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Category Archives: Education

Your Child Needs More than Play when the Cat’s Away

The days are quickly counting down to the return to school.  Along with the list of supplies your student is bound to need, such as paper, calculators, backpacks, and other basics is care.  If you have a child who needs afterschool care, or special needs care, this can weigh heavily on your mind.  After all, if you can’t be home when they arrive from school who will be?  They should have someone there they can talk to about their day, someone to keep them safe from cyber bullies and make sure they get their homework done.  You hear so many stories of people who are worriedbecause they can’t provide a safe environment for their children after school.  They say, “when the cat’s away, the mice will play.”  For too many students who are unsupervised, video games are much more funthan writing a book report.  When you need childcare, there are options online and one of the best is Care.com.

Years ago, it would have been unheard of to hire someone from an online source to come into your home and keep your children.   However, as we’ve become more acclimated to shopping for everything from books to cars to spouses, studies show that the public is more likely to use a company that carefully vets the people they allow on their site.  This is the case with Care.com.  Their process may be highly sophisticated, but they use good old fashioned common sense when it comes to posting a personal profile of a potential babysitter.  When you use Care.com, you can be sure they have thoroughly researched the background, history and character of each person.  They must be properly licensed, trained, certified and qualified to make the ranks.  And Care.com adheres to local regulations and requirements including monitoring of police and health records.  This is not a situation you want to rush, you’ll have ample time to read the reviews to help you choose the provider who’ll best fit the special services you need.  And you can do so right from your smart phone.  No taking off time from work to interview potential matches until you’re ready.  Then, you can schedule an interview to make sure there’s a good fit.

Furthermore, you can search Groupon and find a code good for a discount on their services to help make your childcare needs more affordable.  Soif you need part time care, daycare, or even senior care, let Care.com provide the leads you need.

 

Organized Student

That is a life lesson and one that the schools are trying to teach the kids, meet the deadlines. The world is full of deadlines and the sooner you understand that, the better.

1) Use a planner book to keep track of assignments. The schools now even have their own planner books for sale and I think it is a really good idea.

2) Work on assignments right away. Just get started a little bit, it will help to get you started thinking about a big project. You may find it really is not that hard and finish right away or at least you will get it partly done.

3) Write your name and the date on all your work.

4) When doing math, do it neatly. This really helps to avoid mistakes.

5) Learn the multiplication tables from 0 to 12. A lot of kids really struggle doing their math homework quickly because they do not have the multiplication table memorized completely. They know most of it but not fast.

6) Do the best you can in the time you have. Kids may be involved in other things. They may not feel well. So it would be impossible to do perfect, excellent work all the time. To me, that does not matter. Just do the best you can with the time and energy you have.

If the student is embarrassed about the quality of their work, that means they need to spend more time at the front end doing a better job. Trying to not be embarrassed is the motivation to do better and be an organized student.

Influences Education Quality

Various studies and experts have established a direct link between sports and education performance. The studies found out that athletes or students who take part in sports make better students compared to those who do not engage in any physical activities/ sports.

A study published in the international journal of the history of sport found out that athletes make better students. The researchers argued that sports makes people to be better organized and disciplined in addition to being time conscious. These skills when applied in an educational setting are very important. Self-discipline, for example, among athletes when applied by students makes them to avoid bad habits such as procrastination. Also, self-discipline and endurance derived from sports empowers students to push their academic limits without giving up. These sentiments are echoed by Stephen Baddeley who is a sports director at Bath University.

Charles Basch in his 2010 essay explained why sports is good for students. He argued that sports improve a student’s cognitive ability. He summarized his findings into

  • Sports/physical activity improves the flow of oxygen to the student’s brain
  • This leads to the development of more brain neurotransmitters
  • The neurotransmitters lead to increased brain neutrotrophins. Neurotrophins are responsible for maintaining or improving the brains parts that are tasked with memory and learning.

The school dropout rates are often lower among students who take part in sports compared to students who take minimal sports activities. However, it is vital to note that students should not be forced to take part in sports. They have to do it willingly. Otherwise, the exercise will be counterproductive.

Information of Industrial Engineering

This development is possible through the systematic implementation of industrial engineering.

The main cause for the drastic development in Western and European countries is due to this. This engineering section believes in the concepts of low price and high production. Industrial Engineering adopts and alters its techniques in accordance with the business structure of a particular sector.

It is a broader concept, and we provide expertise tips to cautiously approach this technique to all the interested people out there.

This Engineering segment is that branch of engineering knowledge and practices which-

Analyses, measures and improves the methods of performing the assigned tasks to individuals.

Designs and installs better systems of integrating the tasks assigned to a group.

Specifies, Predicts and evaluates the results obtained.

It does so by applying to materials, equipment, and works specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical and physical sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design.

The contribution of industrial engineering lies in the management of decision – making process. The problems existing in this area deal with the optimum utilization of men, materials, equipment and energy to achieve the purpose of organization.

The managers of the organization need factual information arranged to define alternatives and consequences to help them recognize and solve existing problems. Industrial engineering collects analysis and arranges this information in such a way as to fulfill the management need, as well as searches for better way to do the job. Industrial engineering operate in two major areas, the design of new systems and the maintenance and improvement of existing systems.

Present management expects industrial engineering to be capable of assisting in and performing the following services.

Assist management on cost reduction.

Assist management in increasing the productivity of human and productive resources.

Develop management information flow systems.

Conduct organizational studies and design new organizational systems.

Develop data processing and computer control system.

Co-ordinate development of corporate maintenance policies and programmes.

Formulate and recommend corporate inventory management policies and rules.

Initiate, develop and recommend corporate equipment replacement policies.

Assist management in developing production strategies.

Develop production planning and scheduling procedures.

Establish engineered standards of performance for management control.

Determine and recommend the optimum usage of plant, equipment and office facilities.

Verify economic feasibility of capital expenditure requests.

Conduct manufacturing and office methods survey.

Provide help to all levels of management in solving problems requiring statistical and applied mathematical analysis.

Assist management in decision-making through the use of computers or through the development of mathematical models stimulating complex business problems.

About Scholarship Tricks

Make Sure You Are Eligible

Before applying, you should read the directions and requirements carefully to ensure that you are eligible. Remember: your application will be rejected if you are not eligible.

Identify the Goals of The Sponsor

You should try to identify the goals of the sponsor. Do they want the people to show interest in a certain field? Maybe they are looking for some business leaders and researchers for future needs. If you succeed in identifying their goals, we suggest that you emphasis these goals in your application to increase your chances of qualifying for the award.

Follow The Directions

You must follow the directions. In other words, your application should have all what is required. Your application should be complete as an incomplete application is likely to be thrown away. Make sure the application doesn’t have spelling or grammar errors.

Put Together a Great Resume

Make a list of your accomplishments as this will help show your strengths to the reviewers. Aside from this, you provide the writers of the letters of recommendation with a copy of your resume.

Respect all deadlines.

You should set a deadline for yourself, and make sure the deadline is at least a couple of weeks away. You can use this time to review your application to make sure it is free of errors.

All parts of your application should reach the reviewers in time. The important parts include different documents, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation. What you need to do is make sure that the reviews of your application will have enough time to include the necessary things.

Make a Copy

It’s important to make a copy of your packet to serve as a backup. If your application doesn’t reach the office due to some unknown reason, you can reproduce and resend it without any problem.

Law School Admission

Creating a Good Impression

Academic records, essays and interviews all affect how you will be viewed by the law school admissions board. What you wear, how you communicate and why you want to be a lawyer are all considered. Pay attention to the questions posed on paper and in person. Answer them directly and succinctly. Be honest and don’t try to hide the truth. Turn in all items on time, completed as requested and with neatness. For an interview, dress appropriately and don’t be late.

Financing

Have a plan for how you plan to pay for college. Gaining acceptance to the law school of your choice means little if you can’t attend. There are several ways to pay for school. Many students use a mixture of them to afford tuition, living expenses and class materials. A law school student loan is one possibility. It can be secured through the federal government, the school or through a private loan. Choose carefully where to apply. Each school application costs money, so if you can’t possibly gain admission because certain requirements aren’t met, don’t bother sending in an application. If you are limited to how many schools you can afford to send in applications for, consider using money from an educational loan.

Choosing a College

Simply because a university has a solid reputation or a family member went there, it doesn’t mean you should automatically attend. The right atmosphere, location, price tag, academic standing and educational philosophy are all serious considerations for potential students. Before attending an interview or filling out an application and writing an essay, do some research on the university. Find out what they place high on their list of credentials. Some are more concerned with grades, while others have strict limitations on LSAT scores. They may want to know why you want to attend their institution in particular, as opposed to attending other schools. Have a valid answer ready.

Make Difference for Students

Academic Educator vs. Subject Matter Expert

From my experience, I have discovered there are two distinct perspectives of the work that educators perform. One perspective is a result of the traditional role of an educator, who is working full time at a college or university and has dedicated their career to the development of their instructional practice. They are working to become a teaching expert and usually have strong subject matter expertise, along with a highly developed academic background. This type of educator has dedicated their career to helping students learn, conducting research, publishing, and furthering their scholarly expertise.

The other perspective of an instructional practice is based upon those educators who are working as adjuncts. Online teaching was a thriving career up until a few years ago, when the for-profit industry came under intense scrutiny. Approximately ten years ago, there were more jobs than adjuncts and now that trend has reversed. The primary difference between adjuncts in this field and traditional instructors is that online adjuncts are often hired not because they were academics, rather they are practitioners in a field related to the subject being taught. When someone teaches a class without an academic background, their primary focus is often on the need to manage a class and complete the facilitation requirements.

What does this mean for the classroom learning experience? Is one type of educator more effective than the other? I believe that it is a matter of perspective. An academic educator is going to better understand the learning process and how to educate adults. A subject matter expert, as an instructor, may be able to provide the necessary context for learning and that means either educator can be effective. I chose to bridge the two types of educators by choosing postsecondary and adult education as the major for my doctoral degree, to add to the business and business management subject matter expertise I already had acquired. However, that only tells part of reason why my work with students has made a difference for them as knowing how adults learn is part of the equation but not the complete answer.

How You Can Make a Difference for Your Students

Regardless of which type of background you have as an educator, I have discovered that what makes a difference for students is the attitude and disposition an instructor holds about learning, along with their ability to see a potential for growth in every student – and how they are able to relate to and work with their students. Below are three areas for self-assessment that you can use to determine if you have had, or could have now, a positive impact on the learning and development of your students.

#1. Do you do what you say you will do? What you say to your students matters, along with what you say you will do and then what you actually do. For example, do you state that you are easily accessible and responsive to their needs, but then you are slow to answer questions or unwilling to provide assistance that actually helps them? When you state that you care about their academic needs, how do you show it?

Students may forget what you state or what you have written, but they will usually remember what you have done. As an example, if a student has asked a question and received a timely response, especially one that is meaningful and demonstrates a caring tone, they will remember that and likely seek assistance again when needed. It goes back to the saying that “actions speak louder than words” – and I’m certain this is something you have experienced yourself.

#2. Do you want to make a short term or long term impact? Have you ever taken time to consider the impact of your teaching practice? If so, what kind of impact do you want to have on your student’s academic life? When your goal as an instructor is to complete the required facilitation duties and assist students only when they request help, the impact that you will have on their learning experience will likely be short-term and soon forgotten. In contrast, if you are cultivating relationships with your students and you are focused on their academic success and ongoing persistence, your impact is likely to be more long-term or memorable.

You may not know the full extent of how you have helped your students if you work with them for only one class; however, the long-term effect is one that will be transformative as they continue working towards completion of their academic goals. You may also never know about the impact you have made if your students are not directly responding to you. But the smallest of gestures made by you, done with a genuine concern for the well-being of your students, may influence them in a positive manner both now and in the future.

Lessons College Students

Make Something Better – If students want a good job when they graduate, they cannot wait until the second semester of their senior year to get started. In college, students have 2, 4 or 6 years to prove themselves. Employers believe that it is plenty of time for students to demonstrate their capabilities. If students choose to coast during the college years, it is likely that they will still be coasting (and waiting) after they graduate.

Accept Responsibility And Demonstrate Their Capabilities – Mature, highly respected students seek opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities and expect to be held accountable for their words, actions, performance and results. They are reliable and can be counted on to get the tough things done on time and with a high degree of quality.

These students do not blame others when things go wrong and don’t make excuses for their own mistakes and failures. Rather, they admit their mistakes, apologize for the problems they caused and set about making things right.

Show Others They Deserve Respect – The most respected students do the right things, perform well, are quick to give credit to others and always express their appreciation to everyone who has helped. They demonstrate good manners and resist the urge to overreact or behave as an immature child might in a stressful situation. Respected students sometimes lead, but regularly support their friends and other students who are getting important things done. Importantly, they keep their promises and can be trusted.

Build Relationships With High Performing and Influential People – For students to be successful, other people must want them to be successful. True success seldom comes to people who are self-centered loners. We all need and depend on others to help us. Students build solid relationships when they put others first, build them up and look out for their best interests.

Info of Online Graduate School

Students who wish to attend graduate school online will need to have access to a computer that is hooked up to the Internet. Online programs allow students to interact with their teachers in an online format either by email, online discussion groups or chat rooms. Students either receive their assignments via email or in an online forum that the teacher sets up for students to access their assignments. Online graduate programs are great for students who are self-motivated and do not need the interaction with professors and peers to get through their classes. Some online programs have online “classes” where students meet online at a specified time in a virtual classroom. Other online programs allow students to work at their own pace, at least to some degree. Once an assignment has been completed, students can move on to the next assignment. Online graduate programs are flexible so that students can sign-on to their computers at a time that is convenient for them.

Just like when you are choosing an on-campus graduate program, you should look for certain things in an online graduate programs.

1. Accreditation. Accreditation means that the school has been granted credit or recognition that it maintains suitable standards. Accreditation is a credit that is acknowledged by educational institutions around the country.

2. Proven Online Success. Some online degree programs have technology problems or issues with their curriculum format. Talk with other students that have earned their degree online and make sure that there weren’t any major flaws with the school’s way of conducting their online program.

3. Technology & Support. Be sure that the online program has technical support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in case you need them when you are online. Inquire as to what type of technology your computer needs to be able to process so that you can make sure you have enough memory and the appropriate Internet connection (DSL, Broadband, etc.). Many online universities are starting to use technology like video streaming, whiteboard, and video conferencing. If you are not equipped for this type of technology then you may need to seek classes that are conducted via other technologies, such as e-mail, bulletin boards, and websites.

Success First Day of School

Show up to school early. Now I don’t mean go overboard and show up an hour or two early. But arriving at school a good 15-20 minutes before the first bell will prevent you from feeling rushed as you go to first period. Some schools give students their locater cards a week or so before school begins while others hold them until an advisory period the morning of the first day. The first day of school traffic is also hard to gage. There is nothing wrong with having 5 or 10 minutes to spare so you don’t have to run to class before the bell rings on the first day.

Know your schedule. If possible get a copy of your schedule before the first day. Most schools do some type of new student orientation where schedules are handed out. Once you get your schedule you can walk the campus and find your way to each class before the first day. This is just one more thing that you won’t have to worry about.

Practice opening your locker several times before the first day. If your school still has lockers available for students, opening them on the first day of school often causes stress for students. Most of the time, these lockers are very old and can be tricky to open. When you add this to the fact that there is a limited amount of time in between classes, you have a recipe for potential disaster. If you are going to put things in your locker on the first day, be sure that you can open it at least three times with no problems. Otherwise, keep your belongings with you and practice opening your locker after school when there isn’t a time crunch.

Show up early to each class to have your choice of where to sit. Most teachers allow students to pick their seats on a “first come, first served” basis. If you have friends in a class, you may want to sit near them. The best way to make sure that this happens is for you and your friends to show up as soon as possible to find a few seats together. Also, I would recommend not sitting in the back row or class. There is plenty of statistics that show that the majority of students who sit in the first 3 seats in each row score better than the class average.

Write down any assignments you are given. With the exception of AP and honors classes, you won’t have much homework for the first night. However, you still may need to get a syllabus signed or complete a small assignment. To make sure that you start of the class on a good note, write down any assignments as soon as they are given to you. This would be a good time to also ask your teacher if you can use your cell phone to keep track of your homework. There are several great apps out there if you have a smart phone, but even a quick memo to yourself on a flip phone will do the trick.

Ask questions if you have them. Don’t hesitate to ask questions when you have them. It could be asking someone on campus where a key location is (like the nearest bathroom). It may be asking your teacher if they can use Twitter or Facebook as a way to let students know about homework and upcoming tests. The bottom line is don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Be friendly to others. If you implement the tips above into your first day of school you will be more prepared and ready to succeed than most of your classmates. This will allow you to be yourself and relax throughout the day. Trust me. You will see students with the “dear in the headlight” look. If they need help or are overwhelmed smile and be friendly to them. You never know where your act of kindness may take you. You might be saying hi to your future BFF.