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  1. Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home and Community

    Today's students need broad skills to help them think creatively, work collaboratively and implement innovations in our complex and global society. These skills must be taught early to ensure success. In Nurturing Young Innovators, preschool-Year 5 teachers will learn how to engage families and communities in activities that create environments where creativity, innovation and collaboration are fostered and valued, and where technology is used to redefine learning and promote responsible risk-taking. Written by two education experts who are passionate about supporting early learners through effective uses of technology, this book is a singular source for learning how to encourage innovation and creativity in early learners so they can develop the skills they need to thrive.

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    A$39.95
  2. Starting Strong: Evidence-Based Early Literacy Practices

    Starting Strong shows teachers how to use four proven instructional approaches to improve their teaching practice in all areas of early literacy. Authors Katrin Blamey and Katherine Beauchat draw on their years of experience and early literacy expertise to guide you in figuring out what to teach and how to find the most instructionally sound method to teach it. With chapters on oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, word recognition, comprehension and writing skills, this comprehensive book explains each skill and provides research-based strategies for targeting each area. Starting Strong is an essential resource that any early literacy teacher of coach using a balanced literacy approach can use to build a solid foundation for their students.

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    A$39.95
  3. The Early Advantage 1 – Early Childhood Systems That Lead by Example: A Comparative Focus on International Early Childhood Education

    Learn how exemplary countries are dealing with the challenges and joys of advancing the development of their youngest citizens. In this book, Sharon Lynn Kagan and her contributors systematically examine how six diverse countries go about envisioning, designing and implementing their services to young children and their families. The Early Advantage 1 sheds light on new and exciting approaches to early childhood education and care (ECEC) that are contributing to the quality, equity, efficiency and sustainability of services for young children. Brimming with fresh insights, the text provides concrete examples of successfully implemented strategies and methods that warrant attention from other countries wishing to improve their early childhood services.

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    A$42.95
  4. Fun and Fundamental Maths for Young Children: Building a Strong Foundation in Preschool-Year 2

    This book focuses on the most important concepts and skills needed to provide early learners with a strong foundation in mathematics, in ways that are fun for both children and educators! For each mathematical concept, Marian Small provides sample activities and lessons, as well as guidance for using children's books, games, manipulatives and electronic devices. This resource also demonstrates how to differentiate instruction using tasks and questions designed to include all students. The text features her special brand of lucid explanation of difficult concepts, fresh and engaging teaching examples, troubleshooting tips and formative assessments. Fun and Fundamental Maths for Young Children can be used with any early childhood curriculum or as a stand-alone program in preschools.

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    A$39.95
  5. Making Every Primary Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Teaching and Learning

    Writing in the style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, primary teachers Jo Payne and Mel Scott share evidence-informed practice and gimmick-free advice for ensuring that every lesson makes a difference for young learners. Making Every Lesson Count is underpinned by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies from across the curriculum to develop a culture of growth and excellence with pupils. In an age of educational quick fixes and ever-moving goalposts, this precise and timely book will have a high impact on learning in the classroom: enabling pupils to leave primary school as confident, successful learners equipped with the skills and knowledge required of them.

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    A$37.95
  6. Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

    Written by two professional who have “been there and done that” with their own sons with ADHD, Raising Boys With ADHD empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond.  The book covers topics no often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and university. Filled with practical knowledge, resources and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

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    A$29.95
  7. Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years

    Messy Maths offers a rich resource of ideas that will inspire you to tap into the endless supply of patterns, textures, colours and quantities of the outdoors and deepen children's understanding of maths through hands-on experience. Being outside makes maths real. In the classroom environment, maths can seem disconnected from everyday reality. Messy Maths reimagines the outdoor space through a mathematical lens, providing a treasure trove of suggestions to empower you to blend outdoor learning into your teaching practice. It is not a "how to" guide, but rather an easy-to-use reference book replete with ready-to-use games and open-ended ideas designed to help children become confident and skilled in thinking about, using and exploring abstract mathematical concepts as all they play outside.

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    A$47.00
  8. Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors

    Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any primary school teacher to kickstart or further develop their outdoor practice. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do just that. It contains a wealth of ideas and activities which ensure you provide a broad range of engaging outdoor experiences for your students. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies: all you need to your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too!

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    A$47.00
  9. The Young Artist as Scientist: What Can Leonardo Teach Us?

    This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (Preschool-Year 3). Highlighting their many commonalities such as the processes involved in creative problem-solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children's ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills and developmentally appropriate skills.

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    A$42.95
  10. Guiding Principles for the New Early Childhood Professional: Building on Strength and Competence

    With growing evidence about the critical period of birth to age 5 for child development and learning, the imperative to professionalise the early childhood education workforce has never been greater. In this follow-up to A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Goliath, the authors share lessons learned from their work with thousands of practitioners. They focus on four Guiding Principles for leading change: the need to Respect diverse opinions, to seek Equity, and to acknowledge the field's Strengths while doing the hard work to enhance Competence. With a strategic emphasis on building professional communities, strengthening professional capital and working together to craft solutions, this resource presents a clearer vision of a unified future in early childhood care and education.

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    A$35.95
  11. Literacy Success for Emergent Bilinguals: Getting It Right in the PreK–2 Classroom
    This practical book will help early childhood teachers (preK-2) understand and respond to the multiple influences (school, home, and societal) that affect emergent bilingual children’s academic achievement. Chapters address incorporating first-language strengths, acquiring a second language, learning to read, building vocabulary, comprehending and thinking with text and language, helping children persevere, and more. Approaches for collaborating with families accompany each chapter. This book is designed to help teachers understand the underlying principles so they can modify, develop, and adjust their practice to be most effective for the emergent bilingual children they teach. It is a valuable resource for developing bilingual programs, teacher preparation, and professional development Learn More
    A$41.95

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