Students Who Have The Advantages Of Private School

Friday, 8 March 2013
There are many reasons why parents send their children to private schools versus public schools. The advantages of private school systems will be outlined below.
Independent schools are subject to state regulation. The regulation of these institutions is usually under loose conditions which frees the institution to promote the beliefs, values, and practices they favor. This reason makes the private school sector appealing to many families and students.
One of the many advantages are that the parents are paying for the children's education directly. When paying for education directly there is more control of what and how things are done in the school. Parents tend to be more active in the education of the children and volunteer at the institution more frequently.
The independent sector tends to have less students than the public system. Many families enjoy the low student to teacher ratio in the classes. This helps the child receive more one on one attention that they may need and may not be receiving in the public institution.
Children may have talents that are not being met in the public sector such as music or dance. The independent institution may offer the students more classes that enhance their talent. Schools offering some of these extra programs may help enhance the children's education.
Not all children learn the same way. For these students there are online independent tuition programs available. These programs help with the shy child who may be intimidated or dominated by stronger classmates. These students have more time to gather their thoughts and respond to questions eliminating hasty answers. Some children don't perform well during normal school hours. These online schools allow children to learn when it is optimal for them.
Families may enroll children in private parochial institutions because of religious beliefs. Separation of church and state does not allow children to practice their religious beliefs in the public institutions. Parochial institutions offer religious education and celebration along with academic support.
Families in these institutions often enjoy a sense of community not found in the large public school system. Families in these programs generally have more things in common and will tend to become friends. There are often more opportunities from fundraisers, auctions, volunteering, sporting events, music events and possibly religious celebrations in these institutions for the parents to meet one another.
When there are a smaller amount of children in an institution there tends to be many long term advantages. Independent institutions tend to have lower drop out rates and more of the students go on to attend college by percentage. Higher scores on standardized tests and college exams are achieved by the children.
Discipline is another advantage in a tuition institution. Because of the lower student to teacher ratio students can be disciplined individually and not as a class which is not an effective way of discipline.
It is difficult to expel children from public schools. When children in an institution with tuition are non-compliant they can be removed from the school easier making the environment better for the other students. This results in fewer drug problems and less reports of violence in the private system.

Personalize Your Children's Learning Experience Through Homeschool Education

Homeschool education is the alternative way to teach your children by yourself. As the teacher, the parent (guardian or a professional tutor) gets to choose the topics for discussions, and teaching methods the parent wants to apply. The parent and child is also able to look for different classroom setting and schedule of classes. Through this, the parent and child have the opportunity to spend more time together and foster a better relationship.
Kids have little attention span. That's why homeschooling them should be interactive, fun and creative. Keeping them busy will reward you of their attention and focus as well as good performance.
The best way to start homeschooling your children is by reviewing the policies and laws about home based education from city, state and country level to avoid any unlikely incident. Make sure that the regulations and policies fit with your curriculum, topics of discussion and classroom setting among others. You can contact your local education board and follow the instructions that they will give for you to start homeschooling.
The most fun part is conceptualizing the topics of discussion, teaching approaches and activities for your child. You can assess your abilities and personalize all these components by assessing your child's preference, interest and needs for learning. You can make a list of what you think your child needs and what your child's preferences are. So it helps if the child is involved with the decision making process. This way, the child will understand the importance of his/her classes because the child helped to conceptualize it. For example, if your child is very fond of animals, you can include a discussion about different animal groups using his/her toys then make a trip to the zoo. Family member can participate in the learning processes too by inviting them to be a "guest teacher" of the day.
With homeschool education, a formally constructed classroom that will cost you a fortune is not ideal. What you just need is to find a spot in your house that is relevant to the topic of discussion and where your child is comfortable with. For example, you can hold a night classes in the attic or roof top when your subject is about science and different heavenly bodies at night. Holding math class by counting pebbles by the river sounds great too.
After having to conceptualize your subjects, it also helps that you follow a curriculum that are always available (and sometimes for free) in the internet. This way, you can be sure that you are following the process and that you will not skip topics of discussion. You wouldn't want to do all these by impulse and very randomly. Before downloading, you can review first the documents to check if the curriculum if legitimate and updated.
As exciting as it may sound, home schooling will still require so much time, hard work and money. You can assess your financial sources to make sure you can provide for the materials you needed to make your homeschool education experience worthwhile and a success. Though there are families that spent $300 - $1,000 yearly, prioritizing what you need to what you want, looking for sales and discounts will save you a fortune.

Parents and the Child Education

The good old adage that says "children are the leaders of tomorrow" is actually an indisputable truth and should not be ignored. As a result of this, children's education should be taken very serious and parents should not leave it up to schools alone. Schools tried their best, but the sole responsibilities lie on the parents, because they are suppose to give the child a head start in life than what is being taught in schools.
Schools are being directed by professional teachers and they can only perform within the dictate of their professional ethics. For example if a child lagged behind in any subject, it is the responsibility of the school to make sure that the child is able to cope with the subject based on the teacher's expertise and the school's approved standard of effective tutoring, anything that falls out this could be considered poor performance. This is to say that, parents should step up and do something to make sure that the child is able meet up and pass any of the difficult subjects - but not going to the school and be harassing the innocent teachers.
Parents can help the schools by encouraging the child to attend extra classes outside of school hours, with the aims of helping to boost the school efforts in the child's education. For example, in the Asian countries, children's education is on their top economic priorities, most students attends extra classes after schools hours and they all tried to learn English, because they know that they are going to have a better chance of securing good job after their education.
But, the attitude of parents towards children's education in some western countries is nothing to write home about. This is due to the advent of technology; students can close from schools to a place of fun or can even get busy by spending the rest of the day chatting with friends - it is not good for a child's future and parents must do something about it.
I am of the opinion that, it has to do with parent's attitudes toward the future. Some decades ago, things have been going smoothly and children did not need to worry about the future, this is due to the solid foundation laid by our founding fathers. But now, the attitudes has changed children education has been completely handed over to teachers and parents have forgotten; that tender motherly love and the soothing fatherly word of a caring father can do spur that child to the next level of educational achievement.

The Added Advantage In African American Children's Education - Computer Homeschooling (Part 4)

Thursday, 21 February 2013
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit how 'bout you!
Parents and friends in our third article we championed using computers to homeschool African American children and prepare them for a future where computers will have an impact on every part of our society. In the final part 4 article we will complete the series by stressing the importance of making sure your computers and broadband Internet connection is secure from the daily attack of hackers, viruses and thieves.. oh my!
Lions, tigers and bears in digital form are being unleashed on the Internet daily, if not almost hourly. Now most parents would get the idea that if it's that bad then why use the Internet at all. If you take a closer look at the educational environment today, there are lions, tigers and bears already out there in public and private schools waiting to take advantage of our African American children each and everyday. It's almost become a challenge to just stay alive, let alone avoid drugs, teen pregnancy and other ills.
The difference between the two learning arenas is that while they are at home learning you have more control protecting them and more tools to defend against whatever comes their way. It's far better to have a daily defense for your African American children's learning, then to wonder what's going on at their school.
Now, let's get to looking at viruses (lions), hackers (tigers) and thieves (bears) to keep out of your computer and your home. Virus software is as important to your computer and the network it's connected to as proper nutrition is to your children. Both help to defend against having a healthy computer/child becoming sick or worse.
Make sure your virus software is up-to-date and that your computer's operating system is updated constantly. Run your virus software daily, yes daily and check for updates daily to make sure the software has the latest tools to protect your computer. Viruses, worms and other bad software code is being released near hourly at times, so running your virus software everyday and keeping it updated is a must. Teach your children about viruses and what to do to keep your computers safe and virus free.
Remember this subject is worthy of more than just one article and therefore is covered in a 4 part series.
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Why Parent's Should Avoid Paying For Their Children's College Education

Friday, 4 January 2013
There are many parents that pay for college education of their children. They consider it as their duty and are willing to any lengths to pay for their education fee and other expenses. Here are some of the reasons I feel that parents should avoid paying their children's education expenses.
a) Most parents dig into their savings to pay for their children's education expense. I may sound selfish but your saving is for your retirement. If you spend your saving on your child's education, you will have no money for your future. At times, parents have to delay their retirement because they don't have enough savings.
b) If children known that they have to pay for their college education, they will work harder. They will try to get scholarships to reduce the education burden. If parents pay for college education, children will take their education for granted. They will not put in effort and will get lower grades.
c) When children pay for their education they become responsible at an early age. Most kids start realizing their responsibility only when they reach mid 20s. Children need to be taught the value of working hard. They need to understand the importance of money and the effort that goes into earning it. So if you don't want to spoil your children, don't pay for their college expenses.
d) When college expenses of your children are met, if gives them a false sense of security. They start depending on their parents for all their necessities and luxuries.
e) Students tend to become lazy if their college expenses are met by their parents. They start to enjoy their free time instead on concentrating on their education.
So next time you pay for your children's education, make sure you remember the points that I have mentioned.

The Benefits of Educational Programs at Home For Young Children

Staying involved in your children's education is one of the most important acts you can do to encourage future educational success. Most parents have high hopes for their children and wish that their children will live a happy, successful and fulfilled life. Education plays a large role in children's success and can also create many possibilities for their future. To create that success, it is important that parents guide and help their kids at young age in order to create strong building blocks for their educational future.
Though many parents are ready and willing to help their children get a head start in their learning, they do not have the ability or understanding of how to personally teach their kids. In order to help parents to assist their children in reading, writing and arithmetic at a young age, educational programs have come into existence to create a medium for parents to teach their children by using specialized educational material. As educational programs have progressed, there is now a diverse amount of material available including books, workbooks and flashcards as well as musical instruction and computer games. The diversity in the educational material allows children to have fun while they are learning. As a parent myself, I have found that the hardest part of learning for children is keeping them focused. By having a diverse collection of educational material, kids will always feel challenged and stimulated.
Educational programs are specifically beneficial to home school parents or parents who have children struggling at school. Children who struggle with reading, writing and math at a young age will have a harder time in school in future years. Educational programs allow parents to work with their children one on one, and expose them to a different method of teaching then in their classroom. Giving that specific attention to your kids and combining it with diverse, interactive and stimulating educational material will facilitate your kid's growth in education.
The question is: There are many educational programs out there, but which one do you choose? I have had tried many educational programs for my own children. I have found the best brand out there is Hooked on Phonics. This company had a large amount of material to choose from that you can purchase based on your kids needs. They also provide several programs designed for kids between the ages of 3 - 10 which targets reading, writing and math. They have even created educational activities for babies and toddlers!
When purchasing any educational material for Hooked on Phonics, buying online at HookedOnPhonics.com will provide you with the best price for the product. This is what I have found when buying educational material for my own children.

A Parents Guide - How To Improve Your Children's Education And Grades

A primary responsibility for all parents and guardians is to ensure their children get the best education possible, thereby increasing their children's chances of leading successful, independent, adult lives. Regardless of what grade level your children are in now, Elementary through High School Graduation, there are important steps all parents must take in order to help their children do well in school. Unfortunately, many parents expect school teachers and school systems to carry the entire responsibility of educating their children, allowing other activities and family matters to supersede this vital area of children's lives. So, what steps can you take, as the parent or guardian, to better improve your children's education?
Priorities And Setting Goals-
Communicate to your children the value and importance of working hard each and every day, setting achievable and attainable goals, being sure to lovingly encourage and praise your children for each goal achieved. Some parents have a tendency to criticize and berate their children for grades received, labeling their children as "Stupid", "Lazy", and other demeaning names which only create poor self-esteem. Having high expectations for your children to "do their best in school" can only be accomplished by taking steps to build up your children's self-confidence. While your son or daughter may be very good in math or spelling, but struggle with reading or biology, be consistent in your praise for their good education skills. Remind yourself of the old adage, "If you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all".
Identify Problem Areas-
If your children exhibit poor performance in studies, observe your children closely and ask them questions to identify problem areas and offer helpful solutions. A few examples of common problems some children have are:
  • Spending too much time on extra-curricular activities
  • Waiting until the last minute to work on homework assignments
  • Difficulty in understanding study material and teacher objectives
  • Slow reading skills or undiagnosed health issues
  • Poor diet and sleep patterns - tired and irritable
  • Difficulty interacting with other children - being bullied at school
Family Routines-
Studies show that parents who create and maintain family routines raise successful students, versus parents that don't. The study environment is an extremely important aspect of providing your children optimal opportunities for success in school. Where do your children study and complete homework assignments? Consider having your children study and do their homework at a table or desk, rather than curled up on the couch where they are likely to fall asleep. Provide a calm and quiet atmosphere to read or study, without the distractions of a radio or television playing in the background. Make it your family routine that homework assignments must be completed before play time with friends, chores, or other activities.
Provide A Tutor-
There are many benefits to providing your children a Tutor. Providing your child/children a Tutor is an excellent way of showing your children that their education is of vital importance to you, especially if you did not receive optimal education yourself, or you have forgotten portions of subjects your children are currently studying. Opportunities for your children to receive direct, 1-on-1 tutoring, helps alleviates stress and worry for many children, and has been proven to greatly increase grade scores.
Maintain Parent/Teacher Relationship-
When was the last time you attended your children's P.T.A meeting, or the Parent/Teacher Conference held at your children's school? Waiting for your children's school to inform you of how your children are performing or behaving in school, rather than your actively seeking consistent involvement, quickly teaches your children the wrong message. Spend ample time with your child's teacher, through face-to-face meetings, telephone conversations and email exchanges, keeping yourself informed of your children's progress at school. Set the right example, get involved.
What Else Does Family Involvement Include?-
Family involvement takes into account many things. Read to your child. Have your child read to you. Have your child see you reading. Limit time spent viewing television or playing video games. Take time to do activities together, such as playing cards or board games, gardening, going to the park or zoo. Find opportunities to use fun times as an educational tool for your children's benefit, as well as your own. It's never too late to improve your grades.

Educational Benefits Of Children's Puzzles

Puzzles are a traditional favourite children's educational toy among not just kids, put parents and teachers.
You can improve your child's early learning both at home and at school by giving them puzzle toys to play with.
Children's puzzles help to develop a whole range of skills, including cognitive skills, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and even social skills.
Puzzles improve cognitive - reasoning and problem-solving - skills by helping children to see the relationship between the whole and its parts.
They can also enhance visual spacial awareness and teach subjects such as the alphabet, counting, colours, shapes and sorting objects into sets like animals or vehicles.
Motor skills such as grasping and manipulation (not the monetary or emotional kind) are developed through puzzles such as jigsaws, or those which require the child to put pegs or blocks in holes or attach one object to another. These skills are crucial for writing and drawing, but children begin learning them long before they ever pick up a crayon.
Similarly, babies and toddlers learn hand-eye coordination skills as they pick up pieces of a puzzle and place them in their right place.
Playing with puzzles can also teach your children social skills when done with other children. Children learn share tasks and cooperate as they swap pieces of the puzzle and discuss where they should go. They can also learn how to cope with frustration when they cannot make a piece fit.
In short, puzzles are fun, stimulating, educational toys for children and adults of all ages.

Education Software For Children and Adults

Education software is available on an incredible number of topics for children and also for adults. There are software programs for children from infants to teenagers in reading, math, geography, foreign languages, art, music and many other topics. Children's education software allows them to learn through interactive play on the computer.
For adults, software can be found for achieving many educational goals, including adult literacy, foreign languages, and learning to play a musical instrument.
Children's Software Featuring Popular Movie and TV Characters
Some popular animated characters in children's movies and television shows are in education software made by various companies. Winnie the Pooh, for example, stars in Disney's preschool software that teaches the alphabet, numbers, colors, and sorting. Disney/Pixar has software for grades 1 and 2 that features Buzz Lightyear, the popular character of the movie Toy Story. Blue, the dog in the television show Blue's Clues, is featured in several preschool and kindergarten software programs that are produced by two companies: Humongous and Infogrames.
Software Featuring Popular Children's Book Characters
Clifford the Big Red Dog, a well known character in children's books, is featured in software produced by Scholastic Books. The Magic School Bus, a popular science cartoon book, is featured in science software produced by Microsoft. The ever-popular book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seus is featured in The Learning Company's software for reading, rhyming, and skills.
Other Creative Children's Software
There is also software that is very engaging and educational, although it does not have popular characters from books and the media. The On Track line of software produced by School Zone Interactive offers numerous reading and math products for children. Lego Media has educational software for preschool and kindergarten that feature lego people and buildings. Jumpstart software, which is produced by a company known as Knowledge, is designed for every grade of elementary school. Knowledge also introduces children aged 5 to 7 to music in software called Adiboo: Discover Music, Melody & Rhyme. Topics Entertainment is one of the few software companies that offer programs for older children, such as Math and Science Excelerator for children aged 8 to 11. An excellent software program for introducing children to foreign languages is: "KidSpeak Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese," made by Transparent Language.
Adult Education Software
There are many companies selling a wide variety of software programs for adults. The most well known adult software for foreign languages is made by Rosetta Stone. The Education Activities Software company offers a series called Reading in the Workplace, with versions for jobs such as clerical, health care, electronics, and food service. The EAS math software includes programs for algebra, integers, geometry and also a program on Math for Everyday Living. The science software has topics such as: Photosynthesis; Genetics and Heredity; and the Human Body. Many companies offer software to help people study for the GED test, which is equivalent to a high school diploma. There are many software programs that teach people how to play a musical instrument. Piano instruction software, for example, is sold by Adventus, eMedia, Alfred Publishing, and Selectsoft.