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  1. NOW Classrooms, Grades 6-8: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    In NOW Classrooms, Grades 6-8, authors Meg Ormiston, Lauren Slanker, Jennifer Lehotsky, Megan K. Flaherty, Janice Conboy and Whitney Cavanagh stress that real transformational school change focuses on robust teaching and learning, not the ever-evolving devices that may enhance that change. This book presents practical, classroom-tested lessons that grades 6-8 teachers and instructional coaches can use to prime students to actively learn and solve real-world problems. Sets of topical lessons progressively increase in depth and complexity for readers to choose from based on students’ needs. Using these lessons, grounded in the essential four C skills, teachers can connect technology to key learning-area outcomes and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

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    A$42.95
  2. Living the Questions, Second Edition: A Guide for Teacher-Researchers

    Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analysing their needs and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Power present a greater variety of short contributions from a wide range of teacher-researchers who speak to the growing diversity in today’s classrooms. Threaded throughout the chapters and narratives is a discussion of the emergence of digital tools and their effect on both teaching and the research process, along with an expanded number of research designs. Living the Questions will take you step-by-step through the process of designing, implementing and publishing your research.

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    A$39.95
  3. Creative Coding: Lessons and Strategies to Integrate Computer Science Across the 6-8 Curriculum

    Access to high-quality computer science (CS) instruction has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Thanks to this movement, more students start the middle years with some foundational knowledge of CS and coding. This new set of creative skills empowers students to express themselves in compelling ways, but students still need opportunities and support to develop and hone those skills. This book helps classroom teachers develop activities and projects to encourage computational thinking and coding skills, and to build bridges between those skills and practice. For maths, science, English and Humanities and Social Science teachers, the resources in this book provide guidance to start integrating coding into their classes to complement and strengthen existing instruction.

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    A$49.95
  4. Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence: Lessons for Social-Emotional Learning for Grades 4-8

    How can we help students develop resilience to persevere in the face of setbacks? How can we ignite a drive that will inspire them to sustain effort even through difficulty? This book equips teachers to deliberately cultivate psychosocial skills, including self-awareness, problem-solving to deal with setbacks, assertive interpersonal skills and intellectual risk-taking. By teaching students to be aware of how their thoughts, emotions and behaviours affect their pursuit of excellence, students can learn to tackle challenges and setbacks that they might experience as they reach to achieve. Lessons include engaging activities and curriculum connections, covering topics related to perfectionism, mindset, grit, stress, procrastination, social-emotional intelligence and more.

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    A$37.95
  5. Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons Complete Set of 3

    Can primary students really change the world? Yes, they can - and this series shows them how! The Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons is a cross-curriculum STEM series for Years 1-6 that gives real meaning to the idea of sustainability. Each resource is designed to supplement instruction in every Australian Curriculum learning area by addressing the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, as well as reproducible worksheets and teachers' notes. Make the Future! includes whole-class, small-group and individual work with options for a range of skill levels; opportunities for multi-year-level collaboration, self-directed learning and community engagement; and content that actively develops key life skills, such as financial planning, nutritional knowledge and goal-setting.

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    A$70.00
  6. NOW Classrooms, Grades 9-12: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    In NOW Classrooms, Grades 9-12: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology, the authors stress that real transformational school change focuses on robust teaching and learning, not the ever-evolving devices that may enhance that change. This book presents practical, classroom tested lessons that Years 9-12 teachers and instructional coaches can use to prime students to actively learn and solve real-world problems. Sets of topical lessons progressively increase in depth and complexity for readers to choose from based on students' needs. Using these lessons, grounded in the vital four C skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity), teachers can connect technology to key content-area outcomes and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

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    A$42.95
  7. Coding, Robotics, and Engineering for Young Students: A Tech Beginnings Curriculum
    Coding, Robotics, and Engineering for Young Students builds foundational computer science and robotics skills and knowledge in bright Pre-K-grade 2 students. Originally developed as enrichment courses for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, this curriculum emphasizes active, hands-on, and collaborative learning. Learn More
    A$45.95
  8. Thinking about Thinking in IB Schools: How We Know What We Know

    Thinking about Thinking in IB Schools: How We Know What We Know is intended to complement and supplement the curriculum of international schools, and those utilising the International Baccalaureate program. The discussions within this resource target the "think links", connectors between subject matter and relevant processes across and with the learning areas. Each chapter features instructional strategies to teach, practise and apply deeper thinking with the rich and rigorous content of the international curricula. Seven thinking skill areas are delineated and each of the seven chapters features a lively discussion, explicit ways of thinking about particular ways of thinking and engaging strategies to involve students in the act of deep thinking about the required content.

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    A$24.95
  9. Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years

    Messy Maths offers a rich resource of ideas that will inspire you to tap into the endless supply of patterns, textures, colours and quantities of the outdoors and deepen children's understanding of maths through hands-on experience. Being outside makes maths real. In the classroom environment, maths can seem disconnected from everyday reality. Messy Maths reimagines the outdoor space through a mathematical lens, providing a treasure trove of suggestions to empower you to blend outdoor learning into your teaching practice. It is not a "how to" guide, but rather an easy-to-use reference book replete with ready-to-use games and open-ended ideas designed to help children become confident and skilled in thinking about, using and exploring abstract mathematical concepts as all they play outside.

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    A$47.00
  10. The Fundamentals of (Re)designing Writing Units

    Prepare students to take on any writing challenge, including district- and state-mandated literacy tests. Perfect for teachers, curriculum designers, and literary coaches, this title provides guidance for designing new writing units and revising existing ones across content areas for grades 5–12. You’ll discover practical strategies and best practices for teaching skills in drafting, editing, revising, feedback, assessment, and student collaboration.

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    A$39.95

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