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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 have an advantage over monolingual and the belief is that they should ideally learn their second language when very young to attain more natural 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 many are turned off. 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 (not force) this. If successful, the reward will be a rosy future for that child, but in the majority of cases ... on 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.

The Intelligence Quotient:

Whether IQ is genetic or not, some people will find the tests easier than others. IQ can't 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 conversation and music, it will influence their score. I am not saying their IQ will have increased, but rather, the child would be ready to take that test sooner (not that it is necessary). 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 does not have the best start on life. However, if they can be awoken to learning, no matter what their IQ is, their chances of success will rapidly improve.

No matter how smart - or not - we think a child is, 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 of it all for the rest of their lives. The real trick is for the development to take place by the self, and this is what children do best: they play and learn and learn and play. School - 'Shut up, sit down and listen!' - often stifles this process. Having a good teacher will help, but 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 fall in to the new school norm - they wait to be taught, and many just don't like it.

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

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




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