The number of students at a Singapore school studying ancient Tamil language and literature has decreased over the years, one educator says. However, she and some of her students say the courses have helped them to think critically and write with more confidence and skill.
US colleges and universities can look to Germany's "dual-education" programme for a model that builds a bridge between education and the workforce, write Joseph Parilla and Martha Ross, both fellows at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. They urge school leaders to look for ways to integrate academics with job-training programmes.
Making science stick Hands-on learning in the science classroom sets objects and concepts within a real-world context. Students connect theory to experience and learning sticks. Get more insights on effective science instruction from the Smithsonian's Carol O'Donnell in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
Some students say there are advantages to the full-immersion experience of studying abroad to earn language degrees. This article outlines reasons why international study appeals to some and how being multilingual boosts job opportunities.
Some officials on the island of Corsica are promoting the daily use of the Corsican language, Corsu, to help strengthen the identity of the Mediterranean island. Students at one school are learning Corsu and French, while city hall offers language lessons to employees.
A school in Australia is teaching computer coding to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Some educators say that young children can easily learn basic computer programming and note that the skills they learn, including problem-solving and logic, can be applied across the curriculum.
A growth mindset helped students from low-income families boost achievement on language and maths tests, according to a study of 10th-graders in Chile. Researchers from Stanford University say that while other factors exist, the findings show the need to make growth mindset part of the conversation on student achievement.
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SmartBrief Education's monthly Editor's Choice Content Award celebrates educator-bloggers. July winners include elementary-school principal Ben Gilpin and maths teacher Michelle Russell. Read more about current and past winners.
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