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  1. Making Classrooms Assessments Reliable and Valid

    Making Classroom Assessments Reliable and Valid asserts the importance for classroom assessment to be the primary method of formally measuring student learning. Robert J. Marzano highlights the benefits of these assessments in reporting students' ongoing learning, and the need for them to be reliable and valid. This resource describes how to make them just that - using new paradigms to ensure the measurement is an accurate interpretation of student achievement. F-12 teachers and administrators will explore the history of large-scale assessments, the importance of and future role of classroom assessment, traditional and new paradigms of reliability and validity, tools for measuring students' individual and comparative growth, and formulas to create reliable and valid classroom assessments.

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    A$39.95
  2. Media Literacy in the F-12, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

    Today's average youth spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Aided by technology, young people can instantly share and engage with media messages to find answers, get directions, shop or connect with friends. But access alone doesn't lead to critical thinking. Media are texts, designed to be read, analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Understanding how to interpret advertising messages, check for bias or avoid stereotyping are among the skills students need to become knowledgeable consumers and producers of media. This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.

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    A$55.95
  3. 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
  4. (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
  5. Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach

    In order to better prepare educators to work with gifted and talented students, Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach presents problem-based learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K-12 classrooms. The scenarios can be read and discussed in a short amount of time, allow the reader to gain greater understanding through empathy, require an analysis of multiple perspectives and support the standards of excellence set forth in gifted education standards. Using the cases in the book, educators will gain the insight needed to improve the identification of and services for gifted and talented students in light of these standards.

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    A$55.00
  6. Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students

    A few years ago, veteran high school teachers and graduate-level scientists from the University of New Hampshire engaged in a collaborative study. One of their goals was to explain in detail how teachers and students can make the leap to implementing the recommendations of curriculum standards. Dive In! is the firsthand account of the study's illuminating results. By sharing personal examples, intriguing vignettes and field-tested lesson plans, the book aims to inspire you to immerse your students in active learning - or at least dip your toes into new ways of teaching. Written from an authentic teacher perspective, Dive In! presents a realistic picture of what it's like to integrate curriculum standards and practices into your science classroom.

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    A$45.95
  7. You Want Me to Teach What? Sure-Fire Methods for Teaching Physical Science and Maths

    You Want Me to Teach What? can help you prepare for the challenge of teaching upper-level science and maths and then get you up to speed. You can integrate tried-and-true methods into your classroom and lesson plans starting from the first day of class. The book covers student psychology, classroom management, planning, instruction, problem-solving techniques, laboratory methods and reporting, assessment and professional development, all in an engaging manner. Without feeling overwhelmed, you'll find a wealth of sensible guidance, regardless of whether you're a university education major wanting to teach physical science or maths, a new teacher looking for practical methods to integrate into your instruction or an experienced teach in search of fresh ways to improve in the classroom.

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    A$35.95
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Motivating and Inspiring Students: Strategies to Awaken the Learner

    Bringing motivation and inspiration to the classroom is not an easy task. Motivating and Inspiring Students outlines a framework, based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals, that F-12 teachers can use to impart invigorating instruction.

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    A$35.95

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