• 10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum
    10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum
    Recognising, expressing and understanding emotions helps young children make sense of their life experiences. Children diagnosed with autism can have significant difficulties with recognising and processing emotions which can lead to high levels of anxiety as they struggle to make sense of the unpredictable world around them.

    The 'Fun with Feelings' programme is designed to help parents support their children with emotional regulation and to decrease anxiety. This guide is structured around 10 stages. The initial four stages prepare parents to implement the programme with their child. These stages help parents understand the causes of anxiety and provide practical strategies for creating a toolbox to reduce anxiety. The final six stages are used in conjunction with Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum: A CBT Activity Book for Kids Age 4-8, allowing parents to support their child while working through the activity book.

    Written by world-leading experts in the field, 10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provides the steppingstones for parents of young children with autism to better understand their child's emotional skill set and empower them to understand and articulate their feelings.

    ISBN: 9781787753259
    Publication date: 21/05/2020
    Price: $47.99
    Author: Garnett, Michelle
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $47.99
  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience
    50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience
    There has always been emphasis placed on personal, social and emotional education, particularly in the Early Years. Emotionally resilient children are well equipped to deal with the challenges they may face, and this resilience reflects a range of skills, strengths and characteristics acquired and refined throughout one's life. Over the last ten years, Jillian Harrison-Longworth has planned and delivered a wide range of short but focused activities that can be used to develop aspects of emotional resilience across five key areas: confidence, self-image, self-esteem, perseverance and cooperation. This book contains refined activities for each of these crucial sections that most commonly arise in schools and settings.

    50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience provides short but snappy practical activities as starting points for practitioners to develop emotional resilience in the children they work with.

    ISBN: 9781472955364
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $21.99
    Author: 50 Fantastic Ideas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness
    50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness
    Introducing mindfulness in Early Years settings equips young children with life-long skills that develop as they mature. 50 Fantastic Ideas for Mindfulness features a range of activities that enable children to build awareness of their emotions, focus on the present and empathise more easily with others.

    From ideas to manage distractions to games for independence, this collection of ideas includes colourful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, making it a fantastic resources to bring mindfulness into the Early Years.

    ISBN: 9781472955227
    Publication date: 25/07/2019
    Price: $21.99
    Author: 50 Fantastic Ideas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Supporting Children's Wellbeing
    50 Fantastic Ideas for Supporting Children's Wellbeing
    50 Fantastic Ideas for Supporting Children's Wellbeing is packed full of easy-to-follow activities to calm busy minds and bodies and develop young children's self-esteem through engagement with their senses, nature and the world around them.

    With the ever-increasing pressures on children and teachers in schools for results and academic success, the desire for time and space for young children in the Early Years to calm their minds and bodies and tune into the natural environment is growing. Rebecca Gordine presents 50 ideas to address this and nurture young children's concept of self and wellbeing, from playing with warm noodles and making a healthy soup recipe, to tuning into nature by listening to bird songs, and creating a singing show.

    ISBN: 9781472966766
    Publication date: 06/02/2020
    Price: $21.99
    Author: 50 Fantastic Ideas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • 50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists
    50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists
    50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists uses well-known art as a visual inspiration to develop expressive art and design skills in the Early Years. It is much easier now to access art online and to bring inspirational pieces into a setting without having to buy postcards or visit an art gallery. Drawing on these readily available online sources, Judith Harries presents 50 ideas featuring a range of diverse artists from Lubaina Himid and Friedensreich Hundertwasser to Mary Delany and Picasso, and famous art including pop and street art, sculpture and portraiture.

    Using art supplies easily found in and outside the classroom such as paints, clay, pipe cleaners and natural resources like leaves and flowers, the interactive activities found in this book are ideal for inspiring creativity and fun at the same time!

    ISBN: 9781472956842
    Publication date: 11/07/2019
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Harries, Judith
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $21.99
  • 7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
    7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
    Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, to give them the best chance of success.

    Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child.

    Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading.

    'Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow.'

    ISBN: 9781760524678
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Park, Louise
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively
    88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively
    This is GOOD. Really, really extraordinary stuff. I don't think I've ever seen a similar book on education. - Seth Godin Tim writes with flair ...A book you can read, dip into, come back to, and I can imagine these pages appearing on a student or teachers desk to inspire, contemplate, or react to. - John Hattie If you are after a compendium of detailed lesson plans, this is not the book for you. If you want to hear from a self-professed teaching guru, this is not the book for you. If you believe the road to being an effective teacher is paved with uncertainty, contradictions and mistakes...this may be the book for you. Designed to be unlike any other education book, 88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively is packed with practical wisdom to encourage teachers to maximise their impact and be happier. This book aims to challenge and inspire students, teachers and everyone involved in education, no matter what their background. All will find value in reading this concise and accessible book. Combined with 88 entertaining, full-colour illustrations this book is basically a chocolate bar that's good for you!
    Topics include: * Hook 'em early; * Forget being the favourite; * Teach sticky; * Say I don't know; * Teachable moments; * Removing your emotions * You will feel terrible sometimes; * You're not "just a teacher"; * Don't miss an opportunity. 88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively is an invaluable guide for students, teachers and newly qualified teachers who are wanting to reflect on their role and impact...plus, it has pretty pictures.

    ISBN: 9781138675421
    Publication date: 17/10/2016
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Bowman, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • Art for Little Kids
    Art for Little Kids
    Packed with 26 fun and colorful exercises geared toward 3- to 6-year-olds, this book offers parents and teachers an outstanding source of creative art activities to inspire and enrich this wide-eyed and open-hearted age group. Activities are organized by medium and designed to encourage self-expression. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. Have fun:

    drawing with food coloring-tinted ice cubes.
    painting using a spray bottle and tempera paints.
    printmaking using balloons, lace, and potatoes to place ink.
    sculpting with tinfoil, cups, and papier-mache.
    creating mixed media art with magazines, oil pastels, and wallpaper samples.

    Targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art for Little Kids (Little Learning Labs) is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group. This inspirational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student's own voice, marks, and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, geology, math, and even bugs-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs. Explore a fun and inspiring collection of wonderful art activities for the preschool set!

    ISBN: 9781631598135
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Little Learning Labs
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Art of Growing Up
    Art of Growing Up
    When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as some kind of discrete interval, rather than just a few years from the continuum of life. How fortunate that the spirit, courage and curiosity of many young people remain largely undefeated by such adults.

    John Marsden has spent his adult life engaging with young minds - through both his award-winning, internationally bestselling young adult fiction and his work as one of Australia's most esteemed and experienced educators. As the founder and principal of two schools, John is at the coalface of education and a daily witness to the inevitable and yet still mysterious process of growing up.

    Now, in this astonishing, insightful and ambitious manifesto, John pulls together all he has learned from over thirty years' experience working with and writing for young people. He shares his insights into everything - from the role of schools and the importance of education, to problem parents and problem children, and the conundrum of what it means to grow up and be 'happy' in the 21st century.

    From the award-winning and bestselling author of the Tomorrow series.

    ISBN: 9781760556723
    Publication date: 23/07/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Marsden, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Australian Schoolkids' Guide to Debating and Public Speaking
    Australian Schoolkids' Guide to Debating and Public Speaking
    Age range 10+

    Welcome to the world of school debating and public speaking, the best training ground for speaking, reasoning, arguing and looking critically at the big issues of today.

    Claire Duffy not only demystifies the process of debating and public speaking, but makes it fun by drawing on her many years of experience working directly with students, using language to which they relate. Learn all about the best way to prepare, the persuasive power of reason, the art of argument and rebuttal, and how to lose graciously. Including tips from the pros and a wealth of examples throughout, this guide is the essential handbook for making every spoken word count.

    Flick through these sample pages

    Claire Duffy spoke to ABC News Breakfast about how to help kids conquer their public speaking fears here

    ISBN: 9781742234236
    Publication date: 01/09/2015
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Duffy, Claire
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics With Problem Based Learning
    Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics With Problem Based Learning
    Help your students to think critically and creatively through team-based problem solving instead of focusing on testing and outcomes.

    Professionals throughout the education system are recognizing that standardized testing is holding students back. Schools tend to view children as outcomes rather than as individuals who require guidance on thinking critically and creatively. Awesome Math focuses on team-based problem solving to teach discrete mathematics, a subject essential for success in the STEM careers of the future. Built on the increasingly popular growth mindset, this timely book emphasizes a problem-solving approach for developing the skills necessary to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively.

    In its current form, math education is a series of exercises: straightforward problems with easily-obtained answers. Problem solving, however, involves multiple creative approaches to solving meaningful and interesting problems. The authors, co-founders of the multi-layered educational organization AwesomeMath, have developed an innovative approach to teaching mathematics that will enable educators to:

    Move their students beyond the calculus trap to study the areas of mathematics most of them will need in the modern world

    Show students how problem solving will help them achieve their educational and career goals and form lifelong communities of support and collaboration

    Encourage and reinforce curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity in their students

    Get students into the growth mindset, coach math teams, and make math fun again

    Create lesson plans built on problem based learning and identify and develop educational resources in their schools

    Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning is a must-have resource for general education teachers and math specialists in grades 6 to 12, and resource specialists, special education teachers, elementary educators, and other primary education professionals.

    ISBN: 9781119575733
    Publication date: 22/11/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Andreescu, Titu
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Behaviour Management
    Behaviour Management
    100 IDEAS: Quick - Easy - Inspired - Outstanding

    Managing behaviour in the primary classroom can be a challenge, but in this brand new book, Molly Potter offers 100 practical ideas and strategies for managing the range of difficult behaviours that you might face as a primary teacher. Whether you are new to the profession or an experienced teacher, there will be ideas in this book for you, including strategies for solving individual pupil behaviour problems as well as whole- class approaches. The ideas are creative, tried-and-tested and easy to implement.

    The book includes tips on how to create a positive learning environment and advice on ensuring your attitude and teaching approaches encourage good behaviour. It introduces a variety of procedures to put in place in your classroom, strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour and also touches on the causes of extreme behaviour. Molly Potter's ideas are full of examples and subtle changes you can make to your practice straight away to help your successfully manage all types of behaviour in the primary classroom.

    ISBN: 9781408193655
    Publication date: 20/11/2014
    Price: $26.99
    Author: 100 Ideas For Primary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
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