Ideas within topic education,students: (click suns to rate or comment on ideas)

1 To promote tourism, the tourism development agencies of developing countries can provide cheap interpreter-cum-guides. Teach the poor but intelligent youths some lesser learnt (in that region) foreign language. Help them & the region earn more. E-mail
 
2 To ensure science graduates jobs, universities can have contracts to be executed collectively by its unemployed students of the past 5 years with the guidence of the Prof. & using university setups. This can reduce unemployment & impart on-job training. E-mail
 
3 University students could start their own online job service. This would publish a complete department-wide list of students with their profiles and academics. From the published lists any recruiter could contact the students for interviews. E-mail
 
4 Establish a "communications link" between children of different nations, even in times of war (whenever and wherever possible), as children represent the future of the planet. E-mail
 
5 In colleges, create a service organization of computer-savvy students who volunteer to help nonprofits create webpages, teach computer skills to underpriveleged children or the elderly, etc. E-mail
 
6 Before deciding to train in a particular field, talk with people working in that career to help predict whether you'd like that job. Volunteer to work in that area for a while during summer to experience it before committing to it. E-mail me if you try. E-mail
 
7 High school students, organize a Head Shave for Cancer Research event at your school. Have the students donate to see their favourite teachers and administrators go bald. E-mail
 
8 Let U.N. conduct annual essay/project competitions for students from developing countries to evaluate/improve the functioning of democratic institutions in their countries. Helps to spread awareness/critical evaluation. E-mail
 
9 A local online auction and bartering site for used books, CDs, VCDs, DVDs, etc. could be a very hot proposition for students at a university. Since it's local, students could then meet to exchange items in person without postage or delay. E-mail
 
10 To deal with school bullying: show confidence, stay in groups, avoid the bully, and ignore the bully (this is hard, so have friends or parents help you practice at home). If that doesn't work, tell teachers and parents and take self-defense lessons. E-mail
 
11 Universities should allow their text books and reference books to be read at their web sites. This will facilitate inquisitive minds to quench their thirst for reading and create a well read society. MIT does. E-mail
 
12 Reorganize education so that levels would open the eyes of the student to social responsibility. First municipal education, then provincial, then national, and later (university) international. E-mail
 
13 Have a "prosthetic leg" day at your school. Have everybody bring in a dollar that goes towards buying a prosthetic leg for a child to walk again in Vietnam (through thechildhealthsite.com). $100 will buy a leg. E-mail
 
14 Many students in the developing countries are not well informed about the scientific method as a tool to search knowledge. The West may encourage this by providing skills and resources as part of aid. E-mail
 
15 There are so many lists of things to memorize in college & high school; I would find an 'Encyclopedia of Mnemonics and Memory Aids' extremely useful. E-mail
 
16 There are so many scholarship databases for college students looking for financial aid: Fastweb, Fund Finder, SRN, etc. Someone should unify these in one database to make it easier on students. E-mail
 
17 Balance physical labor with intellectual pursuits. Help build a house, dig a garden, clean a beach, care for a child even though your main goal is your degree.
 
18 Educate school kids about bad effects of transfat on health and motivate them to participate in ban on fast food joints that do not stop use of transfats in their menus. Roopa Karkhanis E-mail
 
19 Learn a foreign language when you are as young as possible because it is easier than when you are older. E-mail
 
20 When writing research papers, start with what you know, like doing a jigsaw puzzle. First, do the Figures, then Methods, then Results, then Discussion, and finally the Abstract and Title. Introduction may be added all along the process. E-mail
 
21 To remember nine planets of our solar system in right order just memorise this sentence: "My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets." The first letter of each word stands for respective planet. E-mail
 
22 Identify teenagers who struggle with and fail at normal and learning disabled classes and enroll them in trade apprenticeships with practical hands-on learning at the workplace (no classrooms). Teenagers are happier and successful. E-mail
 
23 The best way to learn a new language is "total immersion", where you are placed in an environment only with speakers of the target language and a dictionary for 10 days. Prior to that, you need to practice making all of the sounds of the new language. E-mail
 
24 For people travelling to USA, this is a must read: Coming to America. E-mail
 
25 Read about these 10 Stories the world needs to know more about from the UN, then take action: post them, send them on, or write to legislators. E-mail
 
26 People should practice the concept of ISR (Individual Social Responsibility) after starting a job. As society at large played a vital role in our growth and development since childhood, it is the right time to play a role in development of society. E-mail
 
27 If you enter a competition and feel really nervous, sing a really catchy song in your head. Tell yourself that you are going to do exceptionally well. E-mail
 
28 Solving problems by brainstorming may be effective. See Wikipedia article. E-mail
 
29 Where a school has a formal student uniform, it would improve student teacher relationships if the teachers also wore the uniform on appropriate occasions. With certain teachers it may also improve their standard of dress sense. E-mail
 
30 Disruptive students get expelled and fall through the cracks. I suggest an alternative high school for these students, run by special counselors. Example. E-mail
 
31 Make play clay for kids with various colors, textures, and odors, such as coffee dough, fruit putty, flubber, and clean mud. E-mail
 
32 Dodge ball: Teams stay in opposite halves of a basketball court and try to hit an opponent with a volleyball to eliminate him. But if he catches the ball, the thrower is out. Eliminated players throw from the court end opposite their team. E-mail
 
33 To show electricity principles to students or as science fair project, use water: water height is like voltage, volume is charge, reservoir volume is capacitance, flow is current, pipe width is conductance. Water wheels show power. (science analogy) E-mail
 
34 Let's form a free association of story writers where we share our stories and post them online. Evaluating each others' stories makes great writing. See my stories and share your own. E-mail
 
35 Ask middle school students to record traditional music from the community. Try old folks homes, fiddle teachers, and ethnic organizations. E-mail
 
36 Mail each congressman in your state asking them to mail each school district telling them about thehungersite.com. If every school sets their computers' homepage to the site, over 100,000 cups of food per state will be donated for free. E-mail
 
37 Many people are looking for new school solutions since the public schools are such waste bins of nothingness. Go see: http://ballotsforkidsthree.iblogs.com E-mail
 
38 Encourage university education in neglected subjects like law, political science, philosophy and in general all humanities. Advanced countries may provide more funds and encourage students from the developing countries to enroll in them in the West. E-mail
 
39 Teach all people to look for the time theirs was a fashionable face/figure in the past and to adapt their clothes, hairstyle, etc. to that. It would suit them and leave time and money free to pursue other activities than following fashion in lockstep. E-mail
 

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