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10 Childhood Education Statistics Every Parent Should Know

10 Childhood Education Statistics Every Parent Should Know

  Every year public and private school parents receive reports from schools that, unless you have a degree in education or statistics, appear to be gibberish. A lot of numbers, percentages, and abbreviations that make no sense to you at all. Believe it or not, schools count on the fact that you won’t understand what the data means. On the other hand, Montessori schools have a different approach to understanding and evaluating their students that will be compared below. Statistics To Know 1. Raw Score versus Percentile Scores The report tells you many important things, but if you don’t know how to read it the entire report is confusing. These reports tell you where your child stands compared to other students in the school, state, and nation. Some of it can be reasoned out, but some of the data gets murky. If you don’t understand what the report is telling you, call the counselor or testing coordinator and have them walk you through it. Montessori schools generally do not use a grading system for evaluations. Teachers take note of their students daily progress and assess the situation and advance them to new lessons as needed. 2. School Report Cards Schools are required to publish “parent friendly” school wide report cards. The data on these reports is invaluable. It will tell you about safety issues, discipline problems, and available resources. If you have a difficult time reading it, call your district office and ask to have someone walk you through it. Rather than handing out report cards, Montessori schools take the time to meet with the student’s families multiple times...
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ― Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina Is really each unhappy family unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy claimed, or do the disaster marriages all share something in common? When we say «I do», we’re all thinking of life lasting relationship full of joy, love and based on friendship. But if we know the key, then why the majority of marriages fail? Well, the answer is simple. It’s not enough to know how ideal relationship are, you need to know what it is that makes them fail. Let’s see. How do you often make your partner happy? You buy gifts, flowers? You think this is enough? It’s definitely something missing in our perception of what it means to be a couple. You might say that enormous growth of divorces is happening due to radical change of moral principles or arise of feminism, but there is still something missing. Something more deep and intimate. Something about our everyday interaction. Throughout the day we make hundreds of requests for connection with our partner. For example, say husband is football fan and is watching a «game of the century» on tv. He might ask his wife to have a look on something on the screen. He has made so called request. The wife now has a choice. She can respond by fulfilling the request or ignoring it. Though this situation may seem minor or even silly it can reveal a lot about the health of the relationship. The thing is, that if your partner thinks that something is important enough to bring it...
Run family like a business

Run family like a business

Most of you are familiar with first tender romantic feelings which often outgrow into passion and physical attraction. But how often you see couples who managed to carry this stage through all their life? One day you find yourself paying attention to another men or women. You may ask yourself – how did this happen? When we are going through romantic period, we are creating certain mental picture, a pattern of our partner. This pattern continues living and developing in our consciousness often ignoring the real picture. After romantic period is over the real picture reveals which entails either frustration or decrease of interest. And we simply stop satisfying our partners needs. However, what if before falling in love, we sit down and clarify our goals, make a common plan and get off our needs. What if we will make a certain so called contract. If you both create operation manual for your future relationship together? This actions can significantly extend your romantic period and even transform your marriage into real union. So, running family like a business makes...
Family like business?

Family like business?

There is no stronger connection than connection between a man and a woman who have become close to one another. From childhood, each of us dreams of finding love, of being loved. There for we look for this motherly tenderness for all our life. For centuries we have been fulfilling this necessity in our families. But recently, as family has turned into an individual project, we no longer feel enough love in it. We are not motivated enough to get married anymore. Modern men and women are able to live successful life in solitude. Sex is not a problem too. So, why creating a family? Upbringing kids – is a good reason, but not everyone is orientated on it. Psychological support is most likely the best answer. But as desperately as we need support we are not ready to put much effort in building deep relationship, invest in it’s safety. Is there any way to create a healthy long lasting relationship? What if we start seeing family as a business project? Then, in order to succeeding we will have to make a plan and split obligations. This is how we create a common space and common responsibility. So, why not run family like...
How to Get Out of Divorce?

How to Get Out of Divorce?

It’s no surprise that family crisis is been leading problem among countries around the world. Especially in such highly developed as USA. It’s not about the world denying value of family. Family still plays very important role. But it’s implication has changed from common to individual. Men and women are no longer obliged to support each other. The Gallup service is famous for its research in moral acceptability of various actions. One of the survey results show that divorce as the most morally acceptable act from the list, while adultery receives the most disapproval. And we tried to get to know why. Why it’s considered “moral” to break up and destroy the family in order to satisfy people’s individual deficiency? Is it because of influence of our environment? Or may be because the society that we live in judges common values and appreciates individual? Going through divorce is a hard path, but to justify your partners mistake is even harder. So it appears that in modern world destroying the family is much easier than building the family and developing it. As a result people see divorce as something normal. Is this a high level of morality that we are reaching? Or this is just another replacement of moral institution by something that people find more...
“Thank you” as a key to happiness

“Thank you” as a key to happiness

Saying ‘thank you’ may be a simple way to boost marital happiness, new research suggests. Feeling appreciated by your partner influences on how you act in your relationship, and how much you want to stay in that relationship,’ study researcher Amie Gordon, of the University of California, Berkeley, told LiveScience. ‘Instead of just waiting for the other person to make you feel good, you can jumpstart that cycle and take it into your own hands by focusing on what’s good in your relationship. What goes wrong in a lot of relationships is if you start to take your partner for granted. You simply get used. So, such simple things as, making eye contact, giving comforting touches — are important ways to show gratitude and love. There is nothing new in these suggestions. The question is how to overcome pride, enter into the feelings of the other, and to think not about your own fulfillment, but about good fulfillment of the...
Nature of Young Couples

Nature of Young Couples

It is impossible to ignore the hidden underpinnings for modern trends, the ideological component of the great human evil that refuses to return to the right course of nature. The world leaders do not need families or procreation. They are not interested in population growth and don’t need billions of “extra” people. Thus, the policy of restricting the world population in the next generation is being implemented. The elites around the world don’t see the decline in world population as a problem, even if it is cut by 50 percent or even by 80 to 90 percent. The ten percent that are left will be enough to provide everything they need to live.The human ego is ready to disintegrate the institution of marriage, and they are leading us to that by the media, education, culture, and so on. These methods are successful in widely disseminating a new world order. Therefore, it is not surprising that we will encounter strong opposition if we begin to talk about the correction of man, starting with the reconstruction of the family, including its role in procreation. Many will try to stop us. Still, I hope that the hostile approach that has led to a disrespectful attitude toward the family and everything it involves is a passing phenomenon. After all, the growing crisis also hurts the elites that actually manage this trend behind the scenes. Then, they will feel that they must change their approach. Today, they find it beneficial to support this trend so that there will be as few families as possible and as few children as possible, so that the world population will...

Integral world

The Psychology of the Integral Society The Psychology of the Integral Society presents a revolutionary approach to education. In an interconnected and interdependent world, teaching children to compete with their peers is as “wise” as teaching one’s left hand to outsmart its peer, the right hand. An integral society is one in which all the parts contribute to the well-being and success of the society. The society, in turn, is responsible and cares for the well-being and success of its elements, thus forming co-dependence. In a globalized and integrated world, this is the only sensible and sustainable way to live. In this book, a series of dialogs between professors Michael Laitman and Anatoly Ulianov sheds light on the principles of an eye-opening approach to education. Absence of competition, rearing through the social environment, peer equality, rewarding the givers, and dynamic makeup of group and instructors are only some of the new concepts introduced in this must-have book for all who wish to become better parents, better teachers, and better persons in the integrated society of the 21st...
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