Sunday, November 15, 2020

How to Become an Education Consultant

 An Education Consultant helps schools, individuals and families make the best educational decisions. They provide advice to help students with college selection, admissions processes, filling out financial aid applications and preparing for college admissions tests. Educational Consultants can work for a school or be independent consultants that are hired directly by parents.


Friday, November 6, 2020

Education consultant's advice for teachers: 'Be creative'

"Teachers must be creative," he said. "There has to be a high level of engagement," and concern for each student.

Abraham says remote learning can offer exciting opportunities for educators. 

"Instead of teaching them about the circumference of a building actually go downtown and take a video of the building," Abraham said. "Things that you would never have an opportunity to do because of budget and all the constraints, you have an opportunity to do something that is so amazing."

His advice for students returning to school in this new normal is to have, "A no excuse mentality. School is going on, the world is going on, you have to get educated."

Parents must be vocal and on top of what is happening with their child's education. 

"Put your energy in advocacy for your child, which is calling that teacher on the phone, on zoom meetings, being present saying hey listen what does my child need to learn and where should my child be at the end of two weeks," he said.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

8 Tips to Help Your Child Focus and Stay Engaged During Distance Learning

 As schools are faced with the challenge of providing learning opportunities for all students at a distance, parents are called on to be more involved than ever before, particularly for their younger learners and those with learning challenges and disabilities. Maintaining high levels of engagement can be challenging even for savvy adult learners.

How do we best help our kids make the most of these distance learning experiences?

The term “engagement” refers to the amount and quality of time students spend on distance learning activities. Distance learning activities can be in a synchronous (real-time) learning experience where students have some type of scheduled online interaction with a teacher or group, or asynchronous (not in real time) learning experience where students interact with online resources at their own pace.

Regardless of the mode of delivery, many students are asked to be engaged in a way that’s new to them. Teachers might hold live or video-recorded class lectures or activities, or perhaps parents are given digital learning resources to work through with their children. Without effective supports for children from teachers and parents in place at home, families can easily become disengaged and frustrated.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020


School Counseling

School counseling takes place in public and private school settings in grades K-12. Counseling is designed to facilitate student achievement, improve student behavior and attendance, and help students develop socially. Mental health professionals with master’s degrees or beyond, school counselors both provide counseling and serve an educational role in and around schools. Many schools have full-time counselors on staff in order to support students who are experiencing personal or academic challenges, help students choose careers and plan for college, and intervene when students face behavioral, physical, or mental health challenges.

In the early 20th century, as industrial centers grew throughout the United States, secondary schools began to increase their focus on courses that would help prepare students to enter the workforce. Some teachers doubled as vocational counselors in order to assist in these efforts. 


    Friday, July 3, 2020

    20 Tips for Parents From Preschool Teachers

    Do ever wonder if your little child has a split personality? At school she might clean up her toys, put on her shoes, and act entirely self-sufficient at potty time. Yet at home, she may whine whenever you ask her to pick up anything, insist you join her in the bathroom whenever she has to go, and demand that you spoon-feed her dinner.

    The simple reason this baffling trend: Your child tests her limits with you because she trusts you will love her no matter what. But that doesn't mean you can't borrow a few strategies from the preschool teachers' playbook to get the best from your child.

      We asked educators from around the country for their tips. Listen up and take notes!

      Tuesday, April 7, 2020

      Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the US includes a wide range of part-day, full-school-day, and full-work-day programs, under educational, social welfare, and commercial auspices, funded and delivered in a variety of ways in both the public and the private sectors, designed sometimes with an emphasis on the “care” component of ECEC and at other times with stress on “education” or with equal attention to both. Although ECEC scholars and advocates are increasingly convinced of the need to integrate all these program types, categorical funding coupled with diverse societal values continue to support the differences. The result is a fragmented ECEC system, of wide-ranging quality and with skewed access, but with some movement in recent years toward the integration of early childhood education and care.

      Wednesday, January 15, 2020

      Benefits of an Educational Consultant

      When a student has a hard time with a math function or a written passage in English, they can seek out extra help from their professors or tutors. So, if parents are having similar problems when trying to sort through the sometimes dizzying number of educational decisions for their child, they might want someone in their corner as well.

      An educational consultant is an independent expert in learning that works with schools, families, and students to find the best strategy in attaining an educational or academic goal. Much like a guidance counsellor helps students sift through their options for post-secondary programs and future careers, an educational consultant assists families in deciding what their values are and what's important for them in an educational experience, and presents them with options that they believe are the best fit.