Going to college is a big decision. Once a luxury locked mostly to those with wealth and status, higher education has over the years become far more accessible in many parts of the world. Last year (2016) over 20 million people attended colleges in the U.S., and that number is only increasing both in the U.S. and around the world.
But even while so many people are going to college these days, the question remains, should they? After all, a large portion of the workforce include jobs that don’t require a bachelors degree or masters degree. Many careers, especially those involving a trade, don’t even require a high school diploma. And these jobs are i Continue reading
Have you considered going back to school to achieve that degree you always desired? Does the thought of hours of lecturing and homework turn you away? Returning to school can be difficult, especially if you have other responsibilities, such as a full time job or a family. Fortunately, the internet has made obtaining a degree more convenient. With online degree programs, you can get your degree entirely online. Take the field of computer information for example. You can complete much of the required coursework in an internet setting. Online degree programs offer many benefits to the non traditional adult student.
Time management skills
For many adults, the biggest hurdle to obtaining a degree is life responsibilities. Whether you have all of the tasks that come with a ful Continue reading
The post on the neighborhood website was intriguing. It indicated that there were at least three groups of parents of children with special needs who wanted to get together and start a dinner group. The goal of meeting was to provide support and to share information about available area resources.
Although your husband agreed to attend with some hesitation, both of you came away from the evening feeling energized, refreshed, and even happy. You were glad to connect with a group of parents who were facing some of the same struggles that you have. You were especially excited to have met one particular mother who seemed to be a knowledgeable and valuable resource about therapy play groups and other kinds of therapy tools. After an Continue reading
Education is important. Not only is good schooling an important factor, but lifelong education, obtained from multiple sources through multiple experiences, is key in developing further growth. This growth can and should occur both on personal levels and societal levels. But the development of society can only start happening once individuals start taking the necessary steps to broaden their own minds and reach out to help others become aware of the need for continuous education as well.
Studying the world around us for lifelong learning
Almost three quarters of adults think of themselves as lifelong learners, which is a good thing. The moment that you think that you have nothing more to learn is the moment that your ignorance and complacency begin to grow. There is always someth Continue reading
Depending on where you live there might be stronger considerations for why to choose a private school over a public school, but it’s always an option. The benefits of private school for a child of any age include a better chance at getting a good education, as well as moving on to a great college when the time comes. A lot of preschools tend to be private since they usually stand alone in comparison to the K-12 options. But the rest of private schooling can continue with kindergarten and go all the way through the end of high school.
One thing to keep in mind about private school is that the classes tend to be smaller than those at public schools. At public schools, the average is 15.4 students per teacher, but at private schools, that number drops to 12.5 students per teacher. What that means for the st Continue reading
Higher education institutions have stood as one of the pillars of a free and educated society for centuries. While the cost of entry to college has increased in some ways over the years, more and more people young and old are attending college than ever before. It was reported that in 2014 that 21 million people were in college. With so many people focusing on furthering their education, many have begun raising the question of whether or not it’s worth it to attend college and get a degree. What are the benefits and challenges of seeking a higher education?
The first and perhaps largest barrier that faces people considering a college education is how much it costs to attend. Continue reading
High school is a major time of transition for many kids. Everyone wants to socialize and make friends. A great way to make friends and get involved is to join a sports team such as high school basketball. High school basketball challenges kids to work together as a team, overcome obstacles and go for it. Getting kids involved in athletics early in life is a surefire way to make sure they stay active as they grow older, and there are a number of benefits to playing basketball.
First, playing basketball burns calories at a high rate. According to healthfitnessrevolution.com, for each hour of competitive basketball, a 165-pound person can expect t Continue reading
Life is a constant state of growth and learning. By nurturing young minds they can fulfill their potential and explore their passions to make the future a brighter place for us all. Unfortunately, education standards in the United States are dropping as we constantly become outplaced by the school systems of other nations. Many believe that this is due in large part to the way our public school systems are run, often turning out cookie-cutter molded children that all must adhere to an identical curriculum rife with standardized testing. A child’s education is one of the most impactful elements of their development, and thus schooling ought to be a consideration of all parents. Here are some reasons why many parents are instead looking into the top private schools in our nation to give their child a Continue reading
One of the things that people hold as absolutely essential in their lives is finding the right career. Figuring out what to do with your life can be arguably the most important decision that you make during your entire lifetime, as it decides the course that your life would take in later years, and where you will end up professionally over time. Choosing a career is something that must not be done lightly, as there are hundreds of different options that you can choose from according to what you like or enjoy doing and where your skills are located. Choosing a career option that is a little offbeat, or involves the regular exercise of your creative faculties can be really rewarding but in the long run. If you are a creative person who enjoys working to deadlines and churning out one creative and inn Continue reading
Deciding where to send your child to school is an important and personal thing that every parent needs to do. There are a lot of considerations you need to make. There are some real benefits of private school education that you need to consider when you are making this decision.
- The class sizes are much smaller in private schools. Approximately 86% of all private schools have less than 300 students. By having smaller classes, students can get a chance to learn on their own schedule. Students who need some extra help can get it while students who are more advanced can be given the educational encouragement they need. Students do better because they get exactly what they need to perform at their best. Most public schools have a student to teacher ratio of 15.4 to one, while private schools Continue reading