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  1. 100 Ways to Build Teams

    This book brings you 100 easy-to-use techniques for building trust, establishing roles and responsabilities, selecting a leader, determining a code of conduct, managing meetings celebrating successes, giving and receiving feedback and more! Each section includes the following sections: introduction to the topic, quote, background on the topic, list of important points, simple activities to do, things that take effort (to help teams through the 'storming' phase), for the committed (to help team members move to the 'norming' phase), materials you will need, bibliography and list of additional resources. Whatever your team's level of experience, it is sure to benefit from this guidebook!

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    A$43.95
  2. Think Rather of Zebra: Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story

    Think Rather of Zebra is a collection of insightful short stories adapted from more than 40 classic and modern folktales, reset in an urban neighbourhood. Stailey's two main characters, Pete and Carlos, tell stories and adventures from their poor neighbourhood through which the reader learns about the "hidden rules" of economic class. Each chapter relates to a section in A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr Ruby Payne, along with her questions to be used for discussion. The books is useful for understanding people from different economic classes, and builds mutual respect for the skills that arise naturally from each economic environment.

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    A$20.00
  3. The New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Second Edition

    Marzano's Taxonomy is a must-have resource for all directors of curriculum and instruction, directors of staff development, principals and teachers. Developed by Robert J. Marzano and John S. Kendall, internationally recognised experts in the development and improvement of standards for education, this field-tested and proven reference contains the most current research on the nature of knowledge and cognition and a reflection of the movement to standards-based education. Based on three domains of knowledge and six levels of processing, this essential guide offers specific applications for designing and classifying educational objectives, creating assessments, redesigning learning standards, formulating curriculum and outlining a thinking-skills curriculum.

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    A$59.95
  4. Extensions in Reading Mixed Packs

    This series of eight books, A to H, expands on the standards-based strategies taught in our CARS and STARS 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 Teacher Guide includes a suggested schedule, eight lessons in Book A (12 lessons in Books B to H), to help you introduce each strategy to the students.

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    Starting at A$79.95

  5. Where Thinking and Learning Meet + CD

    If it is our goal to see an increase in student levels of engagement, an improvement in student performance standards and learners skilled, then we have to rethink what our instruction. In Where Thinking and Learning Meet, Lane Clark challenges our individual and systemic educational beliefs and practices.

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    A$69.95
  6. 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
  7. 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn - Leading Edge Series

    This anthology introduces the Framework for 21st Century Learning from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills as a way to re-envision learning and prepare students for a rapidly evolving global and technological world. This dynamic new framework promotes innovation through critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and technology integration, while building on mastery of core content and background knowledge. Highly respected education leaders and innovators address critical concepts supporting the Framework for 21st Century Learning. The afterword by Andy Hargreaves then looks at the implications of the 21st century skills framework and how we can continue to build on the movement.

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    A$45.00
  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. The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

    The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units offers instructional modules on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design (UbD), the "backward design" approach used by thousands of educators to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. The eight modules are organised around the UbD Template Version 2.0 and feature components similar to what is typically provided in a UbD design workshop, including: Discussion and explanation of key ideas in the module; Guiding exercises, worksheets and design tips.

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    A$29.95
  10. Getting It Right: Aligning Technology Initiatives for Measurable Student Results

    This book is designed to help educational leaders, decision makers and teachers wade through the complexities of aligning technology planning with learning goals. Organised around a problem-solving model based on solution fluency, the authors outline how to address state, regional or provincial standards; improve test scores; meet curricular requirements; foster relevant staff development; and provide measurable accountability for technology expenditures. Included are sidebars with advice and comments from educators who have successfully integrated technology initiatives with learning goals. Their experiences help light the path through the journey toward getting it right for 21st-century learners.

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    A$36.95

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