What is a Life Time Scholar all about?
We all have many paths that we take in life. Some lead to success, or some lead nowhere, and some… you regret taking.
What should I go to school for ? – If one of your regrets is not going further academically, no matter if you are a stay at home mom or an older person you may want to consider the many continuing education options available today.
Simple Definition of “Scholar”:
A person who has studied a subject for a long time and knows a lot about it : an intelligent and well-educated person who knows a particular subject very well -Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
I consider myself a lifetime student. I went back to school as an adult to finish high school. Because I wanted to be there, my marks were very high. My favorite subject was English. When I worked in the Canadian Government as a secretary we were always going on courses to upgrade for work. I decided I wanted to change my career and when to a Community College and took Horticulture a 2-year program and worked in the field for several years.
After my son was born I wanted to return to work and took a 6 month Government sponsored program, back-of-house Cook, and worked for a few years as a cook. Now I am working online with a group of bloggers in a group called PAC Power Affiliate Club learning about blogging. I am always learning.
While your children are at school or napping, you can take an online class or two. You can even work toward a college degree from home. Many people don’t realize how many options there are when it comes to continuing education. In addition to the traditional classroom settings, most colleges offer a variety of online classes that are perfect for stay-at-home moms or the older generation.
Online classes are one of the great things about continuing education. The internet has so much to offer now.These classes usually consist of lectures posted once or twice a week, along with assignments and tests. You can read the lectures as your schedule permits during the week.
Then you can submit your assignments to your instructor online as you complete them. The tests are usually timed and many are created so that they’re open book.
Online classes are one of the great things about continuing education. These classes usually consist of lectures posted once or twice a week, along with assignments and tests. You can read the lectures as your schedule permits during the week.
Other continuing education options exist in addition to colleges. For instance, some community centers are now offering online classes you can take. If you want to get out of the house, some of these centers even offer child care while you take the classes.
To avoiding becoming overwhelmed or discouraged as you pursue your continuing education goals, set a realistic schedule for yourself. You may decide that one class a semester is all you can handle. That’s fine. It may take a few extra years, but you can get through college this way The important thing is that you stick with it.
Many courses are available online, you can learn many subjects. One of which is blogging on websites. PAC or Power Affiliate Club is a community on Facebook that welcomes students wanting to learn about blogging or affiliate marketing. Both the newbie as well as the seasoned blogger get involved learning about the world of blogging. It’s Free to join and upgraded levels are available. Our PAC members are always learning. Visit the link above to find out more about this almost 3-year-old blogging group.
For Older Students
If anyone ever told you that you are too old to go back to school and pursue continuing education. Tell them that they are terribly old fashioned! A 93 year-young woman was recently on the news for finally graduating from college. She never gave up on her dream of continuing education and eventually succeeded in her goal, even though it took almost eighty years to do it but, – She Did It!
You are never too old to learn something new. Learning does not have to stop once you graduate high school or college: it should keep going until you move on from this life. If you do not use it – you lose it!
That is the case for your brain as well! Pursue continuing education and find that you have the capacity to learn something new each day.
Search on the World Wide Web for courses that interest you.
They can be ones that require very little of your time and energy, and college scholarships may be available. However, if it will get you interested in learning, it will be worth it.
Be a lifetime scholar, and … never stop learning.
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To your success with your education
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