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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning: Innovation as an Engine for Student Succes

    “What the teacher wants me to say is more important that what I want to say.” “If I get too far behind, I will never catch up.” “What I’m learning doesn’t have much to do with my life, but it isn’t supposed to – it’s school.” These are just some of the many pernicious axioms that keep students from achieving to their potential. In Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning, Allison Zmuda analyses and promptly dispels these and other harmful untruths that have inhibited student learning for decades and offers a wealth of ideas for combating them.

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    A$30.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mental Models for English: Years 6-12

    With Mental Models for English: Years 6-12 students will be able to clearly interpret and retain the information given to them about the different genres and structures within English by using mental models. Mental models are defined as internalised, mental representations of things in the world – or internal symbols or representations of external phenomena. The representation that a person develops determines how they understand and interpret the world. The more accurate the mental model, the more successful the interaction. The mental models in Mental Models for English are presented primarily as stories, pictures, analogies and metaphors, making them quick and easy to grasp for students.

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    A$17.95
  12. The Thinking School: Implementing Thinking Skills Across the School

    Thinking tools are the strategies or scaffolding through which students can access the curriculum. They are devices that have been developed specifically to improve children's thinking by: Creating a visual focus on an issue that needs to be resolved; Offering immediate feedback through seeing their ideas on paper; Seeing the big picture; Making new connections; Analysing complex situations; Developing new critical thinking skills; and Creating new ideas and products. In this exciting new resource, Ralph Pirozzo offers teachers an introduction to the world of thinking tools, covering a range of devices for different tasks and guiding teachers as how to choose the most appropriate tool for each situation.

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    A$39.95

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