Category: <span>Education</span>

It is a known fact that organizations are great at maintaining cleanliness in small ways. While this may not be the case for large corporations, it certainly is for small businesses and nonprofits. Organizations like the United Way, Catholic Family Charities and Habitat for Humanity have long been at the forefront of teaching kids about maintaining cleanliness. In a society that has become obsessed with cleanliness, why not make it fun for kids to learn about?

Three trash bins.

Some organizations such as the United Way encourage their members to bring a jar of their favorite mouthwash, which is sold at a very low price, to wherever they go. They will then place this in a prominent location so that passersby will see. They hope that others who see will think of all the wonderful things these organizations do for the community and give them money in return.

Some churches even have fundraisers in which you can buy an inexpensive porcelain figure of Jesus to put on a cross or on top of a wall. Others sell rubber bracelets with messages and artwork from the AIDS mission or the Red Cross. These fundraising events are fun and easy for kids to participate in, but they teach important messages. They teach kids to respect others and to be kind. Many of these organizations also offer classes teaching lessons on helping the environment and protecting the environment.

The other part of maintaining cleanliness in the home involves teaching kids how to use products that are environmentally friendly. There is a lot of concern about plastic and other types of environmental toxins that are harming the earth. Many organizations like the Better Business Bureau offer lists of companies that use hazardous materials. This allows parents to avoid products that their kids might come in contact with. Also, buying green cleaning products for the home is a good way to reduce one’s carbon footprint. It also saves a lot of money.

You can also teach kids to pick up after themselves. When you are cleaning up your kids’ mess, throw the mess away rather than just leaving it lying around. Teach your kids to do their best at school and to take care of themselves. They will develop self-esteem and self-control.

Finally, it is important to keep the bathroom clean. Wash your hands frequently, especially after you touch potentially-infected surfaces. Use only biodegradable, natural cleaning products and be sure to replace any items that you remove from the bathroom. You may want to consider using automatic bathroom cleaners, which sweep, mop and dry the area without human aid. You may also want to keep a book of the different cleaning products and materials used in the bathroom and keep it next to your cabinet of supplies so that you don’t have to keep going back and forth. Your kids will love to get in there and seeing all of the cleaning products that you use!

Boy washing hands.

Maintaining cleanliness in the home involves teaching kids about health. You should teach them to never leave food or drinks anywhere where they can get picked up by another child and to keep their hands and toys clean at all times. You should also show your kids how to use toothbrushes and razors and explain why these tools are important for keeping their bodies clean.

Ultimately, maintaining cleanliness in the home means teaching kids responsible habits. You don’t want your kids to be irresponsible and to ignore hygiene. Cleanliness promotes healthy living, and it makes your home a better environment for everyone. You should also teach your kids to look out for each other and to help one another. Teaching your kids how to keep their hygiene in check will also encourage them to help others as well.

Education

The world is changing so fast. It used to be that the only way to gain a high quality education was to be admitted to a prestigious school, learn from a renowned professor, and spend some time in the industry. Thanks to the internet, the flow of information is more free than ever. We can share our experiences with a bit of typing and an internet connection, and it’s really starting to change the way that people learn.

Think about it, what do you do if you have a question regarding just about any topic? Well, you head over to Google and do a couple searches of course. Or perhaps you’re more of a YouTube user, as so many of the younger people of today are. In either case, only after making a few unsuccessful searches do you start to think about other options. It’s rare that you want to learn something about a topic and think “Gee, I wish I had an encyclopedia to look this up”. It just doesn’t happen anymore.

Well, the great entrepreneurs of today have realized how easy it is share information these days, and they’ve capitalized on it. If you can’t find the information you need from a Google search, perhaps it’s because you need more in-depth information. Luckily you can take online courses for just about any topic. Many of them are free, and many of them are paid. Even the ones that are paid though are so much of a better deal than going to physical school, at least in terms of what you’re going to pay. Why is this the case? It’s simple, you’re taking out a huge cost in the learning process – the requirement for a physical location for the class to take place.

In the presence of the internet your teachers don’t even have to be logged on at the same time as you. They can create video lectures that the students can watch at any time of the day, as long as they stay on schedule, then they can structure the online learning systems such that you can ask questions on forums or on video conferences so that you’re getting much the same learning experience as you would if you were in an actual classroom. It’s really quite remarkable, and its something we should all be taking advantage of if we have any interest in advancing our knowledge of particular subjects. And really, we should.

Having participated in numerous online courses myself, both paid and unpaid versions, I can personally say that they’ve had huge impacts on my life. Moreover, I’d actually say that I’d rather pay for a course than take a free one, as long as the paid course is worthwhile. The reason is that if the provider is charging for the course the odds are that it is going to add more value to your education at the end of the day.

So whether you’re looking to up your skills for your favorite hobby, a DIY installation, or perhaps learn a new language, or maybe you just want to further your career. In any case, an online course can be a cost effective way to go.

Education