The 5 Best Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Learning

As a parent, it is natural to want to give your child the best education possible. If you are a parent that’s been looking for new ways to help your child excel, there are many fun activities available to supplement your child’s education in a way that is fun for them. In this article, we will explore different ways you can enhance your child’s learning experience through fun activities.

Online Learning Games

Online learning games for kids, like Age of Learning, are a great way to supplement your child’s education in a fun and engaging way. There are many websites and apps that offer educational games for children, covering subjects such as math, science, and language arts. What makes these games so fun is their interactive aspect. Kids won’t get bored because they are constantly participating in the fun activities the games offer.

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities are a great way to supplement your child’s education while also promoting physical activity and a love for nature. Outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and gardening can help teach children about science, math, and environmental conservation. To turn outdoor activities into a lesson, you can point out things you come across, like leaves and acorns, and tell your child more about them.

Cooking and Baking

Cooking and baking are not only fun activities, but they also help children learn about math, science, and nutrition. By measuring ingredients and following recipes, children can develop their math and science skills while also learning about healthy eating. Let children measure out ingredients and count with them for an added layer of fun and engagement. If your child isn’t confident with pouring yet, they can watch and count along.

Board Games and Puzzles

Board games and puzzles are great ways to promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills. These types of activities can also help children learn about strategy, logic, and teamwork. When you are picking board games for you and your child to play, make sure you pick age-appropriate games. If you happen to buy a game that is too advanced, don’t worry! You can alter the game to make it more appropriate, or wait until your child is older.

Reading and Writing

Reading and writing are essential skills for children to learn, and there are many fun ways to promote these skills. Encourage your child to read books, newspapers, and magazines that they are interested in, and have them write stories or create their own comics. A great way to get kids excited about reading and writing is to create a special space for them to do these activities in, like a reading nook.

Conclusion

As a parent, it is important to find ways to supplement your child’s education in a way that is fun and engaging. By incorporating these five activities into your child’s daily routine, you can help enhance their learning experience and make it more enjoyable. After all, learning should be an enjoyable and fun experience for children. These activities are a great way to make that happen.

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Achieving Excellence: Top Tips For Boosting Your Child’s Academic Performance

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As a parent, you want the best for your child, including their education. However, with the constant changes in the education system and the pressure to excel, knowing how to support your child in school can be challenging. This guide will discuss practical and effective ways to help your child succeed academically, from familiarizing yourself with the education system to fostering a love for learning in your child.

Familiarize Yourself with the Education System

One of the essential steps in helping your child succeed in school is to familiarize yourself with the education system. This includes understanding each grade level’s curriculum, assessments, and expectations.  Familiarizing yourself with the education system will help you better advocate for your child’s needs and to work with the school to ensure they get the education they deserve.  

Create a Positive Learning Environment at Home

Creating a positive learning environment at home can have a significant impact on your child’s academic success. This includes creating a dedicated study space for them, setting regular homework and study times, and limiting distractions such as television and video games. Additionally, it’s essential to be supportive and encouraging of your child’s education rather than putting too much pressure on them to achieve a certain grade or score.  

You should familiarize yourself with how to create a positive learning environment and adequately help your child.  You can do this, for example, through online research, such as through the online advice from Principal Brian Lumar, who is experienced in the world of education and helping students succeed.

Encourage a Love for Learning

Helping your child to develop a love for learning is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. This can be done by encouraging them to explore their interests, whether it’s through reading, writing, or hands-on activities. Additionally, it’s essential to show them the value of learning and how they can use it in the real world.

Communicate with Your Child’s Teachers

Regular communication with your child’s teachers can help you stay informed about their progress and any issues they may face. This includes setting up parent-teacher conferences, attending open houses and events, and keeping your contact information up-to-date. Additionally, it’s essential to work with the teachers to address any issues or concerns that may arise and to find ways to support your child’s education.

Provide Additional Support

While the school system is designed to provide your child with the education they need, it may not always be enough. Consider providing additional support if your child is struggling in a particular subject or area.  Asking for support is one of the critical steps a child can take to excel at school, and you should be on hand to help them if they decide they need it. This can include hiring a tutor, signing them up for extra-curricular activities or classes, or seeking other resources such as online tutorials or educational apps.

Stay Involved in Your Child’s Education

Staying involved in your child’s education is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. This includes attending school events, volunteering at the school, and staying informed about what is happening in your child’s classroom. Additionally, you can stay involved in your child’s education by helping them with homework and projects and discussing what they are learning in school.

Lead by Example

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important role model. Therefore, it is vital to lead by example when it comes to education. This includes valuing teaching and lifelong learning, setting goals and working towards them, and being a good student yourself.

Conclusion

Helping your child succeed in school is not always easy. Still, by following some of these handy tips, you can set them up for success. Remember, every child is different and may have unique needs and learning styles, so it’s essential to work with your child and their teachers to find the best approach. By working together, you can help your child reach their full potential and succeed academically.

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How To Excel At School

School can be such an important time in your life, and it’s easy to give into the pressure. Lots of people end up dropping out due to the stress and workload, but those that do commit to college likely have a better chance of gaining a higher paid job in the future. So, it’s vital that you can take the opportunity to excel at school and really make the most of the opportunity. 

Thankfully, this guide contains some of the best steps that you can follow to thrive during further education, helping you to surpass expectations and utilize every day!

So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover more. 

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Don’t Let Distractions Take Your Attention Away From The Task At Hand 

One of the most difficult aspects of education is the many different distractions that can take your attention away from the task at hand. College is littered with distractions, from parties and other drinking events to social media and more. You need to recognize that this is an important time in your life, one that requires focus and concentration if you want to stand any chance of thriving. You can party to your heart’s content when you’ve passed your degree with flying colors, but for now you need to sit down and pay attention instead. Don’t let distractions ruin your shot of getting the best possible grade! It’s likely going to be 2-4 years of your life – don’t waste it doing useless stuff that holds you back from achieving complete success. 

Find Inspiration From Motivational Sources

School can often feel like a pretty lonely experience, and amongst this isolation it’s easy to lose sight of why you’re actually there. Giving yourself the motivation to keep on trucking is key, but where can you find the most inspirational sources to help set you in the direction of success? Well, everywhere! You can follow inspiring social media accounts that post motivational quotes, find successful people like Dustin Popiel who used their school experience to maximize their future, and even hang a few posters around your study space that give you the drive to get through each task. 

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Support When You Need It 

One thing that is often quite rare to see in a further education session is a raised hand. People are afraid to ask questions for a number of reasons, with the main one likely being a fear of embarrassment. However, missing out on key information simply due to an ill-conceived fear of damaging your reputation amongst your peers could have serious consequences for your grade. You must never be afraid to ask for support when you need it, as that’s exactly what your tutors are there for! The reason you’re in class is to learn, so make sure that’s exactly what you do. It’s also pretty likely that someone else has the same question and will be eternally grateful for your courage to ask! 

Good luck in your quest to excel at school. 

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Encouraging Teamwork on Youth Teams

There is no such thing as a successful team unless teamwork is involved. When you are coaching youth sports, teamwork is even more important because you need everybody to be working together for the same outcome. Team sports when you’re a kid are all about friendships and fun and winning, and while you may not always win you need to make sure that the kids on your team are working well together. 

Fostering a good environment for teamwork is a big part of your job as a coach, and when you are writing your 4-part lineup cards, you need to ensure that you are able to get your team working together and that the people on your team are able to gel well. If they are not jelling, then all the cards you are writing to put your team in the right places are just not going to work out. So, you need to know exactly how you can ensure that everybody on your team is well able to work together and comfortable enough to do so. Here are some of the things that you could do.

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  • Encourage positive mental attitudes at all times. If you have kids on your team who are ambitious, then you already know what an attitude looks like! However you need to make sure that the attitude that runs through your team is one that is solid. So, instead of worrying about entertaining friendships and enemies and fights going on, you need to ensure that everybody on your team knows that you leave your troubles at the door and you work together when you were on the same team together. Winning or losing, everybody has to have a good mental attitude so that you can keep the team encouraged and moving forward and supporting one another.
  • Make sure you involve your team in team building activities. Not everybody enjoys doing these, but you need your team to be able to work together on and off the field. Team building activities put your kids in a position where they have to work with each other in a way that’s not just about winning on the team. It’s not always the easiest thing to do, we’re not going to lie, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Team building activities allow the kids to work together and discover each other’s weaknesses outside of the team support that you are doing. It’s a fun way for everybody to be together, and while it does take time for everybody to feel in sync, it does work out in the end.
  • What on team encouragement. There is only so much encouragement you can do as a coach, you need your team cheering for each other. So coming up with fun ways to cheer each other on and even working with cheerleaders to encourage each other is important. Encouragement is beneficial in a cohesive team because when kids are taught early on to encourage others, they will have success on every team that they are a part of. Remember there is no I in the team.
  • Teach the kids to play for each other. One of the hardest things to do as a coach is to get children playing for each other and not just themselves. They should want to do well for their teammates, and you can help to foster that if you are helping them to learn how to do this. Show them how to become a we player instead of a me player and you will have a table full of kids who are nothing but happy to see each other win.

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SkillsFuture Courses: Upskilling and Reskilling

With economic pressures increasing worldwide, people need better employment for higher income-earning opportunities. For Singaporeans, the Singapore government is offering the SkillsFuture Series initiative of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). The SSG funds skills upgrading courses at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), providing Certificates of Competency (CoC) for various industry skills.

What is SkillsFuture Singapore?

The SSG was established as a national initiative to offer Singaporeans the chance to realize their maximum potential across each life, regardless of where they start, by acquiring mastery of their skills. It is an attitude of always pushing towards higher excellence via knowledge, implementation, and experience.

The SSG has four main goals:

  • To assist people in making informed judgments about their studies, training, and professions;
  • To create a high-quality and comprehensive training and education system that addresses the demands that are continuously changing;
  • To encourage employer appreciation and career advancement based on mastery of abilities; and
  • To cultivate an environment that values and encourages lifelong learning.

Who Can Avail of ITE Courses with Certificates of Competency?

New graduates from secondary schools seeking to take post-secondary education and training full-time and adult learners wishing to expand their present skill set or transition to a different field are eligible to enroll in SSG-funded courses.

They will be equipped for work duties in an environment where success now mostly hinges on having the ability to compete, engage, and cooperate globally. They will participate in tasks that help them learn how to solve problems and practical exercises that let them put what they have learned into practice. This practical method will motivate individuals to continue their lifelong learning by improving engagement, comprehension, and commitment.

Individuals can stay technologically and professionally a step ahead by focusing on education and self-development. That will also assist them in maintaining their relevance and ensure their eventual success.

The SSG-funded credit certificate courses provide the following advantages.

  • More job possibilities
  • Improved job flexibility
  • Better job mobility
  • Lifelong education
  • Higher income
  • Increased career satisfaction

What Courses Does ITE Offer with Certificates of Competency?

The SSG-funded ITE courses with Certificates of Competency (CoC) provide training applicable to industries in eight developing and crucial areas of skills. From basic to advanced levels, each field offers various courses to meet the needs of Singaporeans at all learning levels.

Each certificate course focuses on developing abilities unique to each field and serves as a brief training program. A CoC may be completed in as little as one day, allowing the student to refine their skill sets and increase their work options. Following are the fields with CoC courses.

Business

At the ITE business school, students will thoroughly grasp entrepreneurship.

Each course is intended to assist them in building a viable business, from developing effective marketing techniques to understanding key business processes.

Engineering

Unmanned aircraft flying, air conditioner maintenance, electrical installation, and plumbing are some vital skills that students can choose to learn in engineering. Additionally, they may study smart farming, agritech, and urban farming. These may set them off in the direction of beginning a fresh career.

Electronics & Infocomm Technology

Students can prepare for the digital realm by becoming immersed in online applications, smart home technologies, data analytics, cyber-security, network security, and artificial intelligence.

Design and Media

Students can learn how to organize company processes for maximum productivity, assess the needs of potential consumers, and create solutions to customer-focused business difficulties using the design ideation technique.

Applied Health Science

Students may gain the information and abilities required to care for people with dementia, how to help with treatments, offer hospice care, and learn about smart urban planning and assistive technology.

Culinary & Hospitality

In the well-appointed and fully-equipped training kitchens, students will participate in hands-on activities while learning how to bake exquisite pastries and bread and expertly prepare espresso.

Subsidized Part-Time Short Courses

Adult learners have the chance to pursue fresh interests for self-enrichment and professional advancement, They will also learn new skills and acquire additional knowledge through ITE’s short courses. These quick courses help Singaporean adult learners advance, regardless of their life station. Any adult learner can readily incorporate short courses into their hectic schedule due to their short duration.

The ITE welcomes recent graduates who are ready to study more, working professionals who wish to acquire a competitive advantage, parents who want to learn new skills, elders who don’t let age hinder further education, and everyone else. They can explore various skill sets thanks to ITE’s wide selection of short-term courses. The fields covered include business, information-communication, computers, networking, engineering, gastronomy, lifestyle and wellness, and design and media.

Assistance on fees includes the following:

• The National Silver Academy will partially fund enrollment up to 50% for Singaporeans who are 50 years old and older.

• SkillsFuture Credits can be used as payment by Singaporeans 25 years old and older.

• The Union Training Assistance Program will support NTUC members.

• Some students may qualify for support from sponsoring companies’ Skills Development Fund.

Singaporeans are fortunate to have these opportunities to upskill and reskill through subsidized Skillsfuture courses. Therefore, they must explore the possibilities and find the course perfect for them.

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6 Ways to Get Your Child to Enjoy Reading

Children soak up information like a sponge, they’re fast learners, and usually have a solid sense of memory too. Even though children aren’t exactly fans of sitting, writing, and listening when it comes to learning, they are however major fans of getting active. The words “boring” and “learning” don’t need to go together. This is especially more apparent when it comes to reading. It‘s one of the best ways to allow a child to use their overactive imagination. 

Reading can get them into new topics, and feel as if they‘re transported. Plus, this is great for reading skills too. If you’re wanting to get your child to feel the love of learning, knowledge, and even reading for optimum child development, then there are some tips for you!

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Make an Exciting Library Visit

Children love to go to the library and they can spend hours browsing books and reading titles. But, as a parent, you want to make sure that they are not just reading the same book over and over again. So, how can you make their library visit more exciting? The best way is by introducing them to new genres of books. You can ask them what they like reading or show them some of your favorite children’s books.

You could also surprise them with a book that they didn’t know about. The best part is that your child will be so excited about their new discovery! Besides books, your local library can offer so much more! This can include activities like worksheets, reading to children, and DIY projects with children too.

Have a Reading Party at Home

Reading parties are a great way to get your children interested in reading. It is also a great way to bond with them as you read together. There are many benefits of having a reading party at home, such as:

-You can have more control over what books are read and how they are read,

-You can adjust the age level of the books according to your child’s reading level,

-It is a fun and interactive way for kids to learn new words and concepts,

-It is also an opportunity for parents to share their love of reading with their children.

Think of it as a miniature book club, where you can read to them, they can read to you, and all of you discuss the book.

Share Your Memories of the Great Books You’ve Read

Children love to emulate what their parents do, they honestly just love emulating adults in their lives that they look up to, and this includes teachers as well. Why not share some of your favorite (child-friendly) books with your kid. It can honestly be one of the best ways to get your child to want to read.

Intro a Book of Your Child’s Favorite Show, Game, or Movie

A lot of shows, movies, games, and beyond are usually based on books. Everyone knows that the original is way better as books and comics are going to add far more detail. So, why not introduce the book to them? It’s a way to get them to learn more details about their favorite media. Plus, it can be far more exciting as they’ll pick up on side stories or hints that they haven’t known about. The book is always the best version, so get them to read it!

Bring Your Child to an Author Event They’ll Love

Sometimes, schools will pay to have an author visit the school so they can talk about their book. This has helped kids learn about books or even learn about their favorite authors. If your child has a favorite book, why not scout out when the author will be on tour? These author events will read an excerpt of the book, do a signing, Q&A, and so much more. This can certainly be worth your while, so make sure you put this into consideration!

Visit the Library Together at Least Once a Month

Overall, if you want to get your child into reading more, then why not take them to the library once a month. Doing so will allow both of you to feel more connected in the community that the library offers. Libraries are cheap, sometimes just completely free. With the number of resources they offer, it can be astounding what can happen. From reading some of the best literature to learning about topics not taught in school, getting this opportunity is great.

So, these are some of the best ways to get your child into the world of reading. It may take time to get them into this, just make sure you don’t push at it. Children hate being forced to do things against their will. So open this up as an opportunity for them. 

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How To Set Up Your Kids’ For Early Career Choices

When it comes to kids’ futures, you want to do everything you can to help them succeed. One way to give them a head start is to help them make career choices early on. 

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Here Are Some Tips For Setting Your Kids Up For Early Career Success:

First, Help Them Explore Their Interests

The best way to start thinking about a career is to think about what you’re interested in. Then, encourage your kids to explore their interests by signing them up for activities they enjoy, reading books about different careers, and talking to people who work in different fields. This will help them narrow down their list of potential careers and figure out which ones they’d like to learn more about.

Help Them Develop Their Skills

No matter what career they choose, your kids will need to have certain skills in order to be successful. Help them develop these skills by encouraging them to participate in extracurricular activities, take classes related to their chosen field, and practice their skills regularly.

Encourage Them To Set Goals

One of the best ways to stay motivated is to have clear goals. Help your kids set goals for themselves related to their career choice and work towards achieving them. This will help keep them on track and motivated as they progress through their education and into their professional life.

Let Them Take Risks

In order to achieve great things, sometimes your kids will need to take risks. Encourage them to do this by supporting them when they take risks and helping them learn from their mistakes. This can be a difficult thing to do, but it’s worth it in the end when they achieve success.

Let Them Make Mistakes

It’s inevitable that your kids will make some mistakes along the way. Instead of discouraging them, help them learn from their mistakes and move on. This will teach them resilience and how to cope with setbacks.

Help Them Find A Mentor

A great way to accelerate their career growth is to find a mentor. Help your kids connect with someone who has experience in their chosen field and can offer advice and support. This can be an invaluable resource as they navigate their way through their professional life.

Teach Them About Money

One of the most important things kids need to know when it comes to their careers is how to handle money. Teach them about budgeting, saving, and investing so they can make sound financial decisions as they progress through their lives.

Encourage Them To Continue Learning

The world of work is constantly changing, so your kids need to keep learning even after they start working. Encourage them to participate in professional development courses, read industry journals, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends. This will help them stay ahead of the curve and be successful in their chosen career.

Help Them Find Their Passion

One of the most important things kids need when choosing a career is to find their passion. Help your kids discover what they’re passionate about by encouraging them to try different things, explore their interests, and read books about different careers such as Cie.spacefoundation.org. Then, when they find something they’re truly passionate about, they’ll be more motivated to pursue it as a career.

Help Them Set Goals

One of the best ways to help your kids pursue their career is to help them set goals. Help them come up with short-term and long-term goals and make a plan of action for how they can achieve them. This will keep them motivated and on track as they progress through their education and into their professional life.

Give Them Advice

When your kids need advice about their careers, be there for them. Offer your wisdom and guidance, and help them make the right decisions for their future. This can be a valuable resource for them as they move forward in their career.

Encourage Them To Network

Networking is an important part of any career, so encourage your kids to start networking as early as possible. Help them connect with people in their chosen field and teach them how to make the most of these relationships. This will help them build their professional network and be successful in their career.

Let Them Explore Their Options

When it comes to choosing a career, your kids will benefit from exploring their options. Encourage them to try different things, talk to people in various industries, and do their own research before making a decision. This will help them find the right career for them and set themselves up for success.

Celebrate Their Accomplishments

No matter what career they choose, your kids will achieve great things. Celebrate their accomplishments by cheering them on, congratulating them, and being proud of everything they’ve accomplished. This will help them stay motivated and continue working hard towards their goals.

Support Them

Finally, be there for your kids when they need you. Offer encouragement and advice when they need it, and celebrate their successes with them. Showing your support will help them stay motivated and excited about their career choice.

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Thinking Of Studying At Home? Check Out These Tips

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Are you thinking about taking some online training or perhaps studying for a new career? Then you are going need to make sure you set yourself up for success. So, what will help? Have a look at the following tips: 

Make A Schedule For Your Day

Treat your home study sessions as though you were going to the library or taking classes. Decide on a time to wake up, get ready, eat breakfast, and put on your clothes. It is possible to offer structure to your life by developing a routine, which can also signal to your brain that it is time to get some work done.

Establish A Dedicated Study Space

Creating a physical separation between your study location and your relaxation area can be extremely beneficial when trying to stay focused while studying from the comfort of your home. This can also assist you in keeping your academic stress contained in your study location. You can make your study area personal for you, for example, this highly rated boho rainbow classroom decorations bundle could be the perfect fit for your boho home. 

Preparing Notes For Online Classes Is Essential

Put your phone aside, switch off notifications from messages and social media on your computer, and shut irrelevant URLs to keep yourself as distraction-free as possible while working. It can also be beneficial to take notes during online classes to keep your hands occupied and your mind focused on the course subject being taught.

Maintain A Regular Schedule For Physical Activity

Break times should be scheduled for your study session (for example, every 45 minutes) to allow you to get up, move around, and stimulate various portions of your brain. During your break, you can stretch, do jumping jacks, stroll around the room, and take a look out the window at the scenery outside.

Don’t Forget To Schedule Some Social Time.

Allowing yourself to spend time with friends and family during the day will help you stay motivated while studying. You can schedule a time when you are less productive in order to communicate with friends and family members. It is possible to communicate with them either through phone calls or video conferencing.

Make A Study Plan

Write out all of the things you need to get done in the next three days and break them down into smaller projects that you can finish each day.

Breaking down a large work into smaller portions can make things less overwhelming and can help you become more driven to complete them! Additionally, you can share your study plan with your pals (study buddies!) in order to hold yourself accountable.

Eat Well And Sleep Well

When studying, choose healthy snacks to munch on, and make lunches that will not put you to sleep later in the day. A minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep at night is recommended in order to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to begin your studies the following day.

Avoid Multitasking

You can choose a time during the day when you are less productive to complete household duties. Set your calendar in such a manner that you may concentrate on one activity at a time (for example, studying, housework, relaxing, or exercising) while knowing that you will have dedicated time later for other items on your to-do list to do.

These tips should help you to start studying at home successfully. Do you have any other tips that could help? Please share some of them in the comments below.

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Preparing Teens for the Real World: Life Skills Schools Should Teach in 2021

We think only adults suffered during this period. But teens surely had trouble, too. The pandemic distorted their view of the real world, making it scary instead of exciting. The reopening of schools didn’t help much; many kids continue to stay at home due to the rising COVID-19 cases.

This can make one wonder, “what if another crisis happened again?” While pessimism is the last thing we need right now, we can’t afford another pandemic or any other crisis to catch us by surprise again. Sure, we’ll never be prepared enough for crises, but we don’t have to feel helpless against it.

As such, teens should start learning useful skills in school. And not just cooking and cleaning; rather, skills that will help them keep their lives put together in case outside help isn’t available.

Without further ado, these are the skills schools should start teaching teens in 2021:

1. Basic HVAC Repair and Maintenance

Now that everyone’s staying at home for longer periods, HVAC systems work harder than usual. If the machine suffers a problem, it’s easy to call a repairman. But some HVAC issues require only quick troubleshooting. Calling a pro would’ve been a waste of your money and theirtime.

Likewise, relying on a pro for basic HVAC maintenance is a waste of money. So teens should learn to do it instead. Besides, they’re typically possessive of their spaces. They don’t like it when a stranger comes in, even to repair appliances.

Basic HVAC maintenance is just replacing air filters every three months or so. Onthe other hand, basic repairs can be a little complicated in the start, as it requires an ensemble of tools. But once teens get the hang of it, opening up an HVAC unit and changing its parts will be second nature to them.

2. Cleaning Gutters

A roof replacement is one of the most expensive home repairs ever. But if you maintain your gutters well, you’re less likely to deal with costly roof issues. Hence, schools should begin teaching teens how to clean gutters.

Gutters are often filled with debris during the fall. So the reopening of classes is the perfect time to teach gutter cleaning. Also, teens should learn how to tell if a gutter is already beyond fixing. This will teach them a greater sense of responsibility.

3. Basic Car Repairs

Teens as young as 13 start being interested in driving. By their 16th, they can already have a license. If their car breaks down on their way to school or home, they’d be helpless if they can’t perform basic car repairs.

Teens can learn the following repairs from school, even just by reading books or referring to visual aids:

  • Changing oils
  • Changing a flat tire
  • Changing batteries
  • Changing spark plugs
  • Replacing windshield wipers
  • Replacing air filters
  • Replacing a headlight or tail light
  • Changing brake pads
  • Jumpstarting a car

In addition, teens should know how to use the various tools and equipment for repairing cars. For example, if the tires are out of alignment, a teen should name a durable alignment car lift as the equipment that will fix the problem. Being familiar with car repair tools and equipment allows teens to make smart decisions when maintaining their own autos.

4. Transportation Skills

Just because a teen has a driving license doesn’t mean they should throw commuting out the window. It may seem like common sense is the only skill needed to use public transport, but navigating and safety skills are important, too. When teens are in an unfamiliar place, it won’t be easy to reach their destination without navigation skills. And if they’re riding a cab alone at night, for example, their safety skills can save their lives should a threat faces them.

5. Emotion Regulation Skills

Many Millennial and older Gen Z employees suffer from mental health issues. Their problems worsened during the pandemic. Though the causes of poor mental health vary, we can attribute a common root cause: a lack of emotion regulation skills.

True enough, people from older generations were never taught to be attuned to their emotions. They were seen as unprofessional or “bratty” when they became emotional.Thankfully, millennials are changing that, creating a safer environment for Gen Zs.

So from now, schools should also teach emotion regulation to prevent personality problems due to repressed emotions. This will help teens stay emotionally and mentally healthy if another crisis occurs.

These life skills are essential in living a healthy lifestyle. Remember, health isn’t just about nutrition. It’s also about mental and emotional stability and the ability to run a happy, peaceful household.

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3 Top Tips To Help You Smash Your Online Exams

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The last eighteen months have changed the entire landscape of learning, possibly forever. Indeed, some universities are already coming out and saying that virtual learning and online lectures will be permanent things. The way you absorb learning materials has changed dramatically, as has the way you have been tested on them. Online exams are very much a thing, and they come with some pros and cons. Many people prefer them to traditional exams, though it can be hard to achieve the grades you want, largely due to how different it feels to sit these exams. 

Fear not, for you are about to learn how to smash your online exams every single time without fail! Here are some tips:

Keep your notes handy

The benefit of online exams is that you can have notes with you and nobody will know about it. Therefore, it makes sense to still do your revision and to create notes but keep them close to you while you do the exam. Try to split them into categories so you know which notes to look at for which questions. Or, if you have another device you can use, make your notes digital. This way, you could hop into a Word Document or Google Docs and search for key phrases to find the relevant notes for a question you’re struggling with. 

Get extra help

Believe it or not, but you could actually get someone to help you sit your online exams. Again, this is a benefit of the online way of learning as it’s harder for schools and colleges to regulate. Websites like Take My Online Class can set you up with experts that will literally sit the exam for you. This is useful in situations where you’re absolutely overrun with work and exams, so you can’t mentally handle all of them at once. Letting someone else sit the exam takes some weight off your shoulders, so you can focus on the exams that you’re better at. Think of it as delegating a task to someone else, so you have the mental capacity to deal with all your work. 

Find a quiet place

A downside of online exams – and online learning in general – is that you have more distractions to worry about. When you’re at home trying to do work, you’ve got all of the things around you that distract you when you’d usually come home from school or college. So, trying to focus on the exams with these distractions can be challenging. As such, you need to find a quiet place to sit your exams with as few distractions as possible. Hopefully, there’s somewhere that fits this description in your house or flat. If not, you may want to consider going to a library to sit the exams. They are quiet and peaceful environments that could encourage you to be more focused, helping you perform better during the exams!

Utilize these three top tips to smash all of your online exams and achieve better grades. Now, you can unleash your potential and start your path towards a successful career.

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