Category: Education

Home Style Teaching

From a purely academic standpoint, the teaching profession believes it to be eminently qualified as the best avenue to a child getting a proper education as society deems acceptable. From a practical position, parents feel the need to have great sway regarding their children as to what curriculum is presented that best suits their children’s educational needs.

Into the middle of this situation come Raymond and Dorothy Moore. Known around the world as fully qualified within the academic field, they have also taken up the cause of the parent’s right to determine what is best for their children. From this position we find an excellent book that addresses both viewpoints titled “Home Style Teaching“.

Home Style Teaching” is more than just another book written that positions itself as to what is best for the child from the parental point of view. It also takes the side of the teachers, understanding why they are so passionate about their perspective when it comes to the education of the child. “Home Style Teaching” is a great resource for teachers and parents alike as it determines to quench the differences between the two camps and accentuate the positives that each has to offer.

Here is an excerpt from “Home Style Teaching” authors Raymond and Dorothy Moore, describing their own reason for writing this book in the first place:

Home Style Teaching is a simplified, research-based handbook designed for both parents and professional teachers and for student teachers who are worried about becoming professionals. The parents may be either home-schoolers or those who wish to help their children who are troubled by school or are failing. This book sets out to make clear what education should really be and to make the art and science of teaching as understandable, successful and thrilling as it can be…With this book, we hope to take parents and teachers by the hand and lead them to courage and wisdom in one of the greatest of all professions.”

From the beginning “Home Style Teaching” sets the stage for cooperation between teacher, parent and student alike. In the sections contained in this powerful book you will find answers to such issues like ‘Becoming a Good Teacher’ to ‘Some Teaching Secrets Not Commonly Practiced’. You will gain insight from “Home Style Teaching” as you explore issues such as ‘What We Mean by Curriculum’ and ‘How Children Develop’. As a bonus, in the appendix, you are given names of well-known individuals that were educated at home, as a source of encouragement that it can be done right and successfully.

In “Home Style Teaching” the authors encourage the option of homeschooling without giving the impression it should be mandated for all. As a result, it can be read from the standpoint of simply learning what is best for the child’s education, whether it be received in the public, private or home school environment.

Raymond and Dorothy Moore have placed between the pages of “Home Style Teaching” a ray of hope that will unite both parent and teacher to establish common ground; to agree that all they both really desire is that the child receive the best form of education, resulting in their best chance of succeeding in the world as productive members of society.

Strategies Instructors Can Use to Help Students Who Lack Motivation

  1. Build Productive Relationships. While this should go without saying for any class, whether it is a traditional or online class, relationships with students always matters. It can have a direct impact on their ability to feel comfortable asking for assistance when needed and that can alert the instructor to potential problems. But developing this type of relationship in a virtual environment isn’t easy and a class that lasts only a few weeks can make it even more difficult. How a relationship begins is with the attitude an instructor holds and it continues with an ongoing intent to be helpful and approachable. Students must know that their instructors care about them.
  2. Carefully Manage Your Communication. All forms of communication that instructors have with their students matter and must be cultivated with care that the intent of message is clearly made and the tone is not likely to be perceived in a negative manner. When responding to a student, whether by email or a post in the classroom, it should not be done hastily or when an emotional reaction is felt. The reason why this is so important is that a negative interaction can be de-motivating to a student and a series of these types of interactions can cause a student to disengage from the class.
  3. Be Present, Available, and Accessible. If students are to stay engaged in the class and perform to the very best of their abilities they need to know that their instructor is readily available to assist them whenever they need help. This doesn’t mean that an instructor has to be on call at all times or answer questions as soon as they are posted; however, there needs to be an established pattern that students can rely upon. I’ve found it helpful to have multiple methods of contact that includes email, instant messaging, weekly office hours, sharing my phone number for times when students need immediate assistance, and posting a questions thread in the classroom. This allows me to develop connections with students and it can be very motivating for them to know I am accessible.
  4. Help Make Certain that Students are Adequately Prepared. I’ve found that academic under-preparedness can be extremely detrimental to the mindset that new students hold as they attempt to navigate the course and the requirements they are expected to complete. Even as established students make progress through their degree program they may still struggle with areas of development that can create a mental barrier and ultimately lead to a sense of defeat if they do not receive assistance. What I’ve done is to share resources that address students’ specific developmental needs in the feedback provided and if I find sources that may benefit the entire class I’ll share it in a separate classroom post. I’ve found that the more students feel equipped to complete their tasks, the more confident they will be as they make an attempt to do so.
  5. Develop and Use Proactive Outreach Strategies. It is imperative that an instructor always be aware of the classroom conditions and more importantly that they are aware of students who are not actively involved and present in class. It may be helpful to establish a mental baseline for expected performance and over time an experienced instructor develops an instinct for student engagement. A discussion thread is one way to gauge if students are disengaging from the class. When I discover a student who isn’t posting messages or they are continuing to struggle with their written assignments, I’ll make outreach attempts. First I’ll send an email and try to engage them and if that isn’t successful I’ll make a phone call so that the student doesn’t completely disengage from class. I’ve learned that a personalized approach will go a long ways towards helping students sustain their self-motivation.

Secret to Student Success

Growth of the Non-Traditional Student

When I entered the field of higher education over ten years ago, the phrase “non-traditional student” was becoming popular and I have watched it become prominent now – especially with regards to how courses and curriculum are designed for students. The essence of this phrase is meant to describe new types of students, other than those who are starting college right out of high school, who are enrolling in college level courses and programs. This one of the important factors that drove the growth of the for-profit online college industry. It is not uncommon to see online programs being offered for what is called the “working adult” – with promises made that the degrees obtained will help them advance within their chosen career.

As a general rule, the non-traditional student can be a mix of someone who is older, part of a minority group, speaks English as a second language, attends school part-time, is employed, and has prior life experience. I have had non-traditional students in my online classes with a range in ages from their 30s to 60s, with many who were also working full time. What this means for these students is that their school work is not their only responsibility and that can create periodic time management challenges for them. In addition, by having life experience these students cannot be treated like blank slates, which is someone waiting to receive knowledge being dispensed.

The Role of an Educator

Within traditional colleges and universities, the role of the educator has remained largely unchanged. This means they are at the front of the class and the center of attention during each scheduled session. It is a teacher-centered approach to instruction that is utilized in primary education. This educator typically provides a lecture and students are expected to study for quizzes and exams. In contrast, an educator who is teaching online courses is finding that their role is evolving. The very nature of a virtual learning environment puts the primary responsibility for learning on the students.

I have coached many traditional educators who have tried to make the transition to online teaching and found it to be difficult to adapt to as traditional teaching methods do not translate well. I can empathize with them as educators devote time and effort into developing their career and becoming a teaching expert – and then having to learn new methods may produce a lot of natural resistance. Online teaching requires changing the focus from teacher-led to student-centered instruction. Does this have a direct impact on student success? The answer is absolutely yes, as an educator must be comfortable in their role and understand the needs of the students they are charged with teaching.

Advisor vs. Success Initiatives

The traditional responsibility for working with students has been part of the role of the academic advisor. The advisor is someone who may assist students with a wide range of tasks that includes registration, enrollment, course selection, and the list continues. Often this was a reactive role and that means an advisor could address a wide range of questions but only when initiated by the students. Within the for-profit online college industry, I have seen the advisor’s role evolve and include responsibility for conducting follow up for those students who were at risk for failing and/or dropping their courses.

There have been other initiatives taken by online schools to help students persist and one that I was part of was a success coach program. I was responsible for conducting a periodic check-in with students, and these were students outside of the classes I was assigned to teach. Unfortunately, the project was short-lived and to this day I am not sure of the reason why it was disbanded. I have also watched an increase in the number of resources that are made available to students as a means of helping them succeed, and one of the most common resources provided is through the use of a writing center.

There is a newer non-profit online school that has been hiring mentors, who are meant to take the place of faculty. Students do not have regular classes and instead, they study to take an assessment – usually with a very low or minimal required passing score. It is similar to correspondence courses that preceded the online for-profit industry. There isn’t clear evidence yet to support that someone calling students every week, without having course specific knowledge, subject matter expertise, or higher education experience, has an impact on student persistence rates.

Aerospace Engineering

Motivation

To get to work in the insight of the engineering, the branch of the intelligent engineering is the powerhouse that helps the inspiring minds to deal with the coming up with analytical and critical solutions to the engineering problems encountered during the designing work. As they would be working on design projects related to national security plans, they should have an ability to maintain confidentiality on certain issues.

Education requirements

To hook and stick with the career that is moreover known as intelligent engineering, one needs to get along with the good grades in the intermediate education. The subjects include Physics; Chemistry; Mathematics; English.

Students need to find a technical endeavor to get stick numerous outstanding achievements of humankind with the story of the Wright brothers.

Aerospace engineering- Future calling engineering for students

When considering to the field of aerospace engineering, it is composed of the elements like the aircraft and spacecraft. The first is that in which aerospace engineers perform work for aircraft. These aerospace engineer jobs are involved in the science, design, and construction of aircraft. The other is the spacecraft engineering that involves the workforce of the engineers dealing with the spacecraft propulsion and the dynamics properties.

This highly regarded field of aircraft and aerospace engineering is a very competitive one and challenging also. While there are numerous colleges and universities that offer aerospace engineering, most focus on air flight rather than space flight. There are only a few universities the world over with highly developed astronautical engineering programs, making the competition for admittance to such a program very high as well. So from the student’s point of view, it is required to get new learning’s in the different vertical to see a rise in yourself with the different scope, that matter for you with the degrees.

The field of the airplanes and space-planes is the one that prepares the students for changing technology and processes make it critical that the successful engineer be a life-long learner in different verticals, willing to return to school every few years for refresher courses during which he or she will learn the new advancements within particular areas of his or her specialty, the proper one.

Studying in Poland

History

Poland’s history of academic started from somewhere around in middle of the 14th century, when King Casimir the Great established Cracow Academy, which is today known as the Jagiellonian University which was world’s first state ministry for education. And after almost two centuries later Jesuit College for Vilnius got transferred into the Vilnius Academy. So by the end of 17th century, the Poland and Lithuania Kingdoms had 3 major universities providing academic education to the national student’s as well international ones.

Value for Money

Polish university tuition fees are considerably lower than other study destinations, Fees are rarely more than 2800 EURO per annum, bigger saving in comparing with other European countries.Warsaw is a cheaper place to live than many Eastern European cities, including Prague, Bratislava and Tallinn according to Mercer’s Cost of Living Ranking. And for personal expenses students may opt for part time job during term and full time job during term breaks, which is permitted by the universities like WSGE universities.

Student Life

Polish people take higher education seriously and sincerely, so students in Poland often have full time tables and have to work harder. Over there in Poland, universities offer more than one subject, so that student will get specialization in one area but simultaneously will be gaining general education, too.Outside of the university, there is a student’s social life in Poland with night life and the things to do in its student’s cities. Students are provided with the accommodation facility by the university but they can opt for their private apartments, too.

How to apply?

Applicants to study in Poland need to ensure they meet the entry requirements for each course (like management, IT, Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graphics, Multimedia, etc.) they’d like to apply to… The easiest way to apply for a polish Universities for higher education is to consult any affirm foreign educational consultant in the country. Leading foreign educational consultant is professionally equipped to guide a student through the correct procedure also they ensure the student starts his study in Poland well on time. Vatslya is one of the pioneers of Study in Poland in India & is the Indian official recruiting partner with many leading Polish Universities. The complete application process on an average takes not more than 45 working days.

After Graduation

In Poland the post study progression route is very student friendly, as a student if you wish to stay there even after completion of your graduation you are allowed to get your ‘Stay Card’ gets extended. And if anyone is interested in Science and Technology there is good news for you guys, because companies like Microsoft, Intel, GlaxoSmithKline and Google are setting up their bases in Poland.

Studies Readiness and Career Choice Mentorship

My objective is to encourage all the parents, guardians and scholars to engage in this topic early in their schooling journey. Secondly, I would like to highlight the themes that should form the engagement. It is more complex than it looks, and always an emotional topic to handle. Scholars become victims of many fault lines not previously obvious to them.

Timing in handling this transitional topic is a challenge to all the scholars. They do not always have insights and necessary information to base their consideration on. Access to information is costly for some, and in most cases their school vocational guidance officers are not exposed to the latest trends. As a result they wake up very late and end up taking studies and career directions that are not well researched.

The schools and parents are encouraged to invest in mentorship program to support the scholars in their studies and career choices. However, such programs alone are not sufficient. The schools must work together with the various mentors in conceptualizing and designing educational tours to the institutions of higher learning (universities and colleges), attending studies and career fairs, exhibitions, etc.

The interaction between the schools and the industry should be effected in early years of the scholars development. The schools must employ career counselors, guidance teachers, and industry liaison officers. Companies must be encouraged to adopt schools under their Corporate Social Responsibility programs and see the scholars through to the universities. Such scholars could become scholarship recipients of these companies. Ultimately they would graduate to become their employees. However, the idea here is not for the companies to support schools for their own benefit. This is done for the benefit of the society with the hope that the economy will benefit from an educated people.

We cannot ignore the commercialization of the student information activities, like privately organised career fairs and exhibitions. They occupy the space left by the schools and education authorities. As a result such initiatives are perceived to be for the children of the middle class and the wealthy parents. There is a need for collaboration between private and public organizers. The main objective must be to assist the scholars in their studies and career readiness irrespective of their status in the society.

As the 4th industrial revolution becomes a reality, we need to be mindful of the role that technology is already playing in delivering education and the new careers emerging in the industry. The scholars must be preoccupied with the kind of careers that are going to be in existence by the time they graduate from the college/university.

It is a matter of concern to have the school career guidance offices that are poorly equipped with technology. We need digital libraries that are interactive and a place of global connectivity for the learners. They must be more than libraries but be digital information centres. The parents cannot be disengaged from their children’s studies and career ambitions. They must be observant of their children’s potential and harness it. The schools cannot be left with the responsibility of guiding these children alone. Their holistic development is a partnership.

Requirements for a University in the USA

Entry Procedure for foreign students in US University:

The selection and admission for foreign students in American universities is currently the biggest issue and important decision of your life. Your earnings, career and even personal future depend upon it. Unfortunately, it is the complicated, difficult, uncertain and long process. Sometimes the US universities are very expensive. So, therefore, scholarships are launched for the students.

It is necessary to understand and speak well English:

English is very necessary to speak and understand English because all the courses, exams and papers are in English. The admission requirements of the university also include the initial test of English if a student can pass the initial test then he will be eligible for the admission in the university.

Students’ future depends on it to select the university carefully:

it is very necessary and tough work to select a university. It depends on students’ future. The undergraduate level has 3% rate for foreign students of admission. It is necessary to apply for at least four universities because it is the very low rating for a student’s selection. 1600 Universities in America have Graduate programs. This is an extremely important selection and that is to determine your entire life. Complete the file on time because of extremely competitive admissions. Late file or incomplete file will not even be read. Different policies are followed by them while in the process of admissions and requirements. They may also ask for different essays.

Files completion in perfect English:

Universities scholars will check your easy and then they will correct it and then select the symbols of recommendation. The strategies of admission in perfect English should be established for each university. The student should prepare himself for the interviews and can also visit the campus if necessary.

A study in the US:

In the world, there are a thousand universities that welcome applications from the international students. It is about to take 2 years so it is important to plan ahead for the process of applying to a university. To apply to university there are many factors to consider when choosing a university. The Advance Placement Program is recognized by most universities and colleges in the US. And that offers university-level courses preparation and exams by which you can get and earn university credit or placement.

International Student Accommodation

One thing that you need to keep in mind is that you need to give equal importance to your search for international student accommodation as you give to your studies. The way you worked hard to secure your admission in your favorite college; you need to work aggressively the same way to secure your student apartment or student housing. If you do not start your search in good time, it may happen that you will run out of all good options and then will be left with no alternative but to stay in some residential area with no facilities for academic excellence.

Ideally you should get your hostel or accommodation within the precincts of your university or college, still the second best option would be to get student housing in a well connected locality which is near to your college and has good facilities for academics like bus or train service to university and round the clock electric supply. Since such accommodations are in high demand, they usually come with a higher price tag. However, if you are not even able to get housing in such a colony, you still need not lose heart. You should first accept the accommodation which is being offered to you and then you may swap housing with your acquaintances or friends. This way, you will be able to get student housing in your choicest colony or city.A good accommodation for students should have some basic facilities like Cafeteria; Laundry; Internet connectivity; Telephone connection; Round the clock power back up and Study table with chair. You can search for good accommodation online also as there are some websites that specialize only in providing housing solutions to international students. These websites have a vast database of student accommodations and you may even find roommates also to swap housing with you as these sites also maintain a large database of student profiles. Best part of using these websites is that you can easily find people of similar interests there with whom you can share your housing and ideas both. This way, you will be able to foster strong relationships with your roommates.

Get Chemical Engineering Assignment Help

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Assignments often have some marks for your final score in every subject. For every course, your total score is often marked over 100 percent. Every 1 percent in this 100 percent is very important as even 0.5 percent could be the difference between a distinction and not a distinction or even a pass and a fail. When you seek chemical engineering homework help, your probability of passing and scoring a difference improves considerably.

If for instance, the score for your assignments is 40 percent out of the total 100 percent, if you can score a minimum of 35 out of 40 in the assignment, what you will require getting a distinction will be another 35, 40 or 45, if the score for distinction is 70, 75 or 80 respectively. If you however just scored 10 out of 40 in your assignment, you would have to score the remaining 60 to get a distinction, which would be harder, as it is straightforward to score more in the task than tests or exams, due to the opportunities available, including chemical engineering homework help.

Chemistry homework help

If you are studying M.tech Chemical Engineering, chemistry is one of the courses that you must pass and pass well. This is because most of the courses are related to chemistry, and most of the courses about chemical engineering have their roots in chemistry. If you are looking for something truly specialized, an edge or a course that distinguishes you from the competition, 24/7 assignments solutions not just the place but the perfect place to look out for without a doubt With chemistry homework help, you will be able to do well in your chemistry courses and subsequently be able to finish well in your chemical engineering courses.

Passing of tests and exams

Some of the questions that come out in a test and exams are very much related to what you have in your assignment. You can, therefore, study from the assignment that was done for you by the chemical engineering homework help group and then applies the knowledge in writing your exams. You will subsequently be able to get good grades in not only your assignments but also for your tests and exams as well.

You Don’t Have to Teach You Have Options

On a visit to the Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Florida, I met a nurse. In one of our many conversations she announced that formerly, she was a trained school teacher who had taught for a number of years. I was also reminded by a colleague from St. Kitts-Nevis that many of their past and current officials were teachers. This included the only female on the government team, Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Education Planner and Chief Education Officer.

As a teacher, these experiences ‘shook me to the core’ because they went against a deeply held belief that teaching is not a stepping stone or a springboard to another career. However, as I reflected on my long-held, deeply engrained idealistic notion, I concluded that the action of the ‘teacher-turn-nurse’ and the other highlighted above, may have ‘come of age’ and that they are encouraged by the nature of 21st-century career trends and the nature of teacher education and training.

The nature of 21st-century career trends

What are the trends in 21st-century careers? First, it is an understood fact that a large number of people do not work in the area in which they have their degree. Second, even if one is lucky enough to be employed in the area listed on one’s degree, the average adult will change jobs a number of times over the span of a career. The reasons for doing so are many. However, given these present-day career realities, it seems irrational to insist that teachers generally, and especially those who are unrefreshed, getting bitter and disenchanted, limit themselves to teaching because they are trained teachers. For as we see, limiting oneself to a single job over a period of a lifespan is no longer the norm in 21st-century careers but the exception.

The nature of Teacher Education and Training

The nature of education and training teachers receives and in particular the skills and content knowledge they develop during training are transferable to other jobs. This also helps to encourage the idea that maybe it is time to promote teaching as a springboard to other careers. For example, teachers during training, develop technical, numeracy, communication and social skills which are very desirable in most organizations. Skills and knowledge developed make teachers a good fit for jobs such as:

  • Entry Level Managers
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Sales personnel
  • Human Resource personnel
  • Project Coordinators
  • Event Managers
  • Entry Level Software Developer
  • Social Workers
  • Administrative positions
  • Real estate agent
  • Insurance agent
  • Business services
  • Marketing

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it helps to support the point I am making.

I must point out to those who might object to reason number two for promoting teaching as a springboard or stepping stone to other careers, that this occurrence is not to be construed as an indictment against teacher education and training, but an endorsement of its dynamic nature.

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