Three Reasons to Join the Youth Leadership Program

Three Reasons to Join the Youth Leadership Program

If you are a parent of a student who was invited to participate in a youth leadership program during the summer (or you yourself are an invited student), you should definitely give this opportunity some serious consideration. Whether you are interested in a summer high school medical program to prepare for a potential medical school, or you want to do another type of program, this educational assignment can have several great benefits. Here are some of the benefits that you or your high school students can enjoy.

1) You / Your Child Get Exposure in Higher Education

Although secondary schools try to prepare students for college by placing them in accelerated courses and offering community services / extracurricular activities to improve transcripts, not much this school can do to expose students to real campus life. Although adjusting to college can be surprising for some new students, this does not apply to students who attend the youth summer school leadership.

School atmospheres are where these programs are held-college campuses, in particular. This can give participants the chance to explore a particular campus to see if they like it, spend some time test-driving dorm living, and much more. If the student feels comfortable on campus during a summer program, he or she may feel more confident once the time comes to actually take the leap and go away for school long term.

2) Learn Skills That Regular Classrooms Don’t Stress

Even more importantly, the skills that teens can learn during selective summer programs are useful and necessary for success in life. These skills can include problem solving and critical thinking, social skills like cooperation and effective communication, leadership, and more. By being challenged with a variety of different personalities, including teachers and other students, as well as a myriad of learning-based tasks …

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School Leadership Training and Key to Kingdom

School Leadership Training and Key to Kingdom

It is not uncommon for school leaders to be sabotaged by parents, students, teachers and board members. In fact, it is inevitable if someone really leads. People in the school community sabotage their leaders for a variety of reasons, from the small to the serious. Sabotage by Board members or Board members is the most dangerous sabotage for all school leaders.

Speaking of shortsightedness

I once jokingly suggested in a board meeting during Fannie Mae’s financial crisis that we should consider getting some accounting advice from Fannie Mae. I think our Treasurer, an employee of Fannie Mae, will accept my comments in jokes that are well addressed. God knows, the conversation needs to be lightened up a bit. Sadly, he felt offended and would not accept my apologies. In the following months, he sabotaged my leadership, Finance Committee meetings, and Board decisions with devastating results for the school and education of our students.

As I reflect on that period of time and the destructive behavior of my Treasurer, I realize that I or my Council Speaker must take action to overcome sabotage. In fact, we must work together collaboratively to stop it immediately.

Frankly, I just don’t know what to do

The situation is very complex. Politics on the board is brutal. I feel that I cannot discuss it with my Council Speaker, given the close relationship between him and the Treasurer. Basically, a rogue board member acts with impunity because of his personal relationship with the Chairperson of the Board.

Hindsight is better than foresight.

I realize now that I can take constructive action to overcome sabotage. Actually, the knowledge and ability to take the necessary actions is within me. I can’t access it. I don’t need someone to teach, train or advise me. I need someone to talk …

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Graduate Scholarships For Your Further Education

Graduate Scholarships For Your Further Education

Graduate scholarships are more often available when compared to undergraduate scholarships. If you are willing to undertake higher studies like becoming a teacher or nursing then you got to rely on fellowships and assistantships. In this growing economy not all scholarships are able to cope up with the day to day expenses of a student but there are employers (if you are employed) and many other scholarship providers who are ready to give a helping hand. Many of them offer 100% coverage to the studies; the most common criteria put across by employers are to hang around with the company until the studies are completed, now that a good thought.

To avoid adding to your existing undergraduate student loan you just need to sharpen your research techniques and look for beneficial graduate scholarships whose target audience is just graduate students. One can also carry out free grant search as many of the scholarship programs are made available to both graduates and undergraduates.

Colleges are now aware that graduation is expensive, but against the expense there are many openings. To list a few; Manchester College gives those students a chance who have failed to get a suitable job within the first 6 months of their graduation and offers them free coursework for one year. Also St. John’s University caters to laid off graduates to complete the graduation at half the price so a 50% discount. So there are universities who want their students to be educated by providing those means and facility to get a certification, awarding graduate scholarships and heavy discounts.

Many options are available if you are planning to choose teaching or nursing, however many other education sectors also have numerous options you research hard enough. Again to back this up let us talk about The North American Interfraternal …

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Furthering Your Education in Lecturer Jobs

Furthering Your Education in Lecturer Jobs

Lecturers that take further advancement to become a good lecturer teach students all that they need to know as a beginner all the way up to advancement courses. After becoming advanced in the subject if the student chooses so, he or she can get a vocational qualification. Having a vocational qualification can prepare a student for when they are working out in the field. They can increase their knowledge so that they will have a better chance at getting a great job.

Those that decide to take their lecturing experience and education normally exceed to the next level and have dealt with post 16. As an advanced lecturer, teaching can start with students between the ages of 14 up to 19 years old. The more practice that the lecturer has as far as teaching, the more they can improve on techniques and better help the students to understand what lesson that they are teaching. Since all students of different age levels learn at a different pace the lecturer will always have to adjust the speed at which they teach. Older students might have more of tendency to learn a little bit faster with less information.

There are certain responsibilities that a lecturer must fulfill in order to do his/her job according to regulations of the field. Here are some things that a lecturer will responsible for doing in the field of lecturing:

– Planning lesson plans in advance.- Teaching various different subjects during different shifts of the day.- Being able to teach variety of ages and different people with different backgrounds.- Studying new topics and courses to increase the knowledge of different subjects. (Searching online would help with learning and enhancing skills on new and current courses).- Being able to keep track of students’ progress with his/her work and judging …

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The Most Amazing School on Earth!

The Most Amazing School on Earth!

Last year I came across CNN press release featured in YouTube that blew me away. It was about the Green School in Bali. The School opened its doors to the public in September, 2008 and since then has made headlines on TIME Magazine, ABC News, Conde Nast and various other news and lifestyle magazines.

“Green School is the most amazing school on earth” is what you read on the first paragraph of the school’s website. Indeed it does give that impression. Tucked away in the rainforest of Ubud, Bali, the school is built almost entirely from bamboo and was founded by sustainable designers, John and CynthiHardy. The central building (Heart of School), is one of the largest bamboo structures in the world and has been created by master architects, designers, craftsmen and builders, landscape designers and gardeners using blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional materials and methods. It is simply stunning. The eight-hectare campus is divided by the Ayung River while beautiful bamboo bridge allows easy access across the river and provides spectacular views of the Ayung valley.

Students come from all over the world and some families have even relocated to Bali just for their kids to attend the school. Although school fees are rather steep, 20% of the students are local Balinese kids funded by scholarships from generous donors allowing them to benefit from an international education.

Green School is Steiner influenced, so it is focused on holistic education and learning by doing. Its general curriculum consists of the essential subjects of English, Mathematics and Science with focus on Green Studies and Creative Arts. Some of the things that students do during normal school day is to plant their own pizzgarden, participate in yogand martial arts, learn about carbon footprint analysis and study local snakes and lizards amidst …

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