Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education. The Montessori philosophy works and I wish more schools would incorporate the methods. Especially in the primary grades, it’s important for the kids to actively be using their minds, and improving their cognitive skills. The educational materials used are excellent.
As a modern-day hippie/bohemian/free spirit, I find that it is often hard for me (and others like me) to find a job, a stable income, or any money at all sometimes! So I decided to write this article as a resource for all the hippies, bohemians, and free spirits out there who are creative, hardworking, and simply need to find a way to make ends meet, do what they want for once, or change careers … Read more
The LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators Collection offers a series of digital media resources to help administrators, guidance counselors, and educators understand and effectively address the complex and difficult issues faced by LGBTQ students. I have two children who have received services under the IDEA law. My older son could not speak and had a severe expressive language delay: at the age of three, he had fewer than 20 words in his expressive vocabulary. He received an IEP under the Committee for Preschool Special Education and received speech therapy services for approximately 2 years. After a lot of hard work and techniques to develop his speech skills, he developed age-appropriate expressive language skills and was declassified. He is now in a mainstream kindergarten class and thriving.
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And yet prior to this, you have been absolutely adamant that anyone without a college education was a blue-collar worker and not worthy of your attention. While … Read more
There are many assumptions about homeless people. Perhaps the most common is that all of them are too lazy to work. Having been there myself and having worked with many others in the same situation, I have to say that for the vast majority of homeless people, the assumption that they are lazy is dead wrong. Why not have your own party at home and play lots of party games. This is particularly good if you have more than one child at home. Ideas include musical statues or balloon games. Blow up a balloon and see how long it takes to burst the balloon if you sit on it. Or see how long you can keep a balloon up in the air for. Hit the balloon to one another or play catch with balloons. My son loves simple games like this.
These types of grants can come from many places, foundations, businesses, groups and areas. Below are a few ideas where to look for mini grant funding for home-school costs. You’ve shared such innovative and creative ideas for learning the periodic table and keeping the students involved. I wish these types of games had been around when I tried to … Read more
I was so moved by Malala’s story and seeing her on television that I just had to put something down on paper. I had many of those same problems, but I was NOT homeschooled. I think you give public school far too much credit. It does not mean you will learn to get along with others, be able to write a paper according to a teacher’s wishes or get a date/get along with the opposite sex. You get out what you put in, no matter what your educational path.
While the left argues that our ailing public education system can be fixed with ever-greater quantities of taxpayer dollars, the more than $600 billion we currently spend nationwide reflects a large increase in funds over the last 30 years, in exchange for total stagnation – or worse, declines – in achievement. On the college level, subsidies meant to help college students struggling to pay tuition have instead caused prices to skyrocket well above inflation.
Oh, yes, the acquaintance taught her daughter to only date highly educated, professional men and not to make the same mistake that she did. People, wake up to reality! In this postmodern and computerized society, highly educated, … Read more
The decision to homeschool your child is a huge, life changing decision. A parent should consider all possible advantages and disadvantages before beginning schooling from their kitchen tabletop. Because of the strong feelings on both sides of the homeschooling debate, sometimes searching parents end up only consuming information from other homeschooling parents. These resources tend to be a bit skewed as they are written by parents that feel they need to defend their choices instead of giving accurate pros and cons to homeschooling. Education cannot be equated with schooling or attending colleges. It is a much more noble notion that is integral to the overall development of an individual. In class dyslexic children struggle to write notes, copy from the board, or complete written tasks. The most effective way to help them with this that I have found to date is to let them type.
Attention : Written by a professor at York University (Canada), this article appeared in the journal Developmental Science. One of the most popular educational clipart collections is Discovery Education’s Clip Art Gallery They have 500 images in the usual subjects, as well as food, health and safety, seasons, and holidays.
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This is a very good question! In my life experience so far, it appears that absentee parents and uneducated parents are a major reason that children don’t value education. This is not always true but very common. Children from these families are more likely to be in the workforce if not parents themselves by the time their peers have finished a Bachelor’s degree. Clearly, these are characteristics that can be learned in formal education but do need to be developed in such a process. A persons ambition and desire to succeed has little to do with education but rather their character and personality. There are a few parent and teacher resources, but most pertain to the site itself. Overall this website is simple, but it is free and offers so many games your toddler will be bound to find one that they love.
Tim, you sound like an amazing father and your kids are lucky to have you. Because of our country’s quest for academic rigor at younger ages, elementary schools (and even preschools) feel pressured to teach in ways that are not developmentally appropriate. You are so right that children learn in different ways and different rates. A one-size-fits-all … Read more