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  1. Engaging Literate Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3

    Interestingly, educators are recognising that for children to thrive intellectually they need socially and emotionally healthy classrooms. Conveniently, this is exactly what parents have always wanted for their children - classrooms that offer and grow positive relationships and behaviour, emotional self-regulation and a sense of wellbeing. Using the guiding principles from Peter Johnston’s bestselling professional resources, Choice Words and Opening Minds, Peter and six colleagues began a journey to create just such classrooms - environments in which children meaningfully engage with each other through reading, writing, making and discussing books. In Engaging Literate Minds, you’ll discover how these teachers struggled and succeeded in building such classrooms.

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    A$54.95
  2. Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 4-5, 2nd Edition

    The Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program uses a models approach to scaffold student learning and promote inquiry-based discussions of texts. This series of Jacob's Ladder books focuses specifically on supporting advanced students’ social–emotional needs through the discussion of reading selections in the following genres: short stories and media, poetry, and speeches, essays and biographies. New ladders were specifically designed for this series and derived from relevant theories about empathy, risk and resilience, achievement motivation, and mindsets and practices for cultivating talent. The Affective Jacob's Ladder guides provide teachers with an explanation of the nature and substance of the theoretical constructs for each ladder.

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    A$47.95
  3. Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 6-8, 2nd Edition

    The Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program uses a models approach to scaffold student learning and promote inquiry-based discussions of texts. This series of Jacob's Ladder books focuses specifically on supporting advanced students' social-emotional needs through the discussion of reading selections in the following genres: short stories and media, poetry, and speeches, essays and biographies. New ladders were specifically designed for this series and derived from relevant theories about empathy, risk and resilience, achievement motivation, and mindsets and practices for cultivating talent. The Affective Jacob's Ladder guides provide teachers with an explanation of the nature and substance of the theoretical constructs for each ladder.

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    A$47.95
  4. Sharing the Blue Crayon: How to Integrate Social, Emotional, and Literacy Learning
    Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time and divert teachers’ focus, these critical skills often get sidelined. In Sharing the Blue Crayon, Mary Anne Buckley shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children. Through simple activities such as read-alouds, sing-alongs, murals, and performances, students learn how to get along in a group, empathize with others, develop self-control and give and receive feedback, all while becoming confident readers and writers. Learn More
    A$29.95
  5. Zip-Around Games

    Zip-Around card games are an engaging way for the whole class to learn and practise new concepts together. Students will have fun as they cooperate in exciting, fast-paced games that sharpen their skills in maths, build their vocabulary and learn to listen to each other. Titles in this series include: Maths Games: Practise mental multiplication and division, work with fractions and solve worded problems. Vocabulary Games: Introduce synonyms, metaphors, alliteration and homonyms, and  apply effective strategies for learning new words. Following Directions: Encourage active listening (and laughter!) as students sing, stamp their feet and even moo like cows to complete a sequence of tasks together. Each Zip-Around set comes with eight individual games, as well as a booklet containing game instructions, answer keys and additional reproducible resources for introducing and reinforcing each activity.

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    Starting at A$35.95

  6. Life's Literacy Lessons: Stories and Poems for Teachers

    This poignant collection of stories and poems honours literacy educators for the often difficult and always essential work they do with students of all ages. Life's Literacy Lessons, a modern classic, now includes stories as well as new poems. From reading aloud to grammar, from handwriting to standards, Steven Layne highlights the tears and laughter, the challenges and rewards that inspire today's teachers. And Steven reveals his motivation: the events, words and thoughts that led him to capture his musings in verse and prose. Whether you read them to inspire or entertain, these delightful stories and poems are sure to capture your imagination.

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    A$25.95
  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. Going Green: Years 7-8 (Revised)

    Get ready to go green! With the exciting and educational lessons in the Going Green series, your primary students will learn foundational skills while adopting sustainable practices that can be used throughout their lifetimes. This 2014 edition of Going Green: Years 7-8 has been revised to assist Australian primary teachers in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability into their integrated teaching of core Australian Curriculum learning areas such as geography, English and science. Lesson topics include New Kinds of Plastic, Electronic Landfill, Green Collar Jobs and many more.

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    A$19.95
  9. Going Green: Years 5-6 (Revised)

    Get ready to go green! With the exciting and educational lessons in the Going Green series, your primary students will learn foundational skills while adopting sustainable practices that can be used throughout their lifetimes. This 2014 edition of Going Green: Years 5-6 has been revised to assist Australian primary teachers in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability into their integrated teaching of core Australian Curriculum learning areas such as geography, English, mathematics and science. Lesson topics include Carbon Footprints, Precious Rainwater, Keep It out of the Landfill and many more.

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    A$19.95
  10. Going Green: Years 3-4 (Revised)

    Get ready to go green! With the exciting and educational lessons in the Going Green series, your primary students will learn foundational skills while adopting sustainable practices that can be used throughout their lifetimes. This 2014 edition of Going Green: Years 3-4 has been revised to assist Australian primary teachers in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability into their integrated teaching of core Australian Curriculum learning areas such as geography, English, mathematics and science. Lesson topics include Becoming G-R-R-R-R-R-R-EEN, Environmentally Friendly Lunches, Recycling in Your Community and many more.

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    A$19.95
  11. Going Green: Years F-2 (Revised)

    Get ready to go green! With the exciting and educational lessons in the Going Green series, your primary students will learn foundational skills while adopting sustainable practices that can be used throughout their lifetimes. This 2014 edition of Going Green: Years F-2 has been revised to assist Australian primary teachers in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability into their integrated teaching of core Australian Curriculum learning areas such as geography, English, mathematics and science. Lesson topics include using recycled containers and lids to match upper-case letters with lower-case letters, creating a crafty counting book out of recycled materials, the life cycle of a milk carton, and many more.

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    A$19.95
  12. 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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    Starting at A$25.95

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