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The job of a school counselor is a great responsibility. This position gives you the chance to guide students during their time in school and find their path in their final years when they need to start thinking about their plans for further learning.  It isn't uncommon for students to feel immense pressure to do well in school and apply for a university or college which is suitable for them and helps them build upon a future career. With this comes a great deal of stress, and many students struggle with anxiety from an early age. For this reason,   a school counselor’s responsibilities entail a large spectrum , from being able to provide school guidance ...
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I hope this email finds you well.  I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Lindsey Wilson College in the Counselor Education & Supervision Program. I am inquiring to see if you'd like to participate in my qualitative study entitled "Understanding the Barriers to Academic Success for Black Students in K-12 with ADHD".  I am seeking the perceptions of school counselors, community-based counselors, and families in Baltimore city. As a former community-based counselor in Baltimore city, I am looking to understand perceived barriers and how families, schools, and the community can work together to overcome those challenges to close the achievement gap for students. This study ...
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It is almost that time of the year when high school students try to get placements at college to obtain their respective degrees. Even though this might seem easy, financial constraints make it extremely hard to get into college for some students. Not to mention the living expenses that will be incurred when living closer to college.  So what options do you have if financial constraints are blocking you from getting into college? Here are five options to pursue your degree. Look into enrolling in accredited online courses After graduating high school and realizing that you might not have enough money to enroll in college, consider accredited online programs. ...
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Who doesn’t like the freedom of the open road? Although driving is sometimes closely linked to rage and irritability, it has the ability to restore a feeling of freedom, especially when the road is long, traffic-free, and the scenery is pleasant. But, as with most daily activities, driving can become automated and this is how bad habits develop. The good news, having a bad habit does not make you a bad driver. Habits can be broken- especially bad ones. If you are brave enough to admit that you are guilty of one or more bad driving habits, and you are willing to take the steps to break them, keep reading.  Often We May Not Realise a Bad Habit, Especially ...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about many changes. As countries across the world wait for vaccines to roll out, businesses are faced with new realities and decisions to make about the future.  Those that can adapt during this time of uncertainty may come out of this crisis stronger than they were before it. You may be wondering if you should take your business online and here are some reasons why it is exactly the right time for this.  Benefit from online shoppers Many consumers began shopping online for the very first time over the past year. Lockdowns in most countries found them isolating at home and ordering products online that they would ...
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The pandemic has turned many people into digital nomads, and the bonus part of being such a nomad is that you can work from anywhere in the world. With a good Internet connection, you can work online and skip going into the office. It doesn’t hurt, though, to equip yourself with some nifty gadgets to make the ‘work-wherever-you-like’ concept that much easier and more rewarding.  Constantly connected  Being a digital nomad doesn’t ever mean you have to experience issues with phone calls in different parts of the world. With a   virtual phone system   from TalkRoute, you can have a single virtual phone number and use it to keep connected. A toll-free ...
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When you leave college, it seems like it could be the most liberating experience of your life, and it is to an extent. It’s also the first time that you’re really going to be taking positive steps toward your career. With that comes the stress of job hunting and responsibility, and of course, freedom. So, here’s a shortlist of what you can do if you’re working towards a software job straight out of college.  Put together a portfolio A comprehensive portfolio of all your best work will put you in a good position when it comes down to applying for jobs. The job hunt can be a stressful period, so you’ll want to put your best foot forward by showcasing the ...
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It’s tough to try and predict what your child’s future will look like. Perhaps the path you’ve imagined for them is nothing like their reality. So, what can parents do to better equip their kids for the unknowable future?  The reality is, a university education just isn’t enough to guarantee their future in the professional world. Experts have highlighted some of the main skills required to “get ahead” in all areas of life, including career. We’ve compiled a list of these skills so that you can prepare your child for their future.  Soft skills  Soft skills are often referred to as interpersonal skills or non-cognitive skills because of their innate nature. ...
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Some things in life might drop right into your lap, but that’s more of an exception than a general rule. The vast majority of people who want to succeed in any area of life or business need to put some kind of effort into it. Good things rarely come overnight. For some people, making those first steps can be very difficult. For one reason or another, they can feel a paralysis anyone who’s ever been stuck in a deep rut is familiar with. But if turning your life around is something you want to commit to, you’ll have to find a way to break through. Here are some tips that should help with that. They’re not a substitute for hard work, but they will show you ...
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What’s better than being on a boat? Boating with your pet! You didn’t think that you’d have to leave your pet behind with a pet sitter, did you? No way! You can take Fido with you along with the rest of the family so that he can share in all of your family water adventures in real-time.  However, before we get to the fun stuff, there are a few safety measures that need to be taken such as learning from this site how to safely and legally operate a boat to keep both you and your furry friend safe and happy throughout the whole trip.  After all, accidents happen and one of the best ways to prevent them is to be prepared. The last thing you want ...
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Everyone knows that college isn’t time for only studying hard. It’s also true that the answer to studying hard isn’t to party even harder. There needs to be a balance, as college is a great opportunity to develop great friendships and contacts, but also the time when you’re focused the most on acquiring new knowledge. You’ll hardly ever have that combination in your life again. To get the most out of every new semester in college, you’d do well to go into it prepared. This means hitting the   discount school supplies , but also plenty more strategic steps you should be taking to secure a good takeoff for this new chapter of your education. Start with a To-Do ...
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The rise of information technology has added a new element to raising children. It is no longer enough to remind your children not to talk to strangers or stay out late. Now you have to guide them through the turbulence of an online world that does not always have their best interests at heart. These concerns require more than traditional parenting. A responsible parent must also be a digital parent. The Huffington Post defines a digital parent as "one who uses one or more of digital media applications/devices in his/her daily activities, particularly parenting". Digital parenting requires a new set of skills that today's parents will not have learned ...
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Debugging a code is one of the leading problems amongst developers. In fact, debugging a Java code is quite problematic. In simple terms, debugging is the process of identifying and fixing errors or bugs present in a code, project or even an application. Since debugging a code enhances its quality, it would be advisable for any Java developer to have this skill. In this article, you’ll learn about the best tips to debug any Java code. We’ll highlight some widespread run-time errors and utilize the GUI (graphical user interface)-based Eclipse IDE (integrated development environment). So, let’s go through these essential Java debugging tips. Use Breakpoints ...
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More adults are choosing to stay in their homes as they age. If your parents have made this choice, you need to evaluate their home and take some measures to make sure they’re safe.  As they age, they tend to slip and fall more, forget to switch off the stove or take medication. Fortunately, while aging is inevitable, you can take steps to help prevent accidents, fatal mishaps and injuries. Here are some ways you can help your parents to stay safe. Remove hazards  Falls often take place outside the home. Ensure that the driveway and entrance to the home are free of hazards. Repair any cracks in the sidewalk leading to the home and make sure porches ...
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Self-care is vital when you’re working from home if you want to remain healthy in body and mind. It can be very easy to slip into bad habits, such as not keeping distinct boundaries between home and work, eating too much and sitting at your desk for long hours. Here are 5 self-care tips to help you thrive while working from home. Set up work/home boundaries You need to have some distinction between the hours you work and the time you have to do other things. When you work from home, work can easily bleed into other areas and before you know it, you are working late into the evening and on weekends.  Maintaining a healthy balance between ...
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I'm sure they are out there somewhere, but I don't know of any prominent female role models who came from poverty and didn't realize the value of education when they were young. I've read the stories and biographies of so many successful women. While they also overcame their impoverished circumstances, they had a leg up in a way that I don't feel ever existed for many of my peers and me. Someone told them that there was more out there, that education could help them break free, but who was it that let them in on the secret? Below, I outline six ways in which school counselors can break down barriers to higher education and ensure access ...
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Childhood development is at its most important stage between the ages of three and seven. During this time, children’s brains are like sponges and they absorb all the information around them very easily. The social, language, and communication skills that a child picks up at this age can remain an influence for the rest of their life. Therefore, it is essential to provide the best stimulation to the child at this time to boost their development. Here are five ways educational robots boost child development between these ages: Learn languages Young children learn languages very easily. Language acquisition is at its peak between the ages of three ...
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Being a teenager is tough. During this transition phase from childhood to adulthood, complex social development is occurring during which teenagers figure out their place in the world and how they relate to it. This process often involves testing limits and even rule-breaking. A certain amount of independence-seeking behavior is healthy, but it can cross the line into dangerous territory quickly. Alcohol and drugs further complicate teenage life, as social influences can create behavioral pressures fraught with danger. Issues regarding body and self-image often come up during this time of dramatic change as well, causing more anxiety and awkwardness. With ...
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You’d have a hard time finding someone who hasn’t had a loan or a credit card at one point or another. But despite how popular it is to borrow money, many people don’t understand much about their financing options. Unfortunately, financial advice is often overlooked by high schools and colleges. Loans and credit are simple enough to understand, and it’s important to know how they work. Even if you don’t know a thing about the subject, this beginner’s guide will get you up to speed. Loans and Credit – What’s the Difference? With loans and credit, you’re borrowing money, but the two work very differently. When you get a loan, the lender gives you a lump ...
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Starting college or university can be a challenge. High school can be quite demanding, but when moving up into higher education, the obstacles to timekeeping increase. This can leave many students feeling overwhelmed.  Time management then becomes key to getting your homework done and remaining up to date with what can feel like a tsunami of work that hits you. Take heart. Remember some of the basics from school, and keep applying these techniques as you progress, while learning others. Listening and note-taking during lecturers Make sure that you are well-rested and are looking after yourself properly in terms of nutrition and exercise . A good ...
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