Language skills – Eart Documents http://eartdocuments.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:56:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eartdocuments.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-07-01T001347.882.png Language skills – Eart Documents http://eartdocuments.com/ 32 32 200 job vacancies as Letterkenny-based IT company TCS will hold an open day https://eartdocuments.com/200-job-vacancies-as-letterkenny-based-it-company-tcs-will-hold-an-open-day/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:03:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/200-job-vacancies-as-letterkenny-based-it-company-tcs-will-hold-an-open-day/ The company is organizing an Open Doors Evening on Careers on Thursday July 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A spokesperson said: “TCS is a global leader in IT services, digital and business solutions, we partner with some of the world’s most recognized brands to simplify, empower and transform their business. “If you want […]]]>

The company is organizing an Open Doors Evening on Careers on Thursday July 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A spokesperson said: “TCS is a global leader in IT services, digital and business solutions, we partner with some of the world’s most recognized brands to simplify, empower and transform their business.

“If you want to be part of a global company with the opportunity to grow your technology career in Letterkenny and around the world, please come to our Careers Open House. Talk to our IT and Service Specialists clientele to learn more about the many roles and opportunities available.

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The company is organizing an Open Doors Evening on Careers on Thursday July 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“The team is actively recruiting for more than 200 positions at all levels, from recent graduates to experienced professionals in six key areas: Cloud Computing and Engineering, Customer Services and Back Office, Cyber ​​Security, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing and Design and software engineering.

“We also offer IT and application support opportunities requiring people fluent in German, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch and Hungarian.

“If you are interested in any of the available roles, please attend our open house.”

People can also pre-register for the open evening at www.openevening.tcscareers.ie The spokesperson said: ‘For anyone unable to attend in person, you can still upload your CV and our recruitment team will will contact.

“TCS recruits throughout the year for various positions. Please also take the opportunity to review all current roles online at: www.tcscareers.ieTCS is part of the large multinational Tata Group, which is based in India. The IT services giant currently employs over 1,000 people in Letterkenny in a range of highly skilled technology-related roles.

The spokesperson said: “As we continue to grow our technical and operations teams in Letterkenny, we are looking for people who are enthusiastic and passionate about customer service or technical innovation, to drive our customers’ digital transformation journey forward. .

“TCS is one of the best employers in the world and our 592,195 employees represent 153 nationalities in 46 countries.

“We look forward to welcoming you to TCS Global Delivery Center Letterkenny Technology Park, TCS Drive, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, F92 W8CY from 6-8pm on Thursday July 14.”

Actuarial Partner and Derry GAA Player Conor McCluskey said: “TCS has also supported me by providing an excellent curriculum to help me progress in my professional exams. TCS also provides learning platforms to further improve my technical skills. I have benefited from the flexibility of remote work to maintain a healthy work-life balance. »

Mairead Doherty said: “I started my career in 2006 as a customer service representative, handling customer calls. I joined Tata Consultancy Services in 2020 and in 2022 I was promoted to Consultant Manager for Business Processing with a clear goal to grow into a Senior Consultant offered by the range of digital learning programs offered to all employees of TCS worldwide.

Jane Doyle – IT Infrastructure Consultant: “We are very fortunate at TCS to have a diverse workplace with strong female leadership. We spend a third of our time at work, so working in an organization that gives job satisfaction, supports growth and encourages volunteerism keeps me engaged and excited for the future.

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Out of School Youth Programs Coordinator – Seven Days Jobs https://eartdocuments.com/out-of-school-youth-programs-coordinator-seven-days-jobs/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:19:36 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/out-of-school-youth-programs-coordinator-seven-days-jobs/ Looking for a position with a quality employer? Consider the University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse place to work. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition remission for permanent full-time positions. – Education of migrants Program – #S3701PO The Out-of-School Youth Programs Coordinator with the Vermont Migrant Education Program provides leadership for the […]]]>

Looking for a position with a quality employer? Consider the University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse place to work. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition remission for permanent full-time positions.

– Education of migrants Program – #S3701PO

The Out-of-School Youth Programs Coordinator with the Vermont Migrant Education Program provides leadership for the development, coordination, and implementation of appropriate supplemental education and support services that meet the needs of youth out-of-school migrants (OSY) in collaboration with alternative education agencies and other available regional communities. Resources. The Coordinator serves as the primary liaison between the Migrant OSY, Migrant Program staff, adult education agencies, other applicable community agencies, and agricultural employers to support and coordinate academic and support services for the OSY throughout the state and will oversee and coordinate the work of English language teaching and other education staff and community volunteers. This position is part of the MEP leadership team, working alongside other program coordinators to ensure grant deliverables are met.

A bachelor’s degree in education, agriculture, or a related field and 4 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination, is required, along with the ability to travel extensively within Vermont. The candidate must be fluent in Spanish/English and demonstrate cultural humility as well as the ability to effectively and independently plan, organize and coordinate access to educational services. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required with experience and ability to work with diverse audiences. Computer/multimedia skills required. Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule, which will sometimes include evenings and weekends.

The location of the position is flexible and will be located in one of Extension’s field offices (Rutland, Barre, St Johnsbury, S Burlington).

The University is particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include information in their cover letter on how they will pursue this goal.

To apply for this position, click on the “POST FOR A JOB” button on this job posting.

For more information on these and other positions currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website. Applicants should apply for positions electronically. Paper CVs are not accepted. Open positions are updated daily. Please call 802-656-3150 or email Employment@uvm.edu for technical assistance with the online application.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Sabah teachers shine with English award https://eartdocuments.com/sabah-teachers-shine-with-english-award/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 00:34:05 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/sabah-teachers-shine-with-english-award/ MALAYSIA has established itself once again on the international scene. Four teachers from Keningau Vocational College, Sabah, recently won the 2022 GoAbroad Innovation Award in the Innovative Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) / Teaching Abroad category. The win marked an even bigger achievement as it was the first time a Malaysian bid […]]]>

MALAYSIA has established itself once again on the international scene.

Four teachers from Keningau Vocational College, Sabah, recently won the 2022 GoAbroad Innovation Award in the Innovative Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) / Teaching Abroad category.

The win marked an even bigger achievement as it was the first time a Malaysian bid had advanced to the finals of the competition, ultimately winning a category.

Called ‘Omiyage’, which means ‘memory’ in Japanese, the award-winning project is inspired by Japanese traditions and trends, according to Sirhajwan Idek, who is one of the four teachers.

“The objective of the project is to guide students in learning certain aspects of Japanese culture and social inventions such as haiku, pechakucha, manga, keitai shousetsu, kamishibai and daruma otoshi in order to improve their mastery of basic skills such as writing and making presentations.

“We want to extend and broaden the means to improve their language skills, presentation skills, ideation abilities and cultural skills, as well as provide a platform for students to develop their artistic talents and technical skills” , Sirhajwan told StarEdu.

He shared that some of the students developed their own artistic and scholarly works using things like haiku poetry and elevator pitch in PechaKucha.

“In fact, a few of the students participated in conferences and art festivals where they were able to present their artistic and academic work in Japanese-inspired styles,” he added.

The team drew inspiration from Japanese culture, he said, primarily because of the country’s ability to successfully preserve its traditional culture, despite its advanced technology, progressive economy and highly disciplined society.

Keningau Vocational College Principal, Johari@Jaibet Sabin, hailed the team’s creative project, saying it allows students to gain greater cultural awareness of foreign countries while improving their skills.

“It will help them become more confident and innovative in what they do,” he added.

The deadline for submissions, which were made online, was April 10, and the awards ceremony took place in the United States on June 2.

An announcement was made on the GoAbroad website on June 3. Describing the project as inclusive, he said the innovation also guides and helps learners with special needs to create their own masterpieces.

The team has won a mentorship from the organizer whose mentors can be consulted on the progress of their project, Sirhajwan said, adding that they also have a chance to receive a grant to develop their project which will help them. will enable activities to be carried out, depending on the proposal they submit.

The team received a trophy and a winner’s badge.

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Bill 96 amending the Charter of the French language: what employers need to know – Discrimination, disability and sexual harassment https://eartdocuments.com/bill-96-amending-the-charter-of-the-french-language-what-employers-need-to-know-discrimination-disability-and-sexual-harassment/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:31:39 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/bill-96-amending-the-charter-of-the-french-language-what-employers-need-to-know-discrimination-disability-and-sexual-harassment/ On June 1, 2022, in its desire to strengthen the status of the French language in Quebec, the Government of Quebec received royal assent for its Bill 96, the Act respecting French, official and common language of Quebec. This law, which modifies the Charter of the French languageimposes new obligations on employers and most of […]]]>

On June 1, 2022, in its desire to strengthen the status of the French language in Quebec, the Government of Quebec received royal assent for its Bill 96, the Act respecting French, official and common language of Quebec. This law, which modifies the Charter of the French languageimposes new obligations on employers and most of these new obligations came into force on June 1st. Employers will therefore have to adapt their processes and practices to meet the new requirements.

Hiring

Job offers

While the bilingualism requirement was a common practice when posting a job offer in Quebec, employers will now have to comply with new stricter rules in this area. Even if the previous law already required employers to demonstrate that the performance of the tasks required the knowledge of a language other than French, employers must now meet the following three conditions:

  1. Perform an assessment to determine the actual language requirements associated with the tasks to be performed

  2. Ensure that the language skills of other staff are insufficient to perform these tasks

  3. Limit as much as possible the number of positions with tasks requiring specific knowledge or level of knowledge of a language other than the official language

If any of these three conditions are not met, the employer will be “deemed not to have taken all reasonable means to avoid requiring knowledge or a specific level of knowledge of a language other than the language official”. This will constitute a prohibited practice giving rise to a possible recourse by “the victim”.

However, it is specified that these obligations must not impose an unreasonable reorganization of the employer’s affairs.

The conditions also apply to promotions and transfers.

In addition, when knowledge of a language other than French is required in a job offer, the reasons for this requirement must be specified. The application form must also be readily available in French.

Employment contract

Previously, subject to the express will of the parties, employment contracts could be written in a language other than French. The practice was to insert a clause to this effect at the end of the contract.

Since Law 96 came into force, in the case of adhesion contracts (i.e. contracts in which all the essential clauses are imposed by the employer), the employer must first provide a French version of the contract so that the employee can read it and expressly agree to be bound by the English version. It should be noted that the employee must have easy access to documents and materials relating to working conditions in French.

Internal communication

Since June 1, the employer must communicate with its employees in French. All internal written communications must be in French, including offers of training, transfer, promotion or employment. This obligation extends even to post-termination communications. However, an employee may request to receive written communications in English.

Language-related harassment and discrimination

In addition, since June 1, 2022, employees have an explicit right to a workplace free from harassment or discrimination related to the use of French at work. Consequently, the employer has a duty of prevention and an obligation to take reasonable steps to put an end to behavior that violates this right.

Francization process

It is important to remember that all businesses with 50 or more employees are subject to francization rules and must, in general, use French at all levels of the business. These companies must register with the Office québécois de la langue française and then carry out a linguistic analysis. If the company demonstrates that French is generally used at all levels, the Office québécois de la langue française will issue a francization certificate. Otherwise, the company must undertake a francization process by developing and following a francization program before being able to obtain its certificate.

As of June 1, 2025, three years after the entry into force of the new law, companies with 25 to 49 employees will also be subject to these same obligations.

In addition, companies with 25 or more employees will have to set up a committee responsible for analyzing and improving francization within the company if the Office so orders.

Punishments

As of June 1, 2022, the government will no longer award contracts or provide grants to any company that violates the obligations set out in the Charter of the French language.

Fines for businesses for violating the law have also been significantly increased, ranging from $3,000 to $30,000 for a first offense, with each day of offense a separate offence.

The directors of the offending company will be presumed liable for the violation, subject to a reasonable due diligence defence.

Conclusion

The amendments to the Charter of the French languageclearly oblige employers operating in Quebec to make certain changes. The requirement to demonstrate that all reasonable means have been taken to avoid imposing bilingualism as a condition of employment is certainly something to ponder and risks provoking debate in the courts.

As for private sector companies under federal jurisdiction in Quebec, they will of course always be able to voluntarily comply with the obligations of the Charter of the French language. Alternatively, Bill C-13, introducing the Act Respecting the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businessesbeing adopted, will be the response of the federal Parliament to protect and promote the French language.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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Australia, India and Singapore help fuel Asia-Pacific executive search gains as Covid impact wanes https://eartdocuments.com/australia-india-and-singapore-help-fuel-asia-pacific-executive-search-gains-as-covid-impact-wanes/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:38:38 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/australia-india-and-singapore-help-fuel-asia-pacific-executive-search-gains-as-covid-impact-wanes/ “It’s been a very good year,” said Boyden APAC Board Member William Farrell. Boyden Growing demand for business and engineering talent in economies such as Australia, India and Singapore is boosting executive search activity in the Asia-Pacific region as the impact of Covid in the region is largely declining, longtime regional industry executive and Boyden […]]]>

Growing demand for business and engineering talent in economies such as Australia, India and Singapore is boosting executive search activity in the Asia-Pacific region as the impact of Covid in the region is largely declining, longtime regional industry executive and Boyden board member William Farrell said in an interview Tuesday.

“There was a lot of strength in the first half,” said Farrell, managing partner for Taiwan and South Korea, who represents the APAC region on the company’s board. “It’s been a very good year,” especially in Southeast Asian markets, he said. Boyden has 75 offices in more than 45 countries; Farrell, an American expat, has lived in Asia since 1987 and joined Boyden in 1993.

Research companies are benefiting from a shift in multinational strategies, moving from establishing one large regional hub for their regional operations to creating more smaller hubs that reduce the risk of disruption by one place – like what happened to some businesses in China this year during the Covid shutdowns.

Covid has brought a “plateau” in executive search in this country, Farrell said. “There is a push to identify other sources of goods and materials,” he said. “It’s not about cutting ties with China, but about not being so dependent on the market. In the industrial space, this has cut across sectors. Research activity in China is no longer what it used to be.

Edited excerpts from our Zoom interview follow.

Flannery: What are some of the trends in executive recruitment as the impact of the pandemic in Asia fades this year?

Farrell: Southeast Asia is considered a friendlier market for multinationals than China. It is also considered a growing market. There is hope for Indonesia to continue to grow. Vietnam is doing well and it is quite business-friendly. Malaysia is also doing well. These are generally less political environments – they are certainly not as complicated and onerous as the environment in mainland China. India is having a record year.

China has come to a stage where it’s a much more developed economy and such a big place. Getting a foothold in the Southeast Asian market is less complicated.

Flannery: What are the needs at the executive level of these countries?

Farrell: It would be a country leader who can lead business development and has the ability to work across cultures.

In India, multinationals and some large Indian companies want to invest more in R&D in the country and do not want to depend so much on R&D and technology development from outside India, in order to have better control over that -this. Companies are looking to have stronger teams in the field.

Previously, there had been a trend towards regionalization, where companies would have a regional center and reduce costs. This change was an impact of Covid, when travel was restricted.

And yet now travel is also returning. The thought that there will be no travel after Covid has been overblown. He will still play a role. I have just returned from a worldwide meeting in the United States and we felt great enthusiasm. We haven’t seen each other for three years.

Flannery: What is the preferred path for new country leaders in Southeast Asia?

Farrell: Nine times out of 10, clients want to hire someone from the area. They are looking for people who have language skills, including dialects. If they don’t have the language skills, they are not a priority.

Flannery: You worked in the financial sector in Asia. What future for executive recruitment in Hong Kong?

Farrell: The recruitment market has been depressed since 2019. There was a “big quit”. There were a lot of expats running for the exit door.

With the arrival of new management in Hong Kong, there is less uncertainty. The relationship with China is going to be closer, for better or for worse. China remains a big market and Hong Kong still has some advantages.

Flannery: And Singapore?

Farrell: Singapore is more stable than ever. He benefited from everything that happened in Hong Kong. Singapore is just eating.

Flannery: And what about Taiwan?

Farrell: To some extent, there has been some renewed interest from multinational corporations in Taiwan. The biggest proof of this is that the high-tech players – Google, Apple and Microsoft – are all developing their data centers in Taiwan. And that led to a mini-boom in the construction industry. In addition to this, in Taiwan, the development of offshore wind farms has also contributed a bit of momentum to the construction industry.

Flannery: Where are these hires coming from?

Farrell: There are definitely local hires. Much of it is at the engineering level. And then there are few regional expatriates.

Flannery: Has there been a return of talent from the mainland to Taiwan?

Farrell: For years there has been interest in this. The problem has been whether the available job can pay what they want to be paid and is good enough – big enough. There has certainly been a comeback. The political environment in China added to this. They know that it is very difficult for them to obtain a similar role in Taiwan.

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Elphinstone Chronicles: Ukrainian Refugees, Songbird Concert, Polls! https://eartdocuments.com/elphinstone-chronicles-ukrainian-refugees-songbird-concert-polls/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:37:42 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/elphinstone-chronicles-ukrainian-refugees-songbird-concert-polls/ Additionally, on Sunday, June 19 at 1 p.m., famed Elphinstone musician Celso Machado will perform at the second concert in the unique Songbird Forest Concert Series. Elphinstone residents Michael Maser and Lisa Housden gave English lessons to newly arrived Ukrainian refugees on the coast. As educators with experience in English as a second language, they […]]]>

Additionally, on Sunday, June 19 at 1 p.m., famed Elphinstone musician Celso Machado will perform at the second concert in the unique Songbird Forest Concert Series.

Elphinstone residents Michael Maser and Lisa Housden gave English lessons to newly arrived Ukrainian refugees on the coast. As educators with experience in English as a second language, they felt that helping these refugees learn basic language skills was the least they could do. Michael credits the Anico-Taveres family with spearheading the effort through their company, Ideas Space. Daria and Daniel, who with their children emigrated from Ukraine less than two years ago, have made tireless efforts to help families on the run and to coordinate donations of goods and money to people still in Ukraine. Michael says: “They are devastated by the bombing and destruction of the town they called home just two years ago, and where their friends and family are still trying to survive.”

Michael and Lisa report that lessons are going well and all eight adults (so far) are excited to learn English. He says they are enterprising and some already have part-time jobs. It’s good to know that our neighbors are helping these deserving people.

In other news, How about attending a concert in the Forest of Songbirds? On Sunday, June 19 at 1 p.m., renowned Elphinstone musician Celso Machado will perform at the second concert in the unique Songbird Forest Concert Series. Sponsored by the Living Forest Institute, each concert “will present a learning opportunity emphasizing the connection between sound, emotion and place.” A short hike to a forest stage will end with Brazilian guitarist and composer Celso Machado performing his own unique music that incorporates global musical traditions – what a magical treat! To learn more, visit https://www.livingforestinstitute.ca.

Gibsons & District Public Library and Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TraC) will host the launch of a new guide to biking the Sunshine Coast on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Author Colleen MacDonald will present her third book, Let’s Go Biking Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast, with over 100 on-road and off-road routes, from flat scenic trails to quiet country lanes. There will be a door prize for a free copy of the book. TraC members will be on hand to answer questions about local cycling infrastructure – we could definitely use better cycling infrastructure, so let’s support what TraC is doing! Contact Lise Kreps at LKreps@gibsons.bclibrary.ca 604-886-2130 to register.

And finally, here are two investigations the SCRD would like to hear about; the first must be completed by June 23 and concerns recreation, whether or not you use recreation facilities. This is an easy to complete survey – go to: https://letstalk.scrd.ca/recreation-survey.

The water strategy survey, to be completed by June 30, requires more time: https://letstalk.scrd.ca/water-strategy. Why not say what you have to say?

Got any community news/events? Email me at: author.ggneilson@gmail.com

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Let’s radically rethink education | nursery world https://eartdocuments.com/lets-radically-rethink-education-nursery-world/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:24:31 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/lets-radically-rethink-education-nursery-world/ Louise Livingston, Training Manager, Maria Montessori Institute Friday, June 17, 2022 The Montessori approach naturally offers “elegant solutions” to many of the issues raised by The Times Education Commission, published this week, says Louise Livingston, education manager at the Maria Montessori Institute. The Times Education Committee Final Report presents a 12-point […]]]>


Louise Livingston, Training Manager, Maria Montessori Institute

Friday, June 17, 2022


The Montessori approach naturally offers “elegant solutions” to many of the issues raised by The Times Education Commission, published this week, says Louise Livingston, education manager at the Maria Montessori Institute.

The Times Education Committee Final Report presents a 12-point plan for education sector reform. It’s a fascinating and far-reaching read that raises many questions, highlights important issues, and offers forward-thinking, holistic approaches.

Findings from the year-long survey are particularly relevant to early grades: Many schools say that since the pandemic they need to focus on basic care rather than literacy or numeracy in grades one or the first two years of primary education. There are reports of children arriving at school unable to say their own name, using pacifiers, drinking from bottles and being driven to school in buggies until the age of six or seven. In response, the committee calls on the government to provide more parenting classes, home visits and drop-in centers for families, as well as a “five a day” initiative to encourage parents to talk and to play with their children, like the campaign for healthy eating.

As Montessorians, we are understandably nervous about children falling behind or not reaching expected milestones “on time”, as we know that each child will develop differently on their own schedule. However, these results suggest a lack of early development opportunities that is undoubtedly concerning.

As Montessori educators, we are fortunate because even though some children have come to school with fewer social and language skills, the Montessori environment provides them with the necessary environment to reach their full potential.

When a child joins a Montessori class for the first time, they are supported to develop physically so they can engage with the world around them in a purposeful way. The Montessori teacher is trained to observe children’s physical abilities and suggest activities that will help them develop the individual skills each child already has. This can be very different from child to child, especially depending on the experiences they have had with physical activity during the pandemic.

In a Montessori environment, children are supported to become independent so they can do things for themselves and others – like getting dressed, preparing food or pouring a drink. These deceptively simple activities build self-esteem as children see themselves as capable people who can do things on their own, which can have a powerful impact on the lack of confidence some young children may have. due to their lack of freedom during the pandemic.

The Montessori approach also enriches children’s oral language, capitalizing on the young child’s enormous thirst for language at that time. By working with each other and contributing meaningfully to the school community by serving and clearing food and maintaining the learning environment, children learn to socialize, collaborate and interact.

But perhaps most important of all, the mixed-age Montessori environment, which sees children in a three-year age range grouped together, can support children lacking in social and language skills. Younger children learn from older children’s role models, and older children benefit from the support of younger ones. Having a wider range of ages in a class also reduces the expectation that all children will reach the same stage at the same time.

The commission also recognizes the scale of the challenge of supporting children with special educational needs, with around 16% of pupils in the public system with SEN. Montessori can also offer a new perspective in this area by placing more emphasis on observing the child and recognizing and supporting each child’s unique abilities.

We were also delighted to see the commission calling on schools to better connect with businesses, charities, homes and the local community, while suggesting a nationwide program of service to citizens. Both in the early years (the Montessori Children’s Home) and later in primary education (the Montessori Elementary Classroom), the Montessori approach encompasses interaction with people and organizations outside of the school ecosystem, special visitors entering school to children visiting parents’ workplaces. or get involved in charities and local initiatives. Engagement with the wider community connects children to the world and provides vital real-world context that will help them choose their path in life, as well as enhance their education.

During the pandemic, children may have been deprived of experiences vital to their optimal development, but it is important to remain optimistic. Children are resilient: because of the enormous plasticity of their brains when they are young, they can make up for lost time as soon as opportunities open up to them. Children can still become independent, self-reliant, social and creative thinkers – as long as we provide them with school and early years environments that provide freedom of movement, social interaction and the opportunity to make independent choices. You can find all of this in a Montessori environment.

One of the most significant aspects of this commission for us is the welcome recognition that education is not just about acquiring academic skills and that it neither begins nor ends at the doorstep of the school: it’s about gaining autonomy and social skills, and understanding and contributing to the world around you – as Montessori says, this should be “education for life”. We applaud the attention this commission brings to the many opportunities that exist to shake up and improve our approach to education – we just hope someone in government is listening.

Louise Livingston has over 30 years of educational experience and a background in educational neuroscience. Louise is Training Manager at the Maria Montessori Institute which offers Montessori teacher training and short courses online and at the Maria Montessori School for ages 2-12 in London. www.mariamontessori.org

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Prince William ‘in love’ with Princess Charlotte’s football skills – Royal ‘growing up’ https://eartdocuments.com/prince-william-in-love-with-princess-charlottes-football-skills-royal-growing-up/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:04:04 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/prince-william-in-love-with-princess-charlottes-football-skills-royal-growing-up/ In a thoughtful touch, the shirts also had the three ages of the children as numbers. William dressed smart and casual in a blue shirt with the top button undone, a navy blazer and brown suede shoes for today’s engagement. At one point he showed his own football skills and also chatted with the players. […]]]>

In a thoughtful touch, the shirts also had the three ages of the children as numbers.

William dressed smart and casual in a blue shirt with the top button undone, a navy blazer and brown suede shoes for today’s engagement.

At one point he showed his own football skills and also chatted with the players.

Prince William has bragged about his daughter’s talent in sport to professional sportswomen.

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He told the women’s team: “Charlotte wants me to tell you she’s really good in front of goal.

“She said ‘please tell them that’, I said ‘Okay I’ll tell them’,” the duke joked.

He added, “A budding star for the future!”

Judi James, a body language expert, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk to analyze William’s parenting skills and how they differ from those of his younger brother Prince Harry.

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Ms James said: ‘William’s body language when talking about his daughter is shy, self-effacing, playful and, of course, dorky.

“He keeps his head down and raises a hand as if allowing or acknowledging a sense of dominance from Charlotte, which is of course a joke, but alludes to her growing confidence that we saw during the Jubilee celebrations.

“There she was busy correcting her brothers and even checking Camilla’s purse.

“William is clearly taking in the fact that his daughter is growing up and learning to be assertive and we can see the pride on her face as well as the more playful expression.

“It’s a similar half-joking, half-loving tone he takes when he tells people that Kate is going to ‘get sullen’ etc.”

Is William’s parenting style different or similar to Prince Harry’s?

Judi explained: “William and Harry share that trait of continuous and very open affection for their children which, although common to all fathers, might be more unusual with members of the royal family who often prefer to be more stripped of their emotions as parents.

“It seems to have been taken from Diana’s example of parenthood.

“Harry clearly idolizes his two children, referring to them at every opportunity, often in a formal way too, citing Archie as an inspiration for some of his causes and campaigns during some of his speeches.

“Both brothers appear to have been transformed in some ways by their roles as fathers, eager to discuss the legacy they will leave for their children,” the expert noted.

Following today’s engagement, a tweet from Prince William’s Kensington Palace account said: ‘This team is already inspiring the next generation of women and girls to play football, reaping the mental and physical benefits of activity.

“With an exciting summer of football ahead, the whole nation will be cheering you on!”

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BT executive says Brexit is slowing rollout of superfast broadband https://eartdocuments.com/bt-executive-says-brexit-is-slowing-rollout-of-superfast-broadband/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:00:41 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/bt-executive-says-brexit-is-slowing-rollout-of-superfast-broadband/ Britain’s ability to roll out superfast broadband across the country is being hampered by the “tortuous” process of recruiting workers from the EU after Brexit, the head of BT’s network business has warned. Clive Selley, managing director of BT’s Openreach, the division responsible for rolling out fiber optic networks to homes, said countries like Portugal […]]]>

Britain’s ability to roll out superfast broadband across the country is being hampered by the “tortuous” process of recruiting workers from the EU after Brexit, the head of BT’s network business has warned.

Clive Selley, managing director of BT’s Openreach, the division responsible for rolling out fiber optic networks to homes, said countries like Portugal and Spain have plenty of people with the skills to speed up the delivery of ultra-fast broadband.

“They want the job, we want the skills and the Home Office has a torturous process,” Selley said in an interview. “We are limiting the rate of fiber building in the UK throughout the process.”

“If it was easier to get people in, I’d take a thousand tomorrow,” he said, referring to contractors rather than full-time staff. Portugal and Spain have the required skilled manpower as the countries are close to completing their deployment, he added.

Providing ultra-fast broadband is at the heart of the Conservative Government’s commitment to closing the digital divide and fixing the economy. Its latest manifesto outlined plans to deliver “full fiber and gigabit-enabled broadband to every home and business across the UK by 2025”.

The government is now aiming for 99% of homes to be connected by 2030. Selley said it was ‘completely realistic’ and ‘achievable’ for Openreach to lay fiber optic lines to 97% of homes across the country. countries by 2030, but would need more government support and subsidies.

Openreach has pledged to spend £12bn to connect 25m of the UK’s 32m homes by the end of 2026. The rollout, which began in 2018, has so far reached 7, 6 million households.

Responding to criticism over difficulties in hiring EU workers, a Home Office spokesperson said: ‘We have a points-based immigration system and people are eligible to come if they meet the conditions.”

A government aide said ministers were growing irritated with businesses complaining about the system, which involves skilled workers being allowed in if they pass language skills and pay a fee, and said businesses needed to better to plan.

The stakes are high for BT after a slow start to upgrading its old copper lines allowed rivals including Virgin Media O2 and dozens of smaller challengers to begin their own rollouts in hopes of attract customers frustrated by the poor connection offered by their existing service providers.

These so-called ‘altnets’, backed by billions in private investors and banks, seek to either attract customers directly to underserved cities and rural areas, or sell their broadband through wholesale deals with telecommunications companies.

The slower BT rolls out the foundations of its super-fast network, the more it risks losing market share. Deutsche Bank analysts have warned they expect BT to see ‘material erosion on its part’, ‘particularly for the 50% of UK households where BT is [currently] effectively the monopoly of the fixed infrastructure provider”.

Although Selley acknowledged the challenge of rival companies, he expects the number of competitors to decline in the coming years.

“You can’t have hundreds of private companies, that’s just nonsense,” he said, adding that providing telecommunications services was “a game of scale” at its heart.

“It’s very clear that serious players are emerging and I have to take that very seriously,” Selley said. “Our answer is to build incredibly fast. . . then sell quickly.

Asked about continued speculation that Openreach could be spun off entirely from BT to crystallize its value for the parent company, Selley, who has run Openreach since 2016, said: “I’m not getting a vote on that.”

“What we do is not a cheap pastime and [BT] showed great confidence in us, with £15bn of investment, more than half of the group’s capital expenditure,” he said. “Right now it’s working well, we have stability and Openreach is a very healthy business with no constraints from the ownership structure.”

With additional reporting by Jim Pickard in London

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Analysis: Quebec focuses on French-speaking immigrants as companies plead for workers https://eartdocuments.com/analysis-quebec-focuses-on-french-speaking-immigrants-as-companies-plead-for-workers/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://eartdocuments.com/analysis-quebec-focuses-on-french-speaking-immigrants-as-companies-plead-for-workers/ MONTREAL, June 12 (Reuters) – Quebec’s plans to attract more French-speaking newcomers are worrying some business owners who say they need immigrants from diverse backgrounds to cope with a tight job market in the Canadian province. Unlike the other provinces, Quebec chooses its economic immigrants. The government has previously reduced the number of new permanent […]]]>

MONTREAL, June 12 (Reuters) – Quebec’s plans to attract more French-speaking newcomers are worrying some business owners who say they need immigrants from diverse backgrounds to cope with a tight job market in the Canadian province.

Unlike the other provinces, Quebec chooses its economic immigrants. The government has previously reduced the number of new permanent residents it brings in, relying more on temporary workers, and says it has increased the Francophone share of economic immigrants.

Premier François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) is determined to protect French, which he says is vulnerable in a predominantly English-speaking North America, ahead of the Oct. 3 election.

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His government announced a new Minister of French and passed sweeping legislation requiring, among other things, that newcomers receive most non-health-related services in French after six months in the province.

As Legault campaigns to attract more French speakers, some business owners warn the move could discourage immigrants with essential skills. Quebec has the second highest job vacancy rate in Canada among the provinces.

Montreal entrepreneur Vince Guzzo, whose businesses include restaurants and cinemas, said he desperately needs dishwashers, no matter what language they speak.

“I would download an app… and my phone would translate it into Punjabi if I had to,” Guzzo told Reuters.

According to Statistics Canada data from the fourth quarter of 2021, Quebec accounts for nearly 40% of the approximately 81,000 job vacancies in the manufacturing sector in Canada. Manufacturing accounted for 12.6% of Quebec’s gross domestic product in 2021 – more than any other sector.

“We are not saying that French is not important. But this becomes a limiting factor when we seek to attract the best talent we need,” said Véronique Proulx, president of Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec.

She called Quebec’s shift to temporary work a “band-aid” for labor shortages in the manufacturing sector. “We have companies considering closing production lines.”

Quebec Minister Jean Boulet, responsible for Labor and Immigration, said by email that his government had taken measures to attract foreign students and attract workers in priority sectors. He said the new law would include services to make learning French easier.

Quebec plans to welcome more than 71,000 permanent residents in 2022 after the number of immigrants fell to 25,225 in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Boulet said the CAQ deliberately attracted fewer new permanent residents after taking office in 2018 to help newcomers integrate, and is making efforts to better recognize foreign credentials.

Quebec’s share of the total number of new permanent residents in Canada fell to about 12.4% last year, from 21.3% in 2012, according to government data.

Quebec also risks losing newcomers to other Canadian regions. About 16.3% of immigrants who arrived in Quebec in 2009 left for other provinces in 2019, nearly double that of Ontario, according to Statistics Canada data.

“NOT ALWAYS REALISTIC”

Quebec has always been a popular destination for immigrants to Canada. But changing criteria to make temporary residents permanent and long waits to obtain residency could discourage newcomers, said Rosalie Brunel, a Montreal-based immigration lawyer.

Boulet said 84% of economic immigrants admitted in 2021 spoke French, up from 56% in 2019.

His office said Quebec has increased its French-speaking share by selecting candidates in certain immigration streams and making French-language programs available to temporary residents.

Legault wants Quebec to choose people who immigrate to join their families – a power held by Canada’s federal government – ​​so that it can select more French speakers.

The head of a manufacturer said the government wanted companies to recruit French-speaking workers.

Quebec said businesses can also look to alternatives such as automation.

“The dream is to have well-trained workers who speak French, but that’s not always realistic,” said Technosub general manager Eric Beaupré. Technosub, based in rural Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, produces and repairs pumps for the mining and other sectors.

With a limited local workforce, Technosub is hiring more temporary workers from Latin America and the Philippines who need skills and are learning French on the job, he said.

Emmanuel Suerte Felipe arrived at Technosub as a temporary worker from the Philippines in 2018. His French is good enough for the job, but he is worried that he will succeed in obtaining permanent residency as he wants to bring his family to Quebec.

“I would like to stay here,” he said. “I found my dream job.”

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Reporting by Allison Lampert in Montreal and Anna Mehler Paperny in Toronto; Editing by Denny Thomas and Bill Berkrot

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