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“Growing from My Past” by Kailey Matson, FDA Student

“Growing from My Past” by Kailey Matson, FDA Student

Enjoy this personal story written by one of our very own FDA students, Kailey Matson. Thank you for sharing your story, Kailey. Tuesday, December 6, 2018; at 9 a.m. I arrived at an unfamiliar, two-story building, unprepared for my new reality. I was very nervous to start over at a new school, especially with new […]

You Deserve a (Social Media) Break Today

You Deserve a (Social Media) Break Today

The beginning of a new year is a good time to look at your habits and ask yourself which ones are getting you closer to your goals and which ones are sabotaging them. For example, spending an hour a day studying will get you closer to graduation; spending an hour a day on TikTok won’t.  […]

How To Set Goals for Teens – The SMART Goals Method

How To Set Goals for Teens – The SMART Goals Method

The setting of actionable, smart goals begins earlier than one might think, and it takes time and practice to master. Teachers and parents will witness children begin setting goals as early as seven-years-old; for example, a 7-year-old will start to save their allowance to buy a game or toy. However, the pre-teen and teenage years […]

9 Tips for Studying for Finals in High School

9 Tips for Studying for Finals in High School

Wondering how to study for finals? You can get the most out of your study sessions with strategic planning upfront. Here are the top tips our teachers recommend for studying for finals in high school! It’s time to create an action plan, retain the necessary knowledge, stay focused, and be ready to pass your tests […]

How To Save Money on Family Holiday Presents

How To Save Money on Family Holiday Presents

No money? No problem! If money is tight and you’re stressing over what holiday gifts to buy your friends and family, good news! Maybe the time to buy ready-made presents isn’t the way to go.  The past two years have made everyone stop and think about what is most important to us. Is a weighted […]

5 Online Math Resources for Students

5 Online Math Resources for Students

Math is not everyone’s favorite subject (we apologize to any math teachers out there!). Finding ways to make math easier to understand, fun, and applicable to the real world provide a measurable difference in a students’ engagement with the subject! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite websites as teachers to help students learn math […]

5 Reasons Why Athletes Should Attend Online High School

5 Reasons Why Athletes Should Attend Online High School

There are many young students who truly aspire to become top athletes. However, a high school diploma is mandatory and needs to be earned all the same.  When kids spark a passion for a sport, they may desire to devote more time and energy to it. For those wanting to go the step further and […]

How We Help Students Develop Emotional Intelligence

How We Help Students Develop Emotional Intelligence

Visit our introduction to emotional intelligence with Goleman’s Theory of Emotional Intelligence. Those with high emotional intelligence use a large array of information to guide their thinking and behavior. They can easily adjust their emotions to adapt to their environments when to achieve certain goals.  Having a heightened awareness of others’ emotions, as well as […]

What is Goleman’s Theory of Emotional Intelligence?

What is Goleman’s Theory of Emotional Intelligence?

Goleman’s Theory of Emotional Intelligence was first developed in 1995 when he published a book based on his research. The concept of emotional intelligence (EI) helps individuals to guide their thinking and actions. He defined emotional intelligence as the ability of individuals to recognize their feelings and those of others for motivation and management of […]