It is not enough to sit, read and underline to study. Help your child to have a more effective study. They are very simple recommendations, that if we make them part of the study routine, we will increase the level of learning and also be more dynamic and will be reflected with good grades.
Choose and adapt the study space: it is important that the space is clear, orderly, with good lighting and ventilation. It is always recommended to study in the same place, it will help to concentrate faster
Prepare the material (books, notebooks and pen / pencil) and remove possible distractors such as mobile and computer.
It determines the time of study: it is verified that more information is retained and assimilated stipulating periods of less than 30 minutes
Organize the information: if it is a very extensive topic, it is recommended to divide it into subtopics that are easy to remember or relate them to some topic of daily life.
It is recommended not to memorize the information but to understand it. If you want to know more about the types of learning, click here.
Make personal notes as a summary of what has been learned, it is recommended to use colors and other study techniques such as conceptual maps, mental maps, synoptic charts, sign cards, questionnaires, diagrams and drawings.
Explain with your words the lesson studied to another person: this will achieve significant learning and not memorization. As Einstein said, you should explain things as if you were telling your grandmother, in this way you put to the test what you really learned.
Good nutrition: try to include foods high in antioxidants, such as almonds, walnuts, cranberries
Hydration: it is essential to drink water, you can also drink other drinks such as green tea
Restful sleep: it is very important to sleep for 6 to 8 hours, it helps to consolidate what has been learned.
If you like aromatherapy, you can use a diffuser with lavender essence, this will help your child concentrate more easily.
I leave a video that talks about the cientific study tips
Before knowing the different types of learning, it is important to understand that learning refers to the acquisition of knowledge, values, and the development of skills and attitudes. It is the method by which any human being assimilates certain information.
In the past, it was thought that there were only one or two ways to learn, however there are different, so it is relevant to know each student and the content we want them to learn, so we can choose the ideal type of learning. On this occasion we will mention 13 types.
The first type of learning is the implicit one: this is usually not intentional, it is given by the automatic execution of a motor behavior. If we think, we always learn without realizing it, for example to walk or talk.
The second is explicit learning, which, on the contrary of the implicit one, is conscious and intentional, therefore we require sustained and selective attention. This type of learning allows us to acquire information about places, people or objects.
The third type of learning is associative, as its name suggests it is to relate two stimuli or a stimulus + behavior. A clear example is the multiplication tables or the periodic table, it will be much more effective if it is reviewed with a song, so the brain will retain it more easily. So remember that, to achieve effective learning, use visual or audiovisual elements that the student likes. Ivan Pavlov (Russian psychologist) checks associative learning with his classical condition technique applied to his dog.
The fourth type is non-associative learning, it refers to the change of reaction to a repeated stimulus. They play a key role habituation (process in which a stimulus is repeated and the response is less and less intense) and awareness. For example when a baby is asleep and with the minimum noise, wakes up. If this happens every time he´s sleeping, the baby will stop waking up because of the noise.
The fifth learning is the significant, in this the student goes through a process in which he collects the information, selects it, organize and compares it with previous knowledge (new information vs. information that he already had).
The sixth type is cooperative learning, as the name implies it is carried out together with more students. This is given in educational classrooms, with a maximum of 5 people in the team, they have a teacher who guides and distributes roles.
The seventh learning is collaborative, it´s like the cooperative, more people are required, but the cooperative, unlike the cooperative, is more free; this means that the teacher only proposes the topic and the students decide how to approach it.
The eighth type is the emotional learning, this is very important, since it consists of knowing and managing the emotions efficiently.
The ninth learning is the observational one, also known as learning by imitation or modeling. It requires the participation of two people, the model (who will teach) and the student (who observes the behavior and learns).
The tenth type is the experiential learning. Learning from mistakes is the best example. This type of learning is produced as the name implies by experience.
The eleventh learning is by discovery, also known as heuristic learning (theory developed by the American psychologist Jerome Bruner), is usually an active learning that promotes the student to learn for himself, discovering, relating and reordering the concepts. The ideal for the teacher is to present situations stimulating their students through strategies of observation, comparison, analysis of similarities and differences.
The twelfth type is memoristic or repetitive learning, which consists in fixing in the memory in a mechanical and repetitive way concepts without deepening their meaning. It is when we repeat like parrot, therefore it is normal that we forget it in a short time. Some examples are: mathematical formulas, celebrities, phone numbers, birthdays, addresses among others.
The thirteenth learning is receptive, it is impulsive, passive and it is when the student receives the content but does not do it in his own way. A clear example is when you read a book, you recognize each word and the theme.
Talking about the education of children is a whole world in which we must be submerged, know new trends to apply them and obtain better results.
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There are many quotes of philosophers, thinkers and pedagogues related with education throughout history of the humanity, but for the International Education Day we want to collect specially those that are focus on one type of endure education and is base on the human creation to create a better world.
Easy, honest, logic and deep quotes that doesn´t matter if these was said 2500 years ago but they are still current. I hope you enjoy it!
“The most important and principal public business is the good education of the youth people”
Platon (S V-IV a DC)
“Educate the mind without educate the heart, is educate absolutely nothing”
“Is the mark of an educated mind to be able to understand the though, is to accept it”
Aristoteles (S IV AC)
“The education is the fire of a flame, is not filling a container”
Socrates (Atenas, S IV AC)
“The school should be a grate prelude of our life”
Comenius (Nivnice March 28th, 1592 – Amsetrad (November 15th, 1670)
“Tell me and I forget it, teach me and I remember it, involve me and I learn it”
Benjamin Franklin (Boston, January 17th, 1706 – Philadelphia, April 17th, 1790)
“If we teach to the students of today as we teach yesterday, we are stealing them tomorrow”
John Dewey (Burlington, October 20th, 1859 – New York, June 1st, 1952)
“Sow it good ideas in kids, even though they don´t understand; the years will be in charge of deciphering them in their understanding and making them flourish in their hearts”
Maria Montessori (Italy August, 31st, 1870 – Netherlands May 6th, 1952)
“The education is the most powerful weapon to change the world”
Nelson Mandela (Mvezo, July 18th, 1918 – Johannesburgo, December 5th, 2013)
“To teach is not to transmit knowledge, is to create the possibility of producing them”
Paulo Freire (Recife, Brazil, 1921 – São Paulo, 1997)
“The unlettered of the 21th Century will not be those who cant know how to read or write, but those who can´t learn, unlearn and relearn”.
Alvin Toffler (New York, October 3rd, 1928 -LA, June 27th, 2016)
As usual, there you have a video, this time is to understand why Maria Montesori was an important pedagogue and why her methodology is still valid
Every 4th of January, is celebrated the World Braille Day, the alphabetic embossed system created to represent letters, punctuation marks, numbers and mathematic symbols contributing to the blind people a valid and efficient tool for Reading, writing and giving the Access to the education, the culture and the information.
It consists on a combination of six raised points divided into cells, organized as a matrix of 3 rows and 2 columns that allows to get 64 different combinations, including the one without a point, which is used as blank (to separate the words), also the differentiating special signs to convert a capital letter, number or a musical note. Usually they are listed top to bottom and left to right.
The UN has recognized and proclaimed the World Braille Day, to celebrate each 4th of January, highlighting multilingualism as a basic value of de UN. The principal main is promote awareness about the importance of braille as a media for full human fulfillment toward the blind people or visually impaired individuals. This day was chosen because of the inventor of the language, Louis Braille birthday (January 4th, 1809).
Louis was playing with some tools in his father’s workshop, and he had an accident with the sharp awl in one of his eyes, so he got an infection, that soon spread and blinding him in both eyes when he was 3 years old. He was learnt to read by feeling studs hammered into pieces of wood in the shapes of letters and numbers. Later, when he was 10 years old, he was accepted in a school, called Institute for Blind Children in Paris where they used crossed twigs were used to signify the letters of the alphabet. There, he also learnt to play cello and organ.
The idea of create the braille language started by the French Captain Charles Barbier, after the Napoleonic Wars; he invented the “night writing” that consisted of raised dots on cardboard used to send written messages on battlefields by night. The Captain continued promoting his writing method to other militaries, but they refused to use it. In 1820, Captain Barbier had the idea that maybe his system could be used by the blind people, so he took it to the school in the rue St-Victor (where Louis was a student).
Louis was tasked to evaluate the Barbiers system; he thought it was interesting but very plain to help blind people. Since that day, Louis Braille got inspired to adapt and complete his own system. And till 1824 (when he was 15 years old), finally he had finished his six dots system in varying patterns cells as domino, providing 63 permutations for different letters and numbers, including the “space” symbol. Later he also included musical notes.
The other students started using his method, because it was a tool to learn easily. Nevertheless, the school didn’t make it official because of the high price, they didn’t have enough money. Years later, Louis Braille, started to teach in that school using his own method of learning.
In 1826, he published his 32 pages book, named “Method of Writing Language, Plain Chant and Music, by Means of Raised Points for the Use of Blind Persons” (printed in embossed text).
Curious fact: on December 30 of 2014, the Braille language had been patented; therefore, it limited its use in any product. The Spanish Braille Commission and the ONCE Foundation, fought for the freedom of use, fulfilling the communicative and inclusive purpose.
As usual, there you have a video in which Deinny, a nine years old girl (part of the skating team, she plays some percussion instruments, sings, participate in the Astronomy club, she loves to read and enjoys every single moment of her live even though she could not see), she teach us how the braille system works and how her process has been.
A happy employee is more profitable, companies still lack methods to avoid the outflow of talent
– The keys to productivity are the effectiveness and efficiency of workers at the collective level but also at the individual level. For an employee to have a good working method he needs to have self-motivation. Both concepts are related and that is where a leader and a team manager should try to influence for a compromise between company and employee, in order to obtain that motivation that will, in the end, improve the profitability of the company. For it, there must be fulfilled a series of parameters:
1 – Work satisfaction: people’s satisfaction has a direct impact on the productivity of the company. The place of work is where you usually spend most of the day and by having a conformity, it increases your motivation and desire to work. A good leader must encourage this motivation, rewarding in some way the work and realizing techniques where the employees can have autonomy, ability to decide. That they find benefits form working for that company besides the salary.
2- Identification: Commitment to the company is an indispensable requirement in any workplace, and for this the worker must feel identified with the goal and the objective of any organization. Identification with the brand is more than a commitment, since it is not an obligation, but a feeling that the company must develop in the employee. This feeling also leads to increased productivity.
3- Competences: In order to reach high levels and expected results in a company, the conditions that an individual worker must have are to gather skills: adaptability, creativity, communication, tenacity, etc. These qualities are basic to perform the job. The contribution and personal capacity aside from your academic knowledge, will help to carry out the tasks and also improve the company.
VIA FAMILIES AS A NEW ELEMENT OF LABOR MOTIVATION
Raising the salary is not the only way to motivate and to get the worker happy and loyal to the company.
There are rewards to which more organizations join every day so that workers feel more committed and increase their job satisfaction. Gratuities such as transportation, restaurant tickets, health insurance or aid in the education of children can greatly save employees, so it has been proven that the company motivates it without having to resort to salary increases.
Via Families presents itself as a social platform that allows multinational companies to offer a service to their associates and workers to make exchanges with families and students who share common needs and interests with their children in different countries, allowing them to learn different languages, and cultures. But also with the convenience of sharing tastes and interests with the exchange family.
Thanks to this platform companies that decide to adapt it to their workers as a form of remuneration will have the advantage of improving their brand as an employer and stand out against their competition. It is a novel system that makes companies loyal and retan talent.