Monthly Archives: April 2016

We Must Prepare Our Youth to Face The World

What better time to help children & teens develop trades than while they still stay home? When they leave home, & get caught up in the grind of adult living full swing, they might not have the money or time or both to learn a trade. We must find out things our young people have a passion for. Not Sports & Entertainment now. I am not driving at that. We must make sure our young people have solid skills. Make sure they can build something. Produce something. Manufacture something. Invent something. Use their hands & minds to the fullest to make a way for themselves & their eventual families.

Jobs are becoming harder & harder to come by. Many factories are closing down or going overseas, where labor is cheaper. The cost of living is going up.

We have to take a more active approach to our future. Our youth is our future. If we fail them, we fail ourselves.

Everyone is not going to college. Might not have the means or time to do so. But there are other ways to learn trades, skills, crafts, etc….A few ways:

Hook up with an older person in the community that has mastered a certain trade, craft, skill.

Try to get them to take the young person under their wings.

Mentorship/Apprenticeship.

Buy books for the young people so they can read up on trades, crafts, skills (How-to books). Something they might be interested in. Something they like or lean toward.

Take the young people to craft & hobby stores or take them to workshops on trades.

We have to take an active approach for the development of our young people. Get them use to reading articles & magazines in various trades and things they might be interested in.

A good plumber, clothing designer, carpenter, mechanic, graphic artist, audio engineer, tile layer, barber, AC & Heating Repair, hairdresser, brick mason, etc…has great value in our communities.

KT
2012
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The Freedom Train Podcast Series: Season 1 Episode 16

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Common Core Math–A Deeper Look.

Common Core Math is a lot of Word Problems and Real World Problems. The long wording has to be stripped down to look at what is really being asked.

Once words turned into correct mathematical symbols & correct methods of solving problems, we on the move toward solutions with expediency.

Our children are faced with Common Core Math. We must as parents & adults go in on it and get to the real deal, making Math the Beautiful & Powerful Subject that it is…A Builder, Producer & Manufacture Tool.

Common Core Math presentation is long & boring. That’s for sure. The children are almost forced to do the math this way. Sometimes, they get points knocked off for doing math the most proficient & economical way.

The Youth must have defenders for right. There are numerous ways to approach problems & come up with solutions. Parents & Adults must stand firm on what’s right.

The teachers and administrators are, in many ways, locked into the writers of Common Core Books & Tests. What do I mean by that? The Administration tell the Teachers you are going to use these long winded, boring books. Then, they bring in so-called “Math Experts” on Common Core Math Methods. Never mind all the successful years a math teacher might have with a proven track record.

The Common Core Math Books are very expensive for parents. Many of the books don’t even have a answer key in the back. You have to buy that separate. More money.

It is becoming more difficult for parents to even help their children with math homework, based on what they used to learning, back in the day.

Once parents and adults really look at the problems and get a feel of the Common Core Math, they can break it down in old school ways. But, it takes work on the parents and adults part as well.

KT
4/17/2016
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