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  1. Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons Set of 3

    Can primary students really change the world? Yes, they can - and this series shows them how! Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons is a cross-curriculum STEM series for Years 1-8 that gives real meaning to the idea of sustainability. Each resource is designed to supplement instruction in every Australian Curriculum learning area by addressing the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, as well as reproducible worksheets and teachers' notes. Make the Future! includes whole-class, small-group and individual work with options for a range of skill levels; opportunities for multi-year-level collaboration, self-directed learning and community engagement; and content that actively develops key life skills, such as financial planning, nutritional knowledge and goal-setting.

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    A$70.00
  2. Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12

    In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across learning areas and throughout the year levels. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. The book shares new research studies that validate the principles and activities of best practice teaching, along with lists of recommended materials that support each of the seven methods.

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    A$32.95
  3. Literacy Out Loud: Creating Vibrant Classrooms Where “Talk” Is the Springboard for All Learning

    How can teachers create a lively social network of literacy learning where talk is the foundation? How can classroom talk be encouraged and guided so that students become fluent and effective oral communicators? This book proposes everyday activities that will answer these questions and help literacy flourish. The authors recognise the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities in F-8 classrooms. Literacy Out Loud argues that listening and speaking, or talk, is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right and makes all learning possible.

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    A$32.95
  4. Cultivating Readers: Everything You Need to Take Reading Instruction Beyond the Skills to Addressing the Will

    Cultivating Readers introduces a six-step approach for nurturing and growing complete readers who have the will to read. This remarkable book shows how to create classrooms where students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. Based on extensive classroom experience, this practical resource explores six essential steps you need to build a powerful reading community by sharing your reading life, knowing your students, modelling the habits of a reader, making the WHY of reading visible, creating the space and nourishing the will. Cultivating Readers includes everything you need to take reading instruction beyond teaching the skills to addressing the will.

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    A$32.95
  5. How Do I Get Them to Write? Explore the Reading-Writing Connection Using Freewriting and Mentor Texts to Motivate and Empower Students

    How Do I Get Them to Write? Investigates the vital connection between reading and writing. This remarkable book argues that reading, writing and the inevitable discussions that follow lead students to appreciate the experiences of others, open their minds to new possibilities, gain a glimpse into unknown worlds, make connections to their own live and reflect on their own choices and learning. How Do I Get Them to Write? is committed to helping teachers get all students writing regardless of their attitudes or their current abilities. Based on the premise that all students can learn to write with appropriate teaching, modelling and practice, this is an ideal resource for teachers who love writing as well as for those who find it a challenging process.

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    A$32.95
  6. The R Rules: A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources, Workbook – Revised Edition
    What do you want to do, be, and have in the future? The R Rules is a resource that supports students and teens in answering and acting on that question. This revised, expanded, and updated edition expands the use of technology and online activities and resources. Students will find tools and processes designed to improve performance and the experience of schools, the workplace – and life. Objectives, reflection, and assessment tools were created to enhance teaching effectiveness for educators. Learn More
    A$25.00
  7. Teach Students to Manage Their Own Behaviour: Engaging Literacy Experiences About Real-Life Issues, The School Dayz Program
    The School DayZ plan is a collection of stories about the real issues that happen in everyday school life familiar problems such as rudeness, cheating, bullying, mobile phone use, stealing, harassment, disruptions, lateness, vandalism, peer pressure, anger, fear, discrimination, gossip, fighting, self-destructive behaviour and drug use.

    Students discuss an issue, then read and interact with a story about it. They connect the story to their own experiences, reflect on their own attitudes and behaviours and recommend solutions. Learn More

    A$19.95
  8. Social-Emotional Learning: Lessons for Developing Decision-Making Skills Years 4-6
    Social-Emotional Learning: Lessons for Developing Decision-Making Skills is designed to help students develop a strong set of social and emotional skills.Students are asked to read, think and respond to a variety of reading passages that contain character-building scenarios. Learn More
    A$29.95
  9. Take Control of the Noisy Class: From Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds

    Are you fed up with students who talk over you and ignore your instructions? Are you tired, drained and worn out because of low-level disruption, disobedience and defiance? Do you long for a workable, practical system to help you take control and enjoy stress-free teaching? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions you'll love the highly effective, proven strategies in Take Control of the Noisy Class. Packed with powerful, fast-acting techniques the book helps teachers transform their ability to connect and succeed with hard-to-reach, reluctant learners. Even if you have never had "the class from hell", you'll find hundreds of practical, usable ideas and interventions to meet students' needs and create a thoroughly enjoyable classroom climate for all concerned.

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    A$35.95
  10. Thinking Tools for Young Readers and Writers: Strategies to Promote Higher Literacy in Grades 2-8

    In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer Carol Booth Olsen and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities and extended lessons focused on the "thinking tools" employed by experienced readers and writers. It shows teachers how to draw on the natural connections between reading and writing, and how cognitive strategies can be embedded into the teaching of narrative, informational and argumentative texts. Including artefacts and written work produced by students across the year levels, the authors connect the cognitive and affective domains for full student engagement.

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    A$37.95
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  12. Learning to Learn, Learning Styles and Memory Techniques (Set of 5)
    Learning to Learn: Learning Styles and Memory Techniques is a hands-on guide hands-on guide for optimising the brain's natural learning and memorisation abilities. Learn More
    A$55.00

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