List of Topics

SfC Home > Education >

 

Feedback Q&A on Education

by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 117 comments and questions on Education issues. They are listed according to date.

You can read them to further your understanding of the subject.



List of next 10 letters

Topic

Title

Country

General Wants material to for students South Africa
 
General Motivating children to like mathematics Kenya
 
Resources Suggested resource Ireland
 
Resources Suggested resources for teachers USA
 
General Educational resources USA
 
Student Survey Web address for student survey USA
 
Student Survey Wants to use results in dissertation USA
 
General Looking for science curriculum for young children USA
 
General Link to educational website UK
 
Teaching Hyperactive Need help for nephew is who is hyperactive India
 

Next 10

 




First 10 letters


Wants material to for students

Topic: General

Question

December 6, 2014

kindly send me material study for maths and scince to teach young generation after school programs.

kind regards

jacob - South Africa

25615

Answer

Your teachers and students can access the Algebra and Science lessons to help them learn. I am sorry, but we do not have material to send besides what is on the website.

Best wishes for success in teaching the young generation students.

Back to top


Motivating children to like mathematics

Topic: General

Question

October 31, 2014

How can children be motivated to like mathematics?

joseph - Kenya

25492

Answer

Some children seem to naturally like mathematics, while others don't. It is good to get them all to see the value of learning math and to be able to use the subject.

Some teachers use numbers games and puzzles to get the students interested and familiar with parts of mathematics. Another strategy is to use real world examples where math is used. Learning how to deal with money is a good motivator that can also help in other areas of life.

Questions such as how much change would a person have after buying something can get the student to be interested and perhaps motivated to learn more. At the more advanced levels, learning how to calculate interest is useful.

I hope these ideas help. Best wishes in successfully teaching your students.

Back to top


Suggested resource

Topic: Resources

Question

September 29, 2014

Hi Ron,

My name is Anton McCarthy and I am working with www.coolkidfacts.com to help them announce the launch of their new website. The URL of the site is http://www.coolkidfacts.com/

I am hoping you will consider including/linking to the site on your Education Resources page

I have included a brief overview of the site below.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Overview CoolKidFacts - fun facts for kids on Planets, Animals, Geography, History, Science and more!

Anton - Ireland

25409

Answer

I added your website to Education Resources and Good Grades Resources.

Best wishes with your website.

Back to top


Suggested resources for teachers

Topic: Resources

Question

August 25, 2014

Hi!

I’m writing to introduce EducatorLabs.org, a new volunteer-based startup that conducts free research for educators. We put retired teachers and librarians (like me) back into meaningful engagement with other educators.

Would you be open to sharing our Request a Resource page with your education visitors (http://educatorlabs.org/request-a-resource/)? Maybe on this page:http://www.school-for-champions.com/arithmetic/resources.htm ? And by the way… thank you for the resources there… we added some to our collection, including the free education resource sites - always such a great type of resource to find!

I’m passing along some resources below that are in the same fun, educational vein as the others we viewed on that page. Please add them too if you think they’d be a good fit for educators:

Fun Facts & Trivia for Kids
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/jokes/trivia.htm

Fun Car Facts: Simple Machines in Automobiles
https://www.kanetix.ca/simple-machines-in-cars

Free K-12 Lesson Plans
https://uclass.org/

Calculators for Kids: Teach Children Math with These Free Calculation Tools
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/calculators-for-kids.php

ReadWriteThink Lesson Plans
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/

Discovery Education | Classroom Resources
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/

A Kid's Guide to Forest Fires
http://www.treeremoval.com/kids-guide-to-forest-fires/

KidZone: Worksheets for Children
http://www.kidzone.ws/

And, here is the link to our growing resource bank. We hope you’ll find this useful as well! :)
Fun Educational Lesson Plans, Activities and Printables
http://educatorlabs.org/resources/listing-category/fun-educational-lesson-plans-activities-and-printables/

Let me know if you decide to post these - I will share the good news with the rest of the team!

Thank you for your time!

Rebecca - USA

25320

Answer

Thanks for the extensive list of resources. They have been added to the Education Resources page. I am sure they will help our teachers.

Back to top


Educational resources

Topic: General

Question

August 5, 2014

Hi! I started a project at the beginning of summer, which I’ve had a ton of fun with over the last few months. My interns and I have been compiling fun, hands-on lessons to entertain and educate students in summer school (and, hopefully, beyond).

Now nearing the end of the project, we have several to share, in hopes you’ll share them with others on your site. I also wondered whether you had any others you could recommend (other than those you’ve listed here: http://www.school-for-champions.com/education/resources.htm)? If not, no problem!

Here is the list so far - I hope you enjoy them as much as we have and that you’ll share them with your other visitors. I’d love to be able to tell my team of interns that you’ve added some (or all!) of these links to your site - it would be such a treat to know their work was appreciated!

Math Activities for Kids
http://www.graphite.org/reviews?subjects[1]=19647&gclid=CKGPkLqe0bwCFYRQ7Aod90AAwQ

Financial Literacy and Real Estate Investment Lesson Plans
http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/finance-lesson-plans.php

Crunch the Numbers: Do More Math, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/unitplan.jsp?id=277

ZoomSci: Science and Engineering Projects for Kids
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/

The Kids' Guide to Simple Machines in Cars
https://www.kanetix.ca/simple-machines-in-cars

Wildlife and Nature Lesson Plans and Resources for Educators
http://www.nwf.org/what-we-do/kids-and-nature/educators.aspx

Forest Fire Safety and Prevention for Kids
http://www.treeremoval.com/kids-guide-to-forest-fires/

Kids Know It Network
http://www.kidsknowit.com/

An Intro to Logistics for Kids
http://www.camcode.com/asset-tags/logistics-guide-for-kids/

Astronomy for Kids
http://www.planetsforkids.org/

K-8 Space Education Resources
http://www.e-aircraftsupply.com/space-education/

Thank you in advance for your time and for sharing these resources on your site, if you find they are a good fit!

Have a great day!
Kelly

Kelly Campbell
EducatorLabs.org :: Cultivating. Connecting. Curating.
EducatorLabs | 2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #204 | Cary, NC | 27518


P.S. Please let me know in an email response if your inbox is overloaded! If that’s the case, I will make a note not to contact you in the future.

Kelly - USA

25247

Answer

It is great that you and your interns had a good time compiling the resources.

Thanks for the list of resources. I added them to Education Resources.

Back to top


Web address for student survey

Topic: Student Survey

Question

July 30, 2014

Ron,
While reading website pages, I saw your survey saying 17 of 33 students said "yes" to the question: "Is arithmetic difficult for you?"j. I need a website address so I can include those results in a paper soon to be published.

Second subject: I downloaded "Gravity & Gravitation", am still reading but like what I'm seeing so far...except for two issues: Phraseology in technical descriptions that misinform people and an opening statement saying how you "hate mistakes in book", yet have clearly publish this without good editorial assistance. If you are interested we may have mutual interests that would benefit by establishing a working relationship. Thank you, DCS

Don - USA

25186

Answer

The web address for Student Survey Results in the Education section is at:
http://www.school-for-champions.com/education/student_survey.cfm

Those results were taken from the Arithmetic section on page:
http://www.school-for-champions.com/survey.cfm?allresults=allresults&course=Arithmetic

Since the material is in a database, only the whole list is available.

I hope that helps.

As far as the Gravity book goes, I'm glad you like the material but am concerned about phraseology issues. It was edited but apparently not well enough. I am planning on coming out with a second edition in the near future to smooth out any rough edges. I will also get better editing.

If you see an explanation that is confusing, please let me know about it.

Back to top


Wants to use results in dissertation

Topic: Student Survey

Question

July 16, 2014

Hello, I am currently working on developing a survey for students with learning difficulties. I am doing this as part of my dissertation in Speech-Language Pathology. I am asking your permission to use modified versions of some of your questions for my research. Also did you assess the survey itself?

Thank You,

Brian - USA

25115

Answer

Feel free to use modified versions of our questions in your dissertation. I would appreciate it if you would cite the source.

I really haven't done a scientific analysis of the results.

Best wishes for success in your dissertation.

Back to top


Looking for science curriculum for young children

Topic: General

Question

June 26, 2014

I am looking for curriculum to use with our Hot Wheels Club. I work with Kinder, 1st, and 2nd graders in a small rural town. I want to introduce them to physics using the toy cars, ramps, tunnels, curves, etc. Any suggestions?

- USA

25072

Answer

You might look at the lessons in Physics for Kids. Also check their Car Friction animation.

Also, Physics4Kids may give you some ideas.

Best wishes with your class.

Back to top


Link to educational website

Topic: General

Question

June 24, 2014

Hello,

I’m contacting you from FutureLearn; a new provider of free online courses from top UK and international universities.

We’re now enrolling for our new 4 week course – Basic Science: Understanding Numbers – from The Open University, which we thought you might like to share with the School For Champions' community.

The course looks at how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.. You can find more information here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-numbers.

We already have over 350,000 learners from 100 countries around the world, with exceptional feedback and satisfaction rates.

Would this be of interest to the School For Champions' community? If so, please feel free to share and let us know if you do so we can retweet/share it too! And if you’d like to discuss working together, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Kate - UK

25066

Answer

Your courses look very useful to teachers and students. I added a general link to your site from Education Resources.

However, it would be very useful if you would have your listings organized by subject matter. Then I could add links in the Science, Math, History, etc. sections.

Best wishes with your enterprise.

Back to top


Need help for nephew is who is hyperactive

Topic: Teaching Hyperactive

Question

June 5, 2014

One of my nephew is hyperactive. He is six years old. He will not sit and listen in the class. Always he will be walking. Till now it was managed till LKG. Now , no school is ready to take admission for him for first standard. Teachers will complain he will disturb the class and they cant handle him. I can understand their problem also. Please suggest us, is there any perticular schools or institutes for this kind of students ? Please suggest us, what can we do ASAP.

Thank you,

Gurudath - India

25038

Answer

See Special Schools for AHDH in India for a listing.

Check Schools in Chennai accepting ADHD children for some information.

Also see Normal School for my Son who has symptoms of ADHD to see what other parents in India are doing.

I hope that will help your nephew.

Back to top

Next 10


Summary

Hopefully, this reader feedback has helped provide information about Education issues.


Teach


Resources and references

The following are some resources on this topic.

Websites

Education Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Education


Questions and comments

Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Feel free to establish a link from your website to pages in this site.


Where are you now?

School for Champions

Education topics

Feedback Q&A on Education




Education topics

Initial considerations

Delivering education

Students

Education applications

Also see



Let's make the world a better place

Be the best that you can be.

Use your knowledge and skills to help others succeed.

Don't be wasteful; protect our environment.

You CAN influence the world.





Live Your Life as a Champion:

Take care of your health

Seek knowledge and gain skills

Do excellent work

Be valuable to others

Have utmost character

Be a Champion!



The School for Champions helps you become the type of person who can be called a Champion.