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Picture of the product50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing
50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing: A Complete Toolkit for Developing Happy, Healthy, Productive and Engaged Employees

by Debbie Mitchell

In a world of political and economic uncertainty where stress and unhappiness are on the rise, improving employee wellbeing has never been more important. However, with budgets being squeezed and the constant need to do more with less, it can seem like an insurmountable task to make a real difference to wellbeing in the workplace. 50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing shows that interventions don't need to be expensive or time consuming. It contains practical tools which can be used by HR professionals and managers to immediately improve staff wellbeing, resulting in happier, more engaged and more productive employees.

Each tool in 50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing includes guidance on when to use it, how long it will take and how to get the most out of it. Most importantly, this book explains how to measure the impact of each tool to show what's working and where efforts are best focused. Addressing all the key areas, from career development and workplace culture through to physical, mental and financial wellbeing, this is a complete resource for improving the wellbeing of your workforce.


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Picture of the product99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children
99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children: A Comprehensive Programme to Develop Fundamental Life Skills

by Susana Goncalves Viana

99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children is a comprehensive and interactive programme filled with practical activities, aimed at schools and education professionals in order to support children in developing their happiness and resilience. Covering twenty eight skill areas, this book encompasses seven key themes for development:

Self-awareness
Relationships
Confidence
Seeking solutions
Growth mindset
Caring
Optimism

The author has created ninety-nine fun, creative and engaging classroom activities, which clearly and expertly guide the professional in supporting a child's happiness and emotional resilience.

Children as young as seven can access the programme and get involved with each activity. This vital resource focuses on all the core areas that contribute to the growth of a child's most important positive qualities, providing a much-needed burst of enthusiasm and expertise to the field.

99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children will empower children and help them build a fundamental skill-set that will help them to successfully navigate life and to grow as confident, aware, resourceful, independent, and motivated individuals.


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Picture of the productA Chance to Make History
A Chance to Make History - What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an
Excellent Education for All

Author - Wendy Kopp

Since 1990, Teach For America has been building a movement to end educational inequity in America. Now its founder, Wendy Kopp, shares the lessons learned from the experiences of more than 25,000 teachers and alumni who have taught and led schools in low-income communities during those years. A Chance to Make History cuts through the noise of today’s debates to describe precisely what it will
take to provide transformational education—education that changes the academic and life trajectories predicted by children’s socioeconomic backgrounds.

Kopp introduces leaders at the classroom, school, and system levels who, driven by passionate belief in their students’ potential, have set out to accomplish what most think impossible. Their inspiring stories show how we can provide children facing all the challenges of poverty with an excellent education, and that doing so involves the same ingredients that account for success in any endeavour: visionary leadership that sets ambitious goals and puts forth the energy and discipline to reach them. Kopp’s experiences and insights also shine light on why we have not made more progress against educational inequity—how and why the intense but misguided quest for easy answers actually distracts from the hard work of expanding on the growing pockets of success in low-income communities—and on what we need to do now to increase the pace of change. America’s failure to educate millions of children to fulfil their potential is a crisis that strikes at our fundamental ideals and health as a nation.

A Chance to Make History offers tangible evidence that we can change direction and provide all children the opportunity to attain an excellent education.


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Picture of the productA Mother’s Story
A Mother's Story

Author - Rosie Batty

A profoundly moving and inspiring memoir from Australia’s domestic violence crusader, Rosie Batty. Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son Luke and was then shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval.

Rosie had suffered years of family violence, and had had intervention and custody orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son. She believes the killing was Greg’s final act of control over her. Since the events of last February, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence, winning hearts and mind all over Australia with her compassion, courage, grace and forgiveness.

In the wake of the tragedy, Rosie’s advocacy work has forced an unprecedented national focus on family violence, with the Victorian Labor government establishing Australia’s first royal commission into family violence, and committing a further $30 million over four years to protect women and children at high risk of family violence. The then Victorian Police Commissioner Ken Lay called it ‘the Rosie Batty factor’.

In January 2015, Rosie was named Australian of the Year, 2015. Inspiring, heartfelt
and profoundly moving, this is Rosie’s story. A percentage of royalties from sales
of this book are going to the Luke Batty Foundation.


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Picture of the productAnxiety is Really Strange
by Steve Haines

What is the difference between fear and excitement and how can you tell them apart? How do the mind and body make emotions? When can anxiety be good? This science-based graphic book responds to these questions and more, revealing just how strange anxiety is, but also how to unravel its mysteries and relieve its effects.

Understanding how anxiety is created by our nervous system trying to protect us and how our fight-or-flight mechanisms can get stuck can significantly lessen the fear experienced during anxiety attacks. In this guide, anxiety is explained in an easy-to-understand, engaging graphic format with tips and strategies to relieve its symptoms and change the mind's habits for a more positive outlook.


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Picture of the productAnxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Chil
Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

Author - Bonnie Zucker

Anxiety-Free Kids offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child’s excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family oriented situations. Using a unique companion approach – a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids – this solutions-oriented guide utilises the cognitive–behavioural approach to therapy by integrating the parent in the child’s self-help process.

Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders in childhood – generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder – this book gives kids and their parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk and facing one’s fears.

This two-book set includes both Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children and a copy of Anxiety-Free Kids: For Kids Only, a “kids only” companion guide that includes kid-friendly chapters from the parents’ guide and activities for helping the child overcome their anxiety.

Additional copies of the Anxiety-Free Kids: For Kids Only Companion Guide are also available to purchase, should you want to use the parents’ guide for multiple children in your school or practice.


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Picture of the productAnxiety-Free Kids: For Kids Only Companion Guide
Author - Bonnie Zucker

Anxiety-Free Kids offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child’s excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented situations. Using a unique companion approach – a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids – this solutions-oriented guide utilises the cognitive–behavioural approach to therapy by integrating the parent in the child’s self-help process.

Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders in childhood – generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder – this book gives kids and their parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk and facing one’s fears.

The Anxiety-Free Kids: For Kids Only is a “kids only” companion guide that includes kid-friendly chapters from the parents’ guide and activities for helping the child overcome their anxiety. Chapters in the companion guide are meant to be read at the same time as the parent reads the corresponding chapter in Anxiety-Free Kids: Interactive Guide for Parents and Teachers, so both the parent and the child are able to complete the included activity and work toward helping the child overcome their anxious behaviours.


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Picture of the productBeautiful Failures: How the Quest for Success is Harming our
Beautiful Failures: How the Quest for Success is Harming our Kids

Author - Lucy Clark

I want to tell you a story about my daughter, my beautiful failure. Every day of her high school life was a struggle. She woke up in the morning and the thought of going to school was like an enormous mountain to climb.

'Nothing will ever be as easy as your school years,' well-meaning adults told her, but I knew for my daughter, and for many kids who have struggled as square pegs trying to make themselves round, this was dead wrong.

When Lucy Clark's daughter graduated from school a 'failure', she started asking questions about the way we measure success. Why is there so much pressure on kids today? Where does it come from? Most importantly, as we seem to be in the grip of an epidemic of anxiety, how can we reduce that pressure?

Beautiful Failures explores, through personal experience and journalistic investigation, a broken education system that fails too many kids and puts terrible pressure on all kids, including those who 'succeed'. It challenges accepted wisdoms about schooling, calls on parents to examine their own expectations, and questions the purpose of education, and indeed the purpose of childhood.


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Picture of the productBeen There. Done That. Try This!: An Aspie's Guide to Life o
Been There. Done That. Try This! An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth
Author: Tony Attwood, Craig R Evans and Anita Lesko
The world's Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living!

Temple Grandin, Anita Lesko, Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer O'Toole and many others, offer words of wisdom on coping with key stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is chock full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that!

Illustrated with artwork from Aspie artists showing how they visually interpret each stressor, each chapter also includes step-by-step suggestions for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger's Syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood.

Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies.


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Picture of the productBright Ribbons: Weaving Culturally Responsive Teaching Into
Bright Ribbons: Weaving Culturally Responsive Teaching Into the Elementary Classroom
Lotus Howard

Weave culturally responsive teaching into every lesson and activity


Culturally responsive teaching practices are like bright ribbons: when you weave them into everything you teach, you create a beautiful tapestry for successful learning. Lotus Howard, who has spent four decades teaching in diverse classrooms, will show you how to build relationships with your students and create a harmonious community where every child can thrive. You’ll learn:
o How to use culturally responsive teaching (CRT) not as an add-on, but as a philosophy that infuses every aspect of the school day
o Simple strategies for weaving the seven principles of CRT into all lessons and activities, including morning greetings, transition times, and group work
o How to be more self-reflective to better appreciate and unlock students’ unique gifts
With an array of practical tips, model lessons, and resources, this book will inspire you to weave a holistic tapestry of teaching and learning that benefits all children.


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