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Picture of the product10 Perspectives on Learning in Education
10 Perspectives on Learning in Education

Edited by Jimmy Casas, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul

Featuring :
Jimmy Casas, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, Sanee Bell, Jessica Cabeen, Kayla Delzer, Garnet Hillman, Erin Klein, Derek McCoy, Brian Mendler

The best educators never stop learning about their students or their craft. In this second volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, ten of education’s most inspiring thought-leaders come together to bring you their top suggestions for improving your students’ learning in the classroom and your own professional learning as an educator.

You’ll gain fresh insights on learning how to…

· Influence others and make a greater impact as a leader.
(Todd Whitaker)

· “Unlearn" traditional practices that no longer serve our students. (Jeffrey Zoul)

· Be vulnerable and willing to learn from and with colleagues.
(Jimmy Casas)

· Master your emotional intelligence to improve people skills.
(Sanee Bell)

· Shift the focus from grading to to standards-based learning.
(Garnet Hillman)

· Create student-centered learning environments with flexible seating. (Kayla Dornfeld)

· Balance the role of technology in your life and plug in more intentionally. (Jessica Cabeen)

· Focus on the non-negotiables for success with the hardest-to-reach kids. (Brian Mendler)

· Apply a cross-curricular, design-thinking approach to your curriculum. (Erin Klein)

· Connect with colleagues and students for true collaboration.
(Derek McCoy)

The book’s practical strategies and stories will inspire you on your journey to make a difference in students’ lives.

140 Pages | Pbk| Published April 2020


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Picture of the product10 Steps for Hiring Effective Teachers
Author: Mary C Clement
The quick-read, step-by-step guide to hiring outstanding teachers!

Whether you are new to hiring or searching for a fresh approach, this invaluable guide helps you select the best possible candidates.

Mary Clement, a nationally-awarded expert on teacher hiring, presents proven strategies for identifying high-performing teachers. Readers will learn

Ten best practices that address every stage of the hiring process
Techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing
Interview questions to avoid
How to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires
Identify and hire high-performing teachers, and see your students’ academic potential flourish!


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Picture of the product100+ Ways To Recognize And Reward Your School Staff
Author: Emily E Houck
When you're in a leadership position and can't control pay, what can you do to increase morale and lower staff turnover? Get this book and use the many practical ideas for motivating educators and creating a more positive work climate in schools. Author and experienced school leader Emily E. Houck explains

Why recognising and cheering your colleagues is in their best interest and in the best interest of students.
Four essential elements of recognition and how and when to use each.
How you, as a leader, benefit from showing that you value the efforts and work of others.

From low-effort ideas - like thank you notes and team lunches - to more high-effort (but worth it) ideas like award ceremonies, the book describes inexpensive - even free - activities that fit the routine, budget and culture of P-12 schools. If you're a principal, administrator, department head, manager or someone heading up a school-based workgroup, don't settle for generic advice when you can get this education-specific book.

ISBN: 9781742392097

No of Pages: 164

Publish Date: 08 February 2013

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Picture of the productA Case Study Approach to Educational Leadership
A Case Study Approach to Educational Leadership

Sharon D. Krause, Julie A. Gray

A Case Study Approach to Educational Leadership takes on six core areas of school leadership—organizational vision; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; school and external community; school climate and culture; equity; and improvement, innovation, and reform. Using a case learning approach, this volume introduces salient theoretical and empirical literature in each core area and provides illustrative cases designed for individual and group analysis. Written for aspiring educational leaders, this book facilitates the discussion and reflection of individual and collective professional judgment and helps developing leaders make sense of the challenges school leaders face today.

Special Features:

Featured Cases direct readers toward the issues of practice embedded within the theoretical content area
Linkage to relevant Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) standards ground each chapter in the latest guidelines for the field
Discussion Questions foster reflection of content and practical applications
Leadership Activities and Web-Based Resources support leaders in making further connections to practice

Published: 9th July 2018
ISBN: 9781138091078
Number Of Pages: 218
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Picture of the productA Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom
A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

John Wink

To ensure learning for all students, schools must build support systems that guarantee excellence for all teachers. This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success. Each chapter begins with a teacher narrative and ends with a reflection tool, which challenges readers to apply chapter content to their work as education leaders.

Learn to ask the right questions to ensure success for all students.
Study research that proves we need excellent teachers for students to experience significant growth in learning.

Consult schoolwide, team, and individualized support systems and interventions, which strengthen teachers at every level of need and experience.

Learn how the author’s Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence relates to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in order to address specific areas for teacher improvement and growth.

218 Pages | Pbk | Published April 2018


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Picture of the productA School Leaders Guide to Standards-Based Grading

Author: Margaret McInteer, Bev Clemens, Mitzi Hoback, Jan Hoegh, Robert Marzano, Phil Warrick, Tammy Heflebo

A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components. The authors detail specific procedures, processes, and systems necessary for implementation. Using this practical, research-based resource, principals, administrators, and teacher leaders will: • Distinguish between standards-based and standards-referenced grading • Understand the research and reasoning for standards-based grading and read other educators’ accounts of their experiences with standards-based grading • Explore the advantages and challenges of implementing standards-based grading • Examine their current grading practices and identify strategies to ensure grades accurately reflect students’ strengths and weaknesses • Improve student achievement through meaningful, measurable, and accurate reporting


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Picture of the productA Summing Up
A Summing Up :
Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work®

Robert Eaker


After a career spanning nearly half a century, Dr Robert Eaker – educator, researcher, consultant and architect of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC at Work) process – has gathered his insights and knowledge regarding the improvement of schools, teaching and student learning into his autobiographical work. In A Summing Up: Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work®, Dr Eaker tells the story of his career in education and, in the process, provides a guide full of real-world advice.

As Dr Eaker states, this book is his reflection on how to create the kinds of schools and classrooms for all kids that we would want for our own children. He reflects on the various stages of his education career, including turning research into practice, shifting focus from teaching to learning, studying the effects of teachers’ interpersonal behaviours and participating in the effective schools movement. He shares a personal history of the foundation of the PLC process and the development of the concepts and practices necessary for successful PLC implementation. Finally, he emphasises the importance of passion and persistence in leadership, describing through his experiences how these qualities make leaders great.

286 Pages | Pbk | Published April 2020


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Picture of the productAdventures in Teacher Leadership
Adventures in Teacher Leadership

By Rebecca Mieliwocki, Joseph Fatheree



Have you ever imagined yourself as a teacher leader but weren't quite sure whether you really had – or could develop – the necessary skills? Have you wondered what the first steps toward becoming a teacher leader might be, what kinds of approaches work best and how you could overcome the inevitable challenges that come with leading your colleagues on a journey toward improvement as professionals?

Authors Rebecca Mieliwocki (California and National Teacher of the Year for 2012) and Joseph Fatheree (Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2007) answer these questions and more in this engaging guide to becoming a successful teacher leader. Organised around five key tools – communication, collaboration, professional development, data and advocacy – the book covers every aspect of what is involved in taking on leadership responsibilities. Firsthand accounts of the authors' experiences and those of more than a dozen other State Teachers of the Year describe the various pathways to leadership, strategies for success and pitfalls to avoid. These teacher voices add powerful credibility to the research on teacher leadership and show how leaders can not only improve their schools and districts but also influence state and national policies and practices.

Both informative and inspiring, Adventures in Teacher Leadership invites others to expand their professional reach, empower the profession of teaching and, ultimately, make a big difference in the lives of students everywhere.

Code: 118033
ISBN: 9781760568788
No of Pages: 138
Publish Date: 21 November 2019\
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Picture of the productAspire High: Imagining Tomorrow's School Today
Authors - Russell Quaglia, Michael Corso, Kristine Fox Quaglia and Gavin Dykes

The ideal school is closer than you think.

This high school of your dreams is a dynamic place that promotes aspirations and meaningful learning—and each aspect of its success exists in a school today, drawn from research, observations, focus groups, and interviews. Whether you’re a policymaker or district leader who can build from the ground up or an educator aiming for incremental change, you’ll find your next steps, including:

A whole new way to work with all stakeholders

Research and action for best practices, from physical layout to curriculum

Principles for designing practices that encourage student aspirations

Messages from thought leaders inside and outside the field of education

Aspirational culture is good for the whole school community—and beyond. Make your school a dynamic place that promotes aspirations and meaningful learning for all.


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Picture of the productAustralian Educational Leader AEL Volume 40 Issue 4 ONLINE
Australian Educational Leader AEL Volume 40 Issue 4 ONLINE version

ACEL’s Australian Educational Leader (AEL) publication, is recognised nationally and internationally as a practical journal for the exchange of current research, trends, and innovations. It is a valuable resource for accessing leading educational practice and theory with contemporary techniques and contexts.

Volume 40 Issue 4
Leading Knowledge Communities

Welcome to the last edition of Volume 40 of the Australian Educational Leader (AEL). We are delighted to present theme ‘Leading Knowledge Communities'. The lead articles have been written by Professor Emeritus Brian J. Caldwell, Lyn Sharratt and Bryan Goodwin. Other sections include a spotlight interview with Dr Alma Harris and Dr Michelle Jones, recaps of the ACEL 2018 Early Childhood Conference and the ACEL 2018 National Conference, book review, Resources in Action focus, success stories and more.

Lead Articles


It’s time for a new narrative on leading learning communities in Australia
Professor Emeritus Brian J. Caldwell


Leading with Knowledge in Communities of Practice
Lyn Sharratt


Anyone? Anyone? Curiosity.
Bryan Goodwin

AEL Interview


Alma Harris and Michelle Jones - Spotlight Interview

AEL Articles


Eight key evidence-based teaching strategies for all levels of education
Emeritus Professor Garry Hornby


Should school leaders give a Gonski (2.0)?
Professor Jeffrey S. Brooks, Matthew Sinclair


Shaping culture
Dr Phil Ridden


Beyond four walls? Professional learning communities with in and between schools
Dr Alma Harris, Dr Michelle Jones

Success Stories


Intuitive relational leadership: Connecting with community
Tammie Meehan


The importance of 'knowing thy impact': Our Visible Learning narrative
Shane Crawford


Hyper Science: A program to encourage future innovators of Australia
Katrina Prender

ACEL Awards


Branch & National Awards

Book Reviews


Visible Learning: Feedback (John Hattie and Shirley Clarke)
Reviewed by: Anne Foale

Other Articles


ACEL Early Childhood Conference 2018: Encourage, Teach, Support - Event Recap


ACEL 2018 National Conference: Evidence and Experience


Legal Q&A - Schools and the Law
Dr Keith Tronc


AEL In Context

ACEL 2018
ISSN 1832–8245


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