Circle solutions for student wellbeing (2nd edition)

by Sue Roffey. London: Sage, 2014

“[T]his new edition has been updated to reflect how the Circle Solutions philosophy and pedagogy can be used to build relationships and resilience for children and young people.... New to this edition: a chapter on promoting the positive: thoughts, feelings and approaches; more anti-bullying strategies, with cyber-bullying covered explicitly; a quick-reference appendix of games; ways of embedding Circle Solutions as a tool for wellbeing; updated and expanded resources.” (back cover)

What teachers need to know about assessment and reporting

by Phil Ridden and Sandy Heldsinger. Camberwell, Vic: ACER Press, 2014

“A collaboration between an ex-school principal and a university academic, this book provides practical information in the context of sound research. It explores the various purposes of assessment along with practical guidance on creating and scoring assessments, interpreting and using data and reporting the results to various audiences for various purposes.” (back cover)

The art of assertiveness: a practical audio guide to improving your assertiveness skills (CD, 45 min.)

by Joanna Crosse. Bath, England: AudioGO, 2012

“Assertiveness is one of the most important skills we can possess. The ability to communicate clearly and confidently, without appearing aggressive or being misunderstood, is a fine art, and can be hard to master. This invaluable guide from voice and presentation expert Joanna Crosse will help you learn the knack of expressing yourself directly and honestly and finding your own powerful personal voice... Joanna looks at the obstacles that can prevent us from speaking our truth, and explores topics such as bullying in the workplace, knowing when to say no, owning your feelings and giving and receiving constructive feedback.” (back cover)

Literacy in the middle years: learning from collaborative classroom research

by Anne-Marie Morgan et al. Newtown, NSW: Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA), 2014

“This book showcases, through individual teacher and school group case studies, the work of middle year teachers, supported by university researchers and education department consultants, in both primary (Years 5-6) and early secondary (Years 8-9) classes. The teachers’ projects illustrate classroom practice in practical ways, supported by educational theory, to make the work accessible to teachers and useful for teacher educators.” (back cover)

88 (DVD, 57 min.)

Directed by Adrian Russell Wills. Marcom Projects (distributor), 2014

“88 is a landmark documentary exploring the remarkable events that led up to January 26th 1988. The Bicentennial of the First Fleet was a watershed moment in Australian history and it triggered the largest gathering of Indigenous people this country has ever seen, who came together to tell their story. The protest that occurred on that day instigated mass public debate about the concept of Australian history, the position of Aboriginal people in contemporary society and their sheer determination to be heard. It signalled the beginning of true reconciliation and reminded white Australia it has a black history.” (back cover)

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