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Beginning Teachers' Companion

Written for those starting their teaching careers, the  Beginning Teachers' Companion Fifth Edition explores the vital areas for successful induction into the classroom and the profession.

  • Answering the fundamental question.
    Why are your students going to be better off because you are their teacher?
  • Good teacher or good teaching.
    Understand the importance of teaching practice in making a real difference.
  • Creating the quality learning environment.
    What should you be considering when you enter your first classroom?
  • Your teaching and learning methodology.
    Understand the importance of developing your personal pedagogy. Introducing a thinking skill framework.

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    Rodin Education's Digital Thinking Tools

    Well-known Australian Education Consultant and Author Eric Frangenheim is in his 51st year in education, having taught and consulted in hundreds of schools throughout Australia and New Zealand and in five other countries. Read more about Eric at>

    His signature printed book, Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies, is in its 11th edition and has sold more than 35,000 copies in schools and universities in Australia, New Zealand.

    Based on materials in his book, Eric has also published three new digital thinking tools resources to assist teachers engage students in their classrooms. These resources save time in lesson preparation as one explicit question or activity, accompanied by an appropriate thinking tool and a clear timeframe, can become a major or a minor part of a lesson.

    These are the tools and philosophy Eric has used as an education consultant with great success and engagement in countless PD sessions and classrooms throughout his career.

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    Thinkers Keys Digital
    Welcome to an exciting framework for the teaching of thinking.

    Thinkers Keys are twenty powerful strategies (placed in two general groups) for generating quality thinking in all learning situations.

    1. Critical/Organisational (the purple ones). To get organised, these are the Keys for you. They encourage you to do your research, to evaluate your information, and to place any necessary tasks into action.

    2. Creative (the orange ones). When you want to generate new ideas or develop some different perspectives on an issue, then these Keys will help you. They challenge you to think very differently.

    Most learning experiences will require a combination of both.
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    Thinkers Keys Cards
    This is the 3rd generation of the Thinkers Keys series. Based on a powerful pack of 20 cards for teachers and students to organise and stimulate thinking in all learning experiences.

    Highly practical, generating intellectual quality in young people, with a focus on critical and creative thinking processes.

  • A pack of 20 A5 Thinkers Keys cards with a large icon on the front of each; and a clear description of the Thinkers Key on the back.
  • A 16-page booklet with a series of suggestions for implementation, plus some organisational frameworks and a Thinksheet for use by students in their daily learning experiences.
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  • Picture Magic
    Picture Magic book and CD uses engaging photographs across the curriculum to spark and deepen children's thinking. It outlines thinking frameworks including Tony Ryan’s Thinkers Keys, Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences.

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