Welcome to the educons!

Hello, and welcome to my website, my fellow EduCons! My name is Ken Walters, and I would like to thank all of you for visiting my website and reading my articles. I love it when my visitors leave comments to let me know if they have enjoyed an article. I will do my best to reply to all of your comments, so please feel free to leave a message! I enjoy hearing from all of my readers! I also love it when you share my articles on social media and by word of mouth, so please tell your friends about my website! Thank you!

You might be asking what an EduCon is, and that’s an excellent question! The EduCons is short for the educated consumers. An educated consumer refers to a person who researches and learns about various products, services, and other materials.a friendly and informed community.

My Goal

I founded The EduCons in September 2015 with 3 goals in mind:

  • Help educate and better inform people through my own researched articles.
  • Motivate and engage my community by interacting with my readers as much as possible.
  • Have as much fun as possible!

My ultimate goal is to help educate, motivate, and engage people within my community. As I mentioned before, my primary goal is to build my own community of friendly readers.

 

My articles

My articles are written to help inform you (the reader) about certain topics. If I feel that a topic can help someone in any way, and if it’s something that I have personally experienced or researched, then I will write an article about it. Therefore, it’s difficult to say which niche I fit in, but if I had to classify my niche, it would most likely be related to education.
Some of my writers are personal friends or family. I do not accept articles from people that I don’t know. I’m not here to fill content on my website with paid writers. I want everything on my website to be personal. So if you see an author on my website, please note that it is someone I know!
As far as accuracy goes, I will do my best to give you the most accurate information as possible! I can’t guarantee that my information is 100% accurate all the time, but I will definitely do my best to be as accurate as possible.
What are my methods about getting the most accurate information?
  • I will conduct an interview with an expert in their field in some of my articles in order to give you the most accurate and reliable information.
  • I will combine an expert’s opinion with my own personal experience.
  • I will thoroughly research a topic and get my information through credible sources such as information published by the government, universities, hospitals, and other credible sources. None of this Wikipedia crap from me! That’s what makes me stand out from other bloggers. I was a history major at one point, and one thing that I learned in that class was how to research and find credible sources!

About ME

I founded The EduCons on September 28, 2015. The EduCons is short for the educated consumers.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning with a minor in history from Framingham State University. I worked on campus for student hall security, and I volunteered for student hall government and became the treasurer of more than 150 residents. I have always had the drive to help people in any way that I can. I enjoy helping others!

My constant desire to learn new things and test my abilities has led me to work in many different fields such as a retail and sales associate, security guard, administrative assistant, automotive BDC sales and social media manager, website designer, and an educator, which was by far my most rewarding career.

I enjoyed teaching. I loved almost everything about it. I loved the community. I enjoyed being able to teach my students about a ton of different topics. I loved helping people. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I loved it so much that I continued teaching for three years until I began to suffer from celiac disease, which is an auto-immune disease that can’t be cured. My symptoms included gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic joint, nerve, and back pain, vitamin deficiencies due to malabsorption, severe fatigue and anxiety, irritable bowel syndrom (IBS), and other symptoms associated with celiac disease. It was enough for me to give up on teaching for the public schools, but I refused to give up teaching.

I grew up with seizures (from 16 to 26), so I couldn’t go into construction or join the military like I wanted, which is why I went to college. I couldn’t drive until I was 21. Then I got an autoimmune disease that just didn’t improve after going on a gluten free diet a few years after I graduated college. I got sick of being sick. I got tired of being tired.

As frustrating as it was, I decided to do some research and see what I could do from home. My strong passion for teaching and helping the community led me to start my own blog: The EduCons. With the growing support of this community, as well as the help and support from my family and friends, I truly believe that I can continue to make a difference, even if it’s not in a classroom!

I believe in a simple principle:

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

-Maimonides (1138-1204), Philosopher

Join The Community!

We are our own community! The authors, contributors, and even some of our sponsors are my very own friends, family, and coworkers. We want our readers to learn something new! We would love to see you share what you have learned from our website with your friends and family, and we would absolutely love to see you apply what you have learned from us in your every day life. We would also like to hear from our community, so we encourage everyone to comment on our articles, and let us know what you have learned, what you like or dislike, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Our life lesson to you is:

Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist