Why It’s Important to Nourish a Child’s Education

Over 2.05 million students are now learning at home instead of in a classroom. The reasons why is a shocking 73% who say they are doing homeschool because they are dissatisfied with how public schools are being ran.

Most parents don’t think twice when August rolls around and it’s time for kids to go back to school. Many parents work during the day, and they have to pay for a babysitter during their work week. I’ve even seen it so bad that a single woman was completely broke after paying her bare minimum bills, the babysitter, and gas. That would definitely be the con in having your children attend public school. Another con would be that you have to worry about bullying. Watching the news every day you’ll see Elementary students shooting up schools and things like that are pretty scary. The biggest pro when it comes to having your child in a public school is the fact that a teacher, who spent many hours in school learning to teach children of that age spent the entire day with your little angels.

Well, what kind of profession will my child go into if they stay at home for school? Will it make them fat and lazy and then I’ll be stuck with a couch potatoes? Statistics say that 17.3% of the men go on to become an accountant or an engineer. 169% shockingly go on to become a professor, doctor, or a lawyer. Yet, according to the natural assessment of children’s education, only 13% of public school students are proficient in U.S. History. That’s odd, isn’t that where we live?

If you come home from work early and usually take a nap before going to get the kids off of the bus you can kiss that nap good-bye. If you work at home, like me, and you take the kids up to the bus stop and then come back home and take a nap, you can kiss those naps good-bye. One of my favorite pros about homeschooling is the fact there are no more early morning rushing around. Do you remember these,

“Come on guys, you’re going to be late. Get up!”

“Your breakfast is getting cold.”

What do you mean you can’t find half of your books? Where did you last have them?”

“You have a test today, and you went out this weekend to have fun, but didn’t stud?”

“You’re grounded”

“You’re grounded”

“Why didn’t you put your clothes that you wanted washed in the washer this weekend until waiting until Monday morning?”

Now, they can go into a quiet room in their pajamas and do their school work.

Have you ever had a student come home and tell you that their teacher is out to get them? That they are giving them bad grades for no reason? Well, guess what with you being the Learning Coach, you want your child to do the best that they’ve done, so you’re not going to let that happen.

Honestly, in my opinion, homeschool and virtual schools are the newest things that are going to take over. Pretty soon, there won’t be many public schools left, except for those parents who’s children are too young to stay home. You get to learn as well.

I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more I feel like I’m becoming dumber. When I began helping my 3rd and 5th grader, I was amazed at how much I forgot. This makes me feel better, and when the kids talk to me about what they learned in school that day, instead of pretending like I understand, I can actually talk with them, and we have learning family time.

The last thing I wanted to mention is about projects. How many times have your child brought home a piece of cardboard and said, I have to do a project. “Well, what kind?” You ask them. They look at you with that blank look on their face like you should know this, and say… “I don’t know”. Well, if you read ahead a day or two in their lesson books, you’ll know what they are going to be doing, so there’s going to be no confusion what-so ever. Home schooling, and virtual school is definitely the way to go.

I recently found some really amazing facts that you’d never guess if you didn’t see the proof in front of you. Did you know that homeschoolers are affected by external factors.

Critical Chinking: Does The Education System Turn People Into Narcissists?

In the past, there were only a small percentage of people who went to university and only a few subjects were taught. Nowadays, it is often a case of who hasn’t been and numerous subjects are now taught at these institutions.

One way of looking at this would be to say that it is a good thing as more people now have the opportunity to take part in higher education. What have also played a part in this are the loans that are available.

The Ideal Preparation

So, when someone is able to spend a few years at university, it will give them the tools that they need to make it in life. While they are there, they are likely to find that they are all kinds of resources at their finger tips.

There will be lecturers who will know all kinds of things, an endless amount of books and they will have the chance to form connections with people that could last a lifetime. In addition to this, they will be able to learn something that will allow them to make a living once their time there comes to an end.

A Different Outcome

At the same time, this might not be the case if they end up with a degree that is not very marketable. Now, this may have been something that they found interesting, but it might not be of interest to a lot of people.

If one didn’t think about this right at the beginning, they could end up experiencing a fair amount of anger and frustration. They may even go into victim mode and end up blaming other people for a choice that they themselves made.

A Grey Area

Going to university is then by no means a guarantee that someone will be able to step into a job once they leave. If they chose to enrol in a degree that interested employers or could be used to start up a business, it would be different.

One would then have two things in mind when they enrolled; to do something that they would enjoy and to do something that would actually allow them to earn a living. It may have been more enjoyable for them to study something else, but it wouldn’t have served them in the long run.

Smooth Transition

If they did do something that would allow them to earn a living, their time at university could soon be followed by full time employment. It might take them a while to readjust to the ‘real world’ but it should happen soon enough.

It will probably take a little while longer if someone studied something that wasn’t very marketable. Still, they could always do a bit of travelling in the meantime or look into doing a short course on something else.

A Challenging Time

Then again, regardless of what someone studied while they were in higher education and what they end up doing now that that stage of their life has come to an end, it could be incredibly difficult for them to adapt. What this could basically show is that they were comfortable there and were rarely challenged.

For example, perhaps this was a university where people practically had to walk on eggshells to avoid offending others. It would then have been normal for one to only be exposed to things that didn’t offend them.

The Centre of the Universe

Through spending a number of years in an environment like this, along with that took place before they even got there, it would have meant that they were protected from reality. Indirectly, they would have been conditioned to believe that they could define what they are exposed to.

It is then not that they are just another human being on the planet and have to put up with things they don’t like; no, they are so important that they can decide what another person can or can’t do or say. This will then have been a time when their ego was strengthened, with them developing a false sense of importance in the process.

A New Purpose

Ergo, instead of being prepared for the real world during their time in higher education, the complete opposite will have taken place. It might then be more accurate to describe it as lower education as they would have regressed, not progressed.

This should have been somewhere they were exposed to different views, to be able to grow and develop. After all, a big part of education is to teach people how to think, not what to think.

Two Extremes

When they were studying, then, it would have been as though they were in one world and, now that they have left, it will be as though they are in another. One world would have treated them as though they were the centre of the universe, the other will treat them as though they are just another human being.

It is then not going to be a surprise for them to struggle in the real world; a world where their feelings are generally not going to be seen as being important. Along with this, they are also going to struggle if they want other people to use a special pronoun.

Conclusion

The education system is supposed to expand people’s minds and to prepare them for the real world, not to treat them like toddlers. Yet, as people’s feelings are often seen as more important than the truth, it shows how far so many of these institutions have fallen.

If someone can’t handle their emotions and they are not willing to be exposed to different views, the last place they should be is at university. In many ways, this is the equivalent of ice being put in an oven, it just doesn’t belong there.

One also has to wonder if there is a hidden agenda here, with the establishment wanting to get as many people as they can into these places to dumb society down. But, as it is being done in so-called higher education, this ends up going unnoticed.

The outcome is that so many people end up being completely indoctrinated by the system, only to see themselves as being informed or “woke”. These people are then not only going to be unaware of the fact that that their mind has been hijacked, they are also going to be knee-deep in debt – the perfect slaves.

The Strength of Education

Strength comes in different forms. A person who displays and utilizes physical attributes is considered to be strong. Someone who demonstrates calmness in times of stress or trouble could be thought of as emotionally strong. An individual exhibiting an above-average intellectual capacity could be classified as mentally strong. Educational strength, though not as widely acknowledged, is a life-changer capable of helping anyone who develops it.

Quality education produces the kind of strength life can be built upon. Its foundation is reinforced with the fortitude of knowledge, its pillars erected from the support of wisdom, and its structure solidified with the cement of confidence. Without it, the winds of chance and circumstance can blow through one’s existence like a hurricane in a treehouse.

Reading today’s reports on the challenges facing public schools would leave readers shaking their heads and thinking, why bother? Poverty, classroom size, family issues, technological inadequacy, bullying – physically and online, student attitudes, student health – obesity at epidemic levels, parental under-involvement or over-involvement, funding… when taken together, it’s no wonder such a bleak and negative picture presents itself.

Education is the Bedrock of Our Future

The truth is, we have to care because our future depends on it. The power of education is enduring, and it forms a bedrock for understanding and addressing the critical issues facing our country and the world in the 21st-century. Contrary to pessimistic headlines emanating from critics of public education, success stories are rampant in schools struggling to overcome the ever-present challenges and obstacles to daily learning.

Education, particularly in our public school system, has received a bad, and some would say unfair, rap. Accentuating the negative is, unfortunately, what makes news headlines far more frequently than positive stories which occur daily in classrooms across the country. Teachers labor intensively every day to build academically strong students who will be able to apply that strength throughout life.

Students from all walks of life are being provided quality education that will make a profound difference in their lives, and in their communities. Learning the three R’s and discovering their connection and meaning to the world outside school walls, is creating the kind of strength only literacy can provide.

Educational Strength Gives Birth to New Ideas

Educational strength gives birth to ideas and options crucial for dealing with some of the most serious issues facing the United States, and the entire planet. Discovering sustainable solutions to address present and future concerns, can only be accomplished through ongoing public education development, and a dedicated commitment to interactive instruction, engaged learning and quality graduates.

More than ever, societal issues are impacting our students and their search for a meaningful and productive life. Poverty continues to be a major contributor to academic failure. Among children under the age of 18 in the United States, 41 percent are classified low-income and nearly 19 percent – one in five – are considered poor and living in poverty.

Statistics like these represent sobering, and in many cases, insurmountable factors in the near-term, for achieving the kind of scholastic success needed to permanently reverse the continuous trend of ‘disadvantaged disengagement‘ in our schools. However, through education we find knowledge, and through knowledge comes hope. Hope for the future, and hope for a better life. We find strength.

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

Moving to San Diego? Best Kept Secret of Free Continuing Education

Are You Moving to San Diego and Want to Know One of the Best Kept Secrets?

If you are moving to San Diego, you have many wonderful suprises to learn about the city. Most people know about the beautiful beachs, the perfect 70 degree weather and the exciting night life that the Gaslamp district offers. However, most people don’t know about a wonderful continuing education program that is sponsored by the city that is ideal for anyone who wants to either keep learning, train for a new job, or increase skills at their current job.

Ready for the good news? The City of San Diego has 8 different campus locations in which residents of can take advatage of continuing education classes for FREE. That is right, for free. The idea behind the program is if residents of the city learn new skills, they will be able to get promoted in their current job, retrain a new job, or get hired with a higher paying job as a result of the training. All of these scenarios increase the tax revenues the city receives.

One of the best kept secrets when moving to San Diego is California residents are able to take advantage of FREE continuing education programs at one of 8 locations.

With California’s unemployment rate being at it’s all time highest level, job retraining is on the minds of many. Retraining for a new job, or learning new skills in the event that you do get laid off is sage advice. Continuing education programs exist from job retraining, computer skills, or enhancing your life with new skills.

For more information go to the current course schedule: http://www.sdce.edu/

Happy Training!

The Idiot’s Guide To The Best Forex Trading Education Secrets

Individual traders can earn substantial profits on the Forex market. Through research, effort and following good advice, someone can make a good return on their investment. When learning the basics of Forex trading, an investor must be able to draw on the experiences of other traders. This article offers a number of useful tips and guidelines for Forex trading education.

Track financial news daily to keep tabs on the currencies you are trading. Speculation is the name of the game, and the news media has a lot to do with that. Try setting up a system that will send you a text when something happens in the markets you’re involved in.

If you’re new to Forex trading, one thing you want to keep in mind is to avoid trading on what’s called a “thin market.” Thin markets are those with little in the way of public interest.

Sometimes changing your stop loss point before it is triggered can actually lose your money than if you hadn’t touched it. Just stick to the plan you made in the beginning to do better.

When people first start in the Forex markets, they often let their greed blind them, resulting in losses. Other emotions to control include panic and fear. All your trades should be made with your head and not your heart.

Research the broker you are going to use so you can protect your investment. Pick a broker that has a good track record and has been at it for five years.

Never let emotion rule your strategy when you fail or succeed in a trade. Vengeance and greed are terrible allies in Forex. You need to keep a cool head when you are trading with Forex, you can lose a lot of money if you make rash decisions.

Automated Forex programs and eBooks detailing fool-proof systems are not worth your money. Nearly all products like these give you an untested and unproven program. Ultimately, the only people involved in these transactions who end up any richer are the sellers. Instead of wasting money on possibly dubious products, spend that initial amount of money on a Forex trader who can teach you what you need to know.

As mentioned in the beginning of this article, information and advice from experienced traders is important for new and less experienced traders. The great advice in this article can benefit anyone who wants to learn more about Forex trading. A trader who is willing to put in the effort in Forex trading education and listen to advice can reap huge rewards.