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  1. Why Our High Schools Need the Arts

    Why Our High Schools Need the Arts addresses the alarming dropout rate in secondary schools and presents a thoughtful, evidence-based argument that increasing arts education in the secondary school curriculum will keep kids in school. This resource features the compelling voices of teachers and their adolescent learners to demonstrate how courses in the arts are relevant and valuable to students who have otherwise become disenfranchised from school. The introduction to Why Our High Schools Need the Arts features a history of the performing arts in secondary schools, a background as to how the arts help children in the early stages of their cognitive development, as well as an overview of the chapters and content addressed in the text.

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    A$29.95
  2. Creative Lives Series: Musicians - Exploring Music Through the Study of Six Great Lives

     The clear, easy-to-use units encourage your students to develop their own natural curiosities and voyages into the unknown by first taking a look at the lives of these musicians. Suitable for years 2-6, this self-directed study unit introduces students to six famous composers - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Copland, Dame Nellie Melba and Peggy Glanville Hicks. Includes many music activities and a special chapter on women composers.

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    A$29.95
  3. Multicultural Music: Lyrics to Familiar Melodies and Native Songs

    Multicultural Music teaches children about eight unique places in the world: Africa, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and Poland. This book offers teachers an opportunity to promote cultural awareness.

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    A$39.95
  4. 100 Ways to Improve Teaching Using Your Voice and Music: Pathways to Accelerate Learning (Book only)

    100 Way to Improve Teaching Using Your Voice and Music is a great book for Teacher's professional development. Here's how to make your classroom presentations more interesting and increase your students' learning. You can enhance your students' and your own memory through voice and music. Through the multisensorial activities of this new book you can learn how to use music and voice for better teaching. Plus you'll have participation exercises, modeled lessons and musical selections.

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    A$10.00
  5. 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
  6. The Ultimate Book of Music for Learning

    In The Ultimate Book of Music For Learning, Rich Allen has compiled an exhaustive list of songs for every occasion! The book suggests some of the very best and most well-known songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, as well as suggestions on how to design and create your own Ultimate Book of Music.

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    A$24.95
  7. Teaching Ethics: Care, Think and Choose - A Curriculum-based Approach to Ethical Thinking

    Whenever a question arises that involves the choice between right or wrong, good or bad, our own or others’ well-being, it is an ethical issue. Teaching Ethics: Care, Think and Choose is the perfect guide to teaching your own students ethical thinking throughout the school curriculum, through the integration of ethical questions in the teaching of English, society and environment, drama and mathematics. Written by practising classroom teachers, it provides a wealth of practical classroom techniques and explanations of ethical strategies to use with all students.

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    A$24.95
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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