Gifted children and the impact they can have on kids and our society

May 18, 2018 by

In the 1920s, Lewis M. Terman became a noted educational psychologist and was considered by many to be the “father of the gifted movement.” In his words, “It should go without saying that the nation’s resources of intellectual talent are the most precious resources we will ever have.”

After fifty years, educators and the U.S. Congress came up with a definition that would help to identify this precious resource. In 1972 Congress passed U.S. Public Law 91-230 Section 806, also known as the Marland Definition.

Using the Marland Definition a school district could identify approximately 3-5 percent of its students as gifted and talented. The question for many educators was, “How and when do we know they are gifted?” Several researchers suggested that it takes 15-20 years to determine if a person identified for a gifted program really is gifted. …

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The Borrower is SLAVE to the Lender. Do you agree?

Apr 24, 2018 by

Dave Ramsey often quotes the proverb: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”  Last Wednesday while in the post office, my son asked if he could borrow some money until today (when I pay him for his chores).

For the past five days, I have been trying to make this proverb as real as possible to my teenager son.  In fact, after we were done at the post office and got back into the car, Dave Ramsey quoted it on the radio as soon as we turned on the car!

I warned my son: Mom is worse than any loan shark could think of being.  Mom will charge an interest rate that would make payday loan places cringe.  Son will be Mom’s wage slave for a period of five days unless …

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Dawn Loggins -Homeless to Harvard-Inspiring of Beating the Odds

Mar 3, 2018 by

The story of Dawn Loggins is one of these stories that break your heart and bring you joy at the same time.  Having Will Power mean one is able to beat the odds of what’s presented to them.  We are not able to dictate the cards we are dealt, but we do control how we play those cards and how we respond. This is a story I tell my GED students whom I help to pass the GED Math test, it inspired them and it will touch you too.

Dawn Loggins is a great example of how you can will yourself to making your dreams become a reality. Dawn’s story demonstrates great strength, perseverance, and resilience with a determined spirit to not give up.

So, you are wondering, who is Dawn Loggins? Dawn was a straight-A student at Burns …

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Get a Head Start on Your Medical Career – Great Nursing Schools in Louisiana

Feb 20, 2018 by

Louisiana – or “The Boot” as it is known to its residents – is an excellent place to pursue a nursing career in the South.

The salaries for nurses in Louisiana are on average higher than those paid to nurses in the nearby states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama and a continuing shortage of adequately trained nursing professionals means that while other professions may be shrinking in terms of job opportunities nursing continues to grow.

The first step to becoming a nurse there is, of course, choosing between the many fine nursing schools in Louisiana.

Where are the Nursing Jobs in Louisiana?

For graduates of nursing schools in Louisiana, there are employment opportunities all over the state but they are most abundant in cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. According to figures from the LA state government, …

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Getting a Second Chance at Success – Obtaining a High School Equivalency Diploma

Jan 13, 2018 by

“You never finished high school?” is a question that many of those who never did get a high school diploma have to face every day.

Unfortunately, those that did not graduate with a high school diploma fall into the lowest income bracket, earning almost 50% less than a high school graduate usually having to take minimum wage jobs that offer little in the way of advancement opportunities. All is not lost though, as earning a high school equivalency diploma is easier and more affordable than ever.

How Do You Get a High School Equivalency Diploma?

A high school equivalency diploma – or GED as it is also still called though there are alternative options – is an opportunity that is available to anyone who wants to take the test. GED preparation can be done either online or in a physical …

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