Creative Kids Make Intelligent AdultsWritten by Alberta Johnson
Creative Kids Make Intelligent Adults: A Must in Business World by Alberta S. Johnson http://www.k6artlessonplans.com
Over and over, research shows that kids who receive art lessons while they are young become more imaginative and creative adults. As you may know, creativity is an essential part of intelligence, and is often used as a gauge for measuring IQ.
With increasing demands being placed upon schools, teachers, and youth groups to educate our kids in three R's, education in arts has begun to suffer in many areas of country in favor of "more important" or "more practical" subjects.
What people need to understand is that art education in schools IS important, and in fact essential to form well-rounded adults. In business world, for example, people who are creative are much more likely to find success. Creativity allows for innovation, a vital characteristic in today's business executive. To stay ahead of game, for example, a business must be able to initiate and adapt to change. Both of these things are impossible without creativity, which is best learned at an early age.
Any successful business starts with an idea, and a good idea is innovative, different, and creative. It speaks to a certain audience and makes people stand up and take notice. If you lack creativity to come up with such an idea, you're not likely to do very well.
Why do language training programs fail?Written by Gordon Graham
If you want to make your training program succeed, you have to look beyond class and at company itself. As a trainer you have a shared responsibility, along with company, of ensuring that what's learned in classroom is transferred over to day-to-day activities of company. It is only when this transfer occurs, that program can be seen as effective. The following tips are designed to help you make informed decisions when planning a course, and also help make your courses more effective.
We hope you find tips helpful:
Make adequate pre-course preparation. Never accept "We want class to start tonight" from pesron responsible for arranging class. On many occasions, this member of staff is in such a rush to get assigned task "out of way," that essential steps are ignored. If you want class to work, take your time and follow tips below.
Listen to what company are saying to you. Get a feel for company culture, try to envision what class will be like. Remember that you are interviewing company as much as they are interviewing you. Some classes can be more trouble than they are worth—if you suspect that this is case, use your judgement to decide whether it's worth working with this particular company.
Try and find out as much as you can about what company does, what class members actually do at company, and English skills they need to do job effectively.
Find out who made decision to learn English and for what purpose. On many occassions decision comes not from students but management. Sometimes training is viewed as a perk, or as some solution to company's inability to compete in its market. Situations like these can create motivational problems with group—something trainer has to deal with.
A trainer cannot change a company's culture, however, he can create a positive classroom environment. We suggest that you try and achieve following to keep students motivated in your classes: Strive to make energy in your classes high with clear transitions from each stage of lesson.