The five constituents to increase intelligence or mental acuity according to a TV show I saw are: Healthy diet. Exercise, physical activity. Do challenging things. Seek out new things to interest you. Have love in your life. The way to develop a strong mind is really very simple: concentrate, pay attention and focus on whatever it is you're doing. You must love what you do and try to understand it. Strive to understand the information then organize it in your mind. You must first reduce all the material down into a few meaningful concepts then organize it in as simple a way as possible. Simplicity is the key to everything. Focus on titles, subheadings and keywords such that when one key point comes to mind, it opens the floodgates. More is not necessarily better. Eliminate all the trivial distractions and focus on the main points only. Seek to deeply understand the concept of whatever it is you're doing right off so as to avoid having to go back later to learn it again.
This book has basic contact information for schools and colleges within the trades and technical skills. I’ve looked around. A book like this doesn’t exist anywhere right now, a book that tries to list most of the community colleges and trades-vocational schools in the United States. I deal with specific profession schools in the next book. A lot of colleges offer career programs that don’t lead to a degree but rather a certificate for the vocational field. Local community colleges often offer many programs in the practical skill occupations. Professional and trade organizations present free or low-cost webinars in addition to their traditional courses available for a fee.
Don't buy into anyone's system. Create your own. This is the way life should be lived in an ideal world. Home schooling is becoming more popular as many parents become disillusioned with public schooling and want to develop closer relationships with their children during the formative years. The mainstay of the movement seems to be Christian parents who don't like the secular/ humanistic curriculum and the so-called worldly influences of other children in public schools, hence, they choose to educate them on their own with Christian values. The other thrust seems to be that the public school system simply fails in its obligation to churn out well-educated children ready for the competitive real world. The home schooling movement, arguably started by John Holt in the 1970s, is based upon the idea that children learn better by themselves following their own natural interests.
Most people don't think much about education until they're ready to go to college or need some kind of training for a job. I've written a job and career book which covers that end fairly well, listing trade and accrediting organizations to network you into education to prepare you directly for most of the jobs out there but I developed this book because I wanted to package all sectors within the realms of both formal and free-spirited education together and tell you exactly where to go to get whatever you might want. I wanted to create an education resource book that any person could use to find resources for just about anything out there within the entire realm of knowledge, not just education from a formal schooling point of view.
Reading, writing and speaking used to be the purpose of all college education, to create someone who can express themselves clearly and simply. They called him a liberally-educated man, someone who could say what they thought without babbling. Despite all the technical-babble that has swept the world, it is still about your ability to communicate simply and clearly. The late Dr. Jeanne Chall developed the theory that learning about literacy occurs in stages: 1.) Pre-reading; six months to six years: The pre-reading child has some phonological awareness or sensitivity to speech sounds, rhyming and alliteration; recognizes some letters and may link some to the sounds they make; some understanding of books and print. 2.) Initial reading or decoding; first and second grade: The child who is just beginning to read can sound out words one at a time and decode them slowly, carefully and accurately. Most of his attention is devoted to decoding with few mental resources left over for deeper comprehension.
Back in the day if you got a graduate degree in almost anything, you could get a decent job. Companies and organizations hired people with social science master’s degrees because they assumed they could think deep thoughts and express themselves clearly but the mystique of a person with a graduate degree is gone in modern-day society. The internet has made knowledge easily available. The illusion that people with graduate degrees are wise and intelligent is gone because so many people got doctorates who look, talk and act like flakes. I don’t respect graduate degrees anymore unless it’s in a highly technical field. If you got a Phd in sociology, I’m thinking another bullcrapper thinking they know something when if they really did, they’d know their degree and all that stuff they learned about that fake field called sociology is modern-day crap.
This book lists most American public school addresses and websites. It covers charter schools, private schools, religious schools and other options like native schools and some alternative schools but there is a separate book in this series for that.
I was always a library guy. When I was a kid, I used to walk to the library with my friend Peggy McGraw. That was like 1969. I guess not many other guys were into libraries. I was athletic and normal. I wasn’t a nerd. I was so interested in life that I loved to read about inventors, fairy tales, electricity and all kinds of stuff. It was a part of my nature. I believe it’s normal to be curious, intellectual and creative. I love libraries and librarians. They’re some of the best people on the planet when you stop and think about it. The entire profession is to help people. Why did I write this book? I believe in education. This book is my tribute to libraries. It’s a library structure-framework book. The thing about most libraries is that they have some free information on their websites like local job resources but you still need a card to use their databases or borrow a book. Nowadays they're always busy because they got computers that people come into use.
You're probably living a comfortable life at high school where you're well-respected and have friends then you go to college and you're just another generic, average student who is not popular like you were at home. Relax. Everyone else is like you. You have to put yourself out there if you want to make friends, do fun things and enjoy the ride. The average 18 year old is massively brainwashed. He has no idea of who he is in his true nature. He's trying to achieve success by society's formula which is college. Many kids go to college not even knowing that there are no jobs for many of the social science fields. They think that if the college offers it as a major, there must be a job waiting at the end. This is so stupid. Most 18 year-olds are self-centered. They think they're special because they're going to college then they go home and try to act scholarly like those nerdy professors they've been listening to for the past four months.
The education industry is a huge industry. Governments spend loads of money on it. Everybody goes to school to try to better their lives. There are loads of educational products on the market all the way from software to essays for sale. There are some miscellaneous education ideas like clip art, educational videos, shareware, etc. There's a big load of education websites in this book in the Education Websites Master List section. Education books at the library go from #370-#379 or L of the Library of Congress system. Your library has a wealth of information including magazines, audio-visual materials and access to the internet. They might have a separate reference section for college education and test taking books like how to study for the GED, SAT, LSAT, GRE or things like civil service exams. There are some educational libraries at teacher's colleges and colleges that offer the major of Education to people who want to become teachers.
Self-education is reading, writing, thinking and exploring your life for your own motives which could be something like: 1.) A desire to live a fun, great, hedonistic-noble lifestyle. 2.) A driving need to constantly purge your natural energy. 3.) A driving force to change the world in a big way with a big idea. Some self-educated people don't have big ideas and big aspirations but they quietly try to improve the world in their own little ways. It's a fun way to live. Being inspired all the time is the best way to live for the few people who figure out that this is the best life possible. I wrote a book about it called A Free Spirit's Search For Enlightenment. Education doesn't end after formal schooling nor is it necessarily concerned with work-related upgrading. People continue to learn for many reasons among them the search for enlightenment, recreation, fun, practical matters and even go to classes to hope to meet a lover.