5 Things To Do To Expand Your Knowledge

5 Things To Do To Expand Your Knowledge

Yes, even watching a news channel can make you more knowledgeable.

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I don't know about you, but I love that there are so many things we can do to expand our knowledge. Our world is full of endless opportunities, and every person's job is to share something with someone. I believe that if you know something that someone else doesn't you are teaching them something. Even if it is about how a certain disease is spreading across the world, I can almost guarantee you that they don't know about it. Here is a quick list of things that you can do to expand your knowledge!

1. Watch a news channel every day 

Something is happening every minute of the day. Whether we like it or not, there is something that is happening in the world. It is important to be curious about other parts of the world because that country is most likely doing business with someone in the United States.

2. Look up words in the dictionary that you don't know

If you are reading a book and you come across a word you don't know, what do you do? Do you just keep on reading and hope there are context clues to help you? Or do you actually look them up so that you know the word now? Well, I have known a few people that have a notebook specifically for writing down all the words they come across that they don't know. What a smart idea! I think we can all take notes from that.

3. Watch TED Talks 

TED talks! I have seen so many TED talks while I have been in college. There are so many topics that are talked about and stories to be heard and told. These really aren't long videos, but they help you develop as a person and it makes you think about your personal choices.

4. Watch documentaries 

Documentaries tend to be very informational. It is a way telling others a story through video and language. These can be made pretty accessible on Netflix or even Youtube if you are trying to see some of them for free. These aren't the types of movies you are ecstatic to see, but it could assist you in learning about a certain period of history or about a specific person.

5. Talk to other people and ask questions

Never be ashamed to ask people questions if you want to learn more about something. The best way to learn something is just to talk to people. Everyone has something to offer, even if it about Starbuck's newest drink. Remember, it really is about the little things in life. Appreciate all that you hear and all that you do.

I hope that some of these are helpful, even if they are pretty obvious. We all want to be the smartest in the room, but this is impossible if we aren't always looking for opportunities to grow or learn.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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I Have Started Thinking And Communicating Differently After Becoming a Teacher

I've been learning about myself just as much as I have been teaching.

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I have changed dramatically after starting my job as an elementary school teacher. I have learned and adapted to teaching, writing, and speaking differently depending on which age group of students I work with. Most of the changes in my processing are apparent when I teach younger students than the older ones. The older students still understand some of my jokes and catch on quickly when I explain.

When I'm working with students as young as five, I have to think before I write and speak so that I am completely clear in my instructions. Now, schools vary in their education of their students. Therefore, one of the biggest adjustments that I have had to make happens when I write numbers and letters in front of my students. This specifically involves the letter 'z' and the number '7'. I end up putting a line through those both characters, similar to a strikethrough. Although this form of writing the letter and number, respectively, my students are too young to understand that I am writing the same characters that they are familiar with.

I focus heavily on my penmanship. As clean, legible penmanship serves as a good model for the younger students, they also are much too young to quickly be able to piece together words by assuming. The lower grades, especially the kindergartners, are still sounding out most words. Therefore, I have to communicate as clearly as I can.

In general, I cannot write or speak before I think. This has provided to be one of the best skills that I have picked up from the few months that I have been teaching. I apply the same thought behind my logic when I am speaking to friends and family, as I do when I am working with my students. I can even see that I slow down my thinking, which I usually have trouble with. What I'm most excited to see is the effect that this skill will have on my writing.

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