• November 3, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Last year, $400 million in tax benefits went unclaimed by parents of school children for education expenses. This year, parents are being urged to keep their receipts for tax time to alleviate the financial burden that back to school expenses place on many parents. The Australian governments Education Tax Refund (ETR) scheme provides up to 50% back on a range of childrens school expenses for both primary and senior school students.

    With a need for new school books, textbooks, uniforms and other equipment, the back-to-school period puts on a strain on many parents purse strings. So make sure you understand how you can claim back up to 50% of your childs education expenses come tax time.

    -What can I claim? Under the ETR, parents can claim on education expenses including home and personal laptops, computer related equipment, internet connections, computer repairs, educational computer software, school textbooks, learning related texts, and stationary. For a comprehensive list on what is claimable see .

    -What is the maximum amount I can claim? For the 201011 financial year, the maximum amount you can claim is $794 of expenses for primary school children, receiving a maximum refund of $397. For secondary school children you can claim $1,588 in expenses receiving a maximum refund of $794 per child.

    -What about school uniforms? Kids school uniforms purchased after July 1 2011 will for the first time be included in the ETR. Parents will be able to claim on uniform costs for the 2011-12 financial year.

    -NB: To claim money back on education expenses, parents must keep their receipts in order to calculate your refund and to have them on hand as proof of purchase.

    The ETR is the governments way of helping with the costs of educating children, so make sure you make the most of this tax-refund scheme. Youll halve the costs of textbooks, computers and in the future Australian school uniforms, which will relieve the financial burden of educating your children.
    Are you keeping your receipts?

  • October 25, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    A combination of rules and regulations that creates an ambience of safety security, justice and equality in a civilized world is called a Law. Law brings about a transformation in the society and a change in people.

    The process of teaching and training young learning minds the basics and intricacies of law and order and enabling them to practice it is called Legal Education. To learn Law and legal systems, people apply for admission to law colleges and law universities, study in-depth about the subject and then practice in real life.

    These days many students go to study Law in UK. There are many Law colleges in UK which provide studies in UK and International Law. The reason why many prefer to study Law in UK is because of their similarity with Indian Law. This way one who studies law from a good Law College in UK can understand Indian Law also very well. Law Universities in U.K teach prospective lawyers the basics of law at the undergraduate level. After they graduate from the college, they are made to achieve distinction in a bar exam. Once that is done, they are given a certificate and then become eligible for practice.

    There is an examination called the Common Professional examination that students must pass with good marks in order to set the ball rolling to practice Law in UK. Law practice tests are a good source to hone your skills before appearing in the exam. Like mentioned earlier, they can finish the process of learning law in the undergraduate level itself. It also possible to study Legal Education by earning a diploma in a Law college in the UK or a Law University in the UK. After the degree is earned, vocational courses is completed by students to finally finish their process.

    “Education of Lawyers” is the top most body and the governing council for legal education in the U.S. “Juris Doctor” or “Doctor of jurisprudence” is the official law enabling practice degree that is given by law colleges and law universities to students. After this, he has to do a variety of law practice tests to attend a bar exam and pass in it effectively. After a prospective lawyer passes the bar exam, he is given an official license and officially becomes an Attorney of Law. Now he has the option to practice independently or join a law firm.

  • October 23, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    The University of Virginia conducted a variety of studies on academic performance, social skills, behavioral tendencies and psychological norms of Montessori students who were five and twelve years of age. They then did comparable research on non-Montessori school children of the same ages. The study was recently published in the academic journal Science by Dr Angeline Lillard, one of the universitys professors of psychology at their Charlottesville campus. The results of the study lead to surprising headlines on mainstream media sources such as the Guardian in the United Kingdom and CBS in the United States.

    In brief, the Montessori Method was developed over nearly four decades by the education and psychology specialist Maria Montessori. Her research and implementation of what is now the Montessori Method started at the beginning of the 20th century and has continued to be implemented in its purist forms and in other cases contextually adapted to meet social and cultural norms. The core principles stay the same regardless of contextualization though. First and foremost, the student is provided a safe and stimulating environment where they are granted the authority to follow their natural instinct to gravitate towards wanting to learn. Teachers guide students through the self-directed learning process and play the role as the facilitator and observer more so than the traditional teacher model. Sharing, fairness and inter-age socialization are encouraged while the system downplays the need for competition and stress in the classroom. Testing and grading is not a standard within the original methodology, but in countries such as the United States, children do complete the national standard exams. The culture of a Montessori school is sharply different than non-Montessori schools but the goal of educating the students is the same. But which is more effective?

    Researchers from The University of Virginia found that the five year olds at Montessori schools had better math and reading skills and tested better than those pupils at public and non-Montessori private schools. Even without regular testing (as in public schools), the Montessori students were able to spell, utilize grammar and execute punctuation better. Their socialization and problem solving skills were vastly more developed over their counterparts as well.

    Although Montessori twelve year olds scored similarly in math and reading skills on examinations, those who were observed and tested were significantly more creative and sophisticated with their writing skills. But due to the inter-age interaction and methodology of the Montessori school system, children demonstrated a more secure sense of self, and scored much higher on social and behavioral tests.

    The research suggests that the Montessori Method is in fact the better education system, but Dr. Lillards main conclusion is that she is looking forward to further researching the topic nationally and potentially internationally to come up with more conclusive evidence.

  • October 20, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    A major study of patient satisfaction and regret following open prostatectomy and robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy provides some important lessons for surgeons.*
    The research, recently published in the European Journal of Urology, shows 19 per cent of patients regretted their treatment choice and patients who had robot-assisted surgery were most likely to be dissatisfied.

    The authors suggest the regret is “possibly because of higher expectation of an ‘innovative procedure'”.

    Their conclusion is one for all urological surgeons to note. “We suggest that urologists carefully portray the risks and benefits of new technologies during preoperative counselling to minimise regret and maximise satisfaction.”

    In recent years, the treatment of prostate cancer has been a rapidly developing field, providing patients with a wide range of different choices.

    Brachytherapy and HIFU offer non-surgical options and for those who want surgery, there are open, laparoscopic and nerve-sparring options, depending upon your diagnosis and treatment provider.

    At the same time, patients are becoming increasingly proactive, using the internet to research and consider the different options themselves, as well as the traditional consultation with the urologist.

    Increased choice is without doubt a positive benefit for patients, but as urology centres – both private and NHS – seek to attract patients, we have a responsibility to carefully counsel them about the advantages and disadvantages of treatments.
    There is a distinctive risk when a procedure is perceived to be new and especially “innovative”. The media will always be interested in the next “pioneering operation”, particularly one which involves robots.

    A newspaper article will tend to portray the new procedure as an immaculate solution, which corrects all the risk and disadvantages of other procedures.
    As surgeons, we have a responsibility to provide patients with a more sober and informative picture, acknowledging limitations as well as benefits.

    The patient satisfaction study was based on the responses of 400 men who had undergone retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) or robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy between 2000 and 2007 in the US.

    The report’s authors also examined patients urinary domain scores, hormonal domain scores and found scores were independently linked with regret.

    It is still early days for robotic surgery in the UK. In prostate cancer surgery, there are currently six Da Vinci robotic machines in the UK, compared with 350 in America.

    There is no current evidence that robotic surgery provides better outcomes for patients, in terms of urinary symptoms, post operative sexual function or post-operative risks and complications.
    It seems certain that robotic surgery will increase within the UK during the next decade, with NHS and private centres purchasing the Da Vinci machines.

    This will provide even more choice for patients, which is in principle, a positive development.

    It is however vital that patients are given accurate and comprehensive information to enable them to make an informed choice, rather than simply being over-sold a new product.

  • October 11, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Seizure”, a journal produced by the British Epilepsy Association ,indicates that one of the active ingredients in marijuana, cannabidiol, significantly reduces seizure risk in epileptics.

    There is increasing evidence that among the many diseases helped by medicinal marijuana is epilepsy. Historically, epilepsy has been very difficult to treat. Part of the problem is that sixty percent of suffers don’t know the cause. Unless there was some obvious head trauma, the cause of epilepsy goes undiagnosed. Currently treatment options are limited. There are a handful of drugs that help prevent the seizures associated with epilepsy. These include: Tegretol, Dilantin, Klonopin, Mysoline and Zarontin. Unfortunately, all of these drugs come with horrible side effects. Potential for conditions such as anemia, headaches, hair loss, depression, psychosis, and impotence cause many suffers to reject pharmaceutical treatment for their illness. Many users of these drugs report a negative lifestyle change compared to untreated epilepsy. Some of them even had to use drug detoxes to save themselves from drug poisoning The most common non-pharmaceutical treatment is known as the Ketogenic Diet. The Ketogenic Diet is a treatment that was popular throughout the early twentieth century, and is making a come back. The diet is similar to Atkins in that it is high fat, low carbohydrates. This causes the body to go into starvation mode which seems to reduce the amount of seizures. For obvious reasons starving epileptic children is not ideal but is experiencing resurgence due to the side effects of epileptic drugs. That is why new evidence that marijuana can be as effective as pharmaceuticals, without the side effects is so exciting. The two main compounds that researchers have identified are Cannabidiol and GWP42006. These two compounds that are found in marijuana have been proven to help epilepsy in animals. Unfortunately, human testing of this treatment could take as much as three years to receive government approval. A recent study has shown that 21% of epilepsy suffers have taken it upon themselves to treat their symptoms with marijuana. Almost all will attest to its beneficial properties. The government and the drug war turn sick people looking for treatment into criminals. It is unconscionable and inhuman. Dr. Ben Whelley lead the research team studying marijuana’s effects on epileptic animals. He believes that the reason for government denial of medical marijuana is caused by -a stigma associated with cannabis that comes our from the 60s and 70s associated with recreational use, so people have tended not to look at its medical benefits.-

  • October 2, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Private Education is an increasingly popular option for UK students and their families. Parents from every sort of background choose private education for their children and about half of the children entering independent schools have parents who also received private education.

    The main advantages of a private education are high academic standards, good examination results, sound discipline, superior facilities and a commitment to a wide range of sport and extra-curricular activities. UK private education has a long history steeped with tradition and can offer a unique cultural environment for the education of children where the focus is on the development and care of the individual. Pupils are encouraged to develop their talents and to pursue new interests through clubs and societies, sport, outdoor activities and community service. Meetings are often arranged between schools at which pupils can meet and share interests.

    A great strength of the private education sector is the choice and diversity it offers. Regardless of their child’s ability, parents can choose “girls” or “boys” only schools or co-educational schools; schools which are boarding or day schools; senior or junior; rural or urban; large or small. Independent schools are available to provide education from age 3 to 19. Many schools provide help for children whose first language is not English, and special tuition is available. Guardianship arrangements are available for those whose families live outside the United Kingdom, and many other practical details such as transport to and from airports are looked after by the schools, working in partnership with the parents.

    The private education sector achieves the highest academic standards. Evidence from the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) suggests that pupils at all levels of ability do better in private schools. More than 80% of pupils at private education gain five or more GCSE passes at grades A-C compared to a national average of 49%. Independent school performance at A-Level is equally impressive and 90% of leavers from independent schools go on to higher education.

    Why Choose Private Education

    Independent education offers many advantages:
    excellent academic results and high expectationssmall class sizes and attention to individual needs
    high degree of specialisation
    a wide range of extra curricular activities: opportunities for sport, drama, music, and special activities
    high levels of investment in facilities
    the option of boarding – full, weekly or flexible
    good discipline and the encouragement of a responsible attitude to work
    diversity, catering for differing ethos and philosophy
    help for special needs
    traditional values
    private education often boosts earning potential because pupils benefit from smaller classes and better teachers.
    Disrupting a child’s private education midway through a vital stage would be very unfortunate, so it is important to prepare for the commitment of paying fees for several years.

    It is in most cases possible to significantly reduce the financial burden of school fees with professional advice on planning strategies, SFIA would typically save parents tens of thousands on the cost of private education.

  • September 29, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Preschool can dramatically change the quality of adult life. Theres been considerable research in this area and most of the findings had concluded that quality preschool programs affect children positively. The initial years of a child’s life are a crucial development period. Its the time when 75% of your childs brain growth takes place. Kids who are nurtured and stimulated during these years are much more prepared for kindergarten and are more likely to have social skills needed to have a successful kindergarten experience.

    Besides producing positive effects on childrens learning and development, high-quality preschool education also has effects on the moral and ethical behavior of kids. Its been seen that children who receive high-quality preschool education are less likely to get involved in crime, substance abuse and other illegal activities than their peers who did not attend any preschool. Thus, preschool education holds an important place when you think about proper and wholesome kids education.

    Having said that, It is also important to select a right preschool for your kid. Research suggests that when children are exposed to a learning environment that coincides with their personality, temperament and traits. The reason being children are born with their natural style of interacting with or reacting to people, places, and things. And if they are put in right learning places then the result is increased self-confidence, a positive attitude towards learning, enhanced creativity and a wholesome development.

    Besides sending your child to preschool to ensure that he/she has a wholesome development, It is also important for you as a parent to spend devoted time with your kid. Whether its playing in the yard with your kid or while setting the breakfast table and trying to wrangle information about his/her day, or may be telling bed time stories, you must interact with the kids. Also its important for you to participate in different preschool programs so that your kids first educational experience is a happy and effective one. Because a high quality preschool program involves parents, children and teacher where they all contribute, and actively participate to create a learning environment that is full of growth.

    Author’s Bio: Roser Brown is a self-published author of many articles on child education. In this article he writes on the crucial role that preschool plays in kids education

  • September 15, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Today’s business environment is in great competition. Workforce are getting busier with the responsibilities at home and other official duties to attend with. Time is very important. We cannot extend or add more hours in a day, but we can make hours we have work for us. We all want to have an edge over others, right? There are ways we can achieve that goal. If you are working full-time or raising a family, your best option is to consider taking an online education. This system of education became appealing to a lot of people because of its convenience and flexibility. Students can learn here at there own pace because everything takes place at your time schedule. Students from all ages can earn a college degree or just taking a few courses easier.

    In online education and training programs, students have all the freedom and in charge of their education. You are the one choosing your most convenient time to view lectures, attend the lab, or take exams. If you only have the time to attend class at night when all of your responsibilities are done, your instructor or professor will be there waiting for you online. Even if your vacant time is five in the morning, before you go to work, you can still complete it. You do not need to go to a university or college campus to attend classes. Everything you need in a course degree is available in the Internet. You have the chance of downloading a part of course content for advance study or if you do not understand well the lecture. It simply means that, you are saving much of your money since you are not required to buy textbooks anymore. You are also not spending money on traveling. And that’s a big savings!

    Commitment is important in earning an online education. Adding a college degree to your resume makes you stand out among others. It will also increase your earning potential by getting a better job or job promotions. Because of the many universities and colleges that offers online education programs, you can now pursue the degree course you want. The busy schedule that you have now is not a hindrance for you to take higher education. With the help of well-established and accredited online schools, you can now push your career forward. Stay updated with the latest trends as you look up to a brighter future through your online education.

  • September 15, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Losing weight and gaining a healthy body is one of the most important things you could probably do, but you know it’s hard. You may have tried several options and still have not been able to achieve the results you want. The fact of the matter is that what works for some people just might not work for you. One option you may not have considered is to attend a Utah fat camp. Before you reject the idea, push aside your preconceived notions about attending fat camp. You need to consider the pros and the cons of the idea before you really you make a decision. Going to a camp in order to lose weight is a commitment, and that might be good for you, but it might not be. You just need to learn what these camps could provide for you.

    Support

    One of the best motivators to lose weight is knowing that you have support. Losing weight is just as emotional as it is physical-if you don’t have a good support group standing by your side, the process will be that much harder. A fat camp can provide support for you in this endeavor in a way that no other place can. Not only will you have counselors and teachers, you will also be surrounded by others who have the same goals that you do. Working toward the same ends as another person can create a great bond, and gives you common ground. Nothing works better to help you through the emotional struggle.

    Education

    Aside from support, another important factor that can greatly contribute to your ability to lose weight is knowledge. At a Utah fat camp, trainers and counselors can teach you how to lose weight as well as how to maintain these healthy habits when you leave. Without a good education, all the progress you could make will be lost. If you find that you need a better understanding on how to move forward, you might look into joining a camp nearby to help you.

    National Institute of Health and Fitness fosters an encouraging, time-tested, educationally-driven blueprint to sustained weight loss and optimal health. Dr. Marc and Vicki Sorenson welcome you to the National Institute of Health and Fitness (NIHF)-located at the Zermatt and Homestead Resorts in Midway, Utah. Our Utah Fitness Resort Offers Many Options For Weight Loss As One Of The Premier Utah Weight Loss resorts.For more information about Utah fat camp, contact us today! ()

  • September 13, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Modern Sandeepni School located at Gurdaspur in Punjab. The school is established with a vision of the future is to bring about further improvement in facilities and activities, greater diversification in academic courses, and even higher standards of achievement in order to make the Modern Sandeepni School one of the top educational institutions of India.

    The Modern Sandeepni School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE board Delhi), New Delhi. It prepares students for the All India Secondary and Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations. The medium of instruction is English in this school for all the students. Modern Sandeepni School today stands as an imposing edifice, devoted to the cause of disseminating exemplary education with a dedicated and highly qualified staff.

    Modern Sandeepni School Gurdaspur is dedicated to provide world class educational facilities to the students and offers education from classes Nursery – Class X. To ensure the complete development of the children, Modern Sandeepni School encourages the students to take part in various co-curricular activities held in school such as music, dance, arts and sports.

    Life at Modern Sandeepni School concentrate on a shared commitment to academic excellence, intellectual growth, arts, athletics, high standards of ethical awareness and sportsmanship.The campus of Modern Sandeepni School is well equipped with the modern infrastructural facilities such as spacious ventilated class rooms with the latest teaching aids, rich library, state-of-the-art computer labs, science labs and play ground. The school is providing best class education facilities to the student which increases the mental level of the children leading the institute as one of the top institution.

    Onlineschooladmissions is a website that caters to parents and helps makes school admissions a delightful experience. In case you are on the lookout for schools and dont know where to begin, you dont have to worry. It does everything for you right from filling up your form, submitting them online and scheduling a date for your childs interview. Onlineschooladmissions also posts Blogs on the Internet on topics related to education and parenting and understands a childs world perfectly.

    The writer of this article is a school advisor in OnlineSchoolAdmissions.com and providing free of cost consultancy to parents and schools for fast admission of nursery schools in Gurdaspur in the pre-schools of India as per their choice. Parents can look for list of schools in Gurdaspur on the site from where they can get complete information about Modern Sandeepni School.