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Books and resources that teach, develop and promote thinking skills, including creative and critical thinking, co-operative learning, and productive thinking

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In Full Bloom

A Thinking Approach to Teaching Literature by Tina McDougall In Full Bloom gives teachers the tools to help students become thoughtful, strategic and independent readers. It outlines a literacy program based on Benjamin Bloom’s six levels of cognitive thinking, and contains interactive literacy tasks to capture students’ interest and develop in them a lifelong love of reading. Designed to engage even the reluctant or disinterested reader, this flexible resource explores story structure through...

£19.20
Including All Children: Strategies That Work

Author: Anne VizeIncluding All Children introduces teachers and educators to the strategies, practices and approaches that support the inclusion of all children with diverse needs in educational settings. It is strongly evidence-based and focused on encouraging the development of strategies that have a sound basis in research and are effective in a diverse range of teaching and learning situations.The book is ideal as a training tool to support the consideration of issues and challenges such as...

£24.50
Inner Strength Cards

Help students build resiliency and self-esteem by finding their inner strengthsBy Nikki GiantUse these Inner Strength Cards in discussions and other activities to help young people to adopt a more positive, healthy mindset, strengthen their inner sense of self and become more emotionally intelligent.The Inner Strength Cards can support the process of positive thinking and help young people to: Cope with stressful events Manage disappointments and setbacks Build healthy, long-lasting...

£29.94
Learning to Think Thinking to Learn

Models and Strategies to Develop a Classroom Culture of Thinking by Michael Pohl This book is a practical guide for teachers at all levels of schooling as they plan and implement learning activities with a thinking focus. It describes processes that can be used to infuse thinking into everyday learning through the application and explicit teaching of various models and strategies. These strategies will see students engaging in a wide range of thinking tasks regardless of whether they are working...

£19.00
Lift Off to Learning with CD

in Inquiry-based Classrooms by Linking Thinking and Information LiteracyBy Michael Pohl & Mark Dixon Lift Off to Learning brings together thinking skills, inquiry-based learning, and the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) skills in a practical approach for teaching and learning in the primary and middle years. It includes an interactive CD of thinking strategies and a process for developing inquiry-based learning. Lift Off to Learning links ICT to thinking skills....

£29.00
Managing Boys’ Behaviour In Your Classroom

By Greg GriffithsBoys are the barometer. They will challenge rules and processes until the limits are determined and all are aware of them. Boys seem to take up more teacher time than girls, more discipline time, be in detention rooms, remedial classes, corridors, the principal’s office and special classes more often. Boys, boys, boys . . .Much has been written about boys in schools. This is particularly due to a growing awareness of a long-term decline in boys’ performance in schools. Yet few...

£18.14
Mindfulness Practices

Authors: Christine Mason, Michele M. Rivers Murphy, Yvette JacksonForward by Paul LiabenowIn Mindfulness Practices, the authors passionately convey the scientifically proven healing that mindfulness brings to students who suffer from trauma or stress. Teachers and administrators can address behaviour issues and improve students’ executive functioning with breath, yoga and meditation exercises. Readers will lead step-by-step sensation-, emotion- and presence-based mindfulness exercises, resulting...

£28.14
More Quizzles: 200 Puzzles with a Purpose

by Michael Pohl As a follow on to Michael Pohl's best-seller Quizzles, More Quizzles contains more than 200 pictorial puzzles (sometimes called ‘dingbats’). The puzzles will challenge the mind and seriously stretch the thinking capabilities of your students and your colleagues! Quizzles are designed to provide the stimulation required by the brain to think analytically. What's more - the puzzles are both challenging and fun to do. Includes:Introduction to Quizzles A Note to Students A Note to...

£8.80
Motivating and Inspiring Students

Authors: Robert J. Marzano, Darrell Scott, Tina H. Boogren, Ming Lee NewcombBringing motivation and inspiration to the classroom is not easy. With this practical resource, you’ll discover a results-driven framework—based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals—that you can use to provide engaging instruction to students. The authors share comprehensive understandings of the nature of motivation and inspiration and detail-specific strategies to connect with your students.Gain specific...

£28.14
Motivating Students

25 Strategies to Light the Fire of EngagementAuthors: Carolyn Chapman and Nicole VagleLearn why students disengage and how to motivate them to achieve success with a five-step framework. Research-based strategies and fun activities show how to instil a lasting love of learning in students of any age. Classroom tips and troubleshooting advice for common motivation problems prepare readers for the real-world ups and downs of motivating students.Gain concrete, research-based strategies for...

£28.14
Moving to Secondary School

Advice and activities to support transitionBy Lynda Measor with Mike FleethamMoving to Secondary School helps teachers to understand and ease pupil’s anxieties and to focus on the positive. It tackles worries about organisational aspects of secondary school life, such as school size, timetables and workload and personal concerns about making friends, being bullied and getting on with teachers. It also considers how teaching differs between primary and secondary and looks at how special...

£31.77
Open-Ended Maths Tasks

by Kate Emry, Lyn Lewis and Clare Morfett Questions prompt thinking. In order to get better thinking out of our students, we need to ask better questions. This book focuses on the use of open-ended questions in the maths classroom. Open-ended questions promote effective problem-solving skills and can be easily incorporated with thinking tools such as Bloom's Taxonomy, Multiple Intelligences, Habits of Mind, Creative and Critical Thinking and other organisational skills. These tried and tested,...

£25.40
Open-Ended Maths Tasks - Space, Chance and Data

by Kate Emry, Lyn Lewis and Clare Morfett Open-ended questions provoke thoughtful and investigative responses, and Open-Ended Maths: Space, Chance and Data is geared towards doing just that. This book will help primary-school educators use short, innovative tasks based around the main learning theories: Creative and Critical Thinking, Multiple Intelligences, Graphic Organisers, Habits of Mind, Bloom’s Taxonomy and Ryan’s Thinking Keys. Incorporating a substantive set of task cards covering...

£25.00
Planning to Succeed: Book A

The students' practical guide to reflecting on the present and planning for the futureBy Michael GiffordIn their last years at school many students feel de-motivated and disinclined to look towards the future. They have few ideas about what the world can offer them, or what they can offer the world!Planning to Succeed! has been developed to help students think about who they are, what they want to achieve, and how to get there. It provides teachers and students with a focus for honestly...

£18.18
Planning to Succeed: Book B

The students' practical guide to understanding the present and planning for the futureBy Michael GiffordIn their last years at school many students feel de-motivated and disinclined to look towards the future. They have few ideas about what the world can offer them, or what they can offer the world!Planning to Succeed! has been developed to help students think about who they are, what they want to achieve, and how to get there. It provides teachers and students with a focus for honestly...

£18.18
Positively Me! Book 1

A self-esteem programme for teachers and studentsby Lesley K. PetersenWork side by side with Positively Me – this self-esteem programme for teachers and students encourages a high degree of active participation from both. It provides teachers with activities and games that help students develop an understanding of self-esteem. Themes on various aspects of self-esteem can be used to prepare lesson plans and to deliver a continuous programme or a stand-alone lesson.Self-esteem is a concept many...

£22.72
Positively Me! Book 2

A self-esteem programme for teachers and studentsby Lesley K. PetersenWork side by side with Positively Me – this self-esteem programme for teachers and students encourages a high degree of active participation from both. It provides teachers with activities and games that help students develop an understanding of self-esteem. Themes on various aspects of self-esteem can be used to prepare lesson plans and to deliver a continuous programme or a stand-alone lesson.Self-esteem is a concept many...

£22.72
Problem Solving - Reasoning & Strategies

by Marigold Draper and Jenny Kotros This innovative resource provides a variety of activities which cater for a range of problem solving skills appropriate for children aged 6 to 8. It can also be used for older children who need consolidation of their skills and strategies in problem solving. Students are encouraged to use any manipulative materials in the classroom to aid in solving problems. Students draw pictures and use mathematical notation to represent their ideas. Modeling and...

£18.60
Pyramid of Behavior Interventions

Authors: Tom Hierck, Charlie Coleman, Chris Weber Students thrive when educators commit to proactively meeting their behavioral as well as academic needs. This book will help teachers and school leaders transform the research on behavior, response to intervention, and professional learning communities into practical strategies they can use to create a school culture and classroom climates in which learning is primed to occur.Explore specific strategies with real-life examples and current...

£24.50
Quizzles: 200 Puzzles with a Purpose

by Michael Pohl Quizzles contains over 200 pictorial puzzles (sometimes called ‘dingbats’) presented in a quiz format. The puzzles will challenge the mind and seriously stretch the thinking capabilities of your students and your colleagues! Quizzles are designed to provide the stimulation required by the brain to think better. What's more - the puzzles are both challenging and fun to do. Solving Quizzles requires that we practise our analytical thinking skills. As we closely examine each puzzle...

£8.80

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