Educators

Education in Our Networked Future

As we enter the Connected Age, our education systems are increasingly falling short. We have carefully crafted and refined the education system, schools, vocational colleges, and secular universities, but they are edifices of different ages.

There are three reasons why I say so.

First, we have moved from a time of information scarcity to information abundance. Today’s challenge is not to access information, but to check its credential and to be able to use it in context. But our prescriptive education is mostly about ‘knowing’ things rather than ‘discovery’. The school system is designed to discourage inventiveness and questioning. The students are still required to write memorized answers rather than Googling the facts and building independent or collaborative coursework.

Moreover, the education system today is built as Value Chain systems. The focus is on the Process, and the whole idea is to add value to a student who turns up at the beginning of the semester so that she can meet the end-Semester requirements. But such standardized processes are, by definition, inflexible to accommodate the diverse learning preferences of individuals. Mass-produced education also discriminates against niche subjects and special interests. This education system fails to meet its societal need – because making accountants out of artists does not sound like a smart idea anymore.

Finally, today’s learners come to college after seeing a computer at home for their entire lifetime, having their mobile phones since their school days and most, if not all, have their best friends on Facebook or Orkut. They come from the long tail world of endless, special, personal possibilities. So, the college, the classes, the tutorial batches are suddenly very alien to them. The only way education can become meaningful to today’s learners is by connecting back with life.

So, at one end, I hear the …

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Degree in Secondary Education – A Suitable Profession Move

The field of education lately has grown in considerable proportions. If we compare the present education scenario, it can be very distinctive than 20 years ago. The number of educational institutes and colleges is riding a brand new wave. Using the transform in living requirements, in this modern scenario the have to have for a specialist teacher is also on the improvement.

Factors like lowered class sizes and an increase within the number of students are also forcing quite a few schools to obtain teachers who have capabilities to deal with every single student efficiently. The present educational environment is looking for teachers who can motivate, guide, and monitor the activities of a youngster. Ultimately, it needs unique capabilities that have to become nurtured utilizing intensive coaching. Addressing to meet this demand, secondary education degrees has begun gaining its popularity in recent years.

Secondary education degrees prepare tutors to work in high schools and middle schools or junior higher schools. Meant for teachers, administrators, or other education specialists, this degree assists them in acquiring specialized in 1 topic area and further educate students additional regarding the topic efficiently. Secondary education degrees are usually earned at the bachelor’s degree level, even though many advanced degrees in the field are also available. Besides this, most secondary education programs facilitate individuals to earn a teaching certificate, which quite a few schools ask teachers to hold today.

The important advantage of attaining a degree in secondary education is it gives the training along with the teaching credential that an individual ought to should get for his or her initially teaching job. Also, for all those who are already in the teaching profession, this course guides how you can successfully teach students the intended curriculum in communities of mastering. It primarily focuses on the procedures …

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Becoming a Health Educator

When you are looking for an entry-level position like a health educator, a bachelor’s degree would usually suffice. However, some employers prefer that as well as that degree, you should also incorporate some experience in connection with the area of, whether through an internship or volunteer work. On the other hand, some employers require a Master’s degree for certain positions, particularly if you are trying to find advancement.

In the bachelor’s degree, you will learn about the theories and methods in connection with health education. Along the way, you might be also supposed to develop the required skills to implement health education programs. In the meantime, taking additional courses including psychology, human development, and languages can be a benefit. Going for internships or volunteer activities related to the area would be a power to your resume because you would then gain hands-on experiences as well as enable you to apply a number of the theories and methods which you have learned throughout the bachelor’s degree course.

After that, you can prefer to pursue a Master’s in Health Education. In most public sectors, to realize a posture like a health educator would require a Master’s degree. Some employers would even sponsor their educators to continue their education to be able to keep up-to-date on the latest trends in the sector. You may need to undergo a unique certification becoming a certified educator, based on in which you come from.

Apart from the paper qualifications, one will have to have the personality for it. These generally spend enough time working with people and must be comfortable working alone along with groups. As they are educators, they will be able to communicate well and turn into in a position to speak comfortably with the public especially simply because they should teach classes or …

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I Want To Get Good Value – Okay, Here’s How You Do It!

They say if you find job that you like and love, then you will never work another day in your life, which produces good quotes and there is little truth in them. Not long ago, I was discussing such concept with an acquaintance of mine on the East Coast and he noted his desires and had decided to pursue them, okay for him, I say, everyone must pursue their dreams and if they are dedicated, they might just be there. Okay so let’s talk about this.

I believe that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet told group of students that they should pursue their desires, not just money. Some students don’t listen, but I think most of them. It’s true that we always do better at what we really like to do, this is precisely why I explained to my acquaintances that getting good grades at school is simple, you just have to enjoy the subject, like it, and care about it – it’s good grades will follow.

Just like you have to have the desire for whatever you do in life to be happy, and when you are happy and excited you will do well. It’s true in most all circumstances. My acquaintance did note that there are far too many people who are not happy with their jobs or careers. I agree and too bad for them, thankfully I am not one of them. Still on the flip side to this argument, there is something else to consider.

You know, there are other common problems, that you take something you like to do, hobbies, and turn it into profession, and suddenly it becomes job instead of pleasure, and that you lose passion. That way you destroy something that you love, which is terrible thing.

In fact, I’ve talked to …

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Driving Tips: Half-Measures Won't Work

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This applies to many areas of our life. Recently, I made the commitment to lose weight and get in better physical condition. For the past 20 some years my weight has been up and down like a yo-yo. Losing weight is not a big deal – losing it and keeping it off is the big deal.

weight and get in better physical condition. For the past 20 some years my weight has been up and down like a yo-yo. Losing weight is not a big deal – losing it and keeping it off is the big deal.

As I was reading one of the newsletters that I subscribe to, the author mentioned the notion that “half-measures don’t work”. His reference was specifically for marketing and business practices, but at the moment I read it, I said “Tell me about it. I know that for sure.” I was reflecting on my experience over the previous 6 weeks during which time I gave up sugar, dairy, grains and starches. (Okay, on Super Bowl weekend I caved and ate some popcorn.)

Only by going all in, making the commitment every day, at every meal (at home or out with colleagues), each time I  by fully committing to this course of action have I been able to make progress (as of today, I weighed in a 233 – down from 306 in less than 5 months, not bad).

And I’ve been exercising fairly regularly, so I’m feeling a lot better overall.

As I looked at our students who have been successful in becoming collision-free drivers, it occurred to me that, in order to accomplish that goal, they (and you, their parents) commit all the way.

Half-measures won’t work. You constantly have to be on your toes each time you drive, create and …

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