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  Long gone are the days when church and state were combined as an amalgamation of conceptual teachings- where all parts of society were analyzed at an angle of religion and secularism.   With this separation of church and state came the birth of freedom of opinion and speech and the freedom of religion alongside […]

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Long gone are the days when church and state were combined as an amalgamation of conceptual teachings- where all parts of society were analyzed at an angle of religion and secularism.

 

With this separation of church and state came the birth of freedom of opinion and speech and the freedom of religion alongside it.

 

However, many important aspects of religion that were taught explicitly became uncertain and ambiguous concepts that began to slither away into nonexistence, no longer visible or applicable in daily lives.

 

The lack of formal moral education in schools seems to be an inherent flaw, and yet, the same time, a complex phenomenon where societal expectations expect students to grow up with flawless and impeccable moral demeanor, yet do next to nothing to take the time out to explain to students what morals actually are.

 

The closest most subjects get to a moral education is perhaps the teaching of literature. Literary concepts, themes and deeper meanings behind texts explored by classrooms, characters observed and analyzed for their actions and the consequences thereof- all in a waypoint towards a type of morality and can be deemed a type of indirect moral education.

 

But is this indirect method enough?

 

With complaints from experts and researchers, teachers and parents- each generation is moving further and further away from the morality of behavior, of conduct and speech, of actions. Whatever stems of manners and good conduct that seem to still exist are trickled down versions of school taught moral education, now only reinforced by the more moral bound households.

 

This indirect method, though subliminally implied in various areas throughout the curriculum that seems to be doing the job of keeping society’s forthcoming generations from skidding down a complete downhill.

 

However, it is imperative that teachers and administrations make the initiative to incorporate moral education formally and explicitly into students every-day curricula.

 

Here are a few ways moral education can be incorporated into curricula:

 

 

  • An elective Course on Morals and Values

Perhaps an age-old method to incorporate any seemingly important skill to middle and high school students, introducing an elective course on the formal study of morals and values can be incorporated.

 

In this way, students above grade six can learn what specific values are, examples in history of people taking part in such actions, and the positive outcomes from such behaviors.

 

 

  • School-wide administrative program

There are a couple of caveats with teaching moral education as an elective. First of all, it cannot be taught to elementary schoolers- which is the most critical age for incorporating any skill that one wishes to be evident for the most of the entirety of their lifespans. Second of all, elective courses can make a subject matter too academic to be applied in real life.

 

For these reasons, different schools can establish detailed rewards and consequence systems and programs that students take part in. Different schools can take different approaches and get creative- students can be divided into Hogwarts style houses and earn and lose points for acts of humanity and respectively, breaking rules.

 

It is true that such a program can be masked as a simple justice system of rules and regulations, consequences and punishments as all schools must have in their administrative policy. However,  a moral education program can be introduced separately as a way to promote good values, manners, and the ways in which it can benefit a community.

 

 

  • Spotlight Values and Assemblies

As a tool that can be used hand in hand with school-wide administrative programs,  schools can assign a spotlight value or manner for every month and have an assembly to formally discuss and address this manner.

 

Students can be offered prizes for taking part in school-wide events that incorporate those values. Teachers can enforce these values within their classrooms and incorporate it into lesson plans as well! In addition, the administration can create a wall dedicated to these values so that updates can be posted throughout the month for students to follow up on!

 

 

  • The Question of Moral Education

The question of the value of moral education comes down to the understanding of the purpose of education itself. Education is, in essence, the means and tools one gains in the hopes of living a successful life- whether the skills are formally taught or implicitly learned as values.

In the end, no matter how education is framed, there is no doubt that morality is one of the key driving features of a society, that can make or break a person, a state, or a nation.

It is imperative that administrations, teachers, and boards of education shift some focus onto the importance of moral education, as a way to direct and usher the next generations towards a better tomorrow that they can lead with confidence and morality.

 

 

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Having trouble getting your work done? Can’t seem to even get yourself started? Read this article for 3 EASY steps to cure your procrastination once and for all!

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Procrastination in 3 EASY Steps

Having trouble getting your work done? Can’t seem to even get yourself started? Read this article for 3 EASY steps to cure your procrastination once and for all!

 

Procrastination has become such an innate part of our daily lives, that we almost actually believe ourselves that we work better under pressure- when in reality, we would have worked just as well in the extra time allotted to us.

 

We often find ourselves in the situations where any free time we get is used for “relaxing”. When we have a due date, we assume the latest possible time is the best possible time, and we delay our tasks until then.

 

What we don’t realize, is that the entire time we are procrastinating, we are in a mode of tension, worrying about the tasks to be done and endlessly calculating the task we need to do. Not only that, but the morning your assignment is due and you are whizzing away on your laptop while inhaling your breakfast, you are putting even more stress on yourself and barely giving proper attention to the task at hand.

 

Is such futile stress- so tantalizingly avoidable- truly necessary?

 

Why not avoid such haphazardness and allow some time of relief and rest after the fact, rather than pushing it forward and being in a tension zone throughout our prolonged and fake sense of rest?

Here are quick, easy, and IMMEDIATE ways to get rid of procrastination that can be practiced in, almost literally, every part of life!

 

 

  • Scheduling and Pacing

Make sure that you create a schedule of when things are due- like a monthly or even weekly calendar. Once it is all mapped out- (mind you, the second you get a task map it out!)– plan in advance on how you will pace yourself! Pacing your actions makes sure that you do not have to cram it all at once- as cramming in the start and the finish is both equal. Take time out here and there to complete tasks as their deadlines approach.

 

 

  • Start RIGHT AWAY

When you get the feeling that you can start, you should do just that- START. When we start to think about other distractions, opening social media and any other thought that can whisk us away to wonderland, put an end to the useless actions right there and start, regardless of how you feel. Once you force yourself into the action and get the drum rolling, you will no doubt fall into the flow of the task and not leave it until it is done- even if it just the portion you allocated for that day!

 

 

  • Leave NOTHING for tomorrow

If you keep leaving it until tomorrow, you will not be doing it until the DUE date- which is contrary to our aim and the worst case scenario in chronic procrastination! Rather than falling to the desire of tomorrow and continuing to the next episode on Netflix, pause it and start your work, follow your pacing schedule. You will appreciate resuming to your binge-watching once your allotted work for the day is out of the way, and you are one step closer to completion for the deadline!

 

Curing procrastination is truly easier than one can imagine. It takes a little bit of determination and a lot of action. But in the end, the result is always worth the struggle. Getting past procrastination seems like a difficult path to tread but once you reach the destination, you will be done with your tasks way before due date, with time left to breathe and spare.

 

 

BONUS: If you really need the extra boost to push yourself to the action, set up a reward system of what can really satisfy you when you are done. Whether you do so or not, the reward of completing a task, and even portions of a task, before the deadline is an incomparable reward of mental relaxation!

 

 

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