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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Thematic Unit: Peace and My World

    Each thematic unit integrates activities across the curriculum in English, maths, science, social studies, art, music and life skills. Many of these activities encourage cooperative learning and suggestions, and patterns for display boards are provided. Culminating activities enable students to synthesise their knowledge in order to create products that can be shard beyond the classroom. Each thematic unit includes: literature selections, planning guides, writing ideas, homework suggestions, curriculum connections, group projects, a culminating activity and a reading list. Each book provides activities and lesson ideas based on two or more popular children’s stories.

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    A$21.95
  6. Schoolwide Pedagogy

    The idea of schoolwide pedagogy (SWP) is a relatively new phenomenon, and here, thanks to researchers at the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, is a brand-new title to help you understand this exciting teacher-friendly concept better. Introducing the background of SWP through personal recollections, you’ll learn about the specific criterion and principles that characterise SWP,as well as discover how it has been used. This book’s multiple messages of inspiration and practical pedagogical approaches will serve as motivation for any teacher, principal or school community that wants to revitalise their school outcomes.

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    A$35.95
  7. Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools

    From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!

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    A$29.95
  8. Interactive Whiteboards in the Primary Classroom

    After years of helping others teach with a variety of interactive whiteboards (IWBs), Tony DeMonte found that, without a doubt, whiteboards can increase student engagement and motivation. But too often he encountered teachers who were unsure of how best to incorporate their IWBs in teaching and who ended up using them as glorified chalkboards, or worse, not at all. DeMonte wrote this book to help those educators grasp the full potential of this powerful tool. No matter what kind of IWB you have, interactive projector included, you will benefit from DeMonte’s classroom-tested insight and advice.

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    A$19.95
  9. How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

    In this comprehensive guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the "tasks") students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. She outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas. Intended for educators who are already familiar with rubrics as well as those who are not, this book is a complete resource for writing effective rubrics and for choosing wisely from among the many rubrics that are available on the Internet and from other sources.

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    A$29.95
  10. Learning Theory and Classroom Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector, 2nd Edition

    This book supports all trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector in their understanding of the key learning theories and how these can be applied to their teaching. Existing teachers will also find this book a valuable resource for refreshing their knowledge and continuing their professional development. Each learning theory is explored in clear and accessible language, considering the implications for planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management. Readers are encouraged to think critically about learning theories and the implications for classroom practice. Points for reflection, teaching and learning activities, and useful summaries are included.

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    A$35.95
  11. Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

    Trainee teachers are expected to demonstrate reflective practice in many ways throughout their course. Unlike other texts, this book takes a focused look at what primary trainees need to know and offers specific and detailed guidance on how to be meaningfully reflective in learning and teaching. Examining reflection as a tool for both teachers and children, this text considers how teachers can encourage the children they teach to be reflective in their own learning and how this can improve learning and teaching. Chapters on lesson study and reflective journals offer practical guidance, and a chapter on using children's voice as a tool for reflection explores this popular topical theme. Case studies and activities are included to help the reader relate theory to practice.

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    A$32.95
  12. Instructional Leadership for School Improvement

    What is the work of the principal in championing school improvement? Instructional Leadership for School Improvement attempts to address the myriad responses that could be given to answer this question by exploring school improvement and the principal's pivotal role in its unfolding. The book provides detailed tips and strategies to show you what principals need to do to: assess and promote a culture and climate for school improvement; build teams and support their work; create the necessary conditions so that teacher leaders can emerge; collect and analyse multiple measures of data; and monitor and document school improvement efforts.

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    A$42.95

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