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Teach Students to Manage Their Own Behaviour: Engaging Literacy Experiences About Real-Life Issues, The School Dayz ProgramThe School DayZ plan is a collection of stories about the real issues that happen in everyday school life familiar problems such as rudeness, cheating, bullying, mobile phone use, stealing, harassment, disruptions, lateness, vandalism, peer pressure, anger, fear, discrimination, gossip, fighting, self-destructive behaviour and drug use.
Students discuss an issue, then read and interact with a story about it. They connect the story to their own experiences, reflect on their own attitudes and behaviours and recommend solutions. Learn More
Cooperative Learning & Music
In this massive, activity-rich resource guide, you will find cooperative structures and activities to teach the fundamentals for singing, playing instruments, reading and notating music. Use this book as an entire music curriculum or pick and choose activities to enliven your music class.Learn More
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for high school lab instruction but just aren't sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 focuses on mechanics and will provide you with the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is divided into two basic parts: an introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry, and a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The book features easy-to-use, reproducible student pages, teacher notes and checkout questions. The labs also support today’s standards and will help your students learn science practices, crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas.Learn More
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help physics students work like scientists. The book includes a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs that cover a variety of topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work and power. You can use the introduction labs to acquaint students with new content or the application labs for deeper exploration of the use of a theory, law or unifying concept. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 1 provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. With lab details, safety information and handouts, your students will be ready to start investigating.Learn More
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grade 6-10
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help Earth and space sciences students work the way scientists do. The book includes a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs that cover a variety of topics. You can use the introduction labs to acquaint students with new content or the application labs for deeper exploration of the use of a theory, law or unifying concept. The labs will also help your student learn science and engineering practices, disciplinary core idea and crosscutting concepts. The Student Lab Manual provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. With lab details, safety information and handouts, your students will be ready to start investigating.Learn More
Beyond the Egg Drop: Infusing Engineering Into High School PhysicsProblem: You’re eager to expand your physics curriculum and engage your students with engineering content but you don’t know how. Solution: Use the approach and lessons in Beyond the Egg Drop to infuse engineering into what you’re already teaching, without sacrificing time for teaching physics concepts. In addition to a thorough discussion on the rationale, justification, meaning, and implementation of integrating engineering into your science curriculum, this book provides 24 flexible, engineering-infused physics lessons that cover mechanics, optics, electricity, and thermodynamics. Lessons also include examples of student work; incorporate strategies for assessment, teaching, and student learning; and connect to A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards.
And like the venerable egg-drop experiment, these are classroom-tested lessons that are designed to truly engage your students. You can tell your students will tune in from the lesson titles—from “Bumper Cars” to “Zombie Apocalypse Flashlight.” Developed as part of Project Infuse, a National Science Foundation study, the lessons in Beyond the Egg Drop will make it easier to include engineering concepts and skills without having to restructure your existing physics curriculum.
Energising Smart Starters - Science: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain
Smart Starter activities change "extra" moments in a classroom into teachable moments They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. Start off a unit on space objects with Extraterrestrial Questions, or a fitness-nutrition unit with Would You? Could You? Or, use Spinning Eggs to introduce students to density concepts. Have students been away from study of the body systems for a while? Refresh what they know about the skeletal system with Bone Maps, or strengthen their knowledge of weather with Weather or Not. Smart Starters will help to reinforce concepts previously introduced and stimulate minds.Learn More
Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Introducing Cells
Introducing Cells, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Introducing Cells features biology topics including: why cells are important, smallest units of life, discovering cells, hierarchy of life, characteristics of life, the cell theory and one-celled organisms.Learn More
Powerful Readers: Thinking Strategies to Guide Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms
Step-by-step lessons for introducing and using the strategies, connections to literary devices, curricular connections for nonfiction, reading lists, and rubrics for each strategy are all part of this valuable resource. New and experienced teachers will find the tools they need to go beyond a literal understanding and teaching secondary students how to read more deeply.Learn More
Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-Group Meetings
As in reading and writing workshop, students in Wedekind's math workshop are becoming self-directed and independent while participating in a classroom community of learners. Through the math exchanges, students focus on number sense and the big ideas of mathematics. Teachers guide the conversations with small groups of students, mediating talk and thinking as students share problem-solving strategies, discuss how math works, and move torward more effective and efficient approaches and greater mathematical understanding.Learn More
Inspiring The Best In Students
How can teachers connect with and motivate students to embrace learning? According to Inspiring The Best In Students, the secret lies in forging positive relationships with student by meeting their individual social-emotional needs. Inspiring The Best In Students includes step-by-step instruction for dozens of classroom activities for years 3–12 that help build student-teacher relationships while teaching both content and skills. The more students are given freedom to make choices in a safe environment while also having fun, the more their enthusiasm for learning deepens. By Following the advice in Inspiring The Best In Students, you can ensure that the students in your class will remain engaged and inspired to achieve their best.Learn More