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The fireless dragon

by Maria Grau

Once upon a time, there was a little dragon called Pasqual, who was sad because he didn't breathe fire. That was until one day, when he made friends with some children from the city of Olot and they had an idea:...


The Empower Program, K-2: Concrete Strategies for Positive Behavioral Support

by Rachel Baker

Educators are often left without the time to plan positive behavioral supports or the sanity to cultivate compassionate relationships with their students. Even though they understand the critical relationship...


Child-Initiated Play and Learning: Planning for possibilities in the early years

by Annie Woods

Child-Initiated Play and Learning shows how a creative approach to learning that allows for spontaneous adventures in play through child-led projects can lead to rich learning experiences that build on children's...


Challenges of Primary Education in Developing Countries: Insights from Kenya

by Paul P.W. Achola & Vijayan K. Pillai

Paul P.W. Achola and Vijayan K. Pillai address factors associated with wastage in primary school education and the solutions to ameliorate low participation in primary education. The book provides an examination...


88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively: Forget being the favourite!

by Tim Bowman

This is GOOD. Really, really extraordinary stuff. I don't think I've ever seen a similar book on education.

- Seth Godin

Tim writes with flair ... A book you can read, dip into, come back to, and I can imagine...


Apps, Technology and Younger Learners: International evidence for teaching

by Natalia Kucirkova & Garry Falloon

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the challenges, potential and theoretical possibilities of apps and considers the processes of change for education and home learning environments. Drawing together...


Teaching History Creatively

by Hilary Cooper

The fully updated second edition of Teaching History Creatively introduces teachers to the wealth of available approaches to historical enquiry, ensuring creative, effective learning. This book clearly sets...


The Really Useful Physical Education Book: Learning and teaching across the 11-16 age range

by Gary Stidder & Sid Hayes

The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers support, guidance and practical ideas for effective, innovative and imaginative physical education lessons. Underpinned by easy-to-understand theory, this second...


Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice

by Helen Tovey

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the kindergarten and the influence of Froebel on early years practice? What did Froebel mean by a garden for children? Why did he believe that play is central in young...


How We Learn: Learning and non-learning in school and beyond

by Knud Illeris

Having published in 11 languages and sold in more than 100,000 copies, this fully revised edition of How We Learn examines what learning actually is and why and how learning and non-learning takes place. Focusing...


Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps: Sequenced Activities to Build the Body and the Brain (Birth to Age 7)

by Gill Connell, Cheryl McCarthy & Wendy Pirie

Build the body-brain connection with step-by-step activities that help children develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Early childhood educators...


The Thinking Teacher: A Framework for Intentional Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom

by Sandra Heidemann, Beth Menninga & Claire Cheng

This essential professional development resource provides advice for early childhood teachers who are navigating demands and changes in their careers, helping them see these challenges as growth opportunities....


Children's Creative Music-Making with Reflexive Interactive Technology: Adventures in improvising and composing

by Victoria Rowe, Angeliki Triantafyllaki & François Pachet

Children's Creative Music-Making with Reflexive Interactive Technology discusses pioneering experiments conducted with young children using a new generation of music software for improvising and composing. Using...


Teaching Geography Creatively

by Stephen Scoffham

Teaching Geography Creatively was Winner of the Geographical Association Gold Award 2014

This fully updated second edition of Teaching Geography Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee...


Literacy Activities for Classic and Contemporary Texts 7-14: The Whoosh Book

by Gill Robins & Laura-Jane Evans-Jones

English teachers are always keen to explore new ways of motivating their pupils to engage with reading, both for learning and for pleasure. Literacy Activities for Classic and Contemporary Texts 7-14 is a practical,...


Critical Literacy Across the  K-6 Curriculum

by Vivian Maria Vasquez

Through stories from kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms where students and teachers have attempted to put a critical edge on their teaching, this book shows critical literacy in action across the curriculum....


Thinking Skills - Geography and Sustainable Development

by Patricia Kendell

Thinking skills are a key feature of learning. These brilliant titles in the series will help you develop intellectual skills in children, such as reasoning and enquiry, information processing, creative thinking...


Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors

by Chip Donohue

Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors explores how technology can empower and engage parents, caregivers and families, and the emerging role of media mentors who guide...


Feel Brave Teaching Guide

by Avril McDonald & Tatiana Minina Tatiana Minina

The Feel Brave Teaching Guide is the perfect companion to the Feel Brave series of books, which is designed to help 4- to 7-year-olds explore emotional intelligence, positive psychology and some of the challenging...


Enhancing Learning through Play: A developmental perspective for early years settings

by Christine Macintyre

Written to explain why children need to play and offering practical guidance on how to best support children's development through play, this fully updated third edition includes a wealth of new information...