The following books have been recommended by our Educational Psychologists. By clicking on the links they will take you directly to Amazon for purchasing.

  • Helping Children to Emotionally Regulate By Paula Williams, Educational Psychologist, Psychology4Learning Ltd. A 25 page booklet for school staff and parents to download.
  • Paperback Published 2011 by Kristen Wilson  (Author), Elizabeth Sautter (Author)

    This is our 2nd book in our two-part series to help our students develop a better concept of holistic listening, or Whole Body Listening. In this charming comic book, based on the idea created by Susanne P. Truesdale (1990), the authors, Sautter and Wilson explore how two siblings, Leah and Luka struggle to focus their brains and bodies during the school day. Kindly, a peer mentor helps to explain to these students how they need to use their eyes, hands, feet, heart, brain, etc. to listen in group environments to not only access the information but to work as part of a group. Preschool through 2nd - 3rd grade students love the antics of our characters as they teach this important concept in a very fun manner!

  • Paperback Published 24 August 2007 by G T Hawker  (Author) Spell It Yourself! is a consistently-bestselling title for upper primary school pupils that is now being published by Chambers. It lists over 7,500 words that children might use, and alongside each word is straightforward guidance on how to spell derived forms and compounds of the word, for example running, runner, runway. Therefore the book not only makes it quick and easy for a child to find the spellings they need, but it also reinforces knowledge of word families and of how to spell words from their root forms. Homophones of the words are indicated, both to help children find the right word and to encourage them to learn the correct spellings. Useful additional sections give the spellings of first names, countries, contractions such as mustn't, and all the different forms of numbers.
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    Paperback Published 1 January 2012 by David Moseley  (Author) Pupils with spelling difficulties often experience problems with the whole curriculum and lose confidence with writing. The 'ACE Spelling Dictionary' adopts a unique approach in order to overcome these issues, providing over 20,000 entries for commonly-misspelt words.
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    Paperback Published 4 January 1999 by Stephen R. Covey  (Author) In THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. 'Fundamentals are the key to success. Stephen Covey is the master of them. Buy his book, but most importantly, use it!' - Anthony Robbins, author of UNLIMITED POWER.
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    Paperback Published 12 September 1996 by Daniel Goleman  (Author) The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness are all qualities that mark people who excel: whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. With new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality, Goleman shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.
  • Paperback Published 1 October 2003 by Andy Miller  (Author) The behaviour of students in schools is a matter of great concern. Legislation, media coverage and 'test cases' are flooding into the public consciousness at an increasing pace. The relative responsibility of teachers and parents is a particularly prominent and contentious issue. This book examines the reasons why strong statements of mutual recrimination and blame often occur in this area, before looking at policies and practices which are co-operative, preventive and proactive in nature. But this is not solely another book of tips and techniques. In addition to describing strategies with a proven evidence base, it also demonstrates, within a coherent framework, how and why these approaches achieve their aims. This book provides an in-depth understanding of key psychological factors for those in schools struggling in this vexed and pressing area and for that widening group of professionals charged with working in partnership to bring about demonstrable change.
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    Paperback Published 20 February 2014 by Sue Roffey  (Author) 'This is a very practical guide to a teaching approach that enables children to become more powerful learners; it is also an opportunity to spend time with a big-hearted person who understands what happens for children in school and how circles can help them grow.' - James Park, PROGRESS Director, Human Scale Education (www.progress-hse.org) 'Grounded in contemporary research, Roffey ignites the reader's conviction that 'I can do this too!'   Gifting the educator with a treasure chest of fresh, engaging, practical and applicable ideas, this book makes it possible for every teacher to build both the learning and well-being of all young people.' - Kerry Bird, Project Manager for Personal and Social Development Education in Catholic Education  -  Cairns and  Brisbane First published as Circle Time for Emotional Literacy, this new edition has been updated to reflect how the Circle Solutions philosophy and pedagogy can be used to build relationships and resilience for children and young people. Putting current research on wellbeing into practice, Circle Solutions addresses issues not incidents, solutions rather than problems, and strengths rather than deficits, providing a framework for student engagement and learning. New to this edition:
    • a chapter on promoting the positive:  thoughts, feelings and approaches
    • more anti-bullying strategies, with cyber-bullying covered explicitly
    • a quick reference appendix of games
    • ways of embedding Circle Solutions as a tool for wellbeing
    • updated and expanded resources.
    Activities and games included in the book promote positive communication skills, empathy and connectedness, class cohesion and co-operation, friendship skills and ethical behaviour.  The book is suitable for all phases of education.
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    Paperback Published 2 December 2005 by Spencer Smith (Author), Steven C. Hayes  (Author) This book offers a five-step plan for coping with painful emotions such as anxiety and depression. It teaches you how to learn life-enhancing behavior strategies that work to further the goals you value most. You'll learn to engage with and overcome painful thoughts and feelings with step-by-step acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques. You'll find out how to let go of control, and develop compassion and flexibility. The realization that painful feelings cannot be controlled will open you to the possibility of fully emotional living. Once present, engaged, and aware, you can begin to build new lives for yourself filled with significance and meaning. This book is not about overcoming pain or fighting emotions; it's about embracing life and feeling everything it has to offer. In this way, it offers a way out of suffering by choosing to life a life based on what matters most.
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    Paperback Published 18 February 2000 by Carolyn Websterstratton (Author) Teachers understand that just as a child's cognitive competence is important for their ability to learn so too does a child's social competence and emotional security affect their ability to learn. This book will support teachers in developing social competence and emotional well- being in all children. Based on the empirically validated Dinosaur Social Skills and Problem-solving Curriculum, this book emphasizes the management of hyperactive, inattentive and aggressive children. It includes practical scripts, games, activities, pictures and circle time role-plays and plans for use with children 4-8 years. Carolyn Webster-Stratton is an educational psychologist who for twenty years has been developing and evaluating interventions to help children with behaviour problems. She is the author of the well-known parent book: The Incredible Years: A Trouble-Shooting Guide for Parents for Young Children (Ages 3-8 Years).
  • Paperback Published 1 January 1992 by Carolyn Webster-Stratton (Author), David Mostyn (Illustrator) Guidelines and strategies for parents to promote children’s social and emotional competence. A book for parents of children aged 2-8 years. By Carolyn Webster-Stratton, PhD.
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    Paperback Published 26 January 2009 by Ronald M. Rapee (Author) This expanded and updated version of a best-selling classic guides readers to help a child overcome anxiety and fears. It describes in detail strategies and techniques they can combine into a comprehensive self-help programme for a child's particular needs. From separation anxiety to general anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobia and panic disorder, the book describes the common types of childhood anxiety, how anxiety originates, and options for dealing with the problem, with or without a therapist's help. In this updated version, the progression of chapters reflects the authors' clinical programme, in which major skills are introduced early and then are consolidated and built upon in later chapters. Throughout, the book employs a step-by-step approach that is both structured and directive. Written activities are incorporated throughout the chapters, some intended for the child and others for his or her parent to complete.