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Why learn a foreign language? Besides the fact that it comes in handy when traveling or perhaps it can help with your future job, studies found that learning a foreign language actually makes you smarter. How you may ask. Well, it actually improves your memory, you become more perceptive. For many of us learning a foreign language can be difficult. We don’t have the same sense for languages and different languages require a different amount of time to be learned. How To No. 1 – Pronunciation The first step to take when learning a language is to learn how to spell its sounds and pronounce its words. And we have just the right mind mapping software to help you with this. What you need to do is create a mind map…

The world today relies more and more on people collaborating to solve various kinds of problems. In this context, across all grades and subjects, school culture should focus on modelling teachers’ and students’ collaborative problem-solving. Collaborative planning for teachers Teachers collaborating on projects across subjects could be a good strategy to make learning relevant and engaging. Among the benefits: – leveraging resources, ideas, and learning opportunities – students make connections between subjects – teachers show they are aware of the importance of other classes – teachers are on the same page in terms of not assigning too much homework on any given night or scheduling tests on the same day Step 1. Find a collaboration partner Step 2. Get resources – if there aren’t internal grants available at your school,…

ADD is a condition associated with learning and concentration difficulties. People suffering from ADD, usually children and teenagers, find it hard to focus on a task as their brains jump from one topic to another, restlessly.  This is why those suffering from this condition require special learning and teaching methods. The mind mapping and concept mapping method is a simple way to capture our thoughts by visualization, without necessarily organizing or prioritizing them. This is very similar to how our minds work. In other words, mind maps could be perfect for those suffering from ADD as they encourage the mind to roam freely on a desired subject without boxing itself into constricting and tedious topics. ADD is a very real and common disorder that affects 11% of schoolchildren and has…