Education Dreams

Have you ever thought what you might do if you won the lottery? Once in a while I do, but I have only played twice in the past 10 years…for about $3.00. But I can dream. I imagine what I … Continue Reading

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10 Tips for Succeeding in Online School

How to get the most from your online education. Online school students have to be self-directed and motivated to successfully achieve their online degree. To gain the most from your online school experience, you need to put in as much … Continue Reading

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Testing: a Dirty Word?

Tests come in many forms, from the standardized tests given to millions of students each year, to a complex series of routines that a doctor puts you through when you complain of a pain. Sports tryouts are also a sort … Continue Reading

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Why Online High Schools are Becoming Popular

Internet and computer-based homeschool curriculum offers a unique opportunity for students to learn at his or her own pace, but at the same time not be limited to only book learning. Most programs are media-rich with videos, audio clips, movie … Continue Reading

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Tenacity…..and Learning

I had an interesting and inspiring conversation last week. A woman called to say that her grandson—one of our middle school students—was having difficulty with math. The teacher had, it turns out, already spent a significant amount of time trying … Continue Reading

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Let’s hear it for boredom! (and creativity)

When I first read the claim in an article that ‘boredom breeds creativity,’ I was fascinated. I wish I had known this when I was young and bored, and my mother told me: “Find something constructive to do.” viagrapill.com Whoever … Continue Reading

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Tips to Help Your Teen Get the Most Out of High School

You might not understand a subject such as physics or early American literature but you can still listen to your teen talk about what is happening in class. Also listen to what is happening outside of class. Listen to what … Continue Reading

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Happiness and Education

I read an article last week about happiness and education. At first, I thought it must be just one more alarm sounded to scare people into not dropping out of high school, or college. Then, I thought, people who are … Continue Reading

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Note-Taking Tips for Virtual School Students

Note-taking skills are invaluable in the classroom, whether at a traditional or virtual school. Taking notes effectively helps students sift through a large amount of information, determine what is important, and organize it into clear and easy-to-review chunks. Effective note … Continue Reading

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Flying and Fishing: Thinking about Nothing

Fishing is King of the World of Leisure. It is a great excuse to do Nothing. Unlike other sedentary activities, where you might see the sitter with book in hand, you will never see an angler reading. He might stare … Continue Reading

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