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Switching It On (Stimulated Ser. #3)

by Lexxie Couper

If love were as easy as flipping a switch, the world would be full of happy lovers. Or not! Switching It On by award winning erotic romance author Lexxie Couper is an intoxicating contemporary romance about second chances. Secrets will be revealed and two lovers will try to switch it on...again!Sports reporter Mike Bailey has been named "Sexiest Man on Television" three years running. His sinful smirk and naughty gaze make women all over Australia swoon. Despite his reputation, Mike was a happily married man, until an obsessed fan tore his world apart. He's still trying to recover from the heartbreak when he meets the new Executive Producer of his news program.His ex-wife.The second Lena Wilde lays eyes on Mike it all comes flooding back. What it was like to be in his arms, in his heart...and in his bed. But she knows as well as Mike that scorching sexual chemistry isn't enough to shore up a marriage. If they are going to rebuild what was shattered all their secrets will have to come out. But can Lena and Mike's rekindling relationship survive the painful truth?This erotic contemporary romance contains adult language and situations; and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously published: (2015) 5x5 Publishing

Revving It Up (Stimulated Ser. #2)

by Lexxie Couper

"Lady and Gentlemen...start your engines!" Revving It Up, by award winning erotic romance author Lexxie Couper, is a fast paced thrill ride. A handsome pro racer, a sexy mechanic, and a spirited motocross racer rev up the heat in this contemporary menage romance.Tell Sami Charlton men are better than women at motocross racing and you're bound to lose a testicle. She's not the National Champion because she's a pretty face with a hot bod. In fact, Sami is the best rider Australia has ever seen. She's also feisty, rebellious, prone to sarcasm, and never looks before she leaps. Like, ever. Jay Rutledge, Team Charlton's Head Mechanic, has kept his desire for Sami a secret since he joined her team. It's not always easy, but thankfully Sami is more interested in riding bikes than men. He spends his days making sure the vibrations between her legs are from a perfectly tuned engine and keeps the desire thrumming through his own body in neutral. Just. Until International Motocross champion, Eli Swanson makes his move. Eli always gets what he wants, and he wants Sami. In every way. The trouble is, Eli declared in an interview women aren't as good as men at motocross and now all she wants from him is his balls. But when Sami bets anything she can beat him on live television, Eli knows the god of arrogant motocross champions is smiling on him. He takes Sami up on her bet...and doesn't plan to lose. He hadn't however, planned on dealing with Jay, a man he used to--once upon a time--share everything with. Sami thought the only real pleasure in her life came from racing. She was wrong. This contemporary erotic novella contains a hot Aussie mechanic who knows how to handle his tools, a hot American pro-racer who know how to ride hard and long, and a feisty heroine with a gutter-mouth who talks herself into a hot, sweaty, throbbing situation with them both. Revving It Up is not intended for readers under the age of 18. I'm not kidding.Previously published: (2015) 5x5 Publishing

Blowing It Off (Stimulated Ser. #1)

by Lexxie Couper

Blowing It Off, by award winning contemporary romance author Lexxie Couper, Book 1 of her Stimulated series, takes you on an exciting journey of mystery, humor, and desire. Two sexy Australian arson investigators light the fires of passion in this contemporary menage romance.A suspicious fire has destroyed the studio of glassblower Phoebe Masters. And she knows what that means - a visit from the region's best arson investigators. The two men who reduced her heart to cinders. Men she'd hoped never to see again.One wild weekend with Phoebe overwhelmed Will Bradley and Damon Hunt. Like morons, they blew if off, burning any chance for a triad romance with the talented beauty. The investigation gets them back in her life, but now they have to prove the three of them were meant to be together. Their strategy? A body-blazing inferno none of them will ever be able to extinguish.But will the small town of Morpeth survive their desire? And more to the point, will Phoebe?This contemporary suspense novella contains two hot Australian men who may very well make you want to fly to Australia to experience you own sensual menage romance. Cost of airline ticket not included with purchase. Blowing It Off is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2014) 5x5 Publishing | Ellora's Cave

The New Teacher's Survival Guide to Behaviour

by Sue Roffey

Standing in front of a class of students is challenging enough, but what if they just won't behave? This book will tell you how to start off on the right foot as a new teacher, and how to look after yourself as well as your classes. Chapters will help you to build up your confidence and awareness, develop positive relationships with your students, create supportive bonds with colleagues, and manage disruptive, distressed and defiant students calmly. New to this second edition are: - the latest research developments in resilience, wellbeing, positive psychology and teacher-student relationships; - reference to the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) in the UK, and the Values Education and Safe Schools Framework in Australia; - the views, and voice, of the child; - quotes and reflections from Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs); - consideration of the UK Professional Standards for teachers; - interactive exercises. Suitable for new teachers in both primary and secondary schools working with children and young people aged 7 to 18, this book will also offer more experienced teachers a helpful reminder of what good behaviour management looks like, and what it can achieve. It will help you get the best out of every child or young person in your classroom, and the best out of yourself as a teacher. Sue Roffey is an educational psychologist, consultant, writer and academic specialising in social, emotional and behavioural issues. She is currently Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and Honorary Lecturer at University College, London.

The Media and Political Process

by P. Eric Louw

Has the mediaization of politics played any role in encouraging a growing cynicism and disillusionment with political processes in Western democracies? This book examines the increasingly topical subject of the political process and assesses: - The nature of the relationship between mass media and the political process - The impact of media-ization on existing political frameworks - The implications of media-ized politics Eric Louw uses a number of case-studies including political, celebrity, war and terrorism to provide a media studies perspective on how media workers (journalists, public affairs officers, spin-doctors) impact upon the political process. The book also considers the media's role in promoting a range of twentieth century ideologies and emerging dominant discourses. It will be important reading for students of Media, Politics, Cultural Studies; Journalism and Public Relations.

The Manual for the Early Years SENCO

by Ms Collette Drifte

Written with both new and experienced practitioners in mind and packed with practical advice, suggestions, case studies and useful photocopiable materials, this new edition of a much-loved book will help all SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) succeed in what is often a very demanding role. Providing plenty of help with planning and time-management, this book contains everything you need to know about your role, information on the current government policies such as Every Child Matters (ECM) and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meeting the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) standards for supporting children with additional needs. New to this second edition are: - a CD-ROM containing photocopiable materials - PowerPoint presentations for delivery of in-service training - advice on inter-agency working and inter-professional practice - more guidance on working in partnership with parents - guidance on implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for all children - case studies including several in the Birth to 3 age range A must-have for new and busy SENCOs working in reception classes, nursery schools, playgroups or any other early years setting working with the Birth to 7 age range, this book is also useful for those studying for a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and for those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).

The Learning Mentor Manual

by Stephanie George

Are you looking for ideas, advice and guidance to make you an effective Learning Mentor? This practical book is designed to help those new to the Learning Mentor role avoid common pitfalls, and to help those with more experience to develop their skills. Written by an expert practitioner, the book includes: - step-by-step advice on how to be a good Learning Mentor - guidance on working with school management teams, teachers and parents - advice on how to provide effective student support - case studies to illustrate best practice - suggested strategies for monitoring and evaluating interventions - templates to use and adapt - substantial electronic resource materials available from the SAGE website to use with the book. An inspiring read for all primary and secondary Learning Mentors and trainee Learning Mentors, this book is relevant to anyone involved with student support and pastoral care. Stephanie George is a teacher and manager of the Learning Support Unit at Plashet School, East London where she is responsible for the training of learning mentors.

You Don't Know Jack (Holiday Hotties Romances Ser. #2)

by G. R. George Renee George

You Don't Know Jack is a MM fairytale Christmas romp from USA Today bestselling GLBT romance author Renee George, writing as G.R. George. The second book in her Holiday Hotties Romances series is a romantic comedy sure to have you reaching for the ice. Jack Frost, a geeky professor, and lots of snow...who knew winter could be so hot!Science Professor Dev Garson has always loved the winter, and the only thing that would make him happier than fresh snow on the ground is a new boyfriend for Christmas. When his high school crush Jack returns home after a ten-year absence, it stirs up old feelings of unrequited longing and desire, but Dev worries he's setting himself up for heartbreak.Jack Moroz has come home to take over his father's business--that of a Jack Frost. It's his job to cut a path of winter across the northeast territories for the holiday. He has always avoided relationships, because, as a creature of magic, he can never be truly honest with a partner. When he runs into Dev again after a decade at the North Pole, he knows there are a million reasons why dating a human is a bad idea. But Jack can't get past the one reason he should give the nerdy professor a chance--having Dev near brings him incredible joy. It doesn't hurt that Dev is still sexier than a candy cane dipped in chocolate and just as lick-able.After an accidental fall on the ice, Dev begins to see the world and Jack in a whole new way. His head injury has him seeing the real Jack Frost, but the same twist of fate that draws these two men close may also tear them apart.This GLBT short paranormal romance contains explicit male/male content and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

A Shade of Midnight (Midnight Shifters Ser. #4)

by Renee George

Secrets from the past never stay in the past...or do they? A Shade of Midnight is a thrilling paranormal mystery that will have you turning the pages from beginning to end. Book 4 of the Midnight Shifters series by USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Renee George is sure to be a favorite addition to your paranormal romance library."I've always found a 9MM to be an excellent problem solver." Mina Vail Empath Mina Vail spent the last two years trying to forget her time as an assassin for Caledon's ex-king and move on with her life in the human world. Now she runs a security business that doesn't involve killing anyone (most of the time), she has good friends she can count on, and she keeps her relationships easy and carefree. But when her lover is accused of murdering a co-worker, and her ex is the investigating cop, Mina is forced to face her dark past...and her growing feelings for two very different men.Gav Doyle, a cop and a werelion, wants to pair bond with Mina, but while she likes a man who can make her roar, she isn't interested in a lifetime commitment. Eric Bishop, a new partner in a large architect firm and a half incubus, thinks Mina is the cure for his insatiable appetites.When Mina, Gav, and Eric attempt to track the real killer, they end up in the crosshairs between Queen Benoica and the rebel faction who want her off the throne at any price. With the lives of her two loves on the line, will Mina be forced out of the light of her new life and back into the shade of her past?This paranormal romantic suspense contains a menage, scorching M/F/M scenes, shifters, and paranormal creatures. A Shade of Midnight is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

White Witchmas (A\paris, Texas Romance Ser. #4)

by Dakota Cassidy

Welcome back to Paris, Texas, y'all! Join USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Dakota Cassidy for a laugh-out-loud Christmas romp full of intrigue, secrets, and magic. Witty dialogue, a quirky cast of characters, and one hot, sexy hunk will keep you turning the pages of White Witchmas, A Paris, Texas Romance.Cozy Meadows, a middle school music teacher, is a little low on spirit this holiday season. After being abandoned by her fiancé Finn Donovan months earlier, she's just not the same.When her werewolf friend Calla asks her to head up Hallow Moon Senior Center's Christmas recital for the Council of Elders and the residents of Paris, she dives in head first. What better way to keep her mind busy while she tries to get over the hunky Finn?Until Finn comes back to their hometown of Paris, Texas. Fresh from a stint in magic abuse prison, Finn behaves as though he didn't literally disappear the night of their engagement party. He's all smiles and still sexy as sin.Cozy's got her hands full with the wily seniors--who call themselves The Depends Patrol--and her feisty familiar Jorge, as she tries to navigate the return of Finn and keep track of the seniors and their shenanigans.But things get a whole lot worse when someone makes an attempt on her life. It's Christmas, daggonit! Shouldn't killers take at least one day off a year?Everything isn't as it seems, including a secret Cozy's kept most of her life. A secret that just may end up costing her that very life...This Christmas romantic comedy contains magic, witches, wizards, demons, folklore, and mythology.Previously Published (2015) Alphas Unwrapped Anthology

Bearly Accidental (Accidentally Paranormal Ser. #12)

by Dakota Cassidy

Bearly Accidental by USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author Dakota Cassidy is an uproariously funny trek into the wilds of Colorado. Bear shifters, the OOPS crew, and the Russian mob will keep you turning the pages in this paranormal romantic comedy. Dakota does it again in Book 12 of the Accidentally Paranormal series!At the request of their friend Antonia (Accidentally Ever After), Wanda, Marty and Nina find themselves trekking up a snowy mountainside, in search of Toni's brother. Wanted by the mob, Cormac Vitali is hiding out in the Colorado Wilderness, where the ladies from OOPS finally catch up to him...freshly tranq'd by a bounty hunter.Bear shifter Teddy Gribanov realized Cormac was her life mate about five minutes after shooting his big muscly bod with her trusty dart gun. She'd be shocked by that revelation, if she wasn't too busy getting stabbed, shot, and hunted down by a crooked cop and the Russian mob. Oh, and her psycho ex, freshly sprung from the pokey, and hell bent on making Teddy pay for putting him there.Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it--and when it's least convenient. Join Wanda, Marty and Nina, manservant Archibald, sweet zombie Carl, and demon Darnell as they hatch a plan to bring down everyone standing in the way of Teddy and Cormac's accidental happily ever after.Bearly Accidental is a paranormal adult fairytale and contains vampires, shifters, and LOL fun.

Moves Like Jagger (Wolf Mates Ser. #4)

by Dakota Cassidy

Moves Like Jagger, the eagerly anticipated 4th book in the Wolf Mates series by USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Dakota Cassidy, is here. Return to Cedar Glen with a laugh-out-loud cast of characters as Jagger the bear and Vivienne the cat come together to solve the mystery of who wants to turn Jagger into a bear rug! Love is in the air and danger is on the horizon in this holiday romp in the woods.The weather outside is frightful, but the romance is so delightful in Cedar Glen!Vivienne Ross is a cat shifter who's still learning about the ways of the paranormal. Adopted as an infant, she didn't know about her true lineage until much later in life.Sometimes she finds herself in a bit of a mess as she works out the kinks.Like looking out from the inside of a dog crate on her way to be spayed.Naked.EEK!She meets Jagger Dubrov, hot bear-shifter and Cedar Glen's local mobile veterinarian, for the first time during a catch and release program. Jagger mistakenly catches Viv, and it's all-out fireworks at first sight.As Viv and Jagger get to know their new town and each other over eggnog and mistletoe, a problem lurks. Someone wants Jagger dead, and they don't mind if they take Viv to the grave with him...This holiday paranormal romance contains romantic comedy, shifters, and LOL Christmas fun.

The Labour of Leisure: The Culture of Free Time

by Chris Rojek

Leisure has always been associated with freedom, choice and flexibility. The week-end and vacations were celebrated as 'time off'. In his compelling new book, Chris Rojek turns this shibboleth on its head to demonstrate how leisure has become a form of labour. Modern men and women are required to be competent, relevant and credible, not only in the work place but with their mates, children, parents and communities. The requisite empathy for others, socially acceptable values and correct forms of self-presentation demand work. Much of this work is concentrated in non-work activity, compromising traditional connections between leisure and freedom. Ranging widely from an analysis of the inflated aspirations of the leisure society thesis to the culture of deception that permeates leisure choice, Rojek shows how leisure is inextricably linked to emotional labour and intelligence. It is now a school for life. In challenging the orthodox understandings of freedom and free time, The Labour of Leisure sets out an indispensable new approach to the meaning of leisure. Chris Rojek is Professor of Sociology and Culture at Brunel University. In 2003 he was awarded the Allen V. Sapora Award for outstanding achievement in the field of leisure studies.

The Internet and the Mass Media

by Ruth Towse Robert G. Picard Lucy Keung

"This book analyses issues of the internet and mass media in a rapidly changing environment. It covers a wide range of fundamentals which will be in effect for a longer time, and reflects the benefits of international and interdisciplinary collaboration." - Heinz-Werner Nienstedt, President, European Media Management Education Association "This excellent book will be of great use to researchers, teachers and students interested in the relationship between the Internet and the mass media and it offers an invaluable contribution to the literature. The overall picture that emerges from this book is one that is very balanced, stressing both the radical potential of the internet and the ways in which the various media sectors have experienced the impact differently." - Colin Sparks, University of Westminster What impact has the Internet really had on the media industries? What new regulatory policies and business models are driven by the Internet? And what are the effects of the Internet on how we produce, access and consume music, film, television and other media content? After an initial flurry of analysis and prediction of the future of the dot com boom, this is the first book to review the developments of the first Internet era and investigate its actual outcomes. Bringing together sophisticated analyses from leading scholars in the field, The Internet and the Mass Media explores the far-reaching implications of the Internet from economic, regulatory, strategic and organizational perspectives. This cross-disciplinary, international view is essential for a rich, nuanced understanding of the many technological, economic, and social changes the Internet has brought to the way we live and work.

The International Student's Survival Guide: How to Get the Most from Studying at a UK University

by Gareth Davey

The International Student's Survival Guide is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to studying and living in the UK. It will be invaluable in preparing international students for the inevitable differences in culture, customs, and academic life, and helps to ensure they get the most out of their time at University. Gareth Davey provides students with all the information needed to make the right choice about where to study and provides valuable advice on how to settle into your new surroundings, including guidance on: Choosing and applying for a course Leaving home and arriving in the UK Managing finances and living costs Academic culture Teaching and assessment methods Health and welfare Life after graduationThroughout the guide there are checklists and self-evaluation forms to help the reader chart their progress. A glossary is included to aid understanding of the topics covered, and directories of additional sources of information make it easy to find out more where necessary. This guide will be a useful resource for students coming to the UK to embark on either undergraduate or graduate study in any subject.

The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People: A Practical Handbook

by Priscilla Alderson Virginia Morrow

Alderson (emeritus, childhood studies, U. of London) and Morrow (international development, U. of Oxford) explore how ethical questions can affect the process, methods, and outcomes of effective social science research involving children. Progressing from the planning stages through data collecting to writing, reporting, and follow-up, they consider such aspects as assessing harms and benefits, selection and participation, ethics guidance and committees, consent, disseminating and implementing the findings, and the impact on children. The children's charity, Bernardo, published editions in 1995 and 2004; it is unclear why this is only the second edition. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Economic Geography of the UK

by Andrew Jones Dr Neil Coe

With the UK still facing the repercussions of the 2007 economic downturn, Coe and Jones' text is a timely, engaging discussion of the key issues facing the UK economy from a purely geographical perspective, written by some of the leading academics in the field. With pedagogical features to facilitate learning, including further reading and chapter aims, the text explores the complex connections that constitute the UK economy including the city and finance, the uneven development of the UK, the UK economy's links to the European Union and its wider ties to the global economy. Written for geography students studying modules on economic geography and the human geography of the UK, the text is a vibrantly written, easy-to-understand analysis of the current and future challenges that face the contemporary UK economy. Includes a preface by Doreen Massey.

Midnight Before Christmas (Midnight Shifters Ser. #5)

by Renee George

Midnight Before Christmas, Book 5 in the bestselling Midnight Shifters series is a spine-tingling adventure of dragon shifters, secrets, and romance you won't be able to put down! This holiday romance from USA Today Bestselling paranormal romance author Renee George is a winner.When Max Gray is sent on a secret mission to Minnesota, the dragon shifter blows his supernatural cover to rescue champion figure skater Rachel Campbell. Even though Max must investigate other worlder vigilantes to insure his queen's safety, Max can't resist Rachel.Their passion is hot enough to melt glaciers.But when Rachel's parents are put into deadly jeopardy, they must work together to save both human and other worlders in time for Christmas.This paranormal dragon shifter romance contains magic, supernatural beings, and romantic suspense. Previously Published: (2015) A Very Alpha Christmas Anthology

A Door to Midnight (Midnight Shifters Ser. #3)

by Renee George

A Door to Midnight, from USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Renee George will keep you on the edge of your seat. Monsters, mystery, and magic combine in this action packed paranormal romance, Book 3 in the Midnight Shifters series. When destiny knocks at your door after midnight, you let him in!In order to satisfy her irresponsible father's vast gambling debts, Emily Henley agrees to be a live-in companion for the casino's owner--the mysterious billionaire recluse Marcus Tsavaras. She soon learns why Marcus hides from the world: he is a two-headed beast of legend, a chimera. Emily is determined to erase her father's debt, and not even Marcus's monstrous appearance will frighten her away.For thousands of years, Marcus has lived under his father's bitter curse and hallowed blessing, a duality that tortures him daily. Though he is the master of doors, able to open portals to any place at any time, he is also doomed to a singular existence without hope or love. Until he meets curvaceous and beautiful Emily, who may well be the one to chase away his shadows and open his heart to love.But in the beast's world of magic and supernatural beings, there lurks a danger. One that threatens not only their love... but their very lives.This paranormal shifter romantic suspense contains a Chimera, magic, and supernatural beings. A Door to Midnight is an adult fairy tale that will keep you turning the pages from start to finish.Previously published: (2015) Taming the Monsters Anthology

The Earth's Land Surface: Landforms and Processes in Geomorphology

by Kenneth J. Gregory

'An excellent source of information for anyone who needs a well-informed, easy to use reference volume to introduce them to the fascinating complexities of the earth's land surface, past, present and future' - Professor Angela Gurnell, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London 'A concise but comprehensive guide to geomorphology which is characterised by a very clear text, superbly useful tables, and some mini-biographies of some of the leading figures in the discipline. It is particularly strong on the different types of geomorphological environments, including those of cities' - Professor Andrew Goudie, University of Oxford This introductory text details the land surface of the earth in a readable style covering the major issues, key themes and sensitivities of the environments/landscape. Emphasising the major ideas and their development, each chapter includes case studies and details of influential scientists (not necessarily geomorphologists) who have contributed to the progress of understanding. Providing a very clear explanation of the understanding achieved and of the debates that have arisen, the book is comprised of 12 chapters in four sections: * Visualising the land surface explains and explores the composition of the land surface and outlines how it has been studied * Dynamics of the land surface considers the dynamics affecting the earth's land surface including its influences, processes and the changes that have occurred * Environments of the land surface looks to understand the land surface in major world regions highlighting differences between the areas * Management of the land surface is an examination of the current and future prospects of the management of the earth's land surface. With comprehensive pedagogical features including full colour plates, further reading, questions for discussion and glossary, this original, lively text is authored by one of the leading experts in the field and will be core reading for first and second year undergraduates on all physical geography courses.

The Curriculum: Theory and Practice (Curriculum Development Ser.)

by A. V. Kelly

Through the work of the Schools Council and other national agencies, the difficulties of achieving effective curriculum change through centralized initiatives and directives have been well documented. At the same time the importance of teacher involvement in such activities, and the advantages of curriculum development over revolutionary innovation, have become plain. This knowledge and the understandings it has generated are important today, when unusually sweeping changes are being brought about in the school curriculum. The authors of this book draw together these ideas to assist people promoting curriculum changes, as well as those on the receiving end of such projects.

Becoming an English Teacher

by Stephen Clarke Paul Dickinson Jo Westbrook

Praise for the previous edition: 'This is a text that should accompany every student teacher of English and find its way on to the shelf of all practising teachers. This book excited me. It is written in a style that makes you want to try out activities and take up challenges. This book will encourage the student teacher to embrace the subject of English along with its associated values and debates' - ESCalate `If I was training to teach English today, this is the book I would want - an extraordinarily professional handbook of good practice ' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Teacher Magazine This essential companion for aspiring secondary English teachers has been extensively reworked to help students meet the very latest professional and academic standards, while also equipping them with the knowledge and skills they will need for the beginning of their teaching career. Focusing on the essentials needed to be a successful English teacher, the authors combine subject knowledge with ideas, examples and approaches for creating an effective, vibrant learning environment, and real examples of lesson plans and schemes of work. Each chapter clearly links practice to theoretical and critical perspectives on teaching, making this an ideal text for students working towards M-level credits or a Masters in Teaching and Learning. There are also brand new chapters which explore in greater depth specific areas of contention and challenging issues, including: - Diversities, including global perspectives on teaching English - The application and implications of using ICT - Multi-agency provision in personalising learning - Research methodologies - Transition from the training year and the first year as a teacher The latest requirements for Qualified Teacher Status are clearly signposted throughout, and activities at the end of each chapter help to reinforce knowledge and encourage reflection. Written by a team of highly respected authors, this new edition should be on every secondary English student's bookshelf.

The Coaching Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Your School

by Michael Harbour Shaun Allison

Do you want to know how to establish a coaching programme in your school? Using lots of examples of successful coaching in practice to set you on the road to coaching success, this book guides you through the process of setting up and running an effective coaching programme in your school. The authors are both secondary specialists, but the principles they set out in this book are broadly applicable to all schools. There is clear advice on: - introducing coaching in your school; - choosing your coaches; - training your coaches; - measuring the positive impact of coaching on the school; - making coaching part of professional development for all staff; - a suggested timeline for implementing a coaching programme. Features of the book include chapter objectives, questions for reflection to use in training activities, a number of short case studies from secondary schools and further education colleges showing how coaching has worked in practice, suggestions for further reading and pointers to useful websites. There are useful photocopiable materials provided to use with most chapters, and there is a PowerPoint presentation available entitled Coaching for Performance that you can use to explain ideas to colleagues. This bank of resources that accompanies the book is available to download from the SAGE website, and you can adapt the materials for any setting. This book is an ideal resource for anyone looking to establish a coaching programme in their school, and offers you all the support, guidance and resource materials you will need.

The Body and Society: Explorations in Social Theory (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society #7)

by Bryan S. Turner

"This truly deserves to be considered a classic and I strongly encourage my students to read it from cover to cover. Turner's work on the body needs to be considered in its own right within courses on the sociology of the body." - Dr Robert Meadows, Surrey University "Remains the foundational text for courses in the sociology of the body, replete with insights and a depth of analysis that has largely inspired an entire new area of studies across the social sciences." - Dr Michael Drake, Hull University "This is THE contemporary text for both academics and students exploring the sociology of the body." - Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk This is a fully revised edition of a book that may fairly claim to have re-opened the sociology of the body as a legitimate area of enquiry. Providing an unparalleled guide to all aspects of the subject, each chapter has been revised and updated while the book contains new material that reflects both recent changes in the field and Turner's developing position on the centrality of vulnerability. Assured and innovative, this book provides the most authoritative statement of work on the sociology of the body by one of the leading writers in the field.

The Autism Inclusion Toolkit: Training Materials and Facilitator Notes

by Ms Lynn Plimley Maggie Bowen

'This resource will be very valuable for professionals planning in-service training to assist settings to develop as Autistic Spectrum Disorder-friendly environments...the training would also help all settings become truly inclusive and friendly for all children and young people' - Special Children Includes CD-Rom A growing number of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are educated in mainstream settings. To support them effectively and maximise their learning potential, it is essential that all school staff fully understand their needs. This complete training package can be delivered during staff meetings and on INSET days, to ensure autism-friendly practice throughout the school. This toolkit demonstrates the value of using self-evaluation tools to improve services and includes: - a CD Rom with PowerPoint slides - guidance on how best to deliver INSET - activities and case studies to facilitate discussion - discussions of issues for consideration in relation to School Access Plans and the Disability Equality Duty - advice on useful resources, literature and web sites. Teachers, SENCOs and management staff in primary and secondary schools will find this an essential training resource.

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