Support for Education

Apart from running the event company I am also a high school teacher I know how much how important is our community’s children and our community’s future.  During any given day I might work with a girl who can read but can’t infer from what she is reading, a boy who can infer but not while reading, one student who can write the most poetic prose, and another who tries hard but just can’t understand that a sentence needs a subject and a verb.

There is not a better investment we can make as a community than our schools.

We owe it to our children to give them the best education possible, to provide them the opportunities to excel in their future careers, to prepare them to compete in the global market.

For the classroom, students with unique gifts and challenges can get the assistance they need and deserve.  Your support helps limit class size, provides resources, and offers the children of our community a wide variety of opportunities they otherwise just wouldn’t get.

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How to make the most out of college tours

Seeing as it’s summer, now is the time when a lot of kids will start touring campuses they’re interested in attending. Visiting a college is huge, and a lot of times that’s what will inevitably make or break a decision. I know I would have chosen a different school had I not visited all of my options beforehand.

If the college is only a short drive away, then visiting it won’t be too big of a deal. However, if the college is far away from you, you might only get one chance to go there and tour it. It’s important that you get it right and make the most out of it.

For me, the most important part of college tours was the general feel I got from the campus. Some schools I saw had a very prestigious feel, while others had a very laid-back feel. In the end, that vibe you get will help play a crucial part in deciding where you want to go.

You want to make sure that overall feeling is accurate. Here are some suggestions to ensure that it is by making the most of your college tour:

Bring a map.

Perhaps most important, you should never visit a college without bringing a map of it with you. Practically every college has a campus map posted on its website. If you can, find one that has the buildings labeled — science hall, business hall, library, dorms, whatever. It’s good to know what you’re looking at and it will help you see what you need to see. Continue reading

Will I get into my college? Two websites that will help you answer that

download (6)As we come closer and closer to the time when many colleges start to inform applicants of whether or not they were accepted, you’re likely to start stressing more and more over the future.

Sure, you’ve done all you can up to this point, and it’s just a waiting game, but there’s always going to be that nervousness of if you got into your schools or if (God forbid) everything went haywire.

I’ve been looking around online to try to find websites to help answer that very same question for my girlfriend. I’ve found two very helpful sites: I’ve mentioned College Board already in another post. In addition to being the website where you sign up for SATs,

College Board provides a lot of information about both careers and colleges. When it comes to making a guess about whether or not you’ll get into a school, I recommend looking through “How do I stack up?”. Simply search for a college, and on the main page for that college, you should see a box with that title in the bottom. Just fill in the information and see how you compare to everybody else.

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Scholarship Essay Writing Guidelines

download-8Scholarship essays should be written as professional as possible so that your counterpart will be impressed to build a relationship in cooperation with you.

Searching for potential scholarships to finance your education could be a challenge. Many organizations have a webpage that explains what elements should be added to your scholarship proposal/essay in order for them to consider sponsoring your education. Small and big amounts  for education are available.

One of the popular websites that informs you on essay writing is www.mycareertools.com and you can also look on the websites of the leading organizations in your niche. Try it yourself. But it’s your own decision where do you apply, let’s now focus on writing guidelines.

Your success may depend on how well-written your scholarships application is. To make an effective scholarships proposal for your education, you should be aware of some important tips for successfully attracting the organizations you have targeted. Learn how to make it seamless by completely reading this article. Herein, some secret tips will be revealed entirely for you. What also helps is reading more essays and books to fine-tune your skills.

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Just Out Of College – The Importance Of Your First Job

Graduation, and then… Welcome to the Real World/ Probably your first year out of college will be full of uncertainty, you need to find your way between the young years and adulthood, and you’re discovering quite a bit about the real world. And the real world is challenging, and you may consider further education.  Gone are the days when your life was made up of partying,

studying for tests, sleeping, going to classes and spending time with your friends. Now you are facing the reality of a 9-to-5 duty and going to bed at 10 p.m. What’s more, there’s all the reason in the world to assume that your first occupation after graduation is the most crucial you you are ever going to have.

Here are a few reasons why:

– You will quickly learn from your mistakes
In your first job you are likely to get plenty of criticism about your attitude, your time management and how you operate with co-workers, but you will learn very quickly how to resolve these concerns.

Very soon you will be faced with the differences between college life and the professional world, and a lot will depend on how receptive you are to gaining knowledge from your blunders and how quickly you will develop new, constructive behavior and competencies.

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Research Shows How Important It Is To Read Books And Essays

New results show that reading books and essays is fundamental for human growth and that an individual has a need to study.

Research by Washington University shows that whether a person reads a book in print or digitally, picking up a book is crucial to stimulate the brain because it physically changes by the experience with reading.

Readers psychologically mimic each new situation encountered in a story leaving mankind with new neural pathways and mental synthesis.

So if your brain responds to reading, increase your knowledge and personal growth by writing and reading  essays. Reading and writing can boost emotional and artistic proficiency and enhance self-confidence in general understanding. T

here is a wide array of reading possibilities available in present times as a result of advancements in technology including things like e-readers, tablets and smartphones so there is little justification for not getting your nose into a good book. And the analysis discovered that if Britons stop reading they become less empathetic, interesting and less intricate.

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Women in Leadership

Here you can watch Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) discuss why a much smaller percentage of women than men get to reach the top of their professional world, and see how she will offer three powerful recommendations to women who are aiming for the C-suite.

Sheryl Sandberg has been traveling the US with a message for women to aim high, to go for the top. She talked to huge crowds about leadership, empowerment and family.

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Why You Should Put Yourself First

Women… most, if not all, give way too much and place ourselves last. We give ourselves emotionally, financially, mentally and even physically to men, women, children and a career. Only to be confronted at the end of the day with piled up resentment and little energy left for ourselves.

Well if that’s not frustrating, I don’t know what is. For years, I have eagerly given these precious items away to those who “needed” them. As a GED teacher I pointed many people in the right direction, resolved numerous arguments, spent money on books and organized careers of those around me.
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Ready For The Real World?

Before I begin… new layout. It’s slightly out of my comfort zone but I know for a fact that I’ve had a layout similar to this one. I like this one because it’s simple and complex at the same time. The CSS if very fallesque and I’m basically just ready for fall to come. It’s one of my favorite seasons, particularly for fashion. I already have an idea of what my wardrobe will be like this fall. Can’t wait.

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Open campus lunch

My old high school was one of the only ones in the area that had an ‘open campus lunch’. Our high school used to be crowded, with around 3,000 kids. Our school wasn’t built for even two-thirds of that, so there was no chance of accommodating that many students at lunch time. As such, there was no choice but to have an ‘open campus’ at lunch.

An open campus allows kids to leave the school during lunch, just so long as they’re back in time for class afterwards. You could go anywhere: out to fast food, back home briefly, walk to a local store, wherever.

After arriving at high school from middle school, the thought of an open campus lunch was probably the coolest thing I had ever thought of. I remember my first lunch at high school, I walked to a local market and bought some food. I felt so grown-up.

With an open campus lunch, the big thing was always having your license and a car, even more so than normal. Once you had both, you had the freedom to go wherever you wanted during lunch. Of course, once everyone else fond out, they would pounce on you like wolves to try to be taken out to lunch. Continue reading