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  1. Thinking Like a Scientist: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Scientists in Years 5-6

    Thinking Like a Scientist focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to science. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Through inquiry-based investigations, students will explore what scientists do, engage in critical thinking, learn about scientific tools and research, and examine careers in scientific fields. Thinking Like a Scientist 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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    A$49.95
  2. Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 6-8, 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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  3. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 6-7, 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 Years 6-7 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Years 6-7 (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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    A$47.95
  4. 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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  5. Project-Based Writing: Middle Years

    Work with students to create a multi-genre project-based writing unit! Project-Based Writing: Middle Years also contains three pre-made project-based writing units for your convenience.

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    A$35.95
  6. Genius Hour: Passion Projects That Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry

    Genius Hour provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement Genius Hour, or passions projects, in the classroom. Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilise the six Ps - passion, plan, pitch, project product and presentation - as a map for students to follow as they create, design and carry out projects. Students will experience personalised learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection. The book includes handouts, suggested online resources, and tips and tricks to make the Genius Hour process meaningful for students and manageable for educators.

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    A$24.95
  7. 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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    A$35.95
  8. Caring Hearts & Critical Minds: Literature, Inquiry and Social Responsibility

    In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing and inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-years classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, this book gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about.

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    A$39.95
  9. From Research to I-Search: Creating Lifelong Learners for the 21st Century

    The I-Search process differs from traditional research, requiring the researcher to identify what they already know about the topic, what questions they would like answered, what knowledge others hold on the topic and how that new knowledge has enriched and changed their understanding of the topic. I-Search relates to all content areas, gives students practice in 21st century skills and lifelong learning, allows struggling students to practise research skills, guides students in learning which questions are important to raise, provides flexibility for teams to collaborate on researching, provides authentic learning as students work on questions important to them, reinforces CCSS-related skills and helps students identify values and biases and consider alternative points of view.

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    A$21.95
  10. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry

    How can you create an authentic learning environment in today's standards-driven atmosphere? Larissa Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle years and secondary school teachers can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning for a new era.

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    A$27.95
  11. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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    A$25.95
  12. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum

    This revised edition of Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn features correlations to various strands and sub-strands from a range of Australian Curriculum subject areas, ensuring that instruction is curriculum-aligned and meaningful. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum describes processes that can be used to infuse thinking into everyday learning through the application and explicit teaching of various models and strategies. These strategies will see students engaging in a wide range if thinking tasks regardless of whether they are working within defined subject areas or on units that cut across traditional curriculum boundaries.

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    A$32.95

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