jueves, 30 de abril de 2015

Florida Institute of Technology ( Viist on May 14, 2015)

About Florida Tech

2013–2014 Fact Card

Florida Institute of Technology

College of Engineering • College of Science • College of Aeronautics • College of Psychology and Liberal Arts • Nathan M. Bisk College of Business and Department of Extended Studies • Online Learning


In 1958 to provide advanced education for professionals working in the space program at what is now Kennedy Space Center.


In Melbourne, Fla., on 130 subtropical acres, including the picturesque Botanical Garden.
The campus is located very close to the Indian River, the Atlantic Ocean and is less than an hour from Kennedy Space Center.


• Among the top 200 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings
• The only independent, technological university in the Southeast
• A Barron's Guide “Best Buy” in College Education
• Ranked as a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report
• Named one of the nation’s top technological institutions in the Fiske Guide to Colleges
• Cited by Washington Monthly College Rankings as among universities contributing to the public good
• Among top Southeastern colleges according to Princeton Review ratings
• Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Colleges
• Graduates’ midcareer salaries ranked at the top of the list for Florida in
• PayScale.com’s 2013 College Salary Report
• The university’s Ortega 0.8-m Telescope is one of the largest research telescopes in the Southeast
• Included among “The 25 ‘Boatiest’ Schools in America” by BoatU.S. Magazine
• Named by “Surfline” as one of the 10 best surf schools in America
• Ranked by G.I. Jobs as among the top 15% of colleges and universities


Total University Budget: Approximately $200 million



Science and Engineering $35,460
Other Disciplines $32,310
Room and Board $10,520
Books (estimate) $1,200


Undergraduate programs in science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education (science and mathematics); master's programs in science, engineering, aviation, business, mathematics, psychology, behavior analysis, communication and education (computer, environmental, mathematics, science and informal science and teaching); and doctoral programs in science, engineering, mathematics, psychology, behavior analysis and science and mathematics education.  

viernes, 24 de abril de 2015


Mrs. Anna Lucía Acosta, specialist on family counseling, will be giving a presentation to the parents on the topic “Educating today is different”.

When? Tuesday, April 28, at 1:00p.m.
Where? School Library.

You are all invited to come and acquire some insight on this valuable education topic. Refreshments will be served.

jueves, 16 de abril de 2015

10 Things to Do When Your Child Loses His Cool

Parenting can be the most rewarding job ever, but it also can be one of the hardest, like when the child you love dearly is spinning out of control.
It happens to every parent. Just remember to breathe, and try these strategies to get your kid – and yourself - back on track.
1. Know the signs. It’s much easier to stop a meltdown in its tracks if you see it coming. “Tantrums are like dominoes,” says Houston psychologist James H. Bray, PhD. “Once a few fall, they’re all going to fall.”
Learn the signs that your child is getting worked up. Then, you can teach him to see them, too.
2. Distract little ones. Diversions often can help children 3 and younger. Show them a toy, or start an activity to shift attention and head off a tantrum.
At this age, kids don’t understand the concept of cause and effect, so discussions aren’t effective.
3. Take a break. Removing your child from whatever’s getting him worked up. This gives him a chance to calm down and soothe himself, which is an important skill to learn.
Have young kids lie down with a favorite toy or sit on the couch. Older kids can be taught self-soothing strategies like taking a deep breath, counting to five or ten before talking, or distracting themselves,Bray says.
4. Show self-control. “The hardest thing is to remain calm and not engage,” Bray says. If you feel yourself getting upset, step back, take a deep breath, and give yourself time to regroup.
“Kids are going to learn much more from their parents’ behavior than from what they say,” he says.
5. Speak firmly. Explain what you need from your child, but don’t lecture or yell.
Be firm and set boundaries. “Remind your child that this is the rule. Do it in a calm way rather than getting emotional,” Bray says.
If your child misbehaves and you give him a hug because you think it’ll calm him down, it will reinforce bad behavior.
6. Use humor. “Humor is often a good defuser,” says Gail Saltz, MD. She's an associate professor of psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell School of Medicine. “If you see things going in a downhill direction, being able to do something a little silly or funny can help.”
Teasing, though, is always a no-no. There’s never a good reason to make fun of your child, call him names, or humiliate him.
7. Talk about feelings. Young kids often have trouble talking about their emotions. They might not even know what they’re feeling, and that can add to their frustration.
Help your child understand and talk about his feelings. Teach him that everyone gets upset sometimes, and it’s OK to talk about it, Saltz says.
Ask questions like “What happened?” and “Do you feel sad?” Ask him for ideas for things that will help him calm down.
“This is how you start to help a child get in touch with his feelings and talk about it as opposed to acting out,” Saltz says.
8. Team up. Get on the same side. Saltz suggests saying: “I know this is hard for you. Let’s try to figure out what can make things easier.”
If he wants something, give him a choice, but don’t just give in, Bray says. Say, “Do you want to take a bath now or in 5 minutes?” or “Would you like to clean your room now or after you watch your TV show?”
9. Identify the cause. If you notice a lot of meltdowns, look at what else is going on in your child’s world.
“He might have too many stressors or more activities than he can manage," Saltz says. “Consider rolling back.”
He might be upset about something else, like a recent change in his life. Saltz suggests trying this: Ask your child to draw a picture or play a game where he acts out a situation using dolls. This can help him work out his feelings and give you a better idea of what’s bothering him.
10. Get help. If your child acts out frequently, takes backward steps in things likepotty training or sleeping through the night, or resists going to school or doing activities he usually likes, it may be a sign that he has anxiety. A professional therapist can help.
Shared from http://www.webmd.com/

viernes, 10 de abril de 2015

Career Day (April 17, 2015)

Date: April 17, 2015 ( Friday)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: DS Gym
Grades invited to attend: 9th- 12th grade