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  1. 30 Strategies to Build Literacy Skills: Engagement at Every Level of Thinking!

    This resource will encourage teachers to help students work smarter, not harder, to become actively engaged in their own learning. The thirty research-based, easy-to-use strategies - applicable to any content area - encourage student mastery of the curriculum standards for English. Using this practical resource, teachers and administrators will understand the components of engaged classrooms and create an environment where students are active participants in their learning; teach students to engage emotionally with text and retain and explain what they've read; distinguish between top-down, passive classrooms and two-way, engaged-for-success classrooms that promote higher-level thinking and learning; and support lesson plans with activities, lists, and other reproducibles.

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    A$32.95
  2. A School Leaders Guide to Standards-Based Grading

    A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components.

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    A$27.95
  3. Inside the Black Box: Geography
    Geography students must develop process skills for investigation as well as communication skills to question and discuss their findings. Formative assessment fits well into this learning setting, since its purpose is for teachers to sift student responses in class discussion and activity and make professional judgements about the next steps in learning. Using this exclusive edition, revised by John Butler to align with the recently released Australian Curriculum: Geography, primary and secondary teachers throughout Australia can enrich their geography instruction with assessment for learning while fulfilling national curriculum requirements. Learn More
    A$10.95
  4. How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

    In this comprehensive guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the "tasks") students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. She outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas. Intended for educators who are already familiar with rubrics as well as those who are not, this book is a complete resource for writing effective rubrics and for choosing wisely from among the many rubrics that are available on the Internet and from other sources.

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    A$29.95
  5. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE (SupaPak)

    Word Works has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. This kit includes a kit folder, resource guide, workcard, poster and DVD that leads teachers step-by-step through their resource guides.

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    A$150.00
  6. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE

    Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area.

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    A$24.95
  7. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Questioning Styles and Strategies
    Questioning Styles and Strategies has everything a teacher needs to master effective questioning in their classroom. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area. Over four sessions, teachers will learn about the research and principles behind effective questioning; the four research-based questioning tools; how to design and deliver question-rich lessons and units, and how to analyse student work and other classroom artefacts to improve instructional decision making.

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    A$24.95
  8. Making the Most of Moodle

    Moodle is an open source online learning management system that allows teachers to create content that can be accessed online by their students. Many educators are using online tools to enhance the learning environment in their classroom. Moodle is a great solution for getting your classes into an online learning environment that you can design and modify. This book is designed to get you up and running with the options that best suit your classroom situation. Educators in all areas will find resources on how to manage their course and take advantage of all that Moodle has to offer. Making the Most of Moodle features resources with examples, suggested classroom activities, gradebook options, step-by-step instructions, helpful tips and more!

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    A$40.00
  9. How to Teach Now: Five Keys to Personalized Learning in the Global Classroom

    In this book, William Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell provide a practical map to navigate some of today’s most complicated instructional challenges: How do you help all students succeed when every classroom is, in effect, a global classroom? And what does a successful education look like in a world that is growing smaller and flatter every day? Drawing on research and years of experience in international schools, the authors identify five critical keys to personalising learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic and academic backgrounds.

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    A$28.95
  10. Basic Not Boring Series: Global Studies 5-8

    This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun and surprising. Students will do the useful work of practicing social studies skills while they enjoy characters of many cultures who lead them to explore social and cultural concepts. They will examine what makes groups and societies tick and get a look inside the WTO, ILO and IMF. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice. Students will also need access to social studies resources such as maps and globes, atlases, Internet reference sources and encyclopedias.

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    A$21.95
  11. Basic Not Boring Series: Map Skills 6-8

    This book introduces students from middle years to map skills. Each page invites the learner to try high interest, appealing exercises that will help students with a new skill, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun and surprising. Students will join the hunt for a bank robber, help a lost miner find water in the desert, crack a worldwide Internet spy network and look for lost ruins. Students will enjoy and develop an understanding about maps and the way they function. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice.

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    A$21.95
  12. Basic Not Boring Series: World Geography 5-8

    This book introduces students from middle years to World geography. Each page invites the learner to try high interest, appealing exercises that will help students with a new skill, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. The activities in World Geography take students around the world. On an exciting trip to the Australian outback and on an African adventure, students learn about the world around them. Students will enjoy and develop an understanding about the world around them. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice.

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    A$21.95

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