Flip your classroom: reach every student in every class every day

By Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. Eugene, Or: International Society for Technology in Education; Moorabin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education, 2012

“It started with a simple observation: Students need their teachers present to answer questions or to provide help if they get stuck on an assignment; they don’t need their teachers present to listen to a lecture or review content. From there, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams began the flipped classroom: Students watched recorded lectures for homework and completed their assignments, labs, and tests in class with their teacher available. Bergmann and Sams found that their students demonstrated a deeper understanding of the material than ever before. Learn what a flipped classroom is and why it works, and get the information you need to flip your own classroom. You’ll also learn the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace” (back cover).

Vulture cultures

By Leanne Faraday-Brash. Toowong, Qld: Australian Academic Press, 2012

“From the incompetent to the incomprehensible, the disruptive to the dastardly, this book will explain how bad behaviour gains a foothold and what perpetuates it against all good common sense. This book provides both high-level strategies and readily applicable tips for the CEO and the change leader as well as the vulnerable and the victimised” (back cover).

Instructional rounds in education: a network approach to improving teaching and learning

By Elizabeth A. City, Richard F. Elmore, Sarah E. Fiarman and Lee Teitel. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2009

“Inspired by the medical-rounds model used by physicians, the authors of Instructional rounds in education have pioneered a new form of professional learning known as instructional rounds networks. Through this process, education leaders and practitioners develop a shared understanding of what quality instruction looks like and what schools and districts need to do to support it” (back cover).

Resurrection: a true story of power and forgiveness

By P.A. McDermott. Edgecliff, NSW: Jane Curry Publishing, 2014

“Resurrection tells the tragic true story of the death of Pat McDermott’s younger brother Matthew [a teacher in Temora] …. Using family and friends’ recollections, as well as witness statements and official reports, discover the power of four young girls [who made sexual assault allegations] and a closed-minded community. [Struggling against attitudes] of guilty until proven innocent, blinded eyes and rejection from those who are supposed to help, this young man’s life was ruined in a split second” (back cover).

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