Learning From The Materials You Already Have
If you are interested in going to school because you want to learn about history and that will be your area of study, there are some things you can do to make sure that you get a jump start on your education. You can spend your summer or time before you get into college reading when you have spare time and packing away some of the information that you will need as you start to make your way towards earning your degree.
If you are a teacher or instructor, you probably enjoy sharing interesting and educational things with your students. However, some items may have sentimental value and may be too delicate to pass around a room full of children. Putting the items in a shadow box is a great way to allow your students to get an up close and personal view of the items while keeping the items safe and secure.
Looking for volunteer work and have knowledge in a certain niche? You may want to consider teaching a class. There are all sorts of volunteer opportunities as a teacher: life skills classes, Sunday schools, tutoring, special interest classes at the library, etc. If you've never taught a class before, it will benefit you to educate yourself on some basic classroom management skills. Here are some tips to help.
Start off Small if You Can
When school districts shut down schools, there are a number of reasons why. Maybe the buildings are not safe anymore. Maybe things are too old and do not work right. Maybe there is an extremely low enrollment and the oldest schools are no longer needed.
Whatever the reason, it leaves behind buildings filled with classroom furniture and old classroom supplies. Walk through these abandoned schools, and you almost get a chill looking at the empty, quiet rooms filled with old ghosts of vanished days.
Preschool is an important time to introduce children to the basics of literacy. They should gain an appreciation for books and stories, become familiar with the alphabet, and even begin writing simple words. But if you have a high-energy toddler that doesn't want to sit still for story time, how are you supposed to instill these important basics? Below are three ways that you can engage your toddler in the world of books.
Those library books look incredible in your family room, but have you really taken the time to understand what they say? For years, I looked for interesting and unique ways to teach basic concepts to my kids, only to discover later that they were already in our house. I want you to take advantage of the learning materials that you already have around your house, because you might be surprised with how helpful they can be. To help you out, my blog contains loads of helpful information about books and supplies you might need. I know that if you can make education a priority, your entire family can benefit from it.