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  1. Brain-Friendly Teaching: Tools, Tips, & Structures

    Become a brain-friendly teacher! Put the power of brain research and theory to work in your classroom. Your students will learn more, learn more quickly, retain and recall more and like learning more. Dr Kagan’s extensively researched book distils the world of brain science into six essential principles that will align your teaching with how your students’ brains naturally learn. For each of the six brain-based principles, you will find practical tools, tips and structures to easily make the leap from theory to practice. Teaching is so much easier and more successful when you do it the brain-friendly way.

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    A$59.00
  2. Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, Second Edition

    In this second edition of Improving student learning one teacher at a time, Jane E Pollock and Laura J Tolone combine updated research and real-world stories to demonstrate how it takes only one teacher to make a difference in student performance. Their approach expands the classic three-part curriculum–instruction–assessment framework by adding one key ingredient: feedback. This ‘Big four’ approach offers an easy-to-follow process that helps teachers build better curriculum documents. Pollock and Tolone demonstrate how consistent, timely feedback from multiple sources can help students monitor their own understanding and help teachers align assignments, quizzes and tests more explicitly to the standards.

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    A$31.95
  3. Best Practices at Tier 2: Supplemental Interventions for Additional Student Support, Elementary

    Best practices at Tier 2: Supplemental interventions for additional student support, elementary offers Years F–5 teachers proven response to intervention (RTI) strategies for responding to students who need additional support after core instruction.

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    A$34.95
  4. Problems-First Learning: A Framework for Engaging Minds and Nurturing Thinkers in Grades 6–12

    The instructional pattern of ‘teaching as telling, learning as listening’ has remained a tradition for generations. However, the 21st century requires a different approach. Through author Ted McCain’s problems-first instructional method, educators present their curriculum to students as a problem to solve – rather than as content to listen to – and then equip students with transferable processing skills that will help them effectively address challenges in school and beyond. Filled with problems-first lesson examples and tips for elevating students’ thinking, Problems-first learning: A framework for engaging minds and nurturing thinkers in grades 6–12 provides step-by-step guidance for teachers to increase students’ engagement and development of real-world skills in their classrooms.

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    A$39.95
  5. Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades 6–8

    Mathematics unit planning in a PLC at Work® provides a seven-step framework for collectively planning units of study, helping teams identify what students need to know by the end of each unit and how teachers can build student self-efficacy.

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    A$31.95
  6. Giving Students a Say: Smarter Assessment Practices to Empower and Engage

    In this engaging and well-researched book, Dueck reveals troubling issues related to traditional approaches and offers numerous examples of educators at all levels who are transforming assessment by using tools and methods that engage and empower students. He also shares surprising revelations about the nature of memory and learning that speak to the need for rethinking how we measure student understanding and achievement.

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    A$39.95
  7. Student Learning Communities: A Springboard for Academic and Social-Emotional Development

    Student learning communities (SLCs) are more than just a different way of doing group work. Like the professional learning communities they resemble, SLCs provide students with a structured way to work together to solve problems, share insight and help one another continually develop new skills and expertise. With the right planning and support, this kind of dynamic collaborative learning can thrive everywhere. No more hoping the group work you’re assigning will be good enough. Student learning communities shows you how to equip your students with what they need to learn in a way that is truly collective, makes them smarter together than they would be alone, creates a more positive classroom culture and enables continuous academic and social-emotional growth.  

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    A$34.95
  8. Five Paths of Student Engagement: Blazing the Trail to Learning and Success

    Grounded in psychological and sociological theory, as well as authors Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves’s own research, Five paths of student engagement: Blazing the trail to learning and success covers each facet of engagement and recommends practical approaches for classroom instruction, school leadership and educational policies.

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    A$49.95
  9. 59 Kagan Structures: Proven Engagement Strategies

    Kagan structures are revolutionary teaching strategies that create an unparalleled level of student engagement. In this must-have Kagan reference guide, you get 59 step-by-step Kagan structures you’ll use time and time again. More structures means more tools in your teaching toolbox to create more student engagement, more student learning and more success!

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    A$55.00
  10. Teaching for Lifelong Learning: How to Prepare Students for a Changing World

    How can teachers ensure students will continue to challenge and educate themselves after graduation so they can succeed throughout their lives? In Teaching for lifelong learning: How to prepare students for a changing world, author Elliott Seif distinguishes a four-phase instructional framework: (1) setting the stage, (2) building the foundation, (3) deepening learning and (4) providing closure. With the framework and coordinating strategies, F–12 educators facilitate key goals, criteria and principles to support learning beyond the classroom. When educators align their curriculum and assessments with the principles and criteria for lifelong learning, students can continually show essential skills like making connections, synthesising ideas and collaborating.

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    A$44.95
  11. Best Practices at Tier 3: Intensive Interventions for Remediation, Secondary

    In Best practices at Tier 3: Intensive interventions for remediation, secondary, authors Paula Rogers, W Richard Smith, Austin Buffum and Mike Mattos provide grades 6–12 educators with research-based response to intervention (RTI) strategies to meet the needs of students who have fallen the furthest behind in the classroom. The authors explain how the RTI at Work™ model helps educators ensure struggling secondary students grasp what they are currently learning as well as the basic, foundational skills from previous school years they have yet to master. Using this guide, educators will ascertain how to improve their school’s Tier 3 intensive interventions so that they give these students the support they need to learn at the highest levels.

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    A$54.95
  12. The Changing Earth: STEM Road Map for Middle School, Grade 8

    The changing earth outlines a journey that will steer your students towards authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. Like the other volumes in the series, this book is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F–12 classrooms. This interdisciplinary, six-lesson module uses project- and problem-based learning to introduce the powerful idea that Earth is shaped by ongoing geologic processes that can alter our landscape in a short time. The module also helps students appreciate the nature and process of science, including the roles of evidence, conjecture and modelling. Students will learn about the rock cycle, including how its driven by the Sun’s energy and heat from Earth’s core.

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