Welcome to our new-look weekly newsletter where we wil be bringing you all the exciting news about Hawker Brownlow, information about our upcoming 9th Annual Thinking and Learning Conference, and a list of our new titles for the week. We hope you enjoy.



New Website Launched!

We have just launched a brand new version of our website. Visit www.hbe.com.au to see our new releases, best sellers, detailed information about our upcoming 9th Annual Thinking and Learning Conference and much more!


9th Annual Thinking and Learning Conference

Don’t forget to register for our 9th Annual Thinking and Learning Conference. Come along from 19-22 May for four days of amazing in-depth speeches from specialists in their fields, including Robert Marzano from The Marzano Institute, Harvey Silver and Lee Crockett, to name but a few.

There are over 130 speeches to choose from on a range of topics including leadership, classroom instruction, literacy and 21st century skills. Tailor-make your conference experience or attend one of the full day sessions offered, depending on your needs. You can register or find information on our website at www.hbe.com.au/conference, or contact us to request a free brochure.


Speaker Profile:

The Art and Science of Teaching
Robert Marzano

Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Englewood, Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His books include Designing & Teaching Learning Goals & Objectives, The Highly Engaged Classroom, Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading, On Excellence in Teaching, District Leadership That Works, and The Art and Science of Teaching. His practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are internationally known and widely practised by both teachers and administrators.

Selected HBE titles by Marzano:
Vocabulary Games for the Classroom (SOT6217)
The Art and Science of Teaching (107001)
On Excellence in Teaching (SOT4763)
What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action (102271)

Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Skills (SOT2325)


New Titles This Week


Featured Titles:


Teaching Grammar: What Really Works (EYE0480)
Amy Benjamin and Joan Berger

Grammar education in schools has been stuck in archaic times for a while now and many of the rules that we followed in school are no longer applicable, or were incorrect. Teaching Grammar: What Really Works is a contemporary look at grammar in school and how to teach it so that your students understand and remember these fundamentals of language. Amy Benjamin and Joan Berger have drawn on years of experience to put together this great resource for teachers and educators in general. Not only will this book be beneficial for your students, it will also help you become confident and comfortable in teaching grammar, something that many teachers aren’t. Packed full of information, reproducibles and great activities and exercises, this is definitely a text that will change your thinking and teaching.

SOT2866 The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach (SOT2866)
Anthony Muhammad and Sharroky Hollie

The success of a school and its students doesn’t solely rely on the ability and motivation of the students themselves, the motivation and will of the teachers plays an important role also! Without skilled and passionate teachers, the students of today will be sorely disadvantaged when it comes time for them to step out into the real world. The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level is a workbook for school leaders and principals that will help them to implement responsive pedagogies and practices that will create an efficient and harmonious school environment for all involved. Anthony Muhammad and Sharroky Hollie suggest processes and strategies that can help school leaders identify and rectify issues within their school community. Reflection questions and activities are also included as a hands-on way for you to identify areas that need improvement. This is a great book whose value will never lessen as the techniques and guidance can be referred to and re-used over and over.

Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators (SOT9249)

Allen N. Mendler and Brian D. Mendler

One of the titles from Allen Mendler’s “Successful Techniques for Educators” series, Power Struggles addresses a range of strategies for dealing with all levels of behavioural and classroom focus issues. Every teacher has one of those “problem classes” that they dread teaching, but with this book in hand you will have a range of techniques to defuse difficult situations and make those problem classes a thing of the past. Using real-life experiences, Allen Mendler and Brian Mendler have compiled activities and example scripts for teachers of any year group that can be used in any conflict situation. This is one of those books that once you have read it you will want to share all of the new information you have learnt with every other teacher you meet.



Other new titles from Hawker Brownlow Education:


Connecting Students STEM Careers to Social Networking Strategies (IST0688) by Camille Cole – A valuable resource for connecting students to industry professionals in the engineering, science and computer programming areas.
Classroom Instruction That Works (2nd edition) (111001) – Help take your classroom practice to a higher level of effectiveness with the second edition of this revered resource for teachers.
Mobile Phones in the Classroom (IST0558) by Liz Kolb – Learn how to use your students’ mobile phones to your advantage in the classroom.
Supervising the Art and Science of Teaching DVD (SOT2521)by Robert Marzano – The DVD equivalent of the prominent book of the same name.
An English Teacher’s Guide to Performance Tasks & Rubrics: High School (EYE1746) by Amy Benjamin – A step-by-step resource full of procedures, hand outs and samples for high school teachers.
Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About Newspapers and Magazines (WAL0190) – A great guide that helps students think about media across a broad range of subjects.
Maths Intervention (EYE0107) by Taylor-Cox – This book contains successful maths interventions and RTI connections for years 3–5 that is handy for small groups or individual instruction.
Motivating Students Who Don’t Care (SOT2552) by Allen N. Mendler – From the Successful Techniques for Educators series, this is a helpful resource that looks at the cause and effect of “problem” students and how to make your classroom a harmonious one.
Wikis for School Leaders ( EYE0534) by Stephanie Sandifer – Make your school a leader in technology usage by using Sandifer’s guide to implement and use wikis and other Web 2.0 tools.
Vocabulary at the Centre (EYE0497) by Amy Benjamin and John Crow – Find exciting new ways of teaching vocabulary rules that stick!
Inquire: A Guide to 21st Century Learning, Teacher’s Guide (HB9980) by Robert King, Janae Sebranek and Chris Erickson – A two-part guide that introduces teachers to the Inquire handbook and has handy chapter-by-chapter lesson plans.
Critical Thinking: Readings in Nonfiction, High School (WAL0138) by Thomas Schroeder, Donald Barnes and Arlene Burgdorf – An in-depth look at critical thinking in regards to nonfiction high school readings.


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