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  1. Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis

    Now you can challenge your students with the complexities of energy needs, supplies and policies. As part of the Our Only Earth series for Years 7-10, this revised Australian edition of Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis informs students about the energy issues facing the world now and in the future, then empowers them to take action. Through fact cards, activities and journals designed to get students thinking about social and environmental sustainability, each book based on the integrated Our Only Earth framework explores real-life geographical issues and suggests possible solutions. As of 2014, the series has been updated to show correlations to the Australian Curriculum, both specifically within the subject of geography and generally across all learning areas.

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    A$31.00
  2. 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
  3. STARS Plus Level G

    Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. This ten-level series is also designed for students in years P to 8. The STARS Plus Series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master in order to achieve reading success. Each STARS Plus Student Book contains: strategy lessons, one lesson for each reading strategy; review lessons after every two strategy lessons; and a final review that covers all the strategies.

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    Starting at A$12.95

  4. Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World Workbook, Revised Edition

    If you’ve spent part of your life – or most of your life – struggling to get by in the world, the idea of actually getting ahead might seem out of reach. But even if your story has been filled with barriers, vanishing opportunities and setbacks, the next chapter can change all that. Yes, you have to write it, but you don’t have to do it alone. Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World takes you step by step through a discovery of yourself like no other. It’s not just about how you got where you are now. It’s also about what comes next to build the life you want. Plus, this workbook helps you develop relationships with people who will support you all along the way. This next chapter of your life isn’t about what others want. It’s about what you want – and taking charge of your life to build your future story.

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    A$20.00
  5. Facilitator Notes for Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World

    If you've spent part - or most - of your life struggling to get by in the world, the idea of actually getting ahead might seem out of reach. But even if your story has been filled with barriers, vanishing opportunities and setbacks, the next chapter can change all that. Yes, you have to write it, but you don't have to do it alone. Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World takes you step by step through a discovery of yourself like no other. It's not just about how you got where you are now. It's also about what comes next to build the life you want. Plus, this workbook helps you develop relationships with people who will support you all along the way. Facilitator notes include everything you need to successfully run Getting Ahead workshops in Australia.

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    A$20.00
  6. From Understanding Poverty to Developing Human Capacity

    How does poverty impact student learning, achievement and access to resources? What unique challenges does poverty pose for educators, communities and employers? Answering those questions and creating solutions to address them has been Dr Ruby Payne’s focus for nearly 20 years. From Understanding Poverty to Developing Human Capacity details how schools, churches, courts, businesses and communities can build resources for people in poverty. With 10 articles written by Dr Payne, along with two co-written with her colleague Philip DeVol, these writings cover the gamut of Dr Payne’s efforts in dealing with poverty-related issues.

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    A$19.95
  7. STARS PLUS Series G Student Book Set of 5

    Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. This ten-level series is also designed for students in years P to 8. The STARS Plus Series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master in order to achieve reading success. Each STARS Plus Student Book contains: 12 strategy lessons, one lesson for each reading strategy; review lessons after every three strategy lessons; and a final review that covers all the strategies. These new, updated editions expand on the research-proven success of the earlier series to make boosting your students' reading comprehension with targeted instruction in the core strategies even easier.

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    A$100.00
  8. Teaching Play to Children with Autism: Practical Interventions using Identiplay

    The Identiplay intervention helps children on the autistic spectrum, and those with specific communication disorders, learn to play. Through the use of play scripts the approach promotes the development of social skills, understanding, imagination and exploration. By learning these skills the young person can enjoy reciprocal play with an adult or peer. Supported by case studies the theory behind the approach is fully outlined and scripts are provided for instant use in a number of settings.

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    A$49.95
  9. Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World

    Innovation is an essential skill that 21st century learners must develop for future success. In Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World describes how educators can harness innovation to foster students' thinking and doing. These techniques are illustrated by weaving together myriad real-life examples of schools, businesses and social entrepreneurs using innovation to thrive in the 21st century. Using this resource you will: understand why innovation is an essential skill for 21st century learners' success; explore the diverse ways innovation can be implemented within standards-based instruction; and assess your innovation profile to empower yourself and your students.

     

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    A$29.95
  10. Essentials for Principals: Creating Physical & Emotional Security in Schools, Second Edition

    Creating Physical & Emotional Security in Schools provides P–8 principals with practical, research-based methods for developing a safe and supportive school environment – a caring learning community of students, staff members and other stakeholders. Readers will learn how to: create a positive and welcoming school building; develop schoolwide conflict-management strategies for problem solving and conflict resolution; establish an effective schoolwide policy for behaviour and discipline that focuses on teaching behavioural expectations and using reinforcement and positive rewards; address and prevent bullying, including cyberbullying; encourage student initiative and resilience, and more.

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    A$21.95
  11. Building Classroom Communities: Strategies for Developing a Culture of Caring

    Building Classroom Communities: Strategies for Developing a Culture of Caring brings theory and practice together to guide you in creating a unified and caring classroom where all students feel a sense of belonging. Developed from the author's experiences in a variety of school settings, Building Classroom Communities provides specific strategies for: creating emotionally safe classrooms; encouraging honour and respect; facilitating a sense of interdependence and generosity; and teaching empathy as a primary social skill. Use Building Classroom Communities: Strategies for Developing a Culture of Caring to create a sense of belonging and meaning in your classroom.

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    A$24.95
  12. Learning How to Learn Through Homework

    Learning How to Learn Through Homework presents a program focused on teaching young people how to study and learn. The program's central element is teaching individuals how to be effective at self-regulated learning. In this context, learning strategies and mathematics subject matter effect positive long-term changes in the areas of motivation and self-confidence. The program's ability to achieve these effects has been documented by accompanying studies conducted according to rigorous standards of scientific inquiry. The training program can be carried out both by teachers during instruction or by parents at home. Appropriate for younger children in gifted education, as well as for children in middle primary years and those students with remedial mathematical needs.

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    A$35.95

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