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Conjugal Bliss

The Spanish Verb Conjugator: The Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Spanish Verbs Jeanne M. Bielejeski (2009) Roche Publishing, Little Falls, Minnesota 7.5 in. X 5 in., 360 pages, Paperback ISBN: 978-0-615-26587-2 $24.95 For Spanish beginners, difficulty with verb conjugation can...

November 2010

Devolve and Evolve So often when we talk about learning, we refer only to students in educational institutions even though we know that it is an ongoing process which hopefully continues for every single day...

Excessive Testing Curbs Creative Teaching

Howard Karlitz, in our October 2010 issue, argued that standardized testing should be used to help teachers improve their instruction As American schools sink deeper into an instructional morass and their ranking vis-à-vis schools in...

Keep Your Brain Young

Read, Be Bilingual, Drink Coffee Stephen Krashen says there are three things you can do to stay young mentally and you can do all three at the same time Read Older people who read more do better...

October 2010

Willing and Ready to Learn So often when we talk about learning, we refer only to students in educational institutions even though we know that it is an ongoing process which hopefully continues for every...

September 2010

Loading the Dice Teachers are facing unprecedented demands as they start this new academic year. Falling state tax revenues have led to education budget cuts that state legislators feel can only be eased by federal...

August 2010

Keeping Up With Styles As educational spending budgets are squeezed, the return on investment in educational technology is also coming under increased scrutiny. We cut such spending at our peril. Of course, we must invest...
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July 2010

Cutting to the Core When lawmakers dictate curricula, the natural reaction from educators is to reject this top down approach which seeks to homogenize the lives of children without possibly taking into account the individual...

Greetings from Granada

Assistant Editor Kate Sommers-Dawes continues her reports from Spain: Had the most thrilling day today (my first day alone, as the journalist group left this morning). I awoke with no plan except to find a...

Greetings from Malaga

Assistant Editor Kate Sommers-Dawes is in Spain today (El Día del Español) and writes: Had an outstanding tour of Malaga today after visiting Malaca Language School in the hills surrounding the city which were surprisingly...
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