Hits and Hots: Teaching + Thinking + Social Skills : 9781442520097

Hits and Hots: Teaching + Thinking + Social Skills

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Edition
 
1st
ISBN
 
9781442520097
ISBN 10
 
1442520094
Published
 
26/07/2010
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
152
Format
 
A Course ID may be required to activate this product. A Course ID is not the same as your unit/course code and should be provided by your course lecturer.
 
Title type
Book + Disk
$77.95
 
 
 
Description

HITS (High Impact Teaching Strategies) and HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Strategies) is an essential teaching reference.

Teaching thinking and social skills is an integral aspect of the Australian Curriculum, as is ongoing professional teacher development. This is a practical resource from well-known authors Helen McGrath and Toni Noble based on extensive educational research which encourages student engagement, learning and social development.


Related Professional Development

High Impact Teaching Strategies for Primary Educators

By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Identify the research that underpins High Impact Teaching Strategies and explain how these strategies can enhance student engagement and improve learning.
  • Embed the General Capabilities of ethical behaviour, critical and creative thinking, and personal and social capabilities in classroom practice using High Impact Teaching Strategies.
  • Apply a range of High Impact Teaching Strategies across the curriculum and multiple year levels.

Completing the High Impact Teaching Strategies for Primary Educators workshop will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. This course is also accredited by TQI for ACT-based teachers. Accreditation is processed after completion of the workshop and only on request.

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Table of contents

The accompanying Teacher CD contains:

  • Student instructions.
  • Electronic copies of resources.
  • Teacher tools.
  • Sample games and quizzes for the Interactive Whiteboard.
Features & benefits

Features and Benefits include:

  • Step-by-step instructions for over 50 high-impact teaching strategies, educational games and quizzes.
  • Each strategy, game and quiz has built in opportunities to practise social skills that lead to effective teamwork.
  • Comes with a CD with resources, games and activities for the IWB.

Hits and Hots help students to:

  • Construct meaning from text and other sources.
  • Understand and apply their learning.
  • Think critically and creatively.
  • Consider different perspectives (individual, community, global).
  • Make decisions.
  • Solve problems.
  • Transfer and apply their learning to different subjects, contexts and real-world problems.

The strategies meet the challenge of teaching in the twenty-first century by teaching general student capabilities such as literacy and thinking skills, self-management skills, teamwork and social competence skills and ethical and intercultural understandings.

Recommended Digital Specifications

PC

  • Windows XP, 7 or 8
  • 2G RAM recommended
  • Documents and spreadsheets are best viewed in Microsoft® Word or Excel. They may open in other software but may not appear or function as expected.
  • The latest Adobe Reader. Get the latest version of Adobe Reader here: http://get2.adobe.com/reader/

MAC

  • OS X.10.2-10.5.8
  • 2G RAM recommended
  • Documents and spreadsheets are best viewed in Microsoft® Word or Excel. They may open in other software but may not appear or function as expected.
  • The latest Adobe Reader. Get the latest version of Adobe Reader here: http://get2.adobe.com/reader/.
  • Not compatible with 10.7 (Lion)
Author biography
Toni Noble is the co-developer of the Bounce Back! program. Toni is a leading educator and educational psychologist with expertise in student wellbeing, positive school communities and positive psychology. She is an Adjunct Professor at Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Dr. Helen McGrath is the co-developer of the Bounce Back! program. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in both the School of Education at Deakin University and the School of Education at RMIT University. Helen also has a part time private psychology practice in Melbourne and is the author or co-author of 22 books for teachers, health professionals and the general community. She was a co-developer of the National Safe Schools Framework & the Safe Schools Hub and the lead developer of the eSmart cybersafety framework. She is also a member of the National Centre Against Bullying.
Target audience
Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, and tertiary educators.