Welcome to Match Minis!

From Match Education: 

We started the Match Charter School in 2001, and over time — from trying, testing, and trying again— we have piled up know-how of all kinds. And now we are sharing our ideas and best practices with the world.

Each Mini represents one piece of wisdom from our work, packaged up and shipped to you.

Get started by watching these introductory videos to our teaching

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Why You Should Learn a New Language

English is fast becoming the world’s universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.

English is fast becoming the world’s universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.

Yes, We Can! A Graduation Speech from a Latin

 

Dianisbeth AcquieFor Dianisbeth Acquie, a proud Latina from Brooklyn and the daughter of two immigrants, it wasn’t always easy making her way through college. Last week, in front of an audience that included her Latinx peers, she reflected on what she’s learned about herself and what it means to be empowered by a college education.…

via Read this Latina’s beautiful and moving Harvard graduation speech — Fusion

Official List of Top names for boys and Girls 2015

A name is something we carry throughout our lives and has a heavy weight in our relations, personality and even transcendence. The list of most popular baby names, released by the Social Security Administration Friday, catalogues the top names for any given year.

Below is the list of TOP 10 names for boys and girls, we thought you might be interested in knowing the trends of names in USA and make decisions for newborns, if you have to.

TOP 10 Names for boys:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. James
  8. Alexander
  9. Michael
  10. Benjamin

And here is the full list for girls:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Abigail
  8. Emily
  9. Charlotte
  10. Harper