How to Teach Early Child Effectively

Mar 12, 17 How to Teach Early Child Effectively

How to teach early child is definitely not the same as teaching adults. There are many things come as consideration before starting a teaching and learning process. Being a teacher for early children means you need to be ready for every following consequence. It is all about being a guide for new learners who just started their journey of life. Being a guide requires you to walk beside them instead of in front. A good guide should also be able to keep them from harm, in this case, to keep them from taking wrong path. Those early children are gaining new experience. It means you need to let them explore as many things as possible, but being aware of their safety is a must.

Listening is the first important thing of how to teach early childhood. It actually applies in any age, but early children need to be listened more. Capability in interpreting their actions and words help the teacher to know what they want. Listening to the children carefully is also effective to optimize their development. Communication also matters when you are teaching kids. Communication is not merely between you and your students but also with their parents and other supportive staffs. Being able to share experience and telling about kids’ development is important, too.

When it comes to teaching and learning process in a classroom, various management skills are required. Teacher should be able to maintain the class with moody children. It is not that easy to maintain their focus and attention. However, you hold the key of the class, which is why it is your responsibility to keep it runs. To support learning activities can be done in several ways. Being a facilitator, listener and friend makes your classroom fun and cheerful. That is how to teach early childhood and be a good early childhood teacher.

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Homeschooling Curriculum for Elementary School

Jan 21, 17 Homeschooling Curriculum for Elementary School

Many parents start to teach their children at school for better education. They have strong reason to do such matter because they see something appropriate in public school. To handle their needs, homeschooling curriculum is available with more flexible course. Basically, curriculum will cover basic knowledge in specific level. Majority of homeschooling is elementary level. Actually, parents are able to create their own curriculum after having the guideline and reference. Elementary level is not difficult.

  • Arts and literature

Home schooling turns into popularity due to flexible course. If your children are good in literature, give them something to read. The good news is parent do not limit what they read as long as it is appropriate. Literature and arts are very interesting to explore. Elementary students find difficulty in this subject because teacher only focuses to the material, not personal approach. Homeschooling curriculum in this section consists of children literature, folktale, and folk song. You may add history lesson.

  • Math and science

World is full of number and code. In homeschooling curriculum, math and science fields are important. Of course, you cannot force children to understand calculus. Basic math is enough to make them through the rest of the day. Math curriculum consists of numbers, arithmetic operation, and real life implementation. Math will go side by side with science. You should teach children about natural stuffs such as rain, water, air, wind, rainbow, river, etc. Your children might take more interest in learning about animal and plants.

  • Moral and social

Having homeschooling does not mean lack of social ability. You and your children can visit the place with social event. In this lesson, children learn directly from source. As parent, you give guidance to help them understand what’s really going on. You may engage them in conversation about moral and social stuff. Homeschooling has community to share experience and methods. You can bring children in social gathering and let them interact with others. The advantage is physical, verbal, or mental bullying. Moreover, parents are able to control gadget usage in children and filter the content.

  • Finance and economic

Besides math, children need to get proper knowledge in finance and economic. As parent, you cannot protect them every time, particularly when they reach adolescence phase. With proper finance lesson, children can understand why saving is important, how to manage consumption, control expense, and find another income. Money runs the world. This is words that cannot be denied. Of course, finance and economic will go side by side with moral. Homeschooling curriculum in this part is about production, consumption, bank, interest, profit, loan, and loss. Use simple explanation when teaching them to understand the concept easily.

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Understanding Children’s Learning Disability Characteristics

Jan 01, 17 Understanding Children’s Learning Disability Characteristics

The characteristics of learning problems are such like the symptoms showing rather different conditions than the normal will be. In understanding learning disability characteristics, it depends on the types of learning disability which are in correlation with the problems in speaking, listening, reading, writing, memorizing, reasoning, or even in perceiving audio visual information. It is assumed that the conceptual and perceptual problems underlie as the reasons children have learning disorder.

First is about learning disability characteristics in reading capability. The common symptoms or characteristics occur in reading disability are slower reading rate, less skills in decoding, less fluent reading, difficult to comprehend or retention of reading materials, and difficult in identifying the ideas in text. Moreover, they are also shows that the difficulties in creating the ideas, in integrating the new ideas with the previous ideas, in mastering vocabularies, in focusing the attention or instruction, and in controlling the eye movement.

Second is about learning disability characteristics in writing. Many students who have problems in writing skills show their difficultness in writing fluently, composing the grammar completely, arranging the written information, and copying the information from the reading materials. Other symptoms like poor in alignment, handwriting, and proofreading also indicates writing disability. Moreover, when the children tend to speak instead of to write, it may come as writing skill problem also.

In mathematic skill disorder, children may show the characteristics like difficult to memorize tables of multiplication, difficult in identifying factors or multiples, rather difficult to interpret mathematical concepts and relevant information through mathematics. Then, they tend to have poor visual perception toward spatial ability, inability of overcoming the mathematical problems, and then inability in comprehending complex calculation.

For whom who have memory and reasoning skills disorder, they usually shows the characteristics like difficult in memorizing or storing and retrieving information and less capable in holding information for sooner use. Then, they also seem difficult in overcoming the cases which are not familiar with them. Also, they are less capable in drawing the conclusion of the certain information.

Then, for the learning disability characteristics of spoken language skills, children usually seem having inability in distinguishing sound, having the difficulty to articulate or deliver their ideas in spoken, and having inability to pronounce the word fluently and to blend the sounds to build words. Also, they tend to get slower in responding or in listening the set of directions and cannot retell the details of information correctly.

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Glass Marker Board

Dec 07, 16 Glass Marker Board

If you home school your children, most likely there are materials and tools in your home that are found in classrooms. One item in particular is a chalkboard, which every teacher finds useful.

Today, the chalkboard has been modernized with other styles including a glass marker board. Fortunately, there are other uses for this in your home that keeps your household as organized as your children’s school day.

Family dynamics require lots of communication and organization. The design of this type of board adds striking style to wherever you decide to hang it. Here are a few uses to consider when the board is not being used for school lessons.

Dinner Menu

 

How often in one day do you hear the same question: What is for dinner? If you know in advance and are tired of answering, you can use the board to write out the dinner menu. Perhaps you could also leave a note on the board asking someone to pickup an item from the grocery store.

List for Groceries

Speaking of groceries, if you install one of these boards near the kitchen, it can become a convenient place to make a grocery list. How many times are you in the kitchen and realize either something is gone or you are about to run out of a certain item? By the time you are able to write out your grocery list, you may forget to add that particular item.

Having the board near the kitchen is one helpful way to make sure you remember when it is time to go grocery shopping. You can make this a team effort. Whenever someone in the family notices something is running low, they can add it to the list, too.

List of Chores

Another way to keep the family involved is to use the board to list everyone’s chores. Until there is a world where you no longer have to ask others to help around the house, make good use of this board. This way, you are not constantly reminding your children and spouse of what they need to do to contribute.

Make sure the board is in a high traffic area like the kitchen or hallway so everyone is reminded every time they walk by. Get the kids more involved by having them write a check mark once their share of the workload is done.

This brief list should get you started in making full use of the board. As a functional and safe product, everyone can be motivated to do more around the house.

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Why Does College Matter So Much to Parents?

I know dozens of stories when children go to college under the parental pressure but eventually drop out and choose a completely different life.

What do these parents think about when they try to make decisions instead of their kids? What motivates them when they force children to choose certain professions or follow their footsteps? Let’s have a look at the most popular reasons why your moms and dads want you to graduate from college.

  1. All Parents Love Showing Off

Parents adore bragging about their children’s achievements. It starts when you are an infant and your mother shows off your first tooth and tells everyone about your first attempts to sit down, get on your feet, and speak. The older you get, the bigger is the desire to brag. Parents show off your intelligence and character qualities, success at school and achievements in sports, choice of occupation, and a diploma. They feel that your success influences their reputation. They can be called excellent parents only if you are a “golden” child. And there is no more effective proof of your knowledge than the university degree. Actually, having such parents is a blessing. They support all your activities. If you want to play a musical instrument, they will buy it, and if you want to use any college paper writing service, they will pay for it as well.

  1. College Is Like a Road into Adulthood

It may sound strange, but some parents think of college as the end of their parental duties. They are convinced that as soon as their children set feet in the university, they are adults. If you live with such parents, they will be happy to make you a part of the student world as soon as possible. After you go, they will relax and live just for themselves. Plus, they won’t have to fully support you financially and will be able to use your room.

I don’t want to say that such parents don’t worry about their children. As any typical parents, they get stressed about kids’ health, eating habits, social life, etc. However, they think about all these issues as an inseparable part of adult life.

  1. Parents Know Better

Awkwardly, there are many people convinced that children cannot always make the right choices and that parents know better. There are parents who have a constant tendency of interfering with the personal lives of their children even when they are grownups. These parents don’t allow their youngsters to become self-established personalities. They see diplomas as a way to secure highly paid jobs and successful future for their kids. That is why they often ignore opinions of their children. Their behavior is the result of mistrust of children’s choices.

  1. Parents Have a Responsibility to Provide Higher Education for Their Children

There is a natural desire to raise a personality. Someone who will understand not only the basic concepts of honesty and dishonesty but who has an urge for knowledge and an ability to communicate with people. My parents had the same desire. However, they both have graduated college. That is why they never, not for a moment, doubted that higher education was what I and my sister needed. Mom and dad believed that providing education is one of the parents’ duties. Such parents are a little bit old school, but their motives come from love.

  1. What Would People Say?

How? Why did you drop out?! Have something bad happened? Why did you have to go?
These questions follow me wherever I go and whenever I say I am not in college. Unfortunately, many parents are still guided by social opinion. If society acknowledges college graduates as successful people, your parents will do their utmost to make you a part of this social class. However, times have changed. Today, college dropouts like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg build profitable businesses and college graduates work 9 to 5 for no more than $55,000 per year. I give this example to my parents whenever they start complaining about my education.

As you can see, there are many reasons why your parents may want you to go to college. However, the main decision is yours, so don’t let anyone put pressure on you.

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