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Why Britain must not set a deadline for everyone to speak English

Why Britain must not set a deadline for everyone to speak English | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
It would diminsh the value of Britain's multilingualism, promote a monolingual ideology and discriminate against speakers of other languages.
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Ofsted want to introduce more formal teaching practices – this is a potential disaster for children’s learning

Ofsted want to introduce more formal teaching practices – this is a potential disaster for children’s learning | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
A recent report suggests reception classes should spend less time playing and more time focusing on literacy and mathematics.
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Do we make better decisions in a foreign language?

Do we make better decisions in a foreign language? | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Research suggests we are less subject to cognitive bias
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Code-Switching vs. Borrowing in Bilingual Children

Code-Switching vs. Borrowing in Bilingual Children | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
 One thing that often alarms the parents of bilingual children is when their children start switching back and forth between languages mid-sentence. This has been misunderstood and mischaracterized as a sign of 'confusion' on the part of the child. Both popular culture and older academic literature will tell you that mixing languages is a bad habit. You may encounter teachers who still believe this, and will bring it to your attention as a concern. Take comfort -- the old-fashioned critics are wrong. The most recent literature tells us that most mixed use of language is a natural and positive development
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The joys and benefits of bilingualism | Tobias Jones

The joys and benefits of bilingualism | Tobias Jones | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
More than half the world’s population is now bilingual. Now thought to encourage flexibility of mind and empathy, bilingualism is also transforming societies
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What is Translanguaging?

What is Translanguaging? | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Many teachers of bilingual children practice translanguaging in the classroom. But what is it exactly and what are its linguistic and cognitive underpinnings?
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Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego

Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Toy company funds research suggesting educational development can be hindered by early formal schooling. So are UK schools getting it wrong?
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12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.
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The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory

The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Delivering content—in any class—through a story has positive effects on your students’ information retention.
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Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Three simple but hugely important aspects of memory are largely being overlooked in schools, but the right classroom approach could see students retaining the maximum amount of learning for their efforts, says Dylan Wiliam
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How children use their emotions to learn

Emotional competence can help children do better at school.
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Elementary School Homework Probably Isn’t Good For Kids

Elementary School Homework Probably Isn’t Good For Kids | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
A powerful combination of superstition and questionable research ensures young kids hit the books instead of just, you know, reading them.
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Bilingual Kids Mix Languages and It's OK! Here's What You Can Do To Help

Bilingual Kids Mix Languages and It's OK! Here's What You Can Do To Help | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Think of mixing languages as a positive thing. Your little one is learning to compensate for the vocabulary they lack in one language.
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Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World | NPR Illinois

Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World | NPR Illinois | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
If you're bilingual or multilingual, you may have noticed that the different languages you speak will make you stretch in different ways. Languages
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Where Are All the Grandparenting Books?

Where Are All the Grandparenting Books? | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Here’s the good news: You can find scads of wonderful children’s books about grandparents, even if there aren’t a lot of great adult books for them.
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Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen
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Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
In an extract from his book on bridging the gap between research and teaching practice, Carl Hendrick picks key techniques for teaching effectively
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Language shapes how the brain perceives time | Lancaster University

Language has such a powerful effect, it can influence the way in which we experience time, according to a new study.
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How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable

How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Whether it’s reading, math or science, we absorb ideas better when we apply some body language.
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Are these the 7 pillars of classroom practice?

Are these the 7 pillars of classroom practice? | Education, Language & Learning | Scoop.it
Not all research is perfect – or even worth reading, argues Nick Rose. But here, he presents a septet of reliable reviews that time-pressed teachers can bet their house on being useful in the classroom
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