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  1. An Education Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How Radical Changes Can Spark Student Excitement and Success

    Discover how education innovations can produce astonishing results in student success both in and out of school. Readers will find carefully researched and detailed stories of on-the-ground models where students learn empathy, cooperation, creativity and self-management alongside rigorous academics. Together these stories provide insight into the process of innovation and the elements that can make change successful. An education crisis is a terrible thing to waste will inspire educators in ordinary situations to take extraordinary actions toward a new paradigm of education in which all students can flourish.

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    A$34.95
  2. Cybersafe Young Children: Teaching Internet Safety and Responsibility, K–3

    Learn how to integrate lessons about good digital citizenship into the daily life of the early childhood classroom. Based on reviews of empirical research, this book addresses the need for a new educational paradigm that will enable educators to help young children develop the skills and ethical behaviours they will need to thrive in both the real and digital worlds. Cybersafe young children provides a rationale for addressing issues of cyber safety and children’s usage of social media in the early grades to prevent later harmful behaviour, such as cyberbullying. Written from a developmental perspective, it offers practical classroom strategies for fostering positive digital citizenship in young children.

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    A$31.95
  3. Leading Data-Informed Change in Schools

    Leading data-informed change in schools offers teacher team leaders, principals and administrators a practical guide on how to collect, analyse and use data to help school communities and the students they serve flourish. This invaluable resource introduces a 10-step process for leading data-informed change comprising measurable steps for action supported by connections to relevant literature and practical examples showing what the process looks like in schools. Fisk also introduces the 12 key elements required for a leader to prime the environment or build a culture that will enable them to lead data-informed change.

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    A$44.95
  4. Unpacking Fake News: An Educator’s Guide to Navigating the Media with Students

    The term fake news has become part of global discourse. Although some have appropriated the term for political purposes, actual fake news represents an inherent threat to democracy given the ease through which it is consumed and shared. This book is one of the first of its kind to address the implications of fake news for the F-12 classroom. It explores what fake news is, why students are susceptible to believing it and how they can learn to identify it. Leading civic education scholars use a psychoanalytic lens to unpack why fake news is effective and to show educators how they can teach their students to be critical consumers of the political media they encounter. The authors also link these ideas to the broader task of civic education and critical engagement in the democratic process.

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    A$39.95
  5. Formative Assessment Years 5-6

    Good formative assessment provides effective feedback on a students’ understanding of the concept being taught. This series provides clear and practical resources to help you conduct accurate assessments. Pre-activities determine which students need extra help and which students are ready to advance. The graphic organisers and writing activities can be customised to meet your curriculum needs and help gather information on how your students learn. The collaborative reflections allow students to work together before moving on to the next concept.

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    A$21.95
  6. Building Great School Board–Superintendent Teams: A Systematic Approach to Balancing Roles and Responsibilities

    To address urgent challenges and drive continuous improvement effectively, school board members, superintendents, and school leaders must develop strong school board–superintendent teams. The authors offer a systematic approach for establishing a unified team that can efficiently meet demands, avoid conflict, and respond to the ever-changing educational environment. Each chapter includes professional development activities that can be adapted for teams of any size.

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    A$35.95
  7. Smart Starters

    A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

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    Starting at A$15.95

  8. Energising Smart Starters - Humanities and Social Sciences: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starters are short activities that are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend skills in Humanities and Social Sciences. The starters are grouped by subject strands into Social and Cultural Concepts; Maps and Globes; World Geography; Economics; and History. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown Humanities and Social Sciences lesson. The Smart Starters are not only for Humanities and Social Sciences lessons, and can be used at any time to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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    A$15.95
  9. Messaging Matters: How School Leaders Can Inspire Teachers, Motivate Students, and Reach Communities

    Written for leaders, this book is divided into three parts, helping readers maximize their roles as chief communicators with a school's internal and external stakeholders: students, teachers, parents, and community. Learn how school leaders can develop a communication strategy to increase school and community collaboration.

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    A$32.95
  10. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

    What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. Sharon M. Kaye, PhD, and Paul Thomson, PhD, examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate and prejudice, in this bare bones, casual and engaging book, written directly for and field-tested with teenagers. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

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    A$29.95
  11. Media Literacy in the F-12, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

    Today's average youth spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Aided by technology, young people can instantly share and engage with media messages to find answers, get directions, shop or connect with friends. But access alone doesn't lead to critical thinking. Media are texts, designed to be read, analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Understanding how to interpret advertising messages, check for bias or avoid stereotyping are among the skills students need to become knowledgeable consumers and producers of media. This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.

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    A$55.95
  12. The Flipped Learning Series Bundle

    Building on their best-selling book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, flipped education innovators Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams return with a book series that supports flipped learning in the four topic areas of Science, Maths, English and Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the primary classroom. In each book in the bundle the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model in classrooms. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how to employ project-based learning techniques.

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    A$85.00

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