Taking Care of You: reducing stress and burnout for teachers and educators
By Anne Vize. Blairgowrie, Vic: Teaching Solutions, 2015
"In this book we will learn what it is to be stressed, and how stress can lead to more serious and longer-term difficulties. It explores what can be done to manage stress and to ensure that life becomes pleasurable once more, and it looks at some of the protective factors which act to sustain those in the education and care professions and help them to feel positive and excited about their work each day” (back cover).
100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Behaviour Management (revised edition)
By Johnnie Young. London: Bloomsbury Education, 2014
“Whether you are an experienced teacher or someone just starting your teaching career there are strategies in this book for you. These range from ideas that will help to resolve serious issues such as bullying and conflict in the classroom to those that show how even the smallest changes — reducing tension, employing the right kind of body language and using creative language — can have a huge impact and dramatically improve behaviour” (back cover).
Building comprehension strategies for the primary years
By Alison Davis. South Yarra, Vic: Eleanor Curtain, 2011
“Building comprehension strategies focuses on strategies often used to develop the comprehension ability of primary school students: making connections to prior knowledge; prediction and re-prediction; visualisation; asking and answering questions; inference; retell and paraphrasing; summarisation … The accompanying CD ROM contains blackline masters and graphic organisers that can be used for independent, pair and small-group work during instruction and as part of planned practice and maintenance throughout the year” (back cover).
The Critical Friend: facilitating change and wellbeing in school communities
By Helen Butler et al. Camberwell, Vic: ACER Press, 2011
“The Critical Friend has become an increasingly vital partner in facilitating organisational change across the spectrum of teaching and learning, health promotion and continuing professional development in today’s school communities. But just what is a ‘critical friend’, why do schools need them, and what does it take to be an effective, efficient and inspirational agent in this role? Drawing on findings from three intensive, school-based research initiatives, [this book] clearly defines this evolving and complex vocation, and demonstrates a range of frameworks and applications for current and future practice” (back cover).
Fury: Women write about sex, power and violence
Edited by Samantha Trenoweth. Richmond, Vic: Hardie Grant Books, 2015
In [this book], 16 exceptional writers put violence against women into the spotlight... Mandy Sayers gives a moving account of her childhood spent fleeing a violent stepfather; Anne Summers revisits the anarchic early days of the women’s refuge movement; Van Badham and Susan Chenery give accounts of violence in suburban Australia and pastoral Tuscany that suggest even the smartest women are vulnerable to assault; Indian poet and novelist Meena Kandasamy addresses rape culture on the subcontinent; and inspiring young activist Fahma Mohamed writes of her crusade against female genital mutilation” (back cover).