About 20,000 undergraduate students in China were studying Spanish in 2016 -- up from 500 in 1999 -- data show. Officials say an increased interest in Latin American languages such as Spanish and Portuguese is linked to enhanced international ties and students' desire to pursue careers as diplomats, lawyers, interpreters and other professions.
Warren Owen, an elementary-school principal in New Zealand, wants the Ministry of Education to integrate yoga into the school curriculum following a successful introduction at his own school. Owen says the curriculum has helped to promote physical and mental well-being among students.
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About 60 civil servants and more than a dozen Syrian refugees are being recruited to teach in Amsterdam amid a shortage of classroom teachers. Marjolein Moorman, Amsterdam's councillor for education, says the effort means that every student will have a teacher as the school year gets underway.
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 mandatory television programme for students in China was preceded by about 15 minutes of advertising, resulting in criticism from some parents. CCTV, which has produced the show annually as children return to school, has apologised for the advertisements.
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!
Esports have spawned a new form of competitor and may be a gateway for skilled participants to enter the technology workforce, write Mike Washburn, a teacher in Toronto, and New Jersey educator Steve Isaacs. In this commentary, the pair share why teachers should play the games, what resources support cross-curriculum instruction and how a gaming culture can foster school spirit and community.
Some members of Generation Z said they have abandoned some social media platforms or are considering doing so. Several teenagers interviewed for this article said they stopped using social media because they were tired of presenting a false persona on platforms such as Instagram.
The greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they're loved and capable of loving.
Fred Rogers, TV personality
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