May 30, 2017

Is Homework Dangerous to Kid’s Minds?

There is no doubt that if every child went through school filled with wide-eyed wonder for the things he or she studies, we would have a world of geniuses.

To determine whether a particular piece of homework is “beneficial” or “dangerous,” try running it through this list of questions to see how it plays out:

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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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Brilliant New Game for Adults & Kids – Cut the Rope

Cut the Rope rivals Angry Birds, without the fanfare.

This was a mind challenge for any age I put in front of it. It required Problem Solving skills and a utilization of basic physics.

This is a great “break” between Home School classes, or for the coveted “Computer Break” you might give your school kids. It is innocent and challenging.

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Guest Blog – Science for Youth: What is Energy Flow

Tweet   We welcome our Guest Blogger Ron Seagal, the President of “True Education Solutions.” Ron has a number of informative articles and services for Home Schoolers and Educators.  Here is one of them: Part II – Energy Flow Defined

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Finally! Super Power of Space Exploration from Home

“Terapixel gives you the ability to take a virtual tour of the cosmos from your living room.” Dr. Brian McLean Observatory Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute

Microsoft and NASA have teamed up to create what they say is the largest seamless, spherical map ever made of the night sky, as well as a true-color, high-resolution map of Mars that users can explore on their computers in 3D.

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Super Insight from our Youth

Tweet “Life is a pencil without an eraser.” Dakota – Age 11 The fact that they can see this, at such a young tender age, is why YouthMUSE does what it does. It’s why Home Schoolers choose the burden and cost over the establishment. It’s why you, the parent or student, are looking for tools […]

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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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Book Review: Becoming a Nation of Readers, What Parents Can Do

I have found an EXCEPTIONAL book that I feel should be embedded into every Parent and Teacher Manual that every was, is, or will be.

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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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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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Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn’t always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

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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 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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Home School Inspiration: Without a Dreamer,There is No Dream

Individual-by-individual, each person in his or her uniqueness has the power. The power to foresee a more benevolent world. When we think about an area of life we want improved, when we visualize it as we wish it to be, we start the wheels turning.

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