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  1. 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
  2. Poster: The Thinking Classroom Level 3

    Engage your students like never before with this full-colour, glossy poster detailing Ralph Pirozzo’s The Thinking Classroom, Level 3. Featuring both High-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and Lower-Order Thinking Skills (LOTS), this poster makes it easy for students to interpret the six levels of the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy found in Pirozzo’s work: Knowing, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Creating and Evaluating. The Thinking Classroom, Level 3 also includes lists of verbs, questions, activities and thinking tools for each level of thinking, all designed to spark students’ creativity and desire to learn. This A3 poster is perfect for displaying in the office, classroom or corridor.

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    A$19.95
  3. Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools

    From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!

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    A$29.95
  4. 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

  5. From Tired to Inspired: Fresh Strategies to Engage Students in Literacy

    Literacy is a hollow set of skills unless it is enlivened by active, precise and creative thinking. From Tired to Inspired is designed to take upper primary and secondary school students beyond reading and writing to comprehension, creative thinking, the articulation of ideas, and conversations of depth and breadth. This book should be used by all teachers who want to develop in their students authentic literacy and the ability to understand and master complex assignments. The goal of all the exercises and instructional structures suggested in From Tired to Inspired is to make better, independent thinkers of our students.

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    A$32.95
  6. Questioning Sequences in the Classroom: The Classroom Strategies Series

    Questioning Sequences in the Classroom responds to the debate surrounding the effectiveness of higher-order and lower-order questioning. This thorough guide encourages teachers to ask targeted, specific questions to help students successfully meet learning goals. Using a four-phase questioning sequence, Robert J. Marzano and Julia A. Simms illustrate how to use questioning to reinforce what students learn, spark their curiosity and ultimately increase achievement, while providing teachers with valuable assessment data. Part of The Classroom Strategies Series, it follows the series format, summarising key research and translating it into recommendations for classroom practice.

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    A$29.95
  7. GameWize: Making History & Geography Fun! with Microsoft Office, 2nd Edition

    Even the most hesitant learner will be brought out of their lazy daze by GameWize: Making History & Geography Fun! with Microsoft Office, 2nd Edition. This resource will invigorate your classroom with learning-based, competitive games that your students will be begging to play. Each game is customisable for each unique classroom environment, and can be used as a whole-class activity, or at stations set up around the classroom for partners or small group competitions. Game components can be modified to make them more relevant to current topics of study, helping to create a more memorable learning experience for yourself and your students. The pre-prepared game templates make it easy for teachers to just start the program, open the file, ask a question, get an answer and begin the game.

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    A$39.95
  8. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95
  9. Open-Ended Maths Tasks: Number and Measurement

    Reinvigorate your maths lessons with Open-Ended Maths Tasks! This easy-to-use resource will provide your students with all the practice they need to master task cards featuring number and measurement problems, including perimeter, time, mass, and more. This new edition of Open-Ended Maths Tasks contains updated task cards, bringing the content closer into line with the new Australian Curriculum. This book, Number and Measurement, also features a generic skills table, as well as tables containing a list of Australian Curriculum: Mathematics content descriptions with reference numbers for their corresponding task cards. These tried and tested, ready-to-use and reproducible task cards can be used throughout the primary maths classroom.

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    A$39.95
  10. Open-Ended Maths Tasks: Geometry, Statistics and Probability

    Reinvigorate your maths lessons with Open-Ended Maths Tasks! This new edition contains updated task cards, bringing the content closer into line with the new Australian Curriculum. This book, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, also features a generic skills table, as well as tables containing a list of Australian Curriculum: Mathematics content descriptions with reference numbers for their corresponding task cards. These tried and tested, ready-to-use and reproducible task cards can be used throughout the primary maths classroom. The topics address the curriculum content for each of the levels covered from junior to upper primary. Each task has been developed to encourage critical thinking at one of the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.

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    A$39.95
  11. 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

  12. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95

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