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How to Teach Your Kids Mind Mapping

Many of the adults who took my mind mapping training, or participated in one of my other training courses where I explained mind mapping, go home and explain mind mapping to their children. Often, their children love to create mind maps. Still the process of learning children to mindmap is something most parents don’t really know. They don’t know what is important and what should be done by the child when creating mind maps. Here are some pointers.

The first thing you should do a sit down with your child and ask them how and what they are doing at school. Do they need to create summaries? Is there a presentation they need to give? If so you can tell them you know a wonderful, easy and fun way of doing this.

As you probably know most children are visual thinkers. They draw images, and they use images when they talk. You should nurture this way of working and thinking. That is why you should not bother them with all the minor details of mind mapping. The most important thing you should tell them is to connect information with each other and to create small images with lots of colors from the information.

You probably won’t have to tell them they should use few words. Their mind is like a sponge which absorbs lots of information and only needs one keyword to remember all the information. Inspire them to create small pictures, use few words, and connect all the information.

When you do this your child will easily pick up the art and skill of mind mapping. In fact, I think the mindmaps your son or daughter draws look much more like original mind maps then the ones you create. The reason for this is your child’s natural ability to think in pictures.

All of the above mentioned information is only allowing you to instruct your child how to create a mind map. The real test begins when you take their original information, for example their work book or their summary, and you compare this with the mindmap. Read the rest of this entry »

High School Diploma At Home

It is possible to earn a high school diploma from home, joining a program specifically designed for homeschoolers. High school diploma at home is ideal for busy people who don’t have the opportunity to attend regular classes, those who need to make up failed courses, cannot attend summer school, who need one or two courses to graduate, and those who have schedule challenges. Earning a high school diploma at home is a blessing for those students who have learning and physical disabilities that prevent them from attending school. In addition, it is a good option for senior citizens and students who had left school midway through and want to complete their degree.

The student can be taught outside the classroom by a parent or by expert instructors. Comfort, convenience, flexibility, and privacy are the advantages of high school diploma at home program. Since there is no fixed timetable, the students can learn any time they want. Correspondence courses, telecourses, and Web-based courses are the different ways to attain high school diploma by sitting at home. In Web-based course, training and research resources are made available through the Web site. Online courses can also be availed to supplement a home school curriculum. In correspondence courses, the students interact with their tutors through mails or e-mails. Telecourses are video-based lessons that help students learn from the comfort of their room.

Day by day, the demand for high school diploma at home program is increasing. Since high school diploma is regarded as the minimum qualification required for higher studies and for getting better jobs, many schools and agencies provide the option for studying from home and securing a fully accredited high school diploma. Read the rest of this entry »

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