Friday, March 23, 2012

Numeracy: Easing Mathematics for Kids

Children, when taught with fun and games, find things easy to learn. They take interest in learning, if it is complemented with entertainment. If there arrives something boring, it allows them to wander their minds. The idea of 'play and learn' allows a rapid brain development at an early age. 5-10 years of age is one, when a kid can grasp a lot of things which he finds attractive and interesting and store in his memory. So it is this time that should be utilized mostly in making them learn continuously.
Some children find it difficult to grasp the mathematical concepts and formulas and deal with mathematical calculations. For this, the parents and teachers must avail them with resources that introduce them with basic concepts and tricks. These resources can be a kind of puzzle, toy or game that would enhance his numeracy power. The sensory toys of this type are good source of increasing numerical abilities of children, such as sorting, counting and subtracting. This will develop their confidence with numbers. They can then, easily deal with measures as well.
Numeracy involves representation of data in the form of diagrams, charts, graphs and tables and learning calculation skills using them. Some class room activities help children in understanding this ability. Some of them are, singing rhyming songs and poems that contain all necessary knowledge and information in an interesting style, sorting colorful pencils, recognizing and learning colors and shapes, sequencing numbers in order, classifying fruits and vegetables according to colors and sizes and playing with activity cards.
Learning mathematics through numeracy is very interesting and easy. It has two parts. First one is using it in daily life, while second one is to think, solve and practice the problem. As far as, teaching a child is concerned, he should be taught with everyday examples. Parents should make them understand the importance and use of the subject in day-to-day life. They should relate things with calculations and sorting, so as to make it easy and interesting for their child. Some of these activities can be, measuring the child's height and showing him his growth, taking them to vendors and showing the weighing and pricing activities, making them learn how measure time in clock or temperature in an oven. Once he gets used to this environment, he will start applying the concepts in his everyday life, which will not only make him think and solve but also practice. Practical application of any knowledge is important to get expertise in it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

History, Physics and Science, Oh My!

These days there is a lot more emphasis on getting a degree you enjoy over one that may be more lucrative in the end. For some of us, that can be challenging, since we have rather tastes. That being said, here are some ideas.
Physics - Love math and science? Are you fascinated by gravitational fields and subatomic particles? Does dark matter, matter to you? If so, you should consider studying physics. Granted, this is no cake walk, but for you science people, you might just love it. You will be dealing with ideas and concepts that would make Einstein's hair turn even whiter. Just remember, a super collider is not what happens when you meet a member of the opposite gender.
Astronomy - Space, the final frontier, for you to study. Want to discover things to make the above physicists lives difficult? If a date with a telescope sounds like fun, this could be your calling. Once again, this no easy stroll through the astral park, ever plot a star chart? I have and it is not easy. You might not want to ever see a star again, on the flip side though, you might not be able to get enough.
Math - Do I even have to say it? Math is the universal love language of geeks. So many geeks seem to love this subject for some reason. Still good mathematicians are hard to find, and even harder to find are good math teachers. That being said, if you are more like me, then try...
History - It is true that not all history is nerdy, but if all you study is Medieval Europe or Feudal Japan, then it sure as heck is. If Medieval times sounds like your idea of a hot date, this is probably for you. Really though, is there anything cooler then learning about ancient armor, weapons and battles? Yes, it is called reenacting them. If this is you, the history is you answer to the future.
Literature - If history is Spock, then literature is Captain Kirk, they go hand in hand. Bookworms form their own subgenre of nerds and once again, while not all books are nerdy, if you have read King Arthur or Lord of the Rings more than one, it's time to face reality. You have probably even done some writing yourself. So if you think the pen is mightier than the above mentioned sword, go ahead and study it.
So this all begs the question: What on earth do I do with these degrees? Well for things like astronomy or physics then it would seem research is your calling. Either at a University or at research institute. As for the rest, have you considered a wonderful and fulfilling career as a teacher? Believe it or not, teaching can be very fun and fulfilling. If worst-comes-to-worst you can always teach them not to make the same mistakes you made. Just kidding, you will love it.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Getting Counseling Continuing Education

For those who need counseling continuing education, many factors need to be taken into consideration. The first consideration needs to be what type of CE you require based on the type of degree you hold and what type of license you are aiming to maintain. The licensing board will ultimately determine what types of courses you need to take to maintain your license. However, in most situations, there is a great deal of flexibility built in and this can make a big difference to your overall needs. Once you know what you need, the next step is to consider the options for obtaining it.
Go Online
One option for getting the counseling continuing education you need is to do so online. This method may provide you with the best overall success because it gives you the resources you need to get your requirements fulfilled on your own time. You do not have to enroll in a local school and attend courses in person. That means there is no time spent driving back and forth or dealing with late teachers. You can take courses when they are right for you.
Consider Variety
One of the things many people need to consider when obtaining CE credit is that they do have a range of options to select from in most cases. This means that instead of taking a basic course, you can take something unique and different that could help to add to your business skills or otherwise enhance your understanding of a topic. When you obtain your education through online providers, you will have more flexibility in the types of courses available to you. You also will learn a great deal about what you want to learn about instead of taking whatever is offered locally.
It Is Difficult
There is no doubt that maintaining your degree and license is something you want to do but taking courses through the Internet can be difficult to do. For many people, the real challenge here is in getting organized enough to make it happen. You also need to ensure that you are getting the type teaching that fits your needs. Keep in mind that you still have to put in the work and that means dedicating enough time to the learning process.
Counseling continuing education is not something to dread doing. It should provide you with a way of improving your skills and giving yourself new information to advance your abilities. If you take the right course, this can make a big difference in your long-term goals. It can also provide you with the best possible way to create the lifestyle that is right for your future.