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  1. 20th Century Brainteasers - Challenging

    The Brainteasers series provides challenging ways to exercise and develop brain power!  The worksheets in 20th century Brainteasers can be used with History or Social Studies units. The activities are divided into the decades of the 20th century and cover topics such as scrambled names, federation, music, space exploration, the environment and much more. The activities will help students develop logic and other critical thinking skills.

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    A$21.95
  2. 180 Icebreakers to Strengthen Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

    Pique your students' interest with these 180 icebreakers for all ages to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each activity includes  an intriguing fact, a point to ponder, and a project to pursue. Incorporating William's and Bloom's taxonomies, the 'icebreakers' address each of the intelligences and the six levels of thinking. These activities will promote independent thinking and will assist students to succeed in school and life.

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    A$32.95
  3. 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
  4. 24 Real Life Maths Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students

    Maths is seldom taught as a fascinating and powerful aspect of everyday life. These real-world investigations will engage students in the relevance of maths as revealed by the danger of short-term loans, the potential consequences of maths mistakes in the media and the possibility of lying with statistics. Maths topics explored within these real-life investigations include trigonometry, algebra, fractions, statistics, probability, conversions and more. Each investigation is clearly explained at the start of the chapter and followed by practice problems organised by level: Level 1 (easy), Level 2 (somewhat challenging), Level 3 (challenging), and Einstein Level (very challenging).

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    A$65.00
  5. Humane Presentations: Strategies for Delivering Effective and Engaging Presentations

    Rather than relying on ice-breakers and showmanship in your presentations, this user-friendly book helps you understand the subtle environmental, psychological and physiological factors that make human beings pay attention, think about and remember information. Drawing from the scientifically proven premise that we cannot take in new information if they are bored, distracted or uncomfortable, the authors offer nine practical strategies to get audiences to engage with presentation content. This 'Humane' approach will change your presenting life - making you more confident and effective - and your audiences highly appreciative. Help make dull and painful presentations relics of the past by using Humane techniques to deliver content your audience will understand, think about and remember.

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    A$15.00
  6. Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students

    How can you help students learn what they need to know when the world and all that's in it is changing rapidly? Transformational Teaching in the Information Age explores the power of placing students at the centre of teaching and learning. A transformational approach to teaching results in a high-quality education for learners who have an intrinsic need for and expectation of immediate gratification. Citing theory, practice and their own experiences in teaching P-18 students, Tom Rosebrough and Ralph Leverett build a convincing case for the primacy of student-teacher relationships in productive classrooms.

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    A$28.95
  7. Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

    Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out – or even drop out – Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage P–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessment, and demonstrate how to create a “TPT-conducive classroom.”

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    A$28.95
  8. Maths in Plain English: Literacy Strategies for the Mathematics Classroom

    Many words that students already know can have a different meaning in mathematics. To grasp that difference, students need to connect English literacy skills to maths. This book explains how to use 10 classroom-ready literacy strategies in concert with your mathematics instruction to help your students’ succeed in the mathematics classroom. You’ll learn how to develop students who are able to explain to themselves – and communicate to others – what problems mean and how to attack them. Embedding these strategies in your instruction will help your students gain the literacy skills to not only help them in the mathematics classroom, but overall.

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    A$34.95
  9. Encouraging Learning: How You Can Help Children Learn

    James Nottingham is a parent, teacher and award-winning education consultant. He advises schools, universities, companies and governments around the world about the best ways to enhance learning.

    In this inspiring, humorous and practical book he shows what you can do to help children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. Highlights include: the dangers of calling our children clever, bright and gifted; the best ways to teach wisdom; how to help children excel in exams; and why curiosity did not kill the cat.

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    A$15.00
  10. Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy New
    Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy

    This book shows how a seminar approach can lead students deeper into a text and improve students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as recommended by the Australian standards. Roberts and Billings provide easy-to-follow guidance on implementing Paideia Seminars, in which students discuss a text and ask open-ended questions about it. The book offers an array of practical resources, such as sample seminar plans, student models, suggested texts and ideas for assessment.

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    A$37.95
  11. Tools for Promoting Active, In-Depth Learning, 2nd Edition

    This best-selling book, Tools for Promoting Active, In-Depth Learning, includes eighty-five classroom-tested, research-based and ready-to-use techniques that will transform your classroom into an active, energised space. With these tools, educators can learn how to engage students in the classroom, help students to develop critical thinking skills, and inspire all students to complete work to the best of their ability.

    Some of the tools focus on areas such as: Improving decision-making skills, Building note-making skills, Activating prior knowledge, Improving student writing and much more!

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    A$39.95
  12. Making Connections With Blogging: Authentic Learning for Today's Classrooms

    Some students find writing to be a chore. Others write to get an assignment done but don't put in any extra effort. Bring blogging into your classroom and watch your students develop their writing, reading comprehension, critical thinking, digital citizenship and communication skills. Making Connections With Blogging will show you how you can use blogging with any student as a part of any curriculum – not as an add-on, but as an integrated part of your lessons. Learn step by step how to blog, get ideas for your curriculum area, and understand how to manage blogging in the classroom. Get your students blogging, and change how learning happens.

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    A$21.95

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