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Acknowledgements of Teaching Colleagues


Thank you to my teaching colleagues with whom I have worked over the years and who have generously given permission for our collaborative work to be shared.

Katherine Adnett, Deputy Principal, Pulteney Grammar School

Belinda Arnfield, Principal, Wilderness School.

Adrian Cotterell, Emmaus Christian College

Jane Danvers, Principal, Kambala School

Heather De Blasio, Wilderness School

Evan Franco, Heritage College

Desiree Gilbert, AISSA

Carolyn Grantskalns, Chief Executive, Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA)

Nicole Harding, Seymour College

Lesley Henderson, Flinders University

Andi-Claire Pegler, Dara School

Alison Short, Wilderness School

Marg. Taylor, friend and colleague




Acknowledgements of Sources

I am indebted to the following scholars, teachers and researchers whose work has informed my teaching practice. Thank you for your scholarship, insights and inspiration. My favourite books/articles can be found here.

James Anderson

             Habits of Mind and the Creator of the Mindset Continuum.


Ian Byrd

              Blogger on Gifted Education, Complexity and Depth Icons


Guy Claxton

Claxton, G. et al., (2011). The Learning Powered School, UK: TLO Limited


Claxton, G. (2002). Building Learning Power, UK: TLO Limited

Carolyn Coil

Coil, C. (2014). Differentiated activities and assessments across the Australian curriculum, Melbourne, Hawker Brownlow Education.

Coil, C. (1999).Teacher’s toolbox integrating instruction and units for society and environment, Melbourne: Hawker Brownlow Education.


Art Costa and Bena Kallick

Costa, A. & Kallick, B. (2008). Learning and leading with habits of mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Costa, A. & Kallick, B. (2000). Habits of mind: A developmental series. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


Carol Dweck

Dweck, C. (October 2007) “The perils and promises of praise” in Educational Leadership, VA: ASCD.


Dweck, C. (2000). Self-theories: Their role in motivation, personality, and development, PA: Psychology Press.

Pam Hook

Hook, P., & Mills, J. (2012). SOLO taxonomy: A guide for schools, planning for differentiation, Book 2, N.S.W. Essential Resources.


Hook, P and Mills, J. (2011). SOLO taxonomy: A guide for schools. Book 1, NSW: Essential Resources.


Andrew Martin

Martin, A.J. (2005). How to Help your child fly through life: The 20 Big Issues: Sydney: Bantam.


Martin, A.J. (2003). How to motivate your child for school and beyond. Sydney: Bantam.


Robert Marzano

Marzano, R. (2017). The new art and science of teaching, Melbourne: Hawker Brownlow Education.


Marzano, R. and Simms, J. (2014) Questioning sequences in the classroom, IN. Marzano Research Laboratory.


Marzano, R. and Simms, J. (2013) Vocabulary for the common core, IN. Marzano Research Laboratory.


Marzano, R. and Heflebower, T. (2012) Teaching and assessing 21st century skills, IN. Marzano Research Laboratory.


Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins

McTighe J. & Wiggins G. (2006) Understanding by design, 2nd Edition, Melbourne: Hawker Brownlow Education.


McTighe, J., & Wiggins, G. (2006). Understanding by design professional development workbook, Melbourne: Hawker Brownlow Education.


Ron Ritchhart


Ritchhart, R. (2004). Intellectual character: What it is, why it matters and how to get it, USA: Jossey-Bass.

Ritchhart, R., Church, M and Morrison, K. (2011). Making thinking visible, UK: Jossey Bass Wiley.


Karen Rogers

Rogers, K. (2002) Re-forming gifted education, AZ: Great Potential Press.


Carol Ann Tomlinson

Tomlinson C., 1999, The differentiated classroom, USA, ASCD.


Tomlinson C., 2001, How to differentiate instruction in mixed-ability classrooms 2nd Edition: USA, ASCD.


Tomlinson, C., and McTighe, J., 2006, Integrating differentiated instruction and understanding by design: VA, ASCD.


Cindy A. Strickland

Strickland, C. (2009). Exploring differentiated instruction, Melbourne: Hawker Brownlow Education.


Joyce Van Tassel- Baska

Van Tassel-Baska, J. (1992). Planning effective curriculum for gifted learners, CO: Love Publishing Company.

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