Making Classrooms Better: 50 Practical Applications of Mind, Brain, and Education Science

By Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa. New York; London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

“The book provides a practical overview of teaching from a Mind, Brain and Education perspective through an understanding of the intersection of the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy... and 50 evidence-based classroom ‘best practices’ that have a proven positive impact on student learning outcomes” (back cover).

Are Humans Wild At Heart? And other epic English projects for Years 9-10

By Bianca & Lee Hewes. Moorabbin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education, 2016

“This book has been structured into three distinct parts, designed to help you feel supported in your PBL (project based learning) journey. Part one: The what, why and how of project based learning; Part two: Sample projects; and Part three: Additional resources” (back cover).

Crying in Cupboards: What Happens When Teachers Are Bullied?

By Pat Bricheno and Mary Thornton. Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire: Matador, 2016

“At the heart of this book are teachers’ own stories about being bullied. Senior school managers and union officials also give their accounts of the strategies and tactics that they use to handle bullying, their suggestions on what steps to take once it has occurred, and how to positively manage it... it also looks at reasons for teachers being bullied, who become the targets, what the law can and can’t do about it, and the health and employment ramifications of it” (back cover).

Lesson Planning Tweaks for Teachers: Small Changes That Make a Big Difference

By Melanie Aberson and Debbie Light. London;

New York: Bloomsbury Education, 2015

“Organised around real lesson snippets and full lesson plans covering every secondary subject, the book focuses on the key areas you need to plan for every lesson: assessment for learning, questioning, stretch and challenge and commitment to learning, as well as covering the importance of developing a good marking practice” (publisher website).

Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru

By Madeline Gleeson. Sydney: New South Publishing, 2016

This book “explains why offshore processing was re-established, what life is like for asylum seekers and refugees on Manus and Nauru, what asylum seekers, refugees and staff in the offshore detention centres have to say about what goes on there, and why the truth has been so hard to find” (back cover).

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