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How Can Movies Educate

Parents often wrongly believe that movies are solely a source of entertainment and have no other significance at all. However this perception is highly flawed as movies nowadays are offering educational insights which cannot be given through traditional means of education.

So why movies should be used as source for education? The logic over here is quite simple children mostly despise education and movies on the other hand are fancied by children. Therefore movies can be a good source for education as children watch them without giving the parents a hard time.

Choosing the right movie for your kids is important as parents should pick a movie that offer a balance content of entertainment and education. Characters such as Barney and Dora are very famous among the younger lot. The World Wide Web offer a wide range of kid’s movies online, so one can search for shows which offer educational entertainment.

Mathematics has been a hard subject for children but with shows like Barney and Dora helps children learn shape of triangles, circles and learning counting. This is education through entertainment as the level of attention is maintained by the characters and the show also educates the younger minds.

Kid’s movies online offer a wide range of movies and some of which can be viewed on free sites. From engaging in storytelling that makes history relevant and meaningful to illustrating complex scientific principles with detailed animations and contextual explanations, movies can give children more insight and understanding than lecture or textbooks alone.

Movies and films also provide a substitute way to educate children with learning disabilities or other problems, and to teach English as a second language (or other languages). Before you select any movie to educate your child you should go through all reviews to know more about film quality.

That is why many teachers conduct group exercises such as watching movies and then asking the children to write a report subsequently on what are the learning points in the movie. Educational movies should not be interpreted as purely educational as they also offer the value-added benefits of education.

Also the educational movies come in the range for all age groups which is for infants to teenagers and offers perspectives on music, culture and education. These movies can also be a test for adults to check how updated they are with modern day education. The famous shows are you smarter than a fifth grader is a good example in this regards.

Character Education

A character educator or a counselor often plays a very important and vital role in the academic, social and personal success of young school going children. But, as global recession has now reached its peak, the abolition of their position all together has become the standard. Most of the school counselors’ role has been phased out with budgets slashed and the dollars available has become tight. It is the students who are paying the price for the shortfalls in budget as a counselor’s support has been denied to them.

Many of us are concerned about the future of our schools without having teachers or counselors for educating character and behavior. But the biggest worry is something else. As kids are denied support of character education teachers or counselors at school, most of them are not even getting basic morals and virtues being taught even at home. This is because most kids in America receive training on Character education from school counselors in classrooms.

If this scenario continues and without the continued service of counselors on campus, schools must find alternate ways to present and conduct character education programs and workshops for their students. Additionally, any such character education program has been put in place; it should limit the amount of time required of teachers who are already overburdened. In such cases, schools cannot solely depend upon such teachers to conduct quality character education programs and workshops.

Schools must come out with some great new methods to implement character education programs taking into account of the many limitations they face. Schools now, generally have a stringent budgets to purchase materials and something more of a concern is having restricted time schedules.

Schools should come out with newer methods like radio programs that may do a splendid job of catching student’s attention and in turn helps them to develop listening skills in students. Student gets engaged in listening to such specially crafted radio programs and will help them to use their interpretive reasoning, imagination, creativity and listening skills to a maximum. Teachers who are helping out their students by conducting such programs should actively participate instead of just being a passive bystander.

Therefore, all schools should come out with character education programs similar to these which may not cost them a fortune. They can still provide their students with superior quality and easy to implement character education programs despite having cuts in budgets and personnel.

Creating Character Education

Character education in schools is where most children will probably develop their character. To paraphrase one educator, character education in schools is making a concentrated effort to advance beneficial qualities that are both good for the person or child and also for society in general. So if the child cannot get these qualities in the home then they will have to acquire them elsewhere.

Most schools do not have a class that specifically addresses a developing character education in schools. Of course there are books that can be assigned that suggest character development or where the story line is about a child or children who overcome all odds and due to their implicit character of perseverance or courage make it through a rough patch of life. These types of children’s books used to be quite normal but this has changed just as a child’s life has changed.

It seems that a child’s life used to be simple. They had to go to school during the week and to church on Sunday. But they were expected to respect their parents no matter what. They were also expected to respect their teachers and any other person in a position of authority. Television before MTV had a lot of shows that also were about family values. So a child watching television would see what is expected of them. They would be able to view other values on the television. But today there is so much violence both on the television and also on the computer in the form of computer games or games on other hand held devices that a child sees a different reality then children did decades ago. Sometimes this other reality is what the child then chooses to use as their own personal reality. Unless they have somewhere else to change this view of reality they may not ever develop true character. The type of character most parents would be proud to say that their children had developed.

This is the type of character that will affirm the human dignity. It will make the person feel they are a happy individual that will also be willing and able to serve a common good of all people. They will also understand that they want to be treated fairly and they will want to treat all others fairly also.

So where does this child learn these things? Hopefully at home but generally this will not be the case. So it is left up to teacher to teach these children about character. There are many curriculums that are available as resources online that would assist a teacher in preparing lessons. However few teachers are equipped to teach character development because they are not taught how to do so when they received their teaching credentials. They will have to reach out to other schools or educators to try to learn this new skill that is required of them. There are the resources available to them and if they want their students to succeed they will find them.

Forex Education

If you want to get some essential Forex education you will find it in this article – why? Because anyone can learn a Forex trading method but very few traders, adopt the right mindset for success. In this article, you will get tips on how to get the mindset the millionaire traders have which gives them success and will help you build big profits.

Many of the world’s top traders are not nerds or geeks, many didn’t even go to college and contrary to popular belief, they use simple trading systems but what sets them apart from the crowd is their mindset, so let’s look at the type of character traits you need.

Accept Responsibility

You don’t get success given to you and this is obvious yet, laughably most traders think they can buy a cheap get rich system or Forex robot and make money without doing any work! If you want to succeed in any business, you have to accept you are responsible for your own destiny and you need to do some work but for the work you do, you will be well rewarded with profit.

A Simple System and a Trading Edge

The top traders use simple systems, the market changes all the time and simple systems work best because there more robust with fewer elements to break. The successful trader knows, there is no such thing as the perfect trading system but he knows is trading edge and he trades his system with confidence and discipline.

Patience

Patience is a key trait of the super trader, he waits for the right set ups and doesn’t trade for the thrill – he waits to trade the odds. Most traders think the more they trade the more money they will make but this is simply not true. The high odds trades don’t come around every day and you need to be patient and wait for them.

Ability to Stand Alone

If you like to run with the pack and be with the majority, you’re going to lose and this is obvious because 95% of ALL traders lose. If you want to feel comfortable, trade news stories and with other traders – Forex trading is not for you. The real winners, have the courage to go against the crowd and news stories and know that’s the only way to win.

Discipline

Most of the world’s top traders lose more trades than they win but their not worried about taking losses, because the know the key to success is to keep them small. Most traders hate being wrong, run their losses and hope they turn around and this leads to disaster. If you want to be a winner, you need to be humble and accept losses and wait for the big winners to cover them.

Total Respect for the Market

There is no way to beat the market, the successful trader knows this and has total respect for it at all
times, he knows the only right price is the market price and opinions count for nothing. The big myth is the pro traders are arrogant – their not. They respect the market and know while it will give them losses, it will also give them profits and if they take their losses and run their profits, they can maker huge gains.