Grattan Institute, 2014
'Turning Around Schools: It Can Be Done examines two primary and two secondary schools to show that all of them have succeeded by following the same five steps. They are: strong leadership that raises expectations, effective teaching with teachers learning from each other, development and measurement of student learning, a positive school culture, and engagement of parents and the local community.' From publisher's description, linked to the full report online.
Subject HeadingsSchool leadership
School and community
Making the Links between Teachers' Professional Standards, Induction, Performance Management and Continuing Professional Development
This British report 'sets out the findings from a study evaluating the extent to which "new professionalism" has been introduced in schools, and its impact on teaching and learning.' From publisher's description, linking to the full report online.
Subject HeadingsTeacher induction
Matilda Press, 2014
'This is a new national and international book on why teacher recognition is a better alternative than merit pay for the top teachers in the US, Australia, UK, Canada and other countries.' From publisher's description. The author is a former president of Olney Central College, Illinois.
Subject HeadingsTeacher evaluation
United States of America (USA)
The Crimson Movement, 2014
Cycling to Grandmas House is 'a new children’s book to empower families and schools to educate children about menstruation in a positive, safe and open way. A positive understanding and acceptance of menstruation, especially at an early age, is vitally important and has implications for one’s body image, relationships and future life outcomes and choices. The startling fact is that a child can start menstruating as early as seven years of age, and creating positive pathways for children to understand menstruation supports positive conversations and experiences about this traditionally "taboo" theme.' From publisher's description. Also available in ebook format.
Subject HeadingsTeaching and learning
'This book seeks to broaden teachers' understanding of stimulus for philosophical inquiry, and suggests a variety of easily accessible stimulus materials appropriate across disciplines. Engaging in philosophy sessions enables teachers and students to explore the curriculum and life beyond the schoolyard in depth, through learning to think in a critical, creative and caring way. This form of learning will assist them to understand and make sense of their lives.' From publisher's description.
Teaching and learning