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  1. Caring Hearts & Critical Minds: Literature, Inquiry and Social Responsibility

    In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing and inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-years classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, this book gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about.

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    A$39.95
  2. Journey to Literacy: No Worksheets Required

    Journey to Literacy offers Foundation Year teachers proven strategies for creating classrooms where children are actively engaged learners that thrive. The play-based learning and individualised strategies in this practical book build on the early literacy experiences that have been part of a child's home like. Journey to Literacy argues that teachers need to engage children in their own learning and give them opportunities to pursue their own interests and investigations. It encourages teachers to observe, respond and capitalise on children's interests in individual, small-group and large-group sessions. Based on extensive work with young children, this highly readable book is full of innovative ways teachers can provide support, enrichment and positive feedback.

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    A$29.95
  3. Taking the Complexity out of Concepts

    This book is a practical resource designed by Innovative Global Education (IGE) to assist educators in making the shift from a content-based curriculum to a conceptual curriculum. To meet the demand for better professional learning materials devoted to conceptual learning, IGE has formulated the IGE Model for Formulating Conceptual Understandings and the three-stage IGE Template for Planning Conceptual Learning. In support of these pivotal resources, the book also includes a number of case studies adapted from IGE's professional learning work with schools to serve as exemplars of how real-life educators are actually using the resources in their classrooms.

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    A$35.95
  4. From Research to I-Search: Creating Lifelong Learners for the 21st Century

    The I-Search process differs from traditional research, requiring the researcher to identify what they already know about the topic, what questions they would like answered, what knowledge others hold on the topic and how that new knowledge has enriched and changed their understanding of the topic. I-Search relates to all content areas, gives students practice in 21st century skills and lifelong learning, allows struggling students to practise research skills, guides students in learning which questions are important to raise, provides flexibility for teams to collaborate on researching, provides authentic learning as students work on questions important to them, reinforces CCSS-related skills and helps students identify values and biases and consider alternative points of view.

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    A$21.95
  5. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry

    How can you create an authentic learning environment in today's standards-driven atmosphere? Larissa Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle years and secondary school teachers can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning for a new era.

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    A$27.95
  6. Everyday Artists: Inquiry and Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom

    For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualising the world and creating new possibilities. This book is about young children engaging in the art of world-making. Art, not in the traditional sense, but rather as constituting a powerful tool of everyday thinking. Everyday Artists addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. Bentley uses vignettes of children's everyday activities - from block building to clean-up to outdoor play - to help teachers identify and scaffold the genuine artistic practice of young children.

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    A$37.95
  7. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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    A$25.95
  8. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum

    This revised edition of Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn features correlations to various strands and sub-strands from a range of Australian Curriculum subject areas, ensuring that instruction is curriculum-aligned and meaningful. Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum describes processes that can be used to infuse thinking into everyday learning through the application and explicit teaching of various models and strategies. These strategies will see students engaging in a wide range if thinking tasks regardless of whether they are working within defined subject areas or on units that cut across traditional curriculum boundaries.

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    A$32.95
  9. Still Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn within the Australian Curriculum

    Building on the popular Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn, this revised edition of Still Learning to Think/Thinking to Learn features correlations to various strands and sub-strands from a range of Australian Curriculum subject areas, ensuring that instruction is curriculum-aligned and meaningful. Each chapter provides a brief description of a particular model or strategy that may be applied across different levels of schooling. Following this, specific examples of applying the structure are demonstrated. Through the application and explicit teaching of models and strategies, students can engage in a wide range of thinking tasks, regardless of whether they are working within defined subject areas or on units that cut across traditional curriculum boundaries.

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    A$32.95
  10. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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