• Beyond Behaviours Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioural Challenges
    Beyond Behaviours Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioural Challenges
    When you are confronted with a child who is troubled, disruptive, oppositional, defiant or angry - whether you are a parent or a teacher - it can be difficult to know the best way to support them. Traditional methods of 'shaping' a child's behaviour can often be at best ineffective, at worst distressing, for child and adult alike.

    Drawing on 30 years of experience, internationally known paediatric psychologist Dr Mona Delahooke describes these troubled behaviours as the 'tip of the iceberg', important signals that point to deeper, individual differences in the child that we need to understand and address before we can resolve behavioural challenges. Using the very latest neuroscientific research BEYOND BEHAVIOURS makes the case that many children who can't seem to behave simply don't have the developmental capacity to do so - yet.

    This book uses neuroscientific findings to help you deconstruct behaviour challenges, and to discover their cause and triggers for your child. It will show you how to apply this knowledge across a variety of behaviour spectrums, from children diagnosed with autism or other forms of neurodiversity, to those who might have been exposed to toxic stress or trauma during their early years. There are practical strategies to implement at every stage, backed up by impactful worksheets and charts, with a strong emphasis not on 'managing' behaviour, but instead on helping children and families build positive experiences to counteract the stress and pressure felt by everybody when you're working, or living, with a child who has behavioural challenges.

    Accessible, practical, warmly supportive and steeped in research and clinical expertise, BEYOND BEHAVIOURS offers a break-through book which guides us - parents and caregivers alike - to the realisation that the most important tool in our toolkit is always our connection with the child standing in front of us.

    ISBN: 9781529300468
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Delahooke, Mona
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Changing Behaviour in Schools: Promoting Positive Relationships and Wellbeing
    Changing Behaviour in Schools: Promoting Positive Relationships and Wellbeing
    Good teachers know that positive relationships with students and school connectedness lead to both improved learning and better behaviour for all students, and this is backed up by research. This book will show you how to promote positive behaviour and wellbeing in your setting.

    Taking an holistic approach to working with students, the author provides examples of effective strategies for encouraging pro-social and collaborative behaviour in the classroom, the school and the wider community. Chapters look at the importance of the social and emotional aspects of learning, and ways to facilitate change.

    Issues covered include:

    -developing a sense of belonging in the classroom

    -teaching approaches that maximise engagement and participation

    -how to respond effectively to challenging situations

    -ways to re-engage with students who have become marginalized.

    Each chapter has case studies from primary and secondary schools, activities, checklists and suggestions for further reading.

    This is an essential textbook for trainee and newly-qualified teachers, and is also useful for more experienced teachers, as it offers advice to all on how to manage student relationships with confidence, respect and resilience.

    ISBN: 9781849200783
    Publication date: 12/11/2010
    Price: $99.99
    Author: Roffey, Sue
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $99.99
  • Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing Relationships, Resilience and Responsibility
    Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing Relationships, Resilience and Responsibility
    This new edition of Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing addresses critical and contemporary issues for students aged 5-18. It has been updated to include:

    straightforward instructions on how to set up and run Circles for social and emotional learning (SEL) including the ASPIRE pedagogy for effective implementation
    how to boost the self-worth of students with a wide range of needs
    new content and activities on faith, race, gender, mental health and identity

    Online planning templates

    The author's evidence-based approach to building a healthy classroom environment has proven to be a unique and invaluable intervention worldwide, enhancing the social and emotional well-being of both students and teachers.

    ISBN: 9781526491169
    Publication date: 14/03/2020
    Edition: 3
    Price: $84.99
    Author: Roffey, Sue
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $84.99
  • Coddling of the American Mind
    Coddling of the American Mind
    Have good intentions, over-parenting and the decline in unsupervised play led to the emergence of modern identity politics and hypersensitivity?

    In this book, free speech campaigner Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt investigate a new cultural phenomenon of "safetyism", beginning on American college campuses in 2014 and spreading throughout academic institutions in the English-speaking world.

    Looking at the consequences of paranoid parenting, the increase in anxiety and depression amongst students and the rise of new ideas about justice, Lukianoff and Haidt argue that well-intended but misguided attempts to protect young people are damaging their development and mental health, the functioning of educational systems and even democracy itself.

    ISBN: 9780141986302
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Haidt, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Confident Minds Curriculum: Creating a Culture of Personal Growth and Social Awareness
    Confident Minds Curriculum: Creating a Culture of Personal Growth and Social Awareness
    The Confident Minds Curriculum provides a simple and practical approach to culture change in schools, health care settings and organisations working with young people. Refraining from focusing solely on young people's growth, the curriculum provides logical and practical support to the people and systems in their environment to enable and maximise growth for positive and connected communities.

    Crucial mindsets for healthy relationships, empathy, compassion, problem-solving, emotional intelligence and well-being are broken down into bite-size, teachable chunks. All blend together exquisitely to help people look at themselves and others with confidence, gratitude and compassion.

    Easily applied to individuals, targeted groups and whole classes to meet the social emotional learning (SEL) or well-being curriculum, this book provides a guiding light for young people and their supporters to develop what is necessary for socially and emotionally intelligent environments.

    Aimed primarily at the middle years (8-14), it is easily adaptable for younger and older students. Through role plays, discussions, journaling and practical activities each new mindset is divided into several lessons that teach individual learning components of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

    The Confident Minds Curriculum will appeal to teachers, educators and health professionals searching for a whole school or organisational approach to social emotional learning, well-being, compassion and personal growth. It is also an essential resource for homes where parents and carers can help further develop life skills that build character and optimism so their family can approach life with greater confidence.

    ISBN: 9780367361280
    Publication date: 29/10/2019
    Price: $70.99
    Author: Parker, Madhavi Nawana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.99
  • Differentiation
    Differentiation is a key part of the curriculum, but can be a divisive subject among teachers. In 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Differentiation, experienced teacher Rachel Orr provides guidance on using differentiation to make learning engaging, empowering, investigative, explorative, and open ended; matching the learning needs of each individual pupil without limiting them or your teaching. Differentiation is about knowing your pupils, and making the best learning environment for them as individuals as well as for the class as whole. This is a compilation of the many ways to easily organise and differentiate learning, as well as useful tips on scaffolding, structuring learning, and how to build on positive outcomes to make further improvements, covering each aspect of teaching, from whole class activities to homework.

    ISBN: 9781472941350
    Publication date: 23/02/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Dyslexia  A Very Short Introduction
    Dyslexia A Very Short Introduction
    Since dyslexia was first described in the British Medical Journal in 1896, there has been debate about the definitions and diagnostic procedures used, with some casting doubt on its very existence. However, there is now a considerable body of research regarding the nature and characteristics of this relatively common learning disorder. The contemporary view of dyslexia has emerged from a century of research in medicine, psychology and more recently neuroscience, and
    we now understand enough about this learning disorder to guide policy and practice.

    This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible overview of this exciting field of research, beginning with its history, and drawing on testimony from people living with dyslexia. Considering the potential causes of dyslexia, and looking at both genetic and environment factors, Margaret Snowling shows how cross-linguistic studies have documented the prevalence of dyslexia in different languages. Discussing the various brain scanning techniques that have been used to find out if the
    brains of people with dyslexia differ in structure or function from those of typical readers, Snowling moves on to weigh up various strategies and interventions which can help people living with dyslexia today.

    ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    ISBN: 9780198818304
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Snowling, Margaret J. (CBE, Professor in the Depar
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Dyslexia Decoded Book and cd
    Dyslexia Decoded Book and cd
    This book, written by two highly qualified New Zealand literacy researchers, is for students and other individuals with dyslexia and also for those working with them as tutors and in the workplace. The book cuts new ground in our understanding of dyslexia. It brings together in one volume the latest research on this spectrum of learning difficulties. It seeks to encourage empathy and understanding of the needs of adults with dyslexia and shows how they can achieve success in today's competitive world. The book defines dyslexia; debunks myths; shows that this learning condition does not have to be a life sentence; discusses assessment; explains decoding, and writing and spelling strategies; and looks at workplace modification to accommodate the needs of dyslexic people.

    ISBN: 9781927212042
    Publication date: 01/06/2013
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Dymock, Sue
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide: Tips and Strategies for Exam Success
    Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide: Tips and Strategies for Exam Success
    This practical skills guide helps young people with who learn differently including those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia and ADHD, study for their exams.

    Students who learn differently can often find exams challenging and can experience a good deal of anxiety around exam time, leading to exam results that may not accurately reflect their capabilities. Much exam stress arises from a lack of confidence with the ability to learn and retain information in a meaningful way. This engaging workbook is designed to help students to overcome these issues. It not only shows students how to develop a positive success attitude towards study and exams, but also aims to equip them with powerful strategies and techniques for learning and remembering.

    The book offers strategies for learners whose methods of learning are multisensory. When learning is active rather than passive, it happens faster, and is easier, more enjoyable and more effective. As you progress through the fun, engaging activities, so your confidence and belief in your ability to learn will increase. Struggling students will become confident, successful learners, with a positive attitude and access to a wide range of effective strategies, and in this way, you will achieve the results in exams that you have worked for and deserve.

    ISBN: 9781787751774
    Publication date: 21/01/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: McNicholas, Ann-Marie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Education Studies in Aotearoa
    Education Studies in Aotearoa
    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the core disciplines, and contemporary concerns, that inform the study of education in Aotearoa. As a collection, the work provides a critical account of education policy trajectories and speculates on their limits and possibilities in the changing social and political landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand in the first half of the 21st century.

    The work has two aims. First, to serve as an introductory text for students in initial teacher education and other education programmes. Secondly, to be a resource for practitioners, policy makers, administrators and other stakeholders seeking to update their knowledge of the disciplines that comprise education studies, and their application in the current environment. It builds on the premise detailed in the Introduction: that all educational theory--in Aotearoa and beyond--must be understood and applied with due regard to personal, historical, and global context.

    ISBN: 9781988542799
    Price: $66.99
    Author: Kamp, Annelies
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $66.99
  • Elephant in the Classroom Helping Children Learn and Love Maths
    Elephant in the Classroom Helping Children Learn and Love Maths
    Following the progress of pupils at various schools in the USA and UK and into adult life, Jo Boaler outlines the crisis in maths education and proposes ways to give children the best possible mathematical experience.

    Based on her own award-winning research, Jo Boaler offers concrete solutions: including classroom approaches, strategies for pupils, advice for parents and ways that parents can work with teachers. This revised edition is updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that revolutionises scientist's understanding of learning and potential.

    ISBN: 9780285643185
    Publication date: 01/09/2015
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Boaler, Jo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Elephant in the Staffroom
    Elephant in the Staffroom
    The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays!

    Complemented by a host of top tips, the book focuses on five key themes:

    the psychology of the teacher

    teacher identity

    emotional and physical energy

    keeping focused and investing in yourself

    colleagues, students and inspection

    Chapters are designed to be easily dipped in and out of, with each exploring the unique nature of the teaching profession and how to cope with, and conquer, a variety of stress triggers and psychological aspects of teaching - `elephants' in the staffroom - to survive and succeed.

    Written by a head of department with over twenty years of classroom experience, this essential guide offers a wealth of practical advice on stress, work-life balance and organisation, and is a must-read for practising teachers.

    ISBN: 9781138681484
    Publication date: 23/09/2016
    Price: $48.99
    Author: Eyre, Chris
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.99
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