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  1. Thinking Like an Engineer: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Engineers in Years 4-5

    Thinking Like an Engineer focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to engineering. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will complete design challenges, visit with an engineer and investigate real-world problems to plan feasible engineering solutions. Thinking Like an Engineer 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 4-5, 2nd Edition

    The Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program uses a models approach to scaffold student learning and promote inquiry-based discussions of texts. This series of Jacob's Ladder books focuses specifically on supporting advanced students’ social–emotional needs through the discussion of reading selections in the following genres: short stories and media, poetry, and speeches, essays and biographies. New ladders were specifically designed for this series and derived from relevant theories about empathy, risk and resilience, achievement motivation, and mindsets and practices for cultivating talent. The Affective Jacob's Ladder guides provide teachers with an explanation of the nature and substance of the theoretical constructs for each ladder.

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  5. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Year 4, 2nd Edition

    Jacob's Ladder targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of text. Students in Year 4 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 4 (2nd ed.). Using skill ladders connected to short stories (picture books) and poetry, students move from lower-order, concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering common English curricular goals such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and recognising main ideas. The second edition includes new readings and ladders for students to use.

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  6. NOW Classrooms, Grades 3–5: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    Developed specifically for grades 3–5, 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. NOW Classrooms, Leader's Guide: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology
    With a clear vision for action, school and district leaders can establish a creative, collaborative culture that prepares students to thrive in the connected 21st century world. Part of the NOW Classrooms series, this guidebook outlines a flexible framework that leaders can use to drive instructional innovation and create an engaging, student-centered learning environment using technology. Learn More
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  8. Project-Based Writing

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. The Project-Based Writing series follows a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. As students dig into subjects they have chosen, they will make connections between school life and "real life". Teachers will appreciate the wealth of ideas and guides that help them implement differentiated instruction and meet curriculum standards. Work with students to create a multi-genre project-based writing unit! Each book in the Project-Based Writing series also contains a number of pre-made project-based writing units for your convenience.

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  9. Project-Based Writing: Year 4

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. Follow a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. The wealth of ideas and guides makes it easy to implement differentiated instruction.

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  10. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning

    Curiosity comes from within; we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.

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  11. Engaging Minds in the Classroom Four-Book Bundle

    Discover how to keep students engaged in classwork by bringing back the joy of learning. The book Engaging Minds in the Classroom outfits you with a Framework for Joyful Learning to use in teaching and learning experiences every day. Then three more books in the set explore how to use this Framework to create language arts classes that keep students attentive and thoughtful (Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms), social studies lessons that connect content to real life experiences (Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms), and science and maths projects that help your students focued on understanding concepts rather than simply earning a mark (Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms).

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  12. Good Thinking: Teaching Argumentation, Persuasion and Reasoning

    A large part of our everyday communication involves argumentation and reasoning – for example, when we want to persuade others, make good purchasing decisions or analyse messages we receive from advertisers and politicians. But how well do we prepare students for these tasks? In his new book, Good Thinking, Erik Palmer shows teachers of all learning areas how to transform the activities they already use into openings for improving student thinking. 

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