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7 Summer Plans for Teachers

By Kelli Drummer-Avendano

A little rest and relaxation should be at the top of every teacher’s to-do list this summer. These past few months have been challenging, to say the least. However, once the dust has settled and you’ve caught up on your sleep, here are some ideas to turn the summer break into a learning opportunity for the teacher in you: 

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Learning Italian: Pronouns

By- Claudia Quesito

I pronomi are typically dreaded by language learners, but they are, in fact, here to help! They are used to make conversation smoother and avoid repetitions. The word pronome comes from Latin and it means “in place of the noun.” Indeed, a pronoun replaces a noun that has been just mentioned or that it can be easily assumed by the context. There are different kinds of pronouns: pronomi soggetto, pronomi complemento, and pronomi riflessivi

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A lomo de cuento, la colección perfecta para celebrar nuestra herencia hispana

Por- Glenda Rosado

A lomo de cuento es la nueva colección de literatura infantil y juvenil de Vista Higher Learning. El primer grupo de estos libros maravillosos cuenta con cinco tomos que nos llevarán a conocer las costumbres y la cultura de cinco países hispanos: Perú, Argentina, México, Cuba y Puerto Rico. Esta es, definitivamente, la colección ideal para celebrar el Mes de la herencia hispana en los Estados Unidos. 

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Five Wonderful Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

By- Erika Semprun

Understanding and speaking more than one language has been said to be extremely beneficial for both adults and children. But just how exactly is it beneficial? Here are five great effects of mastering more than one language.

#1- Increases intelligence

It’s been proven that children and adults who’ve mastered more than one language are more intelligent than individuals who are monolingual. People who are bilingual are better multitaskers, decision makers, and are great with memorization. Studies show that sorting through thoughts and ideas in various languages serve as stimulus or exercise for the brain, making it stronger and more active.

#2- Enhances creativity

Those who understand and speak a foreign language have often been shown to have higher levels of creativity. This is especially useful in developing individualism and problem-solving skills.


#3- Boosts tolerance and multicultural appreciation

Being fluent in more than one language not only aids communication, it’s been shown to make people more aware, more tolerant, and more accepting. By putting yourself in other people’s shoes, especially those who are quite different from you, you’re welcoming their culture/heritage. And doing that means you’re more open to learning.

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4 Ways Children’s Literature Helps Language Learning

By- Kelli Drummer-Avendano

By the time children start kindergarten, they will know approximately 5,000 words in their native language. If they are raised in a bilingual (or multilingual) household, they may have a smaller vocabulary in each language, but know as many as or more words total than their monolingual counterparts. In both cases, we know that books have a significant impact on language learning. Here are a few examples of just how they help.

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Remote Learning: 5 Tips to Keep Students Engaged

By- Kelli Drummer-Avendano

In the wake of stay-at-home orders, many instructors across the globe have found themselves having to teach remotely with very little to no previous experience. One of the biggest concerns is student engagement. In the classroom, teachers can pick up on cues that students aren’t getting it or have wandered off track. Online learning is a challenge because it puts students and their caregivers in the driver’s seat. Here are five tips to help them keep their foot on the gas. 

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Ten Best National Parks to Enjoy Your Summer Vacation

By- Angela Padrón

Every summer, students are faced with the same question—what is there to do? Well, how about visiting the national parks of the United States? The National Park Service is a governmental agency that was created to preserve and maintain our country’s national parks so visitors can enjoy unique scenery, go camping, or learn about nature. Although all our national parks are filled with beauty and awe-inspiring sights, each one is unique in its own way. Here is a list of some of the top parks to visit:

#1- Grand Canyon National Park – Located in the deserts of Arizona just north of the city of Phoenix, the Grand Canyon is about 10 miles wide, 275 miles long, and a mile deep. It was formed by the Colorado River cutting through the reddish rocks over many thousands of years. It is best to visit this park in the summer, for the winters can be quite cold. But no matter when you have time to go, the magnificent size of this natural wonder will be inspiring and breathtaking.

#2-Yellowstone National Park- 

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With today's sunrise at 5:37 am and sunset 9:10 pm, we have 15 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds of daylight to explore the park. How much daylight do you have today where you live? What do you plan to do with it? #HappySummerSolstice

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