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  1. 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
  2. Poster: The Thinking Classroom Level 2

    The Thinking Classroom Level 2 poster is Ralph Pirozzo's conceptual framework for creating a Thinking Classroom. It incorporates cooperative learning and thinking skills, with visual tools, Blooms Taxonomy and Multiple Intelligences to create a Thinking Classroom.

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    A$19.95
  3. 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
  4. Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core: 55 Words that Make or Break Student Understanding

    Students from preschool to year 12 can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with any standardised assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements and graphic organisers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. While this resource focuses on the US Common Core State Standards, it is a great resource for teachers to employ in teaching with the Australian Curriculum.

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    A$32.95
  5. Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

    The scientific curiosity of students is never stronger than in primary school, and teachers should always seek to nurture and encourage these questioning behaviours, rather than quash them. With Teaching Student to Think Like Scientists teachers will be fully prepared to enhance their science and literacy instruction, as well as address the new Australian Curriculum: Science and English content descriptions. Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists prepares students to examine decisions and ideas through scientific investigation and argumentation. Using the research-supported strategies of this book, teachers of science – or any other subject – will give students a rich and lasting understanding of the essential role of science in their daily lives and in the global community.

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    A$32.95
  6. People and Places in Our Neighbourhood

    People and Places in Our Neighbourhood is fully aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Geography for Years F–2. It contains more than 35 downloadable worksheets that cover every content description in the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand, making it an invaluable resource for busy teachers attempting to introduce effective geography instruction to the primary classroom. Using the exciting, hands-on activities in People and Places in Our Neighbourhood, your students will employ skills of observation and classification; begin to recognise and distinguish between the natural, managed and constructed features of places; explore the interconnections between places and people; learn about the links to Country/Place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and more!

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    A$39.95
  7. Brigance: Screens III Complete 0 Years to 6-11 Years Screen, Data Sheet and Manual Bundle

    This bundle contains: Brigance: Screens III: Screen 0-35 Months (CA14294),  Brigance: Screens III: Screen 3-5 Years (CA14296), Brigance: Screens III: Screen Foundation and Year One (CA14299), Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Infant (CA14301),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Toddler (CA14303),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 2-Year-Old (CA14305), Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 3-Year-Old (CA14309), Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 4-Year-Old (CA14311), Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 5-Year-Old (CA14313), Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Foundation (CA14315), Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet Year One (CA14317), Brigance: Screens III: Technical Report (CA14300) and Brigance: Screens III: Box of Materials (CA8651).

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    A$1,215.00
  8. Brigance: Screens III Bundle 3-5 Years

    The Brigance: Screens III Bundle 3-5 Years is designed to be used by all persons engaged in Early Childhood Education from 3-5 years. If used correctly, screens and assessments will produce valid results, enabling identification of a child’s developmental age and suggest appropriate interventions to help improve skills across a wide range of domains, ensuring all children are ‘school ready’. This bundle contains: Brigance: Screens III: Screen 3-5 Years (CA14296),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 3-Year-Old (CA14308),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 4-Year-Old (CA14310),  Brigance: Screens III: Data Sheet 5-Year-Old (CA14312) and Brigance: Screens III: Technical Report (CA14300).

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    A$475.00
  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$12.98

  12. Brigance: Screens III + IED III Complete Assessment Bundle 3-5 Years
    This bundle will allow screening of children from 3-5 years to determine their developmental age. Based on the results of the screen children can be assessed at a deeper level using the IED III. Interventions can then be introduced using the Readiness Activities. Once the interventions are complete, children can be re-screened to determine growth in developmental age and to ascertain if further interventions or referrals are required. Examples of persons who might use this kit include but are not limited to Maternal Health Nurses, Doctors, Paediatricians, Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers and Child Care workers. A degree in Psychology is not required to administer either the Screens III or the IED III. Learn More
    A$848.00

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