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These 10 whimsical Japanese words have no equivalent in English

Anyone who has ever visited Japan will describe the beautiful scenery, unforgettable culture, and incredible meals they experienced, but there may be …

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

A long drive into the dinosaur age, a dog’s-eye view of the world, plus eerie friends and scary shadows<p>There is fearsome fare in abundance for young readers this October, from vengeful ghosts to skull-faced saints; as well as piglets, pups and Scrabble for anyone less keen to be scared.<p>Picture-book …

The uncomfortable lessons I’m learning from my bilingual toddler

I learned the Portuguese word for worm — <i>minhoca</i> — a few weeks ago from my 2-year-old son as he sat at the kitchen table rolling long strings of <i>massinha</i> between his little hands. That means play dough, and it’s another word I’ve picked up from my bilingual toddler.<p>When our family moved to Brazil …

Edtech startup Lingumi raises cash for its games teaching foreign languages to toddlers

LocalGlobe, founded by former Index Partners investors Robin Klein and Saul Klein, has taken the lead in a GBP500,000 financing for the education technology startup, Lingumi.<p>A member of the 5th cohort of the Entrepreneur First accelerator, Lingumi has not only raised its first capital, but also …

In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.

“This one just got here in March. She wasn’t enrolled,” says Carlnis Jerry, lifting an eyebrow and nodding her head toward a third-grader who is speaking in Marshallese.<p>It’s a Wednesday, and Viona Koniske is sitting with her classmate during a “lunch bunch” gathering in a converted supply closet at …

Chinese bus-ted in Richmond: Now English language also required at city bus shelters, on benches

English is now a must on bus stop ads in Richmond.<p>Richmond city council recently signed a contract with Pattison Outdoor Ltd. stipulating that any …

Texas struggling to find bilingual teachers as Spanish-speaking students keep rising | Fox News

As Texas’ Latino population continues to grow, so do the number of students in schools who have trouble with their English. And this is posing a major problem for schools in the Lone Star State.<p>While the number of limited-English speakers in Texas has grown by more than 50 percent in the last …

The languages that get you paid the most in the UK

Learning a language comes with all kinds of benefits: It has been shown to make you smarter, make your brain more resilient, and open up job opportunities.<p>All that doesn’t answer the question of which language to learn, though. Here’s some data that can help you make that decision: Adzuna, a …

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Eye-tracking technology shows that preschool teachers have implicit bias against black boys

For African American boys, the presumption of guilt starts before they have entered a kindergarten classroom, new research shows.<p>In a study presented Wednesday to a meeting of education policy officials, researchers found that pre-K educators who were prompted to expect trouble in a classroom …

Eye Tracking

How best to do bilingual education

<b>To the editor:</b> I strongly agree with your editorial. In fact, bilingual education is even more effective than the Times' sources indicate.<p>( "Return to bilingual education," Editorial, Sept. 7)<p>The most rigorous research design is to compare the progress of children in bilingual programs and children …

Education

UnConference sparks learning — for teachers

Even teachers learn at school. This year, McPherson’s four elementary schools are gathering for UnConference, an afternoon of collaborating, learning …

Four Picture Books You’ll Love

<i>Photos and text by Gabrielle.</i>I’ve got four terrific book picks for you today. One funny, one sad, all gorgeous.Let’s start with the sad one. It’s …

Picture book biographies: best heartwarming true stories

From Malala to Anne Frank to Nelson Mandela, picture book biographies bring the real life stories of some of the world’s most celebrated people to life. We picked out some of the best<p>Some of the most heartening and inspirational stories are to be found in real life.<p>And there is a lot to be learnt …

Books

13 Sweet Picture Books That Celebrate Fatherhood

I don’t know about you, but finding the right present for the dads in my life has always been a challenge. In the age of business casual, I can’t …

Top 10 dads in picture books

Dads often get a raw deal in picture books - often absent or else caricatured as the not-very-smart or the fix-it-all-with-my-toolbox father. Here Sean Taylor picks the best well-rounded dads in a selection of fabulous picture books for father’s day<p>You get more mums than dads in picture books. …

2015 in Review: The Year in Words

The year was 2015. A year in which so many people from so many backgrounds said so much about books with so few words.<p>It was a year in which people …

5 Ways to Use Picture Books to Build Kids’ Language Skills

As a speech language pathologist and parent, I’ve found reading aloud to be an excellent opportunity to work towards advancing language skills with …

Review of the Day: Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

Leave Me Alone! <br>By Vera Brosgol <br>Roaring Brook Press (an imprint of Macmillan) <br>$17.99 <br>ISBN: 9781626724419 <br>Ages 4-7 <br>On shelves September 13thKnitting. …

Books

Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

Research suggests we may be predisposed to speak more than one language and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia<p>In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more …

See the World in a Different Language With Google’s Augmented Reality

Visiting countries other than your homeland can be very exciting, but it can also be quite daunting too. This is especially true if you are not …

School foreign languages learning changes call by Estyn

<b>Education watchdogs have called for changes in the way modern foreign languages are taught to reverse a declining trend in pupils taking exams.</b><p>The Welsh Government commissioned Estyn to undertake the study after a report last year found modern foreign language learning "declining rapidly" in …

Language Learning

How To Learn a Language When You're Not Good at Language Learning

Growing up in Arizona, learning Spanish was something that every kid did. We started language classes pretty early on, around 2nd grade, and most of …

Knock-Out Teacher Burn-Out

Henry James said the two sweetest words in the English language were "summer afternoon." For educators, perhaps the sweetest words are "summer break." This is the time of year many of us recharge our batteries as we vacation and take time with family and friends.<p>But what about those of us who are …

Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

column | Learning Strategies<p>Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.<p>By Michael B. Horn (Columnist)     Jul 13, 2016<p>Image Credit: Mrs. Opossum / …

Stop Teaching, So Students Can Start Learning

I have an issue with the use of the word 'teaching.' We often use 'teaching' and 'learning' synonymously. In reality, learning is distinctly different from teaching: teaching is about <i>teachers,</i> and learning is about <i>students.</i> In traditional education, teaching is like a teacher giving a student a cup …

Teaching

17 Poems To Read When The World Is Too Much

“Where does it hurt? Everywhere. Everywhere. Everywhere.”<p>after the murder,<p>after the burial<p>Emmett’s mother is a pretty-faced thing;<p>the tint of pulled taffy.<p>I’m dying twice as fast<p>as any other American<p>between eighteen and thirty-five<p>This disturbs me,<p>but I try not to show it in public.<p>My grandmothers …

Know My Name; Know Me

<i>By Shawnta Barnes</i><p>My father, James; my mother, Lisa; my sisters Alice and Sherry and me, I was named Shawnta.<p>"Shawn-ta. Sha-want-ta. Shawn-na. Shawn-ni-ta."<p>"No, it's Shawn-tay."<p>My name became a barrier that prevented me from feeling accepted at school.<p>One day in middle school, my seventh grade …

English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP

Danuta Hübner, the head of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), warned Monday that English will not be one of the …