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Kamis, 07 Agustus 2014

5 Pre-K Skills For Your Child To Master This Summer




. Letter Recognition: While this might be more review, being able to recognize all the letters of the alphabet is important for children entering Pre-K. Throughout the summer, we’ll review the recognition of lower case and upper case letters, as well as the sounds associated with them.
. Number Recognition/Early Math skills: We’ll also play many math games this summer to ensure that when my little one enters Pre-K, she will recognize numbers 1 through 20 (and beyond, if we can!). We’ll work on recognizing the number, as well as matching the number with an appropriate quantity.
. Shape/Color Recognition: My kid knows her shapes and colors, but I want her to feel a true mastery over them as she enters Pre-K. This summer, we’ll use common shapes to build 3D models. We’ll memorize the colors and order of the colors of a rainbow, as well as learn what color you can make when you mix other colors together
  . Fine Motor Skills:
My girl is a leftie. So while her teacher last year said that she had inherent leadership, varied mastery of age-appropriate skills and a sincere excitement for learning, we were also told that she needed to work on her fine motor skills. What can I say? I’m right handed. It’s a challenge to teach her by example. During the summer, we’ll craft a lot, improving her handwriting and cutting skills. She loves to express herself, especially through art. I want her to feel capable and empowered when utilizing her fine motor skills. And that takes practice, practice, practice!
. Early Literacy: I was once concerned, but I’m no longer in a rush to have my 4-year-old reading above what is age appropriate. What’s more important is that she loves literature and that it becomes part of her childhood. There are still steps that we can take to improve early literacy, though! This summer, we started to read longer chapter books to work on reading comprehension. She’s also reading simple sight words and practicing to combine letter sounds to create a word.
Preparing our little ones for academic success is an important part of parenting. I’m excited to watch both my children excel and be challenged in their education in hopes that it will translate into success and happiness as adults. Education is fun. I always loved learning! So, even during the summer, I hope that mastering a few Pre-K skills will be fun for my daughter,

4. Fine Motor Skills: My girl is a leftie. So while her teacher last year said that she had inherent leadership, varied mastery of age-appropriate skills and a sincere excitement for learning, we were also told that she needed to work on her fine motor skills. What can I say? I’m right handed. It’s a challenge to teach her by example. During the summer, we’ll craft a lot, improving her handwriting and cutting skills. She loves to express herself, especially through art. I want her to feel capable and empowered when utilizing her fine motor skills. And that takes practice, practice, practice!
5. Early Literacy: I was once concerned, but I’m no longer in a rush to have my 4-year-old reading above what is age appropriate. What’s more important is that she loves literature and that it becomes part of her childhood. There are still steps that we can take to improve early literacy, though! This summer, we started to read longer chapter books to work on reading comprehension. She’s also reading simple sight words and practicing to combine letter sounds to create a word.
Preparing our little ones for academic success is an important part of parenting. I’m excited to watch both my children excel and be challenged in their education in hopes that it will translate into success and happiness as adults. Education is fun. I always loved learning! So, even during the summer, I hope that mastering a few Pre-K skills will be fun for my daughter, too.


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4. Fine Motor Skills: My girl is a leftie. So while her teacher last year said that she had inherent leadership, varied mastery of age-appropriate skills and a sincere excitement for learning, we were also told that she needed to work on her fine motor skills. What can I say? I’m right handed. It’s a challenge to teach her by example. During the summer, we’ll craft a lot, improving her handwriting and cutting skills. She loves to express herself, especially through art. I want her to feel capable and empowered when utilizing her fine motor skills. And that takes practice, practice, practice!
5. Early Literacy: I was once concerned, but I’m no longer in a rush to have my 4-year-old reading above what is age appropriate. What’s more important is that she loves literature and that it becomes part of her childhood. There are still steps that we can take to improve early literacy, though! This summer, we started to read longer chapter books to work on reading comprehension. She’s also reading simple sight words and practicing to combine letter sounds to create a word.
Preparing our little ones for academic success is an important part of parenting. I’m excited to watch both my children excel and be challenged in their education in hopes that it will translate into success and happiness as adults. Education is fun. I always loved learning! So, even during the summer, I hope that mastering a few Pre-K skills will be fun for my daughter, too.


Read more : http://www.ehow.com/ehow-mom/blog/5-pre-k-skills-for-your-child-to-master-this-summer/

Sabtu, 23 November 2013

The Evolution From Junior School to Senior School Can Be a Tough One

The evolution from junior school to senior school can be a tough one: the sanctuary of one class teacher is replaced by associate array of subject specialists; a bigger diversity of subjects are introduced to the curriculum; testing and assessment are likely to be more explicit and frequent'; students need to navigate from the schoolroom to the schoolroom between lessons; students are likely to be very little fish in a much bigger pond and the vigilant eye of the form teacher is swapped for a collection of tutors and Year Heads.
Quality education helps in making a bright future for individuals and nations alike. A child future depends plenty upon the kind of education he or she receives in eleventh and twelfth. The school plays a vital role in this aspect. While understanding the senior secondary education of different schools we have a tendency to stumble upon two world class school set in gorgon which follow metric system of education.
GEMS International School (GIS) - a school that promotes sound values, self-discipline, motivation and excellence with handily set branches at Palm Via & South City in Grogan offers simply this and far more!
GEMS Education is a world education company that owns and operates high performing schools. It additionally offers to consult services to each the general public and personal sectors. For 50 years, GEMS Education has provided high category education to many thousands of youngsters round the world. The GEMS Education school model is exclusive within the world as a result it offers an in dept vary of the programmed across an assortment of teaching fees making private education handier to the broader society. GEMS Education also supports Governments€™ education transformation program by working with Ministries of Education to raise school performance and advance the standards and skill in government schools across the globe.
The core curriculum subjects of math, English and sciences is joined by a myriad of subjects including native language, physical education & sociology, humanities (history, geography, RE) plus economics, accountancy and business studies.
GEMS schools have displayed that scholastic performance is key because academic qualifications are the passport to accessing a good university, but actions have led all to believe a values-based education is of equivalent significance. GEMS values-driven education is articulated through their four core values which are woven into every curriculum offered by GEMS Schools and are at the core of their DNA. These values are not figurative; all GEM Sites live and breathe them. The values are:
World Citizenship
Universal Values
Leadership
Forward Thinking
Through these values self-determining learning, empowering students to take on responsibility is encouraged. Students become skilled at to commemorate variety in strength of mind of thoughtful and acceptance and build up an optimistic regard and consciousness of other people. GEMS educational programmed will help students to become supple thinkers who are able to question offered philosophy, acclimatize and ingeniously meet the demands.

Home School Education - Advantages and Disadvantages

Why Parents Choose a Home School Education

An increasing number of children today are receiving a home school education. The reasons for making the choice to home school their kids varies from family to family but there are three main reasons why parents are removing their children from the public school system and giving them a home school education.

The first reason is that the public education system in the United States is struggling to provide a proper education for the nation's children with out of date text books, run down school buildings and inadequate equipment. Provision of a home school education enables the parents to have control over the quality of the educational materials used by their children and the general conditions in which they are educated.

The second reason is that parents wish to assume more control over the influences their children will be exposed to. This is often on the basis of religious grounds but, very often, it is simply because a home school education will ensure the child learns the values upheld by the family and is taught from an early age what behavior is appropriate. Unfortunately, many public schools have a poor reputation for instilling good discipline in students. This often results in badly behaved children disrupting lessons and preventing their peers from getting the full benefit of classes. Discipline and the upholding of proper standards of behavior is an important part of a home school education.

The third reason many parents choose to give their children a home school education is fear for their safety. Violence is on the increase everywhere and the public school system has not escaped this trend. Violence in the public education system is getting worse and the individual acts of violence are more serious. Since the shocking events at Columbine High School there have been further tragedies involving firearms where teachers and students have been injured or killed. A home school education ensures the safety of children who would otherwise be seriously at risk of harm.

The Disadvantages of Opting For Homeschooling

Providing a home school education is not simply a matter of parental choice. In most cases the state education board of the state in which the family resides will have to approve a decision to give a child a home school education. The person taking on the responsibility of homeschooling must be certified to be a home teacher, the curriculum must follow the state curriculum, and the text books and other educational materials to be used must be approved by the state. Although this might seen like undue interference in what is a matter of personal choice, the state has a responsibility to ensure that all children receive an adequate standard of education and checks will be made to ensure that any child being kept away from public school is being properly educated.

A home school education might mean that a child is deprived of certain opportunities which would have been available within the public school system. There could be difficulties in providing facilities for athletic children to realize their potential. Musically talented children could be similarly disadvantaged. In some states there is provision for children receiving a home school education to take part in amenities such as being able to attend sports lessons and join after-school clubs. However, the level of assistance provided to homeschooling parents is not uniform and varies a lot from state to state.

The final potential disadvantage to affect children receiving a home school education is that they will not develop the social skills which will be important as they grow up. Social interaction with their peers and with adults outside the family is essential if a child is going to grow up with a properly balance personality and a reasonable level of social skills. These developmental issues can be fairly easily overcome if the child lives in a state where homeschooling parents are given support and the child receiving a home school education is accepted into classes and extra-curricular activities.

The decision to keep a child out of the public education system is not one any parent would make lightly and any weighing up of the pros and cons must take into account the level of support the state will provide. However, if the public school system continues to deteriorate, the number of children receiving a home school education is bound to increase.

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Kamis, 07 November 2013

Education in Theory and Perspective

What is the meaning of education?
Webster defines education as the process of educating or teaching. Educate is further defined as "to develop the knowledge, skill, or character of..." Thus, from these definitions, we might assume that the purpose of education is to develop the knowledge, skill, or character of students.
It is also defined in Oxford that education is the knowledge, abilities, and the development of character and mental powers that are resulted from intellectual, moral, and physical trainings. So, it can be said that someone who already got education will have additional knowledge, abilities and change in character and mental power.
While in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, it is stated that:
Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, positive judgment and well-developed wisdom. Education has as one of its fundamental aspects the imparting of culture from generation to generation (see socialization). Education means 'to draw out', facilitating realization of self-potential and latent talents of an individual. It is an application of pedagogy, a body of theoretical and applied research relating to teaching and learning and draws on many disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, computer science, linguistics, neuro-science, sociology and anthropology.
From the quotation above, it is assumed that education does not merely transfer knowledge or skill, but more specifically it trains people to have positive judgment and well-developed wisdom, better characters and mental powers. Through education, someone will be able to search through their natural talent and self-potential, empower them and finally will result in gaining their self-esteem and better life.
The history of education according to Dieter Lenzen, president of the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin 1994 "began either millions of years ago or at the end of 1770". Education as a science cannot be separated from the educational traditions that existed before. Education was the natural response of early civilizations to the struggle of surviving and thriving as a culture. Adults trained the young of their society in the knowledge and skills they would need to master and eventually pass on.
The education of an individual human begins since he was born and continues throughout his life. Even, some people believe that education begins even before birth, as evidenced by some parents' playing music or reading to the baby in the womb to hope it will influence the child's development. For some, the struggles and triumphs of daily life provide far more instruction than does formal. Family members may have a profound educational effect - often more profound than they realize - though family teaching may function very informally.
Education: the purpose, function and in practice
Theorists have made a distinction between the purpose of education and the functions of education. A purpose is the fundamental goal of the process-an end to be achieved, while Functions are other outcomes that may occur as a natural result of the process- byproducts or consequences of schooling. To elaborate these terms, it can be seen in reality that some teachers believe that the transfer of knowledge from teacher to students is the main purpose of education, while the transfer of knowledge from school to the real world or the application of what has been transferred is something that happens naturally as a consequence of possessing that knowledge; it is called a function of education.
Here are some quotations taking from The Meaning of Education:
"The only purpose of education is to teach a student how to live his life-by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality. The training he needs is theoretical, i.e., conceptual. He has to be taught to think, to understand, to integrate, to prove. He has to be taught the essentials of the knowledge discovered in the past-and he has to be equipped to acquire further knowledge by his own effort" ~Ayn Rand
"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think-rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men." ~Bill Beattie
From the above information it can be said that the purpose of education is to prepare the students to be able to face their life by facilitating them to develop their mind and equip them with "hard skill" and "soft skill" to deal with reality. As the result of this education, they themselves will be able to think, to understand, to integrate and to prove their ability.
Talking about the purpose of education, there are some overviews about it. There are different outlooks between autocratic and democratic regarding education. It is quite clear that each type of world outlook demands its consistent type of education. The autocratic wants the education in the purpose of making docile followers. So, that is why they prefer a type of education whose purpose is to build docility and obedience. In the other hand, Democracy is different from them. Democracy wishes all people to be able and willing to judge wisely for themselves. The democratic will seek a type of education whose purpose is to build responsible, thinking, public-spirited citizenship in all people.
This is also different for the authoritarian society. For them, it is just enough for the leaders to know what they want without thinking about what their people want. It is quite in contrary to what a democratic society wants. For the democracy society, the leaders and the most important - the large majority of the people must see clearly the aims/purpose of the type of education they have. In other words, in a democracy it is essential that the leaders and people have clear philosophy of life and a clear philosophy of education.

Jumat, 01 November 2013

Physical Education in Our Schools

Physical Education is a vital part of our public education system. It is a key to improving a child's confidence, brain power and long-term health. One of the major goals of physical education is to prepare students to be active and healthy for a lifetime. Physical education should be an integral part of the total education of every child in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Recognizing the importance of physical education at a young age promotes healthy habits throughout life. As modern life becomes more sedentary and specialized, particularly for those who live in cities, the importance of physical education increases. It is important that children understand the importance of Physical Education and good health in their lifestyle. Schools should also recognize the importance of physical education.

One significant area of concern is the decrease in the physical activity of youth and of physical education in schools. The need for more physical education in schools is increasingly obvious to parents and healthcare professionals as well as professional educators. This is a great first step in elevating the role of physical education in schools.

Teaching physical education and play are as crucial to a child's development as any academic endeavor. Teaching physical education majors study the effects of physical activity on the body and mind, especially in the development of young people.

Physical education is a supremely important component of a child's development. Physical Education is an important aspect of a total education. Again one of the major goals of physical education is to prepare students to be active and healthy for a lifetime. Physical education is key to improving a child's confidence, brain power and long-term health. The aim of physical education is to establish a culture of health and fitness, which is for the benefit of society. Quality physical education should be provided to all students as an integral part of K-12 education.

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Kamis, 24 Oktober 2013

Dreams Will Come True-Just Walk The Path Of Education

Indorse is the largest city of the state of Mandy Pradesh and is located in the Indorse district. The city is also known as the mini Mumbai and the city is one of the richest cities of the Central India. The city is a harmonious city where one could find people from different background, culture and tradition living in harmony and peace. It would not be wrong to say that the city is the epicenter of the state of Mandy Pradesh in the field of commerce as the city has many small, medium and large level manufacturing and trade firms and companies. The city has manufacturing companies in different domains of automobile, pharmaceutical, software, retail, textile and real estate. As the city is hub to Number of companies, so the job opportunities have increased and people are also attracted to this part of the country.

The city is no way lagging behind in the field of education as the city has a good count of schools, colleges and universities for the students of the city and other students who relocate to this place for education. Schools here are BSE and ICS affiliated and run either by government or by some private body or organization. Indorse is the only city of the country where you will find both, the IM and the IT.

If you are searching for some good schools here, than let us tell you that the city has all types of schools present that is kindergartens, nurseries, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools. You could even enroll for public schools, world schools and the international schools here. Most of the schools of the city have maintained their websites which easily provides you with all the information that you need regarding enrollment, admission and fee submission. As the schools are modern schools of today¢EUR(TM)s India so the amenities and technologies present in the school are of ace quality and of today¢EUR(TM)s time.

The city of Indorse has a number of nursery schools which provide education to the toddlers, who are for the first time enrolled for the academic education. The nursery schools in the city have a home like environment and stress free academic program. The nurseries of this city have well designed classrooms which are specially designed for the small kids which are not only spacious but are also painted with vibrant colors for giving an interesting impact on the students. These nurseries also have toy room to provide a fun filled playing zone. Students are also provided different rooms for various activities which include dancing and singing classes. To keep the school environment safe and secure for the small kids the schools have better and advanced security equipment. The schools here also provide transport facility. Many of the nursery schools are also day boarding schools which includes mid day meal facility. Just like the nurseries, other school types like the public and the international schools are also well equipped and facilitated to impart best education and world level amenities.

Selasa, 22 Oktober 2013

The Impact of the Environment in Learning at the New Plainfield Preschool

How much does the environment factor into the learning environment for children? First, it certainly depends on the age of the child. The younger they are, the more important their environment becomes. However, as far as the new KLAN Plainfield preschool is concerned, the environment is one of the keys to a successful education experience.
The philosophy upon which the KLAN Schools is founded is the Reggie approach in which the environment is sometimes referred to as the AA€˜third teacher.├ó€™ How much do children learn from the environment around them? A better question may be, AA€˜How much does the environment influence learning?AA€™

In order to answer this question, IA€™s crucial to first understand the environment that EA€™re referring to. Throughout the country, the term AA€˜environment€™ can mean a number of different things. For some, it could be the air and trees and lawns and the health factors that they influence. For others, it could be the global environment or a positive or negative learning experience.
For KLAN Schools, the environment refers to the entire atmosphere and physical surrounding for the children. It encompasses the manner in which the classrooms are set up, the way in which the teachers approach and help students learn, and the different rooms and play areas that are developed to encourage students to explore the world around them

Exploration is the Key to Growth

The moment a baby is born, his or her brain begins to develop. Neural pathways are formed and as their eyes strengthen and their senses develop, they begin to absorb the world around them. If you have ever watched an infant lying down, but awake, you will most likely have noticed their eyes traveling around the room, focusing on different objects at different times. They are immersed in new experiences.
While adults tend to take most things for granted, for children, many things are brand new and it is through their environment that they gain the most nourishment for their mind.

An environment that neither interests or stimulates them will be one that is not overly effective at helping them grow and learn. KLAN Schools has found through research studies that the environment truly does influence learning to an exponential degree. That€™s why they rely on innovative classroom layouts, avoid roll call and assigned seats, have developed a piazza, an atelier, and a natural playground, and much more so that children can explore the world around them in the most effective manner possible.

Teachers are as much students as the children in the Plainfield preschool. Teachers observe what each child does, what they focus on as an interest to him or her, and guide them individually through the process of learning. This is counter to the more traditional teaching methods used throughout the U.S. where teachers provide the same lessons to students at the same time. What benefit does a 4-year old child born in December gain from being exposed to the same lessons as a 4-year born in January? One is nearly a year younger and will learn differently than the other.

At KLAN Schools, environment truly is the third teacher and they have built a solid foundation for students to learn and grow.