Monthly Archives: January 2015

Live Online Classes for CXC Management of Business begin April 1st

live classesAs an educator I am quite aware that everyone learns differently. many of the persons who wish to do classes with me are a bit apprehensive about a fully online experience, although I must admit that I love the online experience. I must listen to my customers. They want to hear me, see me and ask question as if they were sitting in a classroom. I am listening.

So how will it work ?

  • Well every week you log in to your classroom via a link sent to you by email at the time scheduled (you will be advised by email).
  • Next you listen to the lecture given live by me.
  • You make notes and you can ask questions via the chat room or your microphone.

What if I miss class?

Classes will be recorded and so you will be able to access the recording for a limited time.

Who can register?

  • Any Caribbean person who wishes to write CXC Management of Business at A’Level. You study with me then register as a private candidate in your country.
  • Any student who may currently be pursuing Unit 1 of the subject in school. My online classes can supplement your learning in your classrooms.
  • Any person who simply wants to personally develop himself or herself and simply loves learning and may not wish to sit an exam.

How do I sign up?

Visit our Home Page and put Live Lesson in the area where it asks what subject you are registering for. Fill in your other information and submit! That’s all.

How do I pay?

You will pay by PayPal. An invoice will be emailed to the address you supplied in the registration form. Look out for it in your inbox. Don’t have PayPal. You can input your credit or debit card information easily . YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR RECEIPT VIA EMAIL AND A WELCOME MESSAGE WITH INSTRUCTIONS AFTER PAYING. Payment must be received prior to the start of classes on Wednesday April 1st.  It’s never good to join classes later than they start.

What are the fees?

For a limited time you will pay only USD$22.99 a month. Economical if you ask me. You pay every 30 days.

What about a text book?

I have written a study guide for Unit 1 you can order it on Amazon or you can have me mail one to you. If you want one mailed to you, simply enter your mailing address and a message letting me know you wish to purchase a study guide. The cost is USD$29.99 and includes your shipping. You will receive a bill for your first month of classes PLUS the study guide.

I am dedicated to teaching creatively, economically and effectively. This is an offer not to be missed to study for your CXC Management of Business exams in the comfort of your own home at a price that cannot be beat. NO STUDENT – Zero has ever used my online methods and failed. You + Me =SUCCESS. Register Today.

Changing how we teach – learn differently

I must say that now I have chosen alternative education for my children, it has radically changed the way I view teaching and learning.  Throughout my career as an educator, I have always taken great pains to be innovative, engaging and integrate educational technology. What I must admit to though, is that I am now perplexed by what it seems to me to be an increasing resistance to learning by students over the years. I wonder often, if it  is that education holds little value to them compared to social media and gadgetry? Or could it be that the problem is with us – that as educators we perpetuate the status quo in a  world where change is constant. It may be a bit of both. My mind shift includes the following tenets now:

Education should teach one how to learn: I believe that we are raising a generation of cookie cutter children. Where education is seen as a way to stuff a finite quantity of knowledge into students’ brains. Education must of course include knowledge but it must show students how to learn. Research, synthesis, creativity, should be encouraged as learning is a life long skill.

Diversity in thought should be celebrated and taught: I advance that little is to be gained from sameness – the world is diverse and needs diversity of thought. Too often educators see diversity of thought as troublesome, and a pain. Why ? Probably, because there is no room for such in a standardized system.  A shame.

 Alternative forms of education should be used if it fits the needs of the learner ! I came across a few pieces of media this week that sparked my interest and put joy in my soul! “Taking a Different Approach to Education” chronicles SOLE (self organized learning environment) where students enroll in higher learning for as long as they want and where all learning is self- directed. Love the idea. Click the link to take a read. Even the fee structure is unique as students can defer payment  until after graduation. The next thought provoking piece is a TED presentation delivered by a 14 year old physicist, Jacob Barnett- a genius. Who said that real genius occurs when learning stops and thinking begins! Profound! Meanwhile doctors had told his parents he would never read, talk or tie his shoes. Hmm. His parents pulled him out of school in 8th grade.

Now if traditional education works for you either as an educator or a parent. By all means continue. However, if you sense that your child needs something different – or any aged learner – then do. The brain was not meant to be sit idly by. Do share and Follow.