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  1. Circling the World: Fascinating Cities, Years 4-6 (Revised)

    This resource will lead young learners to 57 fascinating cities around the world. A perfect complement for your Australian Curriculum-aligned study of world geography, this exciting book is designed to encourage students to use their natural curiosity to explore culture, research different ways of life and create projects based on what they learn. Students will learn to make connections to the real world, visit intriguing places and discover history, art, architecture, maths, language and science as well as geography. Fascinating Cities includes information sheets, websites and activities that offer investigative learning ideas, higher-level thinking questions, engaging art projects and interesting research opportunities to excite your class.

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    A$45.95
  2. Natural Hazards: Years 6-8 (Revised)

    Earthquakes, volcanoes, cyclones, floods and other violent forces of nature devastate entire communities and claim thousands of lives each year. But such disasters also produce fertile soil, redirect rivers and rejuvenate forests. Natural Hazards is full of interesting and relevant reading material to stimulate students' interest and introduce them to how and why these disasters occur. Including tales of heroism, unbelievable courage and extraordinary events, this book contains plenty of thought-provoking activities for students as they explore the effects of disasters on society and the environment. The activities are a great way to introduce students in Years 6-8 to the topic of hazards, as outlined in the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

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    A$35.95
  3. The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

    Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. This book presents 12 daily touchstones – simple and specific things any teacher can do every day – to keep classroom practice focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction and in line with three essential imperatives for teaching: be demanding, be supportive and be intentional. If there were one thing you could do each day to help one student succeed, you'd do it, wouldn't you? What about three things to help three students? What if there were 12 things you could do every day to help all of your students succeed? There are, and you'll find them in this book.

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    A$32.95
  4. A School Leaders Guide to Standards-Based Grading

    A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components.

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    A$27.95
  5. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95
  6. People and Places in Our Neighbourhood

    People and Places in Our Neighbourhood is fully aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Geography for Years F–2. It contains more than 35 downloadable worksheets that cover every content description in the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand, making it an invaluable resource for busy teachers attempting to introduce effective geography instruction to the primary classroom. Using the exciting, hands-on activities in People and Places in Our Neighbourhood, your students will employ skills of observation and classification; begin to recognise and distinguish between the natural, managed and constructed features of places; explore the interconnections between places and people; learn about the links to Country/Place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and more!

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    A$39.95
  7. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95
  8. GameWize: Making History & Geography Fun! with Microsoft Office, 2nd Edition

    Even the most hesitant learner will be brought out of their lazy daze by GameWize: Making History & Geography Fun! with Microsoft Office, 2nd Edition. This resource will invigorate your classroom with learning-based, competitive games that your students will be begging to play. Each game is customisable for each unique classroom environment, and can be used as a whole-class activity, or at stations set up around the classroom for partners or small group competitions. Game components can be modified to make them more relevant to current topics of study, helping to create a more memorable learning experience for yourself and your students. The pre-prepared game templates make it easy for teachers to just start the program, open the file, ask a question, get an answer and begin the game.

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    A$39.95
  9. Understanding and Teaching the Australian Curriculum: Geography for Primary Schools

    Following the recent publication of the first-ever Australian Curriculum: Geography primary school teachers are expected to play a key role in implementing the curriculum in Australian schools. However, most primary teachers are not geography scholars, and many will lack confidence in teaching the subject. This book is designed to ease the burden of primary teachers by showing them how to understand and use the curriculum they are being asked to teach. By unpacking the Australian Curriculum: Geography in terms of that non-geographers can easily understand, this book takes work out of standards-aligned geography instruction.

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    A$35.95
  10. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  11. The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

    The Adaptive School is about developing strong schools in which collaborative faculties are capable of meeting the certain challenges of today and the uncertain challenges of tomorrow. Some schools are flourishing. Others are making remarkable gains in improving student achievement, increasing attendance, attaining higher post-school accomplishments, and developing satisfying relationships with their communities. Some schools produce only fair results; others languish. We believe that all can be better. The Adaptive School is designed as a sourcebook to support you in developing and facilitating collaborative groups to improve student learning. You can use it as a basic text for yourself or as a reference book for diagnosis and problem solving.

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    A$49.95
  12. Inside the Black Box: Geography
    Geography students must develop process skills for investigation as well as communication skills to question and discuss their findings. Formative assessment fits well into this learning setting, since its purpose is for teachers to sift student responses in class discussion and activity and make professional judgements about the next steps in learning. Using this exclusive edition, revised by John Butler to align with the recently released Australian Curriculum: Geography, primary and secondary teachers throughout Australia can enrich their geography instruction with assessment for learning while fulfilling national curriculum requirements. Learn More
    A$10.95

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