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  1. 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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    Regular Price A$90.00 Sale Price A$45.00
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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