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  1. Making Math Stick: Classroom Strategies That Support the Long-term Understanding of Math Concepts

    Making math stick shows teachers how to foster classroom learning experiences that will help students to better understand, retain and apply key maths concepts. The book explores why we need a different approach to teaching maths – one that leads students to a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts that will stick with them long after the test is handed in.

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    A$34.95
  2. The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice

    In schools, every day is ‘game day'. Every day, teachers need the best resources and forms of support because students deserve the best we as educators can offer. An instructional playbook aims to serve as that kind of support: a tool that coaches can use to help teachers match specific learning goals with the right research-based instructional strategies. Coaches have enormous potential to help teachers learn and implement new teaching practices, but coaches will only be effective if they deeply understand the strategies they describe and their explanations are clear. The instructional playbook addresses both issues head on and offers a simple and clear explanation of how to create a playbook uniquely designed to meet teachers’ instructional needs.

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    A$44.95
  3. Novel Engineering, K–8: An Integrated Approach to Engineering and Literacy

    Novel engineering, K–8 shows how your students can work through engineering design challenges inspired by a broad range of literature – novels and short stories, biographies and histories, or even picture books. By way of introduction, the book offers clear conceptual background and practical advice on how the approach works: Your students pull information from literature to identify a problem. Then, using details from the story or text, they go through an engineering design process to develop functional solutions for their ‘clients’ – the book’s characters. To support your efforts and bring the concept to life, the book gives you five in-depth case studies featuring the use of novels, a biography and a nonfiction historical text.

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    A$49.95
  4. Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation: A Framework for Supporting Future Educators

    Advancing teacher preparation to full adoption of a program-deep and program-wide approach to address technology integration is no small undertaking. Written by 20 experts in teacher preparation, Championing teacher infusion in teacher preparation provides research- and practice-based frameworks for teacher educators, administrators, K–12 school partners and other stakeholders who support technology infusion in licensure and certification programs. Such organisational change involves almost every individual and system involved in teacher preparation. Topics addressed include: defining characteristics of technology infusion; systems planning of tertiary-level leadership; program-wide, iterative candidate experiences across courses and clinical work, including student teaching ... and many more. 

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    A$49.95
  5. Inspiring Hope: Personal Pedagogical Gifts in a World of Standards

    In Inspiring hope, authors Frank Crowther, Bruce Addison and Karen Fox present a groundbreaking path for Australian education moving forward – pedagogical balance. By building a system where educational standards and teachers’ personal pedagogical gifts come into harmonious coexistence, teachers are supported and empowered to meet expectations while feeling a deep sense of purpose and passion for their profession. Just as an orchestra needs a score, a conductor and talented players who trust themselves and one another, so too do our schools need gifted teachers with pragmatic standards and the faith of their school communities.

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    A$44.95
  6. Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Strategies for Early Childhood Educators

    Conflict is natural and normal. But that doesn’t make it comfortable, easy or simple to fix. Finding your way through conflict provides engaging, real-life conflict scenarios to help early childhood educators learn how to engage in and resolve conflict productively to improve work relationships and create a more equitable community for children. With decades of experience in early childhood education programs and conflict resolution, the authors guide educators in developing agency and confidence in conflict. To do that, they equip you with a set of tools, concrete actions, reflective exercises and practical steps to take within conflict and a set of critical stances, attitudes and perspectives that are necessary to cultivate in order to use the tools effectively.

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    A$39.95
  7. Mindsets and Skill Sets for Learning: A Framework for Building Student Agency

    Rely on Mindsets and skill sets for learning to help you cultivate confident thinkers who have a strong sense of agency over their lives. Use this guide to enhance your classroom culture with targeted, student-centred learning.

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    A$39.95
  8. Scheduling for Personalized Competency-Based Education

    Personalised competency-based education (PCBE) is a system of education in which students each learn at the individual pace and progress depends on mastery rather than age. While PCBE has countless benefits, one challenge of adopting this system is scheduling classes and organising learning on a daily basis. Scheduling for personalized competency-based education guides F–12 school leaders and teachers through resolving this issue. The authors offer an overview of the PCBE system, describe the use of student data as the foundation for PCBE scheduling and address various considerations related to creating a schedule that prioritises students’ learning needs. They detail the processes for structuring and transitioning to two types of PCBE schedules: (1) horizontal and (2) vertical.

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  9. The Wraparound Guide: How to Gather Student Voice, Build Community Partnerships, and Cultivate Hope

    In The wraparound guide: How to gather student voice, build community partnerships, and cultivate hope, authors Leigh Colburn and Linda Beggs provide a practical, replicable and actionable resource for establishing school-based wraparound services built on the power of student voice and sustainable community partnerships. They share a whole child approach to developing and deploying a dedicated centre that supports students’ academic and social-emotional needs. Through this book, F–12 educators receive the knowledge and tested processes necessary to break through the diverse and complicated barriers to learning that students face, unlocking their true potential.

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    A$49.95
  10. Research-Based Strategies: Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students, Revised Edition

    An all-in-one guide to academic, behavioural and community solutions! Varying levels of personal, social and material resources can create specific challenges for students as well as for schools and communities. Educators are key: Teachers are integral to the lives of under-resourced young people who can and will achieve success if we understand them – and understand how to guide and teach them. This revised edition of Research-based strategies helps us do all that and more.

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    A$54.95
  11. Personalized Deeper Learning: Blueprints for Teaching Complex Cognitive, Social-Emotional, and Digital Skills

    Personalized deeper learning articulates how all teachers can simultaneously teach assessed academic content and promote crucial deeper learning skills. Bellanca offers blueprints for teachers and students, clear tools with which teachers can become effective guides in the process of student-directed discovery, regardless of grade level or style.

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    A$49.95
  12. Joyful Math: Invitations to Play and Explore in the Early Childhood Classroom

    In Deanna Pecaski McLennan’s kindergarten classroom, maths isn’t limited to a specific block of time. It’s built into the environment and inseparable from everything her young students do. All of the maths is infused with a sense of exploration, wonder and joy. Deanna’s book, Joyful math, is about creating invitations for young children to engage with maths ideas through art, literacy and outdoor play. She focuses on building spaces in early childhood classrooms where children see themselves as mathematical thinkers with valuable ideas from the very start. Supported by her experiences exploring maths with young children, Deanna’s methods will inspire educators to be curious about maths, take risks, try different approaches, observe carefully and collaborate with children as co-learners.

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