Education (120)

Pathways to School System Improvement

ISBN: 9781742862484

Author: Michael Gaffney    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

The road to school system improvement can be a rocky one. The nature of schools and school systems makes them very difficult to change. These are complex organi...


The road to school system improvement can be a rocky one. The nature of schools and school systems makes them very difficult to change. These are complex organisations, subject to a range of demands and opportunities from multiple stakeholders – from parents and governments, from local communities and business, from other educational authorities and institutions, and, of course, from their staff and students. Effective educational leaders appreciate this complexity and work with colleagues and others across and beyond their education system to make a positive and meaningful difference. Pathways to School System Improvement is designed for educators with an interest and responsibility for school system improvement. It looks at effective strategies for implementing system improvement and presents approaches for capitalising on the successes and overcoming the shortcomings of initiative-based reforms.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 176 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$69.99
Powerful Practices for Reading Improvement

ISBN: 9781742861463

Author: Kathryn Glasswell    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

This book is about reading: how to assess it, how to teach it and how to build teacher capacity to do both of those things well. Powerful Practices for Reading ...


This book is about reading: how to assess it, how to teach it and how to build teacher capacity to do both of those things well. Powerful Practices for Reading Comprehension shares and unpacks a wealth of tools for innovative classroom reading instruction, building teacher knowledge, and enhancing the functioning of a school’s professional learning community. These Powerful Practices were developed and used by researchers working to change the profile of reading achievement within schools. They are flexible, research-based instructional strategies that are easy to implement when working with classes, groups or individual students. With content for teachers, coaches and school leaders, and with resources for students, teachers and professional learning facilitators, Powerful Practices for Reading Comprehension provides everything an educator needs for designing and implementing programs for improving reading comprehension outcomes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2016


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2016   Education
$85.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2016
The Monocle Guide to Good Business

ISBN: 9783899555370

Publisher: Gestalten

The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups, and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’...


The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups, and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book made to be used. Write in its margins and turn over the corners of its pages. But don’t expect management speak or miracles for untold riches. This is not a book about staging a revolution. Rather, this is a book about doing things well—from how you run the show to the pens you buy. And even about taking your dog to work. The 300-page book features original photography and illustrations printed on a selection of the highest-quality papers. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a handbook for those who want to make a company that will last; it’s the ultimate reference for doing a job you love.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 200 x 265 mm


$135.00
The Monocle Guide to Better Living

ISBN: 9783899554908

Publisher: Gestalten

Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, it...


Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor in chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well. The result is The Monocle Guide to Better Living, an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas meant to be treasured and last.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 200 x 265 mm


$135.00
Life Hacks for Dads

ISBN: 9781849538053

Author: Dan Marshall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

These and dozens of other dilemmas are solved with Life Hacks for Dads, your handy guide to making your daily life that little bit easier. This fully illustrate...


These and dozens of other dilemmas are solved with Life Hacks for Dads, your handy guide to making your daily life that little bit easier. This fully illustrated manual covers everything from keeping your car door wonderfully dent-free to making sure your kids stay entertained, and much, much more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift   Education
$27.99
The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (Men-at-Arms)

ISBN: 9781849085397

Author: Wayne Stack    Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Although comparatively small in number, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918) earned an elite reputation on the Western Front, and the ...


Although comparatively small in number, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918) earned an elite reputation on the Western Front, and the New Zealanders' war effort was a defining moment in their national history and sense of identity. The statistics are astonishing: of the total population of New Zealand of 1 million, no fewer than 100,000 men enlisted - that is one in every five men in the country, and of those, 18,000 men were killed and 58,000 wounded. In other words, 15 per cent of the male population of New Zealand became casualties. The NZEF was first committed at Gallipoli in 1915, NZ cavalry regiments helped defend Egypt and fought in Palestine with Allenby's famous Desert Mounted Corps; on the Western Front the Kiwis were called the 'Silent Division' for their fieldcraft and their uncomplaining professionalism. This book is both a tribute and a history of the crucial contribution made by a small nation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Tags: March 2016   History   Education   Military   New Zealand
$24.99 $14.99
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction

ISBN: 9781613749241

Author: John Austin    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

To become a ninja master, you need discipline, a silent footstep, and an impressive personal arsenal. Author and toy designer John Austin provides step-by-step ...


To become a ninja master, you need discipline, a silent footstep, and an impressive personal arsenal. Author and toy designer John Austin provides step-by-step instructions on how to turn everyday household and office items into 37 different ninja weapons for the modern era, including: the Crouching Tiger Catapult, Paper Clip Grappling Hook, Origami Boomerang, Magazine Nunchucks, Craft Stick Katana, Pencil Top Eraser Dart, and more! Once you’ve assembled an armory, the author provides several targets to practice your shooting skills—nested paper cups become a dragon; chopsticks and a paper plate form a tripod bulls-eye, and more. Armed, trained, and shrouded in black, you are now prepared for missions of reconnaissance and sabotage and other grim errands.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


$39.99
Jigsaw - Teaching Poetry to Middle Secondary Students

ISBN: 9781925169027

Author: Ken Watson    Publisher: Phoenix Education

This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teachin...


This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teaching the poems. Two Australian poets, Jeff Guess and Kris Hemensley, have provided drafts of their poems, enabling students to study the ways in which poets revise and perfect their work. Jeff Guess has also provided many suggestions for poetry-writing workshops. A section on performance poetry suggests ways in which students, in groups, can prepare poems for oral presentation. Contents A VARIETY OF APPROACHES Jigsaw poem — Alfred Tennyson Verse Riddles — Anglo-Saxon riddles, John Fuller, John Mole, May Swenson, Vasko Popa Asking Questions — poem by E.E. Cummings Cloze — Percy Bysshe Shelley Sequencing — George Herbert, James Wright Jumbled Poems — John Dryden, Vernon Scannell, Thomas Otway POEMS FOR PERFORMANCE Choral Speaking — Ogden Nash Dialogue Performance — Paul Fleischman, Roger McGough, Gael Turnbull Readers Theatre — Allan Ahlberg, Paul Dehn, Peter Dixon WRITING POETRY Getting Started — The Joeys Memories — Marietta Elliott Tone — Jeff Guess Haiku — Jeff Guess,Roger McGough THE DRAFTING GRIND The Drafting Grind — Jeff Guess, Chris Hemensley THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE The Dramatic Monologue — Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy THREE THEMES School — Gregory Harrison, John Latham, Barrie Wade Progress? — Vachel Lindsay, Raymond Wilson Prejudice — Jack Davis, Jackie Kay, Jim Wong-chu POEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY Sounds and Pictures — William Blake Perfect? — Jeff Guess Poems in Translation — two versions of one of the Songs of Solomon Missing Words — John Donne Poems to Compare — John Donne, Richard Lovelace POEMS BY PETER SKRYZNECKI


Publication Date: 11-04-2016


Tags: May 2016   Education
$55.00
The Rhetoric and the Reality

ISBN: 9780992247638

Author: David Hood    Publisher: Fraser Books

The aim of The Rhetoric and The Reality is to provoke public debate about our current system of secondary schooling in New Zealand. It takes readers down the pa...


The aim of The Rhetoric and The Reality is to provoke public debate about our current system of secondary schooling in New Zealand. It takes readers down the path of history to explain why our system is what it is; it exposes the inadequacies and absurdities of a model of schooling designed 100 years ago for a world that no longer exists, and the many past and present challenges to that model's appropriateness in today's complex and very different world. The book urges readers to think differently about the purposes and nature of schooling if it is to adequately prepare all of our young people for the challenges they will face in their futures. It presents examples of new models emerging around the world that show there are different ways of thinking and different ways of doing things, and argues that what is needed is transformation rather than a continuing tinkering with a model that is increasingly recognised as obsolete.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Tags: Education   New Zealand
$39.50
Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 3

ISBN: 9781742862606

Author: Derek Holton    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich...


Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich materials that engage an entire class. The Creative Activities in Mathematics series provides a wealth of investigations and open-ended active learning activities, designed to engage students with mathematics and develop their problemsolving, collaboration and mathematical skills. Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 3 - Problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle secondary


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2015


Tags: Coming Soon   Education
$75.00
DUE > 31st Mar 2016
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