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  1. 180 Icebreakers to Strengthen Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

    Pique your students' interest with these 180 icebreakers for all ages to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each activity includes  an intriguing fact, a point to ponder, and a project to pursue. Incorporating William's and Bloom's taxonomies, the 'icebreakers' address each of the intelligences and the six levels of thinking. These activities will promote independent thinking and will assist students to succeed in school and life.

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    A$32.95
  2. Burnt: An Australian Anti-Bullying Play (Years 8-10)

    Burnt tells the story of Simon, who is consistently bullied by Richard, one of his schoolmates. Set after the situation has come to a crisis point, the play explores the feelings of three of Simon's friends - could they have prevented it? - with flashbacks to incidents between Simon and Richard, and monologues from Simon about his longing to fit in. By putting themselves in Simon's place, students learn to have empathy for the victims of bullying, to understand that 'it's okay to be different' and to create a strong network among themselves to support one another.

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    A$35.95
  3. Extensions in Mathematics Level H

    This series of 8 books, A to H, expands on the standards-based strategies taught in our CAMS and STAMS Series. Students use independent practice with graphic organisers and writing prompts to apply their understanding of the strategy. Extension activities are given in every lesson. Teacher-directed introduction and scaffolded models focus students' attention on mastery of the targeted strategy. Each student book contains 8 ten-page strategy lessons, 8 one-page practice lessons and a final review assesses all 8 maths.

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  4. 101 Brain-Based Instructional Strategies

    Teaching has become more and more demanding. With the pressures both teachers and students feel, the joy of learning is often sacrificed.

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    A$39.95
  5. Using Open-Ended Maths Tasks - High School

    We need to ask better questions to get better thinking from our students, and this book is geared towards helping us do just that. It is designed to help educators looking for a variety of strategies use short, innovative tasks based around the four main learning theories - Creative and Critical Thinking, Multiple Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy and Ryan's Thinker's Keys. Incorporating a substantive set of task cards covering Structure, Number, Space and Measurement, and Chance and Data, this book facilitates better thinking skills and comprehension in the secondary-school maths classroom.

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    A$24.95
  6. 40 Reading Intervention Strategies for Prep-6 Students

    Struggling students need a different kind of instruction, more time and ample amounts of guided practice to help them become confident readers. The interventions in this book are designed for educators to use with individuals or small groups of students who simply cannot keep up with the pace of instruction. The author provides: ways to teach more vocabulary in less time, resulting in greater understanding and retention; more than thirty sample lessons; strategies for thinking aloud to scaffold challenging comprehension skills; year-level notations to determine which strategies work best; and a table of contents to help find strategies by subject.

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    A$49.95
  7. Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis

    Now you can challenge your students with the complexities of energy needs, supplies and policies. As part of the Our Only Earth series for Years 7-10, this revised Australian edition of Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis informs students about the energy issues facing the world now and in the future, then empowers them to take action. Through fact cards, activities and journals designed to get students thinking about social and environmental sustainability, each book based on the integrated Our Only Earth framework explores real-life geographical issues and suggests possible solutions. As of 2014, the series has been updated to show correlations to the Australian Curriculum, both specifically within the subject of geography and generally across all learning areas.

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    A$31.00
  8. Hands-On Science Series: Simple Machines, Years 7-10

    With Hands-On Science: Simple Machines, students will investigate the concepts of force, work, power, efficiency and mechanical advantage. They will experience how simple machines, such as ramps, wedges, levers, pulleys and gears, operate. Engage their minds as they observe, investigate and examine the wonders of simple machines with these hands-on lessons! Simple Machines provides low-cost activities that increase conceptual understanding. With this resource, you get 17 hands-on activities in which students manipulate equipment, interpret data, evaluate experimental design and apply scientific methods and rich, engaging projects that correlate with Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions for Years 7-10, that are easily integrated into any physical science or physics classroom.

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    A$29.95
  9. 85 Lesson Launchers: Vocabulary Basics Years 6-12

    Using the activities in this book, your students will considerably expand their vocabulary range, furthering their writing skills in English and in other subject areas. Activities within this book include finding synonyms and antonyms for overused words, creating sentences for given word pairs, and filling in sentence gaps with a word that ‘best fits’ from a given set of words. Words throughout the book are identified as nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc., so students will also learn about parts of speech while they complete these vocabulary-building activities. The 85 Lesson Launchers series is a wonderful way to turn extra classroom activities into valuable learning time. The quick activities may be used as vocabulary practice or as a revision on English skills as they are acquired over time. 

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    A$25.95
  10. 85 Lesson Launchers: Analogies

    The 85 Lesson Launchers series is a wonderful way to turn extra classroom activities into valuable learning time. The quick activities may be used as vocabulary practice or as a revision on English skills as they are acquired over time. Activities within this book introduce students to the important writing tool of analogy, and show them how to work out the meaning of different types of analogies by looking at the relationships between words. Students will learn about the logical relationships between two pairs of words, for example: frigid is to cold as scalding is to hot. Each activity offers words to consider and then challenges students to think about and explain what makes the analogy appropriate.

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    A$25.95
  11. 100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom

    The activities in this book show teachers how they can bring vocabulary to life and open the door to another culture. The activities are organised according to general themes such as weather, colours, telling the time, family and animals. Most of the activities are not language-specific; they may be adapted and used with whichever language you choose to teach. You will find a few games that are culture/language specific, such as Japanese origami or calligraphy activities. Each activity includes detailed playing instructions and a list of required materials. Many games include an account of the writer's experience playing the game with a class, and some include helpful charts, worksheets or other visuals.

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    A$35.00
  12. 101 Best Web Sites for Principals, Third Edition

    Best-selling author Susan Brooks-Young offers busy principals another update to her guide to the most relevant and useful Web-based resources. 101 Best Websites for Principals, Third Edition, includes new sites, revised descriptions, resources for Web 2.0 tools, and a section on Internet security concerns and safety measures. The book is organised by topics pertinent to all principals, such as finance, curriculum, professional development, and social and legal issues. And for those still unsure of their footing in cyberspace, the author provides a concise introduction to Internet basics such as ISPs, browsers, downloads, and search engines. Full correlation to the NETS•A help make this the perfect guide for principals to increase their personal productivity and technology skills.

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    A$37.95

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