Tuesday, October 23, 2012

They Don't Teach You That in class...

Pre-algebra help on eduboard homework. I'm currently halfway through my third week of faculty and therefore the one issue that blows my mind every and each day is that the "mess". At no purpose in my teacher preparation program, or any of my 3 office semesters, or maybe my student teaching semester, did they ever mention what quantity paper traffic there's as a coach. I actually have piles upon piles of "things to read" and "worksheets to file" and even with a tantalum we won't appear to remain fixed. Daily new things area unit additional to my physical mailbox and my virtual mailbox, and the items that I produce, and the items that children leave on behalf of me. I mean seriously, why is there such a lot paper?

I discovered a dinky file system before the semester started reckoning that i might would like one thing to stay organized. It's like attempting to power my house with a potato. The matter is that my life is fully swing currently and that i haven't got the time to recreate my structure system in an exceedingly targeted, organized approach. I am scrambling to return up with one thing on the fly that may carry Maine through the remainder of the year.

Can we tend to please add room Organization a hundred and one to each teacher preparation program? Sheesh.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Recent Competition In The Education Industry Heats Up

The Education Industry in Australia is one of those quiet earners. Year on year we have seen improvements, but after incidents of last year, we have seen that our market can easily go away. Whether to learn English or more advanced studies, students have many other choices than Australia. With a low US dollar, countries like Canada and the USA are much more competitive on the international market and the next few years will see a heating up as countries like China do their best to keep students in their own country. What is Australia doing about it?
  • Visa process. The process of getting a student visa is still slow and a little complicated compared to some other countries, and a shake up is required. Although requirements for some countries such as India and China have been lowered, it is important that we see improvements in the actual process. The industry is currently waiting on government reports and recommendations on this issue that should be released in the middle of this year. Other countries such as the UK and New Zealand have much lower visa fees and also do not require students to have money in the bank for the whole course - requiring only to show they can support themselves for a year. This is a more realistic option.
  • Study type. Countries like Canada are targeting India with a broader and easily accessible trade and community courses. Australia has seen a decline in these types of students as a result. Australia saw a recent fall of around 10% in these types of English and trade studies. These can often be bigger money earners than marketing courses and other higher-end studies.
  • Bad press and losing India. The bad press in 2010 problems of Indian students being the target of racial hate and attacks has meant a real disaster for Australia. Applications have seriously plummeted. What is Australia going to do about this to make it more appealing again? The USA and Canada have capitalised on this right when their dollars are cheaper. Indian student numbers will be less than 50% of what they were.
  • Loss of fees and schools closing. Did you know that over 15 private colleges closed in 2010 and over 3000 students were affected - many of them losing their fees. In an industry where people are choosing a country, there is an obligation that must be met by the country to guarantee the welfare of the students. We are selling our country and not just its education.
  • Immediate effect. It must be understood that the drop in students coming to Australia has an immediate effect on many jobs and many lives in Australia. It is not just the economy that suffers. People who have invested their lives in the industry are having their lives shattered.
  • Pathway to permanent residency. There is always the issue that many students use it as a pathway to a residency visa. Is this not fair in itself? If people are investing many years of their life with substantial financial investment, and they have good qualifications, then why should they not be allowed to stay? We are living in an international world and the more diversified Australia becomes, the better off it will be. Australia needs to grow up and take a more international approach to the students and their future, just like Canada, the USA and Britain do.
If Australia does not make serious changes to its attitude we will continue to see other countries take advantage of the current situation further. We are at a crucial turning point. If it was another industry such as mining, it would be all over the news.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Political Correctness in Education Has Gone Too Far

There are lots of reasons why parents home school their kids. Some feel the schools aren't safe, and it's true some are not. Some parents worry about drugs, some worry about bullying. Yes, indeed, those can be factors. But the main reason home schooling exists is because many parents do not trust the public schools anymore. They don't trust the schools to teach their kids correctly, the right information, or do it in the way they would with integrity, decency, and honesty.
Political correctness in our schools is also a reason I hear when I interview home schooling parents, and interestingly enough, over the years I've talked to 100s all over America. But how bad is the PC world of education these days? Well, some parents get irate when explaining some of the stories and experiences they've encountered. And in listening to their critique, well, I cannot say I much blame them.
In fact, in a story I almost cannot believe which was printed in an E-School News article Titled; "White-washing of Literary Classics Paints Controversy" in the February 2011 edition there was an article where "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was actually modified as to not offend black students. Yep, they modified Mark Twain's work. Can you imagine modifying a literary classic like that, and then having the kids read it without telling them it has been modified? Talk about lack of integrity! I am appalled.
But it brings me to another point, you ought to have your home-schooled children also read; "Lies My Teacher Told Me" as part of their at home curriculum as well. It just blows me away that we can have adults in our educational system pull something so childish. And if it really is "that bad" having a book with a black-slave in it, then just don't have them read it at all, but modifying it, changing anything is absolutely unethical in every way - but it's even worse, because the educational system which demands ethical students is doing it.
What does this teach our children I ask? Scary stuff indeed, but luckily the story was picked up by CNNs Anderson Cooper and played on TV to get the word out. Could it get any worse you wonder? Sure it could, especially when everyone plays along and no one stands up and says; "Hey, wait just one minute here!"
Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's topic, and I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

5 Key Points to Lead You to Currency Trading Success

If you want to win at forex trading, then you can it's a learned skill. That's the good news however 95% of traders lose and you must understand the following key points and make them part of your essential forex education. If you do, you will win...
Here are your key points, in no particular order of importance - there all important.
1. Forex Trading is NOT Easy!
Most traders just think they can buy $100 buck robot or get a mentor and someone will lead them to success. This is naïve and you know, if you want success at anything you need to work at the basics and do your homework.
Don't believe the sire fire systems or forex robots which never have a real track record, just a back tested simulation and keep in mind trading forward is what counts and that's hard.
Sure it's hard but that's why forex trading offers such huge rewards in terms of the effort you put in.
2. You are Responsible
If you accept you are responsible for your destiny, you will put in the effort to get the right forex education. You will learn a simple forex trading strategy which is robust, you understand and can have confidence in. If you have confidence then you will be able to acquire the next key trait.
3. Discipline is the Key
When you trade forex you are going to lose, the market is going to make you look a fool but that's life in forex and doesn't mean you can't win - you can.
What you must do is, have the discipline to apply you forex trading strategy through periods of losses, until you hit a home run. To win you must learn to lose gracefully in the short term and keep your eyes on the long term prize.
Many traders believe they can trade with little or no drawdown. They listen to the so called experts but the truth is - you will have to face weeks of losses at a time and discipline is needed in these periods, for you to emerge a winner.
4. You Need to Trade in Isolation
In society we are taught to agree with the crowd but in forex trading this leads to disaster, as 95% of traders lose money. You have to stay away from the herd and even when your emotions are telling you to conform, you need to stand aside. Get sucked into the herd mentality and you will end up with the 95% of losers.
5. Patience
Not only do you need patience to wait for the right opportunities, you also need patience to take your losses and more importantly, to run your profits.
Many traders get so excited when they have a profit, they move to soon to protect it or bank it; whereas if they hung on they could have made huge gains.
Becoming a Winner
If you want to become a winner in forex, you need all the above attributes and if you do achieve them, you will be on the way to currency trading success. They can lead you to a great second income or even a life changing one, in around 30 minutes a day.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Children and Music Education

Well let me tell you the good news....
Music lessons in childhood and particularly before the age of 7 can have a lasting effect on a child's development.
Here are some facts and figures:
1. Students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.
2. Students in top-quality music programs scored 22% better in English and 20% better in math than students in deficient music programs.
3. Students in top-quality instrumental programs scored 19% higher in English than students in schools without a music program.
4. Students in top quality instrumental programs scored 17% higher in Math than children in schools without a music program.
5. Students at schools with excellent music programs had higher English and Math test scores across the country than students in schools with low-quality music programs.
6. Students in all regions with lower-quality instrumental programs scored higher in English and Math than students who had no music at all.
MENC (Music Educators National Conference) Journal of Research in Music Education, Winter 2006, vol. 54, No. 4, pgs. 293- 307; "Examination of Relationship between Participation in School Music Programs of Differing Quality and Standardized Test Results" Christopher M. Johnson and Jenny E. Memmott, University of Kansas
Students of the arts continue to outperform their non-arts peers on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) according to reports by the College Entrance Examination Board.
In 2006, SAT takers with coursework/experience in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the test and 43 points higher on the math portion than students with no coursework or experience in the arts.
Scores for those with coursework in music appreciation were 62 points higher on the verbal and 41 points higher on the math portion.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Can Your Kids Benefit From a Financial Education Video For Teens?

Everyone has seen on recent newscasts, the stories about homeowners in foreclosure who didn't take the time to read and comprehend completely, their loan contracts. Is it that simple? Why didn't they just sit down at a table for an hour and study it in full? The truth of the matter, is that even if they had tried, the majority of them wouldn't even be able comprehend them in full.
Its Only Going to Get Worse in the Future
Just try to read the three page fine print average credit card contract! Not only are the actual basic functions of today's financial contracts far more intricate and confusing but they are also loaded with new terms and phrases that make them impossible for the average person to comprehend. The bad news is that it is only going to get worse in the future, as new government regulations on financial and lending institutions are imposed.
Packed With Easy to Understand Information
Fortunately for today's parents there are financial education videos for teens that can be procured online. Will your teen watch and study one until he or she understands its content completely? Probably not, but these videos are so loaded with relevant material that they will come away with something lodged in their head that will find a use in their future.
Will Your Teen Be Ready for the Next Recession?
Even if all that they come away with, is a basic understanding of the roller coaster economic cycles that the U.S. economy has been going through since its beginnings, that will be a big step. It will mean that just maybe they will be prepared and ready for the next recession that will undoubtedly hit in another twelve years or so.
Prepare Your Teen Now
By then they will most likely have a home and family of their own and will be even less likely to take your advice. This means that now is the time to do what you can to prepare the hard-head for the future that is waiting for them with a financial education video for teens.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stock Market Education

It would be almost impossible to make a comprehensive list of all of the ways television and movies have mislead us or oversimplified things when it comes to performing complex tasks over the years, but if such a list existed, investing would likely be at or near the top. In Hollywood, every stock transaction is done on a whim thanks to a red hot stock tip gotten from someone on the inside or someone's crazy uncle who can see into the future. In reality, hot stock tips to exist, but even the hottest ones are researched meticulously so that those involved don't lose their shirts. Researching stocks is a bit of an art form, however, the Internet has made doing most of the heavy lifting easy. Here are a few tips for the amateur stock researcher to follow.
If you are a smart investor than you have a full service stock broker on speed dial that you can speak with at any time. Before you make the final decision to buy a stock, it is always a good idea to tap into the huge knowledge base that your broker has at his or her disposal and see if this stock is all its cracked up to be. This is one of the major reasons why having a full service broker is better than using one of the online stock trading websites. With a full service broker, they can give you more information that the vital statistics associated with a particular stock. They will likely know about any sort of breaking news associated with that company and what the daily activity has been on that stock (are people buying or are people selling.) Most importantly, they can also give you information that only they are privy to that might or might not have been made public yet. The best research tool any investor can have is a good stock broker.
If you have made the decision to invest online on your own, there is still quite a bit of information available on the Internet. Many online stock trading websites not only deliver a huge amount of raw data to their users about how a stock has performed over the short and long term, but also how to read that data. They have dozens of graphs, charts and read outs that try to put the raw data into context. What these sites can't do, really, is interpret the data and tell you how all of that is likely going to affect the stock's future performance. Of course, this is speculation and not statistical analysis, but knowing how a stock has performed in the past doesn't really help you if your fortunes are going to be determined by what the stock does in the future. Research can only help give you some context on where the stock has been.
Finally, having a subscription to a daily newspaper like the Wall Street Journal, or at least an online subscription to their webpage, is an essential way you can do research, just bear in mind that there are millions of other people reading the same information and likely acting on the same trends you are. It isn't really possible to get a "hot stock tip" from the financial newspaper of record, but it can help you spot trends and news that can affect how the market is going to perform in the future.
Stock research is a vital part of any healthy investment strategy. However, having a plugged in stock broker on your side is the best research assistant possible.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The US Economy - Only the Good News

The "dismal science" of economics typically focuses on "bad" news. But there are many favorable developments taking place within the U.S. economy. We do face major challenges...no question. Recessionary pressures are intense...no argument here. Presented here, however, is ONLY the "good" news.
* U.S. exports to the world of goods and services are at record levels.
* A year-end 2007 Gallup Poll noted that "more than 8 in 10 Americans say they are satisfied with their personal lives at this time, including a solid majority who say they are 'very satisfied.'"
* During the early 1960s, the five-year survival rate from cancer for Americans was one in three. Today it is two in three...continuing to climb...and the highest in the world.
* For every dollar of U.S. economic output generated today, we burn less than half as much oil as 30 years ago.
* Today's moms and dads, whether working or at home, are spending four to six hours more per week with their kids than did the previous generation.
* Alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the most recently reported year dropped by more than half versus 20 years ago.
* The nation's jobless rate averaged 4.6% in both 2006 and 2007, the lowest average in six years, and lower than average rates in the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
* The number of people who have quit smoking (46 million) now exceeds the number who still smoke (45 million).
* The American economy added nearly seven million net additional jobs during 2004 to 2006, and added more than 1.1 million in 2007.
* The sharp decline recently in the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note yield from around 3.85% to 3.53% should lead mortgage rates lower.
* Substantiated cases of childhood sexual abuse have fallen 49% since 1990. Physical abuse of children is down by 43%.
* U.S. corporations hold an estimated $611 billion in cash on their balance sheets, a "tool" to help lessen the chance of, or minimize the impact of, a recession.
* More than three million girls participated in high school sports last year, part of a record 7.3 million total participants.
* The Federal Reserve is expected to reduce its key short-term interest rate for a sixth time no later than March 18, with another cut possible in April. Debt costs for millions of Americans will decline as a result.
* Donations to charity set an all-time high in 2006, with a total of $295 billion donated by individuals, foundations, and corporations. As a percentage of GDP, Americans gave twice as much as the next most charitable nation...England.
* Some 68.6% of the 2.7 million "Class of '05" high school graduates enrolled in colleges & universities, the highest ever.
* Productivity of the average U.S. worker rose an average of 2.6% annually during the past 10 years, the largest gains in 40 years. Rising productivity is a long-term key to higher standards of living.
* The U.S. rate of home ownership reached 69.2% of households in recent quarters, the highest ever, before declining slightly.
* The upward "mobility" of the typical American remains the greatest in the world. Why? The U.S. economy "rewards" the combination of hard work and educational achievement more than ever before...and more than any other country in the world.
* Women earned nearly 60% of all bachelor's degrees awarded in recent years, versus 43% in 1970 and 24% in 1950. Women earned a similar share of master's degrees.
* Solid U.S. economic growth and incentive-based tax cuts have led government revenues to surge impressively during each of the past four years.
* Average U.S. life expectancy has reached 78 years (men 75...women 80), the highest ever. This compares to 76 years in 1995, 68 years in 1950, and 47 years in 1900.
* Global economic growth should exceed 4.0% in 2008 (after inflation) for the sixth consecutive year, a development not seen in generations. Strong growth allows millions to rise above poverty.
* Children's deaths from unintentional injury have dropped by almost 40% since 1987. Bicycle deaths fell 60%, while firearms-related deaths fell 72%.
* Air pollution declined 25% over the past 30 years even as the population and the economy grew. Water quality also continues to improve. More progress will occur in coming years as companies see rising value in "going green."
* Median (half more, half less) family income now exceeds $54,000 annually.
* Illicit drug use among U.S. teenagers hit a five-year low of 9.8% in 2006, down 16% since 2002.
* The U.S. still accounts for roughly 40% of global research and development (R&D) spending.
* The Congress now has 90 female members--the highest in history--with 16 in the Senate and 74 in the House.
* American household net worth in 2007's third quarter reached $58.6 trillion, the highest ever, and three times the total of 18 years ago. Net worth--the difference between assets and liabilities--has risen for 19 consecutive quarters. The measure included much of the recent weakness in housing values.
* A record 29% of men have earned a bachelor's degree or higher, versus 26% of women, also a record. This compares to a combined 7.7% in 1960. A record 84.6% of adults over age 25 now have at least a high school diploma, versus 24.5% in 1940.
* U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates plummeted to all-time lows in recent years, before a slight rise in 2006. The reasons? More widespread use of birth control, more work opportunities, and more girls who "just say no."
* Flexible work schedules are now the norm for 43% of workers, up from 29% in 1992 and 13% in 1985. This allows greater flexibility for more people, especially those with children.
* The Consumer Price Index has risen an average of 2.7% annually since 1992.
* Roughly 30% of trash was recycled or composted in the latest year, versus 16% in 1990.
* In 1967, only one family in 25 earned $100,000 or more (inflation adjusted to 2005). Today, one in six families does. The share of families earning more than $75,000 annually in real dollars has tripled from 9% to 27%, while the share of families earning between $5,000 and $50,000 in real dollars has fallen by 19% since 1967.
* Seat belt usage by Americans was at 81% in 2006, versus 49% in 1990 and 14% in 1983.
* The rate of auto-related injury per mile traveled in 2005 was the lowest since the Interstate Freeway System was built 50 years ago.
* Corporate profits now represent more than 12% of national income, up from 7% in 2001, and the highest since record keeping began in 1947. Strong corporate earnings are the backbone of rising stock prices.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

3 Aspects of Confident Trading

When you open up your trading charts each day, do you feel calm and confident or do you feel uncertain and nervous? Many traders often find themselves feeling the latter.
To be a successful trader, you'll need to constantly feel confident about the happenings in the market. Good traders are certain about whether it's a bull market, a bear market or a ranging market. They either understand what they're seeing in the trading charts today, or they don't. They're confident about their opinions, and aren't afraid to say that they're uncertain when they are.
Gaining Confidence
One of the best ways to start each trading day with confidence is to keep to a concise, carefully-considered 'plan of action' just before you begin bring up your trading charts. Here are 3 aspects you should consider to include in your 'plan of action'...
Aspect #1: Monitor the market with a check list
Have a list of news websites and analyst reports where you can find out the latest happenings all over the world. This is helpful in alerting you of world events that occurred while you were sleeping. The Forex market runs around the clock and doesn't go to sleep at all, except on weekends. You'll thus need to have a handy list of news sites to update you on the events that you've missed out on.
Aspect #2: Be an expertof few setups
Most new traders spend too much time trying to learn all the different trade setups in the hopes that they can have the most money-making opportunities. Unfortunately, they usually get mixed signals and mess up their trades. You should instead strive to master two or three types of trade setups and become an expert on them. Don't worry about the lack of trading opportunities; the market is large enough and you'll find usually be able to find good trade entries at least once every week.
Aspect #3: Money Management
It's almost impossible to over-stress the importance of this aspect. A reliable money management system will make it almost impossible for a trader to feel scared and uncertain. It's your safety net. Never trade without one.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Education of African American Children

Nothing saddened me more than the fact that three of my African American female students had no idea what the term "lynching" meant. These were otherwise, decently educated young black women seeking a career in the medical field.
During our exploration of medical ethics, we were watching a film about the "Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment" which took place in the 1930's. This experiment was responsible for the spreading of syphilis to thousands of African American people in Tuskegee, Alabama.
During the course of the film, the main character suggested that his brother had been killed by lynching. The students turned to me and asked what it meant. My heart fell to my knees at the thought that any African American child in the United States would not recognize what this term meant.
With a lack of understanding like this, it's no wonder that Tiger Woods was able to blow off the comment made by the news reporter some weeks ago.
You see, the problem is that our children are sitting in classrooms with people who either don't care that they learn or who have their hands tied by the system when it comes to how and what they teach.
In Texas, teachers spend a disproportionate amount of their time teaching to a standardized test. How on earth do you standardize one's education? Every person learns in a different way and at different speeds. Some learn by seeing, some learn by listening, and some learn by doing. There are also those people who have testing phobias that prohibit them from doing well on any test. Yet the powers that be have deemed it necessary to gauge a persons intelligence using these standardized tests. They have even gone so far as to connect the teachers ability to get a bonus with the success of the students on the standardized test.
Field trips to the museum, symphonies, and other cultural outlets are few and far between because teachers are in constant fear of losing their jobs if their students don't perform well. Therefore, many of them don't even bother addressing a holistic approach to learning which would include learning ones history, culture, and background.
It's no wonder that these three young ladies had no idea what lynching meant. The issue here is that if we forget our history, we will be doomed to repeat. When the atrocities that were inflicted upon African Americans is all but forgotten, a new reign of terror is bound to come about: Jena 6, nooses hanging at prominent fortune 500 companies, a man dragged to death in Jasper, Texas.
We must begin to teach our children about their history and make it relevant for them today. If the schools won't do it, we have to. We can no longer afford to relegate this most important task to people who could care less if we know what has happened to us in the past.
This Black History Month, let's make it our business to learn all we can and share it with everyone we know.
Cheryl Lacey-Donovan is an author, educator, and inspirational speaker. Cheryl is also the host of Worth More Than Rubies an internet radio talk show that airs on [http://www.redchurchradio.com]
She has been a mentor for Christian Women Today for one year and is the founder of A Virtuous Woman-31.
Cheryl has been happily married for 14 years to her husband Keith and she has two adult sons and a stepdaughter. She is a member of the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Vital Tips to Get the Right Education to Win

There is lots of Forex education available free online and here we are going to give you some tips on finding the best that can lead you to currency trading success.
Here are your Forex info sources to look up.
1. FREE Info
Most of what you will need can be found free on the net. Many of the e-books sold by vendors simply rehash what is found on the net and you can avoid paying for it by simply seeking out the right sources - search around and see what you find and you will stumble upon some good sources.
If you are your trading on Forex technical analysis you can find everything you need to know about indicators and chart patterns to build your own trading system. For a novice trader this is the best way to trade, avoid trading news - it's simply stories that reflect the losing majority, so avoid it.
Your aim is to trade the truth and simply follow price trends and everything you need can be found free - you need something more but I will return to this in a moment.
2. Expert Systems
All over the net claiming they can make you rich with mechanical systems and most will lose. Why? Because - they rely on clever marketing copy and simulated track records done in hindsight. If you see an ad that looks to good to be true pass it by, it is - has never been traded and simply put together by a marketing company.
3. Forex forums.
I took a look around a few of the top forums before I wrote this article and my look confirmed by suspicion full of losing traders.
The guys giving advice are generally people who can't make any money trading Forex and it makes them feel better and big to give out their wisdom. I have been a trader for 25 years and never bothered using Forex forums and don't think you should either.
4. The Edge
To make money you need a method and that's easily constructed from free info on the net which we touched on in point 1.
You can easily build a system based upon breakout methodology, support resistance and a few momentum indicators and win at Forex - just one word of caution:
You will have heard how it's essential in currency trading and it is but it's very hard to acquire that's why 95% of traders wipe out their equity quickly.
To ram home the importance of discipline, go to your local online bookstore and pick up some books by traders who have walked the walk, rather than simply talk the talk.
A few essential books are:
Market Wizards EDIT - Jack Schwager
This book interviews trading legends and lots of them and is one of the most popular investment books of all time and with good reason
The Way of the Turtle - Curtis Faith
This book tells the story of the turtles a group of 14 traders who became legends after learning to trade in 14 days and then earning $100 million in just 4 years.
The Disciplined Trader - Mark Douglas
A bit repetitive but rams home the importance of discipline better than any book I have ever read. The three books above you can pick up for about $60.00 and their worth every cent. They can explain far better than me my discipline is vital yet so hard to achieve.
Always keep in mind if you don't have the discipline to trade your Forex trading system, you don't have one! Trading looks easy yet few succeed - the ones that do build their own trading methods to get confidence which is the first step to trading with discipline.
Do the above get your method from free sources and the books above and you will have a head start on your way to learning currency trading the right way and get vital Forex education, to help you win and win big.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Novices Guide To Getting The Best Education

If you want to learn forex trading you need to educate yourself the right way and most people don't do this - don't forget 95% lose their money and the main reason is they look for and take the wrong advice.
Let's look at the best forex education and where to get it and learn forex trading the RIGHT way
First Ignore this!
You will see lots of people selling e-books and claiming they can predict the market, trade with 90% odds and make you rich - ignore them and save your money.
None ever come with a track record and most of the so called secrets are free on the net. These e-books give forex trading a bad name, most of the marketing copy is hyped up and without suibstantiation and in many cases downright lies.
Want some good advice?
Then read advice from traders who have walked the walk rather than simply talk the talk and your Amazon bookstore has everything you need.
So what books should you start with?
Let's take a look at a few.
A story that has always fascinated me is the turtle experiment.
Legendary trader Richard Dennis set out to prove that trading could be taughtand took 23 people with no trading experience and taught them to trade in just 14 days - the result?
They made him over $100 million in profits!
Now I am not saying you will get as rich as the turtles - but get the book The Way Of the Turtle" written by Curtis Faith.
He made over 30 million dollars so he knows what he talking about and the book gives you a clear grasp of how the turtles achieved success and the challenges and the rewards of trading forex.
Want another book that has some great trading stories including the turtle story?
Get Market Wizards Edit Jack Shwager - this book simply interviews some of the top traders of all time and is essential reading.
Another great book is Trader Vic by Victor Sperandeo - covers a lot of ground from systems to psychology another trading master.
Now these books will point you in the right direction and its time fro you to devise your own system.
So look up technical analysis and learn about standard deviation and price momentum indicators and build a system based upon the above and the good news is all the information is free on the net.
Forex trading is not easy - but the turtle experiment shows it's potential and will inspire and motivate you to learn forex trading the right way and achieve currency trading success - good luck.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Poor Work Ethics Risk Future of U.S. Business, Education and Ultimately Freedom

With all of the political campaigning, a report released this fall by the Josephson Institute received very little attention and unfortunately should have been both front page news and the lead story for every major media outlet. This annual report of over 36,000 students revealed poor work ethics where 60% of American high school students in order to improve their performance cheated on a test with 28% said that they stole from a store.
What is even more incredible is the disconnect between these students' behaviors and their personal beliefs. Ninety-two percent of these students believed that their personal characters were satisfactory with a whopping 74% agreeing to the statement: "When it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know." From the sound of these findings, no wonder we have politicians who believe that their misleading to false ads are O.K. and that they did nothing wrong.
The results of this survey confirmed earlier surveys. In 2005, Donald McCabe at Rutgers University published a survey where more than 70% of students admitted to cheating at least once on a test. Cheating is not just reserved for highs school students. McCabe also surveyed graduate students and discovered cheating attitudes for:
  • 56% of business students
  • 54% of engineering students
  • 48% of education students
  • 45% of law school students
The ramifications from this research are far reaching. For example, business ethics has been the talk of many with the Enron executives and various other business executives being indicted. With over 1 out of 2 believing that cheating is OK, can this be part of the reason? Capitalism does not make people unethical. People are unethical before they enter the business marketplace.
In education, more and more is written about how parents are responsible for the conduct of their children. Yet, when almost 1 out of every 2 teachers cheated at some time indicates that the issue of work ethics or what I call attitudes of performance is just as much about teachers as the parents.
And in our society where many of the laws are written by lawyers who have been elected to office, is it a wonder that there is an attitude of going around the law when almost 1 out of 2 have an acceptable attitude about cheating?
Ethics is critical to any society not only surviving, but thriving. These surveys indicate that the U.S. business, education and future are at risk. When young people to adult U.S. citizens can hear and see their leadership including:
  • U.S. President who said: "I didn't have sex with that woman"
  • U.S. Senator who said that his lawyers approved a report for a land deal where he made over a million dollars for land he did not own
  • U.S. Senator who resigns due to unethical conduct with U.S. pages.
  • U.S. citizen/lobbyist indicted for bribery
  • Employees of elected city, state and federal officials being indicted for extortion, racketeering, fraud, etc.
Should we be surprised when 2 out of 3 young people feel that their behavior is better than everyone else's even though almost 2 out of 3 young people have cheated on a test?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Expensive Educational Toys Aren't The Only Way To Get Your Child

It seems that as science advances, parents become more and more aware of the effect certain foods and activities have on their children. Gone are the days when fluffy teddy bears, Barbie dolls, and GI Joe figures were considered staple items in every kid's toy box; today, there is increasing pressure for children's recreation to be productive, educational, and enjoyable. Therefore, more and more parents are seeking toys for their children that will exercise their bodies and their minds, in order to give them the best possible start in life.
In recent years, toy manufacturers have been meeting these needs through a variety of new toy designs. However, classic toys [http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/talktoyourbaby/play.html#simply] can still provide children with effective mental and physical exercise if used in the right way. For example, old-fashioned sandpits can be a great way to get children to think about the way in which building and construction works: by using sandpits to 'create', children will be exercising their minds and imaginative processes, as well as having fun frolicking about in a sand pit.
Alternatively, if you're buying your son or daughter an outdoor playhouse or climbing frame, get them to help you construct it: if you let your child do the simple tasks when building a playhouse or climbing frame, it may bestow crucial developmental skills that will aid them in their future learning. While many children love to spend time colouring and drawing, it may sometimes be a good idea to encourage your child to make things indoors that can be used outdoors; for example, have them make a kite that can be flown on clear days.
A lot of educational and recreational activities for children don't even have to revolve around actual toys. Activities, such as gardening or cooking, can also help childhood development in many ways. Whether at school or at home, engaging in outdoor activities like gardening can instil a lot of self-confidence in a child, especially if they can see their efforts in helping a plant grow and come to life. And with the common issue of children's health in the news these days, cooking can also be a wonderful way to engage your child; by teaching children to cook healthily from an early age - away for sharp objects and heat of course! - parents can help them understand not only how their bodies work, but about the importance of personal health.
Many retailers across Britain, like the Early Learning Centre, sell a variety of toys and activities to aid a child's development, including toy gardening tools and cooking implements. So, if you're a parent with small children, you'll always be able to find a way of keeping your child entertained in a fun yet productive way, without having to splash out on designer educational toys.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Community College is an Excellent Educational Bargain

It's not news to anyone that college costs are skyrocketing. The average cost of one year at a private college or university has risen to a shocking $31,465. It's no wonder that parents and students look at that number and wonder whether a college degree is in their reach at all. However, many families overlook the tremendous costs savings that could be achieved by attending a community college for two years. Tuition at community college is typically half that of a public institution and just one-tenth that of a private institution.
For many years, community colleges fought the image that they were the last resort for students who couldn't get in anywhere else and that their programs were not as challenging or comprehensive and those at larger colleges universities. Today, however, community colleges are thriving centers that not only provide state-of-the-art career education, but also provide a high-quality educational foundation for students who wish to transfer to a college or university after two years.
Because most colleges and universities, regardless of size, require students to take core courses in their first two years before choosing a major, taking these courses at the community college level will save money. Additionally, core courses at the university level are often held in large lecture halls with hundreds of students. At community colleges, class sizes rarely exceed 30 students. So, paradoxically, community college students receive more individualized attention yet pay much less for that privilege.
Instructors at the community college level are required to hold a Master's degree in their instructional area. Some have pointed to this as evidence that community colleges cannot provide the same quality of instruction as colleges and universities that employ professors with Doctoral degrees. However, very few of those professors actually teach the core courses that students take during their first two years of college. Additionally, community college instructors often have real-world employment experience that gives them a more practical perspective than university professors, who are immersed in the world of academia.
Transferring to a larger institution at the end of two years at community college is often easier than being admitted as a Freshman. Also, many states guarantee admission to their state colleges and universities to community college graduates who maintain a certain grade point average. Even prestigious Ivy League colleges like Harvard, Yale and Brown have accepted transfer students from community colleges.