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How Learning a Second Language Teaches Better Communication Skills

Business 2 Community – Kyle McClure

“One thing that never seems to be talked about is how learning a second language opens a whole new window of opportunity to learn how other people in this big ol’ world are communicating and what we can take away from that. Here are my top four takeaways.” (more)

Diploma seal rewards bilingual education

The Journal Gazette – Staff Writer

“When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School this month, her diploma had a little something extra – an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual.” (more)

Opinion: Why Is Bilingual Education Better?

Fox News Latino – Mary A. Stewart

“However, in the dual language model of bilingual education, the goal is full bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. These programs should last through at least fifth grade and preferably through high school to produce the best outcome. This model is not about translating, nor is it about merely learning another language. It is about learning in another language for some subject matter and learning in one’s first language for other subject matter. Teachers are trained to teach language (i.e. English) and content (i.e. Math) at the same time. So during the 45-minute block for math, students learn both.” (more)

Tips to Support Your Child’s Math and Science Success

WTAE – Staff Writer

“Homework time occasionally results in students struggling. Parents can help in the homework process without actually doing the work for the child and without having complete understanding of the content.” (more)

The not-so-surprising secret to happy children: parents who smile

Quartz – Olga Khazan

“Garner knows that if the mom gets angry about the child’s normal behavior, she might develop a negative attitude toward parenting. And that could be poisonous in a very real way. Pediatricians are growing increasingly alarmed about the dangers of so-called “toxic stress”—certain kinds of childhood experiences, like turmoil, violence, and neglect, that, when chronic, can alter brain structure and chemistry and hurt a child’s chances of long-term success. Harsh parenting by itself won’t necessarily doom a child, but when combined with other stressors, it might.” (more)