By Roxanna Elden. Naperville, Ill: Sourcebooks, 2013
“Fuelled by hundreds of hilarious — and sometimes shocking — tales from the teachers who lived them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren’t covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classes day after day with clarity, confidence... and sanity!”
Dealing With the Tough Stuff: How to achieve results from key conversations [second ed]
By Darren Hill, Alison Hill and Sean Richardson. Milton, Qld: John Wiley & Sons, 2016
“This second edition of the bestselling Dealing With The Tough Stuff shows leaders and managers practical and pragmatic strategies to manage conflict situations effectively... Discover how to lead key conversations with: tools to depersonalise tough feedback; tactics to deal with a workforce that is offsite; tips for dealing with conflict during times of rapid change; advice to manage immediate crises; strategies to overcome anger, stubbornness and defensiveness; techniques for finding the best way to be assertive – in any situation” (back cover).
Teaching Middle Years: Rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment [third ed]
Edited by Donna Prendergast, Katherine Main and Nan Bahr. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2017
“This third edition provides a systematic overview of the philosophy, principles and key issues in middle schooling, together with a new depth of focus on the emotional problems and behavioural challenges in working with students. The editors explore in detail two key areas in middle years pedagogy —differentiation and engagement— and there are new chapters on achieving effective transition, the importance of physical activity in adolescence, and how to develop cooperative and collaborative learning” (back cover).
iPads in the Classroom: From consumption and curation to creation
By Tom Daccord and Justin Reich. Moorabbin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education, 2017
“Many educators ... see them only as game stations or replacements for notebooks and textbooks [but] authors Tom Daccord and Justin Reich explain why iPads ... present a tremendous opportunity for teachers to rethink the design of learning environments .... technology must be put in the service of learning so that students can build the capacity to solve unstructured problems, communicate persuasively and gain a deep understanding of content”