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Why You Should Encourage Your Child To Be A Scientist

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Everything around is about science, but it cannot be denied that science, as a subject in school, can be quite challenging. On the other hand, science is actually quite interesting and fun. Learning science can create a significant positive impact for your child. This is the reason why when you see signs that your little one is interested in science, encourage his/her curiosity, and inspire your child to be a scientist. Apart from this, there are several other reasons below.

Scientists have a natural love for learning.

Motivate your little one to be a scientist because scientists have a natural love for learning. A great life lesson to teach your children is to continuously learn, explore and discover. They will surely benefit from this trait one day. Science is a great avenue to do so because it offers a wide variety of topics to explore. Consider getting your children a STEM subscription box because this is a great program to continuously learn. With a subscription, you will be getting a new toy, complete with all instructions, to experiment with monthly. This will foster your child’s eagerness to unceasingly learn because for them, it seems like they are merely playing with a toy. These are age-appropriate educational toys, with some even designed for toddlers and preschoolers. There are also those suited for older kids, as well as pre-teens.

Scientists are critical thinkers.

Encourage your kid to be a scientist because scientists are critical thinkers. Critical thinking is important because it allows your child to make logical decisions that paves the way for problem-solving strategies and techniques. Critical thinking is not restricted to science and it is necessary in all aspects and various areas such as in the financial sector, medical field, and in the industry overall. Apart from this, critical thinkers are curious by nature, which is important to understand all the things around us. Critical thinking also enhances creativity, reinforces problem solving abilities, and fosters independence. All these traits are definitely beneficial for your child.

Scientists open the doors to various disciplines.

Persuade your child to be a scientist because scientists open the doors to various disciplines. For instance, science likewise encourages your child to learn mathematics because math is the primary language of science. In addition to this, to understand how stuff works now entails the need to know how things worked before, paving the way for your child to learn a bit about history. Writing and language are also other disciplines which are directly related to science. Thus, it can be said that scientists are not only experts in the field of science, but they are also adept in mathematics, history, and language.

Scientists provide an overview of the future.

The previous discoveries of scientists enabled mankind to experience technological advancements in different fields. Biomedical science brought about several cures for various diseases. Agricultural science, for instance ensures that there is food on the table, while physics and mechanical science are all about your actions and motion and how it can be optimized. Nevertheless, the future greatly depends on the scientists of today, as well as the budding scientists such as your little one.  

Thereby, if you are wondering how you can encourage your child to become a scientist, then try some of the tips below.

1.     Introduce your child to real scientists. Apart from getting him all familiar with the famous scientists of all times, acquaint him with living scientists such as those usually in the science museum or local university. Give your child a chance to interact with them to allow them to have an idea of what it is like to become a real scientist.

2.     Persuade your child to ask questions. Scientists love to ask endless questions of how and why. When your child starts to speak up and become inquisitive, try to answer his inquiries instead of shrugging him off.

3.     Let your child take things apart. While you may be bothered by the mess that your little one might create, try not to think about it. Instead, encourage him to go ahead and take things apart, before trying to put it together again.

To wrap things up, it cannot be denied that science is part of life and it is everywhere. Science is challenging, interesting and fun. This world needs more scientists and their discoveries to continuously progress and heal. Hence, you can never go wrong in encouraging your little one to become a scientist. The traits of a scientist are traits that are meaningful for your child’s growth.

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What teachers should know about deducting out-of-pocket classroom expenses

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by Beata Savreski CPA, MST Individual and Business Tax

Upper Saddle River NJ, now that fall is here and school has started, many teachers are dipping into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies. Doing this throughout the year can add up fast. Fortunately, eligible educators may be able to defray qualified expenses they paid in 2019 when they file their tax return in 2020.

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Reader claims the Ridgewood BOE members enjoy the “power trip”

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” The psyche of most volunteer school boards is often very flawed, it’s the exception not the rule that you have a board that is not more concerned with their own power and influence than the mission of the board. The Ridgewood BOE is no different, the majority is driven by ego, and to vote on a new interim member [Dani] who is void of ‘ego’, and is focused on the ‘mission’, would directly affect their ability to wield power and influence, so it’s logical that they would not want Dani on “their” board. It’s unfortunate, but common, that board members come to enjoy the “power trip”. They generally start-off well meaning, and then veer of into this unfortunate course, where what is important is no longer the mission and the children, but what they mistakenly perceive as ‘power’. This makes it of crucial importance that come April, the majority makes their voice heard, and loudly, in a decisive fashion. The consequences of letting the Ridgewood BOE continue to run in this unchecked fashion can negatively affect the Ridgewood community for many years. “

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Reader claims , its “quid pro quo” for the Ridgewood School Board

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“Wilson was appointed, not elected, four years ago. Mary Micale fought hard in Wilson’s favor to have her appointed. At the time, Mary vouched for Wilson saying they worked together for years; YWCA and Foundation. That alone should recuse Wilson form interviewing and nominating this candidate. Instead, she lead the interview. It was so obvious that Mary was given information other candidates didn’t have. Clearly, her interview was coach and scripted.

Now it’s time to return the favor.”

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Ridgewood Schools: Mandatory Annual Student Information Update

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Dear Parents/Guardians:
You you may have already received a postcard in the mail notifying you that the Mandatory Annual Student Information Update process opened on August 10, 2019. This process is important to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information for you and your children in Skyward, and must be completed before school begins on September 3, 2019.

Please read the detailed instructions carefully, which are located on the District website under For Parents » Information » Mandatory Annual Student Information Update.

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Mental Health Education Now Part of New Jersey public school’s health curriculum

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Ridgewood NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) bipartisan legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum has been signed into law.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum has been signed into law. (Pixabay)

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Ridgewood BOE Admits New Apartment Complexes will Increase School Enrollment

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Ridgewood NJ, during Mondays Ridgewood BOE meeting ,Business Administrator Antoinette Kelly summarized a review undertaken with a consultant last school year of the district transportation budget, routes, eligibility, etc. Using Google Maps, the study determined whether the current routes were an accurate reflection of the needs for qualified students.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Says Ridgewood High School Fields Off Limits for July 4th

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Ridgewood NJ, Due to repairs at the RHS Stadium Field, both fields at RHS — Stevens and Stadium Fields — will not be available for 4th of July fireworks viewing. There will not be access to the fields. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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North Jersey Media Promotes “Taking the School Budget Vote” Away From Ridgewood Residents

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Ridgewood NJ, North Jersey Media ran an article  called , “These Glen Rock, Ridgewood residents are pushing to change local elections. Here’s why”  . In a style that reminds many of why the previous owners of  North Jersey lost virtually their entire circulation with its over the top one sided reporting . In the article North Jersey quoted only members of the group “One Village, One Vote”, a group looking to eliminate residents ability to vote on the school budget .

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Parents Could Face Civil Liability for Failure to Comply with “‘Mallory’s Law’

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Rockaway NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Essex, Morris, Passaic) and Senator Patrick Diegnan’s (D-Middlesex) legislation to standardize and strengthen New Jersey’s anti-bullying laws was advanced by the Senate Education Committee. “Mallory’s Law” is named in honor of Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old Rockaway student who committed suicide after being the victim of relentless bullying.

“School bullying is killing our children,” said Pennacchio. “I cannot fathom the pain Mallory’s family suffers through every day. Bullying is preventable and addressable, so we shouldn’t have to just tolerate or accept it. ‘Mallory’s Law’ is recognition that stopping the culture of bullying requires a multi-faceted approach that involves students, parents, teachers, and school administrators.”

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