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Daily Routines in Kindergarten Classes. Study: Speech delays in babies could be linked to mobile devices. I had never thought about that last question until a new study, released Thursday and being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, revealed some striking findings.

Study: Speech delays in babies could be linked to mobile devices

The study found that the more time children between the ages of six months and two years spent using handheld screens such as smartphones, tablets and electronic games, the more likely they were to experience speech delays. "I believe it's the first study to examine mobile media device and communication delay in children," said Dr. Catherine Birken, the study's senior investigator and a pediatrician and scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Thinking in a Foreign Language Makes Decisions More Rational. To judge a risk more clearly, it may help to consider it in a foreign language.

Thinking in a Foreign Language Makes Decisions More Rational

A series of experiments on more than 300 people from the U.S. and Korea found that thinking in a second language reduced deep-seated, misleading biases that unduly influence how risks and benefits are perceived. “Would you make the same decisions in a foreign language as you would in your native tongue?” Asked psychologists led by Boaz Keysar of the University of Chicago in an April 18 Psychological Science study. In young bilingual children 2 languages develop simultaneously but independently. A new study of Spanish-English bilingual children by researchers at Florida Atlantic University published in the journal Developmental Science finds that when children learn two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language.

In young bilingual children 2 languages develop simultaneously but independently

In addition, the study finds that Spanish skills become vulnerable as children's English skills develop, but English is not vulnerable to being taken over by Spanish. In their longitudinal data, the researchers found evidence that as the children developed stronger skills in English, their rates of Spanish growth declined. Spanish skills did not cause English growth to slow, so it's not a matter of necessary trade-offs between two languages. Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class - Parents – The National Network for Early Language Learning. The Science of Classroom Design [Infographic] - Blog. Studies show that the quality of your classroom environment is a significant determinant of student learning.

The Science of Classroom Design [Infographic] - Blog

Classrooms that are painted with color, lighted with full-spectrum lighting, and devoid of visual noise result in improved academic performance and decreased disruptive, off-task behavior. The following infographic was created by USC Rossier Online, the online master of arts in teaching degree offered through the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California, to help teachers, parents and school administrators understand the power of brain-friendly learning environments The Science of Classroom Design [Full Size Here]

Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center. The Child Development Associates (CDA) competencies that can be used for this article are: • To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment. • To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs.

Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center

For more information on the CDA competency requirements, contact the Council for Early Childhood Recognition at (800) 424-4310. This article helps meet the following Certified Childcare Professionals (CCP) professional ability areas: RedesigningPreschoolClassroom. An investigation into improved primary school English language learning in the traditional classroom. Music Classes for Children and Schools.

English for Kids. CBeebies Radio - CBeebies Radio - Downloads. Innovative methods for increasing effectiveness of teaching English of 55+ learners” Teaching foreign languages, especially English, to seniors, is becoming one of the most crucial elements of education in later-life in Europe.

Innovative methods for increasing effectiveness of teaching English of 55+ learners”

Existing analysis concerns mainly the needs and current state, but there are not enough didactic materials which would support teachers in their daily work with learners 55+. Difficulties and Rewards of Teaching Seniors. Perfect Match: Brazilian Kids Learn English by Video Chatting With Lonely Elderly Americans. It's such a great, simple idea: Young Brazilians want to learn English.

Perfect Match: Brazilian Kids Learn English by Video Chatting With Lonely Elderly Americans

Elderly Americans living in retirement homes just want someone to talk to. Why not connect them? FCB Brazil did just that with its "Speaking Exchange" project for CNA language schools. As seen in the touching case study below, the young Brazilians and older Americans connect via Web chats, and they not only begin to share a language—they develop relationships that enrich both sides culturally and emotionally.

The differences in age and background combine to make the interactions remarkable to watch. ESL Curriculum » Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly. Information You Can UseESL Civics CurriculumESL-Civics Curriculum Designed for Very Beginning ESL Learners We have created a variety of products related to the Bright Ideas project.

ESL Curriculum » Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly

These include learning materials, tips for teachers, and assorted papers of use to teachers, policy makers, and other researchers in the field. Curriculum materials for 16 ESL-Civics units are posted and available for download. Teaching English to Older Learners. How to maximise the language learning of senior learners. Many seniors wish to study a foreign language and there is now substantial evidence that they can learn a new language effectively.

How to maximise the language learning of senior learners

Basic English for older students - Resources. - language EnglishasForeignLanguage. I'm teaching English to a small group of ladies in their late 50's/early 60's who have very little knowledge of the language.

Basic English for older students - Resources. - language EnglishasForeignLanguage

Help needed with resources and ideas. Tips for Teaching. How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their - TEFL Forum. I continue talking about my experience concerning teaching English to Older Learners. According to a research made by Socrates Grundtvig Education and Culture Center, there is not a specified methodology and pedagogic for 50+. Consequently, there is not a specific approach in language training that can ensure the learning in the most efficient way (see p. 15 retrieved from ... rt_doc.pdf ). On the other hand, there are some particularities of teaching older learners. Daily Routine Game. Find and sell teaching resources.

Abraham Lincoln's Letter to his Son's Teacher. Lincoln’s Letter to his Son’s Teacher He will have to learn, I know,that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish Politician, there is a dedicated leader… Teach him for every enemy there is a friend, Steer him away from envy,if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter.

Let him learn early thatthe bullies are the easiest to lick… Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books… But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside. Stories for Kids - Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen. Forrest Gump: Lessons On ESL Lessons. FORREST GUMP POSTER 1. SIX WORDS: Look at the poster and write down six words (more if you like) that you think of as you look at it.

Share the words with your partner(s). Why did you choose them? 2. STORY: Talk about what you think the story of the movie is – the start, beginning, end, etc. One To One Teaching Activities « ESL Treasure. People watchingGo for a walk outside or look out of the window and analyses passers-by. Have your student create crazy stories about people and be creative. Picture analysisTake in pictures for your students to analyses. Take the pressure off yourself and get them thinking. The best podcasts for parenting advice, children and the family. Sesame Street Podcast Of all the soundbites emitted during last year's US Presidential election, Mitt Romney's off–the–cuff pledge to cut funding to Sesame Street was perhaps the most comically misjudged. Needless to say, the series survived his policy drive and have kept abreast of the digital age with this rather lovely series of short video podcasts, which are stocked full of typically friendly, inventive and creative learning activities.

Recent highlights include a fiveminute short on the word "persistent", and a lively, interactive podcast about choreographers. Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids.