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  1. Emotion-Friendly Teaching: Accelerating Social-Emotional Learning

    Become an emotion-friendly teacher! Apply powerful new research and theory in the field of emotion to transform your classroom. Teach with emotion as part of every lesson. Elicit the ten most important positive emotions. Master the revolutionary Kagan emotion wheel to help students understand and manage their emotions. Boost students’ EQ as you teach: students acquire self-knowledge, self-control, self-motivation, empathy and relationship skills. And do it all with easy-to-learn, easy-to-use proven Kagan structures. Transform cutting edge research into practical activities to release the power of emotion-friendly teaching.

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    A$59.00
  2. Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Strategies for Early Childhood Educators

    Conflict is natural and normal. But that doesn’t make it comfortable, easy or simple to fix. Finding your way through conflict provides engaging, real-life conflict scenarios to help early childhood educators learn how to engage in and resolve conflict productively to improve work relationships and create a more equitable community for children. With decades of experience in early childhood education programs and conflict resolution, the authors guide educators in developing agency and confidence in conflict. To do that, they equip you with a set of tools, concrete actions, reflective exercises and practical steps to take within conflict and a set of critical stances, attitudes and perspectives that are necessary to cultivate in order to use the tools effectively.

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    A$39.95
  3. Joyful Math: Invitations to Play and Explore in the Early Childhood Classroom

    In Deanna Pecaski McLennan’s kindergarten classroom, maths isn’t limited to a specific block of time. It’s built into the environment and inseparable from everything her young students do. All of the maths is infused with a sense of exploration, wonder and joy. Deanna’s book, Joyful math, is about creating invitations for young children to engage with maths ideas through art, literacy and outdoor play. She focuses on building spaces in early childhood classrooms where children see themselves as mathematical thinkers with valuable ideas from the very start. Supported by her experiences exploring maths with young children, Deanna’s methods will inspire educators to be curious about maths, take risks, try different approaches, observe carefully and collaborate with children as co-learners.

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    A$34.95
  4. What About Us?: The PLC at Work® Process for Grades PreK–2 Teams

    Early childhood learning is a critical launchpad for every student’s social, emotional and academic growth. So it is crucial that schools that operate as professional learning communities (PLCs) include early childhood teacher teams in the PLC process. In What about us? The PLC at Work® process for grades preK–2 teams, teachers will discover how to achieve the full potential of preK–2 classrooms. Authors Diane Kerr, Tracey A Hulen, Jacqueline Heller and Brian K Butler share proven best practices for establishing a guaranteed and viable curriculum, engaging in collective inquiry and job-embedded professional development, and planning high-quality instruction.

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    A$49.95
  5. Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades PreK–2

    Mathematics unit planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades preK–2 provides prekindergarten to grade 2 teachers with a seven-step framework for collectively planning units of study. The authors help teams identify what students need to know by the end of each unit and how teachers can build student efficacy. They advocate using the Professional Learning Community at Work (PLC) process to increase mathematics achievement and give students more equitable learning experiences. The authors share tools and protocols for effectively performing collaborative tasks, such as unwrapping standards, generating unit calendars, determining academic vocabulary and rigorous lessons, utilising and sharing self-reflections and designing robust units of instruction. 

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    A$39.95
  6. I Is for Inquiry: An Illustrated ABC of Inquiry-Based Instruction for Elementary Teachers and Schools

    I is for inquiry takes a unique approach to helping teachers in the primary grades create lessons and sustain inquiry in their classrooms. This colourful, illustrated alphabet book explores twenty-six (including X and Z) key ideas and skills in inquiry-based teaching and learning, such as collaboration, dialogue, evidence, hypothesis and scaffolding. Each short chapter summarises one inquiry element that can be built into students’ experiences using straightforward language, a classroom vignette, suggestions for using the concept and selected references and related internet-based resources. Teachers are busy people, especially early in their careers, and this book will be a familiar and fun resource as they are building self-confidence about teaching through inquiry.

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    A$39.95
  7. Classbuilding: Cooperative Learning Structures

    Create a caring and cooperative class through energising classbuilding activities! This bestseller includes step-by-step instructions, hints, variations, and hundreds of activities and ready-to-use blackline worksheets for each of ten favourite cooperative classbuilding structures, including mix-n-match, stir-the-class and who am I? This book is a must for primary and secondary teachers. Students are quickly and immediately energised, ready to tackle any curriculum. If you want to promote a positive class atmosphere with fun and easy activities, this is the source!

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    A$42.00
  8. Teambuilding: Cooperative Learning Structures

    When students have the desire and ability to work together as a team, something magical happens. Together everyone achieves more! Students like working together, academic achievement goes up, and discipline problems become a thing of the past. This book includes step-by-step instructions, hints, variations, and over 100 teambuilding activities and ready-to-use blackline masters for each of the fourteen favourite teambuilding structures, including find the fib, team interview and same-different. Promote a positive class and team atmosphere in your classroom and watch as your students work together in harmony.

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    A$42.00
  9. Kagan Cooperative Learning

    This classic, bestselling book on cooperative learning started a revolution in education. It’s the book that introduced the world to numbered heads together, three-step interview, roundtable and dozens of Kagan cooperative learning structures. The structures are simple to use as part of any lesson yet produce unparalleled student gains. Thousands of teachers, schools and districts worldwide use Kagan cooperative learning to boost academic achievement, close the achievement gap, improve student relations, promote thinking skills and create a more kind and caring school community. Now, with this totally new, expanded edition, it is easier than ever to unlock the doors to cooperative learning success!

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    A$50.00
  10. Silly Sports and Goofy Games

    In a matter of moments you can convert any class into a focused, high-energy community. Boost energy. Boost achievement. Release joy with the world’s most comprehensive collection of indoor and outdoor sport and game activities. Includes over 200 step-by-step, fun and involving sports and games in nine categories: terrific tag, happy helpers, beautiful balances, creative coordination, meaningful movements, crazy challenges, ridiculous relays, silly sports and goofy games. Games guarantee success in classroom energising, character building, and stretching bodily and kinaesthetic intelligence. This wonderful collection of games shows how to use playground and classroom activities to build the cooperative skills and community feeling so crucial to character development and sorely missing in much of our society.

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    A$45.00
  11. Hands-On STEAM Explorations for Young Learners: Problem-Based Investigations for Preschool to Second Grade

    Hands-on STEAM explorations for young learners uses popular children’s nursery rhymes to explore STEAM concepts through minds-on, hands-on investigations. Children ages 4–8 and their teachers will love this twist on familiar nursery rhymes. Children will enjoy problem-solving and tinkering as they discover and explore. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep insists that she hides more colours in the drawn lines of her black wool. Test to find out if it is possible for black to be more than one colour. How might you make Old King Cole’s fiddle using cardboard boxes and rubber bands? Teachers will appreciate the easy-to-follow layout, connections to advanced learning and easy-to-access materials in each investigation. Innovation, wonder and fun are at the heart of each of these explorations.

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    A$34.95
  12. Success for Our Youngest Learners: Embracing the PLC at Work® Process at the Early Childhood Level

    In Success for our youngest learners: Embracing the PLC at Work® process at the early childhood level, author Barbara W Cirigliano provides guidance for preK educators seeking to improve their schools with the Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work process. She details how the foundational ideas and concepts of a successful PLC can work for teachers of young children. Embracing the PLC process at the early childhood level gives teachers invaluable tools to drive dramatic improvement and ensure that all students receive the best possible start to their education.

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    A$34.95

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