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  1. The New Art and Science of Teaching Series

    The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J. Marzano is more than a revision of The Art and Science of Teaching. It is a greatly expanded volume, offering a framework for substantive change based on Marzano's fifty years of education research and observation. In The New Art and Science of Teaching, Marzano identifies ten design areas within three categories of teaching - (1) feedback, (2) content and (3) context - that form a road map for F-12 teachers' lesson and unit planning. Also included in the series are The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment, The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing and The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading - companion books that focus on improving students' literacy skills and showing teachers how to make the most of feedback.

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  2. The New Art and Science of Teaching

    The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J Marzano is more than a revision of The Art and Science of Teaching. It is a greatly expanded volume, offering a framework for substantive change based on Marzano's fifty years of education research and observation. In The New Art and Science of Teaching, Marzano identifies ten design areas within three categories of teaching – (1) feedback, (2) content, and (3) context – that form a road map for K–12 teachers' lesson and unit planning.

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    A$37.95
  3. Teaching for Transfer: A Guide for Designing Learning With Real-World Application

    In Teaching for transfer: A guide for designing learning with real-world application, author Michael McDowell provides F–12 teachers with a road map for reconfiguring classroom instruction to ensure that students learn to expertly apply their knowledge and skills to different contexts. McDowell outlines three levels of complexity in learning – (1) surface, (2) deep and (3) transfer – and explains that while the foundational levels of surface and deep are essential and allow students to understand and relate ideas, transfer-level work is key; it involves the interdisciplinary problem-solving students need to practice to become creative, well-rounded citizens who can meet and overcome unexpected challenges.

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    A$39.95
  4. Mentoring Each Other: Teachers Listening, Learning, and Sharing to Create More Successful Classrooms

    How can teachers learn from each other, build relationships and develop the knowledge and skills they need for more successful classrooms? Mentoring each other offers practical ways teachers can support each other as they reflect on their practice, implement new strategies and strive for teaching excellence. Teachers will learn how to explore new ways to collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. Designed to support a system that is seeing an increase in new teachers, this timely book demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, the book offers solutions to common questions, opportunities and challenges that face teachers every day.

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    A$31.95
  5. The Autism Lens: Everything Teachers Need to Connect with Students, Build Confidence, and Promote Classroom Learning

    The autism lens helps teachers connect to students with autism and support them confidently within inclusive classrooms. Exploring communication difficulties that affect socialisation and learning, this book removes the guesswork by offering practical solutions.

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    A$31.95
  6. Solving Academic and Behavior Problems: A Strengths-Based Guide for Teachers and Teams

    How many times have you been stumped by a student’s failure to learn? You tried everything in your toolkit, but nothing worked. Now what if there were a process that would help you pinpoint the student’s specific needs and design an action plan to swiftly remedy the problem? In Solving academic and behavior problems, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz offer just that. This process, based on the positive psychology of appreciative inquiry, builds on what is working with students to address what is not working. It’s a system of support that helps general education teachers partner with specialists and parents to learn new ways to enrich academic, social-emotional and behavioural growth through structured conversations and a series of productive meetings of thirty minutes or less.

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    A$39.95
  7. A Meaningful Mess: A Teacher's Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together Without Losing Your Mind

    A meaningful mess offers suggestions and specific tools that can be used to engage this generation of students in meaningful, relevant and student-driven learning experiences – even if things in the classroom may get messy, both literally and figuratively. Such strategies and tools include Genius Hour, Makerspaces, flexible learning spaces, meaningful technology, global learning experiences, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and reflection. Packed with relevant evidence and research, A meaningful mess helps teachers understand why traditional teaching strategies are no longer working and what they can do to engage and empower this generation of learners.

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    A$39.95
  8. Training Supplement for Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, Third Edition with New Features

    Bridges out of poverty is a uniquely powerful tool designed for social, health and legal services professionals. Based in part on Dr Ruby K Payne’s myth-shattering A framework for understanding poverty, Bridges reaches out to millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with people in poverty.

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    A$29.95
  9. Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring Conversations

    Layers of learning explores read-aloud strategies designed to enhance your reading and writing standards by capitalising on the way literature can impact caring communities. With over 200 picture-book suggestions, author JoEllen McCarthy introduces the Heartprint Framework, which demonstrates how you can layer literacy and life lessons throughout your day using multiple connections across learning.

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    A$44.95
  10. Literacy Reframed: How a Focus on Decoding, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge Improves Reading Comprehension

    For decades, educators have struggled to overcome stunted student growth in literacy. Literacy reframed offers a fresh perspective on reading instruction with a robustly research-affirmed alternative to classroom skill work. Authors Robin J Fogarty, Gene M Kerns and Brian M Pete use the big three elements of literacy – decoding, vocabulary and knowledge – to guide educators in creating a classroom environment where students deeply engage in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The wealth of concrete, adaptable classroom examples and scenarios throughout the book will help K–12 teachers take action on this exciting approach.

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    A$39.95
  11. The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (and You Can Too!)

    Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as a coach, an advisor and a friend, giving you personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in today’s classroom. With The write thing, you can do just that!

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