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The Dalcroze Music Education Approach

The Dalcroze Music Education approach is teaching the fundamental concepts of music, its meaning in an expressive way, and the deeper connections music has with other human activities and other forms of art. The Dalcroze approach is pathbreaking and incorporates aural training, rhythmic movement, and vocal, instrumental, and physical training and improvisation.

A Dalcroze class divides into 3 components: Eurhythmics, for which Dalcroze is best known, which is teaching the concepts of musical expression, rhythm, and structure using movement; Solfege, a reinvention of traditional ear training and sight singing, which is developing an integrated and expressive understandings of sale, tonality, and pitch through activities that  emphasize vocal improvisation and aural comprehension; and Improvisation, enhancing expressions and a deeper understanding of various musical forms, meaning, and concepts by creating music spontaneously while using instruments, voice, and movements.


What Are SMART Goals and How They Help You

When I was 24 and enrolled in the Dale Carnegie Sales Course, I learned to set goals and discovered that doing so was an important key to unlocking later successes both large and small.

Virtually everyone knows that setting goals and clearly defining your income are important factors for a happier, richer and fuller life, but they don’t always know how to set goals. I recently worked with people from the website Best GED Classes to help create a process for successful goal setting to pass the GED test fast.

People who prepare for the GED test are in a difficult position as they go back to school as adults and must focus on learning test-taking strategies almost every day. if don’t know what GED is, check this summary.

So I incorporate for them the exercise during my course.  I learned In one exercise we were asked to state what we wanted to be doing in ten years, and what income we expected to earn by doing it. Please note that the question was not what we wanted to be, but what we wanted to do.


Home Schooling Demands: Variety in States

Homeschooling has spread more in the previous few years than it has in the earlier decades. In the beginning, homeschooling or any type of non-public course of study wasn’t allowed in the 50 States.

However, when a society court ruled for the Bodies of Sisters for the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and agreed to allow them to organize a separate junior high school in 1925, public schools weren’t the only academies providing intellectual acquirement to youngsters. This inspired the homeschooling long-range plan and not long after, moms resolved to give instruction to their youth in their own homes.

Check out also this video where Psychology Professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson talks about some good reasons for homeschooling but also points to the possibly huge challenges that you’ll be faced with:

Homeschooling is justifiable in all 50 states; nonetheless, each state has different stipulations and guidelines regarding the manner of homeschooling. Some states only require moms who designate that they will be homeschooling, to simply file an intent form to the local junior high school commissioner. Some insist that class programs be made and approved by the middle school board prior to the beginning of the homeschooling teaching process. All of these conditions desire to help to develop young people whether they are instructed at home sweet home or in community schools.


What Practical Homeschooling Means For You and Your Child

Practical Homeschooling means that you can adjust the learning program to fit your point of view. For example, many parents are concerned with the elimination of religion from public schooling altogether, such as the removal of the words “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance or no public praying while in school.

When you choose to homeschool your child you can bring the religion back.

While no religion is a form of religious tolerance in some cases, many parents, especially those who have grown up in religious homes, have a difficult time with this elimination of religion. One course of action is to have your child attend a religious private school; but since these can be pricey, another choice for parents is to begin homeschooling.

When you homeschool your child, you are required by law and morally obligated to teach him or her the same things as they would learn with traditional education. However, in most cases, there are no laws saying how this must be taught. Religion can become an important part of your child’s schooling if you choose to teach it. This can include daily praying and other religious activities, as well as an incorporation of religious values into every subject.


Catholic Homeschooling

The standards and motives for a Catholic homeschool are guided by the youth’s exercise based on the Holy Scripture, wherein the intellectual acquirement of the kids should be left in the parents’ authority.

As seen in all Christly homeschools, dads instruct the scripture, to foster their youth for favorable Christly understanding for the correct code of conduct imperative to their customary state of affairs as well as when they hit the grown-up stage of their life. This viewpoint of teaching is not found in course of study in the congregation schools.

Christlike homeschools are particular for each family. Some rightly forge their home to be a watchful replica of a “school”, definitive with textbooks, desks, flag salute, and yes, recess.

Others construct homeschooling in a different way of matters, electing not so much in adopting workbooks, required texts, and agendas. Here, both youth and dads learn through a normal state of affairs; educating, schooling and being taught as part of their habitual schedule in lieu of closely dominated classroom conditions.


Seton Catholic Homeschooling- Overview

There are so many approaches to the development of a curriculum for homeschooling these days. This is because there is a myriad of preferences to be incorporated into a single coherent whole. Thus, there is a need to compartmentalize these different preferences. One such approach is Catholic homeschooling. Let’s take a look at the Seton Catholic Homeschooling system.

Seton is the largest provider of Catholic homeschooling materials and the largest primary/secondary Catholic school in the USA.

But what exactly is Catholic homeschooling? Simply put, it is a system of homeschooling wherein its foundation is actually the belief system of Catholics. If you would take a look at Catholic homeschooling and Christian homeschooling, you would not find much difference when it comes to the foundation of their whole system. This is because both Christian and Catholic homeschooling have religion as their very basis or core.

With Catholic homeschooling, there are actually a number of methods in the incorporation of their curriculums. Let’s take an overview look at these methods. First up is Charlotte Mason Homeschooling.


Abeka Homeschooling Perfect for Christian Families

Abeka Homeschool Curriculum is a very popular option for many Christian families. Abeka homeschooling programs teaching is based on Christian values. The Bible is taught through all subjects. They offer material for all ages, from preschool up through grade 12.

Christian homeschooling has actually risen in popularity.  This type of learning offers parents a healthy and easier way of monitoring what their children have been learning from a spiritual standpoint. More importantly, they can supervise whether their child has received a sufficient amount of Christian values.

If you opt for Christian homeschool, check out an institution that offers the best Christian homeschooling curriculum. Here are a few tips which will guide you in picking the most appropriate curriculum for Christian homeschooling.

There are so many reasons and benefits for sending your child to a homeschool. Some opt for this form of education because of a particular way of life while others consider alternative education due to medical problems. Christian homeschooling offers yet another choice.


Arapahoe Community College Experience

Michael Bertolli started Arapahoe Community College in 2012 at the suggestion of his seventh-grade English teacher, and though the sight of a 12-year-old at orientation startled his professor, Bertolli received a warm reception at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo.

“Arapahoe offers a lot of learning in the human sense as well as the intellectual sense,” says Bertolli, who has taken more than 100 college credits and earned straight A’s. At 16, he is earning his second associate’s degree and his high school diploma this spring.

Two-year colleges meet the needs of diverse students

About 30 miles away in Evergreen, another Denver suburb, Chad Chisholm began attending Red Rocks Community College at age 15, after completing his home-school high school requirements at 14.


Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

My wife and I try to teach our kids what matters in life–God, family, friends, love, and compassion. The intangibles. Like all parents, we fight the incoming tide of materialism, and often lose. They fight over video games, beg for more toys, and refuse to share. Our 19-month-old even snatches things up, clutches them to her tiny chest, and emphatically declares in her sweet little voice, “Mine!” It’s cute, but also demoralizing. How can we compete with human nature?

We all like our stuff. Giant HD televisions, golf clubs, books, pianos, video games, cake decorating equipment, computers, handbags, shoes, Barbie dolls, movies, blankies, Legos…the list is endless. But it’s not important. We constantly have to remind them and ourselves that if we lost it all, we’d still be blessed with our family, our church, and friends.

We are a Christian family. Like all Christians, we have a standard litany for times of trouble.


Craig Ferguson Just Being Honest-What You can Learn from it

Craig Ferguson, in his second comedy special for EPIX, puts his sometimes cheeky, always irreverent spin on universal topics. I need to say I learned a lot from him and you can too.

I know, I know, 2 race recaps in one week? But stick with me here, folks… I promise this will be worth it. I announced on Sunday my commitment to showing a little more love to myself this month, and being mindful of that topic, I wanted to address the issue of being honest, especially to oneself. Quite frankly, sometimes it hurts to admit that maybe things aren’t going your way, or maybe you have to switch paths, but taking those issues head-on can really do wonders for your mental health.

I dedicated the past few years of my life to powerlifting. I was very anti-cardio, always followed a strict plan, and I really wasn’t terrible at it. Unfortunately, within my resources, I would never be able to thrive.

My career doesn’t afford for me to travel for days at a time because my location is not necessarily a hotspot for powerlifting in general. There are no decent coaches near me. There are no training facilities for me to work in. Basically, it was just me, my barbell, and a dream. (more…)