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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The Resilient Teacher: How do I Stay Positive and Effective when Dealing with Difficult People and Policies?

Allen N Mendler
ASCD Arias, July 2014

The aim of this publication is to provide solutions for teachers in dealing with difficulties, such as ‘district policies, colleagues’ actions, or student behaviours’. It offers strategies relating to communication, confidence, setting expectations, and increasing influence within the school. From the publisher’s description, where the resource can be purchased. 

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Subject Headings

Teacher training
Teaching profession

We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom

Anne Charity Hudley, Christine Mallinson
Teachers College Press, November 2013

This book ‘examines the need to integrate linguistically informed teaching into the secondary English classroom’. It aims to provide ‘concrete strategies, models, and vignettes, as well as classroom materials developed by English educators for English educators’. From publisher’s description. See also review in Pedagogies: An International Journal 24 July 2014.

Key Learning Areas

English

Subject Headings

English language teaching
Secondary education
Linguistics

Improving Educational Equity in Urban Contexts

Carlo Raffo
Routledge, January 2014

This resource aims to examine ‘some of the causes and responses to educational inequalities’ and focus ‘upon poor urban contexts where educational disadvantage is as its most concentrated’. It includes ‘an innovative educational equity framework and toolkit…bringing together unique scholarship and analysis to examine future educational policy in a holistic, comprehensive and equitable way’. From the publisher’s description. See also review in Improving Schools 17 July 2014.

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Subject Headings

Equity
Equality

Learning to Write/Reading to Learn: Genre, Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Sydney School

David Rose, James R Martin
Equinox Publishing, February 2012

Also known as genre-based pedagogy, the ‘Sydney School’ research in language and pedagogy is ‘a unique collaboration between functional linguists and literacy educators’. This book aims to present the research, and cover ‘genre-based writing pedagogy, genres across the school curriculum, pedagogy for learning through reading, and the pedagogic metalanguage developed in the research’. From the publisher’s description. See also review in Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 16 June 2014. 

Key Learning Areas

English

Subject Headings

English language teaching
Pedagogy
Reading
Writing

Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform

Ellen Behrstock-Sherrat, et al.

Evidence suggests that involving teachers in the evaluation process will ‘reduce the likelihood of opposition, gridlock, and reform failure’. This book is a ‘research-based and field-tested guide for school leaders’ that aims to provide the materials that will ‘genuinely engage teachers in the evaluation process’. From the publisher’s description. See also review in Education Review 3 June 2014.

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Subject Headings

Teacher evaluation

How to Stop Bullying in Classrooms and Schools

Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein
Routledge, January 2013

This book argues that ‘bullying occurs because of breakdowns in relationships’, and aims to present an anti-bullying program to build on and repair various relationships. It ‘provides a step-by-step plan and the tools…to ensure success in building classrooms where acceptance, inclusion, and respect reign’. From the publisher’s description. See also review in Education Review 5 May 2014.

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Subject Headings

Bullying
Inclusive education