In honor of Veteran’s Day next week, we want to share helpful online resources for teaching your online learner about the U.S. military. [Read more…]
Sleep can make or break a day for students, depending on how much rest they get at night. A recent study published in Medical Xpress found that homeschooled teens generally get more sleep than students who attend public or private high schools. If you plan your student's academic day reasonably around his or her sleep schedule, distance learning can have a similar impact on your child's sleep routine.
Bullying is ugly. When a student stands by and let's another child be bullied, he is in fact condoning that behavior. Fear of becoming a fellow target or not knowing how to control the situation are several reasons students stay silent. (Warning signs of bullying to look for in your student.) [Read more…]
Ah, November, the month of Thanksgiving, turkey dinners, and college football games. Yet centuries ago early American were establishing colonies, traveling over dangerous seas, and exploring the unknown. It's hard to think back a few hundred years and appreciate how our ancestors came to America and what they did to live in the New World.
Veteran's Day is next week. This year, the official observation of this federal holiday will be November 12, 2012. Last year, we looked at 4 ways to combine Veteran's Day and schoolwork. This year, we wanted to share helpful online resources for teaching your online learner about the U.S. military. [Read more…]
You can definitely tell when it's a presidential election year in the U.S. This year is no exception. With all the debates, campaign ads, and riled up posts on social media, one can't help but be exposed to the democratic government force from all sides. The question is does your young student understand everything going on? [Read more…]
How frustrating would it be to see one thing and have it be something else? How trying would it be to not be able to pronounce a sound, write the correct letter, or learn phonics rules? For many dyslexic students, this is a way of life. Letters and words might was well be in code or a foreign language for these students.
October is Computer Learning Month. When could be a better time to grow your student's computer skills and digital literacy? Granted, most K-12 students are digital natives, knowing instinctively how to navigate websites, use smart phones, and even create web content of their own. Sometimes it feels like today's generation come wired for tech use! [Read more…]
There's no replacement for it.
Discovery is the fuel that drives the desire for learning. Remember when you learned how to balance on a bike or what clouds were made of? Childhood is filled with questions, why this and why that. Most parents can admit to answering thousands of "why?" questions in their lifetime.