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1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom (new ed)

Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8

Thomas W Phelan & Sarah Jane Schonour

Offering advice for teachers eager to develop better discipline in the classroom, this guide provides practical methods for eliminating disruptive behavior, encouraging productive work habits, and communicating with parents. 32 line drawings.

23x16cm  248 pages  $30.00  

4. Hits and Hots

Teaching & thinking & social skills (Book and CD Rom)

Helen McGrath and Toni Noble

HITS, High Impact Teaching Strategies, and HOTS, Higher Order Thinking Strategies, is an essential reference for primary and secondary teachers and tertiary educators. It translates educational research into classroom practice while encouraging student engagement, learning and social development. It also has strong links to Australian Curriculum.

The HITS and HOTS in this resource are supported by sound evidence for their effectiveness in teaching and learning. Step-by-step instructions and teaching ideas are provided for over 50 teaching strategies, educational games and quizzes. Opportunities for students to practise the social skills that lead to effective teamwork are built into each strategy, game and quiz.

HITS and HOTS help students to:
construct meaning from text and other sources
understand and apply their learning
think critically and creatively
consider different perspectives (individual, community, global)
make decisions
solve problems
transfer and apply their learning to different subjects, contexts and real-world problems

152 pages  $85.00  

Active Learning

Increasing Flow in the Classroom

Pat Hollingsworth and Gina Lewis

In this book experienced teachers share their most practical and engrossing ways to create optimal learning experiences for students. Knowing that the key to real learning and understanding is student engagement and enjoyment, the authors provide plans for complete lessons that motivate students through active involvement in the process of learning. Ancient Greece comes alive when students dramatize historical events. Architectural styles translated into movement, sound, and body shapes are easy to remember. Student-created board games make reviewing math facts fun. This book will assist teacher planning, improve lesson quality, and illuminate your approach to teaching. Measurable objectives, step-by-step procedures, optional teacher scripts, student handouts, evaluation tools, and enrichment activities provide structure for lessons to use in math, language arts, science, social studies, and the fine arts

28x22cm  195 pages  $49.95  

Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning

Grades 6-8

Katia Petersen

These ready-to-use classroom-tested activities integrate easily into all subject areas. They empower students to solve problems, create a respectful and caring classroom, and educate the whole child. This book has 100+ easy-to-implement activities that let you "build in" (rather than "add on") social-emotional earning across all subject areas. Includes CD-ROM.

28x22cm  202 pages  $44.95  

Bully B.E.A.N.S. Activity and Idea Book

Julia Cook

Use as a supplementary teacher's guide with the storybook, Bully B.E.A.N.S. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students. Worksheets and activities may be reproduced for a specific group or class.

27x21cm  24 pages  $20.00  

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity Through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all.

23x15cm  138 pages  $38.00  

Educator's Guide to Solutioning

The Great Things That Happen When You Focus Students on Solutions, Not Problems

Willyn Webb

Shows the reader how to be a solution-focused educator, creating students who control their own choices and behaviours. Within each chapters the reader will find language lessons, practice scenarios, conversation worksheets, student worksheets, and many immediately usable ideas. Was $82.00

28x22cm  236 pages  $60.00  

Effective School interventions

Strategies for Enhancing Academic Achievement and Social Competence 3rd ed

Natalie Rathvon

This indispensable course text and practitioner resource, now fully revised, has helped tens of thousands of readers implement evidence-based interventions to improve students' academic achievement and behavior in PreK–12. The volume presents best-practice guidelines and step-by-step procedures for 83 interventions that can easily be implemented by teachers and other school-based professionals. It is a go-to book for those working in a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. User-friendly features include recommended print and online resources and 16 reproducible forms and handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient A4 size.

15x23cm  378 pages  $122.00  

Executive Function in Education

From Theory to Practice 2nd ed

Lynn Meltzer

This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas�reading, writing, and math�are also discussed.

23x15cm  320 pages  $76.00  

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

A Photocopiable Activities Book

Deborah Plummer

This book is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11. An invaluable resource for teachers, therapists, social workers, parents and anyone lookinf for ways of helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety.

27x21cm  142 pages  $45.00  

It's Hard to Be a Verb!

Julia Cook, Carie Hartman

Being a verb is hard...especialy for Louis, who can't seem to control himself when he gets the urge to move at the wrong time and situation. Louis' mum comes to the rescue by teaching him techniques to help keep his inner itching, twitching and jumping to be a verb in check.
A positive resource for anyone dealing with ADHD or challenged by someone who has ADHD.

20x22cm  32 pages  $19.95  

Leader in Me

How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time

Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits have already changed the lives of millions of people. This book shows how children can use them as they develop. Those habits - be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw, - are critical skills to learn at a young age and bring incredible results, proving that it's never too early to teach someone how to live well.

23x15cm  242 pages  $29.95  

My Mouth Is a Volcano! Activity and Idea Book

(Teacher's Guide)

Julia Cook

An activity book to go along with My Mouth is a Volcano, by Julia Cook. Use as a supplementary teacher's guide with the storybook. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students.

27x21cm  24 pages  $15.00  

New Teacher's Survival Guide to Behaviour (2ND ed.)

Sue Roffey

Standing in front of a class of students is challenging enough, but what if they just won't behave? This book will tell you how to start off on the right foot as a new teacher, and how to look after yourself as well as your classes. Chapters will help you to build up your confidence and awareness, develop positive relationships with your students, create supportive bonds with colleagues, and manage disruptive, distressed and defiant students calmly.

24x17cm  148 pages  $49.95  

Play Matters

Engaging Children in Learning: the Australian Developmental Curriculum - Early years at primary school

Kathy Walker

Play Matters provides information, examples and practical strategies for classroom teachers wishing to explore and implement the Developmental Curriculum (play and project based curriculum) into the learning environment.
Play is often viewed as the reward for when real work is complete. This is not how the term is used in the Developmental Curriculum. Play is part of the learning and work of children.
A play and project based curriculum has its foundations in the developmental perspective that recognises that children are not only biologically influenced in relation to their learning and development, but also shaped through the influences and experiences they are exposed to in their environments. It emphasises that learning is much broader and richer than just literacy and numeracy and is focusing parents, teachers and children on the 'whole' child.
This book highlights that the way young children learn in the early years of school, and the teaching and learning strategies that are required for this learning, are distinct and unique compared to the ways for older children and adults.
Aimed at early-learning and primary school staff, Play Matters provides examples describing experiences of schools using the play and project based approach as well as strategies for how to implement the approach.
Play Matters contains a CD of information sheets and key summaries, and forms for planning, observing, assessing and reporting. AUSTRALIAN

28x22cm  94 pages  $59.95  

Positive Reinforcement

Activities and Strategies for Creating Confident Learners

Peter Clutterbuck

designed for schools that want to really focus on positive reinforcement of their students' confidence. Covers a wide range of issues which affect self esteem and self worth. Each topic has an introduction and an activity page and full instructions on carrying out the activity. All supplementary materials are supplied on a CD-ROM for ease of reproduction.

Part One deals with the child's self image. It explores developing self-awareness and helping the child to realize that it really is 'Good to be me.' The activities help children to understand their feelings and to understand why and how those feelings lead them to behave the way they do particularly the feelings of being excited, proud, surprised, hopeful, disappointed, worried and anxious.

Part Two covers children's beliefs and attitudes towards others. Building strong relationships with others has a huge impact on self confidence and these skills are developed in the same activity based way.

30x21cm  121 pages  $50.00  

Resilient Classrooms

Creating Healthy Environments for Learning 2ed

Beth Doll, Katherine Brehm, Steven Zucker

This indispensable practitioner resource presents classroom-based strategies for supporting all students' success and psychological wellness in grades K9. The authors clearly explain what makes a classroom a healthy place to learn. They describe effective procedures for recognizing when a classroom is lacking essential supports, intervening to put missing supports into place, and evaluating the effects on learning and development. Rich case studies show how the strategies have been used by actual educators. Reproducible worksheets and planning tools are included; the large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
New to This Edition
* Incorporates a substantial new research base.
* Expanded K9 grade range.
* Discussions of timely topics: English language learners, cultural diversity, response to intervention, and positive behavior supports.
* Most case studies are new.
* Seven additional reproducibles (intervention strategy sheets).
PHOTOCOPY RIGHTS - The Publisher grants individual book purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page.

27x20cm  179 pages  $82.00  

Safe Places to Learn

21 Lessons to Help Students Promote a Caring School Climate with CDROM

Paul Kelly

The 21 lessons in this resource for teachers and counselors help make school a place where all students feel supported and accepted so they can focus on classes, friendship, and fun activities. Over the course of the lessons, the leader introduces the concept of Developmental Assets(R), teaches students how to build these assets for themselves and others, and gives them the tools to spread messages of kindness, caring, boundaries, and acceptance to other students and adults. Role-playing and other activities will help students learn to effectively stop meanness with a respectful, caring demeanor toward both victim and antagonist. Ultimately, school becomes a warmer place where both teachers and students thrive.

27x21cm  49 pages  $49.95  

Setting Limits in the Classroom

How to Move Beyond the Dance of Discipline in Today's Classrooms ( Setting Limits ) (3RD ed.)

Robert J Mackenzie

Thousands of teachers, childcare providers, and parents are turning to the solutions presented in this revised edition that provides the most up-to-date alternatives to the ineffective extremes of punishment and permissiveness, and outlines methods for setting clear, firm limits supported by words and actions.

21x14cm  368 pages  $31.00  

Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!

My Story about Asking Permission and Making an Apology!

Julia Cook

TRARJ is making a lot of trips to his time-out chair! Without telling anyone, he and his best friend Sam decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Later the two of them are caught trying to use Dads computer to get onto the Internet. After their piano lesson, RJ and his sister Blanche snack on Moms triple-layer double-chocolate cake and spoil Grandmas birthday surprise.

22x22cm  32 pages  $19.95  

Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! Activity Guide for Teachers

Julia Cook

Activities and games in this book help K-6 students learn and use steps to the SORRY, I Forgot to Ask! skills of asking for permission and making an apology. Julia Cook gives teachers creative ideas using paper snowball fights, school litter hunts, role plays, and poster making so students work and think hard while having fun. Reproducible activity sheets and praise coupons (in full color!) are included on a CD-ROM.

27x21cm  32 pages  $35.95  

Teaching Teenagers

A Toolbox for Engaging and Motivating Learners

Warren Kidd, Gerry Czerniawski

In Teaching Teenagers, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today s classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers.

24x17cm  178 pages  $52.95  

Worst Day of My Life Ever! Activity Guide for Teachers

Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Listening and Following Instructions

Julia Cook

Looking for clever and entertaining as well as effective ways to teach your students how to listen and follow instructions? To help reinforce the social skills lessons in her childrens book, The WORST Day of My Life EVER!, author Julia Cook has created 24 engaging games and activities teachers can use in their K-6 classrooms.

27x21cm  32 pages  $29.95  

Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom, covering everything from icebreakers and group forming ideas, to brain-bending word games like "Napoleon Has Lost His Pipe" and hilarious high energy games like "Group Juggle". With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them.