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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Weaving Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom

    Weaving Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom helps teachers to negotiate bringing online learning tools into a classroom environment. This user-friendly guide prepares students for meeting the challenges of the digital and online world, aims to create responsible digital citizens and develops 21st Century Skills. Learn how Web 2.0 tools can build web-based communities, with people working together using online word processors, spreadsheets and databases. Web 2.0 tools allow students to create information that was, in the past, done only by professionals. Students explore in a way that will engage them and create self-motivated users of 21st Century Tools.

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    A$40.00
  5. 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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    A$21.95
  6. Essentials for Principals: The School Leaders Guide to Special Education, Third Edition

    Special education is often a confusing and expensive consideration of running a school. You have IEPs and BIPs in place, but are they really working? Find a refresher on the key legal rights of students with disabilities along with methods for designing and implementing IEPs and BIPs that work, approaches to creating effective instruction and assessment practices, and opportunities for inclusion in the general education classroom.

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    A$21.95
  7. Differentiating by Student Learning Preferences: Strategies and Lesson Plans

    The purpose of this book is to present practical ways to recognise and celebrate difference and to provide a variety of experiences that can positively influence students. It recognises that students are different, and that we can use their strengths for personal development and to accomplish meaningful learning. Targeted at primary teachers, the book shows how to differentiate instruction based on students' individual learning preferences. It includes strategies and lesson plans for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners; analytical, practical and creative learners (known as the triarchic model); and the multiple intelligences.

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    A$35.95
  8. 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
  9. The School Leader's Guide to Social Media

    Social media has exploded into culture, including our schools, giving educators a unique opportunity to shape this phenomenon into a powerful tool for improving educational leadership practices. With real-world examples and practical tips, this essential guide shows school leaders how to address both the potential benefits and common concerns presented by social media. It is written in a clear, reader-friendly format, and covers important topics. This is a must-have resource for school leaders who want to stay current and provide the best possible educational environment for learning in the 21st century.

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    A$43.95
  10. iLearn iTeach Powerful Utilities for the iPad

    In today's world, laptop and desktop computers are becoming a thing of the past, and devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are quickly becoming the new way of keeping in touch with the world. With iLearn iTeach Powerful Utilities for iPad you will learn how to easily turn your tablet device into a multi-functional tool that has as much a place in the classroom as it does at home or in the office. Powerful Utilities for the iPad contains a comprehensive list of the most useful apps available from the iTunes Store, with each entry containing a link to the app, pricing information and a short description of what the app can do. Using these applications, you will be able to turn the iPad from a simple tablet into a complete productivity computer.

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    A$42.95
  11. 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
  12. Challenging Minds: Enrichment for Able Adolescents

    Would you like your students to be so enthusiastic about the tasks you set that they ask for more? Are you looking for teaching materials containing mind-stretching activities that are interdisciplinary, empower students, encourage independence and do all this with good-humoured grace? Challenging Minds is a collection of mind stretching challenges for able adolescents that offers all these things. Each of the fourteen activities involves the highest levels of thinking in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy: Analysing, Creating and/or Evaluating. Challenging Minds is the perfect enrichment course for able and advanced students, exposing them to cross-curricular, context-based activities. It's an ideal way to engage and stimulate your gifted students!

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    A$39.95

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