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Picture of the product20 Disciplinary Strategies
20 Disciplinary Strategies for Working With Challenging Students

By: William N. Bender

Fair, effective classroom management strategies are essential in every classroom. Educators at all experience levels are needing practical, research-based strategies to manage difficult situations. 20 Disciplinary Strategies for Working With Challenging Students provides easy-to-implement solutions, such as flipped, technology-based and project-based classroom formats, as well as RTI behavioural improvement programs, to improve disciplinary practice.

In this insightful book, author William N. Bender provides an in-depth, three-tiered disciplinary approach that includes preventative, whole-class and whole-school strategies; guidance for avoiding triggers for misbehaviour; and specific, differentiated strategies for intensive, targeted interventions to ensure that discipline practices are consistently fair and effective. With an emphasis on recent issues and trends, Bender offers practical tips for putting advanced disciplinary strategies to immediate use in the modern classroom and describes the research foundation for each tactic. This book explores:

1. differentiated disciplinary strategies for diverse scenarios
2. solutions for specific challenges in modern discipline
3. recommendations and examples of real-world application.

Teachers and administrators working in all subject areas and year levels can quickly adapt these strategies to meet their needs and improve their classroom management practice. With these proven disciplinary strategies in place, educators are free to focus on the ultimate goal: increasing student learning.

Published: 15th August 2015
ISBN: 9781941112229
Number Of Pages: 256

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50 Assessment Approaches: Simple, easy and effective ways to assess learners

Sharron Mansell, Ann Gravells and Andrew Hampel

Assessment is an essential part of teaching. There are many effective assessment approaches - where do busy teachers begin?

This reader-friendly and accessible text introduces 50 assessment approaches for use and adaptation in any learning environment. It includes guidance on the inclusion of progress measures and supports teachers to know how much learning had taken place for each activity.

The text explores the advantages and disadvantage of every approach, equipping teachers with the knowledge to assess and select the correct approach for their subject and their learners.

If you are a new or beginning teacher looking for new approaches to assessment to use with your learners today - this is the book you need.

Published: 24th March 2020
ISBN: 9781526493170
Number Of Pages: 152

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Picture of the productA Think-Aloud Approach to Writing Assessment
A Think-Aloud Approach to Writing Assessment:
Analyzing Process & Product with Adolescent Writers

Sarah Beck

The think-aloud approach to classroom writing assessment is designed to expand teachers’ perspectives on adolescent students as writers and help them integrate instruction and assessment in a timely way. Emphasising learning over evaluation, it is especially well-suited to revealing students’ strengths and helping them overcome common challenges to writing such as writer’s block or misunderstanding of the writing task.

Through classroom examples, Sarah Beck describes how to implement the think-aloud method and shows how this method is flexible and adaptable to any writing assignment and classroom context. The book also discusses the significance of the method in relation to best practices in formative assessment, including how to plan think-aloud sessions with students to gain the most useful information.

Teachers required to use rubrics or other standardised assessment tools can incorporate the more individualised think-aloud approach into their practice without sacrificing the rigour and consistency more regulated approaches require.

166 Pages | Pbk

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Picture of the productAchieving Next Generation Literacy
Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Student You Love

Authors - Maureen Connolly & Vicky Giouroukakis

As a teacher, what you want most is for your students to learn – to immerse themselves in rich and challenging content and leave your classroom better prepared for school and life. In English and humanities, this includes developing the multifaceted reading, writing, thinking and communication skills that constitute next generation literacy, including the ability to

read complex text independently
develop strong content knowledge through reading, writing, listening and speaking
tailor communication in response to different audiences, tasks, purposes and disciplines
comprehend text as well as critique it
value evidence in arguments they read, hear or develop
use technology strategically and capably
understand perspectives and cultures that differ from their own.

But as a teacher, you also know how much is riding on THOSE TESTS – achievement tests from the national assessment consortia, the NAPLAN and GAT, and independent state assessments. Is it possible to help students succeed on mandated tests without sacrificing your values, your creativity, and their education? Yes, it is possible. This book shows you how.

This is not a test-prep book. It is not about “drill and kill” practices that narrow learning so that students will pass an exam. Instead, authors Maureen Connolly and Vicky Giouroukakis present a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a by-product of comprehensive literacy learning. After a comparative analysis of how current English assessments measure literacy, they model a backward design-based process for using these test items as a tool to create engaging and effective instruction. With 6 sample lessons, 42 instructional techniques and tips for differentiation, this practical resource will empower you to help the students you love become capable, literate individuals who are also well-prepared to ace high-stakes tests.

Published: 29th April 2016
ISBN: 9781416621638
Number Of Pages: 160

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Picture of the productActivities and Assessments Using the Australian Curriculum
Activities and Assessments Using the Australian Curriculum

Author - Carolyn Coil

If you are a teacher, an administrator, a professional development coordinator or are in any other position of educational leadership Activities and Assessments Using the Australian Curriculum will:

1. give specific examples of differentiated activities to teachers at all year levels
2. clarify how to set up and plan for student choices
3. explain how to write and implement tiered lessons and units
4. translate theory into sound educational practice.

Discover 50 “how-to” differentiated units of work with student activities and their corresponding assessments:

1. Twenty-one Noughts and Crosses student choice activities and assessments.
2. Nine Upper-Primary Individual Lesson Plans™ (ILPs) – differentiated units of work with both required activities and student choice activities and assessments.
3. Six Lower-Primary Individual Lesson Plans – a simpler version of the ILP designed for students in Years F–2.
4. Fourteen Tiered Lessons/Units with assessments.

This revised edition of Activities and Assessments Using the Australian Curriculum also features content descriptions from various learning areas, including the Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, and The Arts (Visual Arts). While the activities in this book are primarily intended for use with F–6 students, content descriptions for Years 7–8 have also been included for use with older students or as extension activities for advanced students. Code: POL6284 ISBN: 9781743306284 No of Pages: 188 Publish Date: 10 April 2015 HB

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Picture of the productAdvancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Author: Connie Moss & Susan Brookhart

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom: A Guide for Instructional Leaders

Making formative assessment the norm in every classroom throughout your school is much easier when you have this book's clear guidelines and simple steps. Using examples from their extensive work with teachers, the authors give you the strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools. Here's your chance to get what you need to help your school embrace a major cultural change that leads to better teaching and learning.

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Picture of the productAn Educators Guide to Steam
An Educator’s Guide to STEAM: Engaging Students Using Real-World Problems

Cassie F. Quigley, Danielle Herro

This practical book will help readers understand what STEAM is, how it differs from STEM and how it can be used to engage students in F–8 classrooms. The authors present a conceptual model with recommendations and classroom examples illustrating various key aspects of STEAM teaching in action, including creating the correct teaching environment, integrating STEAM content and supporting students as they develop STEAM-related skills.

The model includes specific strategies such as problem-based learning, student choice, technology integration and teacher facilitation. Each chapter incorporates elements of connected learning – a type of learning that draws on students’ interests that teachers can capitalise on when using STEAM to address real-world problems. Readers will find easy-to-understand examples of what STEAM education looks like in a variety of classrooms, and will hear from teachers, instructional coaches, principals and administrators about what it takes to ensure that STEAM is a schoolwide success.

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Picture of the productAssessing Unstoppable Learning (A Guide to Systems-Thinking
Assessing Unstoppable Learning: A Guide to Systems-Thinking Assessment in a Collaborative Culture

by Tom Hierck, Angela Freese, Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

Assessing Unstoppable Learning explains how K-12 teachers and administrators can work in collaborative teams to form effective and efficient assessment systems in their schools that help all students maximize their learning. Based on the key principles of systems thinking, this book will help educators define student learning goals and plan, launch, and lead learning as a team to meet them.

This user-friendly resource focuses on the assessing element of the the Unstoppable Learning model, which consists of seven elements: (1) planning, (2) launching, (3) consolidating, (4) assessing, (5) adapting, (6) managing, and (7) leading.

This guide provides readers with crucial protocols and activities for collectively reworking their assessment systems. By implementing the step-by-step actions shared by the authors, educators can prepare themselves and their students to thrive in 21st century classrooms and beyond.

Unlock the full assessment power of Unstoppable Learning by:

Reflecting on the collaborative culture of your learning organization and what elements of it are within your control.
Considering questions designed to focus your work on generating high levels of student achievement.
Completing activities with collaborative teams to discuss how to better promote productive systems thinking using the book's strategies.
Learning about balanced assessment systems and how to include formative assessments in addition to summative assessments.
Embedding evidence-based practices throughout the organization and using protocols for effective team discussions.

Chapter 1: Building Trust and Healthy Relationships to Leverage Assessment
Chapter 2: Seeking Evidence to Launch Assessments With the End in Mind
Chapter 3: Gathering Evidence to Use Assessment as Instruction
Chapter 4: Discussing Evidence to Leverage Assessment as Learning
Chapter 5: Responding to Evidence to Adapt Assessment as Instruction
Chapter 6: Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Learning Organizations

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Picture of the productAssessment 3.0: Throw Out Your Grade Book and Inspire Learn
Assessment 3.0: Throw Out Your Grade Book and Inspire Learning
Author: Mark Barnes

This book is a deeper dive into and a follow up to a system initially introduced in the author's first book. The author's SE2R system is already successfully in use with a number of teachers and is the basis for this new look at classroom assessment. This book will clearly outline SE2R and offer clear steps to implementation along with case studies, models, strategies, and tips.

Appendix A- Feedback From the Field contains a number of quotes from educators using this system successfully and Appendix B is a Quick Reference Guide to processes and terms in the book.

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Picture of the productAssessment and Reporting
Laurie Brady, Kerry Kennedy

Assessment and Reporting: Celebrating student achievement, 4th Edition examines the nature of assessment and reporting within the context of learning.

The importance of assessment in Australian schools is now clearly recognised. Assessment and Reporting, 4th Edition provides a timely analysis of assessment and reporting within two different contexts: increased accountability required by governments and a greater focus on authentic assessment that facilitates student learning. These two contexts are not necessarily complementary and provide unique challenges for teachers.

This edition reflects on current and enduring debates, and provides students and beginning teachers with theoretical and practical understandings of assessment and reporting.

This book is suitable for primary and secondary pre-service teachers, allowing it to be integrated into any level of teacher education course.

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