The first day of school: 4 helpful tips for parents

The first day of school: 4 helpful tips for parents   Sending your children off to school for the first time can stir up many emotions. While there are certainly new challenges ahead, you can take several preventative measures to ensure it is a smooth transition for both of you. Making sure they are up-to-date with their shots, looking out for warning signs of lice (and applying the appropriate hair lice treatment), and identifying any warning signs of bullying are just a few things you should be aware of when sending your little ones off to the classroom. Continue reading “The first day of school: 4 helpful tips for parents”

Quote: To do – per day

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“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote: Interpret the past

Quote: Interpret the past

A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world. – Ibrahim Babangida

Do we need to take risks?

Do we need to take risks? The question itself can be answered depending on your point of view in life, or depending on your mental state. It is not clear from it when and why we need to be taking the risks… so let’s get into more details. For fact, it does not matter if you are a teacher, a banker or considering to take an online degree pilot, if you want to be the best and get ahead, you will need to take risks. Continue reading “Do we need to take risks?”

Good grades are ok – but, Mastery is better!

Good grades are ok - but, Mastery is better! When I was growing up, there was nothing better than bringing home a report card with good grades on it. I wasn’t a straight A student, but I got my share of A’s and B’s very few C’s. I guess I was what you call an excellent average student. My parents were always checking my report card and questioned any low grades and encouraged me to do better when they felt that I was not working up to my abilities. Since my education time up to today, good grades are still the benchmark we use to determine if a student is going to be promoted or retained. The higher achieving students, who are in high school usually strive for good grades in rigorous courses, because they know that their class ranking among other things will determine the type of college that they will be admitted to. Good grades are something what everyone wants, and for some reason, they are just about what everyone gets. Continue reading “Good grades are ok – but, Mastery is better!”

Why would you use educational toys?

Why would you use educational toys? Most of the parents complain that their child does not concentrate on his/her academic pursuits, whiling away the time, and playing with toys. For such parents, as well as for all others, educational toys have come like a breath of fresh air and a ray of hope. Purpose As the name itself suggest, the purpose of the educational toys, is to educate. They make learning fun, and helped many children to grasp the basics of various subjects. Many teachers and education experts have started prescribing the use of educational toys to increase the intellectual ability of the child. Continue reading “Why would you use educational toys?”

Learning tips for distance learners

Learning tips for distance learners With the advent of information technology, more and more people are getting the full benefits from e-learning. Ones who were not able to finish their college courses due to some unavoidable circumstances can now get their college degree without having to resign or give up their current job. Distance learning is the better way of acquiring college and even doctorate degrees without having to attend formal schooling. People get through the subjects needed to get a degree that they want, by getting the learning materials through mail or through electronic methods. Fully completing a distance e-learning program, however, is not that easy and requires the same determination and persistance, as with any schooling program. Continue reading “Learning tips for distance learners”