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How To Balance Screen Time With Online Learning

How To Balance Screen Time With Online Learning

The past year has been a complete lifestyle transformation to what we would consider the opposite of normal. This statement rings true, especially for students, from preschool to college alike. With unlimited virtual offerings, balancing screen time has become a concern for many parents. The educational system adapted to virtual learning, and while too much […]

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing An Online High School

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing An Online High School

Engaging online high school students in their education, giving them timely and appropriate feedback on their work, and making them feel like valued members of a learning community is hard enough to pull off in a regular classroom environment. There is an unfortunate lack of daily face-to-face interaction between teachers and students. When you toss […]

COVID Times: Supporting Your Student’s Social-Emotional Learning

COVID Times: Supporting Your Student’s Social-Emotional Learning

As we navigate the continuous challenges presented by COVID-19 and changes in educational formats, we want to be prepared to create safe, inclusive, and engaged communities for our students.   Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) created a framework to support social-emotional learning, an area that is sorely suffering from the current situation.  The […]

How to Foster Creativity in Youth During COVID

How to Foster Creativity in Youth During COVID

As educators were exploring and discovering the “new normal” for emergency virtual instruction, parents and guardians were at home trying to support learners. It is easy to imagine that if educators trained in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology were finding it challenging, imagine what parents were thinking with possibly multiple young learners. Many creative educators […]

3 Helpful Tips for Applying to College During COVID

3 Helpful Tips for Applying to College During COVID

Juniors and seniors in high school are accustomed to feeling the college search and admissions process’s stress. However, 2020 posed a more significant challenge: what would become of college during COVID? Canceled ACTs and SATs with little notice; extracurriculars halted, and classes made a tumultuous switch to the digital form. In short, this is an […]

How to Make a Career Out of Your Interests

How to Make a Career Out of Your Interests

As the saying goes, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” While it sounds like a dream, it is a reality for those who take the right steps. Every decision can impact your pathway towards a career you love. Your interests, hobbies, and daily activities can all serve […]

The Difference Between Homeschooling and Schooling at Home

The Difference Between Homeschooling and Schooling at Home

2020 marked a pivotal year in education, a complete shift from in-person classes to virtual homeschooling and schooling at home. What is the difference between homeschooling and schooling at home? It may seem like there is little difference between the two phrases, but quite the contrary. For many years, families have been homeschooling as an […]

6 Signs You Have An Overly Stressed Teen

6 Signs You Have An Overly Stressed Teen

Myth: Kids and teens do not experience as much stress as adults. Fact: According to the American Psychological Association, “Teens reported that their stress levels during the school year far exceeded what they believe to be healthy (5.8 vs. 3.9 on a 10-point scale) and topped adults’ average reported stress levels (5.8 for teens vs. […]