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1 2 3 Kindergarten
Author: Barbara Allisen
Format: Paperback
  • 1 2 3 Kindergarten is a down-to-earth, practical guide to help parents, caregivers and educators ensure children's readiness for kindergarten. Written by a kindergarten teacher and parent, this award-winning book, has tips, explanations, short-cuts and fun. It includes ideas that use resources already available at home or in child care centers and strategies to incorporate learning time into busy, active days. An easy-to-use developmental checklist and rating scale, guidance for the this-year-or-next-year debate, and suggestions for home-school transition make this a birth-to-kindergarten resource.

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Aboriginal Literacy Curriculum Tool Box: Cultural Philosophy, Curriculum Design & Strategies for Self-Directed Learning
Author: Janice Brant
Format: Paperback
  • This book is intended for literacy practitioners interested in fostering a learner-centered approach to curriculum delivery. It encourages literacy educators to be innovative, creative and compassionate in their approach and delivery of curriculum to First Nation, Métis and Inuit learners.

    You will explore techniques and approaches that engage learners in self-directed practices, such as critical thinking and self-reflection, self-esteem, problem-solving, decision-making, creative thinking, collaboration, and information gathering.

    “This book is a ‘must-read’ for anyone working with Aboriginal learners. It outlines, in a clear straight forward way, how to utilize cultural knowledge in the classroom.

    By tapping into the full range of human experience, the author provides the tools for helping Aboriginal learners develop and find personal direction.”

$24.95

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Aboriginal Student Engagement and Achievement
Format: Paperback
  • Aboriginal people want an education that reflects their cultural values and linguistic heritages, an education that will foster their children's engagement and identity and not marginalize them as learners. This book turns the spotlight on a rare success story – one Ontario high school's attempt to recognize Aboriginal students' cultural and academic needs while helping them build relationships with non-Aboriginal students. Aboriginal students constitute one of the fastest-growing groups in public schools. This timely study not only reveals how the current system is failing Indigenous students – it offers recommendations for enhancing their achievement levels in Canada and abroad.

$32.95

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Being Me with OCD
Author: Alison Dotson
Format: Paperback
  • Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life. Using anecdotes, self-reflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. With humor, specific advice, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical.

$21.99

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Catching Readers Before They Fall
Format: Paperback
  • Supporting readers who struggle, K-6

    Essential reading for anyone and everyone who works with struggling readers, this book contains a wealth of strategies, resources, and teaching ideas. Through examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complicated network of strategies that is always working in the minds of proficient readers -- strategies that struggling readers must learn in order to construct their own reading processes. From word-solving and prompting methods, to modeling and teaching strategies, to practical answers for parents, Catching Readers provides a picture of what it both looks and sounds like to help a child who struggles.

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Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying
Format: Hardcover
  • Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing tough issues of prejudice, anger, and bullying. Through role-playing, discussion, writing, and more, students develop skills to accept differences, resolve conflict, stand up to bullying, and create a community of kindness. Based on survey data the authors gathered from over 1,000 students, the book's research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate. Digital content includes student handouts from the book.

$57.95

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Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds
Format: Paperback
  • Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds presents a plethora of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides viable educational alternatives to those currently holding sway in an era of high-stakes accountability. Taken together, the chapters in Part I of Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds provide a sampling of what the cultivation of curious and creative minds entails. The contributing authors shed light on how curiosity and creativity can be approached in the teaching domain and discuss specific ideas concerning how it plays out in particular situations and contexts.

$53.95

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Embedded formative assessment
Author: Dylan Wiliam
Format: Paperback
  • If we are to maintain our status as one of the world’s leading economies and secure our economic futures, and if we want our students to thrive in the impossibly complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century, we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. The author faces this challenge head-on by making a case for the important role of formative assessment in increasing teacher quality and student learning.

    Formative assessment plays an important role in increasing teacher quality and student learning when it’s viewed as a process rather than a tool. Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in-depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments for students.

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    Presents five key strategies with research evidence to show the impact of each
    Includes over 50 practical techniques for classroom formative assessment

$47.95

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Empowering the Spirit II: Native Literacy Curriculum
Author: Mary Elliott
Format: Paperback
  • Our most popular literacy curriculum has been updated with the most recent literacy research and includes more cultural support for teachers and practitioners. The 30 lesson plans have been reconstructed using the medicine wheel as a guide and organized by Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) levels.

    When using the medicine wheel, it is important to begin in the east (basic skill lessons) and work clockwise around to the north (advanced skill levels). This allows learners to walk a path that advances both their literacy skills and their personal growth, because it may renew teachings they have already received or give them new teachings for life. It will offer the learner an opportunity to develop positive self-esteem, a sense of identity, respect for Aboriginal ways, and strong ties to family and community.

    When teachers create an environment of respect, learners become teachers and role models. When teachers create an atmosphere characterized by the freedom to explore ideas, learners turn into leaders.

$64.95

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Fire and Water: Original Teachings & Today’s Duties
Author: Nancy Cooper
Format: Paperback
  • This resource will encourage learners to be self-directed learners and take initiative for interviewing each other and various members of the community. They will also be required to follow internet links and watch streaming videos to learn about various activities. Other activities include basic comprehension exercises, map reading, spelling, and writing skills building.

    CD-ROM included.

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From Bombs to Books: The Remarkable Stories of Refugee Children and Their Families at an Exceptional Canadian School
Author: David Starr
Format: Paperback
  • David Starr is the principal of one of the most diverse elementary schools in Canada. The students at Edmonds Community School in Burnaby, BC come from all over the world. Their parents are often refugees who have fled some of the most dangerous places on earth -- places like Sudan, the Congo, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. And like their parents, these children have often witnessed harrowing events before finding safety in Canada.

    In From Bombs to Books, David Starr shares the deeply moving stories of his students, their parents, and the staff at Edmonds. He describes the upheavals many of these families have undergone. He tells us about the teachers and other support workers who have embraced them and dedicated themselves to making a different in their lives. And he introduces his students, who are surprisingly hopeful and resilient, despite the many traumas they have faced.

    Sometimes funny, sometimes touching and inspirational, From Bombs to Books shares the remarkable stories of the children, the families, and the staff at an exceptional Canadian school.

$22.95

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Grand Conversations
Author: Faye Brownlie
Format: Paperback
  • Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles

    Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses provides the key to helping your students become enthusiastic, confident readers. In the author's unique approach to Literature Circles, no roles are used and no limits are set on the amount students read. Students choose their books from an appropriate prearranged set, are engaged in meaningful conversations about their books with their peers, keep response journals, and work bi-weekly on a whole-class comprehension strategy. In this resource, you will find: " steps for establishing Literature Circles in your classroom, " strategies and ideas for building purposeful discussion groups, " practical techniques that help students select books, " comprehensive book lists, " tips and criteria to help students write insightful personal responses, " suggestions for assessing and evaluating student work in Literature Circles.

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Growing into Resilience: Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Canada
Author: André P. Grace
Format: Paperback
  • Despite recent progress in civil rights for sexual and gender minorities (SGM), ensuring SGM youth experience fairness, justice, inclusion, safety, and security in their schools and communities remains an ongoing challenge. In Growing into Resilience, André P. Grace and Kristopher Wells – co-founders of Camp fYrefly, a summer leadership camp for SGM youth – investigate how teachers, healthcare workers, and other professionals can help SGM youth build the human and material assets that will empower them to be happy, healthy, and resilient.

    Grace and Wells investigate the comprehensive (physical, mental, and sexual) health of SGM youth, emphasizing the role of caring professionals in an approach that that recognizes and accommodates SGM youth. Throughout, the authors draw upon the personal narratives of SGM youth, emphasizing how research, policy, and practice must act together for them to be able to thrive and fulfill their promise.

    Both a resource for those professionally engaged in work with sexual and gender minorities and a comprehensive text for use in courses on working with vulnerable youth populations, Growing into Resilience is a timely and transdisciplinary book.

$34.95

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Guided Listening
Author: Lisa Donohue
Format: Paperback
  • A framework for using read-aloud and other oral language experiences to build reading comprehension skills and help readers record, share, value, and interpret ideas

    This comprehensive guide offers a framework for using read-aloud and other oral language experiences to build reading comprehension skills and help students record, share, value, and interpret ideas. These organizational tools free students to listen more attentively; organize their responses; and watch for subtle clues, such as body language, that are an important part of listening. The book is organized around common reading strategies, including making inferences and predictions, making connections, visualizing, asking questions, and synthesizing. Tools to complement these strategies include reproducible graphic organizers, rubrics, forms for recording student progress, and numerous worksheets.

$24.95

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Healing with the Arts: A 12-Week Program to Heal Yourself and Your Community
Author: Michael Samuels
Format: Paperback
  • Through art projects—including visual arts, dance, writing, and music—along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, Healing With the Arts gives readers the tools to heal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ailments.

$21.00

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