Whether you consider yourself a modern parent or not, by now you’ve heard of YouTube – the ultra-popular video sharing website. YouTube allows users to upload, view, and share video clips on almost any topic you can imagine – you can find how-to videos, music videos, political videos, funny baby videos, and the list goes on and on.
So how can you use the user-generated videos on YouTube to connect with your teen? One of the most effective ways to get involved with our teens is to engage in some of the activities they are interested in – spend time with them, listen to them, laugh and explore with them.
A great tool to use to connect with today’s youth is YouTube. “YouTube?”, you say… Yes, YouTube, something your kids already know a lot about. Here are 6 great ways that you can use YouTube to spend time with and connect with your kids.
Just before the 2:40 p.m. bell signals the start of Karen Dawson’s leadership class, a handful of students brainstorm a seating plan. Father’s middle name? No, there’s one student whose dad doesn’t have one. How about father’s first name? But why do you want to be in Leadership Class?
And so, when the 30 juniors and seniors file in, they line up and sit down in alphabetical order of their father’s middle or first name. Every so often the seating changes, one of the thousands of ways Dawson keeps cliques from forming and gets the students to know and accept each other.
This system is similar to what BestGEDclasses uses in their online GED prep classes, no cliques! It could well be that Mrs. Dawson’s idea was inspired by how this online learning platform is structured.
“True learning goes on in an atmosphere where there’s true understanding,” says Dawson, 57, who teaches art and leadership and advises the student council at Washington High, a small-town, working-class high school about 50 miles west of St. Louis. “Students learn best in an environment where they’re accepted and not judged. There are no masks in here. It’s a very accepting group.”
Why Is College Tutoring So Important? Before college, you were breezing your way through high school with straight As, dreaming of how much fun college would be.
Wild parties, great friends, and carefree memories filled your daydreams, and you knew that once you graduated, you were going to have the time of your life. The following video tells you also a lot about the differences between studying in high school and college:
When you got to college, however, these dreams were shattered by the realities: tough assignments, endless studying, and having to work ten times as hard as you did in high school just to scrape together a passing grade.
Many people think college is only good for getting a better job or making more money, but that’s not true. College gives you the chance to meet some of the best friends you’ll ever make, gain insights into living as an independent adult, and have experiences you’ll not get anywhere else.
“You don’t understand!”
“I don’t want to talk about it!”
“Leave me alone!”
If these declarations sound familiar, you are not alone. Most parents experience the brick wall that suddenly appears without warning. You can learn what triggers this and ways to keep the conversation flowing.
Get inside your preteen’s mind to see life from their point of view. This is the road to changing the adult-preteen interaction. Let’s look at a common homework problem, which is the preteen’s to solve, to see how this works.
If they are struggling with homework you may hear them say, “I just can’t do this. It’s too much, and I’m not going to do it!” This is the crucial point in which your choice of response can either create a supportive connection or enrage your preteen.
With university and college places increasingly at a premium, the quest to achieve a competitive edge over other candidates is particularly pertinent. Popular courses are continually oversubscribed so give yourself a fighting chance from the beginning by dazzling during the application process.
The following video from a Russian student who managed to get into a U.S. university may help you understand the process a little better.
Every college and university will employ slightly different criteria for determining their choice of undergraduate. Successful applicants will always need to comply with a certain level of academic achievement.
This indicates to the admissions staff that candidates are likely to be able to adequately cope with the demands and difficulty level of the course in question.
Driving across town with the heater of her new car insulating her from the fierce Oklahoma winter in 2016, Amy Radford-Nelson spied a man walking along the railroad tracks.
Radford-Nelson, a Redlands Community College student in El Reno, Okla., recalled her own bout of homelessness seven years before when she was pregnant with her second child and a move to Santa Fe hadn’t worked out. Recalling that rocky stretch made her decide to do something to help.
Radford-Nelson spent the next nine months doing research, filing paperwork, negotiating a lease and gathering community support, and last September the Rock Island Community Kitchen opened its doors.
“The way I thought about it, if I wait to do this until I get into graduate school, it’s not going to happen. I’m going to be too busy,” says Radford-Nelson, 35. The non-profit soup kitchen, staffed with college honor society volunteers, now serves 700 meals a month.
Senior year in high school can be a bit hectic. Even though you’re trying to enjoy your final year in high school, you also need to keep an eye on all kinds of deadlines to make sure you don’t fall behind and miss out!
I’ve come up with this timeline, going by what events happened during my senior year in high school. Hopefully, this list will help you out a bit. Please let me know if there’s anything important I’ve forgotten.
Senior year is a big year, and it flies by, believe me. If you want to make sure you leave high school with every loose end taken care of, it helps to have an excellent guideline of what to do as your year goes.
While individual parts will come with their specific dates, some senior events will remain consistent year to year.
It is not so long ago that obtaining a top academic education was only a faraway dream for most African Americans. For these students, getting hold of well-paying employment and experiencing some of the greater things in their lives existed only in their wildest imagination.
Over the last decades, all this has fortunately changed. Nowadays you can find scholarships available to African Americans not only offered by the federal government, but also via companies and corporations, and through public and private sectors as well. A great example is the Hilton GED Assistance Program, learn more here.
Numerous philanthropic institutions these days have scholarship grants meant for minority groups, especially African Americans. These great scholarship grants offer many African Americans all through the country the possibility to obtain the education and learning they are worthy of. Continue reading →
Taking on an examination of your career potential might seem difficult especially when if your education path was not straightforward, coming back to school for your GED might be the alternative path but it doesn’t mean that your career potential is smaller.
In the late 1970s, while studying executives impacted by the breakup of AT&T, Dr. Suzanne Kobasa developed the concept of “Stress Hardiness”. Predicting the potential for future success is based on past performance and demonstrated skills.
I’ve adapted the three C’s of Kobasa [and added a fourth] to the specific issue of career examination as follows:
1. Commitment: People with a strong sense of commitment to their own selves, their families, their work or a personal cause. They believe in their self-worth. They want either to feel better about their current field of professional engagement or find other outlets that will suit them better.
Our daughter and her friends are to the age where getting their drivers license, and then getting the keys to the car, are all they think or talk about. I can tell you first hand that watching your child drive away by themselves for the first time is not an experience you will ever forget as a parent.
It’s not that you’re worried about them–you are but that’s not all of it–you’re also worried about every other person on the road. It’s a weekly occurrence that my teen driver comes home telling me that because she was driving the speed limit someone behind her was having a road rage experience.
She’s had drivers honking at her, flashing their lights, and driving erratically behind her frequently. All because she is driving exactly the speed limit, which as a brand new driver is the responsible thing to do.