“The belief in learning styles is so widespread, it is considered to be common sense. Few people ever challenge this belief, which has been deeply ingrained in our educational system. Teachers are routinely told that in order to be effective educators, they must identify & cater to individual students’ learning styles; it is estimated […]

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Access Article here. By Laura K. Lawless French Language Expert Shyness apart, if you feel nervous when speaking French, it’s probably due to a lack of confidence in your skills: you don’t feel you have the grammar, vocabulary, and/or pronunciation needed in order to express yourself. The obvious solution is to improve your French, and […]

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Access article here. Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, Helping Kids See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong.  Everyone makes mistakes and children are no exception. What’s important is how we learn from them. Yet, children grow up in a society that pressures them to be perfect and intelligent – to achieve the highest SAT scores, land […]

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Access Article here. Shelly Reese The dog days of summer are waning. For students – and their parents – that means returning to the schedule and structure of school year routines. What can you do to help prime your child’s brain for a successful return to school? Dr. Meghan Markovich, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth […]

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Terrance Green | Aug. 10, 2016 Access Article here. Asking about educational equality can help close the racial achievement gap With a new school year comes a fresh start and new teachers to meet. But with current racial tensions at some of the highest levels we have seen in years, schools are one place where […]

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It’s All French to Me! It’s All French to Me! (How can I help my child if I don’t speak French?) Adapted from cpf.bc.ca/vannorth/attachments/068_HowCanIHelp.pdf The French Immersion program is designed for children who do not speak French at home, so don’t worry at all if you do not speak French. Here are just a few […]

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Access Article here. By Robert William McCaul 11 February 2016 – 09:11 Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen, and the implications they have for the language classroom.  If you’ve ever doubted whether you’re a good language learner, then bear in mind that you’ve already learned one […]

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