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How about Learning New Languages?

In today’s global and competitive market, it pays to know and speak at least one language other than your native language. Whether it is purely for professional, social or personal reason, learning and speaking a second language is a must for anyone who wants not just to survive but to stay afloat in today’s society.

The more languages you speak, the brighter the future holds for you. Recent studies show that Mandarin classes are at an all-time high. It seems everybody is rushing to learn Mandarin. Not surprising, since China is now a country to reckon with – an economic superpower.

Probably, the main reason why one would learn a foreign language is to up one’s marketability. The more languages you speak, the more your chances for professional success. Nowadays, many professions require knowledge of at least one or two foreign languages. Most jobs may require that you speak an international language specifically English. French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German or the much-in-demand Mandarin are very important languages to learn.

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Masters in Special Education – What Does it Take

Special education is a broad discipline in the teaching profession that caters to the individual differences of students with all kinds of special needs, including autism, communication difficulties, developmental disorders, learning difficulties, emotional disorders, and physical disabilities. So read on this post “Masters in Special Education – What Does it Take.”

What Does a Masters in Special Education Involve?

Teachers working in special education programs are usually required to have a Masters in Special Education. Such programs demand a great deal of hard work and dedication in order to be successfully completed so a student should be fairly certain in their minds that Special Education is the right teaching discipline for them before beginning a Masters Degree in Special Education at any school.

Students on their way to a Masters in Special Education have a huge range of subjects to cover in two years or so. Students majoring in special education dedicate themselves to learning about the nature of disabilities and the ways in which individuals who are classified as special needs and their families are affected on an everyday basis. Only when they understand those issues can they then go on and develop the skills and techniques they will need to educate these individuals effectively.

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Moving and A New Job – TEFL!

I want to give a quick update for those of you asking how things are going. In short, they are going near perfectly. We are moving into my husband’s grandma’s house that has been empty for four years.

We’ve been doing some major cleaning and organizing (while doing Vacation Bible School every night this week) and now it’s time to move all the stuff in. Tomorrow will be an all-out blitz of carpet cleaning and furniture moving. I expect me and the hubby will be dog tired tomorrow night, but at least we’ll be in our house.

I know our presence in the saint of a mother-in-law’s house has been stressful. She’s organized and likes a clean house. Enter 7 dispossessed slobs with all their donated clothes and stuff in boxes and bags and a few random suitcases. It’s not pretty. I know she’s not freaking out about it or anything, but I still feel a little guilty about it.

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Adventures In Learning

Nicholas School is a state chartered kindergarten through eighth-grade school and is cm1857a product of the Rehabilitation Center For Neurological Development. Both are located in Piqua, Ohio. The Nicholas School program helps students with developmental delays and learning disabilities to become more neurologically organized.

While the neurological organization is improving through the motor program, classroom work is assigned according to the student’s level of ability or is established by an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The students spend classroom time in small groups or in a one-on-one setting with a classroom teacher.

Matthew began attending the Nicholas School in the fall of 2008. After his previous unpleasant experience in the public school system, Matthew was convinced that school was a bad place to be. At first, I was worried how he would react and if he would be able to trust his new teachers.

After his first week there, I worried no more. Matthew loved his new school and was excited about all the new things he would be learning. By the end of the first month at his new school, I could see many positive changes in Matthew. He was learning to read, spell, do simple math and his fine/gross motor skills were greatly improving.

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