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  1. Poem Central: Word Journeys with Readers and Writers

    In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal loves and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers and students - people of different ages and walks of life - who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary - to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples and lists additional resources.

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    A$34.95
  2. (Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5-12

    Writing plays a crucial part in all academic disciplines, helping students communicate their ideas to different audiences and extend their content knowledge. Developed for teachers, curriculum designers and literary coaches, (Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5-12 by Kathy Tuchman Class offers practical recommendations, strategies and tips for designing new argumentation writing units of instruction and revising existing ones to empower students to artfully and logically present their ideas.

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    A$39.95
  3. Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

    If you've ever asked yourself whether problem-based learning (PBL) can bring new life to both your teaching and your students' learning, here's your answer: yes. This all-in-one guide will help you to engage your students in scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios will prompt F-12 students to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses and constructing solutions. This book is both informative and practical. In addition to complete lesson plans that support curriculum standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips. The lessons cover four categories: Earth's landforms and water, the rock cycle and plate tectonics, weather and astronomy.

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    A$49.95
  4. Once Upon a Life Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers

    Reading skills and life science come together in this engaging new book for secondary teachers. Once Upon a Life Science Book makes it easy for teachers to improve their students' reading abilities and teach science content simultaneously through clearly outlined, inquiry-based lessons. Wheeler-Toppen offers science activities for students and explains how these activities relate to key scientific and curriculum concepts. Topics are varied as the cell cycle, skeletal and muscular systems, genetics and food chains are covered in a concise manner that will appeal to teachers and students alike. With this interdisciplinary volume, teachers can help students learn the science in a straightforward manner and develop strategies to improve their reading - a win-win that will delight educators.

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    A$35.95
  5. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what your students’ ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students’ preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100 probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of Years F–12 will find short probes with year-level band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students’ ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction.  Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life and Earth and space science with a new category called “unifying principles”. Also covered is a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment.

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    A$49.95
  6. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This third volume in our best-selling series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science contains 25 all-new “probes” to uncover students’ misconceptions in science and offers guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Since publication of Volume 1 of the series, thousands of teachers have been using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. This book provides short, easy-to-administer probes that determine what scientific misunderstandings your students may bring into your classroom without your even knowing it! Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes and three nature of science probes.

     

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    A$49.95
  7. Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K-12

    Are you intrigued by problem-based learning (PBL)? The authors show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The creativity-igniting scenarios will prompt F-12 learners to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information and then constructing a proposed solution. In addition to complete lesson plans that support science standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips.

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    A$59.95
  8. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the classroom - so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of science. Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes, and new topics include forms of matter, changes in matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic. This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover students' existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching and advance student understanding of science concepts.

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  9. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. The 25 probes will determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. Each probe - field-tested across multiple year levels - is proven effective for helping your students recover from erroneous ideas about science. The accompanying teacher materials explain science content, give suggested connections to the Australian Curriculum: Science, present developmental considerations, summarise relevant research on learning and suggest instructional approaches from primary to high school.

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    A$49.95
  10. Once Upon an Earth Science Book: 12 Interdisciplinary Activities to Create Confident Readers

    Author Jodi Wheeler-Toppen knows what it's like to work with students who struggle to understand their science texts. Once Upon an Earth Science Book came about because she couldn't find a resource that shows how to integrate literacy and earth and environmental science - so she wrote one. Practical and easy to use, Once Upon an Earth Science Book provides everything you need to boost students' skills in both science and literacy. The book starts with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to secondary schools students. Then, the twelve content chapters give you hands-on science activities with engaging titles, writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read and assessment exercises to give you feedback on what your students are learning.

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    A$39.95
  11. Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom: The Classroom Strategies Series

    In Cultivating mindfulness in the classroom, author Jeanie M Iberlin and contributor Mike Ruyle advocate that F–12 teachers must use mindfulness practice in the classroom so students know how to cope with their emotions as they learn and grow. They illustrate that mindfulness is an effective, low-cost way for educators to help students manage their stress, focus their brains for extended periods of time and increase their emotional intelligence. Teachers can foster better classroom cultures and higher student achievement when they make students more mindful of their emotions.

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    A$32.95
  12. Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations

    A subject of worldwide interest and concern, climate change is especially relevant to today's secondary school and university students, who will be living with its effects as they grow older. With biology as its focal point, this book uses current scientific literature and field-tested activities to help you and your students become more scientifically literate about this pressing global problem. Six field-tested case studies allow students to explore the impact that a changing climate has on penguin communities in the Antarctic Peninsula, polar bears and Arctic wildlife management, wolves as a stabilising factor in ecosystems, bird migration and breeding, pollen allergies in the Northern Hemisphere and heat waves from pole to pole.

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    A$29.95

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