January 2018 archive

Jan 20

Study Confirms Project-Based Learning Has a Positive Impact on How Students Learn Science and Math By Dr. Kerry Speziale

My research team and I recently presented findings of a study we conducted on project-based learning at the ISTE 2017 conference. The study compared elementary classes who were piloting project-based learning (PBL) against classes that were continuing to use the district’s traditional curriculum. Our findings were consistent with a broad array of existing research that …

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Jan 19

LIFTING A FOURTH-GRADE LANGUAGE LEARNER by Fred Gamble

According to Pellino (2012, para. 1), “Students with English as a second language (ESL) constitute a significant percentage of the population of our nation’s schools. This population continues to increase more rapidly than that of native English-speaking students. The language minority population has a high drop-out rate. These students are also among the lowest ranking …

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Jan 17

Kindergarten Teacher – Public School | WENZHOU

Kindergarten teacher in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province. The kindergarten is an innovative full day, Reggio Emilia inspired, international school. Seeking an experienced teacher with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Preference given to those who graduate from a NAEYC-accredited institution. For immediate hire. Students are 3-5 years’ old, 25 students …

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Jan 17

work experience in our Beijing office

Dear all, We are currently recruiting for our next star intern! If you’d like to gain valuable work experience in our Beijing office while helping China’s expat community find their feet, click the link below and check the details of the position. Yours sincerely, eChinacities Team 🙂 ___ Brief Description: Position:Marketing Intern Company:www.eChinacities.com Salary:Negotiable Work …

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Jan 17

How to Decide Where You Want to Teach in China By Laura Grace Tarpley

Congratulations, you’ve decided to teach in China! That’s a huge, exciting decision! Now comes the next part. Where in China do you want to live? Let me start by saying this: You should be a little flexible about where you teach. Certain areas might have schools with a higher need for teachers than others. However, …

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Jan 15

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Today’s Classrooms by Valentina Gonzalez

Our students bring their cultures with them into our rooms. Each one is unique and important. How we use them in instruction is up to us. Students come to us with varied experiences. Even students with little or no education have had experiences. They may not be the same experiences we have had. Their experiences …

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Jan 14

Idiomatic English means Brits struggle to communicate with the world by Olivia Rudgard

A Channel 4 news presenter who was bilingual, asked then-French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron how he would challenge the country’s rightward move by asking “So how would you buck that trend? CREDIT: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP It’s a theory which is bound to put the cat among the pigeons. The British are proud of the idiomatic humour …

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Jan 13

Why experiences are key. Why we should encourage young people to seek rich experiences and not to crave things. Neil Bunting

Why experiences are key. Why we should encourage young people to seek rich experiences and not to crave things. Surely, the point of education is to encourage our learners to try out as many new experiences as possible – to plunge themselves in the deep end of life and submerge themselves in rich experiences that …

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Jan 13

The intercultural dimension of early foreign language learning by Mariana Laxague

Interest in the teaching of foreign languages (English in particular) to younger learners has notably increased in the last decades. This phenomenon has partly to do with the fact that parents aim to provide their children with an education that enables them to compete in the labour market in the future. Furthermore, it is also …

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Jan 12

IELTS Listening Tips: How to Boost your Score!

Having the right amount of IELTS preparation is critical for your success. In this article, Jamal provides some crucial IELTS listening tips to improve your score. IELTS Listening Tips: An Overview There are four parts to the IELTS listening test. Each part is about a different topic and gets increasingly more difficult. The first audio …

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