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The purpose of education is to develop the brain. This is best done while young - the younger the better. In language learning circles it is said that the brain's most active learning period is when learning the first language. Bilingual children generally turn out smarter than monolingual and the belief is that they should ideally learn their second language when very young to attain fluency. It is an established fact that it is harder to learn a second language when older, even past the young age of eight. Naturally, this is likely true for all learning; therefore, the younger the start, the better the advantage.

What is education? Throughout a child's schooling (best started at home) the brain should be presented with multitudes of tasks, at slight yet increasing increments of difficulty. Once achieved, the child moves on, ever forwards. The parent/teacher role is to manage this process. However, most children are force-fed education. This can work out well for some, but the child that 'wakes up' and becomes 'self-aware' is the one who will begin to feed themselves and really move ahead (not many can do this). Thus, the primary role of the parent/teacher should be to try to encourage this. If successful, the reward will be a rosy future for that child, but in the majority of cases in the conveyor belt of typical schools, it just does not happen.

Children that resist education will not have a bright future. A lot of parent/teacher time is spent on trying to 'redirect' this group and the result is often failure or at best, forced mediocre performance. Lazy/resistant students have nothing but excuses: School is boring / Math is hard / I don't need history / I can already read / Woodwork is dirty / There is little choice / There is no future in my neighbourhood, and so on. To counter this negativity, students need to be made aware that education is to develop their brain, and that every brain can indeed be developed. Students need to know that education really is for their own benefit and not to be wasted. They need to be motivated to learn, and they need to learn to teach themselves.

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The Intelligence Quotient

IQ is genetic, mostly. It can't really be tested until a child is old enough to be tested. If you teach your child basic reading and writing as soon as they are able, some from age 1.5 or 2, and talk to them intelligently - not ¡®ga ga ga¡¯, and have them listen to intelligent music, it will influence their score. I am not saying their natural IQ has increased, but when your child comes to take that test, s/he will fare better for sure. Some children go to school these days knowing very little (abc123), worse, some can hardly speak because their parents barely speak to them intelligently. Would this affect their IQ? Well, you can argue about that all day but one thing is certain, such a child already has a very bad start on life. However, if they can be awoken to learning, their chances of success will rapidly improve.

Interesting fact: It is quite true that someone of lower IQ (90) who works hard can outperform someone of average IQ (100). But they must work hard. Someone of higher IQ (115) who is lazy, who fails to develop themself, can likewise be beaten to the mark by a diligent person of lower IQ.

Our real task is to develop our children's brains while young to their maximum potential so that they can harvest and live-off-the-fruit for the rest of their lives. The real trick is - to develop this by the self; having a good teacher will only take them halfway there. If the child doesn't latch onto it and go for it, there is only so much that outside influence can achieve. The reality is that the vast majority of children do not do this, therefore, if you can get a child to do so, they are already way ahead of the crowd.

Think - which is better? Give them a fish or teach them to fish?

The purpose of this programme is to give children the chance to go for and achieve real skill(s) at something they choose over a long period of time = Educational Excellence! Once they have motivation they will develop skills and gain confidence and become more positive. Through that positivity, they can be taught anything, and they will begin to teach themselves and head off in new directions.

Those children who begin to direct their own outcomes in school will have a prosperous future in society.

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