How Can You Learn About Other Cultures? Study Abroad. Well, or Not.

28/04/2017

Do you always have to actually go out of the country to learn in-depth about other cultures?  Are there ways to achieve the same objectives in your own country and community?  Yes, it is possible, according to Students ‘study abroad’ with immigrant families in the US at https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-04-24/students-study-abroad-immigrant-families-us.  Interesting podcast and reading!


Families: The Essential Part of School Success

28/04/2017

We all know that a strong school/home connection is important for student’s success.  Read more about this issue in How Parents Widen—or Shrink—Academic Gaps at  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/04/19/how-parents-widen–or-shrink–academic-gaps.html?cmp=eml-eb-popweek+04282017&M=57967721&U=1982644

Another piece of data from the publication states this:

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Find a great excerpt here in the blow infographic:

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School Have to Make Up For Language Gaps in Homes

25/04/2017

Many children have so much stacked against them.  Their reading skills and thus their access to education are often limited in their home lives.  Read Low-income children missing out on language learning both at home and at school at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170414105818.htm

 

 


Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part Four

25/04/2017

By  found at  http://engagingparentsinschool.edublogs.org/2017/04/24/aprils-2017-useful-parent-engagement-resources-part-four/.  Check the practical resources


Being Racist While Trying to Not to Be

22/04/2017

In many situations, our communities try to address racism and in doing so, create other forms of marginalization.  Read 6 ways allies still marginalize people of color — and what to do instead at http://mashable.com/2016/02/27/people-of-color-marginalization/#urOmT393mEqC to learn


Are There Biases Toward Certain Accents in Non-Native English Speakers?

21/04/2017

What do you think?  Do you have any of them?  Read  Managing Accent Bias and Working with Multilingual Individuals at http://www.deltaconceptsinc.com/blog/managing-accent-bias-and-working-with-multilingual-individuals/


An Asian Perspective on Racial Bias

21/04/2017

Interesting perspectives found in I’m Not Tiny Because I’m Asian, I’m Tiny Because You’re White at http://reductress.com/post/im-not-tiny-because-im-asian-im-tiny-because-youre-white/


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