Education (110)

Quiet At School

ISBN: 9781742863993

Author: Robert Coplan    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Compared to their more sociable counterparts, shy children are at greater risk for a variety of difficulties in primary school, including internalising problems...


Compared to their more sociable counterparts, shy children are at greater risk for a variety of difficulties in primary school, including internalising problems, difficulties with peer relationships and poorer academic performance. Written by a developmental and an educational psychologist with decades of experience between them, Quiet at School demystifies the latest research on shyness. It offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to everything teachers should know about shy children. Topics covered include how shyness develops in childhood, the unique challenges faced by shy children in school and general strategies and specific techniques for improving shy children's social, emotional and academic functioning at school. Despite an increase in research on shyness, shy children are still not well understood by teachers and other school personnel. Quiet at School offers research-based practices for creating safe and inclusive learning environments that will help shy students thrive. Features: The first book about shy children specifically written for classroom teachers. Best practices that reflect the latest research in educational and developmental psychology. A focus on the importance of positive teacher–child relationships. Case studies and recommendations for understanding and teaching shy children.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 130


Dimensions: 155 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


Tag: Education
$75.00
Action and Reflection Tools for Busy School Leaders

ISBN: 9781742864365

Author: Pam Ryan    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Action and reflection tools for busy school leaders is a suite of practical action and reflection tools (ART) intended to support professional development and s...


Action and reflection tools for busy school leaders is a suite of practical action and reflection tools (ART) intended to support professional development and school development. Each tool offers activities and processes for thinking about a particular aspect of self or school life. For use in small or large group contexts, the instruments could help guide discussion at team meetings, staff meetings, workshops, conferences and the like. They are designed for highly committed but time-poor leaders who want access to practical ways to work with their school communities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Education
$78.00
The Little Book of Mathematical Principles, Theories, & Things

ISBN: 9781504800532

Author: Robert Solomon    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Making serious maths simple, it explains Fibonacci numbers, Euclid's Elements and Zeno's paradoxes, as well as other fundamental principles such as chaos theory...


Making serious maths simple, it explains Fibonacci numbers, Euclid's Elements and Zeno's paradoxes, as well as other fundamental principles such as chaos theory, game theory, and the game of life. This book simplifies the ancient discipline of mathematics and provides fascinating answers to intriguing questions, such as: 'What is The Greatest Pyramid?' and 'Is there a theory for stacking oranges'? Written by the author of CCEA GCSE Mathematics Higher 2 and Advanced Level Mathematics: Mechanics, The Little Book of Mathematical Principles is excellent either for dipping into or for reading from cover to cover for a more thorough and engaging understanding of mathematics.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 140 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2016


$22.99
Archaeology of the Solomon Islands

ISBN: 9780947522537

Author: Richard Walter & Peter Sheppard    Publisher: Otago University Press

This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplin...


This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approach and considers the work of archaeologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and historians. At the same time this volume highlights the results of the authors’ own considerable field research. This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 210 x 280 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


Tags: Education   History   Reference   Science & Nature   Travel
$50.00
New China Eyewitness

ISBN: 9781927145944

Author: Beattie & Bullen    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘New China Eyewitness’ is the fascinating account of the 1956 visit to the People’s Republic of China by a group of prominent New Zealanders – including...


‘New China Eyewitness’ is the fascinating account of the 1956 visit to the People’s Republic of China by a group of prominent New Zealanders – including Roger Duff, James Bertram, Evelyn Page, Angus Ross and Ormond Wilson – and of how Canterbury Museum came to acquire the largest collection of Chinese art in New Zealand. At the centre of the book is the eloquent diary kept by Canterbury Museum director Dr Roger Duff, detailing his efforts to bring to Christchurch the collection of antiquities gifted to the museum by long-time China resident, New Zealander Rewi Alley. Through Alley’s contacts with premier Zhou Enlai and Duff’s diplomatic skills they obtained the sanction of the Chinese government to circumvent its own export ban on antiquities and permit the gifting of seven crates of treasures to Christchurch. These objects were the basis for the museum’s Hall of Oriental Arts and their arrival led to a collections policy dedicated to Chinese art. Beautifully written and illustrated, ‘New China Eyewitness’ offers a rare glimpse of foreigners’ views of China during a period of rapid social, political and cultural change, and at a time of unusual political and cultural tolerance.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 173 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 07-12-2017


Tags: November 2017   Business   Education   History   New Zealand
$59.99
Driving School Improvement : A Practical Guide

ISBN: 9781742864730

Author: Pamela Macklin    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Driving school improvement: A practical guide is designed to support school leaders in meeting their improvement challenge in ways that can be contextualised to...


Driving school improvement: A practical guide is designed to support school leaders in meeting their improvement challenge in ways that can be contextualised to their circumstances. Its focus is implementation, and it therefore contains tools, activities and pro formas that have been used successfully in a range of schools. These can be adapted to suit a particular context. While there are many books focused on school improvement, this book is a practical gem. It advocates that a school first diagnoses is where it is at, rather than adopt a ‘one size fits all’ strategy. The self-assessments, tools, processes and case studies provided then enable a school to craft its own improvement approach.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 163


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 02-10-2017


Tags: Coming Soon   Education
$90.00
DUE > 1st Dec 2017
Nobody Knew What to Do

ISBN: 9780807557136

Author: Becky Ray McCain    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Straightforward and simple, this story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in s...


Straightforward and simple, this story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in school. Faced with the fact that "nobody knows what to do" while Ray is bullied, the children sympathetic to him feel fear and confusion and can only hope that Ray will "fit in some day." Finally, after Ray misses a day of school and the bullies plot mean acts for his return, our narrator goes to a teacher. The children then invite Ray to play with them, and, with adult help, together they stand up to the bullies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$24.99
Sir Brother Patrick Lynch : A Life in Education and New Zealand's Integrated Schools 1976-2016

ISBN: 9781927158333

Author: Bee Dawson    Publisher: Wairau Press

Forewords by the Right Honourable Helen Clark and Right Honourable James Bolger When young Pat Lynch was growing up in south Auckland, helping his father in the...


Forewords by the Right Honourable Helen Clark and Right Honourable James Bolger When young Pat Lynch was growing up in south Auckland, helping his father in the garden and enjoying the beach with his siblings, little did he know that in his future he'd be influencing politicians of all persuasions, and even a prime minister or two. This book tells the story of his path through New Zealand's education system. Starting as a De La Salle teaching Brother, he eventually became involved in smoothing the way for the integration of church schools into the state system, and doing his best to make sure all were dealt with fairly and equitably.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 233 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


Tags: May 2018   Education   New Zealand   Biography
$29.99
I'm The Principal

ISBN: 9781742864969

Author: Stephen Dinham    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

While an immensely rewarding role, the work of a school principal can be a lonely one, made up of brief encounters and regular interruptions, steep in responsib...


While an immensely rewarding role, the work of a school principal can be a lonely one, made up of brief encounters and regular interruptions, steep in responsibilities and accountabilities and free from accolades. Research shows that principals often feel there is nothing that really prepares them for assuming full and ongoing responsibility for a school. The I’m the Principal project utilised the Australian Professional Standard for Principals as a framework to consider key aspects and contributors to principal learning, action, influence and identity through interviews with 50 practising principals drawn from the various sectors and levels of Australian school education. I’m the Principal is a record of the study of the work of the principal today, conta ining personal, first-hand comments, experiences, values, beliefs and concerns. It speaks to the successes and the challenges of the role. I’m the Principal is a timely and thoughtful must-read for anyone wanting to explore and understand the value and worth of a school.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 154 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 24-08-2018


$85.00
Jacinda Ardern - Prime Minister of New Zealand

ISBN: 9781641854191

Author: Cynthia Kennedy Henzel    Publisher: North Star Editions

This book introduces children and young adults to the political career of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking di...


This book introduces children and young adults to the political career of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into New Zealand and the office of its current leader. The World Leaders series introduces readers to some of today’s most powerful political figures. From the leaders’ roles on the global stage to the history of the nations and communities they lead, these informative narratives connect readers with current events by covering everything they need to know about the leaders impacting their world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 178 x 230 x 5 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2019   Biography   Childrens   Education   History   New Zealand
$19.99
DUE > 1st May 2019
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