include:










    Practical, photocopiable guide sheets and worksheets, also available as eResources







    Adaptable role plays and activities







    Solid research-based strategies







    A flexible framework that can be creatively implemented in the classroom







    This is a must-have handbook for anyone seeking to provide young people in their care with a strong foundation for better social, emotional and learning outcomes.


    Resources can be downloaded at https://www.routledge.com/The-Resilience-and-Wellbeing-Toolbox-A-guide-for-educators-and-health/Nawana-Parker/p/book/9781138921177

    ISBN: 9781138921177
    Publication date: 06/10/2016
    Price: $79.99
    Author: Nawana Parker, Madhavi (Behaviour Consultant, Aust
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $79.99
  • Resilient Grieving How to Find Your Way Through Devastating Loss
    Resilient Grieving How to Find Your Way Through Devastating Loss
    Resilient Grieving is a practical, research-based guide to finding your own path to recovery from devastating loss.

    'A recommended new book for those who are grieving . . . [Hone's] metaphor for life after loss is both powerful and apt: Think of it as a scattered jigsaw puzzle, where the pieces of one's former life have been scattered and now must be reconfigured in a new way.'-The Wall Street Journal

    Dr Lucy Hone works in the field of resilience psychology, helping ordinary people exposed to real-life traumatic situations. When faced with the incomprehensible fact of her daughter's tragic death Lucy knew that she was fighting for the survival of her sanity and her family unit.

    She used her practice to develop ways to support her family in their darkest days, and to find a new way of living without Abi.

    In Resilient Grieving Lucy shares her research so that others can work to regain some sense of control and take action in the face of helpless situations.


    ISBN: 9781760296995
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Hone, Lucy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Secondary Behaviour Cookbook: Strategies at Your Fingertips
    Secondary Behaviour Cookbook: Strategies at Your Fingertips
    Developed in conjunction with teachers, The Secondary Behaviour Cookbook provides highly effective, practical strategies for responding to and resolving behavioural issues in secondary schools.

    Consisting of over fifty `recipes', the book's unique format enables teachers and practitioners to quickly and easily access information and advice on dealing with specific behaviours. Each `recipe' details strategies and interventions for immediate application in the classroom setting, considers possible causes of the given behaviour, and offers helpful approaches for responding to young people's needs in the longer term. From disorganization and lateness, to attention-seeking and destructive behaviours, bullying, anxiety and depression, the book's sections cover a broad spectrum of behaviours falling within six broad categories:

    Getting Things Done: supporting positive student engagement and achievement

    Dealing with Disruption: increasing motivation and skills to facilitate learning

    Social Interactions: resolving problematic situations that occur between pupils.

    Coping with Conflict: addressing conflict in and out of the classroom, including aspects of bullying and discrimination

    Emotional Distress: understanding distress and developing coping strategies

    Behaviours of Special Concern: recognising behaviours associated with autism, trauma, abuse or poor mental wellbeing.

    Underpinned by positive psychology, and emphasising the importance of constructive relationships, communication, inclusion, wellbeing and resilience, this is an indispensable resource for secondary school teachers and educators, behaviour support consultants, SENDCOs and educational psychologists.

    ISBN: 9780815393405
    Publication date: 20/09/2018
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Roffey, Sue
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $54.99
  • Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
    Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
    Research has found that any one class might contain two to six children with profound social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Without effective intervention and response, this can have a profound impact on the progress of these children, as well as the delivery of the curriculum to all pupils. Roy Howarth uses his extensive experience and expertise in this field to present practical solutions for supporting pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, as well as alleviating pressures on whole-class teaching and management.

    Suitable for all mainstream and specialist teachers, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties considers techniques for observation, intervention and differentiation, as well as preventing and dealing with significant difficulties. This fully updated edition will help teachers ensure all pupils can participate fully in lessons, learn more constructively and make better progress.

    ISBN: 9781472961617
    Publication date: 27/06/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Unlock Teen Brainpower: 20 Keys to Boosting Attention, Memory, and Efficiency
    Unlock Teen Brainpower: 20 Keys to Boosting Attention, Memory, and Efficiency
    All teens today, born after 2000, were thrust into a world with challenges and opportunities non-existent for previous generations. The compelling natures of the internet and social media, combined with the accelerated accumulation of information and changing facts, place exceedingly high demands on their brains' still developing critical control centers.

    Without guided opportunities, though, their brains will not achieve adequate capability to develop these control centers until their late twenties or beyond.

    While this book is for teens, it is parents, dedicated to their children's success, who will guide them to the book's resources so they can develop the brain circuits they need now, instead delaying a further ten years.

    Teens will enjoy learning about the neuroscience describing how their brains learn best and then choosing the activities they like, to activate their brain's neuroplasticity to build their essential control networks now. Through the activities and keys in this book, they will assume the drivers' seats as they boost their focus, organization, planning, motivated effort, thoughtful decision making, emotional self-regulation, and memory construction.

    As teens build the brains they want by using the guided skills they choose, they will embark on the path to achieving their highest potentials, effectively and joyfully.

    ISBN: 9781475852202
    Publication date: 13/11/2019
    Price: $63.99
    Author: Willis, Judy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $63.99
  • Wellbeing Toolkit
    Wellbeing Toolkit
    The Wellbeing Toolkit is an invaluable resource for promoting wellbeing among all school staff, thereby improving staff attendance and retention, and helping all teachers fall back in love with teaching.

    In this thought-provoking book, Andrew Cowley, co-founder of Healthy Toolkit (@HealthyToolkit), draws on his own experiences as a school leader to unpick the myths around wellbeing and set out a practical, authentic and values-driven model that will enable leaders to foster a positive atmosphere for the benefit of the whole-school community. With a focus on developing a culture of positivity, effectively enabling all staff members to take ownership of the wellbeing strategy and supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles, this practical guide also considers scenarios arising from potentially more stressful incidents such as a bereavement.

    Staff wellbeing needs to be a strategic consideration for all primary and secondary school leaders, not something delivered on an ad hoc basis. Emphasis must be placed on really knowing staff, what motivates them and what may affect their confidence. The Wellbeing Toolkit offers effective strategies for addressing staff wellbeing from a whole-school perspective with particular reference to reducing workload, managing stress and supporting teachers in challenging circumstances.

    ISBN: 9781472961655
    Publication date: 16/05/2019
    Price: $42.99
    Author: Cowley, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.99
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