UK researchers found that 3-year-olds who were read storybooks with only one illustration per page learned two times more words than those who were read books with at least two pictures per page. The findings in the journal Infant and Child Development also showed that a hand-swipe gesture to guide attention to the right picture before reading enabled children to learn words in pages with two illustrations.
Children in Cameroon are better able than their peers in Western cultures to delay gratification and exhibit self-control, according to researchers at the Universitat Osnabruck. Researchers offered students from Cameroon and Germany the opportunity to have one treat immediately or two treats if they waited -- commonly called the "marshmallow test".
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Introducing professional learning communities may help Canada retain more French-language teachers, asserts Mimi Masson, a doctoral student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She shares her research in this commentary.
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!
More than 40 underprivileged students in Pakistan are being educated through a youth-driven initiative known as the Tent School System. The school was designed to offer all students an equal opportunity to learn.
Hybrid learning: an innovative approach During the pandemic high-speed internet became a necessity for students, as they transitioned to virtual and hybrid learning. Educators noticed disparities among students who didn't have access. This report explores the digital divide and effective ways to deliver internet services to children who need it most. Download the report.
Girls from about 100 countries who were finalists in an international software design competition will compete this summer in the Technovation contest at Google. The girls will design mobile apps that can be used to improve daily life in their own communities.
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
Using social media can help teenagers develop social skills and resiliency, and improve collaboration, according to an analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. However, there also are risks for teens who utilise social media, including falling victim to cyberbullying and accessing harmful content, the data show.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Andrew Jackson, seventh US president
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