Tag: communication

Could Whistling Be the Forerunner of Language?

The origins of human language have long been a source of debate for linguists, anthropologists, and biologists alike. When compared with other forms of communication throughout the animal kingdom, like birdsong or the vocalizations...

Breaking through Language Barriers

With about 7,200 students speaking 20 different languages, our district needs technology tools that support its diverse student population and families. Up until last year, we used standard postal mail for most of our...

Family Advice

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s recent report Education in a Pandemic: The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on America’s Students: “For many elementary and secondary school students with disabilities, COVID-19 significantly disrupted the...

Taking Digital Communication to Heart

As pandemic-induced school shutdowns have accelerated remote learning, the importance of personal connections between students, their teachers, aides, mentors, and peers has become a major concern—especially for marginalized students, including multilingual learners, who have...

‘Iconic’ Sounds May Be Missing Link to Language

The missing link that helped our ancestors to begin communicating with each other through language may have been iconic...

Naked Mole Rats Communicate Complexly

Birds, dolphins, and bees are all well-known within the scientific community for their ability to communicate in ways that resemble human language in one manner or another. Now, scientists can add another species to...

The Language of Lockdown

As we continue to connect digitally for work and even with loved ones, body language has become more important than ever. Gestures have to be performed in a more exaggerated and obvious way since...

Parental Guidance Required

The unexpected transition to remote learning brought on by COVID-19 has led to a newfound respect amid both parents and teachers. Between teachers scurrying to prepare virtual lesson plans and curriculums and parents juggling...

Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Select the correct tense of the verb for the following statements. Which subject pronoun is correct? If this is reminiscent of your language study experiences, you...

Jan. 4 is #WorldBrailleDay

Today (January 4) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in November of 2018 as World Braille Day to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication...
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