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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  $77.95  

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  

Building Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools

Functional Behavioral Analysis

Deanne A Crone, Robert H Horner

Presents an up-to-date conceptual model and practical tools for systematically addressing the challenges of problem behavior in schools. Spelling out both the `whys' and `hows' of developing and implementing individual behavior support plans, the book gives particular attention to the organizational and team-based structures needed to effect change. Outlined are field-tested procedures that enable the practitioner to:
* Evaluate student needs using functional behavioral assessment
* Transform assessment results into practical, function-based interventions for grades K-8
* Develop school-wide systems that support the assessment and intervention process
* Establish clear roles for leaders and members of behavior support teams
* Work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
* Meet federal mandates despite limited time and resources.
An invaluable resource and text, the book features illustrative case examples, figures, and charts. Also included are reproducible assessment instruments, parent and teacher forms, sample meeting agendas, and other useful materials. Photocopy Rights: The Publisher grants individual book purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use.

25x18cm  188 pages  $53.95  

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  $15.00  

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  $32.95  

Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors

A Step-By-Step Approach

Kathleen Lane

Packed with hands-on tools and grounded in the latest research, this important resource provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating a schoolwide primary prevention program. The authors' team-based, school-tested approach includes behavioral, academic, and social components that can be tailored to address any school's needs. Each chapter presents real-world examples alongside essential information about how to prevent the development of antisocial behavior in grades K-12. Special features include sample forms and checklists for use in planning, staff training, screening and assessment, positive behavior support, and progress monitoring. The book also offers general guidelines for identifying and supporting students who require more intensive intervention.

25x20cm  196 pages  $71.00  

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  $114.00  

Enhancing Self-Esteem in the Classroom

Denis Lawrence

Raising self-esteem in pupils can lead to the achievement of higher academic results and fewer behavioral problems. Outlining in simple terms what self-esteem is and providing strategies to support it in the classroom, Denis Lawrence offers clear explanations of the terminology and theory behind self-esteem, and many practical examples and useful activities to use with children. Fully updated and including new case study material and activities, this resource also discusses the main issues surrounding the self-esteem of practitioners. It sets out tried-and-tested strategies that teachers can use to recognize and reduce stress and maintain their self-esteem.

24x17cm  203 pages  $49.95  

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  $65.00  

Fostering Emotional Wellbeing in the Classroom

3rd ed

Randy Page, Tana Page

This book is designed to help teachers and parents make positive impressions in the lives of young people. This edition provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the critical issues impacting today's youth and is a valuable resource for teachers of all disciplines at any level. As the text addresses the issues facing today's school-age youth, it aims to empower and inspire teachers and parents by providing the specific tools and skills that can help them make a difference.
Chapters address - Creating an emotionally healthy classroom, Skills for emotional well-being, Dealing with stress, Healthy eating and physical activity patterns, Sexual activity, Substance use and abuse, Violence, abuse, and personal safety, Depression and suicidal behaviour, and Death and dying.

23x16cm  361 pages  $115.00  

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  

Identifying Children with Special Needs

Checklists and Action Plans for Teachers

Glynis Hannell

Learn how to quickly and easily identify students with disabilities in your classroom! If you're a general education teacher with little or no experience in special education, identifying children and adolescents with potential disabilities may seem an impossible task. Until now! Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, and general education and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell offers guidelines to help you quickly recognize and categorize the specific characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, emotional-behavioral disorders, cognitive disabilities, speech or language impairment, health-related disabilities, and more. Using the practical checklists and resources in this guide, teachers can quickly and accurately gather key information to determine whether or not individual students need specialized assessment, attention, and services while complying with the law. Organized according to IDEA and internationally accepted criteria, this must-have resource for every classroom shows educators how to Quickly record important information and avoid writing time-consuming reports Incorporate the day-to-day observations of parents and/or therapists Track significant changes over time Recognize the symptoms and underlying causes of specific disorders Know when and how to refer a student for further assessment Request and prepare for an intervention or IEP team meeting Address the learning and environmental needs of students with specific disorders/disabilities in the inclusive or general education classroom setting.
Discover the telltale signs of specific disabilities and equip yourself with the tools you need to ensure that all of your students receive theservices they need to succeed!

27x21cm  180 pages  $49.95  

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  

Learning to Lead

Using Leadership Skills to Motivate Students

Graham Tyrer

Students want to be trusted and challenged, even when it looks like they dont! Leadership gives them a sense that they have something to offer, and that their experiences can be useful and helpful to others. Even the most disruptive, difficult student is showing leadership qualities its just not in the right direction, yet. This book demonstrates that students have positive leadership abilities, and they can be taught how to use these abilities and then to teach others. Just as important, if not more so, these students make a difference in the classroom, in their school and in their local community. When students see themselves as potential leaders they rethink the concept of involvement in their community. They move from a sense that leadership is for other people to a feeling that schools are places of opportunity. Incorporating leadership learning into the curriculum in both primary and secondary schools, will challenge students to take responsibility for themselves and others, build their self-esteem and improve the lives of others in the school and local community

192 pages  $50.00  

Managing Noncompliance and Defiance in the Classroom

A Road Map for Teachers, Specialists, and Behavior Support Teams

Geoff Colvin, Randy Sprick

By developing an in-depth understanding of noncompliant behavior, K12 educators can help even the most troubled students learn to function cooperatively and respectfully in the classroom.
Managing Noncompliance and Defiance in the Classroom offers a systematic approach to understanding and addressing the causes of misbehavior and disruptive conduct. Provides a clear process for identifying key factors that contribute to this challenging problem and presents a wealth of field-tested, evidence-based intervention strategies. This comprehensive road map provides readers with:
-Assessment tools for distinguishing between chronic noncompliance and intermittent misconduct
-Strategies for preventing escalation and classroom power struggles
-An easy-to-use chart that matches specific behaviors with proven interventions
-Guidelines for developing individual intervention plans
-Forms, checklists, and tables that can be adapted to specific needs
Remove barriers to academic achievement by developing students who are cooperative and ready to learn.

28x22cm  152 pages  $52.95  

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  

Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents

Susan Epstein

Over the past 30 years we have seen a rise in explosive, challenging and resistant behaviours in children and adolescents. What used to work with difficult kids may not now be working for professionals and parents alike. A new approach is needed that is tailored to the individual need and is directive, creative - and FUN.
This cutting-edge tips workbook will guide professionals in working with children, adolescents and families across multiple settings and treatment modalities. Inside, find easy to use worksheets, handouts and step-by-step tips and proven techniques to foster the working relationship required to elicit change and healing.
Suitable for those with anger and explosive behaviours, and ADD/HD, those who are depressed and traumatized, with executive function disorders, risky behaviours and others.

28x21cm  202 pages  $45.00  

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 Discipline in the Classroom

Developing mutual respect, cooperation, and responsibility in your classroom. 4th ed

Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, H Stephen Glenn

Use this philosophy as a foundation for fostering cooperation, problem-solving skills, and mutual respect in children. You'll discover how to create a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, use encouragement rather than praise and rewards, instill valuable social skills and positive behavior through the use of class meetings, understand the motivation behind students' behaviour instead of looking for causes.

23x19cm  250 pages  $33.00  

Positive Discipline Teachers A-Z Guide

Hundreds of Solutions for Almost Every Classroom Behavior Problem! (Revised)

Jane Nelsen, Linda escobar, Kate Ortolano and others

From attention deficit disorder to kleptomania to fighting, this book covers every potential problem in the classroom, listed alphabetically for quick, easy reference. Plus it offers practical, useful, and respectful solutions to the everyday challenges the classroom situation can present. Illustrations.

24x19cm  336 pages  $33.00  

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  $47.95  

Relationship Management in the Primary School Classroom

Strategies in the legal and social context

Siobhan Pirola-Merlo

Relationship Management in the Primary School Classroom is a comprehensive new Australian resource that provides:
suggested methods of managing classroom behaviour, including case studies and roleplays discussion of trends in classroom management information about the Australian legal context and related issues review questions and answers Written for new and experienced educators, school principals and support staff, lecturers and students, this practical guide provides everything the reader needs to implement and encourage best practice in the classroom. Introduction Chapter 1: The Australian Legal & Social Context & Related Information Chapter 2: Teacher Well-Being Chapter 3: Influences On Children In The Classroom Chapter 4: Establishing A Positive Classroom Environment Which Is Conducive To Learning Chapter 5: Establishing An Engaging Learning Environment Chapter 6: How Teachers Can Manage Their Relationships With Students Chapter 7: Dealing With Students Relationships With Each Other Chapter 8: Dealing With Bullying Chapter 9: Managing Misbehaviour Chapter 10: Collaborating With Caregivers/Parents And Allied Professionals To Meet The Educational Needs Of Children Chapter 11: Managing Relationships With Children Who Exhibit Persistent &/Or Complex Problems In The Classroom Chapter 12: High-Risk Situations And Dealing With Challenging Students Conclusion

19x24cm  209 pages  $54.95  

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  $55.95  

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  

Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Early childhood to adolescence

Dr Louise Porter

Describes the skills teachers will need for productive collaboration with their students' parents. It employs a solution-focused approach which honours the diversity of families, respects the expertise of both parents and teachers and promotes authentic communication between them.
Describes specific challenges that arise in schools and early childhood settings which commonly require collaboration between teachers and parents. Separate chapters outline how teachers can respond to the needs of parents whose sons or daughters have disabilities or chronic illness, are gifted learners, are displaying disruptive or aggressive behaviour (including bullying) at school, or whose families are enduring adversity or child neglect or abuse. This book describes how teachers can collaborate with parents to resolve these challenges to improve the children's functioning and achievement throughout their education years.

23x15cm  261 pages  $49.95  

Teachers Do Make a Difference

The Teacher's Guide to Connecting with Students

Judith A. Deiro

Teachers make a difference not only in what their students learn about content, but in what they learn about life!
Closing the achievement gap and creating high-performing schools depends not on what we teach but how we teach. The most powerful and effective way teachers can help students overcome negative influences in their environment as well as succeed in becoming their best selves is by developing close and caring connections with them.
Developing quality relationships with students is key to their healthy development. Teachers DO Make a Difference gives teachers strategies, guidelines, and real-life examples of how to build and enrich close and trusting teacher-student relationships. This important new resource covers key topics including:
Setting high expectations for students
Conveying confidence in student capabilities
Creating classroom rituals and traditions
Networking with family and community
Developing strong interpersonal skills
Identifying relational resources
Communicating appropriate caring and respect in the classroom
Healthy connections with teachers are associated with a decrease in behavioral problems and an increase in social and academic skills. The relationships we develop with our students are at the heart of how we make a difference.

18x26cm  130 pages  $52.95  

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.