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Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Oral communication skills are often overlooked in school in favor of math, reading and writing. But this London school has put it front and center with amazing
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Being a General Manager in Latin America when there is no such thing as “Latin America”

Being a General Manager in Latin America when there is no such thing as “Latin America” | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
It has been two years since I assumed the leadership at Bupa Global Latin America.  Curious about my job, some friends and colleagues often ask me what it feels like to be in what some would call a
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As city promotes dual-language programs, it selects 15 as models

As city promotes dual-language programs, it selects 15 as models | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
The city has selected 15 schools with outstanding dual-language programs to serve as models for other schools.
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Benefits Of Being A Multilingual CEO: 10 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Speak Multiple Languages

Benefits Of Being A Multilingual CEO: 10 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Speak Multiple Languages | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Getting ahead of your competitors in 2015 often means speaking more than one language. After all, thanks to the globalisation of business,...
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Superdiversity: Children lead the way as cultures combine - National - NZ Herald News

Superdiversity: Children lead the way as cultures combine - National - NZ Herald News | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
To peek into a classroom in certain parts of Auckland is to understand what our country's ethnic make-up will be in a quarter of a century's time. Some schools have no European students - New Zealand Herald
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Skype Connects Classrooms With Field Trips Around the World

Skype Connects Classrooms With Field Trips Around the World | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Skype's video chats have developed into an innovative tool for global classroom collaboration.
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How to Be More Innovative in 21st Century Learning

How to Be More Innovative in 21st Century Learning | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Try connecting the dots between science and humanities
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US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more

US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
US has 41 million native speakers plus 11 million who are bilingual with highest concentrations in New Mexico, California, Texas and Arizona
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Intercultural Competence needed at the top | Unknown | Re:locate magazine

Intercultural Competence needed at the top | Unknown | Re:locate magazine | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
failure to ensure intercultural competence at CEO level can prevent organisations from achieving strategic objectives in non-domestic markets.
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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
British linguist Richard Lewis charts everything from structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan.
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Cervantes sobrevive en Filipinas

Cervantes sobrevive en Filipinas | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Aunque no llegó a imponerse como en otras colonias, el español todavía sigue presente
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Liberal arts or business education? Both, deans say.

Liberal arts or business education? Both, deans say. | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Two deans at Lehigh University argue that a more holistic approach to education would better serve students
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Five Lessons for Global Virtual Teams

Five Lessons for Global Virtual Teams | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
In an increasingly globalized world, more and more of us work on teams distributed around the world and connected by technology. Such teams benefit from local knowledge and a variety of viewpoints, but they can face cultural, psychological, and practical pitfalls that don’t come up when collaborators are all in one room.

Here are some of the takeaways from Yale SOM’s new core course, Global Virtual Teams, which debuted in mid-January. 
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Extreme Study Abroad: The World Is Their Campus

Extreme Study Abroad: The World Is Their Campus | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
In these programs, students hop from country to country, earning an undergraduate degree in the process.
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“Companies Don’t Go Global, People Do”: An Interview with Andy Molinsky

“Companies Don’t Go Global, People Do”: An Interview with Andy Molinsky | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
The international management expert Andy Molinsky advises us to get past abstractions about cultural differences.
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Los profesores universitarios que investigan enseñan mejor / Noticias / SINC - Linkis.com

Los profesores universitarios que investigan enseñan mejor / Noticias / SINC - Linkis.com | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
SINC, Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas, plataforma multimedia de comunicación científica
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"Thankfully, the English language has not changed very much since the 15th century."

"Thankfully, the English language has not changed very much since the 15th century." | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
These words were written by Daniel Root, self-confessedly 'a proud proponent of prescriptive grammar rules' in the Technician, published by North Carolina State University. Here is the full quote: ...
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A Day in the Life of a Translator

A Day in the Life of a Translator | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
The freelance translator world is tough, but the job has some pretty cool perks too. So what's it actually like to work as a translator online?
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How to Chair a Meeting

How to Chair a Meeting | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Business work, especially in an office setting, demands a certain degree of collaboration. For instance, important decisions often call for more than one person's perspective and important work often needs the expertise of multiple people...
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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
What makes a leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, but also the ability to identify and monitor emotions and manage relationships.
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you need to be an open minded leader and empathy is key when dealing with employees. An emotionally intelligent leader is one who does not taker matters to heart but is always willing to bridge the gap between what's feasible at the moment instead of what wright and what's wrong

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Cultural intelligence: Everybody needs it

Cultural intelligence: Everybody needs it | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
A diverse workforce, whose members have developed their cultural intelligence, is a more productive workforce, according to David Livermore, president of the Cultural Intelligence Center. In the first of the academic year’s Diversity Dialogues, Livermore said that diverse teams with high cultural intelligence out-performs homogeneous teams.
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Learning a foreign language a ‘must’ in Europe, not so in America

Learning a foreign language a ‘must’ in Europe, not so in America | EdTechDesign | Scoop.it
Studying a second foreign language for at least one year is compulsory in more than 20 European countries. In most European countries, students begin studying their first foreign language as a compulsory school subject between the ages of 6 and 9.
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