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How Teachers And Schools Can Help When Bad Stuff Happens

KQED News Mind/Shift – Anya Kamenetz

“Fred Rogers, the beloved children’s television host, used to tell a story about when he would see scary things in the news as a child. His mother would reassure him by saying: “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Lately, there’s been a surfeit of scary news: Charlottesville, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and now Las Vegas. And unfortunately, the stress of children’s daily lives doesn’t go away with all that’s happening in the world around us. The National Survey of Children’s Health consistently finds that nearly half of American children experience at least one adversity such as physical abuse or food insecurity, and 1 in 5 experience at least two.”(more)

5 ways learning a second language will make you a better person

Travel Mic – Staff Writer

“But second language skills are more than just a cool thing to have. Learning a second language will also make you a better person. As someone who has learned five foreign languages, I can assure you this is true. My old monolingual self was way crappier than my current hexalingual self. Here are five ways learning a second language will make you a better person.”(more)

New country, new life, new challenge

China Daily- Wang Fan and Yuan Yue

“Every year, thousands of young Chinese head overseas to study. For many, the thrill of moving into a new environment is overshadowed by feelings of alienation and a lack of friends in their host country. Wang Fan and Yuan Yue report from New York.On a summer day in 2010, 18-year-old Jane Yu quick-stepped through the cool morning wind in Iowa in the central United States, a backpack slung over her shoulder. She was a freshman at Iowa State University.Recently published statistics show that more than 304,000 students from China studied at US colleges and universities during the 2014-15 academic year, accounting for 31.2 percent of the international students in the country.”(more)

Adjust report lists 10 best educational apps for kids

News Corp Australia- Rod Chester National technology writer

“A NEW detailed study into apps for kids reveals the wide impact smartphones and tablets is having on how children play and learn.That advantage becomes greater when you look at the education market for children.The Apple app store has 2255 apps to help children with their homework, which is more than the 1008 homework helpers you’ll find in the app store for a Google Android device. But homework prompters are just a small fraction of the educational app market.”(more)