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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. 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Gifted Students in the School Context: An Introductory Guide for Educators

    This book is designed to help you better understand the specific learning needs of students with exceptional potential or who demonstrate abilities well beyond those of their peers - the gifted student. It aims to provide important information for teachers and leaders with limited knowledge or experience with gifted students. The book opens with changing views about what it means to be gifted, and goes on to explore a range of observable behaviours and characteristics. Gifted Students in the School Context argues that providing the appropriate level of challenge for gifted students does more than anything else in inspiring them to reach their true potential.

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    A$21.95

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