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The Three Learning Schemas: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, & Constructivism

The Three Learning Schemas: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, & Constructivism

Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are three prominent learning theories. These theories try to develop efficient learning programs and study the psychology involved in an individual’s ability to learn.   Each of these theories has its own virtues, allowing educators to employ them to various degrees. What Is Behaviorism?  Behaviorism is a learning theory that treats individual […]

A Brief History of Online and Hybrid Schools

A Brief History of Online and Hybrid Schools

In-person learning was the standard before the COVID-19 pandemic. Many grade schools, high schools, and universities worldwide are currently offering purely online or hybrid course catalogs to ensure the safety of their students and faculty. Continuous learning has also been highly encouraged during unprecedented times. It appears that the trend will continue even after the […]

11 Reasons to Appreciate Diversity

11 Reasons to Appreciate Diversity

Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do. – Marco Bizzarri Diversity is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, which include race, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, and ability, to name only a few. As evolving creatures, this […]

Why It’s Beneficial To Have A Low Teacher-Student Ratio

Why It’s Beneficial To Have A Low Teacher-Student Ratio

In many public schools, class sizes are increasing. A low teacher-student ratio is not common, especially in public schools. Budgets are tight, and teachers are feeling pressure to serve a large and diverse number of students. Large classes make it easier for students to fall through the cracks and not get the individualized attention they […]

9 Benefits of Daily Reading

9 Benefits of Daily Reading

Times have changed, and so have our attention spans. Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults (27%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, according to a Pew Research Center survey. With so many benefits of reading, a large majority of the […]

25 Fun Facts About Plants

25 Fun Facts About Plants

Plants serve thousands of purposes on our planet. From producing the oxygen we need to breathe to providing sustenance, they endlessly surprise humans with their diversity. Help us celebrate National Gardening Week at FDA with twenty-five fun facts about plants. 25 Plant Facts Banana is actually an Arabic word for fingers. There are more than […]

4 Debunked Myths About Online High School

4 Debunked Myths About Online High School

Schools were required to go digital in the past year, and many have found the abrupt transition stressful and unpleasant. It doesn’t need to be that way, so we are here to debunk a few online school myths for you. Fairborn Digital Academy (FDA) has over fifteen years of experience making online, flexible learning pathways […]

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 […]