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Podcast: Interview with Victoria Murphy on Bilingual Education

An interview with Oxford University’s Prof. Victoria Murphy. Victoria works as a professor in Applied Linguistics at Oxford’s St Anne’s college.

A blog post by Matthew Turner of the TEFLology Podcast

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Boys Read Less than Girls and Skip more Pages in Books, Studies Find

Girls are better at reading than boys, new research has suggested, and male children are more likely to miss sections from books or skip pages entirely.

Boys are also more likely to read non-fiction, but in a more lazy fashion than girls.

The research, conducted by Keith Topping, Professor of Educational and Social...
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Boys 'skip entire sections from books' as reading standards lag behind girls

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The IATEFL and TESOL International Association Joint Web Conference

Includes presentations by Ali Fuad Selvi, Andy Curtis, Amol Padwad, Anthony Gaughan, Antoinette Gagné, Barbara Hoskins-Sakomoto, Chia Suan Chong, Christine Coombe, David Crystal, David Nunan, Gary Barkhuizen, Isabela Villas Boas, Jennifer Jenkins, Lia D. Kamhi-Stein, Nazli Gungor, Tessa Woodward, Viktoria Ivanishcheval,...
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IATEFL and TESOL International Joint Web Conference 2016

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Research Examines the impact of Using a Foreign Language on Risk Perception and Moral Judgment

Researchers are only beginning to understand how a foreign language affects decision-making, with early findings coming in areas such as moral judgment and risk assessment.

Research so far shows that people using a foreign language are more willing to take risks, perceive costs and benefits...
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Research examines impact of foreign language on risk perception, moral judgment

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For Faster Learning and Longer Retention, Interleave Study Sessions with Sleep

Some basic rules of effective learning, informed by psychology, are already well established. Testing yourself and relearning any forgotten items is beneficial, especially so when this is done after a sufficient delay, rather than “cramming”. Sleep too is known to be incredibly helpful for consolidating new...
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For faster learning and longer retention, interleave study sessions with sleep

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Another Reason to Ditch Brain Training: A Declining Mind may Make you Wiser

Makers of brain training games have made millions peddling the benefits of regaining the brain of your youth—a sharper, sprier mind than your now muddled, worn one. It’s questionable whether the games can actually jog your noggin. But according to psychologists at Harvard and the University of Toronto, it’s also...
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Another reason to ditch brain training: A declining mind may make you wiser

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The Language you Speak doesn't Change your Brain's Organization, Suggests Research

When the brain “reads” or decodes a sentence in English or Portuguese, its neural activation patterns are the same, researchers report.

Published in NeuroImage, the study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes. By using a machine-learning...
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The language you speak doesn't change your brain's organization, suggests research

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A dog's perspective on education
The 'University of the People' Offers University Degree Courses to Students Around the World Almost Free of Charge

There are students from 170 countries - Refugees, survivors of the earthquake in Haiti, the genocide in Rwanda. About a quarter of the U.S. students are undocumented.

The school’s academic credibility has also gotten a huge boost from partnerships forged with New York...
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The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students and the Poor Around the World

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Podcast: Interview with Victoria Murphy on Bilingual Education

An interview with Oxford University’s Prof. Victoria Murphy. Victoria works as a professor in Applied Linguistics at Oxford’s St Anne’s college.

A new blog post by Matthew Turner of the TEFLology Podcast

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Halloween Special – Vampires, Fear, and English for the Alien Invasion

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Seven Ways to Give Better Feedback to Your Students

Feedback can be a difficult business. When it is used in the right way, it can be one of the most effective strategies to improve learning, according to The Sutton Trust. But research also suggests that, if handled badly, it can do more harm than good.

Don’t go overboard
When a student has repeatedly struggled, it is tempting – and natural...
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Seven ways to give better feedback to your students

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(Hey, Teacher) Leave Those Kids Alone

By Alison Gopnik

'The typical notion is that there are things that parents or teachers can do to shape the child in a particular way. But from the point of view of evolution and psychology, especially in early life, simply providing a safe, loving space gives children a chance to invent and imagine and learn all sorts of new, unpredictable things. And...
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(Hey, Teacher) Leave Those Kids Alone

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How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed

A study published in the Review of Educational Research suggests that school climate is something educators and communities should prioritize — especially as a way to bridge the elusive achievement gap. The authors analyzed more than 15 years of research on schools worldwide, and found that positive school climate had a significant impact on...
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How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed

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Podcast: Halloween Special – Vampires, Fear, and English for the Alien Invasion

In this episode, Rob discusses English vampires, Matt reviews an e-coursebook: English for the Alien Invasion, and Matthew addresses the topic of fear in the language classroom

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Halloween Special – Vampires, Fear, and English for the Alien Invasion

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Would you Consider Using Meditation in your Kids Class?

Includes an interview with Andy Puddicombe, the founder of the meditation App. Headspace.

A new blog post by Ian Simpson
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Would you consider using meditation in your kids class?

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Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning

Teachers intuitively know that neither their nor their students’ learning is steady and constant, the same day in and day out and moment to moment, consistent from topic to topic. Rather, we all have good and bad days; moments of excitement, engagement, and inspiration and moments of disappointment, disengagement, and frustration; afternoons just before...
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Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning

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Podcast: Hayo Reinders on the Future of Language Learning

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Podcast: Hayo Reinders on the Future of Language Learning

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Three Free Apps for Learning English

A new blog post by Neil Millington

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Three free apps for learning English

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Study: Teachers could be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students' learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new study by a Michigan State University researcher.

Scholarship students, first-generation college students and minorities feel intense pressure to perform well -- much...
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Teachers could be making students’ anxiety worse

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Here’s One Way Your Dog Is a Better Learner Than You

According to a new study, both domesticated dogs and one species of wild dog do a better job than human beings and chimpanzees of ignoring bad instructions and eliminating unnecessary steps when trying to solve a problem.

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Here's One Way Your Dog Is a Better Learner Than You

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