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21st Century Skills
by Bernie Trilling; Charles Fadel
Publication Date: 2009-10-05
The new building blocks for learning in a complex world This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic literacy, and health issues. The skills fall into three categories: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills. This book is filled with vignettes, international examples, and classroom samples that help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of twenty-first century teaching and learning. Explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills Addresses timely issues such as the rapid advance of technology and increased economic competition Based on a framework developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) The book contains a DVD with video clips of classroom teaching. For more information on the book visit www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com.
Goodbye College - Hello Life!
by Lisa Brock
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
Encourages young readers to present their physical self and their mental self professionally, dress appropriately and behave appropriately, be respectful of others when it comes to technology, listen to others and themselves. This book covers topics such as: where are you headed; your strengths and weaknesses; and, humility and self-confidence.
201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions
by Linda Matias
Publication Date: 2009-10-28
Increasingly, employers today are using a tough new kind of interview to evaluate candidates and determine how well they think on their feet. To be successful in these new competency-based interviews, job seekers must be prepared with situation-specific examples that highlight the accomplishments, knowledge, and abilities they have that employers need. Featuring a plethora of sample questions—and winning answers—this book is organized by the five core competencies most interviewers are looking for: • Individual responsibility (decisiveness, independence, flexibility, career goals) • Managerial skills (leadership, delegation, strategic planning) • Motivational factors (ambition, initiative) • Analytical skills (problem solving, attention to detail) • People skills (teamwork, communication, customer service) This indispensable guide features fill-in-the-blank exercises readers can use to prepare themselves to demonstrate sought-after competencies and wow potential employers. It’s a powerful book no job seeker should be without.