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'The Transition Tightrope - Supporting students in transition to secondary school' has been released in the UK and is is now available for online order. The Book Depository and Fishpond have the cheapest prices....with free postage. These are the links:



Also available through a number of online sites, including Amazon, Palgrave Macmillan and Silvereye Publications.

'The Transition Tightrope' provides information, support and a touch of humour to the whole process of the transition from primary to secondary education. Anyone who lives or works with young people in this transition phase will benefit from reading this book! Details for how to purchase directly through Routledge can be found at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415634373/

Dr Neil Hawkes, founder and international consultant for Values-based Education, has commented "I am delighted to commend this insightful book about transition to every parent and educator. Many young people are going to be indirectly helped because of this clearly written and engaging book. Brilliant!"

To find out more about Values-based Education, go to: http://www.values-education.com/


'Assignment and Research Skills Handbook' - 2nd Edition for students. Are you leaving your assignments to the last minute because you don't know where to start...or because you just don't want to do them? This handbook will give you easy-to-read, step by step hints on how to improve your research skills, break your assignment down into manageable chunks and use your time more effectively...it's all about working smarter, not harder!

This new 2nd edition has additional information for students from late primary right through to tertiary study.

To order your single copy of the 'Assignment and Research Skills Handbook' for $10 (P&H costs apply), visit www.bindareepublishing.com.au Bulk orders (min order 25) are priced at $6.50 per book.

Also available through Bindaree Publishing is the 'Primary Writing Planner' - a step-by-step guide for students....especially those who experience 'writer's block' when making a start on writing creative or research-based writing tasks.


Primary and Middle Years Educator - http://www.acsa.edu.au Article "Coping with High School - A Transition for Students and Parents"; v.5 n.2 p.26-31; August 2007

Article on transition referenced in Middle Years of Schooling: A Bibliography as part of the NSW Department of Education's package Middle Years of Schooling (2008) - http://www.det.nsw.edu.au

Schooldays - Magazine for Teachers and Parents

Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau

Aust Council for State Schools Organisation (ACSSO) - http://www.acsso.org.au/natconf09 - guest speaker on "Practical Strategies to Support Young People's Learning, Development and Transitions" - October 12-13, 2009

Your Kids Ed - http://www.yourkidsed.com.au - a great FREE online resource for parents to help educate, enrich and inspire their children. Articles on 'Learning with Style' and 'Assignments - Don't Let Them Beat You!'