Category Archives: Youth Education

Why School is Only 180 Degrees of Education–Home & Trade Education Complete the 360 Circumference

4,5,6 year olds doing Algebra & Geometry & Reading 2-3 Grade Levels Above & Teenagers Learning Trades gets less Attention from Adults than a Pro Sports Game or Music Awards Night or Reality Show or Holidays where Adults can Barbeque & Play Music & have A Good Time.

While all that go on, children & teens are getting their confidence broken in classrooms, not understanding math word problems, not doing well in standardized tests, not able to relate their education to the real world, can’t explain math steps on the board in front of the class, not really understanding their homework, and many things that don’t have their parents full attention.

Children & Teens are exposed to material much earlier than previous generations. Many are getting very frustrated with school.

Without trades, even honor roll students will be at a disadvantage. Only reason I bring up honor roll students is because most people think they good to go with great grades. Without trade knowledge, they too are at a disadvantage.

Trades. What can you use your mind & hands to invent, create, build, manufacture & produce?
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***—>>> Will your child/children–teens have trades when they graduate from high school?

Are you fine with them only having book knowledge knowledge?

Are you fine with them not having a trade or trades & not being able to use their minds & hands to create, invent, manufacture & produce?

Are you fine with them not being able to apply their education to the real world?

KT
2016
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Lets Have Some Fun–Lets Play Youth Educational Challenge Championships

We should strive to be Fans of Youth Education.

Throw some youth think tank parties, tailgate & throw some barbecue chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs on the grill with drinks & play some good music.

Lets get excited in the barbershops & beauty salons & neighborhoods & homes & everywhere else about youth education & trades & black history & technology.

Bring the children. Have Multiplication Superbowls, Spelling Bee Superbowls, Reading, Math & Science Superbowls.

Lets have some fun…lets play, lets play Youth Educational Challenge Championships.

KT
2016
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How About Spending Time Talking to the Young People about the Real World

Most people, after High School are out on their own. A few people might win scholarships—either through sports or good grades.

These people are very few. People are pushed out into a hard, cold—heartless world—real fast.

For years, they have dreamed of being out own their own. Maybe not. They might have been scared to go out into the wide world.

No matter what they feel about life after High School—that is it.

They are considered grown. Yet, many times they are not even properly prepared to deal with the world mentally, spiritually, financially, skill wise, trade wise, technical wise, know how wise—or any other way.

How many grown people have spent time talking to the young people of the real world? How much true talk—no matter how startling it might be—has transpired between the old and the young?

Young people need to be taught skills, trades, crafts, and many other things. They should be talked to about job situations they might be in once they get out on their own. How will certain situations be handled at work? How will they deal with bosses that might be hard to get along with? What strategies will they use to get around obstacles at work?

Do the young people know how to make a resume? Do they know how to conduct themselves in an interview?

Reality talks from older people prepares the youth for adulthood.

KT
2017
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Can Your Child Spit Math Answers like they Spit Rap Song Bars?

Do your children know how to change from a decimal to percent or percent to decimal?

What about a decimal to a fraction or fraction to decimal?

Do they know the difference between a proper fraction, improper fraction or a mixed fraction?

Do they know decimal places? What lies on the left & right of a decimal? Do they know the left of a decimal represents whole/–& the right of a decimal represents part?

Do your children know signed numbers (Intro to Algebra)?

Do they know how many Degrees are in a Circle? What does half represent in a circle? What is the name of the line that runs straight through the center of a circle making 180 degrees on both sides? What is the name of that line?

Do they know another name for a Right Angle/how many Degrees does a Right angle represent?

Our children should be spitting the answers to these questions like they spit/recite whole rap songs, love songs, and any other songs they know from top to bottom, left and right, and every other kind of way.

We got to get on the grind of elevating our children’s minds/once they grow up/ain’t no rewind/without proper knowledge/how they gon ever get they self out a bind?/Knowledge is powerful/when applied/let’s be real folks/& get off pride/–we should be tired of being at the foot of civilization/we are a powerful people/when we unite & build/we ain never got to yield/dreams do come True/if we stay true to ourselves.

KT
2017
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3 Ways a Relevant Education is Way More Beneficial Than Rote School Learning & Wishful Thinking

1) Make sure your children & teens have trades. Something they can use their brains & hands to build something, invent something & manufacture something.
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2) Paperback & Hardback Books in a Technology Age

There is nothing like a Paperback & Hardback Book.

Many publishers having to compete with what’s going on in the Tech World. Writers are starting to put out their own books, cutting out the Middle Man. Keeping Money in their own pockets.

Readers not spending on physical books like they used to. Many readers now reading books for cheaper on digital devices and can carry a whole library of books on a digital devices. Thus reading more.

White Screen Nooks & Kindles -vs-Color Nooks, Kindles, Ipads & Samsung Tablets for Reading

The Amazon Kindles are Great. The Ipads are Great. The Samsung Tablets are Great. The Barnes and Noble Nooks are Great. They all have Color Screens. Important for Apps & Videos Viewing.

But, if you are a Hardcore Reader, go for the Nooks & Kindles with the White Screens. The Battery Life is Much Better. Maybe 2X-3X Better. You can Read on them without Glares & in any kind of Lighting without tilting the Monitor a Certain Way to get Better Lighting. The Color Monitors are Very difficult to Read Outside in Sunlight. Many times, you have to adjust the Brightness level on Color Screens.

Overall, the White Screen Nooks & Kindles are a Better Reading Experience, Less Strain on Your Eyes & Better Battery Life.

In many ways, it is the closest we will get to Reading a Physical Book in A Digital Age.

2014
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3) Relevant Education on Many Levels

School is not enough for Youth. They must learn trades. Jobs ain’t knocking on doors. Teach them to be financially sharp too.

Find out what your child has a passion for, other than sports & entertainment.

Help develop it. Inspire them to 1 day make into a business.

What happen to Trades in School?

Without a trade, people in bad shape. We go down roads we never thought we would to survive.

Talking Intelligent don’t mean anything, if we can’t survive in a hardcore world. We must all build our toolkit of skill sets.

No money or time to go back to school. Read, study, talk to old people, become apprentice, buy Kindle/Tablet, Download Free Ebooks from Amazon, Internet, etc.

People go to College, listen to Professors lecture, read, study, & take tests. What if you don’t have money or time for College?

SELF-STUDY.

2013

KT
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How to Get Solid Trade Education for Little or Nothing Damage to Your Pockets & Piggy Bank

A lot of books you can get for Free on Amazon Kindle. There is a thing called Amazon KDP. Which boils down to Authors in attempt to build a Readership will give their Ebooks Away for Free 5 times or more in a 90 day Period.

Open an Amazon Kindle Account and Put in The Keyword to a Trade you want to learn and put in Free or Price range you want to spend.

You can get a lot of Free Ebooks from Amazon like this.

Next time you look around, months later, that same Ebook you got for Free, might be $4.99-$14.99 or more.

* Another way to self-learn is Youtube.

* Talk to people who been in the trade a long time and see if they might want an apprentice. Or ask them can you help out at the trade shops.

* Buy Books & Research on the Internet & checkout books at the library.

* Rent Instructional Videos.

Never Quit Learning.
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***—>> This world is not a joke. It is hard as concrete. Inspire the youth toward hobbies, skills, trades, manufacturing & production.

Make sure the youth can use their minds & hands to invent, create, build, produce and manufacture.

Inspire them to learn how to record vocal, mix & master audio–audio engineering.

Inspire them to draw, scan their artwork or take photos of it with fancy expensive phone and tablets–>> smart phones–get the artwork in the computer or app on phone or tablet and design a logo–clothing line design.

Inspire the children to sew clothes & make outfits to wear.

Inspire them to put model cars together or electronic plane kits–mechanical & electrical engineering.

Inspire them to edit video & photos they take with their phones & tablets, write a script, get their friends to act out the parts–screenwriting & film director.

KT
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Will Your Children Have Trades When They Graduate From High School?

Think of all the millions of students that graduate from high school.

What will be any different with your child’s skillset? What can they build? What can they create? What can they invent? What can they produce? What can they manufacture with their minds and hands?

So many artistic children have no technical skills. Why is this negative? It is negative because they are stuck in a time warp. Meaning, their art is analog. It has to be made digital at some point, if they want to open up their options more with their art.

Do they know how to scan their art into the computer? Do they know how to take photos with a digital camera and get the images from the camera to the computer? Do they know how to use Adobe Photoshop? One of the leading Image Manipulation, pixel based softwares in the World.

Do they know how to use Adobe Illustrator? One of the world’s leading vector based softwares. These two softwares alone, put the artist miles ahead of analog artists. Imagine if your child has a firm grip on the Analog & The Digital side of the house. Their potential will be elevated to another hemisphere.

I used the example of the artist above. That is example. There are so many more examples for various trades.

Lets dig deeper into this trade.

With a firm grip of Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator, your artistic child will be able to design logos, create clothing line designs, design billboards, bus wraps, posters, flyers, business cards, illustrations for comic books, animation & much more.

KT
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How to Inspire Children to Love Reading & Memorizing Poems

Inspire your Children to Love Reading by telling them good stories. Good stories inspire good questions. Read stories to them with morals, values, lessons, overcoming difficulties, strategies, analyzing. Thinking, in other words.

When we read to our children, we must not read monotone. That is boring even to a grown person. Just imagine how boring monotone reading is to children. We must read with voice inflections, excitement, rhythm. This helps keep the children’s attention.

Oral Reading is an Art form we must master to Inspire our children to Love Reading.
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*—>> How to Inspire Children to Memorize Poems

Teach your children little short poems way before they start to read. It is best to have them memorize poems that rhyme. It sticks in their minds better. We must build up the children’s memories.

Later on…have them recite the poems back to you. Have them memorize a poem a week. Or a poem every two weeks. We can have them do this right after they learn a few words. It does not even matter if they only have a few words in their vocabulary. So what if they are still just baby talking.

If they learn a poem a week, that’s 52 poems a year. If they learn a poem every 2 weeks, that’s 26 poems a year. If they learn a poem a month, that’s 12 poems a year. Use your own discretion.

We must must not underestimate what our children have the capacity to learn. Our children can handle pretty much anything we work with them with.

Take Charge of Your Post, Dear Parents. Parents are the 1st Teachers.

KT
2012
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Watch “The 3 Be Attitudes”

“Cross-Training” by W. B. Ward

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Me and my Pops

Chess is a thinking man’s game. Not to be taking lightly at all. There are accounts on record of a single game being played over a 24 hour period. One player took 16 hours to make one move.

My pops always taught me to be a thinker. We’ve played this very game since I was at least 3 years old. Not quite understanding all of it at the time, as I grew older, the whippings began after I learned the rules.

The cross-training this game offers, if applied in life, is the mastery of the “rules of engagement.”

“Always have backup in place before you make a move.”

Many of you may have heard people say that in chess you have to think about three or four moves ahead of your opposition, and many of the greats will say it has to be even more moves, in order to counter the attack from your opponent.

Now in the real world we will encounter pit falls if we are not expecting them. This is what it means to be truly prepared, to expect the attack and have backup in place to replace quickly what was lost.

Lessons passed down through years and years, countless hours and hours, around kitchen tables mastering this game. The Game of Life, chess is only the vehicle.

They say a picture is worth 1000 words, I just shared a few.

Peace.

W. B. Ward
http://wbwardbuilder.com