12 Oct, 2021

How to Help Your Child Deal With the Pain of Rejection

2021-10-12T07:56:30-05:00Tuesday, October 12, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health|

Rising above rejection isn't easy at any age. However, for kids, it can be especially difficult. Whether or not we're well-received by others plays a significant role in determining how we perceive ourselves. Although learning how to overcome rejection is an essential part of growing up, certain forms of rejection can be both unhealthy and [...]

7 Oct, 2021

Invasion or Protection? The Pros and Cons of Drug Testing Your Child

2021-10-07T06:58:56-05:00Thursday, October 7, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health|

It is no secret that drug use is a widespread concern, not only for adults but for young people as well. As it becomes increasingly normal to use drugs in high school and maybe even younger, parents and teachers are doing what they can to fight this pandemic. Many parents have found that at-home drug testing [...]

1 Oct, 2021

Should Your Student Take a Gap Year?

2021-10-01T08:16:09-05:00Friday, October 1, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health, Transition Between Schools|

Most high school graduates who intend to go to college do so in the fall after graduation. However, there is another option. Taking a gap year, historically more common in Europe, has become more popular in the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged a number of students to put off enrollment for a year in [...]

17 Sep, 2021

The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Manage Stress and Conflict at School

2021-09-17T08:04:21-05:00Friday, September 17, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health|

Resilience, integrity, and the ability to effectively self-advocate are all key to your child's success. Unfortunately, these aren't inherited traits. For most people, they are gradually and thoughtfully honed through adversity, conflict, and stress. Although it's perfectly normal to want to nurture your kids, letting them navigate trials on their own teaches them more. This [...]

23 Aug, 2021

Can Video Games Boost Your Child’s Potential

2021-08-23T07:47:10-05:00Monday, August 23, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Student Health|

There's a lot of talk about how video games distract students from their work. Some people go as far as to say that teenagers should be kept away from gaming or have it strictly limited. What we don't talk about is the positive aspects of video games. In moderation, video gaming can, in fact, be good for [...]

3 May, 2021

Teenagers and Empathy: Why Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom Is Important

2021-05-03T09:56:53-05:00Monday, May 3, 2021|Education Info, Student Health, Teachers|

Teenagers and Empathy: Why Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom Is Important Ah, the smartphone. Great for many things — entertainment, hand-eye coordination, etc. — yet thoroughly detrimental to social behavior and physical interactions. With all this modern technology, our teenagers can pick a fight and start conflict with a touch of the button. There's [...]

5 Apr, 2021

Will Students and Teachers Be Wearing Masks in Fall 2021?

2021-04-05T08:05:35-05:00Monday, April 5, 2021|Education Info, Student Health, Teachers|

Now that there is a coronavirus vaccine, people are becoming cautiously optimistic about their lives going forward. Most of us have been working from home, and kids have been learning remotely throughout the pandemic. With an available vaccine, it's possible that kids will return to school in fall 2021. But will they still have to [...]

23 Mar, 2021

Dispelling 5 Myths About the Twice-Exceptional Student

2021-03-23T07:10:49-05:00Tuesday, March 23, 2021|Education Info, Student Health|

What makes gifted students exceptional? It's not always a higher intelligence or faster problem-solving. Often, children in gifted learning programs are there because they think differently. Some can see three-dimensional shapes unfold in their minds, so they excel at geometry. Alternatively, they have an unusual approach to words which becomes a talent for writing. "Gifted" [...]

23 Feb, 2021

7 Ways Parents Can Help to Reduce Student Stress

2021-02-23T14:17:34-06:00Tuesday, February 23, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Student Health|

About 45% of teens said they had felt more stress than usual during COVID-19. This is a clear testimony of the heightened level of stress students are experiencing today. A good number of students are disengaged, some are recording declining performance while others have disappeared from school altogether. The situation has left classroom teachers feeling overwhelmed, [...]

25 Jan, 2021

How Can the Flexibility of One-on-One Tutoring Help a Child Grow?

2021-01-26T07:24:26-06:00Monday, January 25, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Student Health|

If you've ever had one-on-one tutoring, then you know that the results can be dramatically different from studying in a class. It's not that the conventional method of teaching is inefficient, but the teacher's attention is divided. No matter how good a teacher is, it's just not humanly possible for them to give everyone individual [...]

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