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Using SOLO Taxonomy to Think Like a Scientist combines SOLO with current theories on how students learn and effective pedagogies. It shows how to develop curious minds in science by accessing learning through the science capabilities, collaboration, citizenship and community. It provides a strong model for what it takes to build students’ citizen-centric scientific curiosity when working for a social good.
For the second year in a row, Invercargill Middle School is a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Our congratulations go to deputy principal, teacher and author, Katie Pennicott and the school for this huge accomplishment. The exciting news is we have just released Katie’s maths book in the Accelerate Progress series which sets out a well-established reading and mathematics programme that supports students to advance faster in these core curriculum areas.
Students require a broad range of numeracy skills to succeed in science. Like literacy, numeracy is a skill that improves with practice and students are more likely to recognise its relevance in the context of their science learning. Advancing Numeracy in Science makes the link between these two key curriculum areas explicit.
Understanding Feelings is all about equipping young people with the self-esteem, resilience and strategies they need to cope with the stresses of our increasingly complex and demanding world. Its straightforward information and authentic activities prompt students to explore their own responses to many of the issues young people face.
Reflecting the great diversity of cultures in the region, Poetry in Multicultural Oceania is enriched with a multitude of Aboriginal Australian, Māori, Pasifika, Asian and other voices in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. This book builds from each poem with a range of activities to develop students’ understanding of the poems themselves and students’ own multicultural contexts.
Making Connections is structured around the rich and thought-provoking themes. Each book begins with a particular text before it explores possible subthemes and texts for comparison. Intertextual connections are made and the philosophies underpinning the themes are explored through a range of creative ideas and activities.
As online writing continues to grow in demand and gain more readers than the printed word, students need to hone their skills specific to this form of writing. Web Wise Writing is the tool to reach for, as it takes students through the process of writing for a variety of important digital platforms, including blogs, websites and email at different levels of formality.
The highly popular and innovative Essential Planner has been written for New Zealand primary and intermediate teachers. Packed with over 250 pages including a spacious weekly planning diary, monthly and yearly overviews, 100+ pages of practical teaching ideas, weekly tips using SOLO Taxonomy for the classroom plus many handy templates for professional practice. Be organised and order your copy today!
The English Language Toolkit series is an in-depth resource that teachers can use with all students who arrive in their classroom with a language background other than English. Its ideas and activities will help transition these students into the classroom and steadily build their skills as English speakers and listeners. Some activities involve both speaking and writing; others focus on listening, thinking and discussion.