10 must-reads: Positive Education

In September and October, ACER Bookshops are focussing on collecting and recommending key readings in Positive Education, an area of research applied to student wellbeing.

As a valued Teacher reader, you can access 20 per cent off the following titles by visiting one of ACER's Bookshops in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane over the next two months and greeting staff with: 'I'm a Teacher reader!'

Here are the 10 must-reads for September and October, in no particular order.

Better Than OK: Helping Young People to Flourish - Helen Street and Neil Porter, Fremantle Press

Better Than OK is a book of up-to-date strategies for helping children flourish. These solution-focused and easy-to-read essays are by 27 of the world's top experts in positive education, including Michael Carr-Gregg, Maggie Dent, Andrew Fuller and Tim Sharp. Find out more.

Developing Mental Toughness: Coaching Strategies to Improve Performance Resilience and Wellbeing 2E - Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk, Kogan Page

Developing Mental Toughness examines how effectively individuals respond to stress, pressure, and challenge. Understanding mental toughness is essential to improving performance for both the individual and organisation. This new edition includes greater coverage of how mental toughness relates to other behaviours and can be applied to leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence, and motivation. Find out more.

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Wellbeing - Martin Seligman, Random House

In Flourish, Martin Seligman (Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism) offers a new theory on what makes people flourish, and how to truly get the most out of life. Flourish provides a new understanding of life's greatest goals, and what it takes to reach them. Find out more.

Future-Proofing Your Child: Help Your Children Grow into Sensible Safe Happy Resilient Self-Motivated Teens and Beyond - Kathy Walker, Penguin

Life is full of highs and lows, and as children grow up they inevitably struggle to navigate tricky social situations and understand complex emotions. Future-Proofing Your Child explains, in very practical terms, what parents can do to ensure that their children have the best chance at coping with life. Find out more.

ACER Bookshops.

Mind Over Mood: Changing How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think (Second edition) - Dennis Greenberger and Christine A Padesky, Guilford

In Mind Over Mood, Dr Dennis Greenberger and Dr Christine A Padesky put the proven tools of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) into an accessible self-help framework. This new edition is revised and expanded to reflect significant developments in CBT in the past 20 years. Find out more.

Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential - Carol Dweck, Murdoch

An authoritative, practical guide on how to develop the mindset necessary for success, both personal and professional. Find out more.

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behaviour - Jed Baker, Future Horizons

Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr Baker can help. Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. Find out more.

Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens - Jed Baker, Future Horizons

Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens outlines both the science and art of anxiety therapy. Dr Jed Baker describes motivational techniques, cognitive-behavioural strategies, exercises, relaxation and mindfulness guides to lower anxiety so that children and teens can begin to confront their fears. Find out more.

No More Victims – Jed Baker, Future Horizons

The digital world offers a wonderful way to communicate and socialise with others. Yet, it is also rife with the dangers of being victimised emotionally, physically, and financially.

Trusting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, who are oftentimes socially isolated, are especially vulnerable to online predators. No More Victims will help prepare them for the minefields they may encounter on the Internet. Find out more.

Unlocking Your Child's Genius: How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Talents - Andrew Fuller, Finch

Every child has hidden talents and undiscovered abilities. Unlocking Your Child's Genius helps parents unlock that potential so that their children can flourish and develop their own form of creative imaginative genius. Find out more.

ACER Bookshop locations and contact details

Street Address: 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
Phone: +61 3 9277 5490
Fax: +61 3 9277 5685
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

Street Address: 186B Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8206 8600
Fax: +61 8 8206 8602
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

Street Address: Ground Floor, 3 Richardson St, West Perth WA 6005
Phone: +61 8 9235 4800
Fax: +61 8 9235 4888
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

Street Address: 1/165 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
Phone: +61 7 3238 9000
Fax: +61 7 3238 9001
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm