Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Professional learning

Online learning for school leaders, Professional educator, Vol 7, No 4, Nov 2008, pp18-20.

Whats that sound? ‘Tweet’: new perspectives on leadership and learning, Access Vol 22, Iss 4, 2008. Pp23-25

Below are Hardcopy books available for borrowing from TLRU
Contact the TLRU via email to TLRU@parra.catholic.edu.au or on 9677 4344

Learning for leadership : building a school of professional practice
authors, Michelle Anderson ; Christine Cawsey.
Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2008.
371.10994 AND

Towards a moving school : developing a professional learning and performance culture
John Fleming & Elizabeth Kleinhenz.
Camberwell, Vic : ACER Press 2007.
371.1440994 FLE

Better schools better teachers better results: a handbook for improved performance management in your school /Vic Zbar, Graham Marshall, Paul Power.
Camberwell, Vic. :|bACER Press,|c2007.

Leadership coaching for educators : bringing out the best in school administrators
Karla Reiss.
Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, 2007.
371.2011 REI

From first-year to first-rate :|principals guiding beginning teachers
Barbara L. Brock, Marilyn L. Grady.
Publication info :Thousand Oaks, CA :|bCorwin Press,c2007.
371.201 BRO

Leading effective meetings, teams, and work groups in districts and schools
Matthew Jennings.
Alexandria, VA :|bAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development,|cc2007.
187 p. ;|c25 cm.
371.207 JEN

Learning-driven schools: a practical guide for teachers and principals
Barry Beers
Alexandria, VA, ASCD, 2006.
371.1 BEEk

The team leadership coaching guide : growing you, your team, your organisation.
[St. Ives, N.S.W.] : Australian Growth Coaching, 2006.
658.4092 TEA

The principalship : a reflective practice perspective
Thomas J. Sergiovanni.
Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.
371.20120973 SER

Coaching leadership : building educational leadership capacity through coaching partnerships
Jan Robertson.
Wellington, N.Z. : NZCER Press, 2005.

Strengthening the heartbeat: leading and learning together in schools
Thomas J. Sergiovanni.
San Francisco :Jossey-Bass, 2005.
371.200973 SER

Preparing teachers for a changing world :|bwhat teachers should learn and be able to do
edited by Linda Darling-Hammond and John Bransford
San Francisco, CA :|Jossey-Bass, 2005.
371.71 DAR

Creating dynamic schools through mentoring, coaching, and collaboration
Judy F. Carr, Nancy Herman, and Douglas E. Harris.
Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2005.
371.203 CAR

Understanding by design professional development workbook / Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins.
Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2004.
375.001 MCT

A look at transfer : seven strategies that work
Robin J. Fogarty and Brian M. Pete.
Moorabbin, Vic. : Hawker Brownlow Education, 2004.
371.3 FOG

Professional teaching standards
NSW Institute of Teachers.
Sydney : NSW Institute of Teachers, [2004?].
371.144 PRO

Leading learning : making hope practical in schools
Bob Lingard ... [et al.].
Buckingham [England] ; Philadelpha : Open University Press, 2003.
371.209943 LEA

Teaching in the knowledge society : education in the age of insecurity
Andy Hargreaves.
New York : Teachers College Press, c2003.
371.2 HAR

Results-based professional development models
St. Vrain Valley School District, professional development.
Longmont, CO : St Vrain Valley School District, 2003
370.71 RES

Stirring the tidal pool : reflective practices for school improvement
Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta: Parramatta, N.S.W., 2003
371.2 SYN

The leadership coaching guide for growing you and your organisation
Publication info: [St Ives, N.S.W.] : Australian Growth Coaching, 2003.
658.4092 LEA

Leading learners, leading schools
Robin Brooke-Smith.
London ;|aNew York :|bRoutledgeFalmer,|c2003.
371.2 BRO

The reflective teacher [kit] : using action learning to improve teaching.
East Perth : Dept. of Education, WA, 2002.
1 videocassette, 1 book.
371.39 REF

Leadership for learning :|bhow to help teachers succeed
Carl D. Glickman.
Publication info: Alexandria, Va. :|bAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2002.
371.102 GLI

Developing teacher leaders : how teacher leadership enhances school success
Frank Crowther ... [and others].
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, 2002.
371.106 CRO

Building a learning profession
Lawrence Ingvarson.
Deakin West, A.C.T. : Australian College of Educators, 2002.
371.10994 ING

From option to imperative : towards a culture of teacher development in Catholic schools
Michael Bezzina & Aengus Kavanagh.
Parramatta : Catholic Education Office, 2002.
371.146 BEZ

The heart of teaching : how we can use student work to strengthen our professional practice?
developed by Australian National Schools Network in partnership with the Coalition of Essential Schools (USA).
Lindfield, N.S.W. : Australian National Schools Network, Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001.
1 ringbinder ; 31 cm + looseleaf pages; 1
videocassette; 1 DVD.
370.1 HEA

A model for mentoring our teachers : centers of pedagogy / Robin Fogarty ; [editor Dara Lee Howard].
Cheltenham, Vic. : Hawker Brownlow Education, 2001.
371.102 FOG

Teacher evaluation to enhance professional practice
Charlotte Danielson & Thomas L. McGreal.
Alexandria, Va. : Educational Testing Service, 2000.
371.144 DAN

Evaluating professional development
Thomas R. Guskey ; foreword by Dennis Sparks.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, Inc., c2000.
370.7155 GUS

Principles in action [videorecording] : award-winning professional development.
[Aurora, Colo.] : McREL, 2000.
1 DVD (ca. 55 min.) : sd., col.
371.1460973 PRI

Personal Development Health and Physical education

Reality check: effective school-based drug education, Professional educator, Vol 7, No 4, Nov 2008, pp 24-27.

Weighing it up: thinking about the implications of school based obesity prevention initiatives. ACHPER healthy lifestyles journal, vol 55 No 1, pp 19-22.

Catholic schools

Teaching and Learning as Wayfaring, Momentum Nov/Dec 2008, pp8-11

A model for improving Catholic School System vitality, Momentum Nov/Dec 2008, pp12-16


Banning books – the shifting ground, info@aslansw, Aug 2008, pp4-5.

School library websites virtually extending learning support, Scan, Vol 27, No 4, Nov 2008. Pp 17-27.

Collaborating in assessment: the teachers librarians role, Scan, Vol 27, No 4, Nov 2008, pp46- 48

The impact of school library services on student achievement and the implications for advocacy: a review of the literature, Access Vol 22, Iss 4, 2008. Pp15-20.

School libraries building capacity for student learning in 21C, Scan Vol 28, No 2 May 2009.pp 17-25.

School libraries and continuous improvement: a case study, Scan Vol 28, No 2 May 2009, pp26-31.

Special education

Verbal working memory and story retelling in school-age children with Autism, Language, Speech and Hearing Services in School, Vol 39, No 4, Oct 2008, pp 498-511.

Are schools meeting the needs of students with ADHD, Vol 32, No 2, Sep 2008, pp 187-198.

Behavior and communication, Down Syndrome NSW newsletter, Summer 2008-2009, pp17-19,

Dyslexia and related disorders, SPELD NSW newsletter, Nov 2008, Vol 40, No 4, pp 10-11.

Language support program website. The Language Support Program (LSP) is a substantial program comprising direct assistance to teachers in developing strong oral language competency in children and young people to maximise their learning potential.

Religious education

From the Vatican to the classroom Part2: examining intertextuality and alignment among church, local diocesan and school religious education documents.
Journal of Religious Education, Vol 56 No 4, 2008.

St Paul on the Lord’s supper, Liturgy News, Dec 2008, pp3-5.

Weaving the threads of meaning: a characteristic of children’s spirituality and its implication for religious education, British Journal of Religious Education, Vol 30, No 3, Sep 2008, pp 235-245.


Successful engagement in an early literacy intervention.
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Vol 8, No 2, Aug 2008, pp123-150.

Accelerating preschoolers’ early literacy development through classroom based Teacher-child storybook reading and explicit print referencing. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in School, Vol 40, No 1, Oct 2008, Pp 67-85.


Copyright in the classroom: Teaching with Audio-visual resources. Screen Education, Iss 52, Summer 2008. p 24-28.

Copyright for school websites at Smartcopying

Copyright information for Wikis and Blogs at Smartcopying: Using wikis and Blogs

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Thursday, June 4, 2009


The following hard copy journal articles are available from the TLRU.

The quality teaching of primary school mathematics – part A, Square one, Vol 18, No 3, Sept 2008, pp 13-16.

“But what about the oneths?” A Year 7 student’s misconception about decimal place value. The Australian Mathematics Teacher, Vol 64 No 4, 2008, P12-14


The following hardcopy journal articles are available from the TLRU.

Refugee students no longer strangers in the system, The New South Wales Education Magazine, Term 3, 2008, pp 8-9.

Planning the learning environment for refugee background students, Pen 162, pp1-8.


The following hard copy journal articles are available from the TLRU.

When assessment is about learning, Literacy learning: the middle years. Vol 16, No 3, Oct 2008, pp 27-37.

Assessment interwoven with Teaching and Learning, Literacy learning: the middle years. Vol 16, No 3, Oct 2008, pp (insert i-viii).

Assessing student thinking about arithmetic: videotaped interviews. Teaching children mathematics, Vol 15, No 2, Sep 2008, pp106-111.

Collaborating in assessment: the teachers librarians role, Scan, Vol 27, No 4, Nov 2008, pp46- 48

Reggio Emilia resources

The following resources are available for borrowing at the TLRU

Bringing learning to life : the Reggio approach to early childhood education

Cadwell, Louise Boyd. 2003
372.21 CAD

Reflections : Reggio Emilia principles within Australian contexts
Millikan, Jan. 2003
372.21 MIL

Making learning visible : children as individual and group learners
Project Zero. 2001
372.210945 MAK

Il futuro e una bella giornata = The future is a lovely day,
Davoli, Mara. 2001
303.49 ILF

Reggio tutta : a guide to the city by the children
Davoli, Mara. 2000
372.21 REG

Children, spaces, relations : metaproject for an environment for young children
Ceppi, Giulio. 1998
372.21 CHI

Bringing Reggio Emilia home : an innovative approach to early childhood education Cadwell, Louise Boyd. 1997
372.2101 CAD

First steps toward teaching the Reggio way
Hendrick, Joanne,
372.21 FIR

Constructivism : theory, perspectives, and practice
Fosnot, Catherine Twomey. 1996
370.152 CON

An Amusement park for birds [videorecording]
AV 371.36 AMU

Open window [electronic resource]
Malaguzzi, Loris. 1994
CO 362.71 OPE

Challenge (Kew, Vic.)
University of Melbourne. Early Childhood Development Unit.

Reflections on the Reggio Emilia approach : a collection of papers
Lilian G. Katz ... [et al.] 1994
372.21 REF

Design and marketing of libraries - the Picton library

A team of librarians "The shanachies" are touring the world looking at libraries. They have videoed each library tour and have blogged it at Shananchie tour. This one of Picton library shows some interesting design and promotion ideas.

Road to Melbourne: Picton Library from Jaap van de Geer on Vimeo.

Gaming in Libraries

An interview with Scott Nicholson on gaming in libraries. Scott is running an online course on gaming via Youtube during Jun 2009 called Gaming in libraries. The American Library Association also has a website Libraries, Literacy and Gaming.

Scott Nicholson interview from Jaap van de Geer on Vimeo.