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  1. Your High-Performance Guide to Study and Learning: 20 Key Habits for Getting the Most Out of Your Study Time

    Authored by secondary school teacher Scott Francis, with additional insights from Associate Professor Michael Nagel, Your high-performance guide to study and learning will guide you through 20 key practical strategies to get the most out of the time you spend studying. You will explore mindset and attitudes, planning and routines, high-impact study techniques and brain-based learning strategies, but you will also look beyond conventional understandings of study to explore the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude on academic results. Whether you are looking to adopt a few new habits or overhaul your whole study philosophy, this easy-to-read and accessible resource will help you to actively participate in your learning experiences and dominate your study. 

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    A$31.95
  2. Educating and Raising Boys

    Modern education is failing our boys. Educating and raising boys challenges society’s war on boys and boyishness and encourages educators and parents to expand their understanding of the male brain to better support the boys in their lives. By examining the behaviour of boys from a neuroscientific standpoint and how the hardwiring in their brains influences the way they learn, author Michael Nagel challenges readers to reassess how we currently engage with boys physically, academically, emotionally and spiritually. Rather than expect boys to change, readers will learn how to best adapt their own behaviour to ensure they are allowing boys to flourish.

     

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    A$39.95
  3. Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary: A Comprehensive Framework for Elementary Instruction

    Organising terms into semantic clusters and subject areas, Dr Robert J Marzano creates a powerful and unique framework to ensure students develop a strong foundation for literacy development and academic achievement.

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    A$54.95
  4. Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships

    In Riding the wave, Jeremy S Adams discusses how constant change and reform characterise twenty-first-century teaching and delivers strategies to help you navigate that change and strengthen your key relationships.

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    A$39.95
  5. Breathe, Stretch, Write: Learning to Write With Everything You've Got

    The creative exercises in this innovative book use simple movements and yoga principles to boost children’s creativity as they write and play with words and ideas. Designed to spark imagination and enhance creativity, the guided exercises and fun-filled suggestions in this remarkable book integrate elements of writing with body awareness and physical fitness to create a safe and joyful learning experience. The book is based on workshops the author has led for more than twenty years: workshops that focus on exercises and creative prompts that integrate mind, body and spirit. This friendly guide has evolved from the author’s own experience as a writer and teacher who marvelled at how yoga and movement affected the flow of her creative work and the clarity of her writing.

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    A$29.95
  6. Thinking Protocols for Learning

    Thinking protocols for learning empowers readers to implement deliberate practice and intentional application of protocols and provides strategies for the promotion of different types of thinking. These are not time fillers or isolated activities; they integrate instruction for crucial skills into the existing curriculum for more effective engagement. Educators often struggle to find a resource that addresses all of the key types of thinking. This book is a response to that need, drawing on and concisely synthesising ideas and approaches from many different areas and authors. Thinking protocols for learning is an essential resource that gives educators the tools to prepare students for the future.

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    A$44.95
  7. Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation

    Searching for the golden ticket to teaching and learning? You won’t find one here - you’ll find many. You’ll find the right one for you. A one-size-fits-all approach to teaching doesn’t work. Empowering students through personalised learning does. Far from being another teaching fad, empowering students through personalised learning can increase equity, encourage self-directed learning and improve outcomes for all students. Inspiring student empowerment shows you how to out this vision into practice with strategies, frameworks, examples, suggestions, templates and tools. Each chapter has discussion questions and a link to a video where the author shares more information for reflection and further exploration.

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    A$44.95
  8. Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn

    In Rough draft math, Mandy shares the power of infusing mathematics class with the spirit of revision so that students feel comfortable thinking aloud as they talk to learn through problem-solving, rather than talking only to perform right answers. In the process, a class of students becomes a community of mathematical thinkers and teachers gain access into their students’ ideas and understandings. Inside you’ll find the following: an exploration of what the idea of revision could mean for mathematics teaching and learning; classroom vignettes to see rough draft mathematics in action; specific teaching techniques to encourage and practice rough draft thinking; voices of teachers and students in rough draft classrooms; Mandy’s reflections about her own teaching as a work in progress.

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    A$44.95
  9. Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before Explain

    Instructional sequence matters, grades 3–5 is a one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine how you teach science in elementary school. The book discusses two popular approaches for structuring your lessons: POE and 5E. It also shows how simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities will help young students construct firsthand knowledge, while allowing you to put the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice. Instructional sequence matters will give you both the rationale and the real-life examples to restructure the hands-on approaches you are now using. The result will be a sequence for science instruction that promotes long-lasting understanding for your third-, fourth-, or fifth-grade students.

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    A$39.95
  10. Making Sense of Science and Religion: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

    The authors of Making sense of science and religion believe that addressing interactions between science and religion is part of all science educators’ collective job - and that this is the book that will help you facilitate discussion when the topic of religion comes up. Designed for teachers at all grade levels, the book will help you anticipate and respond to students’ questions - and help students maintain their religious beliefs even as you delve into topics such as evolution, geochronology, genetics, the origin of the universe and climate change.

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    A$39.95
  11. Affirming Disability: Strengths-Based Portraits of Culturally Diverse Families

    Providing both a theoretical framework and practical strategies, this resource will help teachers, counsellors and related service providers develop understanding and empathy to improve outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with disabilities. The text features narrative portraits of six immigrant families and their children with disabilities, including their cultural histories and personal perspectives regarding assessment, diagnosis, Individualised Education Program (IEP) meetings and other instances in which families engaged with the special education process. Using guiding questions for reflection and ‘Talk Back’ comments from pre-service students throughout the text, readers are encouraged to reflect on their own positionality and to develop understanding.

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    A$39.95
  12. Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom

    Rev up robotics shows educators how to begin incorporating robotics in tandem with computational thinking into content area lessons or electives. Part 1 covers the basics, defining robotics and sharing real-world applications along with how to teach foundational skills for computational thinking and computer science. Part 2 shows robotics in practice within the context of content areas and features lesson plans mapped to academic and technology standards, including the ISTE Standards and the Computer Science Teacher Association Standards. Part 3 offers advice on pedagogy and teaching strategies backed by research from the learning sciences, and shares approaches to teaching robotics using project-based learning or as part of after-school clubs or robotics competitions.

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    A$39.95

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