Hi! My name is Zenya and I am seventeen years old. My dream is to become a professional ballet dancer. My mom took me to my first ballet class when I was four years old. When I took my first class I knew that this was what I wanted to do the rest of my life. Many people laughed at me and asked how a four year old could know what career they want. But so far I have still kept striving toward this dream that I wanted since I was four.
Your voice as a student, a member of society, and and individual doesn’t just mean the ability to make choices or to speak, it also means self expression in general. A voice doesn’t have to be one that is audible, it can be a story or message in the form of paint on canvas, written and shown on posters or billboards, shown through dance or music, and written in books and poetry. Of course it can also be spoken, as well, for those that prefer speaking. Once you find your preferred way, or ways, of voice you can try to configure that in your dream career, use it to open possible activities or dreams for the future, and can open your mind to how you can better express yourself in your life.
At CMA-SAS, we care deeply about providing students with helpful information 24/7. That's one benefit we love about not being restricted to a bell schedule or classroom walls. This blog post offers students a few tips to write an incredible research paper, which many students are working on now.
At CMA-SAS, we believe in personalized learning which means giving students a multitude of tools to achieve their dreams in the global economy. Here's a blog post that focuses on working in the cloud with a sharp focus on what Google can offer.
We often hear from parents that traditional schooling doesn't prepare children well for the current economy. This blog post takes a look at how online school helps build entrepreneurial students and prepares them to build a successful and meaningful life-long career.
I was once in a college literature class where the professor confidently said, “I assume we are all of Judeo-Christian background here, so…” She then went on to apply this filter to the analysis of the stories and poems we had recently read, and she was coming up with interpretations that differed from my own. Do you think I raised my hand to let her know that her assumption meant I was left in the dark about all the analogies she was now using to teach me? Today I would have, but not then. Raised in a militant-atheist household, I had only started learning about various religions, and I felt instantly stupid. In retrospect, I probably had something unique to contribute, especially in interpreting the works by authors who were also not of Judeo-Christian backgrounds. Instead, I struggled silently, and this was just another case where a teacher was telling students what to think.
Music is a passion that is often realized when a person is extremely young. Parents who allow their children to embrace music as a child, encourage them to take lessons and pursue their goals. Children with exceptional talent and a love of classical music, often aspire to being first chair in an orchestra. In rare cases, when their talent is honed early on, the choice may have to be made as to what best serves their needs.
John dreaded writing his research paper on local history. He read a few encyclopedia entries at the library, checked out a few books and wrote his paper writing as many of the facts he could logically fit in, in an organized and very readable format. The truth? John's paper was boring to write and boring to read.
We are seeing education across all grade levels take to the Internet, and for good reason. There are a lot of tried and true benefits to learning in an online environment. When students learn online, they are exposed to learning in the digital age. For those entering the workforce, chances are they are going to have to know how to communicate effectively online with people around the world. Going through an online education program in high school and beyond will teach the skills necessary to succeed from a rhetorical standpoint.
While entrepreneurship is indeed booming in certain areas of the United States, especially in tech hubs like San Francisco, Miami, Austin, and Boston, there is still a distinct lack of entrepreneurship and leadership classes and teaching methods in most schools. When newspapers relate test scores to the success of the school, there's little school leaders and teachers can do to boost students' entrepreneurial skills.