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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Great Kids Program Resources

Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is among the major sources of bullying, which can turn otherwise good students into bullies. Very often the child who harasses another partner quickly is usually surrounded by a band or group of stalkers which join in a unanimous, gregarious behavior of harassment against the victim. This is due to the lack of an external authority (for example, a teacher, relative, etc..) Impose limits on this type of behavior, projecting an image of the main bully leader about the rest of their peer followers.

Anti-Bullying

It is estimated that simultaneous intervention on individual, family and socio-cultural, is the only possible way to prevent bullying. Prevention can be done at different levels. Primary prevention would be the responsibility of parents (commitment to a democratic and authoritarian education) of society as a whole and the media (in the form of self-regulation for certain content). Secondary prevention or anti-bullying methods would be to concrete measures on the population at risk, that is, adolescents (primarily to promote a change in attitude towards the need to report cases of bullying but do not become victims of them), and the population directly linked to this, teachers (in the form of training in appropriate skills for conflict prevention and resolution of school). Finally, tertiary prevention measures would help those involved in cases of bullying. After school programs can help combat bullying. There are a number of youth programs throughout Canada, many of which are in Toronto specifically.

Conflict Resolution

Although the figure of harassment generally open to the concept of denial of conflict to be an underground abuse (even for the victim, as she declared war in secret, never openly), perhaps one could speak of conflict to simplify the approach to the matter. Although conflict may be a part of life and even an engine of progress, under certain conditions can lead to violence. To improve, educational coexistence and violence prevention must be taught to resolve conflicts constructively, ie, thinking, talking and negotiating. A possible method of conflict resolution developed in the following steps:

Properly define the conflict.Set goals and what sort of importance.Designing possible solutions to conflict.Choose the solution that is considered best, and develop a plan to carry it out.Implement the chosen solution.Assess the results and, if they are not desired, repeat the entire procedure to try to improve them.

A good idea might be to go write the different phases of the process, to facilitate its implementation. In programs for the prevention of school violence that are being developed in recent times, including mediation and negotiation as methods of nonviolent conflict resolution. Peer pressure is not always bad; bullies can be peer pressured to stop bullying.

 

Easy Things You Can Do to Make Sure any Support for Math You Provide at Home

1. Know Your Subject

You can’t provide help for math to your little primary student if you don’t know exactly what they need to learn about the particular topic area you’re supporting them in.

For example, if Little Johnny comes to you and asks for help in his long division homework, it pays to know a few things about the principles of basic division, how it relates to multiplication, and where Little Johnny will use the skills of long division in other math topics in the future.

You can find a basic overview of your child’s primary math curriculum in a few places.

First, have a look in their math text books or subject outlines if they have one. Some school websites also provide syllabus support documention on their websites for parents, which will outline the scope and sequence of your child’s classroom math program. Or, for a detailed overview of state- or federal-based curriculums in your area, do an online search for the primary mathematics documentation from the relevant educatino department or association. Most will have online guides for parents that detail exactly what school children should be learning at what age, and what order they should be learning it.

Just have a quick look at the particular topic your child is struggling with and assess where abouts in this topic they are up to in the classroom. This alone will tell you what skills they should already have in the area, and what you need to remind them about in helping them with the problem at hand.

2. Know Your Student.

Parents who are wanting to provide help for math at home have a distinct advantage in this important step — and that’s that they already know the student very well indeed!

It’s a well-known fact that teachers who know their students (including how they best learn, what engages them, and what motivates them to learn more) are far more effective than those who don’t teach specifically to the student’s needs. In fact, it’s one of the biggest challenges many classroom teachers face!

So, what exactly do you need to take into account about your child’s personality when trying to provide help for math?

Primarily, you need to know how they learn.

Most kids will learn best by DOING. That is, by making, creating, moving and touching objects. By actually writing. By reading. And by experiencing their new knowledge in their own worlds.

On top of this, consider whether your child likes particular subjects or topics. Can you use this in the learning you do at home together? (For example, if your child loves Holdens, find a car magazine and read some of the articles about their favourite make or model. Then introduce this new ‘fun’ knowledge you’ve discovered together to work on a maths concept, like adding or subtracting, or dividing… ‘If we have ten Holden fans at a racecourse and 30 free Holden stickers to give away, how many will each person get?’).

If they like the outdoors, find a way to learn about numeracy concepts on a bushwalk, at the beach, or in a park. Geocaching is a great way to spend time together while also working on your child’s map-reading and numeracy at the same time. And they’ll never know!

Think about whether your child is an aural, visual, kinesthetic (touching) or by reading and writing. Do they learn best by listening to people explain things, reading about it themselves, looking at something and observing a process, or by copying and doing it directly? You can find more information about how to decide this by googling ‘VARK’ and reading up on how to assess a child’s learning style. Once you have an idea about how they learn, try and adapt your style of teaching and the activities you do together to the way they most enjoy learning.

 

Tips to Pick Great Boarding School

The best boarding school operates with a noble mission and vision of building creative and dynamic leaders of tomorrow. These schools come with a dynamic educational program to cater to students of diverse backgrounds. Such programs offer each student the opportunity to enrich themselves, nurture their skills and aptitude which will finally help in developing a global citizen. The course curriculum is designed to ensure a smooth transition from a school to tertiary education level. The best residential schools come with committed and sincere teaching faculties who not only impart education but inspire students to achieve their highest potential and grow up as a compassionate and responsible citizen of the country. Reputed boarding schools give equal importance to curricular and non-curricular activities. The dynamic educational program ensure that the students are never put under extra stress or pressure. In fact, these curricula are designed with a student-centered approach, whereby children are encouraged to get more involved in the learning process. All traditional subjects are taught but in a unique manner comprising class room and audio-visual teaching.

The best boarding school comes with each and every facility like, spacious rooms for girls and boys, library, computer labs, huge campuses, etc. The library is not only an impressive collection of books but also offers opportunity to access digital contents so that the child can grasp the subject better. Computer labs are designed with modern equipments and applications so that students can gain knowledge about the latest developments in the IT field. Campus life is also quite enjoyable for every student. They can participate in different clubs based on cricket, volley-ball, badminton, fine arts, language, astronomy, etc.

Inter-house competitions are conducted so that students can experience the thrills of challenge and competition. Furthermore, these activities also help in inculcating team spirit and developing a strong bond among students. Thus, it is often seen that friendships of boarding schools continue till advanced ages. If you are on the lookout for the best boarding school, then start with some online research. Since most schools maintain their own websites, you can easily gather information on a few schools, their admission procedure, etc. You can take a virtual tour of the school online to have a better idea about the school’s activities. Once satisfied, only then should you proceed with collecting the application form. Since few schools conduct the admission on first-come-first-serve basis too, you need to initiate the process well in advance.

 

Educational Toys

Educational toys are more and more popular all over the world and parents always buy too many such educational toys for children. However, many parents also still want to know whether these so-called educational toys are beneficial to children intelligence development. According to the children development experts, if playing with right ways, educational toys can really play the important role in promoting the child’s capabilities such as observation competence, thinking ability, imagination and handling ability. In fact, the educational toys are strongly recommended and often used in daily life to develop children ability and intelligence by parents and teachers.

As is known to all, Rubik’s cube, nine chain of rings, seven-piece puzzle and LEGO building blocks are the typical educational toys, however, do you know why they are so popular all over the world? Because the design of these toys not only use the beautiful images, bright colors and fair-sounding sound to attract children, but also enable children to use their brain and thinking ability to solve problem. If they can finally solve the problem successfully, I am sure they would get lots of pleasure and sense of achievement from the playing process. Of course, other non-intellectual factors such as perseverance also can be developed from the toys playing. Take the magic cube for example, it is the top-ranked intellectual toys in the world, which was invented by Erno Rubik, the professor of Budapest , Hungary School of Architecture, in 1974. When inventing this toys, professor Erno Rubik just want to find one instructional tool to help students enhance their spatial thinking ability. All in all, it is a interesting and difficult question about how to recover the confusing colors at the beginning. When playing with Rubik’s cube well, children should need the skillful hands, keen imagination of space and efficient and practical brain program, therefore it is more beneficial to develop children’s right cerebral hemisphere.

In addition to magic cube, other educational kids toys such as seven-piece puzzle and four-piece puzzle can improve children’s all kinds of ability such as observation ability and so on. As usual, the puzzles are planar, children should observe firstly to find which part of them should be finished firstly. In fact, when children grow up, all these basic abilities are beneficial to their life in future.