When your child suffers from a chronic illness that requires long hospital visits and treatments, it's hard to keep up with life, let alone worry about the schooling he's missing. Long stays on the hospital bed, late nights worrying, fighting through the physical effects of medication or therapy can all hamper a student's ability to keep learning. [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.
Tests can be daunting; sometimes outright frightening. (Find ideas for tackling test anxiety.) As a parent, you want to help your learner do their very best. This can involve much parental support, like helping complete homework late at night, quizzing in the car, and even doing memorization or practice problems during meal time. [Read more…]
Some kids think math class is boring, but they'll sit and watch a sports event for hours. Hmm, how can we merge the two to make both more relevant and useful? How about using sports to teach math skills? [Read more…]
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.
Online school websites are everywhere. Every state has them. Some are private, some public, some charter (either public or private), and some umbrella group home schools. With all these options, it's easy for parents to become confused on the options available for alternative education formats. [Read more…]
Ah, the cool, crisp weather and falling leaves. Fall is here again. Now's a great chance to enjoy the beauty of autumn with your online student before the winter snows traps you both indoors. Learning doesn't just happen in lessons. The most memorable learning often happens in a spontaneous, hands-on way and online learning gives you this flexibility!
Switching schools can be necessary evil, and the need often happens in high school. Although changing schools in younger grades can be emotionally challenging, changing high schools brings on a whole new set of technical difficulties, especially if moving to another state or transferring to a different school type.