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Rosenberg-Raising Bilingual Children Rosenberg-Raising Bilingual Children The Internet TESL Journal Marsha RosenbergReprinted from: The Ambassador, The American School in Japan Alumni & Community MagazineSpring 1996 The idea of raising bilingual children is both appealing and possible for more and more families these days, and growing up with more than one language certainly has its advantages in today's global village. Yet bilingualism really isn't something that simply happens. Raising kids to be successful in more than one language requires some careful planning and learning about bilingual language development. The reasons for choosing to raise kids with two or more languages are as varied as the families themselves. If you're thinking about bringing up your children bilingually, it's a good idea to clarify your own definition of bilingualism. Most of us are able to learn a second language at any time in our lives. The parents' ability in one or more languages. Experts stress separating the languages to make language acquisition easier for kids.
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40 Cool Science Experiments on the Web Perhaps you don't have enough class periods to do every science experiment you wish you could, or maybe your budget for beakers and baking soda is all tapped out. Maybe you just want to watch and see how it's done before you try to build a volcano with 24 fourth-graders. Whatever the reason, having students watch a science demonstration close up on the Web is the next best thing! Read on to discover 40 favorites for K-8 students chosen by the great people at the X-Ray Vision-aries blog. They may even inspire your students' next science fair projects! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. How to Choose a Science Fair Topic Help your students choose topics that will bring out their best work. An experiment can be as simple as "Why do I feel hotter when I wear the red side of my jersey instead of the white when I play soccer?" 40 Cool Science Experiments on the Web
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Art of War by SunTzu [SunZi] -English Hypertext Art of War by SunTzu [SunZi] -English Hypertext Translated from the Chinese By LIONEL GILES, M.A. (1910) [This is the basic text of Sun Tzu on the Art of War. It was extracted from Mr. The Art of War has 13 chapters. Each chapter is hyper-linked to its corresponding Chinese text.
Translations[edit] "Gathering the light" -- an illustration of the first stage of meditation There are significant differences between the Wilhelm and Cleary translations. Wilhelm was introduced to the work by his Chinese teacher,[2] while Cleary arrived at his own translation and interpretation. Classic works of Chinese philosophy preserve a spectrum of pre-modern science, from a time when philosophy and science were less distinct than they appear to be now.[3] The foundations of their teachings often appear incompatible with modern science, yet the teachings are of significant efficacy in providing a degree of awareness that might otherwise remain obscured by modern society’s attention to more stringent standards of rational thought (for a further discussion of possible benefits, see Meditation). The Wilhelm translation results in a succession of poetic evocations that progressively design a complementary view of the different paths leading to the ultimate illumination. Notes[edit] The Secret of the Golden Flower The Secret of the Golden Flower
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Worldwide list of reading/literacy charities 2012 Worldwide list of reading/literacy charities 2012 Posted on | January 9, 2012 | 47 Comments Every year I update my list of book charities – charities which in some way are involved with books, reading and literacy. Today I bring you the most recent version of this list. I hope you’ll browse the list, choose a charity which appeals to you and share some goodwill at this time of year. For NEXT YEAR (!) Now down to the nitty-gritty. If you do not wish to browse the entire list please click immediately below for charities operating in a given region:International | UK | Australia | US | Canada | Africa | India | Other Boring but sensible comment Please note that whilst it would be great if one of these charities benefited from inclusion in this list, the charity’s presence here should not be taken to imply any particular recommendation by me. The Charity Commission Register holds comprehensive information about every registered charity in England and Wales. International book charities (ie those working in multiple countries)
Reading for Pleasure Campaign | Society of Authors - Protecting the rights and furthering the interests of authors Reading for Pleasure Campaign | Society of Authors - Protecting the rights and furthering the interests of authors Last updated: 3 July 2013 Sign this petition to make school libraries statutory We are campaigning with other organisations to encourage reading for pleasure in schools, and we need your support and feedback. Our Chief Executive, Nicola Solomon (pictured), wrote to Nick Gibb making recommendations regarding school libraries, teacher training and author visits, and to request a meeting to discuss practical strategies to further the Government response to the Henley Review and Ofsted’s Moving English Forward. Nick Gibb has made a number of supportive public statements regarding the value of school libraries, literacy and reading for pleasure. In our letter to Nick Gibb, we make the following three recommendations: 1. 2. 3. Nick Gibb has responded by inviting us to discuss the points raised at a meeting in October. Sarah Waters says: "How many times does this point have to be made to ministers? Helena Pielichaty, Chair of our Children's Writers and Illustrators Group, says:
Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Psychology About the Course This course highlights the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness. We will examine human development - both in terms of growing up and growing old - and will discuss the manner in which the behavior of others affect our own thoughts and behavior. The fact of the matter is that humans routinely do amazing things without appreciating how interesting they are. Course Syllabus The course will be 8 weeks long in total, with topics varying as follows. Week 1: A Brief History and Introduction to the Science of Psychology Week 2: The Matter of the Mind Week 3: Sensation, Perception, Attention and Awareness Week 4: Learning Week 5: Memory Week 6: The Social Mind Week 7: Mental IllnessWeek 8: Your Requested Extra Lectures!
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Evidence for striatal dopamine release during a video game : Abstract : Nature Nature 393, 266-268 (21 May 1998) | doi:10.1038/30498; Received 23 September 1997; Accepted 20 March 1998 M. J. MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, DuCane Road, London W12 0NN, UK, and Division of Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, St Dunstan's Road, London W6 8RP, UK Correspondence to: P. Top of page Dopaminergic neurotransmission may be involved in learning, reinforcement of behaviour, attention, and sensorimotor integration1,2. Evidence for striatal dopamine release during a video game : Abstract : Nature
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A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. If your students like The Magic Tree House Series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) 2. Can’t afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? 3. ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. 4. Spell With Flickr is a simple site that allows you to enter any word and it will create a photo representation of that word using pictures from Flickr. 5. Freeology is a fantastic resource for teachers to download pre-made, or create a plethora of free graphic organizers, forms, calendars, certificates, worksheets, and more! 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. CELLS Alive! 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers
10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and Google Earth to help you out but there are actually other tools to choose from as well. Here we’ve gathered 10 free amazing tools that you can use to create your own maps. From maps that are conveniently made for sharing to ones that are quite interactive, the selection below has a range of things to satisfy your mapping needs. Recommended Reading: 40 Creative Remakes Of The World Map 1. If you’re looking to create and view beautifully informative animated maps then this is the tool for you. If you send an Animap to your friends then it will display like a video which they can play, pause, slow and speed up. 2. You can use any one of the top map providers such as Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Open Street Map to get your map out there. 3. 10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps
Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking 2342 486Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. And, finally, Creativity is paradoxical. Tags: adversity, contemporaries, creative education, creative geniuses, creative life, creative thinker, creative thinking, education, lighting systems, masterpieces, minor poets, motions, picasso, practicality, profitability, rembrandt, self-help, shakespeare, sonnets, special person, symphonies, thomas edison, wolfgang amadeus mozart
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Skills Overview The Big6™ Developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely known and widely used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. Used in thousands of K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and corporate and adult training programs, the Big6 information problem-solving model is applicable whenever people need and use information. The Big6 integrates information search and use skills along with technology tools in a systematic process to find, use, apply, and evaluate information for specific needs and tasks. Why Big6™? We all suffer from information overload. One solution to the information problem—the one that seems to be most often adopted in schools (as well as in business and society in general)—is to speed things up. The Big6™ Skills The Big6 is a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem. 1. 1.1 Define the information problem 1.2 Identify information needed 2. 2.1 Determine all possible sources 3. 4. 5. 6.
Já faz algum tempo que a educação na Finlândia vem recebendo destaque mundial, sendo considerada como uma das melhores do mundo. Entre seus diferenciais estão a valorização dos professores, das artes e de diferentes formas de ensino, além de uma redução no número de provas. Mas agora o país pretende dar mais uma guinada em seu sistema de ensino: abolir as matérias escolares. A gerente educacional de Helsinki, Marjo Kyllonen, explica a mudança: “Nós ainda temos escolas ensinando à moda antiga, que foi proveitosa no início dos anos 1900 – mas as necessidades não são mais as mesmas e nós precisamos de algo adequado ao Século 21”. E, em uma época em que a trans e a multidisciplinaridade estão com tudo, não há nada mais sensato a fazer do que inserir esta ideia também nas escolas. Agora, as matérias serão substituídas pelo estudo de fenômenos, método que já é adotado por cerca de 70% dos professores das escolas de ensino médio da capital do país. E você, o que acha da ideia? Finlândia vai ser o 1º país do mundo a acabar com as matérias escolares
“Já entendemos como funciona o sistema educacional. Gratidão. Agora podemos avançar”, diz Thiago Ami. Idealizador da Cidade Escola Ayni – Educação e Sustentabilidade, ele viajou o mundo todo por três anos para conhecer outras realidade. Mas o que ele não imaginava era viajar tão intensamente para dentro de si. Hoje na cidade onde nasceu, Thiago constrói e cocria o ambiente da Ayni junto com aprendizes de diversos países inspirando a ressignificação da vida e da pedagogia. A escola atende todas ~ mais uma vez, TODAS ~ as leis e as regras do MEC. Mais uma iniciativa que coloca o sonho de um futuro harmônico em prática Casa do banco de sementes feito com a técnica de CordWood e garrafas de vidro. Dentro da casinha onde guardarão as sementes, por isso o escurinho. Teto do viveiro de mudas, bem lindo. Aprendizes bolsistas se despedindo depois de 3 meses juntos. Guto, Vivi, Thiago Ami e seu filho Lorenzo A escola GRATUITA que não tem provas nem aulas, mas segue todas as regras do MEC
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World Cup countdown: Nottingham referee Reg Leafe takes centre stage WOODTHORPE'S Reg Leafe would have relished World Cup 2010 in South Africa. The man for the big occasion, Leafe officiated in 54 international matches and refereed in the 1950 and 1958 World Cups in Brazil and Sweden. Amazingly, during 15 years on the league list, he only sent off one player – Everton centre-forward Dave Hickson (for swearing) – and issued about a dozen bookings. By an ironic twist of fate, Leafe only became a referee when a cartilage injury forced him to quit playing. A 21-year-old outside right, he struggled through the Nottingham & District Realm League Cup final at the City Ground in a Clifton side captained by England and Notts cricketer Harold Butler. Leafe, who also played with Gedling Colliery and Mapperley St Judes, knew he couldn't carry on. Ten years later, the former Claremont Boys schoolteacher was on the Football League list. In 1950, Leafe became the first Englishman to referee an England v Scotland match at Hampden Park. Pachin put through his own goal.
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