Visible Learning for Mathematics: Grades K-12: What Works Best to Optimise Student Learning

By John Hattie et al. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2017

“Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction … with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Mathematics, six acclaimed educators assert that it’s not about which approach to use, it’s about when to use it — and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school” (back cover).

Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

By Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli [illustrator]. Newtown, NSW: Walker Books, 2016

“The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change. Beautifully written narrative that explores the unique story of … [an] amazing phenomenon” (publisher website). For children aged 5+.

The Essential Guide to Successful Secondary School: A Guide for Teachers and Families of Students With ASD (Autism/Asperger) [updated and expanded edition]

By Sue Larkey and Anna Tullemans. Sue Larkey Learning Media, 2016

“[A] practical guide to secondary school, including preparation for successful transition from primary to secondary. It is full of timesavers, tips and easy to use proformas. It includes tests, exams, assignments, homework, curriculum adaptions, organisational skills, camps, excursions and more. This book is a great guide for both children transitioning to secondary from Year 5 onwards, and those at secondary” (back cover).

Reclaiming Lesson Observation: Supporting Excellence in Teacher Learning

Edited by Matt O’Leary. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017

This book “explores the latest practice, thinking and research in lesson observation, putting teacher learning at its heart. Illustrated throughout with practical examples from a range of education settings, each chapter contains a rich variety of state-of-the-art, evidence-based case studies to demonstrate how new approaches to observation can be applied in practice” (back cover).

The Resilience Pocketbook

By Janine Waldman and Paul Z. Jackson. Alresford, Hants: Management Pocketbooks, 2017

“With improved resilience comes less stress, less stress-related illness and, ultimately, better performance — and that’s good news, not just for the person concerned but for the organisation as a whole. The Resilience Pocketbook is packed with coping strategies, tools and tips to show people how to draw out, strengthen and put into practice their inbuilt resources. It includes a questionnaire to identify strengths and weaknesses, and there is a section on building resilience within teams” (publisher website).

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