Description : This volume of PISA 2009 results examines 15-year-olds’ motivation, their engagement with reading and their use of effective learning strategies.
Description : "In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world." Megan Hine _______ Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow? This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go. Following the runaway success of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true. Like Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, this is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and inspirational book of amazing stories of amazing people, that will delight sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, and give them the courage to be themselves. *For tales of even more brilliant people who have dared to be different, STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT 2 is out now!*
Description : Today’s youth have available an unprecedented array of information and media, and today’s literacy must extend well beyond decoding the printed page. As the keepers of information, how do librarians help boys and girls separate relevant from irrelevant, important from unimportant, helpful from harmful? How can librarians help students become self-sufficient learners? This book addresses today’s need for literacies in technology, reading, information, and numbers, as well as visual, aural, and media literacy. With thorough consideration of the latest research, it focuses on how gender affects the way these literacies are learned, experienced, and used. Exercises are recommended to help students of both genders become effective learners and managers of their environment. After delving into issues of gender, such as differences and similarities in the way boys and girls learn, discussion concentrates on how librarians and other educators can design learning activities with gender and technology issues in mind. Individual chapters deal with each type of literacy, and the concluding chapter discusses the interdependence of all. This book demonstrates that the era of “one size fits all” literacy is behind us, and argues for the library as an optimal learning environment for exploring literacies holistically.
Description : CSET Mathematics Test Prep with Online Practice Tests 5th Edition - Completely Aligned with the Current Exam REA's CSET Mathematics test prep is designed to help teacher candidates pass this exam and get certified to teach secondary school mathematics in California. Our test prep is perfect for teacher education students and career-changing professionals who are seeking certification as California math teachers. Written by a California-based math educator with years of experience teaching and advising future elementary and secondary school math teachers, this new edition is fully aligned with the latest test framework and California's Common Core State Standards. Our in-depth review covers all the content domains and topics tested on the CSET Mathematics exam's three subtests---Subtest I: Number and Quantity & Algebra, Subtest II: Geometry and Probability & Statistics, Subtest III Calculus. Examples and exercises reinforce the concepts taught in each chapter. An online diagnostic test based on actual CSET Math exam questions pinpoints strengths and weaknesses and helps you identify areas in need of further study. Two full-length practice tests (1 in the book and 1 online) are balanced to include every type of question on the exam. Our online tests are offered in a timed format with automatic scoring and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day. This test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to become a California math teacher! REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging tests for licensure. Our comprehensive test preps are teacher-recommended and written by experts in the field.
Description : A blistering, timely tale of revenge from the bestselling author of The Passenger GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS What do you love? What do you hate? What do you want? It starts with this simple writing prompt from Alex Witt to her students at Stonebridge Academy. When their answers raise disturbing questions of their own, Ms. Witt knows there’s more going on at the school than anyone will admit. She finds the few girls who’ve started to question the school’s ‘boys will be boys’ attitude and incites a resistance that quickly becomes a movement. As the school’s secrets begin to trickle out, the skirmish turns into an all-out war, with deeply personal – and potentially fatal – consequences for everyone involved.
Description : This is the only official study guide from the creators of the test and delivers more than 900 retired GMAT® questions and answer explanations and a 100- question diagnostic exam to help focus your test preparation efforts. NEW to The Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2015: Access to the online Question Bank including more than 900 practice questions of all types with answers and explanations, math review, essay topics, and a diagnostic test, as well as access to 50 online integrated reasoning questions. Exclusive access to videos from real test takers and GMAC staff who share insight and tips on GMAT® preparation.
Description : The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy melds spiritual and practical advice with humor—a winning combination for teens trying to navigate the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. Girls will be encouraged and challenged with sound, biblically-based advice equipping them to stand up for their faith and live the Christian walk every day—plus, they’ll encounter some fun, common-sense tips along the way. Each of the 101 accessible chapters wraps up with relevant scripture selections and thought-provoking questions, making The Smart Girl’s Guide a perfect book to work through with friends or small groups.
Description : The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl .
Description : CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER "A very funny and inspiring read! Brilliantly practical with a wide variety of examples that make it relevant for both boys and girls (and adults)!" - online customer review "A truly inspiring book for the younger generation!" - online customer review "Genuinely funny and engaging. There are messages in this book for both adults and children. It's a must read." - online customer review "An awesome book about becoming awesome. How inspiring it is to know that there's a path to awesomeness and that anyone - absolutely anyone - can go down that path. This book shows you how." - Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University This positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults. I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, and, most importantly, a Growth Mindset, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults. Also available: The You Are Awesome Journal. Whether setting out your goals, planning the best practice ever, keeping calm with breathing exercises or making paper aeroplanes to understand marginal gains, you'll love the brilliant activities in The You Are Awesome Journal - it's the perfect companion to You Are Awesome!
Description : Sound familiar? 1. You spot a cute boy (we’ll call him Boy A). 2. You dream about Boy A. 3. You do whatever it takes to make Boy A notice you. 4. Even though Boy A doesn’t pursue you, you hang on to your dream of Boy A until he (a) moves to the North Pole with no access to a cell phone or computer, (b) dies and is buried or cremated, or (c) begins dating another girl. 5. You mend your broken heart by hating Boy A and finding another cute boy (Boy B). You replace Boy A with Boy B and begin all over again . . . Paula has gone through an entire alphabet—and more—of boys over the years. As she shares her journal entries and stories—the good, the bad, and the ugly—you’ll be encouraged to trust God with your love life and buckle up for the ride! Written for teen girls, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl will help you on your own journey from neediness to freedom. Part of the True Woman publishing line, whose goal is to encourage women to exude God’s beauty by embracing his design for womanhood