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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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  2. Probability for Kids: Using Model-Eliciting Activities to Investigate Probability Concepts

    Probability for Kids features real-world probability scenarios for students in Years 4-6. Students will encounter problems in which they read about students their age selling magazines for a school fund raiser, concerned about their homeroom assignments, and trying to decode the combination to a safe that their grandfather abandoned, among others, all of which maximise learning so students gain a deep understanding of concepts in probability.

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  3. Ready-to-Use Differentiation Strategies, Grades 6–8

    Ready-to-use differentiation strategies introduces various low-preparation, low-stress differentiation activities and strategies that can be implemented immediately in any content area in Grades 6-8. Each differentiation strategy encourages higher level thinking and intellectual risk taking while accommodating different learning styles.

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  4. 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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  5. I'm Listening: How Teacher-Student Relationships Improve Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

    I’m listening: How teacher-student relationships improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening debunks the misconception that a teacher can’t offer grades 6-12 students both academic rigour and emotional support. While sharing activities grounded in social-emotional research, author Beth Pandolpho reveals how listening to students’ voices enables them to practice crucial literacy skills and simultaneously build positive, trust-based teacher-student relationships. She guides readers as they foster an environment that is personally welcoming and educationally ambitious. Creating such a caring, engaging classroom provides students the support they need to develop social-emotional skills and to persevere through difficult and demanding coursework.

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  6. Discovery Engineering in Biology: Case Studies for Grades 6–12

    Show your students how amazing it can be to just ‘see what will happen’ when they blend biology, engineering and serendipity. Focusing on innovations sparked by accidental or unexpected observations, the case studies in this resource are a lively way to integrate engineering and experimentation into your biology classes. Middle and high school students will learn fundamental science processes while using their natural curiosity to explore ideas for new applications and products. They’ll also find out that small, plant-eating mammals called pikas helped scientists find new ways to survive extreme weather events and that algae can be used as airplane fuel.

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  7. Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn

    In Rough draft math, Mandy shares the power of infusing mathematics class with the spirit of revision so that students feel comfortable thinking aloud as they talk to learn through problem-solving, rather than talking only to perform right answers. In the process, a class of students becomes a community of mathematical thinkers and teachers gain access into their students’ ideas and understandings. Inside you’ll find the following: an exploration of what the idea of revision could mean for mathematics teaching and learning; classroom vignettes to see rough draft mathematics in action; specific teaching techniques to encourage and practice rough draft thinking; voices of teachers and students in rough draft classrooms; Mandy’s reflections about her own teaching as a work in progress.

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  8. 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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  9. Transform Your 6-12 Math Class: Digital Age Tools to Spark Learning

    Instead of drill-and-practice apps and worksheets, what if technology enabled exploration of mathematics concepts? Instead of screens for disconnected individual learning, what if technology fostered mathematical discourse and collaboration? Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching mathematics, what if we used technology to differentiate to meet students’ diverse needs? Technology has the power to support the teaching and learning of mathematics content at all grade levels, but the presence of technology is insufficient unless it’s paired with effective teaching practices and meaningful content. This book poses and unpacks the above questions and many more, with detailed classroom examples to illustrate practical strategies for integrating technology in the 6-12 classroom.

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  10. Teaching Words and How They Work: Small Changes for Big Vocabulary Results

    Research shows that vocabulary is the best support for students’ comprehension of narrative and information texts. Often, vocabulary instruction focuses on a few target words in specific texts. However, to understand the many new words in complex texts students need to know how words work. This book, written by an award-winning authority on reading instruction, shows teachers how to make small changes to teach more words and also how words work. Many of these small changes involve enrichments to existing vocabulary practices, such as word walls and conversations with students. Each chapter includes descriptions of teachers’ implementation of small changes to support big gains in students’ vocabulary. This book offers practical steps that F-8 teachers can use in any reading program.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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