Enchanting facade Through Natural Stone

Natural stone charm is endless, it is able to give an impression of nature as well as beautify the look of the house. Not surprisingly, a lot of people apply this material. One of them in the facade of the house.

One way to get a beautiful and attractive facade, with play finishing it. Of the many existing finish, natural stone is a material that is considered to have the ability to change the look of the facade of the house becomes more natural. Its presence is also considered to neutralize the impression of rigid construction. Various people have different opinions of why using natural stone finishing. Some like because of the color, pattern, or texture. But how do I let the appearance of natural stone facade to lure your home?

What are the choices?

The first thing you should notice is not arbitrarily choose a natural stone. You have to know the characteristics to fit the concept. There are at least 5 types of natural stone material that is often used to be a facade, the stone temple, sandstone, slabs times, andesite, and marble. This is her characteristics.

Stone Temple easily absorb the water because it is porous, dark, and has a rough texture. Sandstone easily absorb the water because it is porous, light colored (yellow, green, brown, and white), and smooth texture. Stone slabs times have tiny pores, dark, and hard. Andesite stones have tiny pores, dark, and hard. Marble stones have tiny pores, bright colors (gray, beige, broken white), hard, and most expensive.

Notes, the large pore more vulnerable mossy rocks. Why You shall stone coating to minimize problems arising. In addition, the younger the color will be more readily apparent if it is dirty.

Put it Where?

Legitimate you put natural stone anywhere. But keep in mind, not to spoil the look of natural stone kahadiran face of the house. “If I was, anyway, so it suggests a natural stone accent or point of interest. Not so the main element that dominates all the facades, “explained Bambang Soesatyo, ST, Architect. “Comparison between a natural stone wall with the other facades field wall does not exceed 40%,” he added.

As for the positioned, Bambang emphasize its clustered in one area and not spread. “When you are in the middle area, so area middle. For example, along the wall of the starting patio, balcony, roof to the ceiling above the balcony, using stones. The rest, just use wall paint finishing it, “he said.

Install?

Installing natural stone is not much different than installing tile. Prior mounted, natural stone soak in water. Then, attach a cement paste to the wall and natural stone to stucco it. Plaster used to use special cement or cement instant that natural stone is stronger stick. The bad quality of natural stone stucco certainly be easily separated from the wall.

Do not forget to tapping the rock with a hammer or shovel handle to be attached perfectly. Repeat until all the areas attached. After installation, brush the surface clean of spray plastering and dry. Then, cover with liquid coatings. In order to strengthen the added beauty of natural stone, cover the surface with anti-mold and mildew. With proper installation, the facade of natural stone increasingly look attractive, right?

Importance of Environmental Building Character

We must behave in a way that allows us to say to everyone, “Behave like me”

Lots of emails that came in and asked what the key to success Character Education. Well, this time we will discuss the key, we will discuss the importance of an environment that is characteristic for the success of Character Education. You agree that in order to achieve quality education and maximum characters, starting with building an environment characterized?

Well, before we review, I’ve heard an old adage says: if we’re friends with the seller of perfumes, then we will come scented. While friends with the fishmonger, then we will go amis. Let us reflect for a moment. Actually, the phrase is a great fit describe the role of the environment in our lives. Environment largely determines the formation of the character of a person. Positive environment can shape us into positive personal character, otherwise the negative and unhealthy can form a negative personal anyway. The neighborhood has a very important role in building individual characters in it.

A little boy who used to say dirty, of course he copied from the surroundings. You do not have far to look for the cause of the child is fond of saying dirty. Of course it is a result of mimicking environment. To fix this, you better tackle the problem from the source. To cope with the disease, jangannya you wait for one of your family members sick and then treat it. Are not you better begin to manage a healthy lifestyle, so that the disease will not invade and infect you. This is what I mean by addressing the problem at the source.

Then, if the source of the problem our children say dirty? I am sure, you definitely will govern your kids to stop saying dirty, and if your child back to repeat and non-compliance with the order, you will hit it. However, your child actually intensified because he was not given the right to govern themselves. You will not be easy to ask the boy who used to say dirty to stop saying, while others also do the same. To that end, the point of the solution is to create a healthy environment for children and individuals who live in it.

Environment characterized is important for development of the individual. Environment that is characterized by the creation of an environment that supports the realization of values ??in the lives of the characters, a case of the characters love of God and all His creation, independence and responsibility, honesty / trust, diplomatic, respectful and polite, generous, like mutual assistance, mutual aid / cooperation and others. Character is not only at the stage of recognition and understanding of the course, but it becomes a habit in their daily lives.

Perhaps in your mind imagine how difficult it is to form the character. All of that should start from self be next in the family. Self must be addressed first before fixing others. Get used to build a positive mindset, make good habits, build self unyielding character and so on. In everyday life in our family to get used to apply those values. For example, used to be honest and open to children, giving children the opportunity to decide the material found in home decor, invite children to negotiate about the tutoring school, and invite children to share that role in completing household chores. It’s part of the process of building a child’s character. Salinglah mutual help among family members. Familiarize children explore themselves. Giving children the opportunity to make decisions for themselves. It is a democratic process in the family.

Kebiaasaan such positive practices will eventually be passed by the child in the larger social environment, ie in schools and communities. The family is the first institution where children build character. We as parents should apply the upbringing and education of healthy and well in the family. That way, our kids have embedded personal personality will be spreading the positive character of the environment. At school, character education should also be realized in each of the learning process, such as teaching methods, curriculum, assessment, and others.

Do you ever give your children the opportunity to take the time to play? Or encourage your child to pursue their talents and interests they have. Actually the chance to hang out with peers is the character development of children. By mingling, children will learn to understand themselves and others. Thus he will learn how to build relationships with people and the environment.

In the school environment the students actually have a container for personal development and character building themselves through extracurricular activities. Extracurricular education is a means to build a sense of responsibility, social skills and interaction, tolerance, cooperation and others.

However, in line with the demands of school with a variety of subjects and training for the National Examination has taken the time to develop them. Do you include only parents who encourage their children to continue to learn and to ignore its interests and hobbies? If so, hurry-hurry to change your perspective and give opportunities for children to share their time learning and playing.

The fact that a person’s success is not only determined by the performance of the school should be aware of. It is true that the ability to establish relationships and emotional intelligence largely determines the process of self-improvement and success.

If so, let us create the character. Thus, the children of our future generations will be the character that does not give up when faced tantangn in his life. And they will always optimistic of success with stock values ??that have been embedded in an environment characterized it.

Building Character From Early Childhood Education

Dude, if I am asked when’s the right time to determine a person’s success and achievements? So, the answer is as yet early age. Really? Well I will share a fact that has been widely studied by researchers world.

At the early age of 0-6 years, the brain develops very rapidly up to 80 percent. At that age the brain to receive and absorb various kinds of information, does not look good and the bad. That is the period for which the physical, mental and spiritual child will begin to take shape. Because of this, many are calling this period as a golden period children (golden age).

A study conducted by an expert in child development and behavior of Americans named Brazelton says that the experience of the child in the first months and years of life will determine whether the child will be able to face the challenges in his life and whether he will show great enthusiasm to learn and succeed in the workplace.

Now, therefore, we as parents should take advantage of the golden child to provide character education is good for children. So that children can achieve success in life and success in the future. We as parents sometimes do not realize, our attitude to children it will drop the child. For example, with the hit, giving pressure which ultimately makes the child a negative attitude, low self-esteem or self-conscious, timid and did not dare to take risks, which in the end these characters will be brought up to an adult. When such a mature character would become an obstacle for him to reach out and fulfill his desire. For example, there could be a public speaker because he is embarrassed or ashamed. Not willing to take some chances because he did not want to take the risk and fear of failure. In fact, if he is to be positive, the risk can be altered as a challenge to succeed. You agree right?

Many say our success is determined by how our brain genius. The more we are, the more successful genius. The more we reach champion title in a row, then the more successful we are. Is this true? Wait wait!

I myself do not agree with these assumptions. Facts prove, many successful people just do not get the glorious achievements in school, they do not get a champion or a top position in the school. Why is that? Because real success is not only determined by our intelligence alone. But success is more dominant is determined by the skill Establishing our emotional connection with self, others and the environment. Besides, should not be left out is our spiritual relationship with God Almighty.

Did you know that the skills to build relationships with the three pillars (self, social, and God) are the characters owned by successful people. And, let me tell you that the characters are not entirely innate. Such characters can be formed. Wow, really? I say Yes! And when the child was aged early-formed characters that. As we discussed earlier, that early childhood is a period of physical development of character, mind and spirit begin to form. At this early age, the character will be formed from the children learn and absorb from our behavior as parents and from the surrounding environment. In this age of mental DEVELOPMENT happened very quickly. At that age the child also becomes very sensitive and insensitive to learn and practice the things he sees, feels and listens from the environment. Therefore, the positive environment will shape the character of a positive and successful.

Then, how to build character of children from an early age?

The character will be formed as a result of a definite understanding of three experienced by every human being (triangle relationship), the relationship with oneself (intrapersonal), the environment (social relationships and environment), and the relationship with the Almighty God (spiritual). Any result that relationship will provide interpretation / understanding of the values ??and beliefs eventually become children. How children understand the relation of the child will determine how to treat her world. Understanding will negatively impact on the treatment of negative and positive understanding will treat her world positively. To that end, Grow a positive understanding in children from an early age, one way to give confidence to the child to make decisions for himself, to help children direct their potential so they are better able to explore by itself, does not suppress either directly or subtly , and so on. Familiarize children socialize and interact with their surroundings. Remember the choices for the environment largely determines the character formation of children. As the saying goes along with the seller would come scented perfume, along with fishy fish vendors will participate. As such, a good and healthy environment will foster healthy and good character, and vice versa. And that can not be overlooked is building a spiritual relationship with God Almighty. Spiritual relationship with God Almighty awakened through implementation and appreciation are implemented on the ritual of social life.

Well, now we understand why building character education children from an early age is important. An early age is a golden age, then take advantage of the golden age well.

Character Education Curriculum

What is Character?

Dennis Coon in his book Introduction to Psychology: Exploration and Application defines character as a subjective assessment of the personality associated with the personality attributes that may or may not be accepted by society. Character is the absolute answer to creating a better life in the community.

Different Character and Personality (Nature)

Personality is a gift from God the Creator when we are born and every person who has no definite personality weaknesses and advantages in the aspects of social life and each person. Human personality in general there are four, namely: Choleric – Sanguine – Phlegmatic – Melancholy.

Well, the character where? When every man learns to overcome and fix bugs, and bring a new positive habits, this is called the character. For example, a Sanguine personality who loved to joke and does not seem serious, and aware and learn to be able to bring himself to take seriously in a situation that requires calmness and focus attention, that’s the character.

Why Children Need A Character Education?

Basically, the development of a child is to develop a true understanding of how the world works, learn the “rules of the game” all aspects that exist in this world. Children will grow into a character if it can grow in an environment characterized

There are 3 Ways to Educate Children Character:

  1. Change the Environment, doing character education by setting rules and consequences at school and at home.
  2. Provide knowledge, providing the knowledge how to do the behavior which is expected to appear in daily and applied.
  3. Attain emotion, human emotion is 88% in the control of human life. If you are able to touch their emotions and provide the right information, the information will be settled in his life.

Character of what needs to be grown and established in the child?

  1. The character of the love of God and all His creation
  2. Independence and Responsibility
  3. Honesty or Amanah, Diplomatic
  4. Courteous and respectful
  5. Generous, Likes to Help & Mutual Aid Help
  6. Confident and Smart Worker
  7. Leadership and Justice
  8. Good and Humility
  9. Character Tolerance, Peace and Unity.

We currently have 3 character education programs that are the focus of our curriculum, namely:

1. Teacher Training

Associated with character education programs in schools, how to run and implement character education in schools, as well as how to compile and execute programs, from idea to action.

This program equips and provides insight on the teacher on child psychology, how to educate children to understand the mechanisms of the mind of children and 3 key factors for creating successful children, as well as practical tips to understand and cope with children who “troubled” by his behavior.

2. Character Education Program Curriculum

We provide educational system and complete material (for 1 academic year) as well as details and application materials for the school and for the parents. This material has been tested for more than 5 years, in addition to the existing programs of assistance and specific training for teachers.

Special training of teachers is devoted to creating a successful character education in schools, in addition to giving material “advance” of the first teacher training program. Because here the teachers will study aspects of human psychology (not just children, but for himself) and instill the values ??of the good life in him, students and families. Teachers will have the “tools” to help create a better character kids.

3. Mental Coaching Program

The program is divided into two sessions of the program:

Workshop Session Therapy, which is designed for students aged 12 -18 years. This workshop aims to transform and guide the child’s mental age of a teenager. This workshop works as “instant change machine” means after the program students will turn instantly into a more positive child.

Special Seminar Session Student Parents, helps parents identify their children and treat children better, so that the child be more successful in life. In this seminar, parents will learn the basic knowledge that is great for studying various theories of child psychology and family. Understand the concept of dealing with children in the home and in schools, and more easily understood and to understand the mind of a child, spouse and others.

Character Formation Processes in Children

Character can not be established by means of easy and inexpensive. With experienced trials and suffering soul character strengthened, vision cleared, and success achieved ~ Helen Keller

One day a boy was watching a cocoon, eh found that it contained a butterfly struggling to break away from the chrysalis. It seems so difficult, then the boy is feeling sorry for the butterflies, and thinking of ways to help the butterfly to get out easily. Finally the boy had found the idea and immediately took the scissors and cut the cocoon to help the butterfly that can get out there dr. How happy and relieved the boy tersebut.Tetapi what happened? The butterflies are able to get out of there. But the butterfly can not fly, can only crawl. What is this?

Apparently for a butterfly that is struggling from the cocoon, which at the time he mustered all his strength, there is a liquid that flows within the body strong throughout her body that makes her wings can expand so that he can fly, but because there is no struggle hence can not inflate its wings so that it become a butterfly that can only crawl.

That is a brief portrait of the formation of character, would seem clearly to understand example of the butterfly. Often parents and teachers, will not forget this. It could be they do not want to be bothered, or compassion in children. Sometimes Good Intention or our good intentions are not necessarily a good thing. Just like when we teach our children. Sometimes we often help them out of pity or compassion, but was in fact making them self-reliant. Make undeveloped potential in him. Spay creativity, because we can not bear to see them having trouble, actually if they got through it just to be strong and character.

There is one anecdote that I often convey to my colleagues, or participants of the seminar. Where to eat instant noodles, tasty noodles fried with seafood? Generally, those who like to know if the noodles fried seafood noodles so much better than the fried instant noodles that can only be cooked no less than 3 minutes. What distinguishes tasty noodle dishes or absence of these? The process!

Similarly to the formation of the character of a child, it takes time and commitment from parents and schools or teachers (if prioritize this) to educate children to be individual in character. It takes effort, time and love of the environment which is where he grew, herein should not be mistaken for love pampering. If we obey this process, the impact is not all of our children, we also have a positive impact to the least impatient character, tolerance, able to understand the issue from the perspective of different disciplines and have integrity (words and actions alike) reflected on ourselves as parents or teachers. Remarkably, this process is doing a good job for parents, teachers and children if we are committed to the process of the formation of character.

At the beginning of the formation of the character of many parents and teachers ask about how to discipline children. There are 6 disciplined process that we share through free ebook 6 Ways to Discipline Children, for those of you who do not already have this ebook please free download here.

Now, is disciplined enough? How is the process of forming another character? On August 6, 2012, we will publish a book 7 Days Shaping Character Kids. In this book will reveal the things that are very rarely known by parents and teachers on how to educate children to grow up happy and character. Besides, not only the children, but this book also provides guidance for parents and teachers to consciously shape their character independently.

Return to the formation of character, remember everything needed process. Want to be ugly also need a process. Delinquents were also children who know discipline. Do not believe? He was disciplined for being naughty. He did not want to shower on time, getting up early is always late, always consistent to not do the work and shall not be used in full uniform.

There is one key to inculcate the habit, there is a law and the law called the law of 21 days, in the formation of character is closely related to creating positive new habits. And habits of mind will be firmly entrenched in humans after repeated daily for 21 days. For example, you get used to kids after getting out of bed to clean the bed, you might be always alert and watching with affection (mandatory, with affection) for 21 days. But after the expiration of 21 days then the habit will be formed automatically. Well, now what positive habits you want to impart to the children, spouse and yourself? You already know how to do and just do it. Success in character constantly updated.

Learning Character Education From Football

Character education is not something lofty or difficult. Character education is already everywhere. Already exists in the family, social environment, schools, entertainment and more. But this time we will learn something important about education core character of football.

Yeah, why football because of the condition or examples would be very easy in the analogy (equated) with the condition and how to educate the characters in the school and home. Basically the character education is to provide the rules of life and social environment accompanied with consequences applicable therein. Then the relationship with football? Easily, the applicable rules of soccer are very raw and clear. There are rules and consequences. If the violation was a yellow card (warning), red cards (out of the game), free kick, penalty, corner kick, even financial penalties for players and teams. Even more “sadistic” again if the team had to go down the caste to a lower league.

As a lover of football, I am very pleased and repeatedly used this example to teachers and parents who want to know about how to educate a child character using this example. A child needs to develop a real understanding of how the world works, learn the “rules of the game” all aspects that exist in this world and “live” in this world. Well, the problem child at birth he did not have a “social concept” in his head, so children need to know how the rules – the rules that exist in this world. This Character Education, easy right?

In order not to hit yellow card, do not be violated. If you violate again yes red card. So many of the football players when the team upset opponents always try to maintain the attitude of trying to respect the referee and keep it off steam issued. Yes this is the human world, sometimes there is not yet an appropriate and necessary rules to make everything orderly.

In the game of football core players in a match is the referee. Banyangkan if the play is not there then it is most likely not referee a football match again we see. But the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on the football field, the alias-free field fight football. Same in the world of education in the schools there perlau figure whose role as referee in a football game to be “keepers” rule at school. And often it is the weakness, the referee at the school was not functioning properly. Just as at home, parents are less able to referee properly. So that education can be run with less character maximum.

We need to know all, character education is not merely impart knowledge but merely to establish rules and consequences within the school and at home. In school rules such as: children do not bring textbooks consequently obtain additional duty. It must be clear and consistent, and communicated to all parties including parents.

Next, it should be a responsible person in the field of character education is a person who has an interest, in the world of “humanity” is not necessarily a psychologist. Why because it is related to the set rules and consequences for students. Of course, these rules should be organized according to rank and age and scale of violations. For example: child punishment intentionally steal or destroy school property would have been different with a child who forgot to bring stationery, or do not take notes.

Well, the important thing for all of us that character education is not something complicated. It’s very easy and there are many examples around us, we want to stay or not. Need an attempt to implement this, we need to know and learn about the ins and outs of the human and how to overcome them. Because humans are born with no manual book of his, such as Black Berry that we buy and have included manual book her and no clue how to use it.

Getting Started In Character Education

Commitment is the first step if you want to have a good character, but what kind of commitment it takes to succeed in character education? That is the discipline of education character itself. This time we will discuss from the point of view of the school.

One time I had a chance to present about character education and its impact on teachers and school employees. My colleague accidentally setting in order to be coherent with the school environment education issues that will be echoed by the character of the school. When I explained about the school rules and classroom rules, the face looks less comfortable, and the response was less than enthusiastic, as well as face a heavy burden to address the implementation of character education.

And in the middle of my show to explain that the school does not need to rush into a major reshuffle in the rules of the school. I really understand the burden of teachers in teaching and administrative activities, perform an important step by step in the implementation of existing commitments and keep discipline as a driving force of character education itself, that’s the key. Discipline, discipline and discipline.

Overview I described the discipline of people living in Indonesia with two seasons, different countries with four seasons of life. Toughness, fighting spirit and initiative are also different. We in Indonesia is a challenge in its natural territory quite a bit compared to those living in the four seasons. Since one of the factors that we need to learn more discipline for a better life. Discipline is very close to success, even discipline in one package with no success. Whatever success is to be achieved in the discipline is the basis. Even the size of the discipline has been formulated in detail by Malcolm Gladwell in his book outlier, that it took 10,000 hours to become a master of discipline in any field. Singers, athletes, business professionals who have successfully passed the 10,000 hours.

Character education likely will never actually touched when there is only limited understanding of the character or nature of information only without any action. Today in print, electronic and internet media much preaching about buying and selling a key test cases, cheating cheating, plagiarism, and even cases of crimes committed by the student, it all shows that the realizable value of the real character of the nation did not materialize. This phenomenon occurs due to the low quality of education.

Factors affecting among other things:

  1. Lack of infrastructure
  2. The low quality of teachers
  3. Lack of education equity opportunities
  4. The low relevance of education to the needs of
  5. Vision and morality educators and students of low
  6. The high cost of education It is a serious problem in a country

Higher education budget is no guarantee of good infrastructure and the cost of education affordable, the cause is clear morality that emphasizes community groups, private kepetingan and got the exact circumstances.

The six barriers can only be lost if the noble values ??and character education actually realized. To get maximum results related to the above problems would need a breakthrough in the world of education to create a character and a young high berprestas. To achieve this it is necessary innovation and the development of value discipline and commitment from each school in order to study the character can move on. The impact of character education can build an individual to identify himself and was able to set a goal of education.

There are three elements that must go synergistic education that families, schools and communities. Among children with the method is expected to grow according nature (naturelijke groei) and the state of their own culture (Cultuur historical). So there are three things that should and need to be developed in order to build character education is to build a culture that students are always ready for change in an increasingly competitive considering that culture is continuous, convergent and concentric. “Building a culture so that students are always ready for change in an increasingly competitive” means necessary attitude and discipline committed to the implementation of character education in itself, and all of these can be started from all of us.