Tourism students are required to complete a subject in their curriculum called Community Immersion. I am not too sure if it’s called the same in all universities but in my alma mater, it’s called that way. They will go to a specific place pre-chosen by the college and they will immerse themselves in the local culture. After a brief period of time, they will go home and will report about their experiences in living with the locals.
My niece, an older cousin’s daughter, is currently in an immersion program. She is living with a local family at the foot of a mountain. Good thing she brought with her cozy winters heated gear because it gets really cold by night! My niece is learning so many things and I am happy subjects like this immersion program exists in Tourism degrees.
I espouse this belief that a person should have a balanced life. It goes for both young and old. For the young ones, it’s not healthy to be studying all the time. There should be play interspersed with school time. Play should not be limited to video games like what is very common with kids these days. Play should be composed of a good hobby, and time outdoors.
This coming holidays, why not get guitars for sale at guitar center and give it to kids in your family? Playing the guitar is a good hobby and a very useful skill. A skilled guitar player can mix both work and play at a later age. Think about it.
You can also give a guitar to an adult. It is a good diversion/distraction from the stress brought about by work.
Develop a hobby and get a balanced life.
Global Developmental Delay is a condition wherein the child has some problems when it comes to building their developmental skills. For example by the age of 8 months, normally the child can sit on the floor without any support; but for some reason a child with a global developmental delay condition seems to have some difficulties developing this skill.
Through special education, a child with a global delay disorder can be given treatment by focusing and rendering interventions that would help address their needs. This special curriculum is based on treating the child’s deficit.
Developmental skills are based on 5 categories which includes gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills, language, vision and social skills. In order to help improve the child’s condition it should be first assessed as to where he or she has some delays and focused on it. If the child has some difficulties when it comes to his or her motor skills, he or she is advised to see a physical therapist. If he or she is suffering from language deficit, parents are advised to have constant communication with the child. Always read books to them. For some, if the problem is his or her sense of hearing, hearing aid is very helpful in this case. Also if there are circumstances wherein the child’s condition cannot be improved, they are taught to just focus on developing their strengths so as to compensate their weaknesses in one developmental area.
Acceptance and utmost support from family determines the effectiveness of the child’s treatment and positive progress.
I know of some kids who take care of their own school allowances. Very commendable, don’t you think? I respect that they help their parents with school expenses and they find ways to augment the needs in their families.
Our young neighbor is very much like that. He does odd jobs within the neighborhood like help the elders carry their bags for coins, clean garages and mow lawns, and other activities that he can do for those who need help. He gets a few coins in return and he saves them for his school allowance. I got the chance to talk to someone and I’ve been told about getting cash in exchange for old games. I know our young neighbor loves playing video and computer games so it might be a big help to him if he can sell some of his old ones. Old games in exchange for cash for school allowance… he will love that!
I admire kids like that of our young neighbor. He is aware that his parents are working hard to send him and his two younger siblings to school so he does his share in carrying the burden of school expenses. He will do what he can to help, even sacrificing his favorite games to get cash for school allowance. I am sure of that.
A Career Day is being held in high school, particularly in senior year, to help graduating students to choose their college course. It is not a decision to be done lightly. An individual should think about the course he/she will take up in college because it will be the basis for the profession he/she will have after school.
Before Career Day, I already knew what I would take up in college. Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. I was told by my Mom to take it up because she failed to do so. It was her dream to have an Accountant for a child and since I was young and “brainwashed”, I followed my Mom’s directive to take it up. Let me point out that I wanted Accountancy, too, since I fancied being licensed. I went to the prestigious University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and one of the most revered universities here in the Philippines. It took me 4 years in college to finish my course. After graduation, I went to review for the board exams. I took the board and became a Certified Public Accountant 6 months after I graduated in college.
I went to work in an Auditing/Accounting firm 3 months after I passed the board. I worked as an Accountant for 10 years before I quit the corporate world. I learned how to become a work at home consultant and never looked back!
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
My advice to those individuals in the process of choosing their college courses, think a million times before making your final decision! You need to make sure you are excited about the course you are taking up. You need to find it in your heart that you will be happy with your choice. You need to be passionate about your course so that you won’t be working a day in your life.
Don’t choose a course just because it’s the “in” course of the season. Trust me, you will find something to complain about when you are already working. I’ve seen it happen to some people I’ve worked with.
I remember back in college when I was dreaming of having my very own typewriter. There were small ones produced back in the late 90′s, when computers where still very expensive equipment not every family could afford. I wanted to have a small black one I could bring to university when needed. But since it was also quite pricey back then, my parents couldn’t afford to buy one for me.
Who would have thought that a few more years after that and the typewriter would just become an item to be displayed at home?! Computers became the necessity for students now. What’s great about this development is that there are now cheap computers that parents can easily buy for their students at home!
These days, typewriters are vintage items collected and displayed at home. Some still use the electronic ones to type checks or pre-set forms but majority prefer computers over it.
A School Library is a place where students can search and discover new set of information regarding a specific subject matter. It is found in almost every educational establishment where pupils can find books and manuscripts that will be used as a fundamental source of information. Students can also spend their time in this certain spot by studying their lessons or just simply reading their favorite books or novels. It contains a wide array of text books and learning materials that may range from various subject areas like fiction, academic, scientific or entertainment. They have set of workers that can assist you and is usually headed by a Librarian.
However, due to the many recent forms of technology, most of the individuals are now utilizing computers, specifically the internet, as a form of research material. Many of them are too engrossed with using their personal laptops and computers to generate new information. They no longer go to a school library to search for materials that can help them understand their lessons. Instead, they open these modern devices and look for ways on how to extract significant details about a certain topic. In just a few clicks, a huge throng of answers and solutions can appear right before your faces. It is not just convenient to use but accessible as well. We all know that a lot of the students nowadays have their own computer devices and they would more likely to use it than to go to public or private libraries. They can save their time, effort and money by just sitting and lounging in their own homes.
On the other hand, there are still pupils especially those below poverty line who cannot afford to buy these gadgets. As a result, they are forced to go to libraries to do research. This is not a problem because they can still look for the things and topics needed through scanning the many books and items found inside the place.