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  1. Educating and Raising Boys

    Modern education is failing our boys. Educating and raising boys challenges society’s war on boys and boyishness and encourages educators and parents to expand their understanding of the male brain to better support the boys in their lives. By examining the behaviour of boys from a neuroscientific standpoint and how the hardwiring in their brains influences the way they learn, author Michael Nagel challenges readers to reassess how we currently engage with boys physically, academically, emotionally and spiritually. Rather than expect boys to change, readers will learn how to best adapt their own behaviour to ensure they are allowing boys to flourish.

     

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    A$39.95
  2. Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary: A Comprehensive Framework for Elementary Instruction

    Organising terms into semantic clusters and subject areas, Dr Robert J Marzano creates a powerful and unique framework to ensure students develop a strong foundation for literacy development and academic achievement.

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    A$54.95
  3. Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships

    In Riding the wave, Jeremy S Adams discusses how constant change and reform characterise twenty-first-century teaching and delivers strategies to help you navigate that change and strengthen your key relationships.

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  4. Breathe, Stretch, Write: Learning to Write With Everything You've Got

    The creative exercises in this innovative book use simple movements and yoga principles to boost children’s creativity as they write and play with words and ideas. Designed to spark imagination and enhance creativity, the guided exercises and fun-filled suggestions in this remarkable book integrate elements of writing with body awareness and physical fitness to create a safe and joyful learning experience. The book is based on workshops the author has led for more than twenty years: workshops that focus on exercises and creative prompts that integrate mind, body and spirit. This friendly guide has evolved from the author’s own experience as a writer and teacher who marvelled at how yoga and movement affected the flow of her creative work and the clarity of her writing.

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    A$29.95
  5. Thinking Protocols for Learning

    Thinking protocols for learning empowers readers to implement deliberate practice and intentional application of protocols and provides strategies for the promotion of different types of thinking. These are not time fillers or isolated activities; they integrate instruction for crucial skills into the existing curriculum for more effective engagement. Educators often struggle to find a resource that addresses all of the key types of thinking. This book is a response to that need, drawing on and concisely synthesising ideas and approaches from many different areas and authors. Thinking protocols for learning is an essential resource that gives educators the tools to prepare students for the future.

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    A$44.95
  6. Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation

    Searching for the golden ticket to teaching and learning? You won’t find one here - you’ll find many. You’ll find the right one for you. A one-size-fits-all approach to teaching doesn’t work. Empowering students through personalised learning does. Far from being another teaching fad, empowering students through personalised learning can increase equity, encourage self-directed learning and improve outcomes for all students. Inspiring student empowerment shows you how to out this vision into practice with strategies, frameworks, examples, suggestions, templates and tools. Each chapter has discussion questions and a link to a video where the author shares more information for reflection and further exploration.

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    A$44.95
  7. Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 3–5: Explore Before Explain

    Instructional sequence matters, grades 3–5 is a one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine how you teach science in elementary school. The book discusses two popular approaches for structuring your lessons: POE and 5E. It also shows how simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities will help young students construct firsthand knowledge, while allowing you to put the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice. Instructional sequence matters will give you both the rationale and the real-life examples to restructure the hands-on approaches you are now using. The result will be a sequence for science instruction that promotes long-lasting understanding for your third-, fourth-, or fifth-grade students.

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    A$39.95
  8. Making Sense of Science and Religion: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

    The authors of Making sense of science and religion believe that addressing interactions between science and religion is part of all science educators’ collective job - and that this is the book that will help you facilitate discussion when the topic of religion comes up. Designed for teachers at all grade levels, the book will help you anticipate and respond to students’ questions - and help students maintain their religious beliefs even as you delve into topics such as evolution, geochronology, genetics, the origin of the universe and climate change.

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    A$39.95
  9. Affirming Disability: Strengths-Based Portraits of Culturally Diverse Families

    Providing both a theoretical framework and practical strategies, this resource will help teachers, counsellors and related service providers develop understanding and empathy to improve outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with disabilities. The text features narrative portraits of six immigrant families and their children with disabilities, including their cultural histories and personal perspectives regarding assessment, diagnosis, Individualised Education Program (IEP) meetings and other instances in which families engaged with the special education process. Using guiding questions for reflection and ‘Talk Back’ comments from pre-service students throughout the text, readers are encouraged to reflect on their own positionality and to develop understanding.

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    A$39.95
  10. Tilting Your Teaching: Seven Simple Shifts That Can Substantially Improve Student Learning

    Tilt your teaching and see student engagement and achievement - not to mention your own sense of accomplishment - skyrocket. With Glen Pearsall and Natasha Harris’s Tilting Your Teaching: Seven Simple Shifts That Can Substantially Improve Student Learning you’ll learn the same techniques that Glen shares in his coaching sessions with teachers throughout Australia and around the world. Using pencil and paper or an app, you’ll also learn how to identify, record, and analyse key performance data to home in on the small changes you can make to realise big results. Better still, team up with a colleague for mutual support. It only takes a few words and as little as one second (seriously!) to transform an unruly classroom into a place of confidence and productivity. Learn about the Simple Shifts and try them in your classroom.

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    A$34.95
  11. Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students

    Thinking Like a Lawyer introduces a powerful but practical framework to give teachers the tools and knowledge to teach critical thinking to all students. Using this framework, teachers will help students adopt the skills, habits and mindsets of lawyers as they tackle 21st-century problems. Colin Seale, a teacher-turned-attorney-turned-education-innovator and founder of thinkLaw, uses his unique experience to introduce a wide variety of concrete instructional strategies and examples that teachers can use in all grade levels and subject areas. Individual chapters address underachievement, the value of nuance, evidence-based reasoning, social-emotional learning, equitable education and leveraging families to close the critical thinking gap.

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    A$39.95
  12. Neurodevelopmental Differentiation: Optimising Brain Systems to Maximise Learning
    In Neurodevelopmental differentiation: Optimising brain systems to maximise learning, clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator Lucy Fuller make teachers’ working lives easier and more effective by helping them to detect what might be stopping students from achieving more success. Each of the chapters in this book is designed to help teachers and parents identify young people’s learning strength areas as well as ways to improve functioning in each of the eight unique brain systems: spatial reasoning, perceptual and motor skills, concentration and memory, planning and sequencing, thinking and logic, people smarts, language and word smarts, and number smarts. Learn More
    A$49.95

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