I’m a teacher at the adult education center and my focus is on preparing adults for the GED test. This post expresses my opinion based on my experience. In education reform today and the focus on standardized test scores, it has been mentioned that all sorts of remedies to improve performance are there, and we often overlook them.
For example: eating a good breakfast, getting enough sleep, reading every day, and taking good notes are some things a child (or an adult, for that matter) can do to improve performance at school. The former two are ones that make sense but aren’t usually written about. The latter are examples of things we hear, perhaps, too much.
I believe that there is a “technique” that will increase performance. I’ve written that later school start times are essential for student performance. Much has been written about the topic. I have another: student organizational skills. Besides the “I forgot my _______________” or “I forgot to_______________” excuses, I cannot even begin to tell you how many students I’ve seen with disorganized folders or notebooks (or none at all), or how many students I know don’t write down their assignments.
There recently was an interesting article in a major newspaper questioning the value of self-help books. Reading it reminded me of when I had my own epiphany about whether or not personal development books were actually helping me in any way. Like many other people, there had been a point in my life where I discovered self-help. The danger in walking down the self-help aisle is that you typically find yourself there for the first time when you are in a vulnerable position. When something about your life is unsatisfying.
Writers in this genre know this and they write specifically to gain your attention, using titles and promises that play into your hopes and fears. I’m not against helping yourself, and there are certain personal development books that I would happily recommend to friends. In my experience, though, these books have done little to help me succeed in any aspect of my life.
For me, a self-help book has been most useful if I was buying into help for a very specific reason. For example, I worked in management for years and I would read books on leadership and literally implement what I learned on a daily basis. A working manager educating herself on how to manage better is effective. Because I’m already doing the work. I just want to do it better. Kind of like a person who paints every day and buys a book to learn new techniques. That works.
This post is about how to distinguish between reputable online schools and those offering only bogus promises.
More and more people are looking into an online education as an option for pursuing an advanced degree these days as distance learning opportunities flourish. Looking into these programs can become confusing, however, when you try to compare the different programs offered.
After a while, you may realize that some offer genuine continuing education online while others are simply offering to sell you a fake diploma for an outrageous fee. This is one of the greatest complaints about online education – that integrity is sometimes compromised in the search for convenience.
It doesn’t have to be that way, and the few bogus universities or colleges online that are actually fronts for these diploma mills are damaging to the reputation of the many excellent MBA and Bachelor’s programs offered over the Internet that are challenging and rewarding.
Despite not posting every day, as I had ambitiously envisioned myself doing upon beginning this blog, I have been working on my writing every single day since throwing myself on a roll. Most of this is comprised of learning – reading, reading, reading. However, I did throw myself on a couple of limbs. This is what I was up to;
And I also met three times, for several hours each, to work on our brand new script. AT is a hyphenated individual, and by that, I mean test taker-writer-website-maker. I find collaborating a terrific way to get started. It’s great to encourage each other on. Our script is moving along swimmingly so far, and having AT’s expertise in the area, and humor has been tons of fun.
Needless to say, Friday’s meeting was alcohol-free. This is what I have to do:
Oh, God, I’m panicking copying the list down. I will put 5 more items on the list down next post. Hopefully, this practice reduces the panic. If not, another shot of tequila might.
On a side note, on Thursday it was funny as all get out, so we scheduled our meeting for 3 o’clock on the patio of Las Margaritas in Kitsilano. With both of us in superior spirits, we decided to start things off with a bang – cheers with a shot of tequila, and a pitcher of strawberry margaritas. “Yeah, we’re drinking in the middle of the day! I love the biz!” Unfortunately, the combination of the sun on my pale, freckled body and mid-day boozing found me eventually lying on someone’s front lawn, petting their cat and drinking an enormous cotton candy Slurpee.
My Book Review
The second book I read during my 50 book challenge was The Road by Cormac McCarthy. This is the post-apocalyptic story of a father and son, making their way through a very different world from the one we know today.
It flattens the bell curve of human destruction and human compassion. Whatever that means. I just said it because it sounds book review-y. Grotesque post-apocalyptic masquerade renders all beings monsters, marauders, angels, and saints. Whatever that means, too, and for the same reason.
I thought this book was really good. I flew through it, eating it up hungrily, despite the depressing pretext. I guess underneath every survival story, the saving grace for it’s dark and depressing nature, is that hope for survival.
Though, for the faint of heart, I’m warning you that it has some VERY dark moments. I like books like this, though, and video games like this too. My boyfriend has been to listen to my plans of action for almost any post-apocalyptic possibility, from zombies to ice ages to widespread panic and disease.
Any working professional just might jump at the chance of taking on higher education. With a budget appropriately allotted for such an endeavor, everything should be smooth sailing, right? Not necessarily. This is because any working professional just might NOT have the time to go to university to earn a second degree.
There are inevitable time constraints when you are already working. Plus, there’s the fact that there are limited class schedules being offered by universities nowadays. With these limits, finding class schedules that would jive with your own working schedule could very well be close to impossible. This is where distance learning steps in.
Distance learning is another word for online learning. With distance learning, you will not have to go to your selected university or college physically. All you would have to do is enroll in a distance learning program being offered by your university of choice, complete the whole course online, and get your degree! Yes, it is as easy as that! All you would need is a reliable Internet connection and you are all set to go! Your very own bedroom can be your very own classroom!
Online university programs have proved to be very beneficial to suit business professionals so they can meet their work and domestic obligations at all times. Now they won’t have to bother anymore with trying to find time for universities courses to obtain a degree. But there are several points to consider when trying to find the right online university program, here is why.
Convenience is one reason online courses are helpful to a lot of working professionals. Nonetheless, this is not something you should underestimate. Classes will be tough and you will have to devote a lot of time to your study. This implies you will need to work harder to make sure you don’t produce a lesser quality of work. You should bear in mind that target dates are necessary, even if you could do the program work at your very own pace. This is why you should discipline yourself so you don’t end up with everything at the end.
Read the Syllabus
To make certain you know exactly what to expect, you should read through the syllabus several times during the program. This will keep you focused so you know what is required. Every teacher will have several target dates and requirements. You need to stay in close contact with your teachers consistently because this allows them to learn more about you.
Perks of Healthcare Postgraduate work Healthcare continuing education and learning, besides making it possible for maintenance of proficiency, allows ability enhancement without having to dedicate a lot of time. Besides, you also have the versatility in deciding on the program or curriculum that captures your interest; or what you believe is most essential to your existing experience.
The website provides a unique selection of medical care courses, from nursing and medical invoicing to radiology dental care. Besides minimizing time. you also get reasonably priced and highly interactive medical course credit ratings. The focused is on credentials and is “to take sometimes tough course material and dispense it in a varied, easy to keep fashion. Expertise and practices in the education domain develop continually.
According to industry professionals Mike Jameson, Kim J. Chames and Lindsey Carlson, about 50 percent of the know-how acquired in education college becomes obsolete in 5 years. As a result of this, education in healthcare proceeding has become imperative for physicians, medical specialists, nurses and dental experts. As a matter of fact, people’s wellbeing and lives typically depend upon these specialists so they have to keep abreast with the innovations.
Erin Novak worried about her ability to find a job. After leaving the labor force more than six years ago to care for her two children, she wanted to return to work. Her computer skills were rusty. She didn’t own a suit appropriate for interviewing.
But it took just over two months for Novak to land a human resources job at Ampco System Parking.
“I was a little nervous. It was like going back the first day of school,” says Novak, 28, of Lakewood, Ohio, mom to Madeline, 6, and Evan, 3.
Novak is one of a growing number of mothers who are leaving the workforce only to return later. Many of these so-called sequencing moms are finding employers more willing to hire them despite resume gaps.
Employers are partnering with search firms that specialize in returning moms. Companies are going beyond federal law and giving mothers a year or longer for maternity leave, then taking them back. And some businesses are specifically trying to recruit sequencing moms for job openings.
“The world is your mirror” is a common new age philosophy. It means everything you see in others is a reflection of you. Some take this further and say that everything you experience is just a story you tell yourself. So, nothing is real except that which you make real.
But, if the world is my mirror, then… the only relationship I have in life is with myself, I’m incapable of appreciating anything outside of myself, that chemistry I feel in romance is actually with myself, anything I do in service to another person is actually in service to me, nobody is actually “thoughtful” — at least not in the way that implies the person wasn’t thinking of themselves, but others — maybe “thoughtfulness” is just a pretty word for selfishness, and every act of violence and injustice I observe would cause me guilt, since it’s a reflection of me.
If the world is my mirror, then every tear shed over my father’s death was for me. It had nothing to do with my empathy for him and his pain, and for every person who was touched by the loss of his presence, actions, and love.
Business, government, education, communities, and families need competent leaders and positive role models. Some individuals aspire to be leaders and seek opportunities to develop the attributes, knowledge, and skills they require.
Others seize an opportunity to be a great leader when the situation arises-unplanned but a “decision window” which makes a difference for many. This case study investigates leadership from various perspectives. Illustrates how a crisis can bring out the best in a person and analyzes the important role that followers play in creating leaders.
How is leadership potential developed? In today’s society, what are the characteristics that define a leader – academic achievement, personal integrity, physical vigor, proactive responsibility, creative problem-solving? The United States and the World will continue to need people who can provide solutions, motivate followers and create a better place to live and work. Leadership education can benefit from exploring past and current leaders.
Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, stated in an editorial back in 2005: “Rosa Parks was living proof that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary acts that can change the course of history. A half-century ago, Parks, then a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man.