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.

Stay tuned for our Mini Mondays weekly newsletter, where we’ll keep you up to date on the latest and greatest Minis.

In the meantime, get started by watching these introductory videos to our teaching

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.

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

Cheating is Big Mistake!

Learning takes effort from students but if they follow the lesson plans from the teacher to achieve good class scores, success is granted. On the other hand, there are those who prefer to take the easy way and without regret, they cheat.

Actually, students and teachers must remember that scores are not the main reason why they attend school, but rather, to develop knowledge with classes interaction, previously organized and based on academic objectives, i.e. class scores.

On the other hand, cheating is unacceptable behavior inside and outside the classroom and it is one of the reasons why the society is outraged with cases of public dishonesty as common occurrences of failure. This only makes it worse every time!

In like manner, schools represent the future and the way learners react to academic challenges will set the pace to further demeanor. After all, Is it valid to showcase high scores when these do not reflect the actual level of skills, knowledge and comprehension?

When we see famous people, public figures, politicians and even athletes being judged because of their wrongdoings, it is a clear warning of the shame involved in cheating .

All in all, let us try to be the best we can but never forget that it will make you feel better if the rewards we are given are based on hard work and honest decisions made with a clear conscience and heart. It is even more fun, I assure you!