Children who grow up bilingual can process two languages separately as early as 20 months of age, according to a study by international researchers and researchers from Princeton University. The study included 24 bilingual adults and 24 infants growing up French-English bilingual.
Some teachers in England will be able to use "Real Shanghai Mathematics" textbooks beginning in January. The government-backed initiative includes the books translated into English as well as a "mastery" approach to learning maths.
Online Professional Learning at Harvard How can personal transformation help you reach your goals as an educator? Including Ourselves in the Change Equation, led by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, can enhance your capacity to deliver on your most important, and challenging, change aspirations. Learn more.
The focus in schools should be on promoting the best education and lifelong learning skills, not grades, writes Mark Enser, head of geography at Heathfield Community College. In this blog post, he suggests ways school leaders can shift their focus to support excellence in education and a passion for learning.
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!
About 18% of primary-school teachers in Australia last year were male -- down from about 30% in 1983, data show. In this commentary, Vaughan Cruickshank discusses what his research reveals about why men are leaving the classroom and what can be done to reverse the trend.
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!
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About 150 students from 50 countries competed in the Microsoft Office World Championship. Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education at Microsoft, said the competition is aimed at preparing students for the workplace.
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
About 62% of teenagers in the US say they have seen or heard of another student using technology to cheat in school, according to an online survey conducted by McAfee. The firm surveyed about 3,902 high-school students in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.
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Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.