Professional Growth and Reflection

To borrow these great resources, contact the IIQ staff at 705 749 3488 ext. 217 or 218

Team Teaching in Early Childhood

NEW!    Teachers, children, and families benefit when teacher teams are able to work intentionally together with strong, thoughtful leadership. This book is designed to help administrators, centre directors, and teachers develop healthy and confident teams. (pg. 100)

A Winning Attitude

The secret to success is to learn how to manage your attitude to get the results you want.

Breaking the Ice

How to improve your on-the-spot communication skills.

Building Your Bounce

Activities for early years professionals focusing on relationships, internal beliefs, initiative and self-control.

Change your Questions Change your Life

NEW!     The kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems.  Reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results. (230 pgs.)

Coaching with Powerful Interactions

NEW!    Whether you are a new or experienced coach, you can use this guide to build on your current strengths to make your coaching practice even more effective. Learn about your coaching stance and coaching practice,  develop trusting relationships with the teachers you coach, and  promote positive changes in teachers’ practice. (pg. 105 -  with access to 30 videos)


The Courage to Teach

"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad — and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life."

Developing Reflective Practice in the Early Years

This book will help early years practitioners develop their reflective skills, enabling them to confidently articulate their practice, values, and beliefs.

Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships

NEW!     This book highlights relationship based mentoring strategies to promote professional learning.  This book is packed with reflective questions, illustrative mentoring and coaching scenarios, and ready to use planning tools.

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

John Maxwell uses questions to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. He shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team.

How Does Learning Happen?

A professional learning resource for educators working in child care and child and family programs. In early years settings, it supports pedagogy and program development that is shaped by views about children, the role of educators and families, and the relationships among them. It builds on foundational knowledge of children and is grounded in new research and leading-edge practice from around the world.

How Full is Your Bucket?

Reveals how even the briefest intereactions affect your relationships, productivity, health and longevity.

Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership

NEW!     A positive, strengths based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs.  This book lays out strategies designed to support program leaders in finding new ways to reduce the levels of stress on themselves and their staff. (139 pgs.)

Keeping Your Smile

Strategies, stories, activities, tips, and tools to help you learn how to take action before stress takes over and keep your head and heart in the right place while caring for children.

Leaders Eat Last

"Truly human" cultures don't just happen; they are intentionally created by great leaders. Leaders who, in hard times, would sooner sacrifice their numbers to protect their people, rather than sacrifice people to protect their numbers, are rewarded with deeply loyal teams that consistently contribute their best efforts, ideas and passion.

Pendulums: Cautionary Tales for Early Childhood Education

These thought- and discussion-provoking essays feature topics and trends in early childhood education including health, discipline, curriculum, professional development, use of media, ratios and group size, and more.

Reflective Practice and Early Years Professionalism

Jennie Lindon explains the nature of reflective practice, and how the understanding and skills can be applied within early years provision.

Reinventing Your Self

28 Strategies for Coping with Change. This is a book about being proactive and meeting change head-on. It is a fresh look at good advice.

Teacher Tom's First Book

NEW!     Tom Hobson’s first book is appropriately entitled Teacher Tom’s First Book. Known for his popular namesake blog,  Hobson’s book is a collection of short essays about teaching and learning from preschoolers, by turns hilarious, thought-provoking, and moving.

Who Moved my Cheese

Most people are fearful of change because they don''t believe they have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Spencer Johnson shows us that what matters most is the attitude we have about change


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