Open-ended maths activities: Using ‘good’ questions to enhance learning in mathematics
By Peter Sullivan and Pat
Lilburn. Revised second edition. South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press, 2017
“Teachers recognise the importance of asking questions that promote higher level thinking and encourage students’ active engagement in their own learning. This book explores open-ended problem-solving questions known as “good questions”. Posing such questions can enhance learning, teaching and assessment and offers a useful addition to effective teaching strategies. It includes practical advice on how to create your own good questions and use them effectively in the classroom.” (back cover) For primary teachers.
Learning English as an additional language in the early years
By Anita Soni and Liz Rouse. Albert Park, Vic: Teaching
“The book: explains the importance of meeting the needs of children and families in their settings; offers help and guidance on what is good practice and how to achieve it; provides case studies of EAL children and how their needs have been met." (back cover)
Nurturing wellbeing development in education
Edited by Faye McCallum and Deborah Price. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2016
“This book explores the central role and responsibility of education in ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people. Vignettes are presented at the beginning of each chapter to identify particular wellbeing issues in education and provide proactive educational wellbeing initiatives to address ... learner and teacher wellbeing.” (back cover).
How organizations develop activists
By Hahrie Han. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
“Why are some civic associations better than others at getting — and keeping — people involved in activism? To build power, civic associations need depth and breadth of activism. Using in-person observations, surveys and field experiments, this book compares and describes contemporary models for engaging activists.” (back cover)
Taming toxic people
By David Gillespie. Sydney: Pan Macmillan, 2017
“Psychopaths are often thought of as killers and criminals, but actually 5 to 10 per cent of people are probably psychopathic without ever indulging in a single criminal act. These everyday psychopaths may be charming in the early stages of relationships or employment but, Gillespie argues, their presence in your life is at best disruptive, and at worst highly dangerous. Worse, he cautions, at a societal level their tendency to gravitate towards positions of power can be disastrous. Taming toxic people is a practical guide to restraining that difficult person in your life, be it your boss, your spouse or a parent." (publisher website).