Richard de Meij

41 Magazines | 3,634 Articles | 7,357 Followers | 90 Likes | @rdemeij | Multilingual, Dutch National, Speech-Pathologist, Applied Linguist, World Languages Educator, Educational Technologist, Dancer, Founder & Webmaster of www.celebratelanguages.com

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

Motivation

Common Core is changing how schools teach ELA and math

New report finds Common Core is affecting reading and math — but not test scoresStates considered strong adopters of Common Core are more likely to …

Common Core

How to Use Augmented Reality To Transform Your Classroom

Augmented Reality is changing education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never …

Augmented Reality

How Wearables and Virtual Reality are Finding a Place in the Classroom

From across the room, a teacher writes on the digital whiteboard with a wave of her hand. BIRD, a ring-like device from MUV Interactive that …

Whiteboards

More education won't necessarily make you richer, new research reveals

By carefully examining individual lifelong data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) New Earnings Panel Dataset, the study for the first time …

Education

Studies Suggest Multilingual Exposure Boosts Children's Communication Skills

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development at Cornell University, about her research into the social skills developed by children raised in multilingual environments versus monolingual environments.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Does …

Kids

Learning A Second Language Provides More Benefits Than Being Bilingual, New Studies Show

According studies conducted by the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, high school students who study a foreign language see an …

Learning

What extracurricular activities do Romanian parents prefer for their children?

Most Romanian parents would choose foreign language courses and personal development classes as extracurricular educational programs for their …

People With Stronger Brain Connections Find It Easier To Learn A 2nd Language

Learning your first language is easy; it’s the second one that can be tricky — for most people, at least. Why is it that some people learn foreign …

Will less art and music in the classroom really help students soar academically?

<i>Journalism students at Howard University’s school of communications were deeply engaged in this year’s presidential campaign as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled for the White House. The students wrote widely about the candidates and the issues. Some traveled to Ohio, a key battleground state,</i> …

Students

8 Requisites of A Great Teacher

A school is all about education and education is as much about fervor as it is about motive. A good teacher not only motivates the students to learn …

Spanish speakers wanted!

A wide variety of jobs and industries desire workers who are fluent in other languages, particularly Spanish in the United States.<p>By Monster Staff | …

The U.S. has not elected a bilingual president in 84 years

The United States has not elected a president fluent in a language other than English in 84 years.<p>And in a field of 11 remaining presidential …

The reason you discriminate against foreign accents starts with what they do to your brain

People around the world are hearing more foreign accents than at any time in human history, as more people move around than ever before.<p>In 2013, an estimated 232 million people (PDF) lived outside the country they’re from, seeking refuge or employment. In the US, 13% of the country’s 316 million …

Student Loan Borrowing Is Skyrocketing for Black Students — Here’s Why and What to Do About It

Paying for college is a huge and growing financial strain for U.S. students. From 2007 to 2015, total outstanding federal student loan debt doubled …

Say 'what' again! 7 ways for expats to learn new languages

<i>Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry or savor their songs – Nelson Mandela</i><p>Having moved to the Netherlands just over a year ago, this quote hits close to home. Or at least my new …

Language

How to learn a second language using your iPhone or iPad

Learning a second language is a great life skill to have, and the iPhone is the perfect tool to do itBilingual speakers have better job …

Apple News

Goshen High School students teach summer course at Boys and Girls Club with emphasis on Latino culture

GOSHEN — When Goshen High School student Jose Chiquito, 17, proposed a radical idea that would change the education system here, he was met with the …

High School

Why You Should Consider Bilingual Education

Across the country, more and more schools are implementing dual-language programs, in which students attend an equal number of classes in English and in another language, such as Spanish, Portuguese or Mandarin. Half of the school districts in Utah -- by far the most progressive state when it comes …

Education

Letter: What is value of learning a language?

As a German and French speaker, a former middle and high school language teacher, and a teacher educator at Concordia College who prepares future …

In my view, there are three divergent approaches to language learning, divergent in terms of their emphasis or principal focus. This is true whether …

Learning

In Oakland, Building Boys Into Men

Kevin Jennings begins his class on cultural identity for African-American boys with a daily affirmation: “I am focused. I am ready to learn. Let’s turn up!”<p>The subject is how society sees black men, and the lens is the Matrix, a metaphor borrowed from the sci-fi film. Students identify the negative …

Got an A in Algebra? That’s Worth $120

As the first person in her family to apply to college, Ashley Ayala-Perez was completely new to the undergraduate admissions process. Even more daunting, she had to figure out how she was going to pay for college — and navigate the scholarship bureaucracy.<p>Then, when she was a senior last year at …

Technology (and How It's Used in Schools) Is Widening the Opportunity Gap

When I write articles for EdSurge, the intention is usually to write without opinion. But this piece isn’t going to be like that.The way we handle …

Digital Citizenship

109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category

<b>109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Content Area</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While standardized content isn’t exactly in our wheelhouse, if you’re …

Why Your Tech-Obsessed Conference Presentation Stinks—and How to Make It Better

In general, technology in the classroom is no longer a novelty, and solid pedagogy trumps those lists of “cool tools.” Yet time and time again, …

Pedagogy

Item bank translation: which format should I use?

Just as test developers and publishers store and manage test items securely in item banks, as a translation agency, we also use repositories to store …

Education vs work skills: what do employers really want?

Every year, approximately 5,300 colleges and universities in the U.S. busily churn out thousands of graduates. And American higher education remains …

World Economic Forum

EdTech Quick Take: Zaption vs. EDpuzzle

Want to keep students engaged while you show videos during your lessons? Video-annotation tools let you customize videos with interactive elements, …