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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education
The Book of Lists for Teachers and Parents

Author(s): Judy Fujawa (click on the author's name for more titles)

Written for teachers, parents and all those working with young children. The lists in this book cover topics from teaching goals to what children say and can be used to promote discussion, share ideas or for self reflection. Each list has space for your own additions.

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RRP $20.95

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Blueprint for Action (3rd edition)
Leading Your Team in Continuous Quality Improvement

Author(s): Paula Jorde Bloom (click on the author's name for more titles)

Blueprint for Action provides a framework for understanding the dynamics of organisational change in early care and education settings. It helps administrators move beyond a “quick fix” notion of center improvement by serving as a guide for organisational analysis and action. The book details a comprehensive method for assessing program strengths and areas in need of improvement. The heart of this approach is an individualised model of supervision and staff development. Woven throughout the text are numerous vignettes connecting the concepts to real-life situations experienced by early childhood administrators.

From the aspiring or new director to the most seasoned and experienced administrator, this book has something in it for everyone. Blueprint for Action is the most comprehensive book of its kind, providing both a theoretical rationale and practical suggestions for embedding continuous quality improvement into the fabric of organisational life. It includes 26 assessment tools and 12 worksheets that directors can adapt for use in their own programs.

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RRP $99.95

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Circle of Influence Second Edition
Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management

Author(s): Paula Jorde Bloom (click on the author's name for more titles)

In this book you'll learn that participative management is both a philosophy and a set of behaviors that define your interactions with people. You'll explore techniques for managing the daily business of your center by involving others in critical decisions affecting their professional fulfillment.

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RRP $59.95

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Conversations Behind Early Childhood Pedagogical Documentation

Author(s): Alma Fleet, Catherine Patterson, Janet Robertson (click on the author's name for more titles)

‘The ideas and concepts surrounding pedagogical documentation have been, for many, vague, slippery and hard to pin-down … This book teaches us to listen, speak, interpret, think, reflect as well as record the interactions between us, materials, representations and environments and space.'

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RRP $89.95

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Developing, Capable and Creative Teachers CD Book

This Exchange CD Book offers an exhaustive collection of 53 articles in PDF format offering a host of practical ideas and strategies for developing capable, creative teachers.

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RRP $43.95

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Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership

Author(s): Maurice Sykes (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book provides a clear framework and a systematic approach to help you become a more capable, competent, and effective leader as you serve young children and work with your colleagues. In Doing the Right Thing for Children, author Maurice Sykes presents eight core leadership values—human potential, knowledge, social justice, competence, fun and enjoyment, personal renewal, perseverance, and courage—and shares stories to inspire and challenge you to be more intentional in your work. Reading this book serves as a reminder of the critical need to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind of leadership at the organisational, individual, and classroom levels.

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RRP $56.95

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Don't Get So Upset
Helping Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own

Author(s): Tamar Jacobson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Dont Get So Upset! explains early childhood behaviour management, explores anger-related feelings, and describes how to accept the negative and positive aspects of all our emotions. Through these topics, you will be able to uncover your own feelings as you manage children's behavior and discover strategies that work in your classroom.

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RRP $35.95

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Early Childhood Workshops That Work
The Essential Guide to Successful Training and Workshops

Author(s): Nancy Alexander (click on the author's name for more titles)

This comprehensive guide illustrates how to design, organize, conduct, and evaluate effective workshop and training seminars. It also includes sections on troubleshooting and designing learning materials. Early Childhood Workshops That Work! shows you how to make your training effective, interactive, and rewarding!

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RRP $67.95

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Early Years Reflective Journal

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This motivational book has inspirational quotes, photographs, and images which are interspersed with hundreds of ideas presented as possible lines of development for children under three. The high grade paper can be used for painting, sketching, mindmapping, and scrap-booking. Also ideal for continuous professional development.

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RRP $39.95

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Engaging Adult Learners Using Multiple Intelligences CD

Author(s): Constant Hine (click on the author's name for more titles)

This resource is delivered in CD format for use on your Macintosh and Windows computer. An internet connection is NOT required.

The more ways you teach, the more people you reach. - Colin Rose

The application of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to teach children also applies to how you teach adults. Whether you're presenting in a lunchroom, boardroom, classroom or ballroom, you need to address the eight ways of learning to get your message to stick.

Just because content is offered doesn't mean it is learned. "Engaging Adult Learners Using Multiple Intelligences" will help you adapt your existing content to increase learner motivation through a systematic instructional approach to address the individual strengths and diverse intelligences of ALL the adults in your audience.

This is not your typical "speaker guide" that looked good in the bookstore but is now gathering dust on your bookshelf because it is so cumbersome to use. Rather, this is an interactive toolkit presented in digital format on CD, complete with hyperlinks that let you search and skip to exactly what you are looking for.

This resource "walks the talk," presenting strategies for teaching adults in the same way content should be thoughtfully presented to teach for understanding. It includes:

• 18 videos demonstrating teaching strategies in a live setting

• 49 active engagement activities sorted by intelligence

• 32 downloadable Word and PowerPoint templates you can modify to your specific content These down-to-earth practical strategies will help you address the learning principle that an audience's interaction with content is actually more important than the presentation of the content. This dynamic resource will transform your presentations, creating lasting change through authentic engagement, empowered learning, and intentional practice.

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RRP $110.95

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Finding Your Smile Again
A Child Care Professional's Guide to Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Author(s): Jeff A Johnson, Tasha A Johnson (click on the author's name for more titles)

An estimated 30 to 40 percent of all child care providers leave their profession - often due to burnout. Jeff Johnson, a former centre director and currently a family child care provider, has written the first book of its kind: a practical book by and for early childhood professionals that addresses the unique factors and causes of stress and burnout, whether you?re a preschool teacher or a family child care provider.

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RRP $33.95

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From the Inside Out
The Power of Reflection and Self-Awareness

Author(s): Paula Jorde Bloom (click on the author's name for more titles)

From the Inside Out is your passport for self-discovery. Through thought provoking questions and engaging exercises you'll have an opportunity to reflect on where you are in your journey through adulthood, determine the gap between your current and ideal work environment, and become your own self mentor for envisioning new possibilities for the decades ahead.

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RRP $54.95

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Great Place to Work, A
Creating a Healthy Organisational Climate

Author(s): Paula Jorde Bloom (click on the author's name for more titles)

This updated and expanded edition of an NAEYC bestseller helps directors define more precisely how ten dimensions of a centre shape the quality of work life for staff. It will help you look at your program in terms of collegiality, opportunities for professional growth, supervisor support, clarity, reward system, decision making, goal consensus, task orientation, physical setting, and innovation.

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RRP $54.95

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Informing Our Practice
Useful Research on Young Children's Development

Author(s): Eva L Essa, Melissa M Burnham (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book contains 20 overviews of research on aspects of young children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, as well as how the findings can be applied in the classroom. Classroom teachers and teacher trainers will find very valuable the book's ability to make complex concepts more understandable.

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RRP $64.95

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Journal of Awe and Wonder Limited Stock Available

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

An open space to record your ideas and reflections, beautifully presented in honour of the Nature Action Collaborative for Children.
The stunning photographs celebrate young children connecting with nature from around the world. Inspirational quotations on vellum paper, glossy photos and watercolour paper for artwork and scrapbooking are what make this an amazing book.

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RRP $39.95

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