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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.” Whoever would … Continue Reading

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Personalized Learning (PL)

I have always wondered why, after all these years, schools have not been able to break free of the shackles of the factory model. The Factory School was developed in the 19th century and has survived wars, computer revolutions and … Continue Reading

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Ills and Frills: how to save money while reassessing the frills and ‘ills’ of education

Ills and Frills: how to save money while reassessing the frills and ‘ills’ of education       It is hard to imagine how much time students spend—waste—each day in school. Many schools, unable to fill up student schedules with meaningful classes … Continue Reading

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Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) and Fitness

Online physical education, while at first glance an oxymoron (don’t you just that word?) is actually ready for primetime. It can be personalized, performed anywhere, measured and reported. Are we—you—ready for it? No matter the type of school, it is … Continue Reading

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21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills Recently—actually, for a long time—I have been thinking about the necessary skills for economic survival and well being in the 21st century. I have also thought, on more than one occasion, whether business interests should dictate the … Continue Reading

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Q&A With Obridge Academy Head of School

Each Wednesday at 11am Obridge Academy’s Head of School conducts a Q&A with new and existing students to provide an orientation and answer questions. Join us each week to meet a new student or connect with fellow students. The meeting … Continue Reading

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Google Community for Students & Parents

Join our online Google Community for parents and students here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110372859748543834780 This community offers a place for you and your family to participate in online learning interaction with other students from Obridge Academy. Stay tuned, more information will be posted … Continue Reading

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A Refuge from School Violence

As the stories of school violence continue, we share the devastation others must feel when children are harmed for senseless reasons. As school violence continues, studying online is a welcome refuge from a physical and often dangerous school setting. Parents … Continue Reading

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Obridge Academy Guidance Sessions

Obridge Academy Guidance Sessions 7-9 p.m. EST on December 9 Obridge is beginning monthly online guidance sessions to assist you with planning your life after high school. Ms. Kemberli Mayo, a certified school counselor, will be online to answer your … Continue Reading

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Bullying

We hear daily from parents who have had enough. They have had enough of their kids being pushed or abused verbally, picked on or insulted. In most cases a school district is helpless, or cannot help, or perhaps for other … Continue Reading

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