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  1. Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-Group Meetings

    As in reading and writing workshop, students in Wedekind's math workshop are becoming self-directed and independent while participating in a classroom community of learners. Through the math exchanges, students focus on number sense and the big ideas of mathematics. Teachers guide the conversations with small groups of students, mediating talk and thinking as students share problem-solving strategies, discuss how math works, and move torward more effective and efficient approaches and greater mathematical understanding.

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    A$39.95
  2. The Myth of the Muse: Supporting Virtues That Inspire Creativity

    Creativity is crucial in helping students achieve success. The authors argue that creativity is not spontaneous or inborn but a process that can be cultivated by using seven 'virtues' that inspire creativity: curiosity, versatility, synthesis, discipline, collaboration, experimentation, and tenacity. Ideal for team study and discussion, the book includes assessment rubrics as well as sample activities and practical guidelines to encourage and facilitate creativity.

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    A$42.95
  3. Nonfiction Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing, F-8

    Writing nonfiction represents a big step for most students. Most young writers are not intimidated by personal narrative, fiction or even poetry, but when they try to put together a teaching book, report or persuasive essay, they often feel anxious and frustrated. Like the authors' best-selling Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing F-8, this book is divided into sections for F-2, 3-4 and 5-8 students. These divisions reflect various differences between emerging, competent and fluent writers. In each section you'll find a generous collection of craft lessons directed at the genre that's most appropriate for that particular age.

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    A$29.95
  4. Pyrotechnics on the Page: Playful Craft That Sparks Writing

    Writers in every field play with words each time they sit down at their desks. In his newest book, Ralph Fletcher demonstrates how playful craft can energise student writing and breathe new energy into the writing workshop. Children have a natural affinity for language play; Pyrotechnics on the Page demonstrates how writing teachers can tap into it. Pyrotechnics on the Page is vintage Fletcher: personal, anecdotal and practical. It represents the latest chapter in Ralph's efforts to widen the circle in the writing classroom, make it a more engaging place for students writers and, in the process, lift the quality of their writing.

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  5. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning

    Curiosity comes from within; we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.

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    A$35.95
  6. Engaging Minds in the Classroom Four-Book Bundle

    Discover how to keep students engaged in classwork by bringing back the joy of learning. The book Engaging Minds in the Classroom outfits you with a Framework for Joyful Learning to use in teaching and learning experiences every day. Then three more books in the set explore how to use this Framework to create language arts classes that keep students attentive and thoughtful (Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms), social studies lessons that connect content to real life experiences (Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms), and science and maths projects that help your students focued on understanding concepts rather than simply earning a mark (Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms).

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    A$59.95
  7. Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Set of 5) and Teacher's Guide (Teacher's Bundle)

    This Teacher's Bundle contains five copies of Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Student Book) and one copy of Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Teacher's Guide). Every colourful page of the Student Book contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. In the companion Teacher's Guide, Christopher draws from both research and classroom experience to teach you how students' geometric thinking develops.

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    A$65.95
  8. Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking

    Stories put "flesh and blood" on scientific methods and provide an inside look at scientists in action. Case studies deepen scientific understanding, sharpen critical-thinking skills and help students see how science relates to their lives. Each case study comprises a story, classroom discussion questions, teaching notes and background information, objectives and common misconceptions about the topic, as well as helpful references. Science Stories is sure to make science engaging and enlightening for both students and teachers.

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    A$65.95
  9. Which One Doesn't Belong: A Shapes Book (Student Book) Set of 5

    Set of 5: Every colourful page of Christopher Danielson's children's picture book, Which One Doesn't Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. Most curricula treat geometry as little more than vocabulary lessons. Which One Doesn't Belong? is a powerful, flexible resource that teachers can use to provoke lively discussions and deep learning about shapes with students of all ages.

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    A$49.95
  10. Which One Doesn't Belong: A Shapes Book (Student Book)

    Every colourful page of Christopher Danielson's children's picture book, Which One Doesn't Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. Most curricula treat geometry as little more than vocabulary lessons. Which One Doesn't Belong? is a powerful, flexible resources that teachers can use to provoke lively discussions and deep learning about shapes with students of all ages.

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    A$19.95
  11. Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book and Teacher's Guide (Teacher's Bundle)

    This Teacher's Bundle contains one copy of Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Student Book) and Which One Doesn't Belong? A Shapes Book (Teacher's Guide). Every colourful page of the Student Book contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. In the companion Teacher's Guide, Christopher draws from both research and classroom experience to teach you how students' geometric thinking develops.

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    A$39.95
  12. Mindsets in the Classroom Book and Poster Set

    Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. This set includes the New York Times Education Bestseller Mindsets in the Classroom, Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom and the Mindsets in the Classroom Poster Set.

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    A$100.00

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