New resources for loan

Growth mindset pocketbook

By Barry Hymer and Mike Gershon; cartoons by Phil Hailstone. Alresford, Hampshire: Teachers’ Pocketbooks, 2014

“Small — but perfectly formed! The core ingredient of 21st century education masterfully distilled into its very essence. A must read for all teachers” (Guy Claxton — back cover).

Lesson planning: key concepts and skills for teachers

By Jonathan Savage. London; New York: Routledge, 2015

“Covering all aspects of short, medium and long-term planning, chapters include: writing appropriate learning objectives and outcomes; designing and structuring engaging teaching activities; resourcing the lesson; assessing students’ learning; strategies for personalised learning; evaluating your lesson” (back cover).

100 ideas for primary teachers: behaviour management

By Molly Potter. London; New York: Bloomsbury Education, 2014

“The book includes tips on how to create a positive learning environment and advice on ensuring your attitude and teaching approaches encourage good behaviour. It introduces a variety of procedures to put in place in your classroom, gives strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour and it also touches on the underlying causes of extreme behaviour” (back cover).

Understanding and teaching the Australian Curriculum: Geography for primary schools

By Alaric Maude. Moorabbin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education, 2014

“Features of the book include: analysis of every content description in the Australian Curriculum: Geography for Years F–6, as well as most of the contemporary elaborations; guidance on how content prescribed at each year level can be organised and amalgamated, saving time and energy while ensuring integrated instruction of Australian Curriculum-identified concepts for developing geographical understanding” (back cover).

The Whitlam legacy

Edited by Troy Bramston. Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 2013

“For the first time, Gough Whitlam, ministers, advisers, public servants, party and union insiders provide a unique account of this turbulent period [1972-1975] in Australian politics. They reveal what worked and what didn’t and shed light on the personalities driving the engines of change. The candid views of insiders are balanced with analysis from journalists and academics. The book also includes new research and previously unpublished photos and archival documents” (book flap).

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