A closer look at spelling in the primary classroom

By Grace Oakley and Janet Fellowes.
Newtown, NSW: Primary English Teaching Association Australia, 2016

This book “will help primary and pre-service teachers by providing them with understandings, based on research and theory, which would help them choose and use appropriate pedagogical strategies to teach spelling to students with diverse needs, including those from EAL/D backgrounds and those with difficulties and disabilities that impact on spelling” (back cover).

The mindfulness at work pocketbook

By Margaret Chapman-Clarke Alresford,
Hants: Management Pocketbooks, 2015

“The intentions of this pocketbook are to: offer a definition of mindfulness; explore the benefits to individuals and organisations; introduce an 8-step model to begin developing your mindfulness skills; look at the evidence-base for the why and how of implementing an O-MBI (organisational mindfulness-based intervention)” (p. 6).

Engaging maths: everyday investigations for grades 3 to 6

By Catherine Attard and John Pattison
Modern Teaching Aids, 2014

“This primary mathematics resource contains a collection of over thirty sets of mathematics activities based on photographs of ‘everyday’ things. The purpose of the photographs is to act as a stimulus to engage children in worthwhile and interesting mathematical tasks. The resource includes: 31 Photo cards with all the activities printed on the back; A CD-ROM with each of the photographs for use on an Interactive Whiteboard; A teacher resource book that includes a list of handy resources, technology tips and curriculum links [i.e. to Australian Curriculum: Mathematics] for each set of activities. Each set of activities includes a photograph and three groups of activities or tasks: short activities, investigations, and extension activities” (p. 5).

Science now: building scientific understanding and inquiry skills through Australian Curriculum focuses

Teaching that changes lives: 12 mindset tools for igniting the love of learning

By Marilee Adams
San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 2013

“Adams demonstrates the powerful influence our mindsets have on how we interact with our students, our colleagues, and ourselves. Through vivid examples, she illustrates how cultivating what she calls a Learner Mindset leads to breakthroughs in critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Complete with a workbook, access to online resources, and Adams’s Choice Map for identifying mindsets, this inspiring book provides tools that truly changes lives” (back cover).

By Lauren O’Brien
Taren Point, NSW: Teachers 4 Teachers, 2015

Science now activity books 1–6 are designed to develop students’ scientific understanding of biological, chemical, physical and astronomical sciences through the various content strands: Science Understanding, Science as Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. The content has been carefully organised into bite-size units that break complex topics into easily understood segments of information. Information is presented in both textual and visual form. This enables learners to fully appreciate information and become accustomed to information being presented in numerous ways including diagrams, graphs, charts and tables, illustrations, lists, breakout boxes and photos” (back cover).

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