Recogntion vs Merit Pay for Our Best Teachers

by Dr Hans A Andrews

Published by & matilda press

ISBN 9780992318277

Available in print $24.99 Free Postage in Australia

eBook version $18.99


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Recognition vs Merit Pay for Our Best Teachers

In Hans Andrews' new book he explains why recognition programs are more meaningful and accepted by excellent teachers versus merit pay.

Hans shows, that research has found merit pay plans to fail and be withdrawn almost universally over the past 25-30 years. His research also found only 50 percent of the K-12 schools and less than 50 percent of the community colleges in the U.S. have instituted any type of recognition for their best teachers.Recognition vs. Merit Pay provides numerous examples of how recognition is meeting the intrinsic needs of teachers around the U.S. and the rest of the world.


Every exceptional teacher should receive a special ‘thank you’ from their boards and administrators. Teachers, administrators and governing boards need to work together to make this happen. Board members and parents will find this book provides a major pathway to improving teacher morale and student outcomes.

Wainwright's Cure - A Personal Journey


by Janice Collins

Published by

ISBN 978-0-9941538-1-4

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An interesting story of how one woman overcame the death of her husband from cancer.  This is the  story of her epic 306km walk across England on her own. It will have you laughing out loud, then crying as she describes the walk that has changed her life.


The diagnosis of an inoperable, brain tumour in a very dear friend, followed by the stillbirth of their first grandchildren, twin boys and finally a diagnosis of cancer in Janice's previously fit husband which put an end to their plans of walking in the UK and other plans in retirement.


This is a blisters and all, heart warming account of a very personal journey towards living again.

Illustrated with many photographs showing the magnificent vistas the author encountered on her walk.

Ahh! Now I Understand

Overcoming learning difficulties

by Dr Irene Broadley-Westerduin

Illustrations by Andy Catling

Published by

ISBN 9780992318284

Available in print $32.99 FREE Postage in Australia

eBook ($16.99)


Ahh! Now I Understand - Overcoming learning difficulties

This book will help you understand why some children find some aspects of learning more difficult.


Although it is not useful to compare children, finding out what affects each child’s learning can go a long way to help them to make progress and build their confidence in order to flourish.  It is vital that a child (or their parent or teacher) does not feel that it’s a “fault”, and instead helps them to learn strategies when given the right tools.


Ahh! Now I Understand helps the reader discover that process and the visual images are just as important to help see things in a different way. In my day-to-day work as an Educational Psychologist,  hope that this book will encourage people to seek the right help so that others can find ways to excel in their own gifts. 
- Dr Irene Broadley-Westerduin


I believe “Ahh! Now I Understand” gives a realistic insight into the difficulties children like James face. It captures the frustration and confusion these children have to deal with on a daily basis and should be read by all teachers.  Joe thought it was a fantastic story and said...”it’s great that it’s seen through James’ eyes, I can really identify with the story.”  - Stacey, Joe’s mum.


“Ahh! Now I Understand” is written in a very accessible, easy to read narrative style. A really helpful way of describing the difficulties and challenges faced daily by many children with APD. - Anita Davis, Educational Psychologist Children’s Services, Hampshire County Council

Overcoming Learning Difficulties

by Anthony P Franklin

Published by

ISBN  9780994153807

$19.99 + FREE Postage in Australia

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  • Brain based solutions
  • A step-by-step approach
  • Profile underlying causes
  • Decide when to refer
  • Get results - fast


Anthony Franklin demystifies learning difficulties and disabilities in clear and easy-to-understand everyday language as he shares 40 years of experience helping children to succeed. He explains what your child’s behaviour means so you can accurately identify causes of the problems.


There are many explanatory diagrams and check lists included as well as useful references and websites to help you continue your research so you can be clearer about how to help fix your child?s learning problems.


I recommend this book to all those parents and professionals  searching for answers as to why some children do not make progress commensurate with their age and cognitive ability.

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education.

Don't Tell Me To Get Over It!

by Vanessa Bushell

Published by Vanessa Bushell

ISBN 9780987227997

$24.99 + Postage

  • Do people put you down for expressing our feelings?
  • Are you kept awake at night because no-one undrestands you?
  • Do you want to be respected and heard for your emotions
  • Are you looking for peace of mind?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this book is for you. In "Don't Tell Me To Get Over It", Vanessa Bushell illustrates the heartache for women who are dismissed, scorned or excluded when expressing emotions. Stories of women's experiences demonstrate the emotional pain and shut down resulting from living in a culture where emotional expression is frowned upon. Through their journeys of inner discovery and different therapeutic approaches, you can increase your understanding, your emotional processes and psychological patterns that are sabotaging your life. Learn how to honour your emotional self and embrace empowerment where you stand in your own truth. Vanessa Bushell is a psychologist who has experienced a conscious journey with emotions both on a personal and professional level. She advocates healing early emotional wounds in preference to dismissing, minimilizing and medicating emotion.


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