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  1. Teaching for Inclusion: Eight Principles for Effective and Equitable Practice

    Teaching for Inclusion shows how educators navigate the competing demands of everyday practice with examples from real schools. The author offers eight principles that can be used to advance an inclusive pedagogy. These principles permit teachers to both acknowledge and draw from the conditions within which they work, even as they uphold their commitments to equitable schooling for students from historically marginalised groups, particularly students with disabilities. Situated in the everyday realities of classrooms that often include mandated testing requirements and accountability policies, this book addresses multiple dimensions of inclusive practice including curricular decision-making, the "grammar" of schooling, the states of family communities and the demands of professional roles.

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    A$49.95
  2. Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students

    This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve "breakaway" students - first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that post-secondary institutions can take to create structures and opportunity that build reciprocal trust.

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    A$39.95
  3. Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners (3rd ed.)
    Content Curriculum for High-Ability Learners (3rd ed.) provides a solid introduction to core elements of curriculum development in gifted education and implications for school-based implementation. Written by experts in the field, this text uses cutting-edge design techniques and aligns core content with national and state standards. In addition to revised chapters, the third edition contains new chapters on topics including special populations of gifted learners, leadership, and university-level honors curriculum. The text identifies fundamental principles of curriculum that support advanced and high-potential learners: accelerated learning within the core content areas, use of higher order processes and products, and concept development. These emphases form threads across chapters in core content areas, including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, and the arts. Additional chapters explore structures to support implementation, including alignment with standards, assessment of learning, counselling, and promoting exemplary teacher practice through professional development. Learn More
    A$135.00
  4. Maths Explorations: Probability and Statistics

    Stretch your students mathematical imaginations to their limits as they solve challenging real-world and mathematical problems that extend concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Students will learn powerful mathematical ideas about data and chance as they make sense of real-world situations from science, sports and everyday life. Each activity comes with extensive teacher support, including student handouts, discussion guides, detailed solutions and suggestions for extending the investigations. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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    A$39.95
  5. Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach

    In order to better prepare educators to work with gifted and talented students, Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach presents problem-based learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K-12 classrooms. The scenarios can be read and discussed in a short amount of time, allow the reader to gain greater understanding through empathy, require an analysis of multiple perspectives and support the standards of excellence set forth in gifted education standards. Using the cases in the book, educators will gain the insight needed to improve the identification of and services for gifted and talented students in light of these standards.

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    A$55.00
  6. What Learning Looks Like: Mediated Learning in Theory and Practice, K-6

    In this unique collaboration, the authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. Readers learn the steps in the process, including analysing the child's problem, teaching the child to focus on the difficulty and using the techniques of mediated learning to enable the child to overcome the learning challenge. This is the first book to present Feuerstein's ground-breaking work in accessible language with copious examples of practice. 

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    A$45.95
  7. Challenging Australian Curriculum: English Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Year 5

    This book provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Australian Curriculum Standards for English through four mini units. Each mini unit is packed with activities and practice problems that enrich and extend year level content for Year 5. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher-order reasoning questions, resulting discussions and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students' needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate.

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  8. Challenging Australian Curriculum: English Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Year 4

    This activity book, from the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Australian Curriculum: English through four mini-units. Each mini-unit is packed with activities and practice problems that enrich and extend year level content for Year 4. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher-order reasoning questions, resulting discussions and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students' needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate. Students will be exposed to themes such as improvement, connection, nature and the human spirit, and struggle.

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  9. Challenging Australian Curriculum: English Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Year 3

    This activity book, from the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Australian Curriculum: English through four mini-units. Each mini-unit is packed with activities and practice problems that enrich and extend year level content for Year 3. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher-order reasoning questions, resulting discussions and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students' needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate. Students will be exposed to themes such as choices, culture, beliefs and perseverance.

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  10. Beyond Smarter: Mediated Learning and the Brain's Capacity for Change

    This book is the most up-to-date summary of Feuerstein's thinking and includes accessible descriptions of his tools and methods for cognitive modifiability and mediated learning. With dramatic case studies throughout the text, Feuerstein and his co-authors define intelligence as a dynamic force that drives the human organism to change the structure of thinking in order to answer the needs it encounters.

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  11. Maths Explorations: Measurement and Polygons

    Students become mathematical adventurers in these challenging and engaging activities designed to deepen and extend their understanding of concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The investigations in this book stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they create and manipulate geometric figures, draw and analyse complex designs, and develop and apply measurement strategies to solve challenging real-world and mathematical problems. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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    A$39.95

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