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Challenging behavior in preschool classroom

Challenging behavior in preschool classroom

General
Anyone who has ever worked with young children knows that they are not all angels all of the time. However, few are naughty all the time, and positive guidance seeks to focus on the good, minimalize the not-so-good and give the child options that are acceptable. Common behavior problems in the classroom A frequent concern is that the children do not follow directions. Circle time is frequently very frustrating as the children talk constantly. Is it because they do not speak English and cannot understand what the teacher is saying – maybe, but on closer observation, you may notice it is predominantly those who do speak English who chatter constantly. Sometimes you get a child still wearing diapers, who does not speak beyond “No!” and does not listen/understand/follow directions...
Dance exercise program for back and leg strength

Dance exercise program for back and leg strength

Health
According to dancer teacher, choreographer and artistic director to the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Robert Cohan, building strength in the back and the thighs is essential if dancers are able to take their own weight via their backs and thighs when moving upwards from the floor [The Dance Workshop, George Allen & Unwin, 1986]. With increased strength, this movement may be executed with control, grace and minimal unsteadiness. During dance routines, the dance teacher must ensure that the correct technique is practiced to avoid injury and to aid those who might find the exercises difficult at first. Dance Lesson Plan on Floor Exercises The dance teacher may differentiate for diverse abilities within the dance class by omitting certain movements and prescribing extra exer...
Benefits of sending child to independent school

Benefits of sending child to independent school

General
In recent years, more parents have become concerned that their children are not receiving a quality education in public schools. The high rate of teen drop outs, an increasing rate of school bullying, budget cutbacks, and overcrowded classrooms, has resulted in many parents seeking an alternative to the public education system. One educational alternative that is now becoming a popular choice for parents seeking a better education for their children is the Independent School. What Is An Independent School Sometimes referred to as a private school, an independent school is a school that is not run by the government. That is, it is not dependent on funding from tax payers. Funding can come from a variety of sources such as individual monetary donations, charitable contributions, tu...
Asian music for classical music appreciation student

Asian music for classical music appreciation student

Music
The classical music appreciation student should broaden his or her listening palette by including music from all over the Asian continent. Outsourcing and globalization has brought people and cultures together which used to be separated by much more than an ocean. Studying music from Asian history and culture helps Westerners form friendships and business relationships with literally billions of people. East Meets West: Asian Music and the Western Ear Asian music predates Western music by centuries. Some music historians believe the first strands of music came out of the Orient and Middle East. Tonalities are very different than what the Western ear is accustomed to hearing. Often Americans, in particular, tease about the sound of Oriental music, because it sounds out of tune to ...
Proven tips to help students with exam revision

Proven tips to help students with exam revision

Career
Revision is a major part of everyone's life, whether they go onto higher education and the importance placed over exams there or remain in education for only as long as is compulsory. It is therefore surprising how many people do not know how to revise properly. Fortunately, there are several techniques that can be used to drastically help by increasing the effectiveness of an individual's revision skills. Four Revision Techniques and Finding a Place to Work It is remarkable how the simple act of sitting down at a desk can focus a student's mind and encourage him to apply himself to his revision. Tips include finding a quiet, distraction-free place with good lighting and minimal clutter. This leaves the student's mind clear to concentrate on revision and nothing else. This easy t...
Affording college tips for upper middle class

Affording college tips for upper middle class

Career
When researching money for college, most parents start to realize the undeniable truth: money is only given to low income families and the lower middle class. That's about it. The upper class, the wealthy, don't need the financial assistance. So what happens to those people in between? Unfortunately, upper middle class families fall through the cracks, and the result is they are not able to afford college for their children. Providing Income Tax Information for Student College Financial Aid Here is the Catch-22 that the upper middle class is caught in. The parent or parents have saved for college since the child's birth, contributing to 529 accounts or general savings accounts. Even though they saved well, parents could not predict the astronomical rise in cost for a college e...