Why language immersion benefits students' learning
Language immersion -- particularly in early grades -- has been shown to benefit students' learning in English and in the immersion language. In this blog post, Heather Singmaster, assistant director of education at Asia Society and parent of a kindergarten immersion student, answers several common questions about language-immersion programs.
Paxson, Washington parents voice concerns over language immersion programs
Paxson Elementary School is one of the most crowded schools in the Missoula County Public Schools district for a reason. In addition to crammed attendance boundaries, parents have long sought
What I’ve learned from taking piano lessons as an adult
by Andrea Swensson · Sponsor It was about three years ago now that I decided with absolute certainty that my home would not be complete without the addition of a piano It had been years since I’d played regularly, and almost a decade had passed since a college music professor had treated me with such disdain that I swore I would never touch the instrument again (that’s a story for another time), but after warming up to the idea for a while I…
What the Research Says About Immersion
by Tara Williams Fortune University of Minnesota Over nearly half a century, research on language immersion education has heralded benefits such as academic achievement, language and literacy development in two or more languages, and cognitive skills. This research also exposes some of the challenges that accompany the immersion model, with its multilayered agenda of language, literacy and intercultural skills development during subject matter learning. This chapter…
Mesa Karate, Mesa Martial Arts, Gilbert Karate, Gilbert Martial Arts for Kids and Adults
Of all the benefits karate can bring to your life, I believe leadership is at the top of the list. If you think about it, all of our life skills (such as discipline, respect, courtesy, goal-setting, honor, etc.) combine into a super-life skill called leadership. And the best thing about these skills is that they more »
Adult Diaper Changing Tips
An adult diaper is used for the same reasons as a baby diaper. Adults often suffer with weak bladders, urinary problems, and bedwetting. For these adults, an ad
How Immersion Helps to Learn a New Language
It is possible for adults to process a language the same way a native speaker does, and over time, the processing improves even when the skill goes unused.
Adult Poisoning Top 10
The following are some of the key tips you need to know about the assessment and immediate management of the poisoned patient and how to recognize toxidromes 1. Toxicological Emergencies Important historical points include what and how much was ingested, when the ingestion took place and why the patient ingested the substance. It’s also helpful to determine whether the patient has vomited and whether any treatments…
What Is an Adult Guardianship?
Have you noticed your parent’s physical and/or mental health beginning to deteriorate? It may be time to consider adult guardianship.
Why Adults Get Acne, Too
In most people’s minds, acne is just as closely associated with the teenage years as prom and driver’s ed. If you’re like many American adults, though, you’ve already figured out that pimples can p…
What are adult day services
Need a break from caregiving duties for a few hours? Learn how adult day services can help you and your loved one.
How to Communicate Effectively with Intellectually Disabled Adults
12 Tips to Communicate Effectively with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Some people with intellectual impairments have trouble comprehending complicated language and revealing their feelings and thoughts orally. While someone with an intellectual disability may have specific thought processes, communication abilities, and learning styles that are different from your own, there are plenty of steps you can take to help foster effective communication Here are 12 tips…
Why One in Five Adults Skip the Dentist
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How Can Adults Help Youth Thrive?
For the past 15 years, the Thrive Foundation for Youth has enabled leading researchers to explore the science of thriving, or what it takes to achieve one’s full potential. What they’ve found could turn the tide for millions of disadvantaged youth in America.
Theme Party Ideas for Adults
5 Theme Party Ideas for Adults Throwing a memorable party for adults is honestly an underrated art form. On top of decorating, building a party playlist and crafting a delicious and creative menu, there’s also the not-so-simple matter of choosing an epic theme for your celebration Wait a minute- did you think that theme parties were just for kids? Au contraire. With so many adults stuck in mind-numbing 9-5 jobs and bogged down by daily responsibilities, a little escapism is exactly what they’re…
How to Housetrain an Adult Dog
If you have adopted an adult dog, congratulations! You are one of the lucky people who will find out how rewarding it can be to give a good home to an older dog.
Ten Tips for Learning to Play the Piano as an Adult
Learning to play the piano as an adult can be intimidating. Many people limit themselves because they think they are too old or that it’s too late to start something new. The good news is, it’s never too late to start. If you have a desire to learn to play the piano, here are some tips to help you on your way 1. Find a teacher There are plenty of online tutorials to help you teach yourself, but it is always good to…
6 Tips for Adults Going Back to School
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10 Tips on Going Back to School as an Adult
For my 60th birthday I gave myself a present: a permission slip to go back to school to get an MFA in Creative Writing. I didn’t want a blow-out party, or a trip to some exotic island with super-sized margaritas to help me get through this milestone. I needed to challenge my mind, to re-kindle the passion I had for literature and poetry. Most of all, after years of working and raising children, I needed to fire up my soul.
Visiting Older Adults at Home or In a Facility? Some Tips
Loneliness can be a plague for the elderly and ill. Yet visiting with someone who doesn’t feel well, and may have limited cognition, can be tricky. Some nervousness or reluctance is natural, but a few considerations can help to make things go smoothly.