Boys will be Brilliant

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Author: Linda Tallent,Gary Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924029

Category: Education

Page: 96

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The problem of boys' underachievement is an issue across the entire developed world and has presented teachers and early years practitioners with challenges as well as opportunities. Only in Scandinavia do boys achieve at roughly the same rate as girls and there they don't start school formally until they are seven. The underachievement of boys continues to be high on the government agenda. For many boys in this country and elsewhere, the demands made upon them in the Early Years to read and write, before they are emotionally and physically ready to do so, can give many an early taste of failure from which many of them never fully recover. This book will address the issues that impact on achievement.

Boys will be boys?

Bridging the Great Gendered Literacy Divide

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Author: Linda S. Bausch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462095396

Category: Education

Page: 112

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This book addresses the issue of preadolescent boys literacy practices and the social construction of their identities as they navigate multiple classroom literacies. Exploring the role of the teacher, the role of multiple literacies and the way they “count” or do not count in the classroom curriculum through qualitative and quantitative findings, allows educators to rethink and reflect upon current instructional beliefs and practices. As educators align their curriculum with the Common Core Standards it is imperative for them to consider how they will meet each students’ individual learning styles. Demonstrating growth across time through artifact collection, and analysis and teacher research inquiries, will demand that teachers release pre-conceived notions concerning gender and literacy practices. At the end of each chapter there is a self-reflection as transformative practice, teacher research questionnaire that invites the opportunity to take what is shared in each chapter and apply it immediately to instructional practices and classroom environment decisions.

Rocks in Her Head or How I Became a Rolling Stone

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Author: Helen Liss Ivanhoe Smart

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490751106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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In 1950 the Ivanhoes were a stable family living in the oil town of Bakersfield, California. An oil geologist father with a secure job at Standard Oil and a wide circle of friends. Then calamity struck! Their teenage son was sent to Juvenile Hall for stealing. Overcome by shame, unable to face their friends, the family moved. From job to job, from country to country, uncertainty and frugality ruled their lives for decades. An arrest in Moscow by the KGB. In Poland, a fight for restitution of a stolen suitcase. Such events colored their travels. When the gypsy wonderers finally decided to retum to California, the author, with little money and no hotel reservations but lots of moxie, travels alone to Tehran, Bangkok, Manila, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vancouver. Rocks in Her Head is an unembellished personal story told with humor, sincerity and candor as the author describes her dynamic life of travel and determination in diverse lands. What a trip! Youll love every page, every mile Helen Smart takes you in her charming and yes, very wise true story remaking her familys lives Laird Koenig

Girlfriends: Boys Will Be Boys

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Author: Jean Ure

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408315629

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Polly is really looking forward to a trip to the seaside with her best friends and their boyfriends. It'll be brilliant, all eight of them together! But then Polly's plans start to fall apart as, one by one, her friends' relationships hit trouble. Soon she finds herself stuck in the middle, like some kind of agony aunt. And when Polly finally gets her day by the sea, will it turn out to be as much fun as she hopes - or will it be a total disaster?

Producing Brilliant Children

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Author: Jean Lloyd

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483530582

Category: Education

Page: 247

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The kindergarten classroom is a place of immense possibilities. It is there, in the first year of their education, that children are most likely to be instilled with a love of learning. It is the role of the teacher, using equal parts magic and method, to turn that possibility into reality. In Producing Brilliant Children, you will learn all you need to know to turn burgeoning young minds into accomplished scholars. Follow Dr. Lloyd through a full school year of detailed lesson plans, complete with craft templates, reading lists, and instructions for specific classroom situations. Drawing on decades of hands-on teaching experience and extensive scholarly research, Producing Brilliant Children goes well beyond the basics, exploring not only how to effectively teach reading and writing, but also how to deal with school administrators, how to spot and instruct gifted children and how to handle the particular issues of teaching in an underprivileged school system with students of low socio-economic status. Filled with passion and wisdom, Producing Brilliant Children is the teaching manual every veteran will wish they had and every newcomer will treasure.

Boys Will be Boys

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Author: Simon Raven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English essays

Page: 196

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A History of Cornell

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Author: Morris Bishop

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455375

Category: Education

Page: 680

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Cornell University is fortunate to have as its historian a man of Morris Bishop's talents and devotion. As an accurate record and a work of art possessing form and personality, his book at once conveys the unique character of the early university—reflected in its vigorous founder, its first scholarly president, a brilliant and eccentric faculty, the hardy student body, and, sometimes unfortunately, its early architecture—and establishes Cornell's wider significance as a case history in the development of higher education. Cornell began in rebellion against the obscurantism of college education a century ago. Its record, claims the author, makes a social and cultural history of modern America. This story will undoubtedly entrance Cornellians; it will also charm a wider public. Dr. Allan Nevins, historian, wrote: "I anticipated that this book would meet the sternest tests of scholarship, insight, and literary finish. I find that it not only does this, but that it has other high merits. It shows grasp of ideas and forces. It is graphic in its presentation of character and idiosyncrasy. It lights up its story by a delightful play of humor, felicitously expressed. Its emphasis on fundamentals, without pomposity or platitude, is refreshing. Perhaps most important of all, it achieves one goal that in the history of a living university is both extremely difficult and extremely valuable: it recreates the changing atmosphere of time and place. It is written, very plainly, by a man who has known and loved Cornell and Ithaca for a long time, who has steeped himself in the traditions and spirit of the institution, and who possesses the enthusiasm and skill to convey his understanding of these intangibles to the reader." The distinct personalities of Ezra Cornell and first president Andrew Dickson White dominate the early chapters. For a vignette of the founder, see Bishop's description of "his" first buildings (Cascadilla, Morrill, McGraw, White, Sibley): "At best," he writes, "they embody the character of Ezra Cornell, grim, gray, sturdy, and economical." To the English historian, James Anthony Froude, Mr. Cornell was "the most surprising and venerable object I have seen in America." The first faculty, chosen by President White, reflected his character: "his idealism, his faith in social emancipation by education, his dislike of dogmatism, confinement, and inherited orthodoxy"; while the "romantic upstate gothic" architecture of such buildings as the President's house (now Andrew D. White Center for the Humanities), Sage Chapel, and Franklin Hall may be said to "portray the taste and Soul of Andrew Dickson White." Other memorable characters are Louis Fuertes, the beloved naturalist; his student, Hugh Troy, who once borrowed Fuertes' rhinoceros-foot wastebasket for illicit if hilarious purposes; the more noteworthy and the more eccentric among the faculty of succeeding presidential eras; and of course Napoleon, the campus dog, whose talent for hailing streetcars brought him home safely—and alone—from the Penn game. The humor in A History of Cornell is at times kindly, at times caustic, and always illuminating.

The Brilliant Adventures of Nate Connor

Tollwut!, The Secrets of Nakagusuku Castle, and Mystery of the Carbon River Mine

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Author: Roy A. Hinderer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490864571

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

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Book One: Young Nate is on a foreign exchange assignment to stay with a family in an ancient castle in western Germany. As he eagerly learns to adapt to the culture, Nate is befriended by neighboring Germans, Thorston and Sandra, who together discover there is something terribly wrong in the castle and the surrounding farming village of Gauersheim. Book Two: Nate Brighton returns home to America and soon departs with his Christian education/missionary family for the island of Okinawa, Japan. Once settled into this foreign but astonishingly eventful place, Nate and his younger brother and friends set off for a camping trip at the ruins of Nakagusuku Castle. Book Three: It is one thing to talk about protecting the environment, but it’s an entirely different thing to stand up and do something about it. The Connor boys, as you will see, are up for such a task. Nate and Ricky’s parents send them home to Washington State from Okinawa, Japan, to stay in their home under the guardianship of their Uncle Hank and prepare for a new school year.

Welsh Legends and Myths

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Author: Graham Watkins

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291985271

Category: History

Page: 294

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A mythology collection of eighty Welsh Legends and Myths, gathered from across Wales. The Welsh, like other Celtic races, love a good story. From the time of the Mabinogion and the Black Book of Carmarthen welsh folk have passed dark winter nights in front of roaring fires and entertained with mythical stories. Welsh Legends and Myths is a compendium of traditional myths, Welsh fables, Welsh fairy tales and real stories. Like other Celtic Mythology many of the myths and legends told here are based on factual events. While some have mythical roots, all are entertaining.

Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt)

A Dad's Advice for Daughters

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Author: Philip Van Munching

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416598316

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Life can be pretty tricky when you're a teenage girl. New things matter: Clothes. Parties. Boys. Suddenly being liked and being popular don't mean the same thing. Your parents get completely bizarre when the subject of dating comes up. A friend you've had forever stabs you in the back for no good reason. Everybody you know seems to feel free to comment on your constantly changing body. Drugs and alcohol go from being what you see "bad" kids doing on television shows to what you see your friends doing when no adults are around. How are you supposed to deal? Since life doesn't come with a set of instructions, it helps to turn to people who have been through the stuff that you're facing. Even parents can help. (Really!) In Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (so they can look up your skirt), former teenage boy -- and current dad of two daughters -- Philip Van Munching helps guide you through some of life's most confusing topics. From Beauty to Grief, from Sex to Fate, Van Munching covers the things you most want to know about and, in his wise, warm, and funny way, offers advice on how you can become the young woman you most want to be.

The Burgess Boys

A Novel

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Author: Elizabeth Strout

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812984617

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes Elizabeth Strout’s never-before-published essay about the origins of The Burgess Boys NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • Good Housekeeping Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout’s “magnificent gift for humanizing characters.” Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout’s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling.”—Chicago Tribune “Strout’s prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity.”—The New Yorker “Elizabeth Strout’s first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet.”—The Boston Globe “A portrait of an American community in turmoil that’s as ambitious as Philip Roth’s American Pastoral but more intimate in tone.”—Time “[Strout’s] extraordinary narrative gifts are evident again. . . . At times [The Burgess Boys is] almost effortlessly fluid, with superbly rendered dialogue, sudden and unexpected bolts of humor and . . . startling riffs of gripping emotion.”—Associated Press “[Strout] is at her masterful best when conjuring the two Burgess boys. . . . Scenes between them ring so true.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

That Boy

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Author: Jillian Dodd

Publisher: Jillian Dodd

ISBN: 0615408982

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible. Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no. One boy will give me my very first kiss. One boy will teach me to make out. One boy will take me to prom. And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him. They will both be my best friends. But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with. Only one of them is that boy. Romance, Family Life, Contemporary Romance, Friendship Books, Sweet Romance, Sports Romance, Romance Drama, Love Story Books, Books Love Stories, Romance Contemporary, Sports Romance Books, Coming of Age Romance, Football Romance, New Adult, Literary Romance, College Football Romance, Love That Boy, New Adult Romance Books, That Boy Jillian Dodd, Jillian Dodd Love, Contemporary Romance Fiction, Jillian Dodd, Jillian Dodd That Boy, That Boy Series, Love hat Boy Book, Jillian Dodd Kindle Books, Teen and Young Adult Romance, Wholesome Romance, Family Saga Romance, Sweet Romances, Friend to Lover, The Boy Next Door, Boy Next Door, Friend to Lovers Romance, Neighbor Romance, The Boy Next Door Romance, Contemporary Adult Romance, Small Town Series Romance, The Boy who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, Literature and Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult and College, Hot Neighbor, Boy Best Friends, Best Friends Since Childhood, Books by Jillian Dodd, Jillian Dodd Love, Sagas, Literary Fiction, Friendship, Best Friend Romance, Football, Family Life, Friends to Lovers, Boy Next Door, New Adult, Boy Next Door Romance, Lighthearted Romance, Light Romance, Heartwarming, Hear-warming, Family, Quick Read, Romance Fiction Books, Contemporary Crush, Series, USA Today, USA Today Bestseller, Romance Series, Romance Books, Hot Guy, Love, Love Books, Kissing Books, Long Series, Long Romance Series, Swoon, Loyalty, Rich, Serial, Story, Stories, Love Story, Romance Love

The American Boys Handy Book

What to Do and how to Do it

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Author: Daniel Carter Beard

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879234492

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 441

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An 1890 manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping.

The Boyfriend Plot

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Author: Stella Wilkinson

Publisher: Stella Wilkinson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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How do you get a boy to notice you? I'm completely in love with Scott Lawes, except that it's like I don't exist to him. But I have a plan, and I'll do whatever it takes! Jenny wants Scott, and ropes Nick into her plans to get Scott to really see her as a girl he could date. But Before Nick knows what's happening he's falling for the girl that wants his best friend. Can he make her notice him instead before it's too late? Young Adult Romantic Comedy, from best selling author of The Flirting Games Series Warning, this book contains mild swearing and sexual references, suitable for 13+ Keywords: High School Romance, Flirting, Kissing, Boys, Best friends, Teen Romance, first time, first kiss, first love relationship, young adult, new adult, late teen romance, romantic comedy, humour humor humorous, light hearted fun romance, falling for you, his kiss, dating deal, kissing dating love and sex, British English School romance

The Wolf Boys' Club

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Author: JJ Christopher

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403302162

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Hidden in the heights of the Colorado Rocky Mountains outside of Denver stands the Complex, a government facility so secret it doesn’t officially exist. Within, seven boys suffer from a deadly disease, one that causes them to fear the open air more than anything else, more than any nightmare any child has ever had. They were told to resign themselves to their fate. They were told that finding a cure would be a miracle. They were told they were never going to leave this place as long as they were alive, and that’s what they’ve always believed-- -- until now. Oliver Taylor is leaving the Complex for the first time in fifteen years. He’ll breathe unfiltered air. He’ll know the touch of another human being. He’ll see the world that was denied him. Through a freak twist of fate, he’s gone into total remission. The doctors are baffled by his sudden health, but loathe letting him go for other reasons. Oliver knows too much. He simply can’t be allowed to go free. Jake Danziger, government operative for the Agency, a branch of the intelligence network with supreme authority, is assigned to him. His job? Be a father figure to a boy who has never had one-- -- and watch him. Watch him closely. But how is Jake supposed to do that when Oliver keeps disappearing? And people keep dying? And Oliver himself seems unaware of anything other than his incredible intelligence, his strength, his speed-- -- and his memories. Shadowy flashes of doctors in surgical masks, of shiny scalpels and a lifetime of agony. Is there another truth hidden within all the secrets? Will Oliver survive to save his brothers? And what lies waiting inside the Complex that the doctors fear so much?