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  1. Poster: Reminders for Good Readers

    This convenient learning poster can be displayed in your classroom to remind students of the eight strategies that good readers use to understand a text. These include Preview, Infer, Picture It, Make Connections, Ask Questions and more. A related lessons and activities poster is included, allowing students to further explore the reading strategies of inference and prediction.

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    A$16.95
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Poster: The Thinking Classroom Level 2

    The Thinking Classroom Level 2 poster is Ralph Pirozzo's conceptual framework for creating a Thinking Classroom. It incorporates cooperative learning and thinking skills, with visual tools, Blooms Taxonomy and Multiple Intelligences to create a Thinking Classroom.

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    A$19.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

  10. 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
  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. WRITE! Series

    The WRITE! series is a research-based writing program with a foundation in grammar, usage and mechanics (GUM). Comprising of eight books (Books A-H), the program has been developed to give children practice with the basics of writing as well as in-depth experience with writing prompts and rubrics. WRITE! gives primary and early high school students the tools they need to improve their writing skills and raise their scores on standardised tests such as NAPLAN. Each WRITE! book is explicitly aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, but the series has relevance for any curriculum subject area that requires children to create written texts describing, explaining, summarising or commenting upon topics relevant to that discipline. 

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    Starting at A$15.95

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