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  1. Renew! Become a Better - and More Authentic - Writing Teacher

    When was the last time you shook up your writing instruction? This book is built on the premise that our students are ever-changing, and so is our global landscape. While there's nothing inherently wrong with relying on instructional strategies that have worked in the past, it challenges writing teachers to rethink and revise their practice regularly, leading to the renewal of their professional lives. By looking at whether a practice matches students' needs and interests, examining whether it fits into what we know about children and learning, and then adjusting our teaching accordingly, we can nurture students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and risk takers in the writing classroom and beyond.

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    A$24.95
  2. Think Rather of Zebra: Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story

    Think Rather of Zebra is a collection of insightful short stories adapted from more than 40 classic and modern folktales, reset in an urban neighbourhood. Stailey's two main characters, Pete and Carlos, tell stories and adventures from their poor neighbourhood through which the reader learns about the "hidden rules" of economic class. Each chapter relates to a section in A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr Ruby Payne, along with her questions to be used for discussion. The books is useful for understanding people from different economic classes, and builds mutual respect for the skills that arise naturally from each economic environment.

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    A$20.00
  3. 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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    Starting at A$15.00

  4. Flip Your Classroom Series

    In this series, two experienced practitioners of the flipped classroom explain a powerful approach to teaching where students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete their assignments, labs and tests in class. Discover how this "flipped classroom" approach helps struggling students, differentiates instruction and increases opportunities for classroom formative assessment.

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    Starting at A$21.95

  5. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  6. 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

  7. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Media Literacy

    Mastering Media Literacy displays the role media can play in merging technology and instruction to give students greater access to knowledge, make learning more meaningful and help students play a more active role in their education, providing tips for incorporating media literacy into the school curriculum. F-12 educators will learn how to use media literacy to enhance learning and create opportunities for deeper understanding of concepts and skills, current events and global issues; prepare students to thrive in a more visually saturated and technology-based world; teach students to evaluate the validity of media and information being shared through different mediums; and design rubrics that effectively evaluate content knowledge and knowledge of technology tools.

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    A$27.95
  8. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  9. Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies For Schoolwide Literacy Success

    Literacy is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. This book offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. In their own voices, teachers, principals, literary specialists and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and - perhaps just as important - increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered through the book are "Quick Wins" - ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.

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    A$39.95
  10. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Leading the New Literacies

    Leading the New Literacies explores how to shift to digital, media and global (DMG) project-based learning and create engaged, energised and globally competent teachers and students. Using this book, F-12 educators will learn how to bring digital, media and global literacies into their curriculum; examine the effects of school leaders' attitudes as they grapple with the implications of the new literacies; equip students with the skills to think critically about digital sources of information; learn how and where to find new forms of media that students can safely use as learning tools; understand the skills and attributes that characterise global competence and global awareness; and learn strategies and set realistic goals for system-wide implementation of the new literacies.

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    A$32.95
  11. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Global Literacy

    This book explores how educators can cultivate globally literate learners while becoming globally connected themselves, examining ways to bring global issues into the classroom and personalise them using digital tools. The authors offer strategies for implementing global-awareness studies in the school curriculum, as well as creating new types of 21st century learning environments. Using this book, F-12 educators will understand how our changing world calls for global awareness; gain strategies and recommendations for making global issues relevant; integrate 21st century skills into classrooms; cultivate global citizens able to understand and thrive in contemporary society; and use global competence to stimulate interest in learning, education and careers.

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    A$27.95

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