How to survive your first year in teaching (third edition)

By Sue Cowley. London; Sydney: Bloomsbury Education, 2013

Sue Cowley is “there to guide you from the start of day one, lesson one... She’s there through each term advising on time-saving lesson plans, easy to implement behaviour management tips and how to help children who have special educational needs. She’s right there until the end of the school year when she ensures that you feel triumphantly on top of report writing and your first parents’ evening. All of her methods are tried-and-tested and real life case studies exemplify how — and how not — to put them into practice.” (back cover)

Preventing and managing workplace bullying and harassment: a risk management approach

By Moira Jenkins. Toowong, Qld: Australian Academic Press, 2013

“Preventing and managing workplace bullying, including sexual harassment, is not just a ‘feel good’ exercise, or something organisations should only do when they are faced with a complaint. It is part of core business. Employers and managers have a duty of care as part of occupational health and safety laws to prevent hazards that might contribute to workplace injuries. This book shows you how to meet these responsibilities using practical, sensible strategies based on a framework of: understanding what bullying and sexual harassment really mean, using a risk management approach to identify issues in the workplace, implementing procedures to control risk, taking action when things go wrong.” (back cover)

Functional assessment: strategies to prevent and remediate challenging behaviours in school settings (third edition)

By Lynette K. Chandler and Carol M. Dahlquist. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill, 2010

“The book contains numerous examples of functional assessment as it is employed in school settings. Examples cover all ages of students —
preschool through high school — both regular and self-contained special education settings, as well as other school and home settings, a variety of challenging behaviours, and students with and without disabilities.” (excerpt)

Getting teacher evaluation right: what really matters for effectiveness and improvement

By Linda Darling-Hammond. New York: Teachers College Press, 2013

“Why and how to evaluate teachers in our public schools have become common themes in global education reforms. This book is a myth-breaker and a must-read for anybody who wishes to understand the complexity of teacher quality and evaluation.” (Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish lessons)

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