Dance Marathon at FSU held their annual Statement day virtually for the first time amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In the 26 years that Dance Marathon (DM) has been on Florida State University’s campus, there has been a lot of great accomplishments, triumphs, and most importantly change. The biggest change as of yet is courtesy of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lead to DM’s biggest fundraising push of the year, outside of the marathon itself, going virtual.
Florida Statement day takes place towards the middle of the fall semester annually and this year, took place on October 27th and 28th, 2020. The internal team always has its sights set on hitting a new, record-breaking goal. Executive Director, Madison Faller, said “Creating a virtual Florida Statement was one of the coolest experiences because we had the space to be creative and make an experience that’s never been seen before. We knew that this year would look different, but that did not change the way that we knew our organization has always rallied behind a goal. When setting our goal for Statement, we wanted it to be meaningful and impactful to our community. So when seeing that 424 children in Leon and surrounding counties had been admitted to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in the past year, we knew that was it.”
Normally, these intense 26.2 consecutive hours of fundraising have lots of programming, the gong, multiple share-it events, DM after dark, and so much hype. Therefore, when going about tackling this amazing event online for the first time, many things had to be altered, changed, or even nixed altogether.
Because of the virtual platform, participants were given the option of whether or not they wanted to participate completely virtual or not. Of course, it is a bit harder to get donations completely from home, with no opportunity to ask people in person or do things that you can post for traction, but considering people are completely remote and out of Tallahassee and the fact that COVID-19 is still a very legitimate concern and people cannot risk going out, it is a reality that some people had to deal with. For other participants, there was very limited programming on campus including a Tally Mac Shack share-it, the Tour De Gong (where we took the gong to all the external organizations so we could socially distance,) and a scavenger hunt during DM after Dark. Luckily, DM was able to keep most of their usual events and programming by just switching it up a little bit to make it a virtual version. All-team meetings, Circle of Hope, and Jail (renamed operation breakout) were some of the staple Statement programming opportunities that were salvaged via a virtual platform.
After taking the time to process this huge event, members of each team (Exec, Core Captains, and External Dancers) that participated completely virtually answered some questions to summarize their experience:
Name, year in school, team/position
Katherine Gibson (KG): Junior, Community Marathons Chair
Alyssa Suarez (AS): Junior, Finance Core
Sarah Rick (SR): Junior, Morale Captain
Lizzie Eaton (LE): Sophomore, Alpha Kappa Psi Dancer, and Assistant Delegate
How were you feeling when you found out about Statement Day?
KG: Since I am on the executive board, I was one of the first people to find out about the Statement. I think it is such an exciting annual event that we put on each year, so I was very excited that we were upholding the tradition. However, I was also a little nervous at how our dancers and community would respond to us putting on a Statement since we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the day, I know how amazing of a cause that Statement is, and I knew that our community would continue to get involved no matter what the circumstances were.
AS: When I found out the Statement was virtual, I was nervous. It would be our first big event held online, and I honestly had no idea what to expect in terms of participation and fundraising goals.
SR: I was nervous at first since, I was going to be remote, and I had high expectations since I set my goal at $3,000 for the year and last year raised $1,000 during Statement.
LE: I was so excited to find out about the Statement! I didn’t really get involved with DM until right before the marathon so I was looking forward to seeing each step of the dm process leading up to the dance.
One word check-in, how did you feel going into it?
Where did you participate virtually from and why?
KG: I participated in my apartment in Tallahassee. I set up a workstation at my desk and carried out all of my tasks from my own space. I’ve been extremely careful with taking precautions against COVID-19, and I felt a lot more comfortable participating without having to worry about virus exposure.
AS: I participated virtually from my hometown of North Palm Beach, FL. I chose to stay home this semester because my sister is immunocompromised. Going up to school partway through the semester and then returning home is extremely risky.
SR: I participated virtually in Pittsburgh, PA because I was visiting extended family before I went to Ohio to spend my nephew’s first Halloween with my family!
LE: I participated mostly virtually from my apartment in Tallahassee!
What were your responsibilities during the day, if any?
KG: As a member of the executive board, I attended multiple exec meetings throughout the day and night. I also attended All Team Meetings, ran meetings with my Community Marathons team, updated Community Marathons social media accounts, and maintained frequent contact with the local high school programs. In addition, I managed my own personal fundraising throughout the day!
AS: My main job was to update fundraising documents every hour, on the hour. We take donor and fundraising information from Donor Drive and translate it into different Excel spreadsheets. I also helped to input matching into fundraisers’ accounts. Throughout the day, I answered any questions Internal and External had via the donor drive help email.
SR: My responsibilities included going to Morale and Internal meetings via Zoom, and raising money while trying to be as present as I could while being remote. I hyped up my friends, who were there in person while reaching out to several people at a time to try to get donations.
LE: I helped communicate with our team about the different fundraising pushes throughout the Statement and encouraged people to stay involved. I also created graphics for our social media page so we constantly produced content throughout the event.
During the day, did you feel that the on-campus programming was helpful or hurtful to our fundraising efforts?
KG: I think it was very helpful because it gave students the opportunity to safely have fun on Statement and increase morale amongst dancers. If participants are excited and engaged with our cause, they will end up raising more money for our movement.
AS: I think on-campus programming is always going to help our fundraising efforts. It attracts those who do not know about the organization or want to learn more about it. Since I was not up there to know how on-campus programming exactly went, I honestly am not sure if it helped or hindered our fundraising efforts this year.
SR: Campus programming is ALWAYS helpful during Dance Marathon events. Although it is not as busy on campus, the Tour De Gong is something that definitely probably helped and made it as close to “normal” as possible.
LE: I think the on-campus involvement was a great way to spread more awareness, especially to freshmen who are mostly the only people on campus.
Did you feel like it was easier or harder to fundraise completely virtually?
KG: I had no issues fundraising virtually! Because of the pandemic, so many of our fundraising strategies have pivoted to being virtual over the past year anyway, so it was not hard to carry out my fundraising through virtual methods.
AS: I personally did not find it challenging to fundraise virtually. I usually email, text, or use social media to get in contact with potential donors. I was not able to get my headshot though, so I was not able to update profile pictures or post with my updated name tag and polo. Sometimes, donors enjoy seeing pictures of what you are actively doing during fundraising pushes.
SR: It was a lot harder, just because I could not use live, on-campus methods to influence my friends to donate. A lot of my DM donations were from people that I emailed, texted, or talked to in person to tell them about DM. Usually, on campus, you can ask random students for donations or do incentives, so that was the harder part, but it was not impossible.
LE: It was a bit harder to fundraise because people aren’t as willing to donate these days, but most years I know that we do a lot of virtual fundraising through Facebook and Venmo so that was still a very helpful technique.
Did you feel connected to campus and the programming that was happening there from home?
KG: Yes! I attended all Zoom calls, Power Hour, Operation Breakout, and team meetings, and I was still able to connect and bond with my team and other members of our organization. If anything, I feel like I was able to connect more with everyone because I had constant access to my devices.
AS: I did not feel as connected as I would have liked since I am seven hours away from school. However, our team had periodic check-ins and meetings, so I was able to look forward to talking with my team. I definitely felt more connected than I was excepting to feel, though.
SR: Although it was hard, I did feel connected with DM while I was away, but it’s because I tried hard to stay engaged so my experience was better. Since it’s all online, you had to stay motivated just like with your classes.
LE: The connection to campus felt a bit distant for me because I haven’t been there much since school started since all of my classes are online. I’m trying my best to stay safe and be careful but I’m glad there were some opportunities on campus. The Livestream reveal was also a great way to keep everyone connected and come together at the end of the event.
Are you content with the total amount of money the organization raised?
KG: I am extremely proud of the work that we all put into making the Statement a success. Even though we didn’t hit our goal, we still raised over $400,000 for the kids in the middle of a pandemic, which I believe is quite an accomplishment. Any amount of money we raise is going towards such an important cause, and $400,000 is going to make such a difference in the lives of our miracle children and families.
AS: I am BEYOND proud of our final fundraising total!!! It exceeded my expectations. I honestly was unsure of how much we were going to raise since this was all conducted virtually. But we all showed up, physically and virtually, and raised so much money FTK!
SR: I am extremely proud of the total we raised. 2020 has been the craziest year all of us have experienced. We raised over $400,000 in 26.2 hours during a pandemic. That is absolutely amazing. It is hard for people to see that due to the goal we set but being almost fully online, during a pandemic and other obstacles of 2020, we still did that, and I will forever be proud of Dance Marathon at FSU.
LE: I am so proud of how much we raised! Considering the time we are in right now, over $400,00 is something to be so proud of! It exceeded all of my expectations and I know every penny will be put to great use and impact so many lives.
What would you say is the best tip for people choosing to participate virtually in DM for the remainder of the semester/year/potentially the future?
KG: Make the most out of your experience! Even though you aren’t able to physically be on campus, this does not mean you don’t have to be engaged throughout the day. Take advantage of all of the online opportunities there are to fundraise, bond with your team, and attend events via Zoom and Livestream. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it!
AS: The best tip I have for raising money virtually is to utilize ALL the people you know! Email your family, friends, parents’ co-workers, etc. Make a Facebook fundraiser (it has been a huge success for many fundraisers so far). One fundraising idea that many people now utilize is making “starter packs” or “what song you remind me of.” It is a personal favorite of mine!
SR: A tip I would give to people is to remember their “why” and to think about the miracles made. As said before, this year has been hard for everyone. So, think of how hard it is for the families of DM. People who participate in DM have a “why” and if not, they will find one by the end of their first year. Remembering that will push you to have a great year. A huge motto I live by is, “You get out what you put in,” so you might as well give it your all, virtual or not.
LE: I think finding creative ways to get your friends and family engagement is key. For example, I sent Snapchat’s to a bunch of my friends and if they donated $1 I would send them a TikTok! Getting personal to those who donate to you is so important so they feel like their donation is meaningful and fun at the same time!
What was your favorite part of the statement?
KG: Participating in the final reveal at the stadium! There is no greater feeling than holding up such meaningful numbers. I am so proud of the collective effort we made as an FSU community, and representing our school by holding up our final number was so emotional and a feeling I will never forget.
AS: My favorite part of Statement was (as cheesy as it sounds) seeing everyone come together despite the conditions we are faced with. We all know the importance of raising money FTK, but it is even more important now! Kids are still going to see their doctors for check-ups, surgeries, treatments, and more. They need funds more than ever!
SR: My favorite part of Statement is seeing people who beat goals that they never thought were possible. The statement is a day that blows people away with their goals, they might want to raise $500 and end up raising way more, which is incredible, and all in the great magic of Statement.
LE: My favorite part of Statement was being able to work with my Alpha Kappa Psi team and have our hard work translated into so many amazing outcomes! I also loved seeing how hard everyone on the Dance Marathon Team worked and how passionate everyone is about this truly special cause.
Did you hit your goal and are you happy with the amount of money you raised?
KG: I did hit my goal and I am so humbled and grateful that I received so many donations throughout the day. I was able to raise $1,000 and join Comma Club which is such an incredible accomplishment. I am so thankful to everyone who donated throughout the day.
AS: CORE had individual goals of $700. While I originally wanted to raise more than last year ($1,200), I decided to keep $700 as my goal due to the current circumstances. I was able to raise over $1,000, which exceeded my goal. I am very proud of getting to Comma Club and surpassing my goal!
SR: My goal for Statement this year was $1,000. I raised $1,800 and I am extremely thankful for how much I beat my goal by. I woke up the morning of the Statement with $200 in my Donor Drive and I ended up with $2,037. It is an amazing day and I am thankful to all my donors.
LE: I did hit my goal and I’m so grateful to everyone who donated! It means so much to me that all my friends and family support and love the same causes I’m so passionate about.
What tactic helped you raise the most money?
KG: Instead of asking for large donations, I asked for small donations of $4.24 to represent the 424 kids from Leon and surrounding counties admitted to Shands over the past year. Even though I asked for less money than usual, I ended up having more people donate, which led to a collectively larger total amount raised.
AS: Emailing family friends and my parents’ co-workers was the best tactic I had to raise the amount I did.
SR: A tactic that helped me a lot during the Statement was emailing people personally. People love it when you personally email them and thank them for all they have done! Then you ask how they are and tell them about the Statement! Most people if you directly email or text them will donate!
LE: The tactic that helped me raise the most money was reaching out to people individually and providing fun incentives for supporting me! For example, I messaged a ton of people on Snapchat and if they donated $1, I would make them a TikTok! This was so much fun and a great way for people to feel like they are making an impact, big or small.
Would you say you made YOUR statement? Why or why not?
KG: What made my Statement was seeing how engaged our high school programs were with the day and our movement. In just 26.2 hours, our 7 local high schools were able to raise over $85,000. I am so proud to know them and to watch them achieve such incredible accomplishments.
AS: I 100% made my statement. Whenever there is a fundraising push, I remind myself of why I raise money FTK. I personally was treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital almost ten years ago. I was reminded of my time there when I had the amazing opportunity to tour Shands. It was incredible to see firsthand the equipment we have raised money towards. The equipment used by the doctors and nurses is an essential part of treating our miracle kids. I was reminded that the equipment doctors and nurses used during my surgery was funded by CMN and programs like Dance Marathon. Therefore, I dance and raise money to help fund the equipment used by Shands in order to help our miracle kids one day dance alongside us in celebration.
SR: Yes, I think I made my statement! My goal was $1,000 and I raised $1,800 in 26.2 hours! I am super proud of not just myself, but of Dance Marathon as a whole. It was extremely hard this year due to COVID and it all being online! We did such a great job for all the circumstances we have been through in 2020 and it just makes me so excited for the rest of the year!
LE: I think I made my statement for many reasons. One of course is that I was able to raise a ton of money for Dance Marathon! But also, I renewed my appreciation and compassion for this organization, only making me want to learn and spread more awareness for it.
At the end of the 26.2 long hours, Executive Director, Madison Faller, in talking about raising $400,595 for the kids, said “Florida Statement 2020 was such an incredible experience that I know brought a much-needed sense of normalcy to our community and participants. The level of engagement that we saw throughout those 26.2 hours was so inspiring and is such a testament to the resiliency and dedication of our participants in this 26th year. Thank you to every donor, participant, and supporter – this truly would not have been possible without you.”
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A classroom with students from diverse backgrounds is essential for the social growth of a child. Students collaborate with co-students from various communities and are exposed to different cultures. It enhances and strengthens the global belongingness of the student. They can widen their perspective of several cultures and can explore unique experiences.
Unlike traditional learning methods, students think more affirmatively and are ready to be socially involved.
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The well known kindergarten schools and high schools of Japan
Japan is one of the most important countries in the world on account of its economic power. This is apparent in every corner of the world, what with its iconic products and brands being considered the last word in quality everywhere. Japan is also a major soft power with its ancient traditions as well as modern popular culture being appreciated and admired the world over. Japan is also a very popular destination for expats to come and live in. Many of these come there with their families and children as is evidenced by the large number of international Japan schools in the country that cater to the educational requirements of the latter.
On any given morning one can see a large number of kindergartners and other schoolchildren head towards their schools in the different towns and cities of the world. Let’s take a look at some examples below-
The best Japan Schools for Kindergartners, Primary and Secondary School Children.
Global Indian International School, Tokyo
Global Indian International School Tokyo is one of the best known private Japan school. It is extremely popular with the expat community living in the country, especially the Indians. Part of the globally renowned GIIS network of schools, it boasts a world class campus replete with the latest cutting edge facilities and amenities. It offers classes from the pre primary to the highschool levels and exposes the students to the best pedagogical practices in the world. This is evident in the sheer range of curricula that it offers to its students. These include Global Montessori Plus for Kindergartners, CBSE, Cambridge (CLSP), Cambridge (IGCSE), IB Primary Years, IB Diploma and IBDP Bridge Course.
The success of this school is brought out by the fact that its students have a stellar track record of obtaining admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the world.
New International School of Japan
New International School of Japan is a world class dual language school in Tokyo that follows the Japanese and an international curriculum. It provides a holistic education to students in the age group of 3 to 18 years. The school happens to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) as well as the Council of International Schools (JCIS). That apart, it is a member of the Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS), the Progressive Education Network (PEN) and the Tokyo Association of International Preschool (TAIP).
The cornerstone of the school’s educational policy is derived from a dual language implementation of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. It is not surprising that the school is extremely popular both with the locals and expats as the right place to send their children for a holistic education.
Axis International School
This is an international school par excellence providing education to students from the pre primary to the higher secondary level. The fact that they have native english speaking teachers in the school makes all the difference to the way that the school is perceived by the expat communities in Tokyo. The school is affiliated to Griggs International Academy and that fact allows it to offer its students a fantastic academic program, especially the high school one. The students studying at this school stand a very good chance of making it to the top fifty universities in the world on account of that association. There is also a lot of emphasis on physical education and spiritual development making the school as good as any top ranked educational institution in any corner of the world.
Kohana International School
Kohana International School offers an education to children between the ages of 3 and 18. The school boasts students hailing from 8 different nationalities, with the most predominant presence being that of the Indian community. The school follows the British curriculum(IGCSE) and is known both for its academic rigor as well as the focus on extracurricular activities. The school empowers individuals to grow into the best version of themselves. It helps that the school has a multicultural character allowing the students to assimilate the best traits of diverse cultures and grow into global citizens.
There isn’t a better place than Japan for a child to receive his or her schooling. The national exposes young impressionable minds to the best pedagogy in the world as as the benign influence of a Japanese culture steeped in traditions and cultures. The fact that Japan is a major first world country means that the country offers the best possible infrastructure for children to receive an outstanding schooling.
The 21st century, it is often said, is the Asian century and what better place for the children of today than to receive their schooling in the number one Asian country in the world. Students receiving their schooling in Japan will receive one that is future ready and just right for the 21st century.
Fascinating Facts That You May Not Know About London
London is one of the most fascinating and multifarious municipalities in the world. There’s so much to see and do in London, from its iconic attractions to its trendy neighbourhoods.
While most people are familiar with some of the more well-known aspects of London, there are still plenty of interesting facts about this city that many people don’t know. Here are just a few of those facts!
50% Population of London Born Outside USA
Did you know that London is one of the most miscellaneous metropolitan in the world? With over 300 languages spoken and more than 50% of the population born outside of the UK, it’s no wonder that London is such a cultural melting pot.
Immigration has always been an important part of London’s history, and these days it continues to be one of the city’s defining features. Still, a lot of people are coming from outside the United Kingdom and they are making their contribution to the makeup of London.
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1 in 5 Londoners are Muslim
London is also home to gigantic Muslim residents. In fact, about 1 in 5 Londoners identify as Muslim (around 14% of the total population). This is in part due to the fact that many immigrants who have come to London over the years have been Muslim.
The city’s Muslim population is also diverse, with people from all different backgrounds and cultures represented. They arrived from all over the globe, including countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Morocco.
If you’re interested in learning more about London’s Muslim community, there are a number of museums and attractions that you can visit. The British Museum, for example, has an entire section devoted to Islamic art and culture.
More Than 300 Languages is Spoken Here
London is residence to more than 300 foreign languages. This is due to the city’s diverse population, as well as its history of immigration.
In fact, London is often referred to as a “linguistic melting pot.” There are so many diverse tongues voiced in London that it’s practically impossible to learn them all.
Some of the most common languages spoken in London include English, Bengali, Polish, Urdu, and Tamil. However, there are also many rare and exotic languages that can be heard on the streets of London.
If you’re interested in learning more about London’s linguistic diversity, there are many lingo academies in the metropolis that can assist you. They deliver lessons in a variety of foreign languages, so you can choose the one that’s best for you.
London’s Underground is One of the Most extensive in the World
The London Underground is one of the enormous subway systems on earth. It’s made up of 11 different lines with 272 stations which cover over 400km of track.
The Underground is also one of the oldest subway systems in the world. It was first opened in 1863, and it’s been expanding and evolving ever since.
If you’re planning on visiting London, the Underground is a great way to get around. Just be sure to plan your route in advance, as it can be a little confusing to navigate at first.
The Tower of London is Over 900 Years Old
The Tower of London is one of the most aged and iconic structures in the city. It was first built more than 900 years ago, in the 1070s.
The Tower has been used as a fortress and a palace over the years, and it’s seen plenty of action. It’s also been the home of some of England’s most famous monarchs.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Tower of London, there are a number of museums and exhibitions that you can visit. The Tower itself also offers guided tours, so you can learn more about its history and the people who have lived there.
London is a fascinating city with a rich history and culture. These are just some of the interesting facts that you may not comprehend about it. If you’re inquisitive in retaining more, be sure to dwell in some of London’s many museums and attractions.
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The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland located in the pelvic region below the bladder and slightly ahead of the rectum, surrounding part of the urethra. The prostate is responsible for producing the seminal fluid that is the medium of transportation for the sperm in semen, and is also responsible for producing prostate-specific antigen that keeps sperm in the liquid state.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a condition of the prostate whereby it grows past the normal size. This enlargement can cause serious complications owing to its position and function. As it surrounds the urethra, it can prevent the flow of urine and semen. This can eventually lead to bladder and kidney problems as well.
If you have a family history of the condition, you should seriously consider getting examined by a professional for signs of the condition. If you live in a remote location and do not have access to physicians in your area, you may want to consider these online urologist.
Symptoms of the condition vary greatly between individuals, but what is common is that the condition worsens gradually over time. The most common symptoms of the condition include:
- A frequent urge to urinate
- Frequent urination during the night time (nocturia)
- Difficulty in maintaining a urinary stream
- Difficulty in initiating urination
- A weak urinary stream
- Dribbling at the end of urination, accompanied by difficulty emptying the bladder
- Regular urinary tract infections
- Pain during urination or ejaculation
- Urine that may smell particularly bad
- Blood in the urine and/or semen
If left unchecked BPH may result in other complications due to its blockage of the urethra. These include:
- Developing bladder and kidney stones
- Damage to the kidneys due to the backflow of urine causing excess pressure build-up
- Pain in the lower abdomen while urinating
Though it is not known what the exact cause of prostate enlargement is, some studies have shown that sex hormones may be involved. This is supported by the fact that the condition is most prevalent in older men, in which the hormone levels start to decrease.
Besides changing sex hormone levels, there are some factors that may be associated with increased risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia. These factors include:
- Age: Though the condition may manifest in individuals younger than the age of 40, the symptoms usually become more noticeable past that age. One third of all men with BPH experience moderate to severe symptoms past the age of 60, while the majority experience it after reaching the age of 80.
- Genetics: Having a family history of the condition makes you more likely to develop the condition yourself.
- Diabetes and Heart Disease: Some studies have shown a link between these two conditions and the on-set of BPH.
- Obesity: Being overweight may increase the risk of developing the condition.
Oftentimes benign prostatic hyperplasia does not progress to the point where treatment is necessary. However, if symptoms are severe, there are some treatment options available. These include medications that decrease the level of the hormone dihydrotestosterone which is responsible for prostate growth, drugs that relax the prostate muscles in order to ease pressure on the urethra and bladder. Surgical options are also available which normally involve the removal of excess tissue from the gland and incisions in the bladder and prostate to make room for the urethra. A procedure that simply moves the lobes of the prostate away from the urethra may also be recommended.
If you are considering treatment for BPH, we recommend consulting a professional. These Best urologist in Lahore are great options in that city.
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Soft skills Development in Kids
What are soft skills? Soft skills for kids are the personal attributes and social abilities that enable individuals to interact effectively with others. They encompass a wide range of abilities, including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
While soft skills are often described as personality traits or interpersonal skills, they can also be viewed as a type of social intelligence. Soft skills can be learned and improved through practice and experience.
Soft and Social skills for kids are the personal attributes and social abilities that enable them to interact effectively with others. They encompass a wide range of abilities, including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking. While soft skills are often described as personality traits or interpersonal skills, they can also be viewed as a type of social intelligence. Soft skills can be learned and improved through practice and experience.
Importance of soft skills in children
Soft skills for kids are important because they help them interact with others, solve problems, and think critically. These skills can be learned and improved through practice and experience.
In the 21st century, employers are increasingly looking for workers who have strong soft skills. This is because the nature of work is changing and becoming more collaborative. Employers value workers who can communicate effectively, work well in teams, and solve problems creatively.
Aspects of soft skills development in children
Some of the most important aspects of soft skills for kids‘ development are:
Communication skills are important for children because they help them interact with others. Communication involves the ability to listen, understand, and respond effectively to others. It also includes the ability to share information clearly and concisely.
Teamwork skills are important for children because they help them interact and work effectively with others. Teamwork involves the ability to cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate with others. It also includes the ability to resolve conflicts and negotiate effectively.
Problem-solving skills are important for children because they help them solve problems. Problem-solving involves the ability to identify a problem, come up with a solution, and implement that solution.
Critical thinking skills
Critical thinking skills are important for children because they help them think critically. Critical thinking involves the ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information. It also includes the ability to make reasoned and informed decisions.
Social intelligence skills are important for children because they help them interact with others. Social intelligence involves the ability to understand and navigate social relationships. It also includes the ability to read and interpret nonverbal cues. This helps in the development of soft skills for kids.
Decision-making is an important soft skill because it helps children make informed and reasoned decisions. Decision-making involves the ability to analyze information, weigh options, and make choices. It also includes the ability to take responsibility for one’s own decisions.
The right age to start with soft skills for kids?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The right age to start developing soft skills for kids will vary depending on the child and the specific skill being learned. However, it is generally recommended that children begin learning soft skills at an early age. Soft skills are important for children because they help them interact with others, solve problems, and think critically. These skills can be learned and improved through practice and experience.
How to incorporate soft skills in children?
Some of the best ways to develop soft skills in your child are:
Role-playing can help children learn communication and teamwork skills. It involves pretending to be someone else or acting out a scenario.
2. Group activities
Group activities can help children learn teamwork skills. They involve working with others to achieve a common goal.
3. Problem-solving exercises
Problem-solving exercises can help children learn problem-solving skills. They involve solving a problem or completing a task. It is also one of the main aspects of soft skills for kids
4. Literacy activities
Literacy activities can help children learn critical thinking skills. They involve reading, writing, and analyzing texts.
5. Art projects
Art projects can help children learn communication and critical thinking skills. They involve creating art using various media.
6. Technology activities
Technology activities can help children learn teamwork and problem-solving skills. They involve using technology to complete a task or solve a problem.
Socializing can help children learn social intelligence skills. It involves interacting with others in a social setting.
8. Service projects
Service projects can help children learn teamwork and social intelligence skills. They involve working with others to help those in need.
How is HOSS the best place for soft skills development for children?
Some of the reasons why House of Soft Skills is the best place for the development of soft skills for kids include:
- They offer a course of soft skills development which focuses on all of the above aspects.
- They offer a variety of activities that help children learn different soft skills.
- Their activities are designed to be fun and engaging for children.
- They have a team of experienced and knowledgeable instructors who can help children learn soft skills.
- They offer a variety of dates and times to choose from so that children can find a program that suits their needs.
- They are a trusted and reliable organization with years of experience in delivering soft skills development programs for children.
Chemical Engineering Career: 5 Things You Must Know
Chemical engineering is a career that will boom soon. With the amount of climate change and recent pandemic situations we’re seeing, it’s essential to shift from our usual way of living to eco-friendly and renewable energy sources. That is why chemical engineers are the need of the future. Considering the future scope of chemical engineering, it’s not a bad idea to consider a chemical engineering career.
Chemical Engineering Career
As discussed above, a chemical engineering career will be bright and full of prospects. If you’re considering being a chemical engineer, take a pause and then jump to the idea. If you started working for this career, you’d be good to go for the rest of your life. Let’s look at some of the options in a chemical engineering career.
You’re asked to turn the raw materials into their usable counterparts in chemical engineering. This is one of the most obvious career paths in a chemical engineering career.
You’ll be in charge of the product’s design and development, with a focus on harnessing raw materials (such as oil) and altering their chemical state to create items for the general public (like plastic).
Here are some jobs for chemical engineers that you can consider:
You will be developing skills in the following sector if you go for chemical engineering:
- Food and Beverage
- Water Treatment
- Oil and Gas
Apart from that, new and growing industries such as nanotechnology and biotechnology are creating a slew of new job prospects for chemical engineers.
The salary prospect of chemical engineering is pretty good considering that chemical engineers are paid a reasonable amount. Their annual salary is around 9-10 lakh.
Your main task in being an energy engineer will be to produce and manage energy from the extraction to the processing level of natural resources like oil and gas. However, owing to the global demand, you will also be required to use your expertise in producing renewable or clean forms of energy like hydro-powered energy, wind energy, and even solar energy, which is currently on the rise in India.
Types of jobs for energy engineers:
Here are the types of jobs for energy engineers:
- Constructing an improved process of extracting energy
- Energy manipulation to meet electricity needs
- Machine designing and testing
- Research on clean and renewable sources of energy
Petrol is an essential part of the living world. Due to such a high need for petrol, petroleum engineers are very much in-demand right now. If you’re looking to make a career in engineering, petroleum engineering will be a great choice, considering the pay and the scope of the profession in the coming years.
Types of jobs for petroleum engineers:
Petroleum engineers are involved with all stages at a petroleum plant, from analysis to production. Therefore, there are different areas you can work in:
- Drilling experts
- Production engineers
- Petroleum geologist
- Reservoir experts
Nuclear engineers are used to running or controlling nuclear plants. It is also an in-demand profession considering the need for nuclear plants in most parts of the world. Choosing a career in nuclear engineering is one of the wise choices if you’re interested in technology.
Types of jobs as a nuclear engineer:
In a nuclear power plant, one can work in the following posts:
- Operator of reactors
- Project Manager at the plant
- Quality Engineer of the plant
- Safety and health manager
Product and process management engineer
Making a product from scratch with fine texture is one of the jobs of product and process management engineers. Products like cars, bikes, racer cars, etc., are the work of art of engineers and are one of the skyrocketing careers in the world. This area of management needs the outstanding talent of art and engineering. That is the only way you are going to succeed in this field.
Product and Process Development scientists are required to bring a similar input level in their work. In addition, their job description includes streamlining the production or the process of a product to make it more economical and efficient.
Product development scientist Jobs Types:
While there are numerous industries you can join (everything from healthcare to aviation requires process and product scientists), the two different paths you can select are:
One is in charge of product development and works alongside a team for new scientific breakthroughs.
One who manages the streamlining of activities that lead to product innovation or creation, along with straightening the process of invention, which requires a high-quality product that can be mass-produced.
9 easy ways to prepare for the first day of school
The first day of school is always special for children and parents. While children are excited and curious about the transition, parents have mixed feelings in them. There is fear about how their child will react to the new environment and the joy of a child growing up! Amongst all this, parents also have to do a lot of preparations.
They need to find the best international school in Bangalore, ensuring that their children are in a safe space and feel comfortable. Furthermore, they have to make the transition happy and fruitful for their child. If you are also sailing in the same boat and have confusions about how you can prepare your child for the first day of school, we are here to help!
9 ways to prepare children for the first day of school
Listed below are the trusted expert tips that parents can use while preparing students for their first day of school.
Plan an advance visit
Once you finalise the primary school and enrol your child in it, plan a visit there with your child. Give a tour to the child, introducing him to the school where he will be going every day. This way, the child will get familiar with the place and not get furious on the first day.
Discuss with your child
Communication between the parent and the child is essential. Talk to your child about going to school and ask them about their feelings. If they talk to you openly about it, you can give them a constructive perspective.
To give a clear picture of the school experience, you can play pretend games with the child. Create a school-like atmosphere where you act as a student, and your child can be the teacher. Give them an idea about how things will be at school, and make sure you create a happy picture in front of them.
Practice Basic skills
It is always better if your child knows the basics like counting, rhymes, and a few other fundamental things before attending school. It will give them confidence, and they will also grasp advanced-level learning quickly.
The next thing that parents need to prepare for is school supplies. You would need stationery, clothes, tiffin boxes, and a lot more! Take your child along and make them a part of shopping as this will increase their excitement level too many folds.
Keep telling your child that it will be a lot of fun, and they will get to play games that they don’t have at home. Mention that they will make new friends and get snacks at school. Young children are easy to convince. So, when you try to create excitement, they will get all excited.
Share happy school stories with children. You can go for the storybooks and also share real-life experiences with them. These stories impact primary school children positively, making them curious and excited about the new phase.
Teach them to share
Children may not be used to it, but they would have to share space and things at school. Therefore, it is better if parents start teaching them to share before they enter the school, to make things easier. For example, play turn-taking games or take them to play dates where they meet other children, make friends, and learn to share.
Plan things ahead
Once you choose the best international school in Bangalore, get their schedule, and mould your child into that routine. Then, start making the changes well before time so that your child fully adapts to it before the first day at school and there is no mess!
These simple tricks always work for every parent, ensuring that their child enjoys the first day at school. If your child returns home with a smiling face, telling you all the stories of what happened at school, you know you have nailed the task! However, you should even take things positively if your child doesn’t adjust the way you want. Keep using the tips listed above, and soon your child will love going to school every day.
Five benefits of choosing IGCSE curriculum for your child
The curriculum is a vital part of a child’s educational journey. It has to be strategic and globally recognized to design a fruitful future. Parents have plenty of options to choose from, depending on their requirements and vision. Even though every curriculum plan has something to offer, it is vital to go for IGCSE if you want international exposure.
It is a fruitful choice for young minds, as it keeps their horizon broad and open. There are many schools in Singapore offering this curriculum plan. So, finding the best schools in Punggol won’t be challenging. You will get the options in schools that deliver quality education and help parents give apt direction to their child’s educational journey.
Five benefits of choosing IGCSE
Listed below are some of the benefits of choosing the IGCSE curriculum for children. If you are a parent and confused about why you should go for it, these benefits will help you get clarity.
This curriculum plan has got international recognition and has the backing of universities and colleges around the globe. If you plan on sending your children to renowned foreign universities, enrolling them in an IGCSE-affiliated school is a fruitful option. They will better understand the international educational standards, and this familiarity will help them in the long run.
Their strategy is to focus on the requirements and interests of a student. There is no pressure of getting the highest grades; the emphasis is on understanding the concepts and learning their practical implementation. Moreover, they plan activities and events complying with the interests of children. The schools encourage them to be actively involved in whatever they want. Furthermore, they also ensure that parents and educators stay in constant touch to discuss and work collaboratively towards child growth.
The schools offering this curriculum are everywhere in the world. The best schools in Punggol organize multiple events in collaboration with the other branches of the same school in other parts of the world. These events help students to gain exposure to the global education industry. In addition, they get to meet the student community from varied cultural backgrounds and interests. This way, they can meet like-minded students and improve their social circle significantly.
Choice of subjects matters a lot in deciding what career path a student wants to choose. Hence, the school they choose must give them the liberty to design a course and start in the right direction. This particular curriculum option comes with plethoras of subject options. Keeping a few core subjects, the students can choose the rest. This way, you can save your child from the unnecessary pressure of dealing with the syllabus they don’t like, and it will reflect on their overall performance.
The world is changing at a fast pace, and it is only the skill of a person that is in demand these days. The students need critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and relevant soft skills to excel in life. One can develop these skills during the school years only as once the students start their professional journey, it gets challenging to survive. That is what the curriculum plan keeps in mind. They carry out case studies, interactive activities, and special sessions to instill these skills in students. It helps them face the challenges that the future holds.
The list of benefits that this curriculum plan offers is endless. All that the parents have to ensure is to choose a school that follows this plan religiously and maintains the quality of education. Then, dig deeper, and check which schools are offering it. Explore multiple options and then enroll your child in the school that you feel will stand tall on your expectations. Compromising with the education quality is like compromising with your child’s life. Thus, make wise decisions and rest assured that your child is on the right path.
Why Students Choose Online Assignment Help Services?
It is very common in today’s world that most of the students are completely engaged in the world of extra-curricular activities apart from the world of academics. For saving this particular situation along with maintaining all the situations students are bound to take up online Assignment Help services.
A few reasons can be illustrated as:
- High quality of assignment: Students are at times fails for completing their homework answers those are not only written well but might be factually or technically correct. This could be mainly because of a lack of proper knowledge and understanding of the particular subject or even missing out the classes when those are being taught. The answers provided by the online homework helpers are done mainly after performing in-depth research, extensive analysis by the highly skilled writers who are well knowledgeable with the subject thus resulting in the delivering of assignments of great quality.
- For meeting the short deadlines: Students mainly have to deal with the deadlines that have been mentioned for their assignments, but failure in doing so, it would have affected their grades in their universities or colleges. This also becomes quite difficult at few times mainly not only due to the huge number of assignments the students are being allotted for the submission for the various subjects in various academic disciplines but also many students are already got involved in several other activities and thus leaving those with lesser time for doing their homework. The online assignment helping websites are so useful mainly for completing the assignment within the mentioned time frame as well as helping the students for meeting their university deadlines, told from Quizbroz.
- Plagiarism-free assignment: Plagiarism is considered to be a criminal offense in most universities all across the globe. Thus, framing or constructing genuine plagiarism content plays a very important part in the life of every student. As it has been observed that the students fail to provide enough time mainly for framing genuine content that is completely plagiarism-free. The content delivered by the various online assignment helpers is completely non-plagiarised and authentic.
- Pocket-friendly rates: It has been observed that students generally have a fixed budget and are being unable for spending a huge amount on homework help. The online assignment helping sites mainly offers and provide help in multiple subjects at an extremely affordable rates that fits the budget of the students completely. The students can also do explore the rates of multiple assignments helpers on various online help websites and can distinguish easily for finding the best one suitable for them without putting additional pressure in their pocket.
- Complexity in the assignments: It has been observed several times that the homework assignment provided is quite complicated and complex. The students find it quite difficult for comprehending each and every instruction and fails to figure out what is actually expected from the assignment. The experts on the various online assignment helping sites also reviews the guidelines and providing the homework solutions those are suitable mainly for meeting the expectations of the tutors.
- 24*7 assistance: It has always been observerd that students often require help with their assignment at the last minute. The experts linked with the online homework assignment helping website are available 24/7 mainly for solving the doubts and answer for any queries of the students that may have about their assignments. This also allows the flexibility of scheduling the study time of the students mainly as per their convenience. The students can also get instant guidance and don’t have to wait long hours for looking for any sort of guidance.
- Customised assignment help: Some of the homework assignments that require specialized and customized subject knowledge or they know-how to go for the usage of certain tools along with the software that must be required for completing them. Several times students might not have the proper and the necessary knowledge or even the required skills for doing the homework assignment themselves. The assignment helping website has a large number of expert professionals with highly skilled and trained along with the expertise in various fields along with the appropriate proficiency mainly for utilisation of the various software that might be utilised along with the analysis of data and visualization.
The above-mentioned points are the main reasons for any student for selecting the best Online Assignment Help whenever they think that they might require any sort of assistance or guidance on any academic disciplines.
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