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April 2016 Blog Posts (16)

10 Exciting Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

Mother’s Day is the one time of year dedicated to what our mom’s do for us. There are many things children can make for their moms that don’t require long hours. Other than taking her for a dinner and a memorable family trip, there are many small and inexpensive things you can do to show your love and respect towards her. A little time and creativity are all you need.

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Here are 10 exciting Mother’s Day gift ideas for preschoolers. Choose any one of them and let…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on April 28, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Innovative educational system

In place of the common vocational training, a holistic total personality comes oriented education. The reason for this is the development trend of modern education:



1. Each level of education recognized as part of the continuing education system.



2. The formation of widely…

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Added by Julius Saunders on April 27, 2016 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

The basic tendencies of development of education

Recently, the entire progressive community of the republic concerned with the organization of school education, its modernization, as a school - in the broadest sense of the word - should be the most important factor of the humanization of social and economic relations, the formation of the new life of the individual units. The process of learning in the school must ensure that the younger generation has the opportunity to produce reliable, durable and necessary knowledge, which are the…

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Added by Julius Saunders on April 27, 2016 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

How to prevent the students to cheat

Teachers should strongly discourage cheating and create an environment that students could hardly do it. At present, children are absolutely not attracted intense study. Due to the fact that you do not allow students to write off, they become responsible educated people. Students will advance far in the…

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Added by Julius Saunders on April 27, 2016 at 8:12am — No Comments

Why Enrolling Your Child in a Childcare Center Matters

Most children experts opine that sending your tiny tot to childcare is the best thing to do, especially if you and your spouse both work. If you are unsure if you should enroll your child in a childcare center, here is why you should!

First School - ChildCare Center

Safe Haven: It’s natural to worry about your child. A daycare offers a stable and safe environment for your child while you are away from home. Daycare may also be a lot less expensive…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on April 26, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Best University in the world

California Institute of Technology, or as it is often shortened Caltech - took first place in…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The coolest student dormitory in the world

Calling this beauty "hostel" is simply impossible. This hostel for students is located in Ørestad - the new area of Copenhagen in Denmark. Called -…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Choosing a profession

Finishing school, millions of young people begin an independent life. They can begin to work or continue their studies to obtain higher…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to deal with a teenager

Striving for independence, isolation, unwillingness to spend all their free time together, the…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Primary school teacher

After the defense of the …

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The first day in college

It does not matter where you come to the first day of study: a small private school, or a huge university - meeting new people…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

The first day at school. How to help your child to adapt

First day of school - this is definitely…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

If your child is being bullied at school

We are talking about children of primary school age, because the ability to fend for themselves, strengthening of self-confidence and …

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Homeschooling: Pros and Cons

Homeschooling- a new fashion or a return to the old traditions? The benefits of the traditional school…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on April 13, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Crushed It! How to Host a Twitter Chat

I was asked by Tali Horowitz of Common Sense Media to co-moderate a Twitter chat, but I had never done that before. I’ve been on Twitter for about a year and a half and have participated in other chats, so I thought “Why not?” It turned out to be a lot of fun; if you ever have the opportunity, please do so. Since I want everyone to experience this nerd-thrill, I’ve documented how I approached this project. After it was all…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on April 8, 2016 at 9:20am — No Comments

Cyber Security & Big Data Makes Entry Into The MBA Learning

Most of the organisations have the online presence. In present business trend and practice online existence is must. But what if business suffers unauthorised access at web by unknown force? There are cases where similar things have been reported where website and important information of the companies were hacked. To stop such threat companies should consider cyber security to protect their business from third part access. Another thing that organisations are predominantly considering is…

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Added by Mark William on April 8, 2016 at 2:51am — No Comments

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