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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Powerful Readers: Thinking Strategies to Guide Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms

    Step-by-step lessons for introducing and using the strategies, connections to literary devices, curricular connections for nonfiction, reading lists, and rubrics for each strategy are all part of this valuable resource. New and experienced teachers will find the tools they need to go beyond a literal understanding and teaching secondary students how to read more deeply.

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    A$32.00
  4. Make Up Your Mind: A Classroom Guide to 10 Age-Old Debates

    Have you struggled with how to engage students in a lively and meaningful discussion about ideas that matter? Make Up Your Mind, for students in years 7-10, presents 10 pervasive intellectual conflicts that have bedevilled the world of ideas for centuries and continue to influence modern thought, including free will versus determinism, nature versus nurture and liberalism versus conservatism. Each chapter offers background information and a variety of discussion starters, journal prompts, skits, readings and student assignments. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills as they wrestle with contradictions that continue to challenges all people, shaping dialogue about contemporary issues.

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    A$32.95
  5. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

    What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. Sharon M. Kaye, PhD, and Paul Thomson, PhD, examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate and prejudice, in this bare bones, casual and engaging book, written directly for and field-tested with teenagers. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

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    A$29.95
  6. NOW Classrooms, Leader's Guide: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology
    With a clear vision for action, school and district leaders can establish a creative, collaborative culture that prepares students to thrive in the connected 21st century world. Part of the NOW Classrooms series, this guidebook outlines a flexible framework that leaders can use to drive instructional innovation and create an engaging, student-centered learning environment using technology. Learn More
    A$32.95
  7. NOW Classrooms, Grades 9-12: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    In NOW Classrooms, Grades 9-12: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology, the authors stress that real transformational school change focuses on robust teaching and learning, not the ever-evolving devices that may enhance that change. This book presents practical, classroom tested lessons that Years 9-12 teachers and instructional coaches can use to prime students to actively learn and solve real-world problems. Sets of topical lessons progressively increase in depth and complexity for readers to choose from based on students' needs. Using these lessons, grounded in the vital four C skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity), teachers can connect technology to key content-area outcomes and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

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    A$42.95

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