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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. 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
  5. 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 old nursery rhymes. Learn More

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  6. NOW Classrooms, Grades K–2: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    Developed specifically for grades K–2, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills—communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity—to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter includes strategies for developing authentic learning experiences and ends with discussion questions for personal reflection.

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    A$35.95
  7. 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
  8. Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years, Expanded Third Edition

    Now in its third edition, Young Investigators provides an introduction to the project approach with step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful investigations with young children. The authors have expanded the book to include two new chapters - How Projects Can Connect Children with Nature and Project Investigations as STEM Experiences - and to provide more help to teachers of the youngest children (toddlers) and older children (Year 2). The new edition also shows teachers how to use standards in the topic selection process and identifies activities and experiences that will help children grasp key concepts and skills.

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    A$39.95
  9. Eight Essential Techniques for Teaching with Intention: What Makes Reggio and Other Inspired Approaches Effective

    In her latest book, bestselling author Ann Lewin-Benham describes eight techniques that foster intentional and reflective classroom practice. She presents over 70 novel exercises to help teachers learn to use body, face, hands, voice, eyes and word choices to precisely convey meaning. Some exercises are for teachers to practise, while others build intention and reflection in children. Dozens of scenarios from typical classroom situation contrast unintentional and intentional teaching behaviours. A self-assessment enables teachers to measure how intentional and reflective they become as they learn to use the eight techniques.

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    A$42.95
  10. Thinking Critically About Environments for Young Children: Bridging Theory and Practice

    This comprehensive book will help early childhood practitioners consider the 'why' and 'how' of setting up classrooms and other learning spaces to create environments that are most conducive to child development. Using a practice-based focus and a researcher lens, the contributors consider the ways in which environments for children enhance or diminish educational experiences, how social constructs about what is good for children influence environmental design and what practitioners can do in their own work when creating learning environments for young children. Included are examples from practice, lessons learned, and illustrations and photographs of key aspects of the environments they discuss.

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    A$54.95
  11. Teaching Kindergarten: Learner-Centered Classrooms for the 21st Century

    Today's Foundation Year teachers face enormous challenges to reach region-mandated academic standards. This book presents a model for 21st-century Foundation Year classrooms that is rooted in child-centred learning and also shaped by the needs and goals of the present day. Classroom teachers working with diverse populations of students and focusing on issues of social justice provide vivid descriptions of classroom life across urban and rural communities. Teacher reflections and commentary from the editors link teacher decisions to principles of good practice.

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    A$39.95
  12. Healthy Learners: A Whole Child Approach to Reducing Disparities in Early Education

    The early childhood field has long understood that targeting the intersection of health and learning is integral to serving children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Yet this developmentally informed educational philosophy has been jeopardised by an increased emphasis on standards-based accountability. In this book, the authors explain why healthy learning is good for children, schools and society and they suggest concrete ways to make it happen. Moving back and forth between statistics and the intimate voices of parents, teachers and service providers in a large urban school district, they formulate an action plan for educating the whole child and reducing educational inequities.

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    A$49.95

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