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.
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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.
Give Your Teachers the Support They Need As students return to their schools, keeping them engaged whether at home or in the classroom is crucial. Teachers understand this, but need support and guidance to integrate the digital experience more seamlessly with the class activities they have planned. Download this SmartFocus and learn how to best help your teachers!
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.
Taking a Multisensory Approach to K-5 Reading Elementary school is a crucial time of growth in the educational journey of children, and strong literacy skills are a key facet of that journey. Using a multisensory approach to K-5 reading can lay a foundation for reading proficiency that lasts a lifetime. Learn how!
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.
Creating Proficient Readers with Multisensory Literacy Multisensory approaches to literacy have gained popularity in recent years as educators explore new ways to keep their students engaged. When combined with systematic and explicit instruction, multisensory literacy begins to move learners towards being proficient readers. Read the SmartFocus
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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