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Resources to support teachers in their first years of teaching

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What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Students

What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Studentsis a practical, easy-to-read guide that: Reviews expectations versus likely classroom realities that first-time gifted teachers may face. Includes real-world advice for navigating the joys, surprises, and frustrations. Addresses specific topics related to gifted education, including students' social-emotional needs. Includes considerations for choosing appropriate curricular materials and working with parents and families. Features ways to advocate for gifted and advanced programming and tips for continued professional learning.

Put a Wet Paper Towel on It: the Weird and Wonderful World of Primary Schools

THE SENSATIONAL SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A heart-warming and hilarious look at life in the classroom from the teachers who host the most popular UK education podcast,

Teaching Self-Regulation

With this timely resource you'll gain 75 instructional activities to teach self-regulation in any secondary classroom. Ample teacher-tested tools and templates are also included to help you create authentic learning experiences and deliver effective feedback.

Behaviour Barriers and Beyond

This practical resource helps school staff to reframe behaviour as a means of communicating a need, ensuring they can sensitively and effectively support children with a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools, Third Edition

Now revised and expanded with the latest research and adaptations for additional target behaviors, this is the gold-standard guide to Check-In, Check-Out (CICO), the most widely implemented Tier 2 behavior intervention.

Risk. Fail. Rise

In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and improve their response to others' mistakes.

How to Get These Books

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Classroom Management

We Belong

We Belong offers 50 targeted strategies to increase students' sense of belonging and reinforce the habits that support classroom harmony and learning success.

Coaching Your Classroom

In Coaching Your Classroom, authors Garnet Hillman and Mandy Stalets share a fresh perspective on effective classroom feedback for all grade levels and content areas.

Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom

Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom guides new and veteran teachers alike in developing effective classroom management techniques, with a particular focus on students with emotional or behavioral disorders.

The Smart Classroom Management Way

The Smart Classroom Management Way is a collection of the very best writing from ten years of Smart Classroom Management (SCM).

Take Control of the Noisy Class

This book helps teachers across all age groups connect and succeed with hard-to-reach, reluctant learners. You'll discover: The simple six-step plan to minimise & deal with classroom behaviour problems

The Total Classroom Management Makeover

The Total Classroom Management Makeover is a condensed shortcut to effective classroom management. Presented as simple dos and don'ts, the 18 lessons you'll learn have been boiled down to the bare essentials and written in the most accessible way possible.

Teacher Wellness

Educator Wellness

Educators make thousands of decisions and encounter and experience varied emotions at work; without an efficient wellness routine, educators' jobs can result in prolonged stress. In Educator Wellness: A Guide for Sustaining Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Social Well-Being, authors Timothy D. Kanold and Tina H. Boogren provide a framework to guide and support K-12 educators in continuously sustaining personal and collective wellness plans.

Pause. Breathe. Flourish.

Pause. Breathe. Flourish: Living Your Best Life as an Educator explores the habits, practices and mindset necessary for growth as both an educator and a person.

Educator wellbeing

Educator Wellbeing, written in response to the 2020 Global Pandemic, speaks to the long-ignored expectations that Educators live with and the impact on their wellbeing that going above and beyond to serve their students has. This book is a relatable and practical read for teachers to build tools for life, bringing their wellbeing to the forefront. It provides a toolbox of preventative and responsive strategies to help Educators look after their wellbeing so they can continue with supporting their students

The Day I Reached My Tipping Point...

The main objective of the book is to make educators aware of CF and OSI. CF and OSI in educators can be a slow gradual process where teachers may not even realize the effects until something uncharacteristic occurs because he/she has "just snapped".

From Burnt Out to Fired Up

Learn why burnout happens and what you can do to thrive once again. Explore the five Rs--reflect, reframe, refocus, reconnect, and reveal--and understand how each can help counter burnout.

Wherever You Go, There You Are

When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience


This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men-and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.

Motivating Students

Tackling the Motivation Crisis

"Mike Anderson explores incentive systems, which do not motivate achievement or a love of learning, and the six intrinsic motivators that lead to real student engagement"--

Five Paths of Student Engagement

Five Paths of Student Engagement: Blazing the Trail to Learning and Success covers each facet of engagement and recommends practical approaches for classroom instruction, school leadership, and educational policies.

Letting Go of Perfect

This second edition: Explores a state of mind that manifests in unhealthy ways among kids and teens today--the need to be perfect. Features updated research on perfectionism, new strategies, and resources.

You Can Learn!

In You Can Learn! Building Student Ownership, Motivation, and Efficacy With the PLC at Work® Process, authors Tim Brown and William M. Ferriter offer numerous strategies and protocols designed to build self-efficacy in students.

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom has the answers. Written to be both inspirational and practical, this resource will help educators transform their classrooms into cultures of curiosity.


In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students' attention.

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