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  1. When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers

    When Smart Kids Underachieve in School: Practical Solutions for Teachers takes a look at the 10 most common reasons why some smart, advanced and gifted students do not reach their achievement potential. Reasons for underachievement range from social– emotional needs, lack of proper programming, not being challenged and potential learning disabilities. Each chapter discusses a different cause and three practical strategies that can be used to overcome it. Useful for teachers, counsellors, gifted coordinators and administrators, this book is an easy-to-read, must-have resource for any educator looking to identify, understand and reverse underachievement.

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    A$29.95
  2. Designing Gifted Education Programs and Services: From Purpose to Implementation

    Designing Gifted Education Programs and Services: From Purpose to Implementation is intended to support educators in the design and implementation of comprehensive gifted education plans. From planning to actual implementation, this book takes the reader from goals and purpose to assessing student needs and program design. Learn More

    A$49.95
  3. From Giftedness to Gifted Education: Reflecting Theory in Practice

    From Giftedness to Gifted Education helps introduce and apply these ideas to help reflect theory in practice. Each chapter introduces readers to a different theory by providing definitions of key concepts, explaining the fundamental conceptual/theoretical approach, and concluding with advice on how the conception can be put into practice. Learn More

    A$89.95
  4. Leading Change in Gifted Education: The Festschrift of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska

    Honouring the leadership of Dr Joyce VanTassel-Baska, this book includes major strands of work central to defining the field of gifted education and discusses relevant trends and issues that have shaped or will shape the field. This comprehensive resource outlines three major sections: conceptions in gifted education such as intelligence, creativity and eminence; linkage of theory to practice through curriculum and instruction, professional development, and assessment; and the infrastructure of gifted education that relies on research, policy and leadership directions within and outside the field. Showcasing contributions from leading senior scholars in gifted education, this book is sure to be an invaluable resource for policymakers, scholars, researchers.

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    A$90.00
  5. Connections: Activities for Deductive Thinking (Introductory)

    These imaginative puzzles are designed to sharpen deductive reasoning skills and strengthen the ability to sort through information by formulating connections. Created with the classroom teacher in mind, the puzzles are both intriguing and easy to fit into lesson plans for the gifted and talented, as well as many main curricula. Designed for teachers frustrated with complicated logic exercises that are beyond the scope of one class period, Connections are formatted for success within 50-minute pullout programs. Each puzzle includes an introduction, clues, grid and an illustration. Exercises are simple to use and gradually present ever-increasing challenges across the length of the book. Capture students' attention and challenge their intellectual talents with this first-rate resource.

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    A$24.95
  6. An Educator’s Guide to Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Integrating All Three Tiers

    An Educator's Guide to Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports shows F-12 teachers and administrators how implementing schoolwide positive behavioural interventions and supports (SWPBIS) helps create an encouraging, productive school culture. Authors Jason E. Harlacher and Billie Jo Rodriguez present the research and theory behind the model, their own professional experience in working with school teams and examples of what the four key elements and three tiers of support look like in practice. When school staff support students with these interventions, they will institute a more proactive approach to teaching students schoolwide expectations and addressing learners' academic and social-emotional needs.

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    A$39.95
  7. The SIGS Series (Scales for Identifying Gifted Students)

    Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS) offers the most comprehensive observational instrument available for identifying gifted students ages 5–18. Used as part of a comprehensive process for identifying gifted children, SIGS offers schools an instrument with extensive statistical and research support. This standardised, norm-referenced instrument is completed by teachers or parents and provides an effective method for identifying gifted children.

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    Starting at A$50.00

  8. SIGS Complete Kit: Scales for Identifying Gifted Students

    Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS) offers the most comprehensive observational instrument available for identifying gifted students ages 5-18. Used as part of a comprehensive process for identifying gifted children, SIGS offers schools an instrument with extensive statistical and research support. Because the SIGS offers the most advanced and comprehensive statistical support of any observational identification instrument in the field, it should be a part of every school's comprehensive approach to identifying gifted children. The SIGS Complete Kit includes a technical manual, School Rating Scales (25 forms), Home Rating Scales (25 forms) and Summary Forms (25 forms).

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    A$195.00
  9. Fiction and Nonfiction: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 4

    In Fiction and Nonfiction: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 4, students will read an analyse short stories and write their own short story in the fiction unit. In the nonfiction unit, students will study nonfiction (and creative nonfiction) texts to examine how writers use many of the same devices to tell nonfiction stories. Students will read a variety of texts and will write their own memoirs. These units focus on critical literacy skills, including reading diverse content, understanding texts as reflections of culture, and finding bias in fiction and nonfiction.

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    A$42.95
  10. Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs: How to Move Beyond Disability Labels in the Classroom

    As a must-have reference for busy teachers with little special education training, this book supplies classroom-tested instructional strategies that address the characteristics of and challenges faced by students with special needs. With Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, Toby Karten focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in F-12 environments. She offers valuable advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes. By highlighting more than a dozen disability labels, this resource walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

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    A$39.95
  11. Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities Training Supplement, Revised Edition

    If you didn't grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the "hidden rules" that govern many aspects of life for the poor. If you work with people from poverty, a deeper understanding of their challenges - and strengths - will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success. Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique and powerful tool designed for social, health and legal services professionals. Based in part on A Framework for Understanding Poverty, you'll find case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises and specific solutions you and your organisation can implement right now. NOTE: This workbook contains some highlights from the book Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities and is normally used in conjunction with Bridges workshops.

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    A$20.00
  12. The Boy with a Different Brain: Creating Awareness and Acceptance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Written from the perspective of an eight-year-old child, The Boy with a Different Brain offers readers a beautifully honest and uncensored account of exactly what it feels like to be friends with a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Through descriptions of everyday situations, and some of the more common ASD quirks, the narrator seeks to break down the stigma associated with ASD and build upon their friend's very unique set of strengths, interests and abilities.

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    A$19.95

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