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  1. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: From Note Taking to Notemaking

    Making good notes is essential to academic success, and research shows that note-savvy students significantly and consistently outperform their peers in school. This resource has everything a teacher needs to master the strategy of notemaking, in turn strengthening their students' learning.

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    A$24.95
  2. 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
  3. Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

    The scientific curiosity of students is never stronger than in primary school, and teachers should always seek to nurture and encourage these questioning behaviours, rather than quash them. With Teaching Student to Think Like Scientists teachers will be fully prepared to enhance their science and literacy instruction, as well as address the new Australian Curriculum: Science and English content descriptions. Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists prepares students to examine decisions and ideas through scientific investigation and argumentation. Using the research-supported strategies of this book, teachers of science – or any other subject – will give students a rich and lasting understanding of the essential role of science in their daily lives and in the global community.

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    A$32.95
  4. People and Places in Our Neighbourhood

    People and Places in Our Neighbourhood is fully aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Geography for Years F–2. It contains more than 35 downloadable worksheets that cover every content description in the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand, making it an invaluable resource for busy teachers attempting to introduce effective geography instruction to the primary classroom. Using the exciting, hands-on activities in People and Places in Our Neighbourhood, your students will employ skills of observation and classification; begin to recognise and distinguish between the natural, managed and constructed features of places; explore the interconnections between places and people; learn about the links to Country/Place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and more!

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    A$39.95
  5. Brigance: Screens III Bundle 3-5 Years

    The Brigance: Screens III Bundle 3-5 Years is designed to be used by all persons engaged in Early Childhood Education from 3-5 years. If used correctly, screens and assessments will produce valid results, enabling identification of a child’s developmental age and suggest appropriate interventions to help improve skills across a wide range of domains, ensuring all children are ‘school ready’. This bundle contains: Brigance: Screens III: Screen 3-5 Years (CA14296),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 3-Year-Old (CA14308),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 4-Year-Old (CA14310),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 5-Year-Old (CA14312) and Brigance: Screens III: Technical Report (CA14300).

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    A$475.00
  6. Open-Ended Maths Tasks: Number and Measurement

    Reinvigorate your maths lessons with Open-Ended Maths Tasks! This easy-to-use resource will provide your students with all the practice they need to master task cards featuring number and measurement problems, including perimeter, time, mass, and more. This new edition of Open-Ended Maths Tasks contains updated task cards, bringing the content closer into line with the new Australian Curriculum. This book, Number and Measurement, also features a generic skills table, as well as tables containing a list of Australian Curriculum: Mathematics content descriptions with reference numbers for their corresponding task cards. These tried and tested, ready-to-use and reproducible task cards can be used throughout the primary maths classroom.

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    A$39.95
  7. Open-Ended Maths Tasks: Geometry, Statistics and Probability

    Reinvigorate your maths lessons with Open-Ended Maths Tasks! This new edition contains updated task cards, bringing the content closer into line with the new Australian Curriculum. This book, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, also features a generic skills table, as well as tables containing a list of Australian Curriculum: Mathematics content descriptions with reference numbers for their corresponding task cards. These tried and tested, ready-to-use and reproducible task cards can be used throughout the primary maths classroom. The topics address the curriculum content for each of the levels covered from junior to upper primary. Each task has been developed to encourage critical thinking at one of the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.

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    A$39.95
  8. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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    Starting at A$25.95

  9. Differentiating The Curriculum: Supporting Teachers to Thrive in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

    In mixed-ability classrooms, it is inevitable that students will have different learning styles, backgrounds, prior knowledge, experience and willingness to learn. While teachers may be unable to change the content prescribed by their school, they have an enormous amount of control in the way they assign this content to their students. These include: Ability Grouping; Cooperative Learning Teams; Learning Contracts; Learning Centres; Multi-age Grouping; and Individual Learning Plans.

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    A$35.95
  10. Brigance: Screens III and IED III Complete Assessment

    This bundle contains: Screens Brigance: Screens III: Screen 0-35 Months (CA14294) Brigance: Screens III: Screen 3-5 Years (CA14296) Brigance: Screens III: Screen Foundation and Year One (CA14299) Data Sheets Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Infant (20 Pack) (CA14302) Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Toddler (20 Pack) (CA14304) Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 2-Year-Old (20 Pack) (CA14306) Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 3-Year-Old (20 Pack) (CA14308) Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 4-Year-Old (20 Pack) (CA14310) Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 5-Year-Old (20 Pack) (CA14312) Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Foundation (20 Pack) (CA14314) Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Year One (20 Pack) (CA14316) Technical Report Brigance: Screens III: Technical Report (CA14300) Inventory Brigance: IED III Inventory - Early Childhood Edition (CA14278) Record Book Brigance: IED III Record Book (Set of 20) (CA14283) and Accessories Kit Brigance: IED III Accessories Kit (CA9562).

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    A$1,543.00
  11. Create It with Kidspiration 3

    We know that all students learn differently, and many require content to be presented visually in order to retain it. Kidspiration is ideal for these learners, as it allows primary educators to teach literacy, numeracy and thinking skills using proven visual thinking methodologies. The program's dynamic tools and features can be used to design fun activities to engage all students.This revised Australian edition shows teachers how to use Kidspiration 3 to its full potential. The 44 sample activities span the four core Australian curriculum learning areas - Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences - with instructions for effective implementation in both a computer lab and a single-computer classroom.

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    A$39.95
  12. Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary

    In Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Janet Allen provides strategies that will help students learn new words, become more conscious of words and increase competence in knowing when and how to use words. Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary centres on four components of effective vocabulary instruction - providing rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word-learning strategies and fostering word consciousness - and provides tools to develop effective instruction for each component. Janet offers advice on teaching vocabulary across the curriculum, exploring how best to teach general academic vocabulary, discipline-specific vocabulary, topic-specific vocabulary and passage-critical vocabulary.

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    A$25.95

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