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  1. My Job Rules! Kindergarten Teacher (Set of 5)

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a kindergarten teacher? In this book from the My Job Rules! series, we follow Sarah on her journey from private nanny to kindergarten teacher-in-charge. On the way, you'll read all about what Sarah does each day, see pictures of the kindergarten where she works, and learn some interesting facts about her job as well as key terms that will help you to better understand the world of work.

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    A$50.00
  2. Identifying & Addressing Development-Behavioral Problems: A Practical Guide for Medical and Non-Medical Professionals, Trainees, Researchers and Advocates

    This indispensible textbook supports life-long learning throughout medical and nursing school, into post-graduate training, residency and fellowships, precepting and community practice; and from there, into research and advocacy. Authors tackle the most onerous challenges in primary care: How to actually implement quality developmental-behavioural care in busy clinics. The books comes with access to a website offering downloadable, customisable tools for learning and teaching, as well as tools for community practice. The many website offerings facilitate instruction and aid practising clinicians in complying with American Academy of Pediatrics' policy - all within the time constraints of primary care.

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    A$160.00
  3. Invite! Excite! Ignite! 13 Principles for Teaching, Learning, and Leading, K-12

    Teacher-to-teacher collaboration is more than a survival tactic; it is the social interaction that propels professional learning. In her new book, master teacher and educational consultant Robin Fogarty offers 13 guiding principles for new teachers and school leaders. These seminal ideas, along with the stories that accompany them, will invite, excite and ignite teachers from Foundation Year to university. Each chapter includes a description of the guiding principle, a companion vignette, classroom examples, teaching and learning tips, and discussion questions. While designed for new and preservice teachers, seasoned veterans will also find new perspectives and ideas for their own practice and mentoring.

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    A$45.95
  4. Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking

    Stories put "flesh and blood" on scientific methods and provide an inside look at scientists in action. Case studies deepen scientific understanding, sharpen critical-thinking skills and help students see how science relates to their lives. Each case study comprises a story, classroom discussion questions, teaching notes and background information, objectives and common misconceptions about the topic, as well as helpful references. Science Stories is sure to make science engaging and enlightening for both students and teachers.

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    A$65.95
  5. Lecture-Free Teaching: A Learning Partnership Between Science Educators and Their Students

    Lecture-Free Teaching provides readers with an innovative alternative to routine lecturing. With the Lecture-Free method, teachers build "learning partnerships" with their students to create flexible, cooperative learning environments. These partnerships lead to engaged students who participate and share ideas through discussions and in-class activities, such as inquiry-based exercises and case studies.

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    A$45.95
  6. Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations

    A subject of worldwide interest and concern, climate change is especially relevant to today's secondary school and university students, who will be living with its effects as they grow older. With biology as its focal point, this book uses current scientific literature and field-tested activities to help you and your students become more scientifically literate about this pressing global problem. Six field-tested case studies allow students to explore the impact that a changing climate has on penguin communities in the Antarctic Peninsula, polar bears and Arctic wildlife management, wolves as a stabilising factor in ecosystems, bird migration and breeding, pollen allergies in the Northern Hemisphere and heat waves from pole to pole.

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    A$29.95
  7. Teaching Teachers: Bringing First-Rate Science to the Elementary Classroom

    From teachers as learners to assessment, from integrating the curriculum to the specifics of activity stations, demonstrations, and hands-on inquiry - this book gathers it all in one easy-to-reference volume.

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    A$15.95
  8. Composing Science: A Facilitator’s Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom

    Offering expertise in the teaching of writing (Kim Jaxon) and the teaching of science (Leslie Atkins Elliott and Irene Salter), this book will help instructors create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically. The authors provide concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination of scientific ideas, as opposed to replicating the polished academic writing of research scientists. Addressing a range of genres that can help students deepen their scientific reasoning and inquiry, this text includes activities, guidelines, resources, and assessment suggestions.

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    A$39.95
  9. A New Way: Introducing Higher Education to Professional Learning Communities at Work

    Drive lasting structural and cultural change. With this user-friendly guide, you'll discover how to implement professional learning community practices in colleges and universities. The authors detail the great promise the PLC process has for reshaping the way leaders think and work together to drive student achievement. Practical and research-based, the process carries significant potential for improving results in higher education. Craft a clear purpose, and review the three big ideas of a PLC. Learn the key questions that collaborative teams must answer to improve student learning in university settings.

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    A$41.25
  10. The Future-Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks

    Incorporating digital age skills into curriculum can be daunting for educators, and getting started can be the hardest part. In this book, author and education leader L. Robert Furman breaks down the process into 18 easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes based on digital skills and future-minded progress in a single semester. With this accessible guide, teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated and inspired to develop the skills they'll need for the future. This book includes weekly step-by-step challenges designed to fill one semester, case studies by leaders in the field and examples of how to implement the challenges for each year level and coverage of key topics.

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    A$32.95
  11. Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

    Learning First, Technology Second provides teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning. This book includes an introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students' everyday lives; effective strategies for using technology to create authentic learning experiences for their students; case studies to guide appropriate tech integration; and a lesson planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices and apply them in instruction.

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    A$44.95
  12. Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students

    This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve "breakaway" students - first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that post-secondary institutions can take to create structures and opportunity that build reciprocal trust.

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    A$39.95

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