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  1. Why Do I Have to Read This?: Literacy Strategies to Engage Our Most Reluctant Students

    ‘Why do I have to read this?’ What teacher doesn’t dread this question? It usually comes from our most disengaged students like the class clown or the student who struggles to read and write at grade level. When we don’t know what else to try, its easy to become frustrated. But take heart! Author Cris Tovani has spent her career figuring out how to entice challenging students back into the process of learning. In Why do I have to read this? she shares her best secrets, lessons learned from big fails and her most effective literacy and planning strategies that hook these hard-to-get learners.

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    A$44.95
  2. Teaching With Purpose: How to Thoughtfully Implement Evidence-Based Practices in Your Classroom

    With ever-changing demands and diverse learning needs, teaching is a daunting, challenging endeavour. Author Karen Gazith seeks to help teachers meet this challenge by incorporating best practices into their classrooms. Teaching with purpose: How to thoughtfully implement evidence-based practices in your classroom is built on seven well-researched principles that can assist teachers in creating a classroom environment conducive to learning for every student present. Ranging from improving classroom management to establishing and communicating learning goals, the principles are applicable to both new and veteran teachers alike. These seven principles construct a robust picture of what the classroom can and should be: a safe place of learning and growth.

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    A$44.95
  3. Brain-Friendly Teaching: Tools, Tips, & Structures

    Become a brain-friendly teacher! Put the power of brain research and theory to work in your classroom. Your students will learn more, learn more quickly, retain and recall more and like learning more. Dr Kagan’s extensively researched book distils the world of brain science into six essential principles that will align your teaching with how your students’ brains naturally learn. For each of the six brain-based principles, you will find practical tools, tips and structures to easily make the leap from theory to practice. Teaching is so much easier and more successful when you do it the brain-friendly way.

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    A$59.00
  4. Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, Second Edition

    In this second edition of Improving student learning one teacher at a time, Jane E Pollock and Laura J Tolone combine updated research and real-world stories to demonstrate how it takes only one teacher to make a difference in student performance. Their approach expands the classic three-part curriculum–instruction–assessment framework by adding one key ingredient: feedback. This ‘Big four’ approach offers an easy-to-follow process that helps teachers build better curriculum documents. Pollock and Tolone demonstrate how consistent, timely feedback from multiple sources can help students monitor their own understanding and help teachers align assignments, quizzes and tests more explicitly to the standards.

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    A$31.95
  5. Student Learning Communities: A Springboard for Academic and Social-Emotional Development

    Student learning communities (SLCs) are more than just a different way of doing group work. Like the professional learning communities they resemble, SLCs provide students with a structured way to work together to solve problems, share insight and help one another continually develop new skills and expertise. With the right planning and support, this kind of dynamic collaborative learning can thrive everywhere. No more hoping the group work you’re assigning will be good enough. Student learning communities shows you how to equip your students with what they need to learn in a way that is truly collective, makes them smarter together than they would be alone, creates a more positive classroom culture and enables continuous academic and social-emotional growth.  

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    A$34.95
  6. STEM, Standards, and Strategies for High-Quality Units

    Do you, your school, or your school district want to align your science curriculum with state standards while meeting the growing demand for STEM instruction? If so, this is the book for you. It’s a guide to creating coherent, high-quality classroom materials that make standards and STEM work together in ways that are both effective for learning and practical for teaching. The author of STEM, standards, and strategies for high-quality units is thought leader and curriculum expert Rodger W Bybee. He wrote it to be useful for individual teachers, professional learning communities and professional developers. The book offers explicit directions for how these different groups can use the book’s background information and activities at each step of developing a standards-based STEM unit.

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    A$44.95
  7. The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice

    In schools, every day is ‘game day'. Every day, teachers need the best resources and forms of support because students deserve the best we as educators can offer. An instructional playbook aims to serve as that kind of support: a tool that coaches can use to help teachers match specific learning goals with the right research-based instructional strategies. Coaches have enormous potential to help teachers learn and implement new teaching practices, but coaches will only be effective if they deeply understand the strategies they describe and their explanations are clear. The instructional playbook addresses both issues head on and offers a simple and clear explanation of how to create a playbook uniquely designed to meet teachers’ instructional needs.

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    A$44.95
  8. Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation: A Framework for Supporting Future Educators

    Advancing teacher preparation to full adoption of a program-deep and program-wide approach to address technology integration is no small undertaking. Written by 20 experts in teacher preparation, Championing teacher infusion in teacher preparation provides research- and practice-based frameworks for teacher educators, administrators, K–12 school partners and other stakeholders who support technology infusion in licensure and certification programs. Such organisational change involves almost every individual and system involved in teacher preparation. Topics addressed include: defining characteristics of technology infusion; systems planning of tertiary-level leadership; program-wide, iterative candidate experiences across courses and clinical work, including student teaching ... and many more. 

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    A$49.95
  9. Inspiring Hope: Personal Pedagogical Gifts in a World of Standards

    In Inspiring hope, authors Frank Crowther, Bruce Addison and Karen Fox present a groundbreaking path for Australian education moving forward – pedagogical balance. By building a system where educational standards and teachers’ personal pedagogical gifts come into harmonious coexistence, teachers are supported and empowered to meet expectations while feeling a deep sense of purpose and passion for their profession. Just as an orchestra needs a score, a conductor and talented players who trust themselves and one another, so too do our schools need gifted teachers with pragmatic standards and the faith of their school communities.

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    A$44.95
  10. Scheduling for Personalized Competency-Based Education

    Personalised competency-based education (PCBE) is a system of education in which students each learn at the individual pace and progress depends on mastery rather than age. While PCBE has countless benefits, one challenge of adopting this system is scheduling classes and organising learning on a daily basis. Scheduling for personalized competency-based education guides F–12 school leaders and teachers through resolving this issue. The authors offer an overview of the PCBE system, describe the use of student data as the foundation for PCBE scheduling and address various considerations related to creating a schedule that prioritises students’ learning needs. They detail the processes for structuring and transitioning to two types of PCBE schedules: (1) horizontal and (2) vertical.

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    A$39.95
  11. Solving Academic and Behavior Problems: A Strengths-Based Guide for Teachers and Teams

    How many times have you been stumped by a student’s failure to learn? You tried everything in your toolkit, but nothing worked. Now what if there were a process that would help you pinpoint the student’s specific needs and design an action plan to swiftly remedy the problem? In Solving academic and behavior problems, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz offer just that. This process, based on the positive psychology of appreciative inquiry, builds on what is working with students to address what is not working. It’s a system of support that helps general education teachers partner with specialists and parents to learn new ways to enrich academic, social-emotional and behavioural growth through structured conversations and a series of productive meetings of thirty minutes or less.

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    A$39.95
  12. Mentoring Each Other: Teachers Listening, Learning, and Sharing to Create More Successful Classrooms

    How can teachers learn from each other, build relationships and develop the knowledge and skills they need for more successful classrooms? Mentoring each other offers practical ways teachers can support each other as they reflect on their practice, implement new strategies and strive for teaching excellence. Teachers will learn how to explore new ways to collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. Designed to support a system that is seeing an increase in new teachers, this timely book demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, the book offers solutions to common questions, opportunities and challenges that face teachers every day.

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    A$31.95

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