How Brainetics Can Help Your Child Learn Better in School?

There are many reviews pointing out that Brainetics is not for children who do not know multiplication tables. On the other hand, there are reviews from teachers who contradict this. There have also been many reviews focusing on the mathematical side of things, but not the English. As well as math, this program has been known to help children with their grammar and spelling, so why are teachers not buying more of them.

Elementary school aged children is the group that starts to have a problem with these areas of the curriculum, and eventually drop out of school. With the help of the Brainetics system, the percentage of school dropouts had fallen by about ten percent in 2005. The Brainetics program has been made fun enough for these students to get the most out of their schooling in a fun way.

The child’s brain is re-programmed just like a computer to store large chunks of information, instead of just small important bits of the facts. It is user friendly, so if the student is old enough they can work on their own through the program without any supervision. This is why it is also useful for even grown-ups of any age to use.

Due to the DVD program, it is more of learning tool than a software, so it can be used on a computer or just your DVD player. Students will find it a fun way to learn independently or in a group in their classroom. They will not get bored because not only are there DVDs to make the lessons fun, but there are also workbooks to practice their new skills and two decks of cards to learn the tricks. Learning without boredom will allow the student to work faster, and a lot more competently.

The creator of the learning tool Mike Byster was awarded in 2008 the Gold Award, by parents. Math topics that this program can help with are geometry, trigonometry, calculus, algebra and differential equations. There are two science subjects also chemistry and physics.

There have been debates about whether Brainetics is a scam or not, but the Better Business Bureau have had no complaints as of yet. You can also try it out for thirty days, before you pay for the full course. If you are not satisfied, and it is not doing what it says on the box, simply return the program with no extra cost to yourself.

This product is not a scam, and is definitely a worthwhile product to buy for yourself or your child. They will start to excel at school, so you can watch their grades rise, as well as showing more enthusiasm when it comes to homework.

Therefore, Brainetics will help your child learn better in school, so no more worries that they are going to drop-out, and not want to further their education. If the child works hard at the program may be college and university could be an option for the future.

Implementation of Child Support Regulations in Texas

The State of Texas is keen on providing for the needs of its constituents by assigning specific offices to oversee and enforce rules and regulations. In terms of child support, the State of Texas assigned all pertinent responsibilities to The Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General. The main function of this division is to assist parents in providing and obtaining support for their kids. This body receives funding from the state as well as the American federal government and represents the State of Texas and not individual claimants.

Employees of the Texas Attorney General’s office assigned to child support are dedicated to performing their sworn duties in an efficient and effective manner to ensure client satisfaction. Processing documents is just one aspect of the job. Employees of the division establish responsibilities as determined by federal and state laws. They also make sure that every single item is enforced.

What are the child support services available to Texans?

The Texas Attorney General Child Support Division is the lead agency that determines what type of service is to be given to a child upon review of his case. The people working in this office reviews the details of each case filed and delivers services as appropriate, such as enforcing support orders, establishing medical support orders, distributing and adjusting support payments upon review. In addition, this agency also provides services related to establishing a child’s paternity and locating a parent who is missing or absent. Inquiries are promptly attended to so that there are no delays in the provision of services that benefit the children concerned. All these services are available to Texas residents without cost.

Encouraging parental responsibility

Employees of the Child Support Division work tirelessly to help parents in obtaining financial support for their children. Court orders presented to non-custodial parents serve to remind them of their responsibility with regard to fulfilling the child’s needs he grows up. A noncustodial parent is usually required to pay for the child’s expenses until he turns 18 years old. Nevertheless, there are special circumstances such as for children who have mental or physical disability and require specialist care. The court may order payment of child support indefinitely. Another example involves specific agreements that are detailed in a divorce settlement. For instance, parents may agree to shoulder expenses for the child’s college education.

Equally important are the community activities organized by the division. Aside from monitoring receipt by the child of the calculated financial support as determined by the law, the division also encourages parent participation in activities that promote emotional involvement with their child’s life despite mitigating circumstances.

Protecting parental rights

This office also recognizes the rights of parents as citizens of the country, deserving of utmost respect. The parent’s right to privacy is observed such that the office exercises 100% confidentiality particularly with regard to personal information. Employees are trained to deal with parents in a professional manner. They also receive any complaints that parents may have about the case or any of the services impartially.

Homeschool Your Child For Free

Homeschool my child for free? You’ve got to be kidding, right? But what if I weren’t kidding? What if you could pull resources from other areas and actually spend little to no money and still give my kids an awesome education? Does that pique your curiosity? Seem to good to be true?

In this book, “Homeschool Your Child For Free”, you have access to more than 1,200 practical resources for home education on the internet.

LauraMeary Gold writes a popular weekly internet column for homeschoolers and operates one of the largest homeschooling lists on the internet. She and her husband, Dan Post, are the homeschooling parents of seven children. Joan M. Zielinski is the mother of four – one of whom is LauraMaery. She herself is a professional educator of over thirty years.

Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprising, is that in the day and age, there is really isn’t anything that you can’t find on the Internet. I personally love doing research on the internet. When LauraMaery polled a large group of home schooling families, she found that 28% of them described themselves as primarily reliant on free resources, and 46% said that they relied on a mix of free resources and formal curricula. And I believe the numbers are rising.

This book is set up to enable you to develop a solid curriculum – customized for your children – that complies with the legal requirements for the area you live in. Once you’ve decided which subjects you’ll be teaching and at what ages, you can gather teaching materials, handouts, texts, lesson plans, and everything else you require from the free resources categorized by subject throughout this book.

This 475-page book contains sections on Homeschool How-To’s, Core Curriculum, Education Essentials, Language Literacy, Mathematics Mastery, Art Appreciation, History Highlights, Music Marathon, Social Studies Skills, Humanities, Science, and the list goes on and on. You’ll also find non-Internet free resources, advice from experts about how to teach academic subjects, and information from homeschooling parents about how they homeschool.

If using the Internet and it’s free resources sounds appealing to you, then this is the book for you! I don’t believe that you’ll be disappointed! Take some time to check it out. You’ll want to own this one!

No Child Left Behind? The True Story of a Teacher’s Quest by Elizabeth Blake

The Trials and Tests of Teaching at Risk Students

The first five pages of Elizabeth Blake’s (by the way no relation) story found me helplessly engrossed. I was hooked and had to read “No Child Left Behind: The True Story of a Teacher’s Quest.”

After 20 years as a Medical Technologist in chemistry and hematology Elizabeth Blake was looking for a change, for a new career. She felt a deep-seated sense of calling to pursue the required education courses of the State Department of Education for a provisional license for teaching.

The call of teaching and helping teen age at-risk kids pulled her like a magnet. She received a contract as a Science teacher at a small alternative school for at-risk and homeless kids. These students couldn’t make it in regular high school classes.

A romantic and a bit naive Elizabeth was not ready for what transpired on her first day of classroom experience. Carefully laid plans exploded. Chaos ruled. Beth quickly discovered that many of her students were juvenile offenders and had probation officers. Many attended school by a court order. Some wore electronic tracking bracelets on their ankles. Others had to drop out of regular school where they didn’t fit in and needed alternative options.

Elizabeth introduces special students like Conejo, Javier, Bobby, Nakisha, and Erica, who were filled with promise and showed signs of maturity and real evidence of learning in their classes with Mrs. Blake. This motivation inspired her to renew her contract each year, even though she sometimes was given assignments in three different schools.

Administrators and district office personnel made a Elizabeth’s teaching experience an even more difficult challenge in a school district where poverty, shooting, and gang influence were an accepted way of life. The administration and school board gave lip service to their district’s ministry: “Our teachers deal with problem students. Every child deserves and education.”

I identified with Beth’s dilemma. As a Christian Educator myself, I have worked with a Faith Based Ministry serving the needs of incarcerated juveniles. The undermining of the administration with the trauma, riots, and chaos became a burden hard to face. Beth was heartbroken each time another of her students was injured, hospitalized or killed. In desperation she cried out to God for direction and inner strength. She compassion and a loving concern for her students.

I found Blake’s writing style gripping, often heartrending, yet her attitude and approach are always positive. I was encouraged by her references to students who have chosen to enroll in a variety of college programs or to train for more specialized professional careers.

“No Child Left Behind? The True Story of a Teacher’s Quest” is a book that will challenge school administrators, teachers and educators. It should be required reading specifically for educators and administrators within any inner city school district.

Every Child Is Special: A Movie Review

Every Child Is Special is probably my first Bollywood movie. (I do not count Slumdog Millionaire because I have watched it only in parts and have not even gotten to the ending, haha.) Anyway, Every Child Is Special is a Hindi drama film released in 2007 (Taare Zameen Par, translation: Stars On Earth) produced and directed by Aamir Khan. It tells about a boy, Ishaan Awasthi, who was always getting in trouble at school for being so misbehaving and out of focus from his lessons. Too often, he would be caught by his teacher daydreaming and getting low grades. Because of this, his father sent him to boarding school, all alone and homesick with the hope of disciplining him. But the academic status of Ishaan did still not improve. Instead, he became withdrawn and lonely, far from the Ishaan who was active and fun-loving. Then came a new art teacher who would just change the way Ishaan would act towards school and learn to appreciate himself even more.

How can I not love this movie? Darsheel Safary is perfect for the role of Ishaan Awasthi. Safary, with his innocent eyes and face, made me laugh with his funny antics and at the same time rend my heart as he goes through the agony of enduring boarding school alone and away from his parents. From start to finish, the movie gripped my attention, and the musical portions added to my fascination. I cannot speak about the technical aspects of film-making as I am not knowledgeable of such, but for an easy to please movie fan like me, Every Child Is Special is one heart-touching movie.

***SPOILER ALERT***

Every Child Is Special is an eye opener as to the worth and significance of every child. The story deals with an issue that is as real as it is unrecognized – dyslexia. I first knew about dyslexia in the book, Pearl Harbor by Randall Wallace, but the movie has increased my education on this kind of ailment.

Every Child Is Special is a movie that can tug the heartstrings and at the same time bring hope that having dyslexia is not a desperate situation. Family support, patience, and love are central themes in this story, plus the primary focus on painting and art. The theory on multiple intelligences in education plays a major role in this movie and can be very informative to teachers and parents alike.

I really love this movie and I highly recommend this to everyone. My sister has also been nagging me to watch The Three Idiots. Maybe, tonight.

5 stars.