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  1. How to Look at Student Work to Uncover Student Thinking

    In How to look at student work to uncover student thinking, assessment expert Susan M Brookhart and instructional coach Alice Oakley walk teachers through a better and more illuminating way to approach student work across grade levels and content areas. You’ll learn to view students’ assignments not as a verdict on right or wrong but as a window into what student ‘got’ and how they are thinking about it. The insight you’ll gain will help you:

    • infer what students are thinking
    • provide effective feedback
    • decide on next instructional moves
    • grow as an individual.
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    A$38.95
  2. Assessing with Respect: Everyday Practices That Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs

    In this timely and thoughtful call to action, author and educator Starr Sackstein examines the critical intersection between assessment and social and emotional learning (SEL), particularly as it affects students of colour and other marginalised groups. The book addresses the five SEL competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making – and explains how teaching students to develop their abilities in these areas can help them improve their learning and assessment experiences.

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    A$43.95
  3. 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$35.95
  4. 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$43.95
  5. 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$60.95
  6. Leading Standards-Based Learning: An Implementation Guide for Schools and Districts

    Although academic standards and criterion-referenced forms of education have taken hold around the world, schools and districts still struggle to take full advantage of these tools. Standards most benefit student learning when they form the basis of not only curriculum but also instruction, assessment, grading and reporting. Leading standards-based learning: An implementation guide for schools and districts outlines a five-phase plan for transitioning to a standards-based system. Authors Tammy Heflebower, Jan K Hoegh and Philip B Warrick provide F–12 school and district leaders with comprehensive guidance for planning, initiating and sustaining this reform.

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    A$49.95
  7. Removing the Mask: How to Identify and Develop Giftedness in Students from Poverty, Third Edition

    Removing the mask provides research that shows gifted children from poverty may respond or behave differently than children who come from more affluent backgrounds. Case studies illustrate how limited resources impact individual students’ academic achievement. When teachers look at children’s potential instead of their demonstrated achievement, they will discover the brightest and most creative minds in any classroom.

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    A$54.95
  8. Making Math Stick: Classroom Strategies That Support the Long-term Understanding of Math Concepts

    Making math stick shows teachers how to foster classroom learning experiences that will help students to better understand, retain and apply key maths concepts. The book explores why we need a different approach to teaching maths – one that leads students to a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts that will stick with them long after the test is handed in.

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    A$38.95
  9. The Student-Centered Classroom: Transforming Your Teaching and Grading Practices

    The student-centered classroom: Transforming your teaching and grading practices lays out six practices that will help F–12 teachers create an effective and immensely satisfying student-centred environment in any classroom, no matter the grade level or content area.

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    A$43.95
  10. Making Grades Matter: Standards-Based Grading in a Secondary PLC at Work

    In Making grades matter: Standards-based grading in a secondary PLC at Work®, authors Matt Townsley and Nathan L Wear offer a road map for implementing standards-based grading in professional learning community (PLC). They provide all the actionable ideas and tools that collaborative teams need to transition to this effective, research-backed grading system and ensure gradebooks have clarity and purpose. With the support of this practical guide, secondary educators will maximise student learning outcomes, thereby achieving unprecedented success.

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    A$43.95
  11. Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems

    In Get Set, Go: Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems, Thomas R. Guskey builds on the framework for grading reform that he developed in his previous book On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting. While On Your Mark discussed grading reform in conceptual terms, Get Set, Go focuses on seven essential steps that F-12 teachers and administrators must take to adopt and implement a rigorous and meaningful new grading and reporting system. These steps guide readers through understanding the change process, forming a Coalition for Change and creating a systematic implementation plan that works for all stakeholders.

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    A$60.95
  12. Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K-2, Second Edition

    Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K-2 equips educators of young children with engaging lessons that motivate students and help them develop the solid foundation of literacy skills essential to learning. Thoughtfully designed lessons linked to specific literacy standards create a seamless flow of learning throughout the seasons of the school year. Each chapter offers 10 lessons that strengthen comprehension, fluency, word work and vocabulary. The second edition is enhanced with specific strategies for reaching and teaching English language learners and struggling readers - and a study guide to promote self-reflection and conversations with your colleagues.

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    A$60.95

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