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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. 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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    Starting at A$15.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher: Focusing on Student Thinking in Secondary Science

    Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher offers: a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students; five real-life case studies-and accompanying transcripts-available as downloadable resources; suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognising, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students' thinking in real time; and advice on next steps, including how to overcome systemic impediments and maintain your focus on student thinking.The book holds out the promise that when you consciously strive to help students work through their ideas about science, the result can be more effective instruction from you - and much deeper understanding for your students.

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    A$32.95
  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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    A$39.95
  7. Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving

    In Sparking Student Creativity, author and researcher Patti Drapeau explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance on today's standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom. In addition, this book includes 40 'grab and go' ideas that infuse lessons plans with a spirit of exploration. No matter what year levels or content areas you teach, Sparking Student Creativity will help you to produce creative lessons components that directly address critical content, target specific standards and require thoughtful products from students as they grow into independent learners and become successful adults. The concepts in this book can be applied to any curriculum at the school, state or national level.

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    A$29.95
  8. How To Design Questions And Tasks To Assess Student Thinking

    With new standards emphasising higher-order thinking skills, students will have to demonstrate their ability to do far more than simply remember facts and procedures. But what's the best way for teachers to ensure that students have such skills? In this highly accessible guide, author Susan M. Brookhart shows how to do just that, by providing specific guidelines for designing targeted questions and tasks that align with standards and assess students' ability to think at higher levels. Timely and practical, How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking is essential reading for 21st century teachers who want their students to excel in the classroom and beyond.

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    A$27.95
  9. 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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    A$15.00
  10. 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
  11. Changing Minds and Brains: The Legacy of Reuven Feuerstein: Higher Thinking and Cognition Through Mediated Learning

    Decades before educators began to draw teaching and learning implications from neuroscientists' findings on brain plasticity, Reuven Feuerstein had already theorised it and developed practices for teaching and developing higher level cognition and learning for all students. His mediated learning, enrichment instruments and dynamic assessment are used around the world to raise student achievement, success levels and self-regulation. This text provides a first-person narrative of the implementation of mediated learning experience (MLE), past and present, including stories, new insights, observations and newly formulated concepts on MLE and how it contributes to higher-level thinking and overcoming disability.

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    A$32.95
  12. 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

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