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  1. How to Teach Academic Vocabulary

    How to Teach Academic Vocabulary presents relevant research on best practices, literacy and brain-based learning; outlines more than 50 easy-to-use, practical vocabulary strategies to increase students' academic achievement; and suggests ways to present the strategies to students. Help your students become self-sufficient learners with the ideas in this book. The book is intended to outline easy-to-use and practical vocabulary strategies for teachers who want to increase the academic achievement of all their students. Based on research around best practice, literacy and brain-based learning, the strategies in How to Teach Academic Vocabulary are designed to be used in all learning areas and across year levels.

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    A$24.95
  2. NOW Classrooms, Leader's Guide: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology
    With a clear vision for action, school and district leaders can establish a creative, collaborative culture that prepares students to thrive in the connected 21st century world. Part of the NOW Classrooms series, this guidebook outlines a flexible framework that leaders can use to drive instructional innovation and create an engaging, student-centered learning environment using technology. Learn More
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  3. Assessing Unstoppable Learning

    The Unstoppable Learning model includes seven elements—(1) planning, (2) launching, (3) consolidating, (4) assessing, (5) adapting, (6) managing, and (7) leading. This user-friendly resource focuses on the assessing element, giving readers crucial protocols and activities for collectively reworking their assessment systems. By implementing the step-by-step actions shared by the authors, educators can prepare themselves and their students to thrive in 21st century classrooms and beyond.

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    A$35.95
  4. Smart Starters

    A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

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  5. Energising Smart Starters - Vocabulary: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or reinforce and extend students' vocabularies. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study, such as starting off a unit on learning new words. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown vocabulary lesson. Smart Starters are not only for English lessons. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains, and work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems.

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  6. Energising Smart Starters - Humanities and Social Sciences: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starters are short activities that are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend skills in Humanities and Social Sciences. The starters are grouped by subject strands into Social and Cultural Concepts; Maps and Globes; World Geography; Economics; and History. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown Humanities and Social Sciences lesson. The Smart Starters are not only for Humanities and Social Sciences lessons, and can be used at any time to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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  7. Energising Smart Starters - Science: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities change "extra" moments in a classroom into teachable moments They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. Start off a unit on space objects with Extraterrestrial Questions, or a fitness-nutrition unit with Would You? Could You? Or, use Spinning Eggs to introduce students to density concepts. Have students been away from study of the body systems for a while? Refresh what they know about the skeletal system with Bone Maps, or strengthen their knowledge of weather with Weather or Not. Smart Starters will help to reinforce concepts previously introduced and stimulate minds.

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  8. Energising Smart Starters - Pre-Algebra: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of vitally important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend pre-algebra concepts in mathematics. Smart Starter activities are designed to be completed in short amounts of time. The Smart Starters are grouped by general topics and skill areas into: Numbers and Number Systems; Integers; Mathematical Expressions; Inequalities and Equations; Graphing; and Conundrums and Puzzles. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. All starters can be expanded and extended. A Smart Starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown maths lesson.

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  9. EMPOWER Your Students: Tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience, Grades 6-12

    In EMPOWER Your Students: tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience, Grades 6-12, Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein confront the topic of values head on. Through values, middle and high school teachers can help students find meaning in school. With their warm, engaging writing, the authors detail activities and strategies for seven elements that will empower students to choose and follow through on their values. The work states in part I, with sample scripts guiding educators through activities that facilitate student discovery and help students act on their values in school. Part II presents strategies for changing teaching behaviours to support student values. Using this resource, Years 6-12 teachers will not only empower their students but will also empower themselves.

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    A$39.95
  10. Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Creating a Culture of Feedback emphasises the need for a healthy balance between grading to report individual progress and using feedback to motivate students to move forward. Authors William M. Ferriter and Paul J. Cancellieri stress that classrooms must shift their focus to prioritise effective feedback over grades. Using this concise guide, Years 3-12 teachers can help students visualise their own learning progress and take the route to success using three important questions: (1) Where am I going? (2) How am I doing? and (3) What are my next steps?

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  11. The Write Genre: Classroom Activities and Mini-Lessons that Promote Writing with Clarity, Style and Flashes of Brilliance

    In The Write Genre, teachers will find hands-on activities that focus on all stages of the writing process, with teacher-directed assignments and opportunities for student-selected writing lessons that emphasise writing to learn. Organised around six writing genres, this practical book offers more than fifty mini-lessons to develop specific skills that can help students write effective fiction and nonfiction. This comprehensive handbook includes chapters that review the writing process and writing workshop, and feature rubrics for instruction and assessment. For easy classroom implementation, the key elements if many mini-lessons are also presented in reproducible pages: frameworks, organisers, prompts, checklists and grids.

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  12. Amusement Park of the Future: STEM Road Map for the Middle Years

    What if you could challenge your middle years students to design an amusement park for children of tomorrow to safely enjoy? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, you can! Amusement Park of the Future outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F-12 classrooms. This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning. Drawing on their previous experience with amusement parks or carnival rides, students will work in teams to complete the exercises.

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