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Five Unusual, Evidence-Based Ways To Get Better At A New Language

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The last time I tried to learn a foreign language, I was living in an Italian suburb of Sydney. My hour a week at a local Italian class was inevitably followed by a bowl of pasta and a few glasses of wine. As an approach to language-learning goes, it was certainly more pleasurable than my German lessons...

4 Brain-Based Rules For Teaching Middle School

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Teaching middle school is a wild ride! You’ve got the impulsiveness, the lack of hygiene, and the dirty minds to deal with each day. You’ve got the thirteen year olds who think they’re always right, the fringe students whose personal identities are in constant flux, and ultimately, a social world that trumps everything else. They say it...

350 Education Quotes That Will Inspire Your Students

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We have compiled an extensive list of education quotes that can be used as an inspiration to both students and teachers. Leave your favorite in the Comments box. Education Quotes “A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him.” - James Baldwin  “A child seldom needs a...

Top Tips For Aspiring Educational Psychologists

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Educational psychology is concerned with children and young people in educational and early years settings. Educational psychologists address challenges such as learning difficulties, social and emotional problems, and issues around disability as well as more complex developmental disorders. Educational psychologists also work in a variety of ways including observations, interviews and assessments and offer consultation,...

Bloom’s Taxonomy [An Introduction]

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The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, known as Bloom's Taxonomy (Bloom, Engelhart, Furst, & Krathwohl, 1956) is one of the most recognized learning theories in the field of education. Educators often use Bloom's Taxonomy to create learning outcomes that target not only subject matter but also the depth of learning they want students to achieve, and to then create assessments that...

Chronic Absenteeism In Elementary Schools: An Easy Potential Solution

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Reminding parents how many days of school their kids have missed and the importance of regular attendance may be a simple, low-cost way to help curb absenteeism in elementary schools, a new study suggests. Researchers found that sending families personalized letters stressing these two points resulted in a 14.9 percent reduction in chronic absenteeism in...

How Your Child Can Benefit From Being Bilingual

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Do you want your child to learn a second language so he or she can speak with non-English speaking relatives? Or do you want your baby to be bilingual so they’ll someday be better equipped for travel, foreign language requirements in school, or the job market? No matter what...

Lesson Planning

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A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time. Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. Having a carefully constructed lesson plan for each 3-hour lesson allows you to enter the classroom...

25 Impressive Benefits Of Dance For Kids

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Being footloose can work to your child’s benefit and here’s how. Have you ever noticed that children love to dance? Creativity and self-expression are vital to your child’s well-being, and dancing is a fun way to get your child to be active. Dancing has so many pros, from physical fitness to...

What University Course Should You Study? An Essential Guide

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If you’re considering higher education, you’ll need to decide what subject, university course type, and course provider is right for you. Here are some tips and advice to help you. 1. Choosing a Subject It’s important you choose a subject you enjoy and will help you reach your goals. Here are...