“Some refugees in my class have physical pain which doctors cannot heal” says Jenny, a teacher in a Welcome Class in Germany — World Education Blog

I consider myself a migrant. I have lived abroad for 29 years. I now teach in “welcome classes” in Germany, which are set up to teach newly arrived students. At my school we have two welcome classes of 12 students aged 12 and 18. It varies from school to school, but a lot of schools […]

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Helping Preschoolers Build Self-Regulation Skills That Are The Foundation Of Success — MindShift

Preschool is an important time for children to build pro-social behaviors and learn to get along with other kids in a school setting. Recently, there has been more emphasis on academic preparation in preschool, but just as important, are the social and emotional skills kids will need to succeed when they move into kindergarten. Educare…

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Getting Physical: How the Flagway Game Sparks Learning and Love of Math — MindShift

Seventh-grader Ellie Snyder always hated math. Nevertheless, when she heard about a game that combined math and athletics, she thought, “Why not? I’ll try it.” Her best friend, Olyvia Marshall, already loved math. Both girls signed up for the new Flagway team at Mansfield City Schools in Ohio. “We were totally unprepared,” Ellie said of…

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Critical thinking as a life skill | Edmund Dudley — Oxford University Press

Critical Thinking Skills Plenty of ELT materials now include prompts and activities designed to foster students’ critical-thinking (CT) skills. I work with teenage students, and two questions that tend to crop up when the heading ‘critical thinking’ appears on the page are 1) What is critical thinking, anyway? and 2) Why do we have to…

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#FaceTheFacts: It’s time to bust the myths on comprehensive sexuality education — World Education Blog

Comprehensive sexuality education is an essential part of a good quality education that improves sexual and reproductive health, argues Facing the Facts, our newest policy paper out today jointly with UNESCO. Released at the Women Deliver Conference during an event with Helen Clark, the First Lady of Namibia and Vivian Onano, the paper explores the […]

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