Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First Day of School.. Clever Teacher!! Get on Started!

I wonder if a teacher could do this today without incurring major problems from principals, parents, etc...... I applaud this teacher. History Teacher Does the Most Inspirational Thing on First Day of Class.

In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. 'Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.' They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.' 'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.' She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom. Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the State of Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.

Let us always remember the men and women of our military and the rights they have won for us.

If you think this email is worth passing along so others won't forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by our U.S. Veterans, then pass it on................... I did.

Friday, May 3, 2013

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How to Get a University Scholarship

Who doesn’t want free money for education? There is plenty of money for your education and you just have to know where to look for it. Many students are studying in the hope that when they get to the university level, they will be able to earn a scholarship and study for free.

Seeking financial aid has become common due to the recession and more and more people are looking for monetary assistance to get their degrees.

Getting a university scholarship is very difficult. There will be thousands of other students who would apply for the same university scholarship as you do and that decreases the chance of everyone finding success.

So what can you do to get a university scholarship?

First of all, you need to know where to look. There are various factors to consider when making a list of universities for yourself. You have to decide which field of study you want to take up, the level of the degree program you will choose and the distance you are willing to go from home. Then there is the new trend of distance learning.

Once you have made all these decisions, you can make a list of the universities relevant for you. Then you can go on the internet and see if there is a university scholarship at each one. You can easily cross out those that don’t, but let me assure you, that would be a rarity. All the universities have some sort of financial aid for their students, usually university scholarship programs.

Some students want to go abroad for university. There is no expensive prospect in education that going to another country to study and a university scholarship is necessary for those who wish to do so but don’t have the financial standing for it. There are various universities across the globe that have programs with organizations for university scholarships. You can apply to such universities and they will refer you to the relevant organizations that can get you the university scholarship you deserve.

You can get up to a hundred thousand dollars in aid from a university scholarship.

The best shot at success for you is to apply to all the universities on your list. Applying to more than one university enables you to have a better chance at getting a university scholarship. The key for you is to be patient and remember that there are adequate funds out there to educate everyone and you are no exclusion.

Of course, there are other avenues for exploration if you are looking to get financial aid. You can apply for government grants or student loans. However, you would have to repay the loan when you start working, but they are interest free.

You are eligible for a university scholarship once you have completed your college graduation. This means that anyone with an undergraduate degree can apply for university scholarships and there is a chance that he/she may be able to get their graduate degree without incurring any further costs. 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Student Loans

In the present times, when the cost of higher education is showing a steep inclination, requirements for finding out right kind of student loans has become a necessity. Various kinds of federal loans available for students are as follows: 

Federal Perkins Loans : This loan is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Repayment of loan should be started after a specific time period (grace period) after the completion of studies.  

Stafford Loans : This low interest federal loan is provided by the schools that are a part of William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. Direct Subsidized and direct unsubsidized loans are two different types of Stafford loans with an interest rate of 6.8 percent.

PLUS Loans Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students or PLUS loans can be taken by the parents, graduate students and professional degree students. Parents of the dependent undergraduate students can apply for this low interest loan program to pay for their child's education. 

Private Loans : Students who can't meet their college expenses through federal loans can take private student loans. Interest rates and borrowing limits vary according to the lenders for these alternative loans. 

Even students can take multiple loans to meet college expenses. In such a situation instead of multiple payments, students also can combine multiple loans into a single one through Direct Loan Consolidation (DLC).To ease repayment of your loan, the key factor is advance planning and organizing your finance books. 

What Will 2013 Bring For Education?

As the time is passing, we all have witnessed many changes and many things have changed since past few decades. There has been a lot of change since the inception of internet and web. People’s way of living and doing things has changed. Life; in short has evolved in past few years. But what lies ahead? What is next? After so many things have changed, what else remains to be seen?

In this article we will see the impact of these changes on education, we will also discuss that whether the changes on education has been good or bad and further what impact can be seen on education in year 2013. The first thing we need to analyze is that what impact education had gone through. If we compare the era of our parents with that of ours, we can see that education has made progress in leaps and now the kind of education we are having is totally different and a lot has changed in these years.

In all these years we have seen that everything is now linked with internet, students get their assignments and custom coursework all on internet and college portal or slate. The way of doing and assigning things has changed, and those who cannot adapt to this change cannot survive. Now the expectations from the students have increased too. In recent years a lot of news has been in buzz about plagiarism and college drop outs. The issue of plagiarism has been in hype in recent times and many people believe that students are to be blamed for this act.

The impact on education has been that the importance of education has increased; many private schools and colleges are coming up and the competition to get in a good college in immense. Students try really hard to get in a good college, and once they get in they struggle hard to remain in college. Many students do part time job along with the studies and this is the reason that many students are not able to complete their college. Despite of the fact that they have financial burden on them, teachers are coming up with stricter guidelines and by giving them lengthy custom coursework, they make matters worse for them.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Teacher Reminder : Students Didn't Choose Their Parents

“They did not choose their parents..."

“They didn’t choose their genetic pool.”

“They couldn’t say I want two college-educated parents who love me, care for me, and make education my priority.”

These words were spoken at the 2011 PLC Summit I attended in Arizona. I realized after hearing this statement, that many times, I get frustrated with my students about things over which they have no control. And I'm resolving to change my ways.

When students come to school without school supplies, when their parent doesn’t sign a form, or misses a scheduled appointment, or has made the child stay home to babysit, again.  These are things that the student can not control, but yet, year after year, my frustration is placed on a  child, who is probably just as frustrated as I am! 

How many times has the child walked in the day after parent-teacher conferences, and I’ve said, “Your mother scheduled an appointment and didn’t come.”  The child stands there wide-eyed, not knowing how to reply. Maybe they know why, maybe they don’t, but  that’s not the issue.

We need to work around the parents who are not supportive, the ones who just don’t have the time.  We need to tell our children, “You do you.”  “You do what you need to do to succeed.” 

Am I a ”bad” teacher? I don’t think so, but I’m certainly not the best I can be. I’m learning though, and I’m willing to take a good, hard, look in the mirror, and correct my mistakes.

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Scholarships

Recent trend of tuition fee hike in various colleges has become a major cause of concern for a large number of aspiring students who wish to pursue a college degree or even a diploma. 

Scholarships are given on the basis of :
1. Merit specific: On the basis of student's excellence in academics or sports activities.
2. Need specific: On the basis of financial needs.
3. Student specific: Scholarships awarded to certain gender, race or ethnic group

There are various types of scholarships that include

a.   Scholarships by State: State level scholarships or otherwise known as local scholarships will be awarded for the students based on both merit specific and need specific demands.

b.   Scholarships by Education level: Students can apply for scholarships depending on their grade level.

c.   Scholarships by Majors: Selection of some specific college majors can not only help in stepping into a career but also they can be a reason for availing scholarships.

d.  Scholarships by Type: This scholarship is categorized as student-specific scholarships and unique scholarships. It will be awarded on the basis of some specific family features or unique talents.

Otherwise it will result in the cancellation or suspension of the scholarship funding.