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  1. 101 Brain-Based Instructional Strategies

    Teaching has become more and more demanding. With the pressures both teachers and students feel, the joy of learning is often sacrificed.

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    A$39.95
  2. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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  3. Humane Presentations: Strategies for Delivering Effective and Engaging Presentations

    Rather than relying on ice-breakers and showmanship in your presentations, this user-friendly book helps you understand the subtle environmental, psychological and physiological factors that make human beings pay attention, think about and remember information. Drawing from the scientifically proven premise that we cannot take in new information if they are bored, distracted or uncomfortable, the authors offer nine practical strategies to get audiences to engage with presentation content. This 'Humane' approach will change your presenting life - making you more confident and effective - and your audiences highly appreciative. Help make dull and painful presentations relics of the past by using Humane techniques to deliver content your audience will understand, think about and remember.

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    A$15.00
  4. Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning: Innovation as an Engine for Student Succes

    “What the teacher wants me to say is more important that what I want to say.” “If I get too far behind, I will never catch up.” “What I’m learning doesn’t have much to do with my life, but it isn’t supposed to – it’s school.” These are just some of the many pernicious axioms that keep students from achieving to their potential. In Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning, Allison Zmuda analyses and promptly dispels these and other harmful untruths that have inhibited student learning for decades and offers a wealth of ideas for combating them.

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    A$30.95
  5. Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students

    How can you help students learn what they need to know when the world and all that's in it is changing rapidly? Transformational Teaching in the Information Age explores the power of placing students at the centre of teaching and learning. A transformational approach to teaching results in a high-quality education for learners who have an intrinsic need for and expectation of immediate gratification. Citing theory, practice and their own experiences in teaching P-18 students, Tom Rosebrough and Ralph Leverett build a convincing case for the primacy of student-teacher relationships in productive classrooms.

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    A$28.95
  6. Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

    Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out – or even drop out – Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage P–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessment, and demonstrate how to create a “TPT-conducive classroom.”

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    A$28.95
  7. Encouraging Learning: How You Can Help Children Learn

    James Nottingham is a parent, teacher and award-winning education consultant. He advises schools, universities, companies and governments around the world about the best ways to enhance learning.

    In this inspiring, humorous and practical book he shows what you can do to help children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. Highlights include: the dangers of calling our children clever, bright and gifted; the best ways to teach wisdom; how to help children excel in exams; and why curiosity did not kill the cat.

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    A$15.00
  8. Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy New
    Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy

    This book shows how a seminar approach can lead students deeper into a text and improve students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as recommended by the Australian standards. Roberts and Billings provide easy-to-follow guidance on implementing Paideia Seminars, in which students discuss a text and ask open-ended questions about it. The book offers an array of practical resources, such as sample seminar plans, student models, suggested texts and ideas for assessment.

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    A$37.95
  9. Tools for Promoting Active, In-Depth Learning, 2nd Edition

    This best-selling book, Tools for Promoting Active, In-Depth Learning, includes eighty-five classroom-tested, research-based and ready-to-use techniques that will transform your classroom into an active, energised space. With these tools, educators can learn how to engage students in the classroom, help students to develop critical thinking skills, and inspire all students to complete work to the best of their ability.

    Some of the tools focus on areas such as: Improving decision-making skills, Building note-making skills, Activating prior knowledge, Improving student writing and much more!

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    A$39.95
  10. The Thinking School: Implementing Thinking Skills Across the School

    Thinking tools are the strategies or scaffolding through which students can access the curriculum. They are devices that have been developed specifically to improve children's thinking by: Creating a visual focus on an issue that needs to be resolved; Offering immediate feedback through seeing their ideas on paper; Seeing the big picture; Making new connections; Analysing complex situations; Developing new critical thinking skills; and Creating new ideas and products. In this exciting new resource, Ralph Pirozzo offers teachers an introduction to the world of thinking tools, covering a range of devices for different tasks and guiding teachers as how to choose the most appropriate tool for each situation.

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    A$39.95
  11. Poster: The Thinking Classroom Level 3

    Engage your students like never before with this full-colour, glossy poster detailing Ralph Pirozzo’s The Thinking Classroom, Level 3. Featuring both High-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and Lower-Order Thinking Skills (LOTS), this poster makes it easy for students to interpret the six levels of the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy found in Pirozzo’s work: Knowing, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Creating and Evaluating. The Thinking Classroom, Level 3 also includes lists of verbs, questions, activities and thinking tools for each level of thinking, all designed to spark students’ creativity and desire to learn. This A3 poster is perfect for displaying in the office, classroom or corridor.

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    A$19.95
  12. Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools

    From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!

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    A$29.95

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