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Tips to select quality private day school for children

Tips to select quality private day school for children

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In recent years, more parents are choosing to send their children to a private day school instead of a public school. Today, due to increasing demands, there are more private schools available for parents to provide their children with a better education. When searching for a day school, it is essential that parents research a number of different schools to ensure they select a school that best meets their child’s needs. Assessing Private Day School Educational Programs It is important that a child receive the highest quality education. When searching for a quality day school, it is essential that parents find out the quality of education programs offered at the school. For instance, parents should check to see if the equipment, computer programs, science labs, text books, and ot...
Should you homeschool high school

Should you homeschool high school

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Why do many people quit homeschooling at the senior high school level? Teaching high school courses may seem difficult, students want to be involved in sports, parents fear homeschoolers will sacrifice social activities, or parents develop homeschool burnout and no longer wish to continue. Here are some tips for making it through homeschooling high school and reasons why it can be very rewarding. Concern: Homeschooling High School Courses is Hard Encouragement and Ideas: Some resources to help with hard high school subject areas are: purchased curriculum (including teacher edition), online courses, tutors, trading teaching time with other parents, YouTube or other online platform lessons, and community classes. One excellent way to teach a subject is for the homeschool adult t...
Getting a Degree in Distance Education

Getting a Degree in Distance Education

Career
Distance education, or e-learning, continues expanding in private and public education and as training for organizations. As a result, more universities are beginning to offer degrees, diplomas and certificates related to teaching the craft of distance learning. This growth is also found in the number of associations that work in support of distance education providers. For example, the United States Distance Learning Association is one among many groups that support distance learning research, development and applied knowledge in education, training and communications. Study of Distance Education Provides Many Options for Learning Some distance education degrees are found in the areas of the technology used to deliver online learning. Learning by distance often involves multi...
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

Home & Garden
Making the decision to homeschool involves a lot of thought. Is homeschooling right for the child, the teacher-parents, and the family? Consider the following list of pros and cons as it relates to the children and adults involved: Some Possible Pros of Homeschooling (the benefits): If a child is ahead or behind in public school, homeschooling can allow for adjusting grade levels in the various subjects. A child can still keep in touch with old friends; Socializing with those children will just happen after school and on weekends. Also, there are many homeschoolers in most parts of the world and new friends to be found. Taking a child to school and being involved in the school probably takes about the same time as getting through homeschool one-on-one lessons. If a child...
A Discourse on Africa’s Look East Policy

A Discourse on Africa’s Look East Policy

Featured, General
The Look East policy which Africa as a continent embraced so tightly at the beginning of the 21st Century has a long and winding history. It is also very significant in explaining Africa’s pivotal position in international politics, with the ability to swing from West to East as the tides of world politics change. The Look East Policy in Historical Perspective If much of history has to be kept away, then the most important starting point for any discussion on the history of Africa’s look east policy would be the Cold War. This would also involve ignoring the epic journey of China’s General Zheng He to the east coast of Africa in the 15th century. China refuses to ignore this piece of history when drumming its historical ties with Africa. Beijing has recently signed an agreement w...
Five Behavior Management Tips for Teachers

Five Behavior Management Tips for Teachers

Career
Classroom management and behavior management go hand in hand, but they are distinctly different strategies. Classroom management is the day-to-day running of the classroom through routines and procedures, such as having students line up in size order or raise their hands to participate in class. Behavior management is just that – managing student behavior. You'll need both to run a productive and safe classroom, but let's start with behavior management. Without it, you're not going have a class to manage. Consider these five pointers when establishing your behavior management plan: Establish Class Rules and Consequences ASAP Establishing rules can be done in collaboration with students – believe it or not, they have a good idea of the difference between right and wrong. Decide...