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  1. Why Our High Schools Need the Arts

    Why Our High Schools Need the Arts addresses the alarming dropout rate in secondary schools and presents a thoughtful, evidence-based argument that increasing arts education in the secondary school curriculum will keep kids in school. This resource features the compelling voices of teachers and their adolescent learners to demonstrate how courses in the arts are relevant and valuable to students who have otherwise become disenfranchised from school. The introduction to Why Our High Schools Need the Arts features a history of the performing arts in secondary schools, a background as to how the arts help children in the early stages of their cognitive development, as well as an overview of the chapters and content addressed in the text.

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    A$29.95
  2. Basic Not Boring Years 3-4

    Kids love learning about topics such as galaxies and glaciers, thunderstorms and timelines, and elephants and encyclopedias. The Basic not Boring series contains hundreds of inventive, ready-to-use lessons that invite students to join an adventure, solve a puzzle, pursue a mystery or tackle a problem. Each book combines over 300 pages of age-appropriate teaching resources, with integrated activities in the key learning areas of English, maths, society and environment, and science. Topics covered in Basic Not Boring Years 3-4 include: map skills; measurement; grammar usage; writing skills; problem-solving - and lots more!

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    A$59.95
  3. Basic Not Boring Set of 23

    Do basic skills have to be boring? Absolutely not! This series uses exciting adventures and delightful characters to help teach fundamental skills and provide a foundation for learning. The books address specific content areas; present tasks that grab the attention and curiosity of students; contain clear directions to the students; ask students to use, remember and practise basic skills and; challenge students to be creative and analytical.

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    A$500.00
  4. How to Teach Now: Five Keys to Personalized Learning in the Global Classroom

    In this book, William Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell provide a practical map to navigate some of today’s most complicated instructional challenges: How do you help all students succeed when every classroom is, in effect, a global classroom? And what does a successful education look like in a world that is growing smaller and flatter every day? Drawing on research and years of experience in international schools, the authors identify five critical keys to personalising learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic and academic backgrounds.

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    A$28.95
  5. A Handbook For Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition

    This new edition of A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works will help you explore and refine your use of the teaching strategies from the 2nd edition of Classroom Instruction That Works. Perfect as a guide for self-study or professional learning communities, the handbook is designed to help you begin using effective instructional strategies immediately. Although implementing any of the ideas in this book can benefit your students, the power to help your students excel is found in intentionally using all the strategies together. With this handbook, you'll develop your skill in coordinating the strategies and learn how to more effectively use them to help students.

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    A$32.95
  6. Essentials for Principals: The School Leader's Guide to Grading

    School is about learning, not the accumulation of points. Using research, this book shows principals how to emphasise and honour learning in their schools' grading and assessment processes, while ensuring that grades are accurate, meaningful and consistent. School leaders will gain a greater understanding of how to meet the standards of the US National Association of Elementary School Principals. Four appendices provide examples of report cards and grading policies that schools can easily adapt. P-8 principals will also: find out how to control for bias in assessment; learn the seven essential Ps of grading; gain an understanding of what constitutes high-quality feedback; and discover the correct and incorrect uses of penalties for student work.

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    Regular Price A$21.95 Sale Price A$10.98
  7. Rigour Made Easy: Getting Started

    Bestselling author and noted rigour expert Barbara Blackburn shares the secrets to getting started, maintaining momentum and reaching your goals. Learn what rigour looks like in the classroom, understand what it means for your students and get the keys to successful implementation. Learn how to use rigour to raise expectations, provide appropriate support and meet your standards, goals or the General Capabilities outlined in the new Australian National Curriculum - whether or not rigour is something mandated in your school or school system! This book is filled with practical, use-the-next-day strategies for all year levels and subject areas. Use the ideas to raise the level of learning for all of your students!

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    A$27.95
  8. Digital Shapeshifter: Classroom Document Camera

    Few technologies have spread to classrooms as quickly and pervasively as the document camera. Rapidly and single-handedly, this device has forced antiquated overhead projectors into back room cupboards and surplus sales. In addition, few technologies are this easy to use. Still, few educators employ the true power, flexibility and potential of this richly visual tool for powerfully and creatively transforming classroom instruction ... until now. This book is your all-you-need resource to getting the best out of this exciting new leap in classroom technology.

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    A$42.95
  9. 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
  10. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  11. 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
  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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    Regular Price A$35.95 Sale Price A$17.98

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