Why teach study skills?
There are a variety of answers to this question but one important fact is that research indicates that many students perform poorly in their studies because they never learned how to study. Standardized test scores substantiate this fact.Teaching students how to study is as important as teaching the subject matter of a course. Study skills help students achieve not only in school work but also in their personal lives. The students are our future. So to prepare them is to prepare for a better, brighter future.
What does research have to say about the connection between early childhood education and academic outcomes?
The long-term benefits of high quality early childhood education are well understood. Most of the research studies conducted have provided ample evidence that enrollment in model preschool programs has positive, long-term effects on a range of academic achievement measures for disadvantaged students.
How important is it for a teacher to know the English language if they want to help students who's secondary language is English?
It's good to do as much research as one can so that the teacher can feel confident in their work and when they're in front of the classroom. If a teacher can't help the students understand and use the language, then they will not be an effective teacher. The most effective way of helping students understand language is by setting up a context.