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  1. 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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    A$54.95
  2. 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$54.95
  3. 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$43.95
  4. 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$36.95
  5. 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$32.95
  6. Extreme Science: From Nano to Galactic

    From microbes to mammoths, dinosaurs to diatoms, molecules to stars, the very large and the very small fascinate students. Capitalise on that interest and help your biology, Earth science, chemistry, physics and mathematics students develop quantitative evaluation with Extreme Science. The investigations in this book are designed to help students develop a comprehensive and flexible sense of scale through experiences with the quantitative units and tools of science. Investigations build on research that has documented how people learn scale. The activities help students learn to invent scales, develop benchmarks and apply body rulers. 

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    A$50.95
  7. More Everyday Engineering: Putting the E in STEM Teaching and Learning

    What makes a windup toy get up and go? How does an earbud operate? And why does the line you're waiting in always seem the slowest? This book is an ideal resource for sparking students' interest in the marvels of engineering behind seemingly simple items and events. Thirteen activities focus on three aspects of engineering: designing and building, reverse-engineering to learn how something works and constructing and testing models.

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    A$43.95
  8. Texts, Tasks, and Talk: Instruction to Meet the Common Core in Grades 9-12

    Texts, Tasks, and Talk: Instruction to Meet the Common Core in Grades 9-2 examines how to fully align teaching with the intellectual demand of next-generation standards - by pairing instructional goals with high-quality texts, tasks, and talk. It also provides strategies for how to do so, including five key steps for organizing curriculum according to next-generation standards.

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    A$45.95
  9. Leadership Bundle

    This bundle includes the following titles that will help you build your capacity as a leader and improve the culture at your school and district: The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals by Pete Hall, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Ann Cunningham-Morris, Phyllis Pajardo and Alisa Simeral; Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement by Mike Schmoker; The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence by Baruti K. Kafele; and School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker.

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    A$109.95
  10. Teaching/Engaging with Poverty in Mind 2-Book Set

    This two-book set provides practical insights into the effects of poverty on learning and what strategies teachers can use to better engage students in the face of these difficulties. In Teaching with Poverty in Mind, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. In Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind, Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students.

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    A$54.95
  11. The Vocabulary Book, Second Edition: Learning and Instruction

    This expanded edition of the bestselling teaching resource incorporates the newest research in vocabulary learning and instruction into a complete and balanced program for all F-12 students, from those who struggle to those who excel. Literacy expert Michael Graves presents a four-pronged vocabulary program that he has developed and honed for over 30 years. The text includes theory, research-based strategies, vocabulary interventions, classroom examples, advice for working with English as an Additional Language or Dialect learners, discussion of next-generation standards and more. This book will appeal to reading and subject-area teachers, teacher educators and school, regional and state leaders.

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    A$39.95
  12. Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12

    The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research - also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. You do not need an advanced degree in science to guide your students in productive participation in a variety of citizen science projects. As the editors note, "Such involvement can scaffold teachers' entry into facilitating student investigation while connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real experiences with science."

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    A$54.95

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