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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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$12.98

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Tools for Teaching Content Literacy

    Janet Allen has developed the ideal support for teachers who want to improve their reading instruction across the curriculum. Tools for Teaching Content Literacy is designed as a ready reference for content reading and writing instruction. Each of the 33 strategies includes a brief description and purpose for each strategy, a research base that documents the origin and effectiveness of the strategy, graphic organisers to support the lesson and classroom vignettes to illustrate the strategy in use. Tools highlights effective instructional strategies and innovative ideas to help you design lessons that meet your students' academic needs as well as content standards, providing a quick reference when implementing standards, designing assessment or evaluating resources for literacy instruction.

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    A$25.95
  12. More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy

    More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy extends this treasure trove with 25 new instructional strategies using the same format. Each of the strategies includes a brief description of the instructional tool; an exploration of how and why the tool would be used for instruction in content classes; graphic organisers, models and step-by-step instructions to support using and adapting the instructional strategy; and a research based that documents the origin, adaptations and related reading for understanding the effectiveness of the strategy. More Tools for Content Literacy is a handy reference that provides instant access to succinct descriptions, practical strategies and manageable assessments, allowing teachers to save time and be more flexible and confident in meeting students' needs.

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    A$25.95

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