Monday, May 28, 2012

Think About This - Self-Education

"The United States, a Republic composed of individual Republics, will best maintain a disposition to liberty and justice by each being composed of an autonomous populace; only a people united by their differences may be indivisible."
Education: It has many designations--pedagogics, teaching, learning, inculcation, et cetera, yet it has only one true purpose; to draw out knowledge, or more precisely, draw out the ability to achieve knowledge; two separate aspects of the same primary term. Unfortunately, the former is quite rampantly mispracticed most of the time without any attention to the latter.
On the most part, popular education is the science of memorization, or, applied knowledge. If you sit back and merely absorb what is offered to you by someone else, you will enjoy all the advantages of a popular education. You will be taught what you must know and remember to fit into society, make money, and keep up with current perceptions of erudition; and in the end, this is all you will have. Simply because this is all that may be conveyed and gained by such means. I will admit, such things are helpful to us, yet the ability to achieve true knowledge, which is considerably more significant, is left aside; perhaps because it is more complex and time consuming within a typical classroom atmosphere.
First of all, the conveyance of the rudimentaries of self-education may only be possible if apperceived by the resident pedagogue. If not, even the best intentions would be exhaustive and futile.
True knowledge, as true education, cannot be applied or given from one person to another as a baton in a relay race; true knowledge must be personally reconciled within the mind. Although the knowledge itself may be universal, the processing of it is quite unique to the individual. Therefore, the only person who may utilize such unique processing to its zenith is the individual involved; hence the necessity of self-educating.
I am not advocating homeschooling here, I am pointing out the requirement of self-education, even in the event of attending an institute. You see there is a distinct difference between homeschooling, which is learning at home, and self-education, which is learning on your own, not necessarily alone, but on your own.
In any event, the task must ultimately fall to the student.
Your education is not the responsibility of any other person but you. Although you may be assisted through the process of your learning, you are the one who must actually make sense of it all, retain the acquired knowledge in proper perspective, and apply it when most useful throughout your life. Furthermore, self-education never ends, or should never. It keeps the mind virile and maintains perpetual conation.
What I am attempting within this article, is to inform the otherwise uninitiated abecedarian of her/his personal obligation; this invisible necessity of life, which, if unaware of, would not be immediately missed and perhaps never known.
The rewards of self-education are varied and considerable. Once you are well practiced in the art of teaching yourself, you will acquire {unless already achieved} self-confidence. Self-confidence is one of the cornerstones of character. With it come self-respect, self-reliance, and an independent spirit.
When you consider the brief and insignificant span of life we all have within the World we know, it could be argued that our own education, or, the ability to teach one's self, is the single most important achievement for us to accomplish after procreation. Still, the most important area of procreation is the education of those conceived...Perhaps then, they go hand in hand; without the one, there is no chance for the other, without the other, the one would be in vain.
I previously referred to self-education as a personal obligation; although the act is personal the requirement is not just.
This leads us to the meat of my immediate ambition.
Consider the probability that a nation of self-reliant people would naturally render a self-reliant nation. Moreover, imagine the United States a self-reliant Republic comprised of such citizens. This is not so difficult a task, since it is how our country actually began.
Now consider the current national problems, and what comes to mind?
1. Rampant self-righteousness.
2. An unwholesome paranoia regarding international affairs.
3. Severe economic difficulties.
4. The general disregard of our national Constitution by our government.
5. A portentous division among the people.
6. The idea that at least four of the above five are due to a highly deficient and overall nonrepresentative government.
These maladies do not give the impression of self-reliance, nor do they indicate a general self-confidence among the individuals involved; quite the opposite.
If you are under the impression that these problems will be resolved on their own, or by other people than yourself and I, think again. This country is our responsibility, every citizen's responsibility. Whatever comes to pass will be a direct result of us, what we do, or, more importantly and precisely, what we do not do. A status quo attitude and the idea that it is someone else's fault, are what have depraved our nation and advanced it to the current precipice. And the delusion that one may simply ignore such responsibility and so not be affected by what is going on is just that, a delusion.
The surest method readily available to us for redressing the current situation may be found in education and reeducation for and of the people. Simply because the many problems the United States are plagued by, may each be traced directly to the people; our ignorance, our disinterest, our lack of self-accountability.
Our Education determines;
1. How we live.
2. How we think.
3. What we do.
4. What becomes of us.
5. How we affect those around us.
Therefore, if we self-educate, we each maintain the best possible grasp on the ever effectuous elements of our life and the World we live in. And, as the above five determinations represent the principal enduring contributions we may offer to God, mankind and our family; self-education should not be taken lightly or for granted. After all, accountability for one's self and one's actions though magnanimous, is not always mellifluous.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Major Benefits of Investing in an Education Franchise Business

Education is a growing sector in India and offers potential business opportunities for those who wish to enter the business world. India has the world's largest youth population which wants to receive quality education with world class training systems. This allows new educational concept to enter the Indian market and become popular through franchising. Just see how KidsZee, Arihant Institute, British Academy For English School, NIIT are doing good business in the education sector and there branches can seen in different parts of the country. This has been possible only due to the concept of franchising.
Starting an education & training franchises business has become quite common nowadays as here the success rate is very high. There are many advantages of starting an education franchise business in India, such as:
High Success Rate: The best thing about investing in an education franchise is that you would be working on an already established business format that has a brand value in the market. This way investors and entrepreneurs don't have to struggle much to market their product to attract customers. As people are aware of the education firm and know about the brand, they won't be hesitating to buy your services. Moreover, it has been found that opening an education franchise business have at least 70% chances of surviving.
Full Support from the Franchisor: Whenever you plan to invest in an education franchise concept, remember that full support will be offered by the franchisor. As a franchisee, an investor will get all the equipments, training materials, instruction manuals, supplies and all the required assistance from the franchisor. This will surely help in starting a business in the education sector.
Marketing Benefits: Along with this, education franchise owners get benefitted from the different types of marketing campaigns started by the parent company or the franchisor. At times, franchisors also offer training to their franchises to help them manage their new business effectively and develop effective marketing strategies. Remember that the franchisors have adequate knowledge on how to operate and manage business successfully and are ready to help investors and entrepreneurs who are willing to take the franchise of their business.
Easy To Target Customers: The biggest advantage of any education and training franchises that a franchisee doesn't have to make many efforts to attract customers. The brand is already well name in the market with a good reputation. For instance a popular education franchise is KidsZee where 250 business partners join them in a year. The reason behind this is that this child education franchise has a brand name and is well renowned for imparting high quality education to small kids.
Financial assistance: It is comparatively much easier to obtain loan in order start a franchisee business. Quite often franchisors finance new franchise owners either directly or by arranging loan through lending institutions.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Educational Toys By LeapFrog

Since 1985, LeapFrog has taken to heart the commitment of providing quality and fun educational toys for children. With a team of experts in child psychology, teaching and technology, LeapFrog has established itself as one of the most sought after and popular educational toy makers all over the world. In fact, in 2000 alone, during the rise of the demand for children's educational toys, LeapFrog's sales soared by a whopping 120%. Imagine how many products it is selling now!
The increase in demand for educational toys, LeapFrog products, in particular, came after parents started to appreciate and realize the value of play brings to their kids' physical and psychological growth. And since most modern parents rarely have time to spare playing with their kids, they try to compensate the learning that may be derived from them by providing them with quality educatioanal toys.
LeapFrog has recognized this growing need and come up with a wide array of toys, each catering to a particular skill set and age group. There is a LeapFrog toy for every infant, toddler and elementary school child out there. In addition, LeapFrog does not only address the educational needs of kids in the English speaking world. It has toys that also come in Spanish and other major foreign languages.
Popular LeapFrog educational toys for infants and toddlers include the Learn Around Playground, the LittleTouch LeapPad Learning System, the LeapStart Learning Table, the Fridge Farm Magnetic Animal Set, the Hug & Learn Baby Tad Plush, and the Little Touch LeapPad Library.
Preschoolers and Kindergarteners can enjoy and learn from toys like the Leapster L-Max Learning Game System (which can be plugged into a television), the Super Saver Teaching Bank, the Math Desk, and the LeapPad Alphabet Bus, just to name a few.
Gradeschoolers aren't left out either. Some of the more popular LeapPad games for gradeschoolers are the Turbo Extreme Handheld, the Twist & Shout Multiplication, the FLY PenTop Computer, the LeapPad Plus Writing Learning System, and Mind Mania Spelling.
LeapPad even has a line for highschoolers! Indeed, every child (and child at heart) has room in the LeapFrog learning curb. Its continuing commitment to helping children learn while at play is unparalleled. This is why LeapPad has remained at the top spot among the world's makers of quality educational toys, and it has never been surpassed since.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Educational Toy Companies

The demand for children's educational toys is rising. This is because more and more parents are appreciating the value these products bring to their kids - who wouldn't want something that has learning and play combined into one fantastic product?
In fact, in 2005 alone, while the sales of traditional toys like Hot Wheels and Barbie dolls declined, sales of educational toys skyrocketed, with popular children's educational toy manufacturer LeapFrog seeing its figures increase by a whopping 120 percent.
LeapFrog's most popular educational toy to date is the Leapster L-Max Learning Game System. It is created especially for elementary level children and preschoolers. It carries a variety of games and can easily be plugged into any monitor or television set to play on the large screen. It is a kiddie alternative to the PlayStation.
It is for this reason that toy manufacturers all over the world are upping their ante on children's educational toys and have begun making their own product lines to try to emulate the success experienced by LeapFrog.
Chicago-based toy manufacturer PIL has also come up with toys that are based on popular family movies for its Story Reader electronic book. Some of the films that have been adapted include The Lion King, The Incredibles, and Chicken Little. The product has long term value because children only need to buy the device one time and just purchase story cartridges, thereafter.
Walt Disney Co's Disney Consumer Products, for instance, came up with a new educational game titled "Finding Nemo: Learning With Nemo", which features an underwater adventure that teaches children number and letter recognition in the preschool level. The company has also partnered with V-Tech to manufacture a device that teaches children how to use the phone properly and instills correct telephone etiquette, called the Call 'N Learn Phone.
Another toy company, Warner Bros Consumer Products also teamed up with major toy manufacturers to create educational toys and games based on its popular animated series', like Batman and Looney Tunes. Even Scooby-Doo was not spared from having a Vtech smartridge created in its name; where children are being taught math, logic and spelling, all while going through a haunted adventure at an amusement park.
Toy manufacturers are increasingly realizing the gains that educational toys can bring to their revenues. Thus, their researchers constantly try to develop new products that tickle parents' and children's hunger for so-called combination toys.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Home Schooling is a Popular Education Option

Schooling children at home was not an unusual thing in the not-so-distant past. Settlements were often far apart and children were not often gathered in large numbers. Parents would purchase the textbooks most accepted as "necessary," such as the McGuffey Reader, and both parents would be involved in educating their children. In addition to learning "the three 'R's," students also learned the tasks of daily living and of spiritual and moral growth. Home schooling fell out of favor when people lived in more populated areas and when the federal government began emphasizing public education for all students.
The requirements of Home Schooling should be considered. The federal government requires that certain compulsory education requirements be covered for children attending K-12. Individual states may have other additional requirements. Parents should check the laws before starting to home school.
There can be drawbacks to Home Schooling. Home schooled children may have a reduced amount of age-segregated socialization with their peers. In addition to limited contact with children their own age, home schooled children are unable to participate in organized school sports that encourage teamwork and teach healthy competition with opponents of roughly equivalent age and skill. Children have fewer opportunities to participate in musical groups, concerts, and recitals. Although children can learn an instrument at home, they are unable to participate in school-related parades or events.
None of these things are entirely precluded by a child being home schooled. However, parents will need to work harder to ensure that their children can participate in them should their children be interested.
What are the Benefits of Home Schooling? Home schooled students are not around children of their age group as much as other students; however, most school students have limited interaction during the day. Rather, they interact with their teachers while competing with peers for those teachers' attention. Home schooling is usually conducted in the spirit of cooperation. Students taught together often work together, rather than compete to be the first to find the "right" answer.
Home schooling tends to be safer. Students are not exposed to hazards outside of dangers that exist in any home, unless students are anticipating in scientific experimentation or in rigorous physical education classes. Students do not need to worry about classmates with knives or illegal firearms, nor do they need to face going through a metal detector on a daily basis.
Sports are not a part of the regular school curriculum. Roughly the same percentages of home schooled students participate in after school activities as do their peers. It is also possible that home-based physical education programs are as effective as school-based programs, given that students are more likely to be active for the entire period and are not waiting their turn in class.