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  1. Teaching 21st Century Skills: An ASCD Action Tool

    The 21st century has ushered in game-changing technological advances that have transformed the way we learn, live and work. New technologies, global competition and communication, social networking, and the accelerated growth of knowledge have given rise to an increasingly interconnected world that calls for different learning opportunities and newly designed instruction. As educators, how can we prepare students to succeed and thrive in this rapidly evolving, technology-rich, global community? This action tool defines the skills and knowledge that students need for the 21st century and provides tools that you can use with any content to help teach and reinforce those skills.

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    A$69.00
  2. 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
  3. Making the Most of Moodle

    Moodle is an open source online learning management system that allows teachers to create content that can be accessed online by their students. Many educators are using online tools to enhance the learning environment in their classroom. Moodle is a great solution for getting your classes into an online learning environment that you can design and modify. This book is designed to get you up and running with the options that best suit your classroom situation. Educators in all areas will find resources on how to manage their course and take advantage of all that Moodle has to offer. Making the Most of Moodle features resources with examples, suggested classroom activities, gradebook options, step-by-step instructions, helpful tips and more!

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    A$40.00
  4. Working WITH Parents

    Parents are always both the blessing and the bane of a school, from the teachers to the administrators. The lines of communication are often fraught with miscues, misunderstandings and missteps. But both the school and the parent are working for what they feel is best of the student. Ruby Payne, in Working WITH Parents: Building Relationships for Student Success, has created a handy educator tool that reviews the basics of successful communication, the emphasis is on working with parents from poverty and parents of wealth. Payne includes not only practical and easy-to-use tips and tricks, she also presents case studies that challenge the readers to interpret and respond to scenarios to practise her suggestions.

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    A$10.00
  5. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: From Note Taking to Notemaking

    Making good notes is essential to academic success, and research shows that note-savvy students significantly and consistently outperform their peers in school. This resource has everything a teacher needs to master the strategy of notemaking, in turn strengthening their students' learning.

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    A$24.95
  6. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Questioning Styles and Strategies
    Questioning Styles and Strategies has everything a teacher needs to master effective questioning in their classroom. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area. Over four sessions, teachers will learn about the research and principles behind effective questioning; the four research-based questioning tools; how to design and deliver question-rich lessons and units, and how to analyse student work and other classroom artefacts to improve instructional decision making.

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    A$24.95
  7. Humane Teaching (US Version)

    This user-friendly book answers all these questions. It helps you understand the environmental, psychological and physiological factors that make students pay attention to, think about and remember new information. Drawing from the scientific proven premise that students cannot take in new information if they are bored, distracted or uncomfortable, the authors offer nine practical strategies to get your class to engage with the content.

     

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    A$17.95
  8. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE (SupaPak)

    Word Works has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. This kit includes a kit folder, resource guide, workcard, poster and DVD that leads teachers step-by-step through their resource guides.

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    A$150.00
  9. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE

    Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area.

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    A$24.95
  10. Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age

    Why is it so critical that school leaders embrace social media? And when they're ready to start, what's the best first step? Here’s everything you need to know to begin building a social media platform that nurtures relationships and garners support from your key stakeholders, including step-by-step instructions on how to use three of today's most popular tools for social media: Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.

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    A$21.95
  11. The Last Frontier: Tackling the Grading Dilemma DVD

    Ken O'Connor is an independent consultant who specialises in issues related to the communication of student achievement, especially grading and reporting. In this video presentation, Ken submits that traditionally, grading encourages competition rather than collaboration and results. In order to get grades that are accurate, meaningful, consistent and supportive of learning, he outlines eight fundamental grading guidelines that will move traditional grades to standards-based. He also details how to implement them and support your staff as they change their attitudes and approaches toward grading - particularly in the middle years and secondary school. Includes 99 minute-DVD with presentation and accompanying CD-ROM with presentation handouts and supporting resources.

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    A$150.00
  12. No Disposable Kids

    Educational literature is replete with evidence that the most effective educators are those who treat students respectfully. Yet current systems rely greatly on punishment and coercive strategies. At a time when many are pessimistic about problems facing youth, the authors contend that schools and communities can help all children thrive and succeed. No Disposable Kids challenges the notion of any child being 'too far gone' to be helped. The authors provide insight into the world of these youths by sharing strategies drawn from the best resiliency models and their success with actual cases. By reframing rebellious acts as signs of resilience, the authors uncover the natural self-righting tendencies of youths who face adverse circumstances.

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    A$25.95

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