• August 18, 2017 /  Teacher & Students
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    Most of us think that only teachers, politicians, actors and advocates are the people who need to speak in public. This is, however, a mistaken view. All of us need to do public speaking at least once in our life. It can be an elocution competition at school, a presentation in college, a group discussion at the University level, a board meeting in office, a press conference, a corporate get together or a simple family gathering, sometimes or the other we have to face the audience. But to be very honest, almost 70 percent of the population suffers from glossophobia, that is, stage phobia, or the fear of speaking in public. This is where; we need the help of public speaking workshops.

    There are many training institutes that provide public speaking classes to help the general public in developing their speaking skills. These classes offer a friendly and supportive atmosphere for people belonging to different backgrounds to train them in effective public speaking. There is a specially trained public speaking teacher or a public speaking coach who increases your confidence level with his valuable tips on public speaking. There are many institutes that also offer public speaking online class for working people who cannot afford to give time for the offline classes.

    Attending proper public speaking courses or training in public speaking can help to overcome stage fright to a large extent. With increasing use of internet today, there are many websites that offer free public speaking classes and free public speaking exercises. These public speaking exercises have been used by countless number of people who have benefited immensely from these exercises. One of the most hated exercise is to tape yourself, though it produces fast results. People generally do not like listening to themselves or watching themselves on television. But this evaluation gives you the best indication of where you need to focus maximum attention.

    There is also an option to follow public speaking lesson plans that can be used to learn about the process of public speaking and help you to prepare your speeches. These public speaking lessons prepare you to recite tongue twisters and speak improvisationally. Some of these lessons also ask you to sing or hum a song of your choice, not to hone your singing skills of course, but to warm up your throat and your vocal chords instead.

    Sometimes it is not about being scared public speaking but only a want to better yourself. In such cases you need to get the best public speaking advice and some free public speaking tips. These tips and advices will help to steady your nerves and reduce you anxiety before the speech. They will help you to create and deliver the most perfect speech needed on any occasion. On the internet you can get an access to several books, articles and links to websites that offer such courses and tips and sometimes even professionally written speeches for your help.

  • August 18, 2017 /  Home Schooling
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    You’ve done it! You’ve made the choice to homeschool your children. But now what? There are different methods of homeschooling: school-at-home, Charlotte Mason, classical, and unschooling, to name a few. If you unschool are you really homeschooling, or is it something else entirely?

    Unschooling, as it’s often called, is one alternative to public school and even homeschooling. Also known as natural learning, independent learning, or child-led learning, unschooling is an approach that flies in the face of traditional thought when it comes to educating your child. So what exactly is unschooling, and how does it differ from homeschooling?

    The biggest difference between unschooling and homeschooling is in the mindset. Where homeschooling is basically concerned with your child learning what it normally taught in public schools, unschoolers have a completely different way of looking at their children and at life. Unschooling is based on mutual trust between parent and child and in finding what works best for them.

    Homeschoolers might choose to use a specific curriculum as a base for their teaching. Unschoolers, however, may not even use a pre-planned curriculum at all. Unschoolers believe that children learn at all times, and that what they need to learn doesn’t necessarily have to come out of a set curriculum.

    Another term for unschooling is delight-driven. It’s not that a child is given complete freedom from learning; it means that the child is allowed to learn the things that interest them instead of what an institution says they should know. Most often those who unschool learn those things that they will be using in life rather than just what is in a book.

    It may seem to an outsider looking in that an unschooler isn’t actually doing school work at all. In fact, unschoolers believe that living life is the best education a child can get, so they aren’t quite as concerned about what others think. Of course, if you live in a state that has more requirements for homeschoolers, it might seem a little daunting to prove that actual learning is taking place.

    Since homeschooling can take on so many faces, it seems that unschooling fits right in after all. All homeschooling parents want the opportunity for their children to learn in an environment where they are encouraged to grow, develop, and flourish. What better way than to allow your child to learn the things that interest them? In doing so, they’ll pick up the things that traditional education believes they need to know.

  • August 12, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Singapores education system has been described as “world-leading” and was among those picked out for commendation by British education minister, Michael Gove, last year. Perhaps, the governments efforts in providing each child with schooling opportunities are indeed laudable, but still, parents complain of the rigid and competitive nature of this very system. So maybe, the most nerve-wrecking, mind-boggling issue on every Singaporean parents mind is how can my child be one of the best? Surely, the recent implementation of Teach Less, Learn More does nothing to ease this tension, and to study independently seems not to be the nature of our law-abiding kids, whom our Western counterparts tend to dismiss as lacking the inquisitive spirit and/or innovation. But it seems our parents have found an alternative to induce this spirit through intensive tuition.

    H2 Mathematics Tuition and H2 Physics Tuition are two of the most common subjects being sort after by Singapores high school students to be tutored. A Sunday Times poll conducted by the Straits Times found that out of 100 students, 97 students are attending tuition. Singaporean parents are enrolling their children in multiple tuition centers, many willing to pay up to S$3000 a month engaging multiple Top Tutors especially for higher level education, e.g., Junior College and/or higher. With the aim of establishing a robust Science Hub, Singaporean parents see the need for their child to be equipped with the necessary, and hence are willing to pay, regardless the price, for crucial science stream subjects, investing in H2 Mathematics Tuition and H2 Physics Tuition.

    There are parents who prefer to engage Top Tutors for private home tuition, which are especially common for high school students dealing with more complex and difficult subjects. The rates for Top Tutors can range from S$35/hr to S$80/hr depending on the popularity and level of the tutor. Group or class tuition is also increasingly available in Singapore. Not only is it a cheaper alternative, they also feel that their child will benefit and learn more from interacting with others while asking questions during tuition a form of inducing an inquisitive spirit. The class size of a typical H2 Physics Tuition or H2 Mathematics Tuition classes are often small for effective teaching and learning.

    It may be true that many successful people come from well-off family background, and indeed, their parents may have the capital to equip them with the necessary, but how many outlier cases have we heard, where children from working class families still made their way to the top, for instance, 42nd US President Bill Clinton. Perhaps, who makes it out successful and who does not, depends again largely on the individual.

  • August 12, 2017 /  Teacher & Students
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    Nexus Insurance Services, a professional liability insurance broker, just announced that the company has a newly updated website with malpractice insurance resources for medical students. The website now includes information such as how to reduce medical malpractice insurance costs as well as special offers for medical students.
    In fact, this web-resource is already available online and it offers students the ability to purchase a policy and print out a certificate of insurance within 10 minutes.
    “We are pleased to offer these new assets to medical students,” said Kataf. the supervisor of the Student Liability Insurance website. “Its important for students to be informed and educated about their options when it comes to malpractice insurance. We want to be the company that students trust to get access to affordable rates and updated industry information.”
    Malpractice insurance is important for students because it protects them in case of a lawsuit by a patient. In course of studying in the medical field, students are required to carry medical malpractice insurance which will cover legal costs and settlement payouts. The majority of universities in the U.S. will not accept a student unless he/she has an insurance policy.

    “Currently, the high cost of malpractice liability insurance has deterred students from entering the medical field,” said Kataf . “However, our company has relationships with a wide variety of insurance providers which allows us to offer the lowest rates in the industry. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they receive a customized policy at just the right price.”

    About Student Liability Insurance

    Malpractice insurance will help to pay for an attorney, court charges as well as any damages you may have to pay to the other party that sued you. The majority of medical schools in the U.S. do require that you purchase liability insurance if you are accepted into their school. You can either pay for insurance directly to the school if they offer it (few do) or you can buy your own insurance. Keep in mind that medical malpractice lawsuits are expensive, costing hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars. If you do not have this insurance, you are putting your personal finances and career in danger. Just one single lawsuit can end your medical career before it has even really started. You are a student, so we understand that you are on a budget.

    Student Liability Insurance is a professional liability insurance broker that is in charge for medical students, physician assistants, nurses and doctors. The company’s mission is to be a firm that brings real value to clients, builds personal relationships on top of business ones and always conducts itself with sincerity, integrity and fairness. Because of the relationships with many providers, the company is able to shop a client’s application around to get the best rates. Contact Student Liability Insurance for free, no obligation quote for medical students liability insurance quotes, professional malpractice insurance or medical students compensation insurance.

  • August 10, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    Many people who have gone to USMLE courses and taken the exam and failed end up in the USMLE K.O Review Course and, on the first day, they notice they have come to the right place. Imagine a USMLE class where you are in the course with only about 3 or 4 other people and it is designed specifically for you. It is a custom-made course with each individual’s background taken into consideration. Every difficult concept is taught to you and a clinical case presented to you in the USMLE format. It is a one-on-one teaching covering every high-yield USMLE concept. Join this USMLE course by visiting usmleko.com and see how easily you will pass the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.

    Many people leave the USMLE K.O. Review Course with the feeling that they came to the best USMLE prep course . They learn all the difficult USMLE elemental concepts needed for passing the USMLE exams. The USMLE course is structured on a systems basis, and they offer USMLE-like exams every few days. s.

    A review course must offer material that is not voluminous or overwhelming. And this is what the USMLE K.O. Review Program offers. The notes are concise and not overwhelming like you get in other USMLE prep courses. They offer the critically essential elemental concepts that are most likely to be tested on the exam without overwhelming details. This is what their course directors have specialized in – figuring out what is likely to be tested (based on experiences gleaned from many years of doing this) and creating rapid updates of the notes to keep up with emerging scientific discoveries and changes to the general medical landscape.

    Excellent teaching, great results, awesome scores on the USMLE! That is what you get You can also obtain high USMLE scores with the best prep course for the USMLE Step 1 – the USMLE Knock-Out program. The course is restricted to a class size of 5-10 people and they work with each person individually from the time he or she comes in until he/she gets to take the USMLE Step 1. The outstanding results speak volumes.

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  • August 9, 2017 /  Teacher & Students
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    A relationship expert once said that during an argument, there’s usually three sides to every story: his side, her side, and of course, the truth. This is something we must definitely keep in mind as teachers. Many educators (especially professors), have been accused of having the biggest egos this side of Mount Rushmore. One of the quickest ways to burn out in education is to refuse to embrace change. Keep in mind whether we want to admit it or not, life moves and changes constantly.

    Students are constantly exposed to material we once never dreamed existed. Ironically, although students are exposed to more, they typically know less and are less mature than the generations before. However, that does not discredit the fact that students still bring a unique perspective to our classroom; it’s through their eyes that we can become better teachers.

    One useful strategies for maintaining a high level of motivation in the classroom, can come from the Sales industry. Rule #1 in Sales is that in order to bring the customer to where you are (your level of understanding), you must first go to where they are (they’re current level of understanding). In simple terms, you must know your customer (in this case, your student).

    Relating this concept to the education arena, you must simply and clearly define your objectives and what you would like to see happen over the course of a semester (or even a brief interaction) with a student, and then you help your students to do the same. In other words, know where YOU want to go, help them find out where THEY want to go, and then come up with a strategy for both of you to get there. In negotiating terms, they call this a win-win solution. Obviously, this strategy can only work if you value the student, and you believe he or she can make you a better teacher.

    Students aren’t as concerned with the subject matter itself as they were with how the subject matter is being taught. They are more concerned with the Teachers attitude than the answers they are given. This might be a revelation to many eductators

    If you want to become a more productive educator in or outside of the classroom, the key is student input – you must seek it. They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again, but expecting different results. If you listen to and solicit feedback from your students, you won’t have to repeat the mistakes of the past. So value your students and their input; trust me, they hold the keys to your success.

  • August 8, 2017 /  Teacher & Students
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    Students apply for a student credit cards primarily for one purpose to enjoy convenience and ease in their transactions. Today, the concept of quick and easy transactions is now being introduced in schools and colleges in the US through the cashless payment systems.

    If youre not familiar with cashless payment systems, you may be surprised that this mode of payment does not involve cash at all. Students do not need to fall in a long anymore just to wait for their turn to pay. With this new payment system, students simply have their fingerprints scanned and check out with their lunches.

    This new system uses biometric fingerprint scanners to identify and pull up the students account. Afterwards, the amount of purchase will be automatically debited from the students personal account so theres no need to fumble for cash and wait for a change.

    Other schools also use other devices such as credit card readers and bar-code readers just like the ones used in department stores and groceries. As a result, each transaction does not need to take longer than a minute or even just a few seconds.

    According to the May 2007 survey conducted by the School Nutrition Association,- a non-profit group that represents 55,000 school lunch providers in the US, about 62% of 1, 200 nutrition directors reported that theyre already implementing the automated lunch payment system in their schools or a variation of the cashless payment system.

    In the same survey, 4% said they would be implementing the automated lunch system within the next 12 months and almost 11% said they are planning to convert to the new system. Because of the positive response among school administrations and students, automated lunch payment systems are expected to become a part of the industry.

    Automated lunch payments and Students

    What are the advantages of using an automated payment system? For one, this new system hopes to decreases cases of theft among students. Since students wont have to bring cash with them, lost-money incidents can be prevented.

    Students can also enjoy eating their lunch or relaxing during their lunch break instead of spending precious minutes on the lunch line. The new cashless payment system also encourages parents to go online and check out what their kids are eating for lunch.

    By logging in into the students account, a parent can track what his kid bought for lunch, what time he had lunch, and how much the meal cost them. Parents also have the option to transfer funds to their childrens account using through the internet.

  • August 8, 2017 /  Home Schooling
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    Public schools are not always adapted to the needs of every child, which is why many parents are choosing homeschooling instead. Homeschooling may not be as simple as you think. This piece includes key material if you are considering homeschooling.

    Keep crafting materials on hand in your homeschooling area. If you are homeschooling two children, one child can do an independent crafting project while you teach the other his lesson. Encourage your children to be creative and to use the supplies to create something related to the last lesson you went over. It is a great way to learn.rn.

    Homeschooling gives your child many unique benefits that aren’t possible in the typical school setting. However, if you want to make sure that your education is keeping your child in line or ahead of their peers, you may want to take part in the standardized testing your state offers. If your child tests below average, you may want to hire outside help to teach them that subject.

    Educate yourself on homeschooling laws. Homeschooling rules change in different states, so you need to know what you are required to abide by. For example, some states require standardized testing, while other states do not require such testing. Some states force homeschool parents to register as private schools.

    Be sure to be thoroughly prepared prior to embarking on the process of homeschooling. Set a workable schedule and use teaching methods that work for your child’s learning style.

    Older children should be helping younger children at all times. If there are children who are older or who are more advanced in their education, you can let them help the younger kids. You will help the older child build confidence and allow the younger to learn in and different way. They might be able to relate better.

    Plan your family meals well in advance to ease the stress of meal prep during the school day. You can cook in bulk and freeze your meals to serve at a future date. Cooking ahead of time is a good way to remain focused on the lessons of the day. Experiment with different schedules to determine the best course of action.

    Learn what local laws you must follow. Regulations vary from state to state; some require formal registration, while others just require certain testing procedures. Don’t forget to let the school board know your children won’t be attending their schools any longer.

    Get your kids outside! You can use these in a number of ways. Have smaller children collect some leaves. Another teaching opportunity would be identifying different tree species and listing them in a notebook. Older kids might investigate the various species they run across. Allow them to bring a camera so they don’t bother mother nature.

    There are always new things that you can learn, even when you are the teacher. Read more articles and go to workshops and seminars to prepare yourself for homeschooling. This will make sure that your homeschool environment will always be the best for them.

  • August 7, 2017 /  Teacher & Students
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    For college students, November and December are filled with research projects and final exams. For recent graduates, however, these months can be exceptionally stressful, especially if a post-graduation dream job hasnt materialized on schedule. For graduates who left school with debt from student loans, November and December can be a month of reckoning.

    Government-issued federal student loans and many non-federal private student loans grant students a six-month grace period after they leave school before they need to begin making loan payments. For students who graduated in May and June, then, those college loans come up for repayment in November and December.

    And if youre a graduate whos caught up in the current recession and the highest unemployment rate on record for new college graduates, you may be getting your first student loan bill having no idea how youre going to make the payment.

    Just ignoring those student loan bills isnt going to help. Defaulting on a federal student loan is no light matter. The government can step in and garnish your wages, once you get a job, or seize any income tax refunds you may have coming to you in order to put money toward your student loan debt.

    Both federal and private student loans are nearly impossible to discharge in bankruptcy, so your student loan lenders can keep coming after you for payment, even if a judge declares you bankrupt and wipes out your other debts.

    All your student loan accounts appear on your credit report, so your credit rating is also at risk. Repeated late and missed payments on your student loans will drop your credit score, will linger on your credit history for years, and can have a lasting impact on your ability later on to qualify for anything that requires a credit check. You may not be able to get a credit card, take out a car loan or home loan, rent an apartment, or even get a job — more and more employers are conducting credit checks on job candidates as a measure of your responsibility and maturity.

    Clearly, keeping your student loans current needs to be a priority, for the sake of your credit and the health of your financial future. Whether youre a newly minted college graduate or a longtime borrower whos now having some financial troubles, if youre facing student loan payments that you cant afford, here are five ways to get help now.

    1. Contact your student loan lenders. Whether youre approaching the end of your grace period or youre already in repayment, if you know that you dont have the ability to make the payments on your student loans, contact your lenders immediately, explain your situation, and see what they can do to help.

    For your federal student loans, the U.S. Department of Education can grant you additional periods of deferment or forbearance if youre facing financial hardship. With a government-approved deferment or forbearance, your student loan payments are postponed, with no adverse effect on your credit.

  • August 6, 2017 /  Home Schooling
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    Homeschooling can be an expensive choice for parents. There are many expenditures that need to be taken into account and the financial burden can be heavy particularly if only one parent is working.

    However, many families have chosen homeschooling and found the homeschooling experience to be rewarding and fruitful.

    Though homeschooling is expensive, there are some tips that will help you to reduce the cost of homeschooling and help ease your financial problems.

    1. Learning materials

    You can obtain your child’s textbooks and other learning materials easily without necessarily buying them. You can always borrow them from the library. Your local schools may be able to lend them or sell them to you at a cheap price and you can go online and download the educational materials and print it out yourself.

    Visit the homeschooling forums online and just ask where you can ask free or cheap learning materials. You’ll be sure to find some tips.

    2. Educational Field Trips

    Educational trips can mean visits to the local zoo or science center. You can teach your child about animals and plants in your local garden or the local garden community.

    You could teach history by visiting historical sites. You could teach culture by visiting other cultural sites or watching plays etc. All these are usually free or for a cheap price.

    3. Be part of a community

    There should be many local homeschooling communities in your local neighbourhood. By joining these homeschooling communities, you can pool their resources and shared it among the members.

    For example, a homeschooling community can approach the local school and ask for donations for used textbooks, writing materials and other items such as whiteboards, desks and chairs etc.

    Or the homeschooling community can pool their financial resources together and negotiate with a publisher for cheaper prices. Since you have more bargaining power as a community rather than an individual, you stand a greater chance of successfully negotiating a deal with the publisher.

    If you do not have a homeschooling community in your local area, try online homeschooling communities and forums. They offer support and guidance and often free homeschooling resources are available

    I hope I have given you some ideas on how to save money when homeschooling. As long as you are creative, you can find more ways to reduce the cost of homeschooling.