HITS (High Impact Teaching Strategies) and HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Strategies) is an essential teaching reference.
Teaching students thinking skills and the social skills that underpin these are integral to 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.
The accompanying Teacher CD contains:
- Student instructions.
- Electronic copies of resources.
- Teacher tools.
- Sample games and quizzes for the Interactive Whiteboard.
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.
Toni Noble 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). Helen McGrath is a leading counseling psychologist and educator with expertise in mental health, social skills, relationships and effective teaching & learning. She is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University (School of Education), a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University (School of Education) and a psychologist in part-time private practice. Helen and Toni are also involved in major Government projects including the Safe Schools Framework.
Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, and tertiary educators.