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  1. Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice, Second Edition

    In this resource, Douglas Reeves argues that effective grading practices must be fair, accurate, specific, and timely and shows how to begin a constructive, evidence-based conversation for improving grading policies.

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    A$53.95
  2. Bringing Homework into Focus: Tools and Tips to Enhance Practices, Design, and Feedback

    In many classrooms, teachers assign homework out of habit. Learn to design quality, purposeful homework instead. The author urges educators to reflect on the purpose of student assignments to determine if and when homework is valuable. Prepare students and measure their comprehension by assigning purposeful work, setting clear expectations, and providing feedback as the unit of study unfolds.

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    A$47.95
  3. The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments

    The Power of Investigating invites you to capture the potential for learning with children - who are natural investigators. But this pedagogical picture book does more than just describe how to build investigations - it also shows you, so you can easily implement the investigations right away in your own F-5 classroom. As the second book in NSTA's Powerful Practices series, The Power of Investigating builds on the questioning strategies modelled in The Power of Questioning. The authors are veteran educators who know how busy and demanding today's F-5 classroom is. A powerful tool in a small package, the book provides fresh, lively strategies you and your students will learn from and enjoy.

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    A$36.95
  4. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what your students’ ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students’ preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100 probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of Years F–12 will find short probes with year-level band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students’ ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction.  Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life and Earth and space science with a new category called “unifying principles”. Also covered is a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment.

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    A$54.95
  5. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This third volume in our best-selling series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science contains 25 all-new “probes” to uncover students’ misconceptions in science and offers guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Since publication of Volume 1 of the series, thousands of teachers have been using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. This book provides short, easy-to-administer probes that determine what scientific misunderstandings your students may bring into your classroom without your even knowing it! Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes and three nature of science probes.

     

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    A$54.95
  6. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the classroom - so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of science. Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes, and new topics include forms of matter, changes in matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic. This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover students' existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching and advance student understanding of science concepts.

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    A$54.95
  7. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. The 25 probes will determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. Each probe - field-tested across multiple year levels - is proven effective for helping your students recover from erroneous ideas about science. The accompanying teacher materials explain science content, give suggested connections to the Australian Curriculum: Science, present developmental considerations, summarise relevant research on learning and suggest instructional approaches from primary to high school.

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    A$54.95
  8. Pathways to Proficiency: Implementing Evidence-Based Grading

    Pathways to Proficiency: Implementing Evidence-Based Grading urges schools to challenge their traditional practices and adopt a new, more effective grading model for students. Authors Troy Gobble, Mark Onuscheck, Anthony R. Reibel and Eric Twadell provide a straightforward, five-phase creative model to implement practices that more accurately reflect student learning. Pathways to Proficiency guides F-12 leaders and teachers to better clarify student expectations and collect visible evidence of student learning in order to close the gaps in achievement and content mastery for all learners.

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    A$43.95
  9. The Feedback Loop: Using Formative Assessment Data for Science Teaching and Learning

    This groundbreaking book offers a practical process for gathering data from students in ways that will show you how to become a more effective science teacher without overwhelming you. Drawing on research-based findings and the experiences of both new and veteran classroom teachers, The Feedback Loop lets you design and implement your own formative assessment of your teaching and students' learning.

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    A$61.95
  10. Grading From the Inside Out: Bringing Accuracy to Student Assessment Through a Standards-Based Mindset

    In Grading From the Inside Out, Tom Schimmer establishes that the time for grading reform is now. Traditional grading procedures no longer work due to vast changes in pedagogy and assessment. While F-12 teachers and administrators may feel hesitant about moving away from past practices or making profound changes in grading, and while it may be challenging, a change in grading to a standards-based mindset is essential for effective instruction and assessment. To help readers develop standards-based mindsets about grading, Schimmer proposes a grading paradigm based on a new approach to reporting student achievement.

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    A$53.95
  11. FAST Grading: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices

    In FAST Grading: A guide to Implementing Best Practice, Douglas Reeves asserts that F-12 teachers, administrators and school systems must review and reshape their grading practices to ensure they centre on four essential criteria: (1) fairness, (2) accuracy, (3) specificity and (4) timeliness. Reeves guides educators to embrace proven grading procedures that have the power to reduce failure rates, improve student discipline, encourage learning and enhance morale.

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    A$45.95
  12. Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work

    In Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic address questions and challenges teacher teams experience and demonstrate how teams can develop effective and efficient common assessments. They simplify assessment development to give F-12 collaborative teams the confidence to write and use team-designed common formative assessments. This way, educators can monitor students' learning and ensure that all students master essential skills and concepts.

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    A$39.95

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