Intel Awards Students: What Inspires You to Learn?

By Shannon Gosney
In Press Release
June 28, 2011

As a returning college student, I understand the value of learning.  I learn from my classes, as well as from my experiences in every day life.  As a mother, it is important that my children learn.  How do I inspire my children to learn?  First, make learning exciting!  Share your enthusiasm with your child about the subject he is learning.  Second, acknowledge once your child “gets it.”  This can be exciting to know that he grasps the concept he is trying to learn.  Third, help your child learn, don’t do it for him.  Often times, it’s easy for us as parents to sit with our children while working on homework and do it for them, even though we see it as showing them how to do it.  Encourage your child to figure out what he is trying to learn on his own.  When he gets stuck on a concept, help him to think about finding the answer rather than just giving up and relying on you to give him the answer.  Fourth, show by example that you are never too old to learn.  In my case, my boys see that even though I am an adult and I have children, I am still going to school to further my education so I can have a career that will support my family.  Of all of these, example is the most powerful way to inspire your child to learn!

I’m excited to share with you an awesome contest that Intel is holding for students around the country!  The winner of the contest will receive a laptop with Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 technology-  for themselves, plus a Sony Internet TV for their school.


– Open to students 14-18.  If student is 14-17 years of age, please have parent submit on student’s behalf.

– Contest is open until August 15.  Winners will be announced September 15.

– Winner will receive a laptop with Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 technology for themselves, plus a Sony Internet TV for their school.

– To enter, students should e-mail their name, age, state, telephone number and answer to the question, “What inspires you to learn?” to (minimum 50 words).

– Students can also include links to original photos, videos, or other multimedia content that will add to their entry.  Please only submit content that is appropriate at school and that the student would submit to their teacher.  If the entry includes content with someone in it, be sure that you have their written permission.  Students cannot use copyrighted material in their entry, unless they have specific written permission from the copyrighted material owner.

– Entries will be judged by a panel of Intel and education experts based upon: (1) Relevance to the question, “What inspires you to learn?” (80%) (2) compelling nature of entry, including supplementary materials submitted (20%).  Note: the entries will not be made public unless they are selected as one of the finalists.

Complete contest rules can be found HERE.

You can find Intel on Facebook and Twitter.

I received compensation from Intel as part of a campaign with Mom Blogger’s Club to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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