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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum

    This revised edition of Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn features correlations to various strands and sub-strands from a range of Australian Curriculum subject areas, ensuring that instruction is curriculum-aligned and meaningful. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum describes processes that can be used to infuse thinking into everyday learning through the application and explicit teaching of various models and strategies. These strategies will see students engaging in a wide range if thinking tasks regardless of whether they are working within defined subject areas or on units that cut across traditional curriculum boundaries.

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    A$32.95
  4. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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    A$25.95
  5. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry

    How can you create an authentic learning environment in today's standards-driven atmosphere? Larissa Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle years and secondary school teachers can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning for a new era.

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    A$27.95
  6. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts, using a field-tested method developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William & Mary. Students will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder.

    The new second editions for the Jacob's Ladder: Gifted Reading Comprehension series include various additions and enhancements to the successful first editions, notably new readings and ladders for student use, as well as many miscellaneous improvements.

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  7. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    Jacob's Ladder is a reading comprehension program for gifted students that spans from early primary to early secondary instruction. Students progress through an inquiry process based on targeted reading passages that emphasise the progressive, ongoing development of higher-order thinking skills that are relevant across the curriculum. This field-tested method of moving from basic understanding to critical analysis of text was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary.

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  8. Primary Science Readers: I Wonder Why Series

    Science educators have long known the benefits of using children's picture books to help teach important science concepts. And every parent has experienced strings of "why" questions from little ones! The I Wonder Why book series is written to ignite the curiosity of children in Years F-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of animals, plants and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each edition is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by award-winning science educator Lawrence F. Lowery. Each book is full-colour, 250 x 180 mm (B5) and 36 pages in length.

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  9. Caring Hearts & Critical Minds: Literature, Inquiry and Social Responsibility

    In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing and inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-years classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, this book gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about.

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    A$39.95
  10. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning

    Curiosity comes from within; we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.

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    A$35.95
  11. Genius Hour: Passion Projects That Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry

    Genius Hour provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement Genius Hour, or passions projects, in the classroom. Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilise the six Ps - passion, plan, pitch, project product and presentation - as a map for students to follow as they create, design and carry out projects. Students will experience personalised learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection. The book includes handouts, suggested online resources, and tips and tricks to make the Genius Hour process meaningful for students and manageable for educators.

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    A$24.95
  12. Project-Based Writing

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. The Project-Based Writing series follows a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. As students dig into subjects they have chosen, they will make connections between school life and "real life". Teachers will appreciate the wealth of ideas and guides that help them implement differentiated instruction and meet curriculum standards. Work with students to create a multi-genre project-based writing unit! Each book in the Project-Based Writing series also contains a number of pre-made project-based writing units for your convenience.

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