Monthly Archives: June 2020

21 Jun, 2020

How the Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Model for Education Can Benefit Your Child

2020-06-20T17:36:03-05:00

Many parents are incredibly concerned about what school will look like for their children in the fall. After months of transitioning to online learning, parents wonder what measures schools take to make it possible for children to continue learning while still maintaining appropriate social distancing measures. One of the most popular models for returning to [...]

How the Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Model for Education Can Benefit Your Child2020-06-20T17:36:03-05:00
18 Jun, 2020

Congratulations Mrs. Fonville: We Will Miss You!

2020-06-17T14:44:45-05:00

One of the sad things about ending the school year under quarantine is missing the opportunity to celebrate milestones. While we were able to have an online award ceremony, and an in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2020, we were unable to celebrate a significant retirement.  After decades of teaching in San Antonio Independent [...]

Congratulations Mrs. Fonville: We Will Miss You!2020-06-17T14:44:45-05:00
17 Jun, 2020

Cause and Effect of Student Procrastination: Can Intimate Teaching Help

2020-06-17T14:30:49-05:00

Procrastination Is a Human Problem Around 20% of adults are chronic procrastinators. Among students, procrastination can be serious because not keeping up with the flow of student work means that you fall behind. According to some experts, students most often procrastinate because they don't see the relevance of the future project to things that are [...]

Cause and Effect of Student Procrastination: Can Intimate Teaching Help2020-06-17T14:30:49-05:00
10 Jun, 2020

Secretly Educational Uses of Screen Time

2020-06-09T13:14:58-05:00

With many schools recently adopting an online version of their classes, the internet has never before been such a perfect tool for educating young minds. Sometimes, though, children and teens can become tired of structured learning and long for some mindless screen time. If you're wanting to give your child a little bit of a [...]

Secretly Educational Uses of Screen Time2020-06-09T13:14:58-05:00
9 Jun, 2020

Gillian Lynne’s Story and the Advantages of Private Schools for Gifted Children

2020-06-09T07:50:47-05:00

We've all heard about the advantages of private schools—from the small class sizes to the higher academic standards. Even when it comes to extracurriculars, students from private schools appear to have an advantage over students from public schools. Plus, students in private schools get more personalized attention and are able to develop better as individuals. [...]

Gillian Lynne’s Story and the Advantages of Private Schools for Gifted Children2020-06-09T07:50:47-05:00
8 Jun, 2020

The Introverted Students in Today’s School

2020-06-08T07:43:02-05:00

What Is Introversion? Introversion-extroversion is any established personality dichotomy. Psychologists fully developed this trait's measurement. However, it's complex because there many cases of false extroversion in situations where extroversion is highly desirable and introversion is less acceptable. False extroversion leads to considerable stress for introverted students. In fact, in modern schools, as in modern society, [...]

The Introverted Students in Today’s School2020-06-08T07:43:02-05:00
2 Jun, 2020

3 Reasons for Summer School in 2020

2020-06-02T10:28:38-05:00

We live in a different world today than we did just a few months ago.  The patterns and decisions of our lives has changed so dramatically, things we once thought were highly unlikely and unnecessary are now normal and wise.  For many students, 2020 may be the summer to consider summer school. I wanted to [...]

3 Reasons for Summer School in 20202020-06-02T10:28:38-05:00
1 Jun, 2020

Fun Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

2020-06-02T07:52:00-05:00

The Summer Slide sounds like something cool at the park. However, this is one piece of playground equipment your kids should avoid over the break. Also known as The Summer Slump or The Summer Learning Loss, research on this phenomenon has shown that students can forget up to a month's worth of knowledge gained throughout [...]

Fun Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide2020-06-02T07:52:00-05:00