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  1. Schoolwide Pedagogy

    The idea of schoolwide pedagogy (SWP) is a relatively new phenomenon, and here, thanks to researchers at the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, is a brand-new title to help you understand this exciting teacher-friendly concept better. Introducing the background of SWP through personal recollections, you’ll learn about the specific criterion and principles that characterise SWP,as well as discover how it has been used. This book’s multiple messages of inspiration and practical pedagogical approaches will serve as motivation for any teacher, principal or school community that wants to revitalise their school outcomes.

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    A$35.95
  2. Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools

    From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!

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    A$29.95
  3. How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

    In this comprehensive guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the "tasks") students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. She outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas. Intended for educators who are already familiar with rubrics as well as those who are not, this book is a complete resource for writing effective rubrics and for choosing wisely from among the many rubrics that are available on the Internet and from other sources.

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    A$29.95
  4. Instructional Leadership for School Improvement

    What is the work of the principal in championing school improvement? Instructional Leadership for School Improvement attempts to address the myriad responses that could be given to answer this question by exploring school improvement and the principal's pivotal role in its unfolding. The book provides detailed tips and strategies to show you what principals need to do to: assess and promote a culture and climate for school improvement; build teams and support their work; create the necessary conditions so that teacher leaders can emerge; collect and analyse multiple measures of data; and monitor and document school improvement efforts.

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    A$42.95
  5. The Thinking School: Implementing Thinking Skills Across the School

    Thinking tools are the strategies or scaffolding through which students can access the curriculum. They are devices that have been developed specifically to improve children's thinking by: Creating a visual focus on an issue that needs to be resolved; Offering immediate feedback through seeing their ideas on paper; Seeing the big picture; Making new connections; Analysing complex situations; Developing new critical thinking skills; and Creating new ideas and products. In this exciting new resource, Ralph Pirozzo offers teachers an introduction to the world of thinking tools, covering a range of devices for different tasks and guiding teachers as how to choose the most appropriate tool for each situation.

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    A$39.95
  6. Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement

    Drive boredom out of your classroom - and keep it out - with the student engagement strategies in this book. You'll learn how to gain and sustain the attention of your students from the moment the bell rings. Perfect for teachers of all subjects and year levels, these activities go head-to-head with student boredom and disengagement, resulting in class time that's more efficient, more educational and loads more fun! Content includes: Strategies to Begin a Lesson; Strategies to End a Lesson; Strategies for Solo/Independent Work; Strategies for the Whole Group.

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    A$32.95
  7. Digital Shapeshifter: Classroom Document Camera

    Few technologies have spread to classrooms as quickly and pervasively as the document camera. Rapidly and single-handedly, this device has forced antiquated overhead projectors into back room cupboards and surplus sales. In addition, few technologies are this easy to use. Still, few educators employ the true power, flexibility and potential of this richly visual tool for powerfully and creatively transforming classroom instruction ... until now. This book is your all-you-need resource to getting the best out of this exciting new leap in classroom technology.

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    A$42.95
  8. iLearn iTeach Powerful Utilities for the iPad

    In today's world, laptop and desktop computers are becoming a thing of the past, and devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are quickly becoming the new way of keeping in touch with the world. With iLearn iTeach Powerful Utilities for iPad you will learn how to easily turn your tablet device into a multi-functional tool that has as much a place in the classroom as it does at home or in the office. Powerful Utilities for the iPad contains a comprehensive list of the most useful apps available from the iTunes Store, with each entry containing a link to the app, pricing information and a short description of what the app can do. Using these applications, you will be able to turn the iPad from a simple tablet into a complete productivity computer.

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    A$42.95
  9. The School Leader's Guide to Social Media

    Social media has exploded into culture, including our schools, giving educators a unique opportunity to shape this phenomenon into a powerful tool for improving educational leadership practices. With real-world examples and practical tips, this essential guide shows school leaders how to address both the potential benefits and common concerns presented by social media. It is written in a clear, reader-friendly format, and covers important topics. This is a must-have resource for school leaders who want to stay current and provide the best possible educational environment for learning in the 21st century.

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    A$43.95
  10. Rigour Made Easy: Getting Started

    Bestselling author and noted rigour expert Barbara Blackburn shares the secrets to getting started, maintaining momentum and reaching your goals. Learn what rigour looks like in the classroom, understand what it means for your students and get the keys to successful implementation. Learn how to use rigour to raise expectations, provide appropriate support and meet your standards, goals or the General Capabilities outlined in the new Australian National Curriculum - whether or not rigour is something mandated in your school or school system! This book is filled with practical, use-the-next-day strategies for all year levels and subject areas. Use the ideas to raise the level of learning for all of your students!

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    A$27.95
  11. Weaving Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom

    Weaving Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom helps teachers to negotiate bringing online learning tools into a classroom environment. This user-friendly guide prepares students for meeting the challenges of the digital and online world, aims to create responsible digital citizens and develops 21st Century Skills. Learn how Web 2.0 tools can build web-based communities, with people working together using online word processors, spreadsheets and databases. Web 2.0 tools allow students to create information that was, in the past, done only by professionals. Students explore in a way that will engage them and create self-motivated users of 21st Century Tools.

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    A$40.00
  12. A Handbook For Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition

    This new edition of A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works will help you explore and refine your use of the teaching strategies from the 2nd edition of Classroom Instruction That Works. Perfect as a guide for self-study or professional learning communities, the handbook is designed to help you begin using effective instructional strategies immediately. Although implementing any of the ideas in this book can benefit your students, the power to help your students excel is found in intentionally using all the strategies together. With this handbook, you'll develop your skill in coordinating the strategies and learn how to more effectively use them to help students.

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    A$32.95

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