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  1. 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
  2. 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

  3. 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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  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Teaching Argumentation: Activities and Games for the Classroom

    Teaching Argumentation: Activities and Games for the Classroom identifies select argumentation skills from the Common Core State Standards and offers F-12 teachers 10 fun, engaging activities and games to teach those skills. Students will develop the ability to think critically and debate constructively, and will become informed citizens destined for academic and lifetime success. Katie Rogers and Julia A. Simms identify the standards relevant to argumentation, the elements of argumentation within the standards, and group the elements into 13 argumentation skills. Help students develop the critical-thinking skills necessary to lead informed lives!

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  7. ASCD Arias Publication: Student-Led Discussions: How Do I Promote Rich Conversations About Books, Videos, And Other Media?

    Develop meaningful student-led conversations about text and media across the content areas. This book provides a discussion framework that requires students to think deeply and communicate effectively. It includes advice on how to introduce and cultivate student-led discussions about literary and informational material at any grade; establish core instructional elements that students need to engage in rich discussions about content; recognise and evaluate effective student-led discussions; and understand your role as the teacher when students are leading their own discussions.

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  8. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom

    From the very first day you use them, the design challenges in this compendium will spur your students to jump right in and engage through the entire class. The activities reinforce important science content while illustrating a range of STEM skills. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom will excite students of all ages with activities involving everything from light sabers and egg racers to prosthetic arms and potatoes; apply to lessons in life and environmental science, Earth science and physical science; and work well in traditional classrooms as well as after-school programs. Next time you need an engaging STEM activity, you'll be glad you have this collection to help you blend meaningful and memorable experiences into your lessons.

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    A$32.95
  9. Succeeding With Inquiry In Science And Math Classrooms

    In Succeeding With Inquiry In Science and Math Classrooms, real-world lesson plans illustrate highly effective inquiry-based instruction as you learn how to engage maths and science students at all year levels; why students should explore a subject before you explain it; how to meet rigorous standards and expectations through rich, well-aligned classroom experiences; how to develop useful formative assessments and gather critical information during every class period; and how to create effective questions that guide students' deep learning and your own professional development. No matter what your experience with inquiry-based instruction, this book will help hone your ability to plan and implement high-quality lessons that engage students and improve learning.

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    A$32.95
  10. Teaching Reasoning: Activities and Games for the Classroom

    Teaching Reasoning: Activities and Games for the Classroom identifies essential reasoning skills from the Australian Curriculum and offers F-12 teachers 12 fun, engaging activities and games to teach them to students. Using these activities and games, students will develop the ability to critically analyse evidence and draw valid conclusions, thus becoming informed citizens destined for academic and lifetime success. This book will refine students' reasoning skills (using a combination of analytical and intuitive reasoning) in order to prosper in 21st-century universities and workplaces; gain engaging classroom games and activities to support reasoning instruction; and provide students with the tools to reinforce their reasoning and relay complex information.

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  11. Teaching the Tough Issues: Problem Solving from Multiple Perspectives in Middle and High School Humanities Classes

    This book introduces a groundbreaking teaching method intended to help teachers address the difficult or controversial topics in their secondary classrooms. Because these issues are rarely addressed in teacher preparation programs, few teachers feel confident facilitating conversations around culturally and politically sensitive issues in ways that honour their diverse students' voices and lead to critical, transformative thinking. The author describes a four-step method to help teachers structure discussions and written assignments while assisting them in addressing curriculum standards.

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  12. Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts

    Total Literacy Techniques provides Year 3 to Year 12 teachers with more than 50 teacher-tested tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically. Authors Persida and William Himmele and National Board Certified teacher Keely Potter present literacy as an interconnected process that involves emotions, cognition and multiple opportunities for developing higher-order thinking. With this in mind, they present tools for helping students develop academic language, become avid and analytical readers, engage with literature and informational texts, discuss texts and write about texts in clear and cogent ways. Each chapter includes reflections from real teachers and students who share their own literacy practices and journeys, bringing the practices to life.

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