Language investigations

Edited by Wayne Sawyer, Phoenix Education, 2012

Contains 25 practical units that individually and together address Australian Curriculum: English for Years 7–10. Chapters include “Vocabulary development”, “Irony and satire”, “The language of involvement: fan fiction, blogs and social media”, “The language of gaming” and “The language of adolescent picture books”.

Assessment for teaching today: a guide to assessment strategies and activities

By Peter Kent and Chris Campbell, Macmillan Education Australia, 2013

“Offers guidance on how to: understand the formative relevance of a range of assessment strategies, select appropriate assessment strategies to make key teaching decisions, think about technology such as blogs, Wikis, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google Apps and learner response systems, and their relevance to assessment.” (back cover)

Crucial accountability: tools for resolving violated expectations, broken commitments and bad behaviour (second edition)

By Kerry Patterson et al., McGraw-Hill Education, 2013

“Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behaviour — they don’t just make others’ lives miserable, they can sap up to 50 per cent of organisational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems — permanently.” (back cover).

Intentional teaching: promoting purposeful practice in early childhood settings

By Anne Houghton, Teaching Solutions, 2013

“This book helps educators in all settings to understand the principles of intentional teaching, and highlights how intentional teaching practices can support learning outcomes for children. The book includes shared understandings of intentional teaching through conversation and reflection with many educators. Its purpose is to portray real and meaningful stories to highlight the ways in which educators have been intentional when planning for education and care with children.” (back cover)

The confidence pocketbook

By Peter English, Management Pocketbooks, 2014

This book “tells you how to: change the way that you think about yourself, and about your potential, so that you can start to make real progress in your life; move forward at your own pace so that you are making changes without feeling overwhelmed; set up a multi-faceted support system that will sustain you on your journey, and help you to feel good even when you are facing setbacks; get a grip on the way that you talk to yourself, so that your inner critic isn’t constantly undermining you; deal with the common confidence-shakers that we face at work”.

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