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‘The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it’

The Irish Times – Ciara Kenny

“Learning a new language can seem like a mammoth challenge, but for those who are really intent on developing fluency, nothing beats full immersion by moving to the country where it is spoken day-to-day. Ahead of European Day of Languages on September 26th, readers living around the world share their experiences of the frustration and joy of learning a new tongue.” (more)

Survey: One-third of students report being bullied

Education Dive – Linda Jacobson

“A third of students reported that they experienced bullying during the 2017-18 school year — up from a fourth in previous school years, according to survey results released today by YouthTruth Student Survey, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization.” (more)

Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Parents and Schools Work to Stop the Cycle

KQED News Mind/Shift – Laura Klivans

“Many people have experienced some kind of trauma in their childhood, such as loss of a caregiver, substance abuse in the home, homelessness or abuse. There are ten types of “Adverse Childhood Experiences” that were identified in a study conducted in the 1990s. The total number of childhood traumas someone has experienced determines their ACE score. About 2/3s of the people in the groundbreaking study had at least one ACE, but the researchers also found higher rates of adult physical and mental illness associated with the amount of trauma people experienced as children.” (more)

Her secret to teaching math: Show students how confidence – fear = success

The Washington Post – Courtland Milloy

“By now the reports on the achievement gap affecting students have lost their sting. The demoralizing test scores seem to have led to a cavalier acceptance of failure. The very kids school systems have devised programs and policies to help may no longer believe they can be helped. But that’s where Mary Johnson comes in.” (more)

As Oregon works to solve its math problem, one school district blazes a path

Oregon Live – Betsy Hammond

“The zest to work with numbers is something McMinnville teachers and principals have worked hard to instill. After all, it’s human nature to enjoy doing things we’re adept at. And making sure nearly all students deeply understand math’s foundational elements and can confidently solve complex problems is a priority in this school district set amid vineyards, farms and nurseries.” (more)

Commentary: No excuses, your kid should be ready for math before kindergarten

Channel News Asia – Susan Sonnenschein, Rebecca Dowling and Shari Renee Metzger

“Parents play a critical role in their children’s early math education. They not only can provide math-related toys and games, but serve as role models demonstrating how math is used in everyday activities. Children who see their parents doing everyday math engage more often in math activities. This, in turn, builds early math skills, which serve as the foundation for later learning.” (more)