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  1. The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments

    The Power of Investigating invites you to capture the potential for learning with children - who are natural investigators. But this pedagogical picture book does more than just describe how to build investigations - it also shows you, so you can easily implement the investigations right away in your own F-5 classroom. As the second book in NSTA's Powerful Practices series, The Power of Investigating builds on the questioning strategies modelled in The Power of Questioning. The authors are veteran educators who know how busy and demanding today's F-5 classroom is. A powerful tool in a small package, the book provides fresh, lively strategies you and your students will learn from and enjoy.

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    A$32.95
  2. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what your students’ ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students’ preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100 probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of Years F–12 will find short probes with year-level band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students’ ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction.  Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life and Earth and space science with a new category called “unifying principles”. Also covered is a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment.

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    A$49.95
  3. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This third volume in our best-selling series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science contains 25 all-new “probes” to uncover students’ misconceptions in science and offers guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Since publication of Volume 1 of the series, thousands of teachers have been using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. This book provides short, easy-to-administer probes that determine what scientific misunderstandings your students may bring into your classroom without your even knowing it! Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes and three nature of science probes.

     

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  4. Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12

    Are you intrigued by problem-based learning (PBL)? The authors show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The creativity-igniting scenarios will prompt F-12 learners to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information and then constructing a proposed solution. In addition to complete lesson plans that support science standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips.

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    A$59.95
  5. Inside-Out: Environmental Science in the Classroom and the Field, Grades 3–8

    Inside-Out covers topics such as using topographic maps to better understand landforms, exploring the physical landscape of a local area, learning how water sustains biological organisms, and discovering the relationship between soil conditions and local flora - employing both field- and classroom-based lessons to convey important environmental science concepts.

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    A$39.95
  6. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the classroom - so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of science. Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes, and new topics include forms of matter, changes in matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic. This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover students' existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching and advance student understanding of science concepts.

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  7. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. The 25 probes will determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. Each probe - field-tested across multiple year levels - is proven effective for helping your students recover from erroneous ideas about science. The accompanying teacher materials explain science content, give suggested connections to the Australian Curriculum: Science, present developmental considerations, summarise relevant research on learning and suggest instructional approaches from primary to high school.

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    A$49.95
  8. When Writers Drive the Workshop: Honouring Young Voices and Bold Choices

    In this practical, engaging book, veteran educator Brian Kissel asks teachers to go back to the roots of writing workshop. Through stories from real classrooms, Brian reveals that no matter where children come from, they all have the powerful, shared need to be heard. He focuses on four key components of writing workshop, with an eye on what happens when teachers step back and allow students to drive the instruction.

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    A$32.95
  9. Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom: The Classroom Strategies Series

    In Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, author Jeanie M. Iberlin and contributor Mike Ruyle advocate that F-12 teachers must use mindfulness practice in the classroom so students know how to cope with their emotions as they learn and grow. They illustrate that mindfulness is an effective, low-cost way for educators to help students manage their stress, focus their brains for extended periods of time and increase their emotional intelligence. Teachers can foster better classroom cultures and higher student achievement when they make students more mindful of their emotions.

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  10. Challenging Australian Curriculum: English Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Year 4

    This activity book, from the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Australian Curriculum: English through four mini-units. Each mini-unit is packed with activities and practice problems that enrich and extend year level content for Year 4. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher-order reasoning questions, resulting discussions and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students' needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate. Students will be exposed to themes such as improvement, connection, nature and the human spirit, and struggle.

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  11. Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, F–5

    Since the debut of the Picture-Perfect Science books and workshops more than 10 years ago, authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry have learned one thing for certain: primary school teachers are constantly clamouring for even more ways to engage children in reading and science through picture books!

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    A$65.95

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