“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
Steemit might be a social media platform for blogging, sharing and engaging, but it is also an infinite portal of knowledge on virtually any topic you can think of.
It is simply a FANTASTIC tool to reach and teach!
Over and above that, a massive part of what we all do here on @steemit is support one another. I have never come across a more supportive community on any other online platform - NEVER!
And THAT is the reason for this post.
I am no formal educator but I am a mother and that is pretty much the same thing. KIDDING! lol :)
No seriously, through my motherly interest in educational topics and the like, I recently stumbled across the @steemiteducation feed. Since then, I have been following the content on their feed and supporting them as well as their contributors wherever I can.
They are also amazingly supportive to those writing quality educational posts and are very actively engaged.
They post a weekly "Homework" segment which offers writers a variety of topic suggestions as well as outlining the fundamentals...
As an example, here is an excerpt from the last weekly post:
This week you have a choice between three different tasks!
Lesson plans, and the post CAN include a video that could help the learners. For example Maths or English lesson plans and we are specifically looking for people creating their own videos.
Write a cool story for children that they can read themselves, or could be used in a classroom if read by the teacher. Add a few questions to promote comprehensive reading.
Christmas is only a month and half away. We want some fun activities for kids to help prepare for Christmas. For example: How to create Christmas cards or Christmas tree decorations.
Which other type of posts do we support?
We support ALL educational posts that could be beneficial to YOUNG and OLD! • We support lesson plans to support teachers. • We support funny classroom stories. We all know kids can do and say the darnedest things. We want to hear about that! ( Please DON'T provide the student names) • Fun experiments or projects that kids could do on their own. (SAFE ones of course!) • Fun art projects for kids. • How-to posts - eg. How to build something/ how to do projects/study? For kids and adults! • Do it yourself posts (DIY) • Comprehensions tests, activities, assignments and assessments in PDF format (printable format) that could be used in a classroom. • Fun stories that can be used as reading material in a classroom.
I am sharing this with all of you because as a mother of an eight year old boy, I am reminded daily of the importance of quality education and the value it holds in the lives of every single one of us, young and old! I think what @steemiteducation are doing is absolutely admirable and deserves to be highlighted and acknowledged.
I know that "educators" from around the world are treated differently, but here in South Africa - teaching is probably one of the worst paid careers out there, which is TRULY sad and so fundamentally wrong, considering that they are the people shaping the young minds of the future.
By way of this post, I am attempting to extend my support to the people behind @steemiteducation as well as all their contributors - in the hopes that this (and thus they) will reach far and wide.
Unfortunately, I have depleted my SBD funds so I am not able to boost this post in any major way, but if you would like to offer some support by way of upvotes & re-steems - I know that Steemit Education will benefit enormously from it - and in turn, so will everybody else who gets access to all the rich material they share.
We all offer something amazing here on Steemit - my genre is generally in the "motivation and Inspiration" genre - but I just feel that what Steemit Education and its writers are doing, essentially - is offering FREE education which is accessible to anyone at any time, on virtually any and every topic.... and that... to my mind is priceless and nothing short of commendable as well as deserving of a WHOLE lot more attention than what it is currently getting.
I am but a small cog in this Steemit wheel, but every bit helps, right?
For those of you that are interested in writing quality educational posts for Steemit Education go and take a look at one of their weekly posts which you can find HERE - take a look at the criteria as well as the rules and then simply add the #steemiteducation tag to your posts.
They also have a great discord server where everyone can engage and share content and questions. For those of you that would like to join them there - here is the Invite Link
I am optimistic that as a community, we can show them the respect they truly do deserve. They really are offering something wonderful to the rest of us and little appreciation can really go a long way!
EDUCATION at this point (and I scrolled up and down a few times just to make sure) does not even feature as one of the primary tags here on Steemit.... that is NOT COOL!!!!
As a starter to some "community support" I am tagging the members of our recently established Steemit Bloggers server as they are dedicated to supporting others on steemit and I have added others on this platform that I believe can make a difference... I hope you all do :)
The list of people below is SMALL - but as I said to someone earlier today in discussion about Bitcoin becoming a "common" method of payment re. their article about a pre-school now accepting Bitcoin as payment... they might be one, but one and one makes two - and two and two makes four... so there is ENORMOUS power when the numbers add!
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Until next time...
Much Love from Cape Town, South Africa xxx