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  • At My Best: Strengths Cards

    At My Best: Strengths Cards

    by Work Positive

    A set of 48 beautifully designed strengths cards - ideal for provoking thought and opening up conversation around what people do best. A great resource whether you're working with individuals or with groups. Designed as a simple, attractive and flexible tool, each card features a single word to stimulate awareness of strengths as well as a high quality photograph on the other side. Using either the words, pictures or a combination of both, the range of ways you can use these strengths cards will only be limited by your...

  • Communities of Hope: A Strengths-based Resource for Building Community

    Communities of Hope: A Strengths-based Resource for Building Community

    by Wayne McCashen

    **Communities of Hope* is about something very precious. It's about a community's capacity to learn, to change, to grow—and to build that most invaluable of commodities: respectful connectedness.* Communities of Hope describes a 'strengths' approach to community capacity building. This approach is concerned with the building of a community's own capacity and potential. The focus is on the building of community by the community, planning, competency and decision making are owned by the community. Additional expertise, information, knowledge and other resources are accessed by the community to complement its vision, its...

  • Everyday Community Practice: Principles and Practice

    Everyday Community Practice: Principles and Practice

    by Amanda Howard and Margot Rawst

    A practice-focused resource for community workers and students. Increasingly students and practitioners in human services are asked or seek to include community engagement, participation and capacity building in their work with groups. In this book expert authors Amanda Howard and Margot Rawsthorne provide guidance on the theory and practice of working with communities, from preliminary planning and scoping before direct work with the community begins, through to evaluation. They explore key issues including developing an understanding of community life, facilitating and supporting community action, understanding and acting on structural inequity, managing negotiation...

  • Girls' Clubs Rock!

    Girls' Clubs Rock!

    by Youthlight

    *No refund on this item: Was: $26.90* *Reduced by 20% - Now $21.50* This book can be used to help you set up a highly beneficial group just for girls in your school. Group sessions could be conducted as small or large group counselling or as an extra-curricular activity group. The objective of the 'Girls' Club' is to support the development of a positive self-image increase effective communication skills and to promote a sense of empowerment in young women. These clubs use activities and guided discussions to help girls...

  • 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...

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

    The 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...