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  1. 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
  2. Media Literacy in the F-12, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

    Today's average youth spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Aided by technology, young people can instantly share and engage with media messages to find answers, get directions, shop or connect with friends. But access alone doesn't lead to critical thinking. Media are texts, designed to be read, analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Understanding how to interpret advertising messages, check for bias or avoid stereotyping are among the skills students need to become knowledgeable consumers and producers of media. This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.

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    A$55.95
  3. 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
  4. A School Leaders 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  8. The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

    The Adaptive School is about developing strong schools in which collaborative faculties are capable of meeting the certain challenges of today and the uncertain challenges of tomorrow. Some schools are flourishing. Others are making remarkable gains in improving student achievement, increasing attendance, attaining higher post-school accomplishments, and developing satisfying relationships with their communities. Some schools produce only fair results; others languish. We believe that all can be better. The Adaptive School is designed as a sourcebook to support you in developing and facilitating collaborative groups to improve student learning. You can use it as a basic text for yourself or as a reference book for diagnosis and problem solving.

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    A$49.95
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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