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  1. Small Changes, Big Impact: Ten Strategies to Promote Student Efficacy and Lifelong Learning

    Designed as a guide to school reform, this resource outlines a series of ten small-scale changes powerful enough to make a lasting impact. Promote F-12 student growth through research-based instructional strategies, performance-based assessments and social-emotional learning (SEL).

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    A$34.95
  2. 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
  3. Making Math Stick: Classroom Strategies That Support the Long-term Understanding of Math Concepts

    Making math stick shows teachers how to foster classroom learning experiences that will help students to better understand, retain and apply key maths concepts. The book explores why we need a different approach to teaching maths – one that leads students to a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts that will stick with them long after the test is handed in.

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    A$34.95
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis

    Stephanie Filio’s Responding to student trauma: A toolkit for schools in times of crisis is the book every counsellor and educator needs right now. Whether you and your students are facing community or individual trauma, or both at once, this quick reference guide gives you strategies to address it.

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    A$24.95
  7. Social-Emotional Learning and the Brain: Strategies to Help Your Students Thrive

    Today’s teachers face a daunting challenge: how to ensure a positive school experience for their students, many of whom carry the burden of adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, poverty, divorce, abandonment and numerous other serious social issues. Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science – what we know about how the brain works – can be applied to social-emotional learning.

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    A$44.95
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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$45.00
  11. 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
  12. 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$59.00

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