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  1. Think Rather of Zebra: Dealing with Aspects of Poverty Through Story

    Think Rather of Zebra is a collection of insightful short stories adapted from more than 40 classic and modern folktales, reset in an urban neighbourhood. Stailey's two main characters, Pete and Carlos, tell stories and adventures from their poor neighbourhood through which the reader learns about the "hidden rules" of economic class. Each chapter relates to a section in A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr Ruby Payne, along with her questions to be used for discussion. The books is useful for understanding people from different economic classes, and builds mutual respect for the skills that arise naturally from each economic environment.

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    A$20.00
  2. 180 Icebreakers to Strengthen Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

    Pique your students' interest with these 180 icebreakers for all ages to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each activity includes  an intriguing fact, a point to ponder, and a project to pursue. Incorporating William's and Bloom's taxonomies, the 'icebreakers' address each of the intelligences and the six levels of thinking. These activities will promote independent thinking and will assist students to succeed in school and life.

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    A$32.95
  3. 50 Cooperative Learning Activities

    This book has been designed specifically to engage and motivate primary and secondary school students to think 'outside the box', to create new ideas and to have fun while learning. These activities can be incorporated into the 48-grid matrix which integrates Bloom's Taxonomy and Multiple Intelligences. In this way, we will provide for the thinking skills and learning styles of our students. These 50 Cooperative Learning Activities will be useful to you as you continue to provide the most engaging, exciting and challenging learning environment for all your students.

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    A$39.95
  4. The New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Second Edition

    Marzano's Taxonomy is a must-have resource for all directors of curriculum and instruction, directors of staff development, principals and teachers. Developed by Robert J. Marzano and John S. Kendall, internationally recognised experts in the development and improvement of standards for education, this field-tested and proven reference contains the most current research on the nature of knowledge and cognition and a reflection of the movement to standards-based education. Based on three domains of knowledge and six levels of processing, this essential guide offers specific applications for designing and classifying educational objectives, creating assessments, redesigning learning standards, formulating curriculum and outlining a thinking-skills curriculum.

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    A$59.95
  5. 101 Brain-Based Instructional Strategies

    Teaching has become more and more demanding. With the pressures both teachers and students feel, the joy of learning is often sacrificed.

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    A$39.95
  6. Where Thinking and Learning Meet + CD

    If it is our goal to see an increase in student levels of engagement, an improvement in student performance standards and learners skilled, then we have to rethink what our instruction. In Where Thinking and Learning Meet, Lane Clark challenges our individual and systemic educational beliefs and practices.

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    A$69.95
  7. Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis

    Now you can challenge your students with the complexities of energy needs, supplies and policies. As part of the Our Only Earth series for Years 7-10, this revised Australian edition of Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis informs students about the energy issues facing the world now and in the future, then empowers them to take action. Through fact cards, activities and journals designed to get students thinking about social and environmental sustainability, each book based on the integrated Our Only Earth framework explores real-life geographical issues and suggests possible solutions. As of 2014, the series has been updated to show correlations to the Australian Curriculum, both specifically within the subject of geography and generally across all learning areas.

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    A$31.00
  8. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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  9. Hands-On Science Series: Simple Machines, Years 7-10

    With Hands-On Science: Simple Machines, students will investigate the concepts of force, work, power, efficiency and mechanical advantage. They will experience how simple machines, such as ramps, wedges, levers, pulleys and gears, operate. Engage their minds as they observe, investigate and examine the wonders of simple machines with these hands-on lessons! Simple Machines provides low-cost activities that increase conceptual understanding. With this resource, you get 17 hands-on activities in which students manipulate equipment, interpret data, evaluate experimental design and apply scientific methods and rich, engaging projects that correlate with Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions for Years 7-10, that are easily integrated into any physical science or physics classroom.

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    A$29.95
  10. The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

    The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units offers instructional modules on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design (UbD), the "backward design" approach used by thousands of educators to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. The eight modules are organised around the UbD Template Version 2.0 and feature components similar to what is typically provided in a UbD design workshop, including: Discussion and explanation of key ideas in the module; Guiding exercises, worksheets and design tips.

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    A$29.95
  11. 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
  12. The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units New
    The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units

    This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision. The guide builds upon its companion and predecessor, The Understanding By Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units and is intended for use by individuals or groups in K–16 education who want to further develop their skills in UbD. Users can work through the modules in order or pick and choose, depending on their interests and needs.

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    A$32.95

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