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  1. Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom

    Rev up robotics shows educators how to begin incorporating robotics in tandem with computational thinking into content area lessons or electives. Part 1 covers the basics, defining robotics and sharing real-world applications along with how to teach foundational skills for computational thinking and computer science. Part 2 shows robotics in practice within the context of content areas and features lesson plans mapped to academic and technology standards, including the ISTE Standards and the Computer Science Teacher Association Standards. Part 3 offers advice on pedagogy and teaching strategies backed by research from the learning sciences, and shares approaches to teaching robotics using project-based learning or as part of after-school clubs or robotics competitions.

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    A$39.95
  2. Tilting Your Teaching: Seven Simple Shifts That Can Substantially Improve Student Learning

    Tilt your teaching and see student engagement and achievement - not to mention your own sense of accomplishment - skyrocket. With Glen Pearsall and Natasha Harris’s Tilting Your Teaching: Seven Simple Shifts That Can Substantially Improve Student Learning you’ll learn the same techniques that Glen shares in his coaching sessions with teachers throughout Australia and around the world. Using pencil and paper or an app, you’ll also learn how to identify, record, and analyse key performance data to home in on the small changes you can make to realise big results. Better still, team up with a colleague for mutual support. It only takes a few words and as little as one second (seriously!) to transform an unruly classroom into a place of confidence and productivity.

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    A$34.95
  3. Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students

    Thinking Like a Lawyer introduces a powerful but practical framework to give teachers the tools and knowledge to teach critical thinking to all students. Using this framework, teachers will help students adopt the skills, habits and mindsets of lawyers as they tackle 21st-century problems. Colin Seale, a teacher-turned-attorney-turned-education-innovator and founder of thinkLaw, uses his unique experience to introduce a wide variety of concrete instructional strategies and examples that teachers can use in all grade levels and subject areas. Individual chapters address underachievement, the value of nuance, evidence-based reasoning, social-emotional learning, equitable education and leveraging families to close the critical thinking gap.

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    A$39.95
  4. Neurodevelopmental Differentiation: Optimising Brain Systems to Maximise Learning
    In Neurodevelopmental differentiation: Optimising brain systems to maximise learning, clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator Lucy Fuller make teachers’ working lives easier and more effective by helping them to detect what might be stopping students from achieving more success. Each of the chapters in this book is designed to help teachers and parents identify young people’s learning strength areas as well as ways to improve functioning in each of the eight unique brain systems: spatial reasoning, perceptual and motor skills, concentration and memory, planning and sequencing, thinking and logic, people smarts, language and word smarts, and number smarts. Learn More
    A$49.95
  5. Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability Schools™: Cultures of Continuous Learning

    Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability Schools™: Cultures of Continuous Learning brings the ideas and recommendations of many renowned leaders in education into one resource for educators working to help students achieve at ever-higher levels. Each chapter contributes to a sound conceptual framework and successfully proves that the Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work process and the High Reliability Schools (HRS) model are not only interrelated; they support each other. Readers will study each level of the HRS model and the ways in which successful implementation of the model improves education. Then, readers will see that level of the model at work in a PLC.

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    A$54.95
  6. Mindful School Communities: The Five Cs of Nurturing Heart Centered Learning

    Schools that are compassionate, caring and community centred create healthier, more successful students. As such, in Mindful school communities: The five Cs of nurturing heart centered learning, authors Christine Mason, Michele M. Rivers Murphy and Yvette Jackson offer an in-depth guide to the five Cs - (1) consciousness, (2) compassion, (3) confidence, (4) courage and (5) community - built on a wealth of research, including an original, tested tool that assesses a school’s efforts toward compassionate action.

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    A$44.95
  7. Vision and Action: Reinventing Schools Through Personalized Competency-Based Education

    In Vision and Action: Reinventing Schools Through Personalized Competency-Based Education, the authors provide readers with a comprehensive guide to implementing personalized competency-based education (PCBE). PCBE is the system most capable of preparing students for life in the post-industrial age. This book is broken into two complementary and digestible parts. F-12 school and district leaders, teachers and stakeholders will define their vision and proactively design a holistic model of PCBE. Next, they will learn how to act on that vision in their school or district. In this book, readers will discover all the knowledge and strategies necessary to overcome the challenges of change and successfully bring a new paradigm of education to their students and schools.

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    A$49.95
  8. Ambitious Instruction: Teaching With Rigor in the Secondary Classroom

    Ambitious Instruction: Teaching With Rigor in the Secondary Classroom offers a blueprint for how to use rigour to reinvigorate daily learning and instruction. Author Brad Cawn makes rigour visible, accessible and actionable to readers so that all grade 6-12 students will have opportunities to engage in meaningful intellectual work across the disciplines. By infusing the tenets of problem-based learning and synthesis into lessons, secondary teachers develop teaching and learning practices to teach not only with rigour but for rigour, jump-starting students’ success.  

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    A$39.95
  9. Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners, 3rd Edition

    In its third edition, Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners provides practitioners at local and state levels a guide to designing curriculum for the gifted at any level of learning and in any subject area. It addresses the need to differentiate at all levels in the design process, from goals through assessment, and shows how to customise curriculum for advanced learners.

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    A$54.95
  10. Concept-Based Instruction: Building Curriculum With Depth and Complexity

    Teachers and curriculum specialists are exposed to many ideas from educational leaders, but it is difficult to know which ones can be transformed into meaningful learning experiences in the classroom. In Concept-Based Instruction, readers will learn how to use the works of educational leaders to create cohesive, engaging, challenging and interwoven units of study in the areas of writing, literature, reading, social studies and science.

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    A$34.95
  11. Promoting Rigor Through Higher Level Questioning: Practical Strategies for Developing Students' Critical Thinking

    Promoting Rigor Through Higher Level Questioning equips teachers with effective questioning strategies to challenge students to think critically, as well as to explore their innate curiosity and imagination. Simply asking questions is not enough. Teachers must create a culture in which students expect and can engage in rigorous, higher level questioning and discussions, and are comfortable enough that they can ask those questions of one another and themselves. This book explores the power of questioning and how it can transform your classroom into an environment in which lively, in-depth dialogue becomes the norm.

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    A$34.95
  12. Gifted Education and Gifted Students: A Guide for Inservice and Preservice Teachers

    Although most teacher education programs offer classes on special education and English language learners, teachers often do not receive any training in the needs of high-ability students or gifted education practices. This book prepares inservice and preservice teachers to educate high-ability students by informing them of best practices and research. Gifted Education and Gifted Students: A Guide for Inservice and Preservice Teachers is a concise, user-friendly resource that is perfect for both individual and collaborative learning, providing future teachers with everything they need to meet the needs of advanced learners

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    A$19.95

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