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How children grasp language

CNN – Emiko Muraki and Penny Pexman When young children are beginning to learn language, some influences, such as the amount of speech a child hears and the amount of time they spend in back-and-forth language interactions with others, have what may appear to be obvious connections to language learning. Perhaps less obvious is that children’s own physical experiences with their environment help them learn new words. Read More:...

New resources target STEM via aerospace education

E-School News – Laura Ascione The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Estes Industries, and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through a new, multi-year initiative that will bring research-based aerospace education to thousands of classrooms nationwide. Read More:...

11 Books to Encourage Creative Young Artists

Edutopia – Kristin Rydholm If we want students to be creative thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators, it’s necessary for teachers to seek out opportunities that might foster inspiration. It’s also crucial for children to understand that the artistic road has been traveled many times before and that the journey toward inspiration can begin with identifying pathfinders. Reflecting on the works of resourceful artists, in particular, and learning about their creative journey encourages children to trust their own imagination and potential for ingenuity. Read More:...

Why Learning a Second Language is Important for Career

The Good Man Project – Meghna Deshraj You’ve heard that people who can speak at least one other language make more money, right? According to the Pew Research Center, this fact not only explains higher income. It explains why some states in countries like the United States are more successful than others. So why don’t more people learn languages? Read More:...

Empower girls to explore STEM careers in 4 steps

Smart Brief – Sarah Malone Women make up nearly half of America’s workforce but constitute only 27% of workers in STEM jobs. To create a more diverse and innovative workforce, we need to encourage and empower girls to explore STEM careers.  Read More:...