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  • Knowing our Place

    Knowing our Place

    by Judith Gill

    Knowing our place examines the way in which children view their world. It poses questions of citizenship and how children come to a sense of belonging in their community of nation, family, classroom and school. This book describes and analyses the responses of more than 400 young Australians to a series of open-ended questions about belonging, identity and social and political power.  While the fundamental aim of the book is to identify and describe aspects of children's thinking as they grapple with their developing sense of being in the...

  • Male Voices: Stories of Boys Learning Through Making Music

    Male Voices: Stories of Boys Learning Through Making Music

    by Scott D Harrison

    Male Voices brings together Australia's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of music. Paul Holley - the conductor of Queensland's highly-acclaimed, award-winning, choral ensemble Birralee Blokes - discusses the phenomenal success of his choir. As well, internationally recognized scholars Scott Harrison and Bob Smith provide research into adolescent participation and indigenous music making respectively. Additionally, the book focuses on the interface of technology and music, instrumental music, and how music contributes to academic skills, social interaction, and life skills. From the banks of the Australia's Yarra to remote communities of...

  • Once Upon a Group

    Once Upon a Group

    by Maggie Kindred, Michael Kindre

    Groups are a universal phenomenon, but their dynamics, make-up and customs can vary widely – a group can be anything from a family to a sports club. Having a good understanding of how groups work can make them more effective, enriching and fun. Once Upon A Group is a short, light-hearted guide to groupwork, providing an easily-digestible way of understanding group dynamics, the practicalities of running a group, and how to participate in one. It covers how and where to set up a group, including the type of room...

  • Rock 'n' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning

    Rock 'n' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning

    by Rich Allen and Willy Wood

    The book will give teachers of all grade levels specific ways to use music in the classroom to raise mood, manage energy levels, increase engagement and focus, and help students more effectively process content for long-term memory storage -- all resulting in increased learning and ultimately, increased test scores. This book provides all the knowledge a teacher needs to start using music effectively in the classroom, including the full spectrum of appropriate classroom uses, the research that supports each use, and specific strategies for implementation. In addition, the book offers...

  • We Come Bearing Gifts - The Story of Daohaeko Support Network

    We Come Bearing Gifts - The Story of Daohaeko Support Network

    *Limited stock* Was: $39.95 *Reduced by 50% - now $19.97* Presence, Peace, Welcome, Courage, Challenge, Honesty, Enthusiasm, Ever hoping, Discovery ... and I ask you, are these not gifts needing, required, welcomed by any thoughtful, growing community? This book is a story. It is a story of the achievements, struggles, and successes of a group of twelve families who joined together in a common mission in the fall of 1989. In order to achieve their vision of a positive future for their sons and daughters who have a disability, these families designed...

  • What Works? Cards

    What Works? Cards

    by Innovative Resources

    Strengths of an Organisation No organisation is perfect. Whether we work, live or play in an organisation, faults and problems can easily hijack our attention. Yet organisations also have strengths, and in these strengths lies the potential for growth and change. What Works? brings alive the philosophies of Appreciative Inquiry and other strengths-based approaches by stimulating dynamic thinking and conversations about the stuff that really matters in any organisation. This savvy resource contains 28 cards—each featuring a key strength and four statements that can be used to identify, build and celebrate...

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