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  1. A Little Bit of Everything Book (For the Relief Teacher) - Lower Primary K-2

    A Little Bit of Everything Book is designed for emergency teachers. The book includes teacher written activity sheets covering all areas of study for lower primary school students.

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    A$39.95
  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. Integrating Thinking in Ancient and Medieval History

    This book includes activities based on Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Bloom's Taxonomy of thinking skills. Featuring content specifically tailored to the Australian curriculum, these high-interest activities are fresh, original and of relevance to contemporary students.

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    A$39.95
  4. Basic Not Boring Series: Middle Years Book of Social Studies Tests

    This is a book of social studies tests for middle year students. It will provide teachers with tools for keeping track of how students are mastering basic skills. It's everything you've wanted in a group of ready-made assessments. The tests cover all the basic skill areas for social studies. There are tests within five areas: world understandings, geography, map skills, world history and Australian history. In convenient and manageable sizes, each test covers skill areas such as economics, ancient world history or human geography. The tests are student-friendly and the students will be surprised that they are tests at all.

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    A$49.95
  5. Digital Daily Warm-Ups: Social Studies Series

    The Digital Daily Warm-Ups series is a wonderful way to turn extra classroom minutes into valuable learning time. The brief activities allow students to apply problem-solving skills that are relevant to their lives, such as calculating the probability of picking a purple jellybean out of a jar of jellybeans, making a pie graph to display the makeup of Earth's atmosphere, or using known information to estimate unknown information.The warm-ups include an assortment of problems requiring varying degrees of prior knowledge. They vary in level of difficulty and the amount of time it will take students to solve them. Make them into laminated cards for student use, or you may want to use the activities as a test on the problem-solving skills that are built and acquired over time.

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    Starting at A$35.95

  6. Digital Daily Warm-Ups: World Cultures Level 2 – Years 9–12

    Digital Daily Warm-Ups: World Cultures Level 2 – Years 9–12 contains 180 quick activities that allow students to practise and review their knowledge of world cultures. These activities can be used as a check on knowledge and skills that are built and acquired over time, or to develop students' research skills using research books, almanacs, atlases and the internet. Using these Daily Warm-Ups, students will examine topics including transmission of culture (proverbs, myths, customs); language and literature; important historic events; people of note; the arts; how geography affects culture; and the idea of cultures coming into contact or conflict with others, as well as many other aspects of human variation throughout the world.

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    A$35.95
  7. Digital Daily Warm-Ups: World Geography & Cultures Level 2 - Years 9-12

    Digital Daily Warm-Ups: World Geography & Cultures Level 2 – Years 9–12 contains 180 quick activities that allow students to practise and review geographical and cultural knowledge and skills. The activities can be used as a check on skills that are built and acquired over time, or they can help to develop students' research skills using research books, almanacs, atlases and the Internet. Using these Daily Warm-Ups, students will identify countries, cities and natural landmarks, and the effects that their geography has on them. Activities also cover the different cultures that originate in these different areas, touching on languages, cuisine and other aspects of human difference across the world.

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    A$35.95
  8. Digital Daily Warm-Ups: World Religions Level 2 – Years 9–12

    Using the quick warm-up activities presented in Digital Daily Warm-Ups: World Religions Level 2 – Years 9–12, students will examine the six most prominent world religions, becoming familiar with their beliefs, customs, founders, prophets and texts. The activities in this book encourage students to explore the history and customs of Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, presenting the diverse spiritual and philosophical beliefs that distinguish each religion. By teaching the important aspects of all major world religions, Digital Daily Warm-Ups: World Religions Level 2 – Years 9–12 asks students to reflect on their own lives and respond to ethical questions and dilemmas. You may want to use the activities as revision or to promote critical-thinking skills.

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    A$35.95
  9. 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
  10. Teaching for Thinking Today

    Selma Wassermann takes a step forward from Louis Raths's seminal work and uses new data from her extensive fieldwork to provide a wealth of innovative classroom strategies that will enable students to grasp the big ideas across virtually all curriculum areas and apply this knowledge to problem solving. This practical book: provides the theoretical framework, tools and teaching strategies to implement teaching-for-thinking programs in P-8 classrooms; offers applications for classroom implementation in the key curriculum areas of science, maths, English, social studies, computer studies, art and music; and demonstrates how the standard classroom curriculum can be tweaked to emphasise higher-order cognitive skills.

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    A$27.95
  11. Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

    Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out – or even drop out – Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage P–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessment, and demonstrate how to create a “TPT-conducive classroom.”

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    A$28.95
  12. 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

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