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  1. Humane Teaching (US Version)

    This user-friendly book answers all these questions. It helps you understand the environmental, psychological and physiological factors that make students pay attention to, think about and remember new information. Drawing from the scientific proven premise that students cannot take in new information if they are bored, distracted or uncomfortable, the authors offer nine practical strategies to get your class to engage with the content.

     

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    A$17.95
  2. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE (SupaPak)

    Word Works has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. This kit includes a kit folder, resource guide, workcard, poster and DVD that leads teachers step-by-step through their resource guides.

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    A$150.00
  3. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE

    Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area.

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    Regular Price A$24.95 Sale Price A$12.48
  4. Crossing the Vocabulary Bridge: Differentiated Strategies for Diverse Secondary Classrooms

    Knowing how the brain works is integral to the modern teaching environment, and is the main focus of Crossing the Vocabulary Bridge: Differentiated Strategies for Diverse Secondary Classrooms. By knowing how students retain what they learn, teachers can alter their methods to ensure maximum retention and recall. Resources include filled-in samples of student work that provide evidence of what is possible, teacher-to-teacher voices highlighting successful applications in secondary classrooms, teaching tips to accompany every strategy and templates for vocabulary-building student artefacts. By using the strategies contained within Crossing the Vocabulary Bridge, teachers can use what students already know to enhance their base of knowledge and maximise learning potential.

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    A$32.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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    Regular Price A$21.95 Sale Price A$10.98
  9. 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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  10. School Improvement for the Next Generation

    To ignite positive change, educators must adopt next-generation processes. This book expands the planning, implementation and monitoring framework of first-generation school improvement into a focused cycle that combines collaboration, accountability, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The results of this next-generation process are lasting gains in student achievement and systemic changes in educational practices. The authors: Explain the fundamental shifts in thinking and practice of school improvement; Include concrete examples from schools; Provide specific strategies and best practices; Emphasise the importance of improving both teaching and learning; and Focus on the importance of leadership in school improvement.

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    Regular Price A$32.95 Sale Price A$16.48
  11. 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
  12. 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

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