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  1. A Head Start on Life Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    This book nurtures a lifelog love of science in children – and helps them find joy while doing it. Rather than teaching science facts to 3- to 7-year-olds, you can use the 24 inquiry-based activities in this book to prompt children to make discoveries on their own. A Head Start on Life Science follows up on the popular A Head Start on Science. The new book lets you generate greater interest in life science, offer related learning opportunities, extend beyond the classroom and use the material easily and in a variety of settings. All lessons include lists of learning objectives and required materials, plus relevant background to help you prepare. You can use them in preschools, primary schools, information science settings and home schools.

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    A$35.95
  2. 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
  3. Start Young! Early Childhood Science Activities

    If you work with young children, you know how eager they are to see, smell, hear and touch the world around them. Encourage that natural curiosity while laying a foundation for a lifetime of learning about science. Start Young! is a resource that will help you start them off right.

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    A$19.95
  4. Science Learning in the Early Years: Activities for Early Learning–2

    Science Learning in the Early Years offers both classroom ideas and an understanding of how to use them effectively. Ashbrook emphasises important science concepts in 40-plus activities that are clearly presented and developmentally appropriate, connect to the Australian Curriculum: Science and highlight safety concerns.

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    A$45.95
  5. A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    For the littlest scientists, the whole wide world can be a laboratory for learning. Nurture their natural curiosity with this treasury of 89 hands-on science activities specifically designed for children ages 3-7. The activities are grouped into seven stimulating topic areas: the senses, weather, physical science, creepy-crawlies, water and water mixtures, seeds, and nature walks. Because the activities have been field-tested by more than a thousand teachers over ten years, you'll find this collection unusually easy to use in a variety of settings, including primary schools, preschool programs and day care. In addition to clear background and a master materials list, you get step-by-step procedures and comments and questions to pose to children.

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    A$45.95
  6. Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom

    This book is a must if you're looking for creative experiences to engage your youngest students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom includes some of the best STEM investigations from Science and Children, NSTA's award-winning journal for elementary teachers. Many resources help you encourage children to learn about STEM, but only this book was curated by Linda Froschauer, a veteran educator with more than 37 years of teaching experience who also serves as editor of Science and Children. This collection provides you with a rich variety of quality STEM experiences, whether you're a classroom teacher, homeschooler, or information educator.

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    A$45.95
  7. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  8. The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

    Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. This book presents 12 daily touchstones – simple and specific things any teacher can do every day – to keep classroom practice focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction and in line with three essential imperatives for teaching: be demanding, be supportive and be intentional. If there were one thing you could do each day to help one student succeed, you'd do it, wouldn't you? What about three things to help three students? What if there were 12 things you could do every day to help all of your students succeed? There are, and you'll find them in this book.

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    A$32.95
  9. A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading

    A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components.

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    A$27.95
  10. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95
  11. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95
  12. Discovering Science Pack: Foundation to Year 6

    The Discovering Science series is fully aligned to the Australian Curriculum, making it an invaluable resource for P–6 science instruction. Each book in the series covers three interrelated science strands – Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. The series includes subject planners, week-by-week lesson plans and assessment record sheets, as well as worksheets, resource and self-evaluation sheets. Each lesson plan includes content descriptions, required resources, skills, a step-by-step activities section, extension activities and assessment ideas. Topics and themes covered in this level focus on developing an understanding of weather patterns; basic survival needs of humans, animals and plants; properties of materials; and shape and movement.

     

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    A$250.00

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