Engaging Maths: Everyday investigations for early years [kit containing book, CD-ROM and 31 A4 colour photographs with activities printed on the back]

By Catherine Attard and John Pattison. Modern Teaching Aids, 2014

“This primary mathematics resource [for teachers of K-3 classes] contains a collection of over 30 sets of mathematics activities based on photographs of ‘everyday’ things. Each set of activities includes a photograph and three groups of activities or tasks: short activities, investigations, and extension activities. The activities range from whole-class, small-group and individual, with some activities purposely designed to be completed by students at home to strengthen connections between ‘home maths’ and ‘school maths’.” (p5)

Becoming a meaning maker: talk and interaction in the dialogic classroom

By Christine Edwards-Groves and Christina Davidson. Newtown, NSW PETAA, 2017

“The book draws together elements of the kind of interactions that move classroom talk and interaction towards the dialogic. Chapters pick up key ideas about the influential aspects of classroom dialogue as related to student-student talk, active listening, questioning, metatalk and conducting discussions. In addition, an Appendix presents classroom strategies for making talk explicit.” (back cover)

The Cyber Effect: A pioneering Cyberpsychologist explains how human behaviour changes online

By Mary Aiken. London, John Murray, 2017

“Covering everything from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive online behaviours (gaming, shopping, pornography), The Cyber Effect also examines the escalation in cyberchondria (self-diagnosis online), cyberstalking and organised crime in the Deep Web. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? Full of surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of the hidden trends that are shaping our culture, this book raises troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us.” (back cover)

Mentoring: Getting it right in a week

By Jonathan Gravells. St Albans, UK, Critical Publishing, 2017

“Mentoring is integral to school improvement and raising teaching standards. Whilst it has been around for some time, it is often misunderstood or poorly applied. This is an accessible guide to effective mentoring for all busy teachers and school leaders. Designed to be read over a week, the book is divided into seven practical chapters each detailing clear strategies, examining the strategy in action and summarising the relevant underpinning theory.” (back cover)

Action and Reflection Tools for Busy School Leaders

By Pam Ryan. Camberwell, Victoria, ACER Press, 2017

“Action and Reflection Tools for Busy School Leaders is a suite of practical action and reflection tools (ART) intended to support professional development and school development. Each tool offers activities and processes for thinking about a particular aspect of self or school life. For use in small or large group contexts, the instruments could help guide discussion at team meetings, staff meetings, workshops, conferences and the like.” (back cover)

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