December 18, 2017

Does Your Kid Hate School?

As a kid, there were times I loathed school. I gave all kinds of explanations for not liking it: “The teacher’s mean.” “The test is stupid.” “The school bus smells.”

But I had no idea my complaints were simply symptoms of an educational blunder
that has gone on for centuries.

When people are no longer capable of starting and carrying on interesting and lively conversations, they become dependent on outside influences to give them something to talk about – movies, video games, newspaper headlines, the weather, accidents, etc. Perhaps this is why shallow gossip so readily abounds.

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Hints for Parenting a Precocious Child

I am going to confess 3 of my most unusual Parenting Techniques for helping the above average child.

I want to confess these to you so that you can seriously think twice before falling into the same parenting traps I’ve found myself attempting to crawl out of when I least expected to fall in.

Due to their seemingly mature nature, there are things you will be tempted to do for your precocious (way beyond their years) child – DON’T!

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Learn Outside of the Classroom to Grow Super Powers

The end goal of any educational program is to teach children to become confident adults who can use critical thinking for success in life and through their chosen professions. Finding ways to link that learning to real-world experience cuts out a middle step, showing the practical application of concepts.

A solid curriculum is key to a sound education, but learning doesn’t take place just inside the classroom. Studies have shown that experiential learning — either in conjunction with classroom lessons or as part of on-the-job training — can contribute to future success in college or in the workplace.

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Free On-Line Academy for Super Power Skills

Parents, Teachers, Kids: Would you like to view over 2,200 10-12-minute digestible FREE videos designed to tutor kids and adults alike on different subjects such as K-12 math, biology, chemistry, physics and even some finance and history?

Well, you Khan!

The “Khan Academy” is a not-for-profit site with the goal of improving education and giving a FREE education to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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A Super Computational Knowledge Search Engine for Super Heroes

Any Super Hero in training requires some form of super computer and knowledge base. However, each of our powers may vary person to person, and only a few of us thus far can tap into the “brains.”

We need not only a knowledge base, but also a computer that will do calculations and compare data for us less accessible minds.

Do you wish you had a search (but computable) engine specially designed alike for educators, parents, students, engineers, scientists, and economist? Not to mention the everyday any-age researcher simply curious about the world at large? Now there is!

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Super Heroes Recognition – Find Your Team!

“Pupils are more like oysters than sausages. The job of teaching is not to stuff them and then seal them up, but to help them open and reveal the riches within. There are pearls in each of us, if only we knew how to cultivate them with ardor and persistence.” Sydney J. Harris – “What True Education Should Do” 1964
¹Ardor: great warmth or intensity, as of emotion, passion or devotion. …

At first, I felt a metal or at least patch is in order for every year a good teacher puts in. Now, the more I think about it our “patch” is alive; it is standing on 2 feet (most of the time), and talking up a storm! What it says and does reflects your attitude, ability, and effectiveness as a teacher.

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The Attainable Super Power Behind Genius

Tweet Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” I am preparing a lesson in Genius and Creative Problem Solving for school.  After putting together the basic concepts, I realized you, the reader, might also want to refresh your memory on the steps taught or at least used to solve basic or complex […]

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Guest Blog: Mimicry – A Most Powerful Super Power

The child tunes in to life and learns at breakneck speed. Mimicking what he sees and hears – he plays tribute to the old “Monkey See; Monkey Do” adage. If the child were raised by wolves, he would howl in the wind and walk on all fours. But unlike the monkey and wolf, children are not animals. … It is the same with manners. Have you ever met a beautifully behaved child? A child who says “please” and “thank you,” a child who is considerate of others, who is a delight to be with? Without a doubt, the people around such a child are polite to him, treat him with respect and grant him importance.

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Guest Blog: Play the Game of Writing

These individuals taught me the most important rule of the writing game: to be a writer, you must write. Of course one may dream or ponder, but such actions are preparation. Dreaming is not writing. Pondering is not writing. Putting thoughts down on paper is writing. The only way to be a writer is to write. There is no other way.

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The Super Power to Take On a Bully Without Becoming One

This is a painful subject for a mother to talk about; No one wants to admit it is his or her child who has done some bullying and that some of their tendency to bully has come from you.

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4 Things I Wish I’d Known BEFORE Becoming a Teacher or a Parent

I am going to give you the 4 Things I wish to God I’d known BEFORE becoming a teacher or a parent. Have mercy on your fellow teachers and parents and pass this along.

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We are Authors, Everyone by Carlynn McCormick

We are authors of our speech, architects of our desires, creators of our dreams, originators of our emotions, and we are the designer of our deeds and of our misdeeds. It is that simple truth that you hold life in your hands. For each man pens his own life story. Every word he writes is up to him.

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The Parent Super Power to Discover and Inspire Goals

As parents, we have the Super Power to discover and clarify our kids’ goals, both short and long-term. We can help them identify their purposes for choosing those goals, to recognize the barriers and encourage them to keep overcoming those barriers.

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The Super Power of Imagination

How far down the rabbit hole we have fallen to think that imagining things is equivalent to some form of “insanity”! Imagination is valuable and vital to creating the future and tomorrow’s society.

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The Power of the Dreaded Five-Letter Word “Chore”

Kid’s minds evolve at lightning speed. Forget traveling faster than the speed of light, try faster than a child’s mind!

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The Super Power of Changing “Dictated” Education

Education has to align with a purpose to give pleasure and create a desire to seek it out.

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TV – Does it Help to Develop Imagination?

Does TV help to develop imagination?

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Kid Inspiration!

How could I get my young child to focus on the tasks I needed him to do?

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