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Archive for the 'Book Reviews' Category

Ten Keys to Happier Living: Review

Posted on September 16th, 2016 · Posted in Book Reviews, Good ideas

by Vanessa King (2016) Headline Books. Reviewed by Sue Roffey I bought my grown kids copies of Sonja Lyubormirsky’s The How of Happiness, and now I am going to have.. read more

Siblings: Brothers and sisters of children with disability: Review

Posted on September 15th, 2016 · Posted in Book Reviews

by Kate Strohm. Reviewed by Jeannette James. This is the revised edition of Kate’s first book, Siblings, and is dedicated to her parents. Author Kate Strohm is an experienced health.. read more

The PROSPER School Pathways for Student Wellbeing: Policy and Practices – Review

Posted on September 13th, 2016 · Posted in Book Reviews

By Toni Noble & Helen McGrath: Reviewed by Debra Mainwaring-Magi. Sydney Catholic Schools are engaging with their new strategic plan (New Horizons 2016-18) which has the following student wellbeing priorities:.. read more

How the education system is making kids stressed and sick (ABC)

Posted on August 27th, 2016 · Posted in Book Reviews, Good Practice, Links, Research

Source: ab.co/2bUg3dL The pressure on children to achieve high levels of academic success is overriding the joys of education and making kids anxious and depressed, says author Lucy Clark. So.. read more

A General Theory of Love: Book Review

Posted on March 5th, 2016 · Posted in Book Reviews

A General Theory of Love (2000) Vintage Books by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon It is hard to believe that this book is now over 15 years old.. read more

Emotions in the classroom

Posted on September 29th, 2015 · Posted in Book Reviews

This excerpt from a book by  Mary Helen Immordino-Yang on the role of emotions in the classroom will be of interest to many: why-emotions-are-integral-to-learning

Effective SEL Programs–Middle and High School

Posted on June 15th, 2015 · Posted in Book Reviews, Good Practice, Materials & Programs

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has released a new tool to help middle and high schools address secondary students’ need for effective social and emotional learning.. read more

Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for School Reform

Posted on September 15th, 2014 · Posted in Book Reviews, Materials & Programs

A (2003) longitudinal study of 400 Chicago elementary schools shows the central role of relational trust in building effective education communities. bit.ly/1nFp4WK

Stop Teaching our Kids to Kill

Posted on August 27th, 2014 · Posted in Book Reviews, FC Action

A call to action on on-screen violence – New Revised edition of an important book: http://amzn.to/1rLPKaB

Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn

Posted on June 14th, 2014 · Posted in Book Reviews, Good Practice, Research

With many thanks to Anita Smith for this summary of John Hattie’s most recent book (with Gregory Yates): Introduction: Use social learning theory, motivation theory, and information processing theories Social.. read more