Busting 5 Big Myths of Online Education

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned education upside down. Every day more schools move some or all of their classes online. Whether it’s called “remote learning,” “distance learning” or “eLearning,” they’re all basically the same thing –  education that takes place via the Internet. Online education can include K-12 education, career education, and college degree programs. But there is a lot of misinformation out there about online education. These are some of the biggest myths about online learning and why they’re wrong:

 Online classes aren’t as good as traditional in-class learning. Studies show that online students perform better on standardized tests. Online students often have more time to complete assignments, which means that online education programs are often more effective than traditional learning.

  • Employers don’t respect online degrees. Fake news. Now that even Ivy League universities offer courses and even whole degrees online, employers can no longer deny that online education can be just as good as traditional degrees. Most employers now don’t care where you earned your education. They just want you to have the skills needed for the job. In many cases, your degree or certificate won’t even indicate whether you earned your degree online or not. 
  • You have to be a genius to manage the technology. Completely false. New technology makes online learning very user-friendly. Often, you can even participate in online classes right on your cell phone! Schools offer training guides and other resources to make your learning process as easy as possible, no matter what Learning Management System (LMS) the school uses. 
  • Online courses are easier. Another total myth. Schools have reputations to uphold. This means their online courses have the same course goals, the same curriculum, and often the same instructors as traditional courses. In fact, some people find online education can be more challenging because a student might need more self-motivation, but the flexibility of online education makes up for that. 
  • Students in online classes don’t get enough attention from faculty. Untrue. From emails and telephone calls to private Zoom meetings, online education offers more ways for students to interact directly with instructors than traditional classes. Education expert Dr. Lisa Collins explains this, “When you teach in a traditional classroom, you need to worry about every student in that class during that specific time period when you have all of them together. In the online environment…You can dedicate your attention to a specific student.”

 In short, it seems that nearly everything people believe about online education is wrong!

 So, if you want to start a new career, or learn a new trade, don’t let misinformation hold you back from starting your new online education today!

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DEMAND GROWS FOR TRADE SCHOOL GRADS: Is Cosmetology a Good Career Choice?

A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future!

According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security!

Why?

The beauty industry is worth $523 billion dollars. The average American woman even spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on hair and make-up in her lifetime!

That’s why the job outlook for cosmetologists, barbers, hairstylists, and make-up artists is better than any other field right now. The need is so great that you can start working and earning as soon as you complete a short trade school certificate in cosmetology!

How can you cash in on this trend?

  1. Investigate the different skills you can develop. You can become a hairstylist, make-up artist, skincare specialist, and more.
  2. Search for trade schools in your area or online to see what’s available.
  3. Talk to admissions counselors to find out what program is right for you.
  4. Enroll in a program at a trade or cosmetology school. Programs are short and affordable, and available in all areas of cosmetology.

An affordable trade school certificate can put you on the road to work in no time. If you want a career path with a stable financial future, consider enrolling in a cosmetology program! Start School From Your Home – Online learning has begun. Book your virtual tour with Angela Admissions (903) 871-5700 Adm. TEXT ONLY (903) 952-7395

Covid-19 Info

Dearest TSPA Whitehouse Students, Parents, Guests, and Staff,

As we’ve monitored the rapidly-changing nature of COVID-19, we have kept the safety and well being of our students, guests, and staff at the forefront of our minds and hearts. We will be following Governor Greg Abbott’s order for a ban on the mass gathering of 10 people or more.  Effective Thursday, March 19th, 2020 we will be temporarily closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please visit our website, Facebook page or Instagram for updates as we will be updating them frequently when we have information. However, we will still be giving tours and the admissions department is still operating. For more information on our programs please contact Angela Spillman at (903) 871-7575 Ext. 103

Respectfully,

Melinda & Jeff Meler

Owners

FIVE THINGS TO SOLVE YOUR WINTER HAIR PROBLEMS

Winter is the time to LOVE your hair the most. We often link summer’s dry heat with hair damage, but winter can take a huge toll on our beautiful strands too. Chilly days outside and central heating indoors can dry your hair out until it loses shine, volume and feels limp and brittle. And, taking care of our hair in the winter is uncharted territory especially for us Texas folks!! 

If you have been dealing with any of these plus the frizzes, you are not alone. Redken says, “As the temperature drops, a new crop of hair issues starts to arise. Our roots begin to frizz and our ends rapidly dry out.” So, what is the answer to this you ask? Keep reading for 5 things Redken suggests for restoring moisture to your precious locks. 

  1.  Lock in Moisture 

It’s no secret that winter weather can be super drying on our strands. Be proactive this winter season by using products that will help to hydrate your strands and protect your hair from damage or breakage. By reaching for products that help to lock in moisture, you can better protect your ends and save yourself from heading to the salon.  

Redken’s All Soft Mega Hydramelt Leave-In Treatment is an amazing option for keeping hair nourished and moisturized in the wintertime. The innovative formula is lightweight and can be used on all hair types to hydrate while increasing softness and shine. 

  1.  Fight Flakes 

As the temperature starts to plummet, so does the condition of our scalp. Between the chilly outdoor temperatures and the warm indoor heat, our scalps can become very dry and flaky. To help ward off the flakes and to keep your favorite black sweater looking spotless, switch to a shampoo that contains salicylic acid. This powerful ingredient works wonders at exfoliating the scalp, removing dead skin cells and breaking down any built-up product on the scalp. Use this exfoliating shampoo as needed to keep your hair free from flakes. 

  1. Add Shine 

In the winter, your hair color can start to look dull or faded due to the dryness in the strands. Replenish your hair’s natural sheen by using a shine spray throughout your ends. Adding shine back to your strands can help to revitalize your hair color and make your strands look more vibrant. 

  1.  Use A Heat Protectant 

Get a heat protectant with dual benefits—protect your hair from heat damage as well as smooth your ends. It’s a one-two punch for keeping your hair looking fabulous when styling your hair this winter.  

  1.  Pump Up the Volume 

Besides frizz, flattened roots are another annoying hair issue that comes with winter hat hair. In order to keep your roots looking full and voluminous, reach for a dry shampoo to help boost your strands. Simply spray throughout your roots and comb through with a metal brush to help liven up your hair. 

With a little extra effort, you can keep your hair hydrated and looking great this winter. But if you want quick results or have any questions about Redken products, we suggest you call, (903) 871-7575, and talk with a TSPA expert. 

 

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