There’s currently a great deal in the press about the subject of grammer schools getting a hike in the governmemnt budget allowance and this is not going down terrribly well with the rest of the educational world. Many on the more socialist side of life are up in arms about the fact the selective schools already have a great advantage over the comprehensive system and that it is not fair funding. Whatever sort of school one attends, there really is no excuse for getting poor results. There is a much more even playing field for all children now, far more so than in the early years of education in this country as a whole. All schools are geared to allow for bright candidates from poorer backgrounds to get a helping hand on to reach their potential. There should be no such thing as a bad school. Bad pupils maybe. It takes effort and determination to succeed.
When we think of schools all we generally recall is our own sorry attempt at learning in a large class environment. The mix of bored disruptive children with bored under achieving teacher can make for a volatile atmosphere for most folk. The lessons have changed for the better, but whilst some of the content and presntation skills have vastly improved, for every ‘super lesson’ there are hundreds of mediocre run of the mill teacher led lessons going on in mainstream schools today. So for the discerning parent, how about checking onlne with the latest trends on online learning -e degrees and the supply of online teaching courses in any subject and efectively, any age group. Knowing how to learn is a critical lesson in itself. Just listening to facts and figures is rarely the answer to any education methodology. Being able to take information and re learn it in chunks is the basis for online learing.
When you think of our children and grandchildren growing up, one of the first things we consider is their safety, then their health and probably the next is education. In fact it’s fair to say that education concerns govern many a house move these days. I know of couples who decide on the school area they want to be in before they actually start the family. Of course, a public school in the chosen area will make it even more necessary to up the education standard of the chief earner of the family anyway. When top up courses are needed, there are so many on the market – choosing the right online package can be extremely difficult to fathom. Knowing who supplies goo e-learning curses and online tutoring and then checking out their credentials is absolutely to get the desired grades and degree certificates at the end of the day.
I have a lothing of all things that smack of fraud, under the counter payments, tax evasion etc. I never hire the services of trades persons who ask for cash in hand payments – particularly if they whisper loudly that they can reduce the bill by a good 20% if I do pay in the hand. I have attended many e-learning courses in my years as a government officer. Online education is and essential tool these days to get through to the work force about the need to operate honestly, fairly and above board. Training and careers courses count for nothing if the person then gets into trouble for dealing in an illegal or under hand manner. I always found the career and role focused e-learning courses to be very helpful and jolly interesting. They have stayed with me throughout my working career in fact.
I have just spent a wonderful week with an old colleague – we worked together for many years in an office based environment. We had both been at school under the old teacher led system and felt fairly well educated on most of the necessary subjects of our day. My mental arithmetic had not been great at school – I didn’t like one of the teachers when much younger – this sadly put me off the subject for the rest of my school days. If only I’d had access to the fantastic array of e-learning and online revision courses that are out there now. It would have boosted my confidence and taught me the logical way to look at all maths. I did like dealing with logarithms and was able to use the tables easily – but oh how I would have benefitted from e-training and online education courses that today’s student can revel in!
Remember Remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot . . . . we used to chant this regularly every autumn when the history lessons at our educational establishment had reached the part about the blowing up of the english parliament and the plot to change the workings of it. There are many different types of learning now adays – we can log on to all sorts of e-learning sites, that supply absolutely custom designed courses for very specific career choices or job focused training. There cannot be a single subject in the universe not covered by some means of online education or e-training of sorts. Knowing what to look for is of course another matter. You need to break down the areas of learning to know exactly what is required for your purposes. Topping up curent standard of subject learning is ideally suited to e-training and students can make tremendous progress that way.
I can remember a great deal about my school days. Some of these memories are brilliantly funny and keep me inspired. Others are very dark, sad and make my skin crawl with either retained embarrassment, or just fright that I was able to be coerced or manipulated by bullies in my class. There were not the e-education or online learning schemes of today – no means to make up for lost time by singing on to a brilliantly job or subject focused top up educationalk course. This would have made such a difference to someone who wanted to run away and miss maths lessons because of one difficult phase. Sometimes it is difficult to get past the problem of bullying children. In a large school atmosphere, there are of course many types of personality. I have always found e-learning to be very much my style throughout my working years. Worth every moment logged on!
There has been much about education in the press lately. Mostly at the upper end of the equation, if you’ll excuse the pun. The head teachers and management of academies are paying themselves fantastic salaries – treating their jobs the same as any other lucrative money making business. A far cry from the days when I was at school and the head teacher was stern, well learned and a stickler for discipline and good manners. In return our one was fair and a good guide to us all on how to do a job well if you took your educational opportunities seriously and tried your very best. The world was our oyster and we could expect to achieve much, but only if we buckled down and learned everything our tutors wanted to drum into us. this included doing homework and taking responsibility for ourselves and looking out for chums. You get out more when you put in more.