Meet Franco Salvagio, a Florida native who recently completed 4th grade and enjoys creating art in his free time. [Read more…]
As your student gets back into the swing of the school year, set him up for success with a study zone that's all his own. A simple, organized workspace intended solely for school work goes a long way in helping your distance learner focus and succeed. Check out four important things to consider as you design your student's study area.
As summer draws to a close, our brains are overloaded with back-to-school banter. Oftentimes students get caught up in choosing the right courses, worrying about grades, and collecting the gadgets necessary to complete online schoolwork.
Let's take a step back and reexamine our priorities.
A refreshing blog article from 2013 titled Five Back-to-School Basics outlines a few keys to academic success that put Christ at the center of education. Though the message is geared toward students who attend a physical school, it applies to distance learners too.
As Independence Day approaches on July 4, discover four fun ways to help your student celebrate and learn about our nation's beginning, as well as the traditions associated with the holiday. [Read more…]
Held in honor of the first modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is an annual international event celebrated on June 23. According to teamusa.org, millions of people in more than 160 countries participate each year with the goal of promoting health, fitness, and the Olympic ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect, and sportsmanship.
In the digital age, technological distractions play a major role in many students' academic productivity. Really? Your distance learner might wonder. How harmful can a single text message, a quick glance at Facebook, or a short and sweet Tweet be?
According to a recent study, the average length of time that students spent focusing on a single homework-related task before redirecting their attention, often due to technological distractions, was less than six minutes. [Read more…]
Each year, the first full week of May is set aside as Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a time where students and parents all across the country do something special for the teachers that have impacted them throughout the year.
As distance learners who live with the disorder know, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can make academic learning a challenge.
In a webinar hosted by the National Resource Center on ADHD, Sandra Rief, MA and author of How to Reach & Teach Children with ADD/ADHD, notes that the disorder impacts the executive functions of the brain. [Read more…]
With the convenience of online learning, more high school students are choosing to complete college coursework during their high school years. Distance learners at Alpha Omega Academy are no exception.
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. As your family prepares for the holiday, here are several ideas to help you accomplish last-minute preparations, as well as a few tips to make the activities educational for distance learners.