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  1. Learning That Sticks: A Brain-Based Model for K–12 Instructional Design and Delivery

    In many classrooms, the emphasis is on instructional strategies that teachers employ rather than on what students should be doing or thinking about as part of their learning. What’s more, students’ minds are something of a mysterious ‘black box’ for most teachers, so when learning breaks down, they’re not sure what went wrong or what to do differently. It doesn’t have to be this way. Learning that sticks helps you look inside that black box. Bryan Goodwin and his coauthors unpack the cognitive science underlying research-supported learning strategies so you can sequence them into experiences that challenge, inspire and engage your students. As a result, you’ll learn to teach with more intentionality - understanding not just what to do but also when and why to do it.

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    A$39.95
  2. Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids: Classroom Activities to Enhance Self-Awareness, Empathy, and Personal Growth in Grades 3-6

    Creating kind and compassionate kids offers lessons and activities that promote problem-solving and social-emotional learning, allowing students in grades 3-6 to become more aware of themselves and others who share their world. Each lesson addresses both cognitive and affective skills, resulting in work that will enhance students’ appreciation of themselves and others. Students will think creatively and critically while also learning vital affective skills, such as empathy, tolerance, compassion, communication and leadership. These quick, ready-to-use lessons have been designed and tested by teachers in multiple classrooms with students of all ability levels. Each lesson also includes one or more samples of student work to guide students’ responses.

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    A$44.95
  3. Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom

    Rev up robotics shows educators how to begin incorporating robotics in tandem with computational thinking into content area lessons or electives. Part 1 covers the basics, defining robotics and sharing real-world applications along with how to teach foundational skills for computational thinking and computer science. Part 2 shows robotics in practice within the context of content areas and features lesson plans mapped to academic and technology standards, including the ISTE Standards and the Computer Science Teacher Association Standards. Part 3 offers advice on pedagogy and teaching strategies backed by research from the learning sciences, and shares approaches to teaching robotics using project-based learning or as part of after-school clubs or robotics competitions.

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  4. Teaching Tough Topics

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging to teach, yet are key to building a better understanding of social justice, diversity and equity. Each chapter in this practical book deals with an important tough topic designed to help students consider their own identities and the identities of others. Detailed lessons throughout the book offer independent and interactive activities that support diversity, empathy and tolerance. The lessons incorporate key picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and nonfiction as sources for responding through talk, writing and the arts.

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  5. Life in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom, Years F-6

    Help your primary students develop a deep appreciation for the natural world with Life in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom. In this practical handbook, permaculture expert Dr Ross Mars guides teachers through the basics of garden design and maintenance, while providing opportunities for students to explore and contribute to a thriving ecosystem. Using this resource, readers will find: tips for effective garden design, including establishing basic garden beds and deciding on effective planting strategies; advice for seasonal planting and harvesting produce; sustainable solutions for managing common pests; and flexible activities aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

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  6. Thinking Like a Geographer: Lessons That Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Young Geographers in Years 2-3

    Thinking Like a Geographer focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to geography. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will develop and practise geography skills, such as reading and creating maps, graphs and charts; examining primary and secondary sources; and thinking spatially on a variety of scales. Thinking Like a Geographer reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including development of process skills in various learning areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.

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    A$49.95
  7. Thinking Like a Mathematician: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Mathematicians in Years 3-4

    Thinking Like a Mathematician focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to mathematics. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will engage in exploration activities, complete mathematical challenges and then apply what they have learned by making real-world connections. Thinking Like a Mathematician reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including the development of process skills in various learning areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.

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  8. Engineer This! 10 Amazing Projects for Young Mechanical Engineers

    Turn rubbish into invention and sharpen your engineering eye with these 10 hands-on engineering projects. Using recycled and easy-to-find materials, engineer your own motor car, catapult, glider and other completely functional machines. The activities presented in Engineer This! 10 Amazing Projects for Young Mechanical Engineers address many of the Processes and Production Skills content descriptions from the Design and Technologies learning area in the Australian Curriculum, and encourage primary students to engage in assessing materials, building products, evaluating designs and problem-solving. Each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos, exciting facts, safety tips and extended engineering and science activities for further discovery.

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  9. Know the Lingo! Mastering Academic Vocabulary, Year 3

    In order for students to acquire new knowledge and learning, they must be able to understand what they read, hear and are asked to do in the classroom. Students must comprehend academic vocabulary in order to understand instruction and academic texts. This series provides definitions and practice opportunities for specific instructional verbs so students can comprehend and follow directions with greater understanding and accuracy. Teachers are also given strategies that will help them teach academic vocabulary used in all learning areas. All reading passages have been Lexile levelled.

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    A$24.95
  10. 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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  11. Jacob's Ladder Student Workbook: Year 3, Nonfiction, 2nd Edition (Set of 5)

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts. Students in Year 3 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the nonfiction activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 3 (2nd ed.). Students read high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the readings to move them from concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical-thinking skills.

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  12. Jacob's Ladder Student Workbook: Year 3, Poetry, 2nd Edition (Set of 5)

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts. Students in Year 3 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the poetry activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 3 (2nd ed.). Students read high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the readings to move them from concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical-thinking skills.

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