Why You Need a Career Mentor

 

Mentors are an important resource for success on the job. Finding one can be a task, positioning you to be selected as a mentee is another. Here are some helpful tips.

Mentoring used to be an informal and difficult process. Managers would identify potential success stories. You had to be likeable or someone who reminded the mentor of his or her early years. The golf course or a game of billiards would open opportunities to be groomed. Relationships would develop over cold beers. You guessed it, the “good old boy” network. If you did not hang out you were left out.

Companies today realize the organizational benefit of supporting and developing talent and are establishing formal mentor programs that ensure growth from the bottom to the top lasts from within. Will employees stay longer if they feel like they are being groomed for success? Are you the best option for a new opportunity if your career is being guided by manager, supervisor, coach, or a specialist?

Having a mentor allows access to information that may not otherwise be available to you. Mentors show you the ropes, they lend you a hand, and they provide insight into a world that continues to change as you navigate through it. Mentors provide quality information because more than likely they have made the same mistakes you are asking, so you benefit from the secret weapon. Think about your co-workers, everyone wants to get promoted all at the same time. You better believe if you have a strong mentor and you are following his or her advice you should have an edge. I have seen too many times one position opens and 3 employees want that new title. Read below for tips on why you need a career mentor.

Motivation – A good mentor has the rare ability to explain to you what you need to do and why, in a way that makes sense. An encounter with a mentor often becomes a turning point in your career or business.

Success – A mentor who shares their experience with you helps you to avoid mistakes that you would otherwise make. Achieving success faster and with less effort, would you consider that to be efficient and effective?

Honesty – A mentor is a person who is not emotionally involved in your situation, your friends, family, barber, or hairstylist love to give advice. These people either, do not know, are emotional involved, or tell you exactly what you want to here. A mentor’s advice should be free and straight to the point.

Positive Attitude – When “Murphy’s Law” kicks in to your life a good mentor knows you are bleeding internally, but they have a plan to get you patched up, in a step by step approach. Mentors always have a story to make you feel good and to give the necessary encouragement to move forward.

Improvement – Your mentor will expect some improve. You should expect to grow with knowledge. Mentors will advise homework, such …

Things You Should Know About English Schools

An English School refers to a school or institution where English is the ‘primary medium of imparting education’ to students in all subjects; this may also be the case where English is not the first language or the ‘mother tongue’ of the students.

A thorough knowledge of the English language is extremely valuable and useful for communication at a global level; since many countries have mandated that the English language is used as the normal education medium.

The spread of English around the world is associated with the rise of the British Empire. From its original homeland in the lowlands of Scotland to the rest or Ireland and Great Britain, the use of the English language spread far and wide increasing the cultural and economic influences of countries especially since the times of the World Wars.

Once English left the shores of the British Isles, it travelled quickly to the Commonwealth Countries such as Canada, Australia and large parts of Asia where the British Empire extended to.

Under Section 92 of the Canadian Constitution, education is a matter under provincial control. Large parts of Canada were occupied by French-speaking Europeans. During the 19th and 20th century, the English-only education laws culinated in the Manitoba Schools Question 1896 and Ontario Regulation 17 in 1912, which were strident against French and other European minority languages. Canada adopted official bilingualism in 1969 where English and French found their places, but for most part English remains the predominant language of education.

The Parliament of England passed the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542 annexing Wales as part of the English Kingdom; These laws are collectively referred to as ‘Acts of Union’.

In Ireland, the ‘Royal Schools’ proclamation by James I in 1608 was done with the intent of setting up on free school in every country for educating the youth in learning and religion.

Between 1494 and 1698 the Scots Parliament passed nearly ten acts to legislate and establish English among the aristocracy first and spread it down to all ranks of people.

The Charter Act of 1813 decreed that English as a language would be included in the Indian education system for students to learn although strictly not enforcing it as a replacement for existing indigenous languages. It was anticipated that English would continue to exist with other studies to reinforce moral laws and ethical values.

Colonial education

In South Africa, the Dutch Reformed Church Elders established the earliest European schools in the late 17th century in the Cape Colony to minister biblical instruction as a necessary requisite for church confirmations. Basic literacy abilities and math skills were taught in rural areas but by 1799, British mission schools had propagated with the arrival of the early delegation of the London Missionary Society.

Elsewhere, with the spread of English as the dominant language for learning and working, orthodox believers and fanatic opposers of the language fostered trouble by resisting the use of English in schools and teaching places; however, by the turn of the 21st …

Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow

School teachers always wanted to discover ways to connect with their students more effectively for a better learning experience. Thanks to such tools as ClassDojo, teachers can now easily have their students focused in class in no time (rather than spend precious minutes trying to manage students’ behavior).

ClassDojo likewise provides students with data on their own behavior, making them less disorderly, leading to a more conducive learning environment. Parents benefit from ClassDojo, too. Teachers can easily access every child’s classroom information and show them to the parents and make them engaged in their children’s development.

Three Ring is another techie tool for teachers who want to organize their students’ data digitally. This app allows teachers to upload student works from your smartphones or laptops directly to your own online stream.

You can use it during instruction inside the classroom, for planning lessons that are needed or will be enjoyed by the students, and for easily assessing the works of each of your students. Students can also see their progress through time through the uploaded pictures in the teachers’ stream. This can encourage them to do better in class.

Years of research on early cognitive development has paved way for new tools that will help children develop their cognitive skills. Scientific Learning┬«’s Fast ForWord Program strengthens children’s cognitive skills, helping them improve their reading-related skills such as comprehension, phonological and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, among others.

Fast ForWord also offers English language learning where children can improve on their English literacy rapidly. The program is also consistent in the use of brain exercises for better retention and faster improvement on the use of English language, no matter what your first language may be.

More and more grade school teachers are also excited about custom-designed curriculums which allow the use of apps and devices such as iPads. Elementary schools in several parts of the United States have participated in piloting this kind of programs. For example, students of Jessieville Elementary School in Arkansas used storybook apps for their language arts and science activities. Likewise, students from Van Meter Elementary School managed to create their own ebooks by using several apps and software such as FlipSnack, Evernote, Skitch, and Mackin VIA.

Teachers believe that technology should be used to make education and learning more fun and interesting for children who are exposed to the internet, video games, and devices (such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets) early in their lives.…

Top Universities in Singapore – NUS and NTU

Undoubtedly the top ranked universities in Singapore are NUS and NTU!

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked 33 in the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007.

According to the Financial Times (FT) 2006 EMBA ranking of the Top 85 EMBA programs, NUS Business School rises in rankings for Executive MBA programs to be among world’s Top 29.

NUS Business School did extremely well in two of the sub-categories – it came out Top 5 for the categories of ‘International Attendees’, and ‘Top Salaries in IT/ Telecommunications’.

According to the THES 2006 World Ranking in the field of technology, NUS Faculty of Engineering ranked 8th in the World’s top 100 in Technology

According to the Newsweek Ranking of Global University, NUS is ranked 36th in the top 100 universities.

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the world’s top 20 technological university!

According to the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007, NTU is ranked 69 in the world.

The university has 2 campuses in Singapore: NTU at one-north campus and the Yunnan Garden campus. NTU at one-north campus is located next to Biopolis, the Singapore biomedical research hub. NTU has strong reputation overseas, linkages with world famous universities such as University of Washington, Stanford University, MIT, Cambridge, to name a few.

It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Accountancy, Business, Communication Studies, Engineering, Science and Arts.

The university is recognized globally for its excellence in science and engineering. The College of Engineering is one of the world largest engineering colleges, with 6 engineering schools offering a variety of programs and specializations to meet the needs of many students.

It is also home to the National Institute of Education (NIE), which is the only teacher training institute in Singapore. NIE provides educational services to countries such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is the first Singapore professional art school offering courses in art, design and media.

Nanyang Business School (NBS) offers one of the world top 100 MBA programs. According to the Financial Times survey (published in Jan 2007), its MBA program is ranked Number 1 in Singapore and Number 2 in Asia.…

How To Sell Insurance Coverage at Any Stage of Your Career

Do you know How to Sell Insurance and Be Successful?

Being a desperate insurance agent, you are not sure where to begin and also you require the best tactics on how to sell insurance the best way. Insurance can be an incredible career for people that have a niche personality of persuasion selling. But what about the rest of you. I guarantee that for people that do not like selling, you will have a very disappointing career. The hardest part of Selling Insurance is trying to get leads and convert those leads to customers.

Whats the # 1 Secret on Insurance Selling?

Times have changed over the past few years. With the internet and different online ways to buy insurance, agents need to discover the new way to generate leads you can not spend all day trying to generate leads. Today’s insurance agents need to set up marketing systems and let the leads come to them. My # 1 secret is reduce the time on trying to generate leads, and spend more time on educating and networking with prospects.

Internet leads are the best way to get started. The one thing to understand is that there are 2 types of Internet leads. Most every insurance producer puts in a ton of effort and extremely tries trying to locate leads to bring in daily sales. To get leads daily and quickly is to buy them. The problem you may know with these leads, is that these prospects are price hunting. If the lowest price is not your competitive market, you still need to get them on your list and sell to them when they realize that “you get what you pay for”. The best way to get internet leads is through your own website that drives traffic directly to you. These people actually want to buy from you. This is the first strategy you need to focus on. Do not focus on finding leads. Set up a system, so the leads come to you. So what are the systems and how do you set them up? Keep reading, I think I can help.

The lead generation process should be a system of your organization. Online insurance marketing video clips from an insurance specialist are a great way to learn How To Sell Insurance and implement insurance marketing strategies.…

Career Shift: From Office-Based Employee to Full Time Virtual Assistant Freelancer

Work is necessary, especially when you are the breadwinner in your family. You treat your job as the only source of income that even the slightest mistake can jeopardize your employment. Even conflicts with your co-employees, especially your supervisors pose a threat. I have worked in both office-based setup and as a virtual assistant and have dozens of reasons why I chose to work as a full-time virtual assistant freelancer. But here are my top 4 reasons why I determined home-based over office-based employment.

Traffic in the city – Reporting to work

Office-Based

On a daily basis, I have to allow 5 hours for commuting due to traffic. If my work scheduled is at 8 am, I need to start commuting by 6 am. Waking up in the morning feels frustrating. It's like dragging yourself to prepare for work. And when you are all set and ready to go, you see a lot of people like you waiting for a ride. It feels like you're into an action movie when rushing to ride a jeepney because everyone is in a hurry. But when I get a spot, I usually sleep while commuting (Hello! It's Davao City) so I get to rest for a bit.

Virtual Assistant

There is no need for me to wake up too early for the job. There's no need for me to allow 2 hours for commuting. My office is literally at home. I just have to take a shower, eat something, and poof! – I can start my work already. No hassle, no frustrations, and no rushing!

Toxic Environment – Social Engagement

Office-Based

You just came in the office from heavy traffic. You are still dripping with sweat and all of a sudden, one of your co-employees is sharing GOSSIPS! To be honest, I am fond of socializing with people, and I enjoy the company of others. In fact, I maintain a regular meeting with my supervisors and talk about parties, team building, summer vacations, etc. What's frustrating is when you encounter gossip, rumors about somebody inside the company. The environment becomes toxic that keeps me from efficiently working. As leading personnel in the office, you also have to mediate even petty quarrels of employees.

Virtual Assistant

It does not bother me really, and I get to read news and updates from the internet. There's nobody that will keep you engaged about something you are not interested. If I do not find an article interesting, I just close it and that's it!

Compensation and Responsibilities

Office-based

Earning a lot would mean more workload. If you have been receiving more and had better salary package, then you might be the same as ME – with added work and responsibilities outside of my job description. Working as operations manager means you work with your supervisors, check reports, update clients and conduct regular / emergency meetings – not ME. I also have to upgrade, and correct parameters fit for the campaign. I also need to do lead management, …

Betting Online Sports

There is no better feeling than betting on sports constantly online and winning. The world wide web makes it possible to bet on sports 24 hours a day 7 days a week from anywhere in the entire world. All you need is an internet connection and a few dollars to start with. Now, comes the fun part. It is time for 07 madness March Ncaa time leading in to 08 this year. Ncaa mens basketball picks are the most popular form of sports betting online. If you know the odds and study the game and lines, you can make some serious cash fast!

When it’s march madness time, its all about trying to guess the final team out of 64! It seems like an impossible challenge, but trust me it’s very possible. Ncaa mens basketball predictions that people usually pick for march madness is to NOT go with the number one team overall. It is very rare that the number 1 team overall takes it in march madness. It is the most exciting thing to watch and there are so many upsets it’s not even funny.

Ncaa odds of predicting all 64 teams correctly are 1 in over 5 million. You are guaranteed to get some picks wrong, you just don’t want to get them wrong in the later rounds.

The NCAA tournament is incredibly random. Who could have guessed last year that George Mason University – a No. 11 seed – would make the Final Four? Believe it or not 1,853 out of more than 1.5 million people who entered ESPN.com’s Tournament Challenge. This is why college basketball favorites die in march madness. What this tremendous unpredictability means is that you’ll never have a shot at winning your pool if you don’t pick a cluster of upsets.

Put it this way, don’t pick the higher seeds to win all the games. I think even most casual college basketball fans know better than to pick all the No. 1 seeds to make it to the Final Four. Even picking 3 number 1 team’s are risky! This is not guaranteed like daily nba picks where it is much more predictable to for see a winner. The last time 3 number one teams made it to the final four was 2001. I suggest you go with two No. one seeds and then some combination of twos, threes and fours for the last two spots.

When you begin winning you will be famous and you can give your college basketball free predictions out to others to share your greatness for the game. There is no better feeling than winning your march madness pool and impressing you friends. With some studying of the brackets and knowing the history of the brackets will put you on the right track. No person will correctly guess all 64 teams, if you do there are many sites that will offer you over a million dollars if you do, so if you are this good at guessing you are …

The Benefits of Cisco Training for Your Future Career

The absolute entity of Cisco training is far-off larger than most folks suppose. There are those that presume CCNA training actually only encompasses one or two fields of expertise. This is factual not precise as looking for Cisco certification could close up cutting across many many constituents and aspects of subject area than most folks understand. This is most emphatically a right thing as it opens up the door for a large assortment of chances that could assist different persons with different endowments.

What are the couple of programs that could have learned while looking for proficiency in Cisco training? The fields of learning could include Information Processing Communications, Security system, Routing, and Wireless capacities. Such broad divergence in the fields one could study ascertains that CCNA training is never boring and forever stays a challenge. It could as well give up a Cisco certification that's more diversified and many-sided than most folks will presume accessible. This adds up to the several big pro advantages one could attain when appropriate certification is adopted. And yes, this as well opens up the door to make more money as you will be able to manage a large number of pro services, jobs, and responsibilities. Needless to sound out, that opens up the door very much to earn you a great deal more merchantable in the area.

When you look for a many-sided approach to studying and improving in various fields of specialization, you would find out that it's achievable to greatly enlarge your horizons in the domain of Cisco learning. While a few might gibe at such an opinion there's actually nothing to be negative of. …

Prerequisites For A Career In Nursing

If you're considering a career as a nurse, there are a number of prerequisites for nursing that will make it easier to set accepted into a nursing school program. These will help lay the groundwork for your training as you take your first steps towards a career in nursing.

Although there is a severe shortage of nurseries across the United States as an aging population puts increasing demand on healthcare, hospitals and health clinics are becoming more particular about nursing qualifications.

One of the most important prerequisites for nursing training is to begin early. You should start thinking about your nursing career in high school. There are many high school courses that can be very beneficial such as health studies, biology, chemistry and other social sciences.

Nurses need to be good at interacting and communicating with patients, doctors, surgeons and hospital administrators. A good command of both written and spoken English is essential because you will have to write up reports, read prescriptions, administrator medication, talk to patients and their families and communicate with doctors, doctors and surgeons.

There is a lot of competition to get into the best nursing programs. At the very minimum you will require high school GPA. Good grades are essential because getting into the best nursing schools can be tough. Some nursing schools may require you to undertake an exam examination. These include the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam which covers basic reading, math, English and science.

The Nurse Entrance Test (NETS) exam tests potential applicants in reading, math, stress, social interaction, testing abilities and learning skills. Other entrance examinations include the Pre-Admission Exam for RN students (PAX-RN) and the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) exam.

Graduate and undergraduate nursing school requirements are similar to any other college requirements. Major prerequisites for nursing programs to graduate level include completing your application on time and submitting it before the deadline date.

All nursing students are required to undertake and pass the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLXE) before taking the state-specific licensing examinations. NCLXE is a nationally recognized examination recognized across the United States but many individual state licensing exams are recognized only in the state where you studied.

Once you meet the minimum state requirements for licensing, you can start applying for nursing jobs.

But the most important attributes to be a great nurse are a good attitude, a friendly personality, the ability to study hard and learning how to handle stress – all the attributes that make a great nurse. To us, they are the major prerequisites for nursing. …

Etymology- How Words Change Over Time

Etymology is the study of the origins of words.

As languages develop the meaning of words can change over time. This causes confusion and misunderstanding when communicating with other people.

In a world were you make a living at communicating, advertising or marketing, it is not only important to have clarity in your message, it is also important to think of your target market and understand how they understand words and messages.

On the positive side that words change meaning over time, it has been noted that languages that stay alive, adapt and grow over time.

An example would be the word nice. Nice used to be an insult and meant foolish or stupid in the 13th century and it went through many changes right through to the 18th century with meanings like wanton, extravagant, elegant, strange, modest, thin, and shy or coy. Now it means a good & pleasing or thoughtful & kind.

Silly meant blessed or happy in the 11th century and went through pious, innocent, harmless, pitiable and feeble minded before ending up as foolish or stupid.

Pretty started as crafty this changed to clever or skillfully made, then to fine and ended up as beautiful.

Some other changes are:

Word ______ Original Meaning

Awful________ Deserving of awe

Bead _________Prayer

Brave_________ Cowardice (as in bravado)

Girl__________ Young person of either sex

Neck_________ Parcel of land (as in neck of the woods)

Nuisance______ Injury, harm

Sophisticated___Corrupted

There are several reasons for words change meaning. One is the influence of other languages and cultures. Throughout history, many nations through conquering or intermixing with one another, introduced their own languages into the mix. Another reason is the predominate use of slang words. We get so used to using them that many times we forget that we even are.

So when it comes to defining words, there is the standard dictonary, which by the way can show multiple meanings for one word, and there is the definition of the word in slang.

As well, slang words spread faster and are used more often than before, making them common place in many societies.

Due to the advancement of science and technology, new words are also being created at an amazing rate. Keeping up with some of the new words and your usage of them will help in your efforts understand and to become a master communicator.

Once every ten years, the Merriam- Webster dictionary is updated. Their 11th edition for 2003 included some 10,000 new words along with 100,000 new meanings to words already existing and some 225,00 revised definitions.

Some of the slang words that have made it in the dictionary are;

Headbanger- a hard rock musician and a fan

Dead presidents- Paper currency

Prairie Gophering – people who peer above their cubicles at work.

McJob- Low paying and dead-end work.

Comb-over- an attempt to cover a bald spot

You can learn about more words in an etymology dictionary.

We can use this as another reminder, especially when it is important …

Ingredients of Successful Career Development Training

With hundreds of students graduating from college each and every year, it is important to keep yourself up to date with skills that are needed in the workplace. Fortunately, no matter what industry you are in, career training can put you on a path to success. With thousands of opportunities online and offline, training and development is the way to go.

For most people, successful career development training begins when you're in college. These training and development courses are designed to help students recognize their potential and give them an extra push into the employment world. Since many students are confused with what jobs are the right fit for them, these courses could provide an insight. Generally, career training programs break down the skills needed to climb the professional ladder. For instance, if you were a student and wanted to become a computer programmer, a course would specify the mindset needed to succeed in such a market. Usually this would also include basic tutorials on programs, and time management training. Time management training will help you organize every aspect of your professional life. For instance, most programs teach you the essentials of keeping lists and writing every part of your schedule down. After all, if you do not learn time management, you will never get very far in life. These are tools you can not only use in the work place, but also in your personal life.

If you are out of school and are currently working within the industry, it is still important to become involved in career training. Many companies now hire training and development professionals who will teach employees the newest programs and skills needed in their specific market. It is important to stay ahead, especially when you are competitive for the top spot with other companies. For those who do not have the luxury of learning career training through their means of employment, online programs offer career training courses. Fortunately, these courses are all legit and result in certification. Although these alternatives may be expensive, they will get you to a higher position in the long run.

No matter what type of career training you are looking for, each program will teach you the ingredients needed to succeed. During time management training, instructors will show you how to apply information you have learned in the classroom. For most students, it is difficult to take what you have learned and use it in the real world. Fortunately, this is all possible, and professionals will easily guide you into using such skills. As a result, you will not only be more prepared for working with professionals, but you will gain more confidence as you succeed. …

The Difference Between Astrology and Numerology Explained

The two metaphysical sciences, astrology and numerology are immensely popular today. Man’s failures and his insecurities drive him to seek solace, and both Astrology and Numerology have their sets of firm believers, and can be used as tools to teach you about yourself.

Astrology is a science based on the stars and planets. Astrological chart of a person is a set of complicated calculation derived from the planetary positions of the sun, stars and moon, as they were at the time of a person’s birth. Hence date of birth of a person along with the time of his birth is immensely important in astrology.

Numerology is the science of numbers and names. It is believed that each person vibrates with the energy of a certain numerological number. The numerological number is calculated on the basis of a person’s date of birth and on the basis of a person’s name. It is believed that each number from 0 to 9 vibrates differently and is responsible for a person’s success or failure.

If a numerological reading of a person’s name suggests that it is gathering negative vibrations somehow, then changing a letter or a vowel in the name is sometimes the answer. All vibrations attract energies, both positive and negative. If positive energies are attracted, then the person will be happy and satisfied. If a person’s numerological number attracts negative vibrations then misfortune, disappointments and bad luck can be the consequence.

Both Astrology and Numerology readings can provide solutions and insight to the seeker who seeks them with a true heart. So go ahead, explore. May your journey be full of joy and peace!…

The Need For Work Experience

Companies are not just looking for good grades and extra-curricular activity, but a sufficient amount of work experience. They want to know that you've worked somewhere else, have done a great job, and have good references. This is how they figure out if you really are as bright and talented as your resume suggest and there really is no litmus test like real world experience for an employee.

Finding a job will take much less time if your references are actual professionals in your field that you have personally worked for than if your references are your grandma and your best friend. Work experience is really the only way to get this. It will also help you qualify for more positions with your level of education and get you into an interview faster. Experience impresses human resource managers because it shows that graduates have a passion for their line of work and have already been broken in by another company.

Work experience will also set you up to make a higher salary or hourly wage for your first job. Many places will ask for so many years of education or applicable work experience. This means that you may qualify for that sales job without an associate in business if you've spent several years in a sales position and have proven your value at your previous company. You will find that there are industries where work experience means more than education ever could even though your parents may have told you that college was the only way to get anywhere in any industry. This could actually save you money as tuition costs are rising well beyond affordable levels and with state budget deficits, it is likely that state-funded schools will keep up this trend.

Students do have the option of internships. Many schools will work directly with you and a company to help you find the best internship possible. Some internships will pay a wage to their students but some highly-demanded internships are volunteer and will pay you nothing. If you do not have the funds to live in a new location and work for free, you might have to sacrifice that dream internship with one that pays well but is not exactly what you wanted.

Volunteer service is another option if you do not have the option of doing an internship and you are having a hard time finding a job. This will help you give back to your community, and if you have found a fitting volunteer position for your field, you will have applicable experience and good references.

Work experience should not just be considered a way to get your foot in the door but an opportunity to grow as an employee. You will find that in your next job, you will be able to get on your feet faster and make a bigger impact on the company. New college graduates will learn how to work in different environment and your next employer will be impressed. Work experience …

Is Modeling a Proper Career?

I'm sure majority of our parents have told us that modeling is not a proper career to pursue in or a good path to take at least once in our lifetime. The reasons behind them were probably "You will have to wear really revealing clothes in front of many men", "modeling will influence you to conduct bad activities like smoking or taking drugs", "some rich well-known man will pay you to sleep with him "and many more. But then you see models like Tyra Banks, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and many more doing so well in the fashion industry, they all seem so content with their luxurious life. You can not seem to decide which is true and false. And as an aspirating model who's a degree or PHD holder, unsure if you would really want to break into the modeling industry, risking yourselves being involved in activities you did not sign up for or just play safe and pursue your career in a more safe and stable line like a Physiotherapist or PR practitioner or something else. So is modeling a proper career to pursuit?

Modeling as a career has its pros and cons. It's a vast industry that many are dying to get in but only a few can make it on top. It is an industry that's always surrounded by cameras, well-known people, media and more. So whatever you do it is being under surveillance by everyone. Many are willing to sacrifice to get this kind of attention and life, some would even cross their personal boundaries in hopes that some agency would notice them. However, the modeling life is of course glamorous too. You get to travel the world, wear designers' clothes, meet superstars, maybe even lucky enough you might have one or two flings with them, get expensive makeover that no one else can have except for you, get exclusive access to many places without the need to queue up, earn big bucks and more. While there are numerous great things of being a model there is likewise a dull underside that everyone bought to know about before transferring ownership of their life to the trend setting world.

PROS

  1. If you're blessed enough to be scouted by one of the top agencies, guarantee your bank accounts will be flooded with large sum of money. If it's a small agency but a legit one, you still get your paychecks that can cover your bills and keep you more than alive.
  2. You get to see the world for free! Yeah, you can definitely cross out all the places in that travel bucket list of yours before you die
  3. Free branded stuff! Clothes, bags, shoes, you name it. Generous designers would give you one or two of their creations to you as a token of generosity or gratitude. And that's only if they really like you. But of course sometimes they're for advertising purposes as well.
  4. Boost your confidence. Trust me, the more shows you book, the higher

Contents of Education

An Islamic Perspective towards Philosophy of Education

Introduction

Philosophy is the study of realities, pursuit of wisdom, and commentary on general principles of life. It is concerned with a search of eternal truth, both conceptual as well as practical. It has five areas of search – Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Ethics and History. The instrument used by philosophy to unearth realities or to discover truth is logic, both inductive as well deductive. Educational philosophy is a branch of general philosophy, it gains strength from epistemology. It formulates the aims and objectives or contents of education that, in turn, influence the whole learning environment, society, and future generations.

Philosophy of education is based on general principles of psychology, sociology, politics, economics, history, science, and religion. Education is dualistic phenomenon; it is static as well as dynamic. The major portion is dynamic or provisional and adjusts with the change and growth in knowledge, social structure, and civilization, while the minor but vital portion is static or eternal. We proposed that the contents of education are eternal while the application and explanation of these contents, a major portion, is dynamic. We assumed multi-disciplinary approach towards contents of education. The analysis accommodates the needs of individuals, society, and time and encompasses the cultural, social, and vocational aims of education.

Education may be formal as well as informal. The formal education is given in schools or colleges or universities, on the other hand informal education is obtained and absorbed from society and environment. Education, formal & informal, is developed and internalized in one’s personality through reflection and experience. It means all of us are learners during our lifetime. However, we are going to analyze the philosophy (aims & objectives) of formal education. Moreover, education has three levels – primary, secondary, and higher. Primary education deals with infants of 3 to 11 years old, secondary education covers teenagers of 12 to 18 years, and higher education shapes young learners of above 18 years. A distinctive approach is required for each level of education.

The contents of education vary from community to community. A secular society would have a different approach towards contents as compare to some ideological society. Moreover, the explanation or implementation of contents would be different in different societies. Our analysis is ideological and dominantly based on Islamic view towards education.

Terminology

The term “education” has been derived from the Latin words Educare, Educatum, or Educere. Educatum and educare mean to train and to nourish, while educere mean to lead out. The former implies that education is something external; to be imposed or put in from outside, it means the external environment plays a decisive role in learning process. The latter indicate growth from within; it means internal potentialities of an individual are decisive in learning process, the external environment has secondary role in educational process. Naturalists / Psychologists gave more importance to internal dispositions of learning process while the social philosophers put major stress on external demands of educational process. We assumed a mixed …