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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Classical Education Model

Grammar Level

This stage is the based on concrete learning. In Bloom’s taxonomy, this is considered to be the base of the learning pyramid. In this stage, rote memorization is the emphasis. Many public school systems call this “kill and drill.” The idea is for kids to learn the vocabulary, rules, and basics first. This level is recommended for the elementary ages of children.

During this stage, children are taught Art, Bible, Geography, History, Literature, Math, Music, Oratory, Science, and Writing.

Dialectic Level

Also considered to be the analytical thinking and understanding stage, this is recommended for the middle school age kids.

The student learns to reason and to string isolated ideas together.

During this stage, students are taught more in-depth concepts in Art, Bible, History, Literature, Math, Music, Oratory, Science, and Writing. Language, Logic, and Government are introduced at this time.

Rhetoric Level

This is where abstract thinking and self-expression come in. It is recommended for the high school years.

During this stage, students take all that they have learned and develop the ability to apply that knowledge to abstract ideas. Rhetoric and Philosophy are added to the studies while Government and Logic receive less concentration.

Shift to Online Tutoring

You Have More Flexibility

Since the whole world is your marketplace, you can select online tutoring services that fit your most convenient time. Logistics should be the least of your concerns.

Whether you are a student or a parent, schedule should never be an issue anymore. A lot of tutors are available 24/7 and all you have to do is to find a suitable and convenient time for you or your children. This flexibility allows you to perform all of your duties in the office or at home with no detriment to your children’s education.

You Have More Tutor Options

You have a whole world of instructors at your fingertips. With traditional tutoring, you are limited to what your city can offer. If you live far enough, you also get lesser options. You are tied up with the quality of instructors available in your area, let alone choose high quality services in different academic domains. In addition, many tutors will not travel that far going to your home due to the costs of transportation. This leaves you with a smaller pool of tutors to choose from if home service is what you need.

Online, you can choose tutors who live on the other side of the world. You have feedback mechanisms to review and validate the effectiveness of the instructor. You can select tutors on the basis of their specialization. You can choose based on their language, too.

You Have Access to a Ton of Learning Materials

In the brick and mortar world, you are limited to the books available within your academic environment. Though it is true that you can browse online after your tutoring session, the materials you find are not designed for your specific needs. You will waste your time sifting through all these information before you find the right one for the subject you are studying for.

Online Homeschooling

This learning style is assessed by the theory of multiple intelligences proposed by Howard Gardner in his book Frames of Mind and widely used by professional accredited home schools. This theory was transpired from cognitive research and helps to document a student’s way of learning, remembering, performance, and understanding in multiple ways. In his book Gardner quoted “we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, and the use of the body to solve problems or make things, an understanding of other individuals, and understanding of ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences – the so-called profile of intelligences- and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains.”

This is where an accredited home school differs from a traditional school, where it doesn’t assume that everyone can learn a particular thing in the same way. We can find different learning styles in the following:

Visual-Spatial Analysis – Does your child like to:

1. Draw pictures?

2. Doodles a lot on notebook?

3. Daydream a lot?

4. Read maps, charts, or diagrams more easily than text?

5. Find his/her way around a new place without any direction?

6. Enjoy taking things apart and then putting them back together?

7. Enjoy building three-dimensional objects, for example LEGO?

Bodily – Kinesthetic Analysis – Does your child:

1. Move around or tap when sitting somewhere for a long time?

2. Enjoy activities like swimming, running, riding a bicycle or skating?

3. Use body movement and hand gestures when talking to people?

4. Like to touch something that is new to him/her?

5. Learn to play sports easily and exercise without getting tired?

6. Show different physical sensations while thinking or working?

7. Imitate other people’s gestures?

Musical Analysis – Does your child:

1. Enjoy listening to music?

2. Like to sing or hum?

3. Get annoyed when music sounds off-key?

4. Enjoy playing a musical instrument?

5. Easily remember the melodies of songs after listening only once?

6. Have a good voice to sing?

Intrapersonal Analysis – Does your child:

1. Have two or more close friends?

2. Understand their friends’ feelings from their facial expressions, gestures, and voice?

3. Care about their friends’ feelings?

4. Approach others with empathy?

5. Help friends to solve their problems?

6. Seem to be street smart?

7. Take place in school organizations and clubs?

8. Seem to be a natural reader?

Linguistic Analysis – Does your child:

1. Enjoy reading books?

2. Like to learn new words and use them when talking or writing?

3. Like to tell and listen to stories?

4. Have a good memory for people, places, names, and dates?

5. Get irritated when someone uses language that is grammatically incorrect?

Logical – Mathematical Analysis – Does your child:

1. Enjoy math class?

2. Enjoy solving math problems or adding numbers in his/her head?

3. Like to work with computers?

4. Ask questions about how things work?

5. Enjoy strategy games, logic puzzles or brainteasers?

6. Like playing chess or checkers?

7. Enjoy doing science experiments?

Online Nursing School

If you are a working professional you should investigate if the school facilitates clinical studies and if you can carry out the same in your workplace. The clinical studies should involve sufficient practical experience; you can check with current and past students about a college’s reputation regarding clinical practice. Financial aid is an important consideration; schools offer various financial aid programs in collaboration with banks and other lending institutions, some are need based and some are merit based. The kind of campus placements that are offered by the school need to be weighed along with the other factors.

A few rules of thumb for selecting an online nursing school would also include the idea that you must first settle upon a course and then choose a school that offers a program most suitable to your needs. It is not a bad idea to factor in the distance of the school as you may benefit more by visiting the campus once in a while. You may also wish to compare the NCLEX pass rate records of different schools. It is a useful indicator of the manner in which a school grooms its students. Last but not the least; compare tuition fees as these can vary sharply between schools.