Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.
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Blended Coaching

Skills and Strategies to Support Principal Development

Gary Bloom, Claire Castagna, Ellen Moir, Betsy Warren

Research shows conclusively that principals and other school leaders are essential to school improvement, and that these individuals benefit from the intensive, contextualized support that a coach or mentor can provide. But how does a coach support a school leader in mastering the professional and emotional challenges of school leadership for a meaningful and positive impact on students?
This book, grounded in research and theory, provides readers with practical skills and strategies for leadership coaching explicitly tied to the needs of principals and other school leaders. It makes sense of the often contradictory literature on coaching by promoting a new approach, that of "Blended Coaching." This model-based on more than 15 years of fieldwork at the renowned New Teacher Center, University of California, Santa Cruz-recognizes that effective coaches move between facilitative and instructional approaches in their practice, and has made a meaningful difference in dozens of school districts nationwide.
Designed for individuals and institutions charged with improving principal retention, teacher satisfaction, and student achievement, this indispensable resource features:
Real-life examples to enforce key concepts Reflective prompts to enhance assimilation
Insightful exercises for coaches, principals, and colleagues
Comprehensive resources, including worksheets, sample forms, and assessments

23x16cm  168 pages  $63.00  
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Breakthrough

Michael Fullan et al

Breakthrough presents a revolutionary new approach to educational reform, breaking away from the conventional paradigm to help educators create focused instruction, transform the classroom experience, and dramatically raise-and sustain-performance levels for students and teachers alike. This book provides the breakthrough concepts needed for developing precise, validated, data-driven instruction personalized to each and every student.
Synthesizing the best of current instructional models, this framework focuses on the Triple P Core Breakthrough Components: Personalization-meaningful, student-centered classroom interactions; Precision-using formative assessments to monitor individual student progress; and Professional Learning-daily, ongoing learning for all educators.
Helping educators create expert instructional systems, while breaking through the "prescription trap," the authors introduce unique elements of the Breakthrough model,

23x15cm  136 pages  $49.95  
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Change Forces

With a Vengeance

Michael Fullan

This is the third book in the chaos theory trilogy. This one pushes even deeper by providing new insights and lessons of change concerning moral purpose, and what is clled tri-level reform - the school and community, the local district and the state. It draws on reform initiatives across many levels and countries so that the ideas are grounded in the reality of actual projects and findings.
It discusses the questions such as how can we achieve large-scale reform and do it in a way that the conditions for sustainability are enhanced? What policy levers are needed, and what is the smallest number of sets of policies that will maximise impact? What is tyhe role of new leadership in accomplishing sustainable, comprehensive reform?

16x24cm  113 pages  $67.00  
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Change Forces

The Sequel

Michael Fullan

Argues that moral purpose - making a difference in the lives of young people - is fundamental to reform, but not as straightforward as it seems. Eight new lessons for understanding complex change are developed. This sequel demonstrates the fusion of ideas, political action and moral purpose. 'change Forces' remains a double entrendre of exciting proportions.

15x23cm  90 pages  $72.00  
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Change Forces

Probing the Depths of Educational Reform

Michael Fullan

Addresses the issue of teachers managing their own learning, balancing life and work, and discusses how schools need to invest in teacher learning and look at how schools can become learning organizations for all players.

176 pages  $77.00  
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Creating Leaders in the Classroom

How Teachers Can Develop a New Generation of Leaders

Hilarie Owen

An exploration of how teachers can develop leadership in young people, evaluating current techniques and what pupils themselves say about leadership, this book demonstrates what can be achieved when teachers, parents and educators participate in developing a leadership ethos for everyone in schools.
The author maintains that we have to break away from thinking that leadership is simply about position and role, and the notion that leadership skills are only relevnt for senior pupils. The book not only emphasises the need to look beyond the hierarchies in schools and the culture of dependency they create among staff and pupils, it also acts as a guide to show how this can be done, demonstrating the break down of barriers, building of bridges and transformation of schools.

23x16cm  172 pages  $67.00  
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Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today

Education - Our Children - Their Futures

Richard Gerver

Education is the platform for our success or failure, but is our system still fit for purpose? Will our children be equipped to face the challenges the future holds: the rapidly changing employment patterns and the global environmental, economic and social crises ahead of us? Or will our children grow up to resent their school years and blame them for their unfulfilled potential and achievement?
Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today explores these questions in the context of early schooling and primary education, presents powerful arguments for change and highlights strategies that offer a solution.

23x16cm  $45.00  
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Developing Teacher Leaders

How teacher leadership enhances school success, 2nd ed.

Frank Crowther, Margaret Ferguson & Leonne Hann

Principals and staff developers will learn how collaborating with teacher leaders can result in significantly improved school outcomes. With the Teachers as Leaders Framework, teachers can become leaders who facilitate communities of learning, strive for pedagogical excellence, confront barriers in the school's culture and structures, and nurture a culture of success. Australian

25x18cm  216 pages  $66.00  
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Executive Function in Education

From Theory to Practice

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  $64.00  
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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  
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Leadership & Sustainability

System Thinkers in Action

Michael Fullan

Provides a comprehensive examination of what leaders at all levels of the educational system can do to pave the way for large-scale, sustainable reform. How do you develop and sustain a greater number of system thinkers in action. These proactive system leaders are at the heart of the issue of sustainability.
Fullan explores eight elements of sustainability - public service with a moral purpose, commitment to changing context at all levels, lateral capacity-building through networks, intelligent accvountability and vertical relationships, deep learning, dual commitment to short-term and long-term results, cyclical energizing and the long lever of leadership.

22x15cm  116 pages  $53.95  
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Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

Paul Houston, Alan Blankstein, Robert Cole, eds

Because schools are the heart and soul of a community, educational leaders have a responsibility to bring the community into the school, as well as to make the school a part of the surrounding community. This volume in the series The Soul of Educational Leadership examines the educators' pivotal role in leading family and community involvement in school success.
With articles written by leading authorities and practitioners in the filed, this book discusses how school leaders can build successful family and community partnerships that flourish even in trying circumstances and over time.

23x15cm  139 pages  $53.95  
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Leadership with a Moral Purpose

Turning Your School Inside Out

Will Ryan, Ian Gilbert

By helping you explore why you came into the job in the first place and how to use that moral purpose to drive school improvement, the author has written the essential read for principals who know that there is more to school improvement than blindly following government initiatives. Gives the confidence to do those things that principals know are right for the children, right for the staff and right for the community.

22x18cm  224 pages  $61.95  
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Learning to Lead

Using Leadership Skills to Motivate Students

Graham Tyrer

Students want to be trusted and challenged, even when it looks like they don’t! 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 – it’s 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  
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Moral Imperative of School Leadership

Michael Fullan

Fullan challenges all who work in education to rethink the critical role of the principal as school leader in the current era of accountability. He shows how moral leadership can reinvent the principalship and bring about large-scale school improvement. He recasts the role of principal as one in which principals figure prominently both within their school an within the larger school system that surrounds them.

15x23cm  88 pages  $55.95  
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Motion Leadership

The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy

Michael Fullan

Fullan, working with effective change leaders, provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to "move" individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward. Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this easy-to-read book offers examples from Fullan's global experience to help readers:

* Understand problems and work with change
* Mobilize peers to collaborate
* Specialize in capacity building
* Promote learning as the work of individuals and organizations
* Make progress and performance results transparent
* Earn trust by demonstrating integrity and competence
* Enable others to become motion leaders.

20x14cm  96 pages  $39.95  
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New Directions for Youth Development

Youth Leadership

Max Klau, Steve Boyd, Lynn Luckow

The gathering together of collections of writing has been to bring a new level of focus and insight to youth leadership.

23x16cm  132 pages  $44.95  
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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  
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Practical Handbook of School Psychology

Effective Practices for the 21st Century 2nd Ed

Gretchen Gimpel Peacock, Ruth A Ervin, Edward J Daly III and Kenneth W Merrell

Bringing together leading authorities, this concise, state-of-the-science handbook delves into all aspects of problem-solving-based school psychology practice. Thirty-four focused chapters present methods for assessment, analysis, intervention, and evaluation. Practitioners are given tools and guidelines for supporting students' academic, social-emotional, and behavioral skills, with an emphasis on the development of evidence-based interventions.

Presents applications for intervening at multiple levels, from supporting individual students to problem solving with groups, whole classrooms or an entire school. The book is organized around four basic questions that encapsulate the decision-making process of effective practitioners.

What is the problem?
Why is it occurring?
What can be done about it?
Did the intervention work?
Concise, focused chapters showcase data-based methods for assessment, analysis intervention, and evaluation, with special attention to working in a response-to-intervention framework. Clear-cut procedures are described for improving learning outcomes in key academic domains: reading, wiring, and math. Social-emotional and behavioral skills are thoroughly discussed in chapters on self-managment interventions, peer and family support, cognitive-behavioral interventions, medication use, promoting social competence and resilience and more. The volume also details how practitioners can team successfully with teachers, parents, and other intervetnion participants to develop collaborative solutions and overcome obstacles.

Designed for optimal utility for day-to-day clinical practice, this handbook belongs on the desks of all school psychologists and counsellors, and will also be of interest to special eductors and child and adolescent clinical psychologists.

26x19cm  626 pages  $98.00  
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Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills ( Innovation Learning for All )

Carmel Cefai

'In tackling the development of social, emotional and cognitive competence, Dr Cefai provides the relevant theory and practical guidance on how to apply the ideas in classroom practice... This book will be invaluable to classroom teachers, to staff working in support services and to those involved in teacher training.' - Professor Peter Farrell, Manchester University Resilience is a set of qualities that enable children to adapt and transform, to overcome risk and adversity, and to develop social competence, problem-solving skills, autonomy and a sense of purpose. For children and young people it is as vital to possess these qualities in school environments as in the family and the community at large. This handbook for teachers and educators explores ways of nurturing resilience in vulnerable students. It proposes a new, positive way of thinking about schools as institutions that can foster cognitive and socio-emotional competence in all students. Individual chapters examine effective practices in schools and classrooms, and assess a range of classroom processes, such as engagement, inclusion, collaboration and prosocial behaviour. The author makes use of case studies throughout to bring to life classroom activities and concrete strategies that will promote best practice for enhancing student resilience, and offers a framework that can be adapted to the existing nature, culture and needs of each individual school community and its members. Promoting Resilience in the Classroom is a valuable resource for educational practitioners as well as educational officers and policy makers engaged in school development and educational improvement

22x16cm  175 pages  $44.95  
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Re-imagining Educational Leadership

Brian J. Caldwell

Re-imagining Educational Leadership will help reshape educational leadership in school systems around the world at a time when policymakers seem to be losing faith in what schools can accomplish and school leaders are losing heart. Part A, 'Re-imagining the Self-Managing School', reports what has happened in schools that became self-managing in the 1990s. Caldwell describes how best practice has far outstripped the initial vision. Two exciting new concepts of 'synergy' and 'sagacity' are described and illustrated. Deeper exploration of the new image of the self-managing school led to the formulation in Part B, 'The New Enterprise Logic of Schools', the first element of which is 'the student is the most important unit of organisation - not the classroom, not the school, and not the system'. Illustrations from schools that had been transformed or were on the way to transformation reveal that leadership can be exhilarating, even under the most challenging circumstances. Part C, 'Exhilarating Leadership' counters the negative headlines about leadership in schools that is too often portrayed as 'mission impossible'. Re-imagining Educational Leadership will challenge policy makers at all levels to re-imagine educational leadership. This book shares a genuine optimism that educational leadership is 'mission possible' at a time that many have doubt.

25x18cm  216 pages  $34.95  
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Schools and Communities

Working together to transform children's lives

John West-Burnham, Maggie Farrar, George Otero

Combines theory, research and practice to offer an integrated approach to rethinking the relatinship between education and the community. Offers a detailed and systematic discussion of the relationship between schools and their communities, focusin on:
The increasing evidence of the importance of the social contaxt that schools work in as a critical determinant of educational success.
the nature and importance of social capital in developing educational strategies.
Detailed consideration of the contribution of families to educational success.
analysis of the increasing importance attached to co-operation and collaboration between the agencies that provide services for children and young people.
New thinking about leadership in the community, the importance of dialogue, and strategies to support innovation and change.

Though this book was published in London it seems relevant to an Australian context.

25x19cm  186 pages  $70.00  
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Six Secrets of Change

What the Best Leaders do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive

Michael Fullan

Explores essential lessons for business and public sector leaders for surviving and thriving in today's complex environment. These lessons are called "secrets" because they are often difficult to grasp in their deep meaning, and challenging to appreciate and act on in combination. The author makes them accessible and useful and offers illustrative examples from a variety of businesses, health organizations, and public education systems.

24x16cm  151 pages  $33.95  
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Student Leadership Development

Second Edition

Susan Komives, John Dugan, Julie Owen, Craig Slack, Wendy Wagner,

This is a comprehensive handbook provides essential research, theoretical framing, and practical guidance to help higher education practitioners develop, advance, and sustain a student leadership program. This new and thoroughly revised edition introduces a model for designing and executing any student leadership program, which will serve as a framing device for the book. This model covers: Foundations of Leadership Education, Program Design, Program Context, and Program Delivery. In addition, the book includes a rich, organized array of further recommended resources that will be connected to elements in various chapters.

448 pages  $78.95  
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Supporting the Emotional Work of School Leaders

Belinda Harris

This practical book deals with the emotional and moral dimensions of school leadership. The author sets out the intra-personal and interpersonal attributes, attitudes and behaviours necessary to develop emotional and moral leadership within the school community. The book provides a range of person-centred strategies for building communities of professionally committed, relationally competent, collaborative individuals.

23x16cm  208 pages  $59.95  
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Turnaround Leadership

Michael Fullan

Expands the definition of organizational turnaround and shows how leaders can turn even the worst situation into an opportunity to shake-up and rejuvenate their schools. Indeed Fullan shows how entire systems can be transformed. The dynamics of what makes societies and education systems healthy or sick are identified and the positive things turnaround schools do to get off the critical list examined. Explores what it takes to motivate large numbers of people to go beyond short-term solutions in order to achieve fundamental, sustainable reform.

144 pages  $32.95  
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Turning Learning Right Side Up

Putting Education Back on Track

Russell L Ackoff & Daniel Greenberg

In the age of the Internet, we educate people much as we did during the Industrial Revolution. We educate them for a world that no longer exists, instilling values antithetical to those of a free, 21st century democracy. Worst of all, too many schools extinguish the very creativity and joy they ought to nourish.
In the year's most provocative conversation, they take on the very deepest questions about education: What should be its true purpose? Do classrooms make sense anymore? What should individuals contribute to their own education? Are yesterday's distinctions between subjects--and between the arts and sciences--still meaningful? What would the ideal lifelong education look like--at K-12, in universities, in the workplace, and beyond?

23x16cm  196 pages  $45.00  
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