Technology can transform learning for students, asserts Sam Gibson, a high-school teacher in Australia. Gibson leads Te Aka Toitu, a programme that helps provide devices, connectivity and digital instruction to students in low-income communities.
Students at a school in Canada have access to workout circuits throughout the day. Physical-education teacher Jeff Marshall, who started the programme, said it's designed to give students options and to help them feel empowered.
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Officials in a New York state school district are recruiting bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico to help support English-language learners. Principal Kathryn Foy said her school has struggled to recruit enough bilingual teachers.
Malala Yousafzai has received the highest honour from the United Nations, to be appointed the Messenger of Peace to promote education for girls worldwide. "The extremists tried all their best to stop me, they tried to kill me and they didn't succeed," Yousafzai said Monday.
A top-performing school in England is confiscating students' video-game consoles and mobile phones with parents' consent. Principal Max Haimendorf said the move is intended to promote good behaviour and good grades.
Researchers studying data from a global online guessing game of languages noted in a recent study that players confused languages that have geographic proximity and were more likely to correctly guess a language that is widely recognised. The team reviewed 115 million game guesses taken from 400 audio clips of 78 languages.
If you would escape moral and physical assassination, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing -- court obscurity, for only in oblivion does safety lie.
Elbert Hubbard, writer
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