IN THE LIBRARY

The differentiated classroom: responding to the needs of all learners [second edition]

By Carol Ann Tomlinson. Alexandria, VA: ASCD Publishing, 2014

“Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning development, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and practices to respond to the needs of all learners” (back cover).

Leadership for teacher learning: creating a culture where all teachers improve so that all students learn

By Dylan Wiliam. West Palm Beach, FL: Learning Sciences International, 2016

“Dylan Wiliam clearly and concisely explains how formative assessment, when applied properly, helps create a structured and rigorous learning environment that increases student achievement. He also presents compelling research to give readers a clear picture of: which changes in classroom practice are most likely to impact student achievement; formative assessment’s use in differentiated instruction (DI) and response to intervention (RTI); how to select and support group leaders to ensure productive collaboration; strategies to integrate formative assessment into teacher evaluation” (back cover).

“Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking — from pitch, pace and prosody to jokes, appropriateness and how to wield a microphone. He explains what is going on moment by moment and examines each facet of eloquence. He also investigates such topics as the way current technologies help or hinder our verbal powers, the psychological effects of verbal excellence, and why certain places or people are thought to be more eloquent than others” (book cover).

The gift of the gab: how eloquence works

By David Crystal. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2016

How to pass a test: is this the direction of Australian education today?

By Lynne Edwards. Pt Adelaide, [South Australia]: Ginninderra Press, 2015

“In recent years, the focus on commodifying education services has diverted attention away from the fundamental purpose of education in society. Education is a universal right and an investment in the future … Too much importance has been attached to metrics, such as the narrow and misleading NAPLAN testing and associated My Schools website, the resulting league tables and the planned teacher performance pay system. If Australia is to regain its status as one of the top performing OECD countries, we need to examine the models implemented by successful education systems and adopt and adapt those methods” (p. 107).

“In recent years, the focus on commodifying education services has diverted attention away from the fundamental purpose of education in society. Education is a universal right and an investment in the future … Too much importance has been attached to metrics, such as the narrow and misleading NAPLAN testing and associated My Schools website, the resulting league tables and the planned teacher performance pay system. If Australia is to regain its status as one of the top performing OECD countries, we need to examine the models implemented by successful education systems and adopt and adapt those methods” (p. 107).

Being Jazz: my life as a (transgender) teen

By Jazz Jennings. New York: Crown, 2016

“At the age of six, Jazz Jennings’s transition to life as a girl put her in the public spotlight after she shared her story with Barbara Walters on national television. In the decade since then, prestigious awards, high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, and her own TLC-docu series, I am Jazz, have made her one of the most recognisable and prominent advocates for transgender teens... Now Jazz must face an even greater challenge — navigating the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence, made even more complicated by the unique challenges of being transgender” (book cover).

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